Children and Young People's Events

This year we are running two performance projects for young people in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

We're thrilled to be celebrating Year of Young People, by working with young people across the two cities. In Glasgow we are working towards 'Oshun and The Gold -A New Anansi Tale' a new show as part of Festival 2018, with performances in August. In Edinburgh we are working with National Theatre of Scotland, performance artist Thulani Rachia and young people across the city, to develop a new performance which will take place at the National Museum of Scotland in October 2018.

Find out how more below and how to get involved!


Oshun and the gold - a new anansi tale

A new performance project made with young people in Glasgow!

Monday Classes with Will Freeman (8 years+)

  • 4-5pm
  • The Pearce Institute (840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 3UU)
  • Classes run until Mon 25th June 2018
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We are looking for performers to be in our new show called Oshun and The Gold: A New Anansi Tale.

During our FREE Summer School there will movement sessions, gymnastics, storytelling, drama and contemporary dances of African Diaspora (Hip Hop, Afro-beat). Together we will be working towards our new performance as part of Glasgow's European Championships Festival 2018

Take Part in the Summer School

  • Summer School is for 7 to 18 years
  • Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced dancers

Summer School at Kinning Park Complex

  • Mon 2nd - Fri 6th July, 10am -2pm (week 1)
  • Tues 30th July - Fri 4th Aug, 10am-2pm (week 2)

FREE! Places are limited. To book a place or for more information please contact: or 07477 699 570  (text, call, whatsapp)


About the Performance:

Follow Anansi's journey of writing their own future. See Anansi flourish and take off like an acrobat! Project X present a playful dance theatre production made with young people in Glasgow.

Performance Dates:


Supported by Festival 2018, the cultural programme for Glasgow 2018 European Championships.


Chronicles - Retelling The Story

We will be working with young people in Edinburgh, creating an alternative guide through Edinburgh's National Museum as never experienced before; bringing together music, movement and performance to uncover hidden and imagined histories underneath the surface of what we think we know.

Are you aged 14-25 and interested in dance, music, storytelling or performance?

Come along to our taster drop in workshop on Saturday 16th June 2018 from 12.30-2pm at Leith Dockers Club (17 Academy St, EH6 7EE Edinburgh).

Get in touch for more information or if you'd like to be involved!

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“Lovely people. My boys had some priceless moments at the summer school.”
— Parent of Summer School Partcipant
“My daughter attended the summer school this year was greeted with smiles and enthusiasm and has had an absolute blast all week. Learning some brilliant moves and meeting some fantastic people. She’d come home every night tired but full of fire and it finished with a really welcoming community event with delicious foods, storytelling and the kids showcasing their works! awesome! looking forward to seeing her perform alongside this amazing project tomorrow at the Merchant City Festival
— Parent of Summer School Participant
When is the next event. We can’t wait to come back
— Parent of Summer School

Chronicles is part of National Theatre of Scotland’s Futureproof festival marking Scotland’s Year of Young People in 2018. A major radical new festival of international performing arts, created by young people working alongside renowned Scottish, British and international theatre practitioners.

Ten companies and artists specialising in daring new work will embed themselves in ten communities around the country, working with local groups of young people to co-create, design, develop and stage a piece of performance. Ten productions will then take place in cities and locations across Scotland as part of the Futureproof festival in September and October 2018.


If you would like to book a workshop for your class or community group you can find our contact details here

For more images check out are archive here


Previous - Project X Summer School 2017

In July 2017, we are ran a free summer school for 8-13 years at The African Arts Centre from Monday 17th -Friday 21st. 

The five day programme included; learning traditional African Dances, as well as more contemporary styles. There were storytelling sessions, costume making and movies celebrating dances of the African Diaspora!

Supported by BEMIS and Visit Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology we held the Let's Dance Carnival on Friday 21st July. This celebration event  showcased what the young people created, as well as performances from Divine Tasinda, and storytelling from Gift Amu Logoste to celebrate our African Diaspora heritage. 

To finish off the summer school, on Saturday 22nd July we performed as part of Glasgow’s Merchant City Festival

Images by Jassy Earl and Alhadji Mauricia

Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.
— Frantz Fanon