WHO WE ARE
Oak Note Theatre (OAK NOTE SCIO) uses workshops and musical stories to encourage young people to recognise themselves as positive influences on their communities and their environment.
We deliver our projects, including shows and workshops, to early years and primary school groups around Scotland, creating awareness within local communities of issues that will have a profound impact on their future, both locally and globally; with a focus on ecological issues and issues of division within communities.
Our aim is to build confidence at grassroots level - you can make a difference no matter how small you are! We encourage positive action to make communities healthier, cleaner, safer and with equal opportunity for all.
WHAT WE DO
"Are Ye Dancin'?"
An intergenerational oral history project, facilitating primary schools and their community elders in collecting, preserving and celebrating memories of the Scottish Dance Hall Scene.
Through a series of interactive workshops, they will identify and record memories, share dance, music and entertainment customs & gain a greater knowledge of this rich seem in our heritage.
Training workshops for primary age children, designed with Alzheimer Association Scotland, will strengthen these interactions, and music will be used as catalyst for sparking memories and starting conversations.
We are working in Clydebank, Perth & Edinburgh, bringing everything together online here.
Using recorded memories of their elders as a starting point, primary children will learn about social heritage and build relationships with the older generation through interpreting and developing creative work in response to their community’s personal histories of Scottish Dance Hall and its music, including radio plays and paintings. Along with the recorded memories, these will feature in a final exhibition & online here, ensuring the legacy of the project and acting as a stimulus for further community conversations.
Please go to Are Ye Dancin'? for more...