Rovin’ Tales is a Roaring Success
A joyful journey of live music, drama and film travelled across the north east coast of Scotland on Friday 10 August, in a series of pop-up performances to celebrate the arrival of world-class performing arts training in Aberdeenshire.
Rovin’ Tales officially launched the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland North East Arts Hub (RCS North East Arts Hub), a partnership between the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council.
Rovin’ Tales put creativity at the heart of communities with four performances, in four coastal towns, in one single day. The event showcased the work of more than 30 teenagers who spent an intensive week taking part in skills development workshops with RCS staff. The final performance of the day was held in Fraserburgh Town Hall and was attended by VIPs who marked the success of the project.
The RCS North East Arts Hub offers a range of programmes for all ages including traditional music, composition, drama, filmmaking and choir groups. Encompassing the areas of Banff, Macduff, Fraserburgh and Peterhead, it is not rooted in any one town or venue, but is an Aberdeenshire-wide initiative. It is funded in partnership by the Royal Conservatoire, Aberdeenshire Council, the Royal Conservatoire’s Transitions programme and Creative Scotland, and is part of a commitment to ensuring as many people as possible across Scotland have access to performing arts education.
Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said: “The RCS North East Arts Hub is an exciting new initiative which enables us to work collaboratively to put creativity and arts education at the centre of local communities, as well as identifying and helping to develop the next generation of performing artists and cultural leaders from across Scotland.”
Councillor Anne Stirling, Aberdeenshire Council’s Communities Committee chair, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for young people living across Aberdeenshire. It will give them the chance to develop their performing and production skills under the supervision of world class musicians and tutors. We are proud to be working with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on the North East Arts Hub, an exciting and innovative project, which will give young people fantastic experiences.”