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Aye Can with the Glasgow and District Burns Association

Summer School for young people

Introduction

After the success of last year’s summer school we are delighted to offer this two-day course which explores the vibrancy and importance of Scots language at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Over the two days you will have the opportunity to learn about the Scots language and develop your understanding of Scottish culture through songs, poetry and games.

We will travel to 1796, the year of Robert Burns’ passing. You will work together as a group, creating a joyous and poignant memorial to the Scottish Bard’s work and life, reflecting on the people of the time and how he will be remembered in the future.

The course will be delivered by theatre-maker and performer, Ishbel McFarlane and RCS Visiting Professor, Fred Freeman.

This summer school is delivered in partnership with the Glasgow and District Burns Association.

 

Introduction

After the success of last year’s summer school we are delighted to offer this two-day course which explores the vibrancy and importance of Scots language at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Over the two days you will have the opportunity to learn about the Scots language and develop your understanding of Scottish culture through songs, poetry and games.

We will travel to 1796, the year of Robert Burns’ passing. You will work together as a group, creating a joyous and poignant memorial to the Scottish Bard’s work and life, reflecting on the people of the time and how he will be remembered in the future.

The course will be delivered by theatre-maker and performer, Ishbel McFarlane and RCS Visiting Professor, Fred Freeman.

This summer school is delivered in partnership with the Glasgow and District Burns Association.

 

Financial support



Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Lifelong Learning courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

More information about the Agnes Allan Bursary.

 





James McAvoy Drama Scholarships

Bafta-winning and Golden Globe nominated actor James McAvoy is committed to nurturing the creative potential of young Scots who experience barriers to access and participate in drama at RCS Lifelong Learning.

James is a graduate of the BA Acting programme at RCS and Patron of the Junior Conservatoire of Drama. The Glasgow-born actor has funded the new James McAvoy Drama Scholarships to enable young people to experience the world-class drama training at RCS as he did.

The scholarship aims to support applicants who would otherwise find meeting the cost of tuition fees at RCS a barrier to accessing pre-Higher Education drama training at the Royal Conservatoire.

More information about the James McAvoy Drama Scholarship.



Staying in Glasgow

Many of our students travel from across the world to join us for an open day, study on a short course or attend a summer school at the Royal Conservatoire.

Residential accommodation for summer school students travelling within the UK or from overseas is available at Liberty House. This is the student accommodation that our full-time students use during term time. Please note that this accommodation is only for students aged 16+.

The modern, self-contained flats are located in the city centre of Glasgow, just ten minutes walk from the Royal Conservatoire. They consist of single en-suite units and have a communal kitchen that you can use to store and prepare food during your stay. You can find more information on their website.

For 2017 summer school students, the prices start at £139.50 for 7 nights (excluding bedding pack). Kitchen packs/items are included as standard for Summer School students. Bedding packs are not provided in the bedrooms, but can be purchased from Liberty House for £30 on application.

Places are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you have any access requirements, Liberty Living are happy to discuss accommodation arrangements to ensure they suit you.

The Conservatoire is not able to make reservations on your behalf. Please contact Liberty Living with any queries on +44 (0)141 248 9949 or libertyhouse-glasgow@libertyliving.co.uk.

If you are having trouble finding accommodation, please contact us directly and we will aim to help you find somewhere to stay.

If you would prefer to stay in hostel, B&B or hotel, click see our list of short term accommodation in Glasgow for a list of alternative accommodation or you can see the Visit Scotland website.

 

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Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers for our Lifelong Learning courses, take a look.

To receive the promotional offer code, contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk before booking a course.

 

Who is this course for?

This course is for any young person who has an interest in the Scots language and who wants to find out more about the work of Robert Burns.

You can listen to some of the work from our previous Aye Can students on SoundCloud.