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As part of The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival’s programme to celebrate 2018 as Year of Young People we are delighted to be working with Notre Dame Primary School and Hillhead Library on a project that explores different ways of discussing mental health with children.

Dancing Libraries is supported by the Year of Young People 2018 event fund, managed by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland's Events Directorate.

 All images by Jassy Earl.

All images by Jassy Earl.

Over three weeks pupils from P5A, P5B and P5C will become part of Cultured Mongrel’s creative team. Travelling to Hillhead Library in small groups, they will use children book’s that explore mental health to inspire site specific choreographies which tackle a variety of themes including friendship; loneliness; coping with angry feelings; anxiety and ways to talk about how you feel. Their choreographies will be created on Cultured Mongrel dancers Emma and James, recorded by Jassy Earl and then installed in the library using QR codes so the performances can remain in the library for community members and library users to access via their smartphones.

Follow us on Twitter @culturedmongrel to see how we are getting on.

In 2018, Scotland puts its young people in the spotlight, celebrating their talents, contributions and creating new opportunities for them to shine. The year of Young People 2018 is a year-long programme of events and activities that will give young people in Scotland the opportunity to show the world what they are made of.

Find out more about Year of Young People.

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