As part of Scotland’s Year of Stories, The Cumnock Tryst brought 70 young people from Lochnorris Primary School to Crawick Multiverse in early November to kick start their research into how we can all have an impact on our environment.
Over the coming weeks, the young people will be working with early years music specialist, Naheed Cruickshank and the Cumnock Tryst Artistic Director, Sir James MacMillan CBE, to write songs and instrumental music that explores their response to the environment in which they live.
Crawick Multiverse near Sanquhar in Upper Nithsdale offers the perfect location for creative learning as a unique and inspirational example of how we can shape the environment around us. As a former open cast coal mine, the Multiverse has been transformed into a spectacular 55 -acre environmental artwork and visitor attraction inspired by the sun, stars and colliding galaxies and offers a wealth of inspiration for all who visit.
From giant conical mounds representing the colliding galaxies, a huge avenue of standing stones and even more spectacular features inspired by the wonders of the cosmos, it is the perfect setting for educating young people about the world around them.
“Compose the Environment” will be the opening event in The Cumnock Tryst’s winter concert series which is a celebration of creativity focusing on the environment and how we can all impact the area in which we live.
This is a very special concert, open to all, and will also feature a trio of professional musicians who will perform alongside the young people. The event will take place on Friday 16th December at Barony Hall, Auchinleck Road, KA18 1RS and is free to attend.
Crawick Multiverse Trust are delighted to be collaborating with The Cumnock Tryst and Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 and this creative partnership is just one example of the many community benefits that the Multiverse can offer.
Brian Johnson, Operations Manager said, “It has been a pleasure to work with The Cumnock Tryst and to welcome the young people to the Multiverse to help inspire their creativity and musical talents. We look forward to the concert and hearing their songs and music”
This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.