This summer Glenlee will play host to five performers who will lead exciting, innovative and thought provoking workshops and performances for our visitors. Each performer will run workshops on Monday and Friday afternoons from 12pm - 3pm, with three performances per day. There will be a small number of tickets available to book ahead for the Monday workshops, but otherwise it will be first-come first serve. Children have to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Click here to book your spots. The workshops are free, but booking is recommended
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Week One - Monday 12th July and Friday 16th July
Daniel Serridge - Six silly ships sail silently to shore - An interactive story and wordplay session for all the family
Storyteller Daniel Serridge will lead a group of strangers through a succession of silly stories, signals and signs in this interactive wordplay workshop for all the family. Your mission should you choose to accept it is to try and get a message to someone, anyone, before your time runs out. Whether you move, mouth and Morse, or shout, sing, and semaphore you must connect with another ship that sails across the creaking tween deck of the Glenlee. Come join Daniel on a silly exploration of what it means to connect with world around us after we’ve spent so long in our own boats.
Week Two - Monday 19th and Friday 23rd July
Jan Bee Brown - Tall Ship Shanties & Even Taller Tales
Set sail with stories! If Jan isn’t telling tales on Tall Ships you’ll find her coastal rowing in The Firth of Forth so her willow creel is full of sea shanties, nautical tales, eco quests, monsters, stowaways, and feisty female pirates…stories of the sea, sometimes tall and often true! Jan's performances will take place on the weather deck of Glenlee and so do not require booking.
Week Three - Monday 26th July and Friday 30th July
Melanie Jordan - Fish & Ships!
Join our onboard explorer Mel for clowning, silliness and the serious task of finding the world’s best fish & ships! Suitable for all ages and abilities. Red noses provided. Mel is a clown and theatre maker based in Glasgow who makes performance in theatres, on streets, on screens and now, on ships! Her aim is to explore our shared humanity with curiosity and humour. She is Physical Theatre Practitioner with Surge, and co-Artistic Director of feminist theatre company Jordan & Skinner.
Week Four - Monday 2nd August and Friday 6th August
Stephen Halkett - Save the Planet
Glaswegian comic and science teacher Stephen Halkett is your host for a fun filled interactive show on how to save our beautiful planet. You see, the thing is, our Earth needs rescuing from this global warming ‘thingy’. We need to cut out those smelly greenhouse gases and we need your help! There will be loads of games, jokes and laughter along the way and quite possibly the odd ‘bottom burp’ sound! Oh, and there will be prizes!
Come along and together we will Save the Planet!!
Suitable for ages 5+
Week Five - Monday 9th and Friday 13th August
Rachel Rostock is a dance tutor who enjoys using creative movement to explore the space around us, and what better place to explore than a real life pirate ship! Join her as we dive deep under the sea, dance with some sea creatures, then climb aboard the deck to become boogying pirates!
This event has been funded by Museums Galleries Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s Get into Summer programme, supporting opportunities for children and young people to socialise, play and reconnect this summer.