This City

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THIS CITY:
YOU DESERVE TO BE HERE AS MUCH AS ANYONE ELSE

 

In preparation for National Festival of Youth Theatre (2008) we teamed up with a group of young people from the city of Aberdeen, three local trainee leaders, and Designer Rachel O’Neill. Together we created ‘THIS CITY’ an interactive creative project aiming to find new and interesting ways to introduce the city of Aberdeen to its visiting guests.

Over the summer we took a set of huge white letters spelling THIS CITY out into the streets and completed a series of tasks designed to engage with the people and places of Aberdeen.

We collected stories from passers by, made the longest ever list of things worth knowing about the city, created encouraging banners for the general public and hosted the record attempt for the most amount of people to line dance together in Aberdeen.

The result of these tasks and the experiences made up the THIS CITY performance which opened the NFYT Festival in Aberdeen in October 2008.

This project was commissioned and funded by Promote YT (Scotland)