Year of Young People 2018 - the Big Takeover
Young people helped to plan, promote and also starred in a long weekend of events at the Library from 14 to 16 September 2018. it was part of The Big Takeover festival, which saw all Lerwick's major public buildings being taken over by young people for the weekend.
We invited up author Nick Sharratt - he was great! He attracted bigger crowds than the Library could hold so we took him to Mareel and the Museum to perform sold-out events.
Our group helped put on all these Library events:
Young Shetland Writer Awards with special guest Nick Sharratt
Spaceships, sharks and sausages: a storytime session with Nick Sharratt
Nick Sharratt Drawalong - two sessions
Poetry Out Loud workshop with Marjolein Robertson - 2 sessions
Murder Mystery 'The Girl With Two Faces' - 2 performances
Big Book Quiz
Poetry and cake - afternoon open mic
Our Library planning group began meeting in December 2017
Most of them, and several library staff, ended up acting in our murder mystery play, written by Marsali Taylor. We picked up a lot more performers along the way as well. Thanks so much to our team and all our young actors!