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Year of Young People 2018 - the Big Takeover

Year of Young People 2018 logo

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.

Big Takeover evaluaton video

Big Takeover short video

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

Shetland Library YOYP planning group 2018

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!

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