In April 2018 we worked with our sister project ‘Curious Routes’ in Edinburgh to bring a series of month long activity to Broxburn United Sports Club’s ‘Alive and Kicking’ group. We developed a programme of activity that would feed into common interests in the environment, keeping fit and creativity.
A varied programme of walking, bird watching, fishing, cooking, cricket, indoor exercise, making, writing and music was put together led by our community experts. Dorothy Livingston shared her amazing skills in making; Ian Lurinsky enthused fellow anglers; Peter Johnstone got folk thinking about music and songwriting and the birdwatching knowledge of John Gordon inspired a series of walks.
Based on this time together we are now putting together a series of specific workshops with Broxburn United in filmmaking, music and making for Spring 2019.
Curious Routes participant, Franco D’Acunto, being Italian appreciates food for its cullinary benefits but also its social bringing together. This became really important in our week to week workshops.
Leylines volunteer, Anna Becker from Broxburn once lived in Tanzania where BUSC alive and kicking participant Mark hails from. They struck up a great friendship and worked closely together on an art piece.
Leylines participant, Ian Lurinsky ran fly tying workshops
Dorothy Livingston, Anna Becker and Francesca Nobilucci worked with a group to create a material collage later made into a banner.
In 2019 we hope to work together again and bring another series of workshops to BUSC.
Leylines participant, Peter Johnstone worked with folk to run songwriting workshops
Being a sports club we were able to share our keen interest in Table tennis and cricket.
One of Lesley Fairlies creations.
Curious Routes participant, Lee Ritchie brought his artistic talent to create printing workshops.
This got rid of a lot of frustration.