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Young Quines

Young Quines are our FREE theatre and drama groups for young women aged 14 – 18 in Fife.

Groups meet weekly to develop theatre skills, build community and explore their experiences through creativity.

The sessions are led by professional theatre-makers. Throughout the year there are also theatre trips, workshops from visiting artists and opportunities to share your creative work.

Young people who are non-binary, trans and exploring their gender identity are very welcome.  

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Introducing Younger Quines

Younger Quines is a new theatre and drama group for younger girls aged 9–13 in Fife! It’s also FREE to attend.

The group started in September 2022 in Buckhaven Community Education Centre.

Younger Quines is a space for girls to be creative and explore their own ideas.

Young people who are non-binary, trans and exploring their gender identity are also very welcome.  

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Meet Rachel-Jane Morrison

Rachel-Jane is a theatre-maker, director and community arts practitioner from Levenmouth in Fife.

She came up with the idea for Young Quines and asked us to create the project with her. We’re excited to be working with her and other amazing theatre-makers to run these theatre and drama groups.

Watch this video to see her explain more about Young Quines and what to expect when you join.

Group of young women and non-binary people standing in a half circle in a workshop
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Meet the team

Our Young Quines groups are being led by these brilliant artists.

  • Rowan Heggie
  • Rachael Keiller (maternity leave)
  • Catriona Kirk
  • Rachel-Jane Morrison
  • Katrine Turner

“I love my life here.” – Participant 

Further details  

Young Quines groups:

  • are co-created with participants; 
  • tackle issues related to gender, race, ability, age, experience and geography;
  • are designed to support the needs and dreams of the young people we work with; 
  • build social inclusion and community cohesion;
  • are based in areas that benefit from increased access to cultural opportunities;
  • support access for those who require it. 

Participants:

  • creatively reflect and re-imagine their stories; 
  • develop emotional resilience;
  • have support at a time when the mental health of young people has been significantly impacted. 

 

“Young Quines distracts me from whatever is going on outside and I can get lost in it.” – Participant 

A Young Quines participant wearing overalls covered in paint, bending down to touch a large sheet of brightly coloured art on the ground
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Three young women at Jupiter Artland looking at a bronze statue of a women by Tracey Emin
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Take Up Space

In Summer 2022, Young Quines participants were invited to Jupiter Artland to see Tracey Emin’s new sculpture. We used the experience as the basis for a two-week summer project called Take Up Space.

The group worked together at the Raeburn Hall in Kirkcaldy with artists and facilitators to explore the themes. The project closed with a performance sharing for family and friends.

Culture Collective fund logo - funder of Young Quines

Young Quines is Stellar Quines project within the national programme called Culture Collective, coordinated by Creative Scotland. As part of their Covid response, the Scottish Government made a £6M investment into the Culture Collective programme, to place creative practitioners in communities in 26 projects around Scotland.

Large numbers of creative freelancers lost their income because of the Covid pandemic and people in communities are also experiencing real difficulties. The basic principle of Culture Collective is simple – to pay creatives to work with communities.

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Support Us

Stellar Quines runs a range of projects working with youth groups, especially those who might not have had the opportunity to experience or make theatre before.

If you would like to support our work, please consider making a regular or one-off donation to our programme.

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The Young Quines participants running forward during the theatre workshop
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