Aug 17 2012 Ayrshire Post (main ed)
IT’S NOT all about the music at Live@ Troon.
The event which hits the town later this month will also feature a series of fun workshops on Saturday, September 1 at various venues.
Educational workshops such as Jo Jingles will provide fun music entertainment for young children while there are also songwriting and drumming master classes.
One of these workshops comes in the form of free parkour workshops presented by the National Theatre of Scotland at Troon Old Parish Church.
Simon Sharkey, director of Jump explains all about parkour: “Many people know it as free running.
“What parkour involves is groups of kids moving gracefully over and under obstacles.”
He added: “You have to be strong and work well on your own as well as with others.”
Simon believes his groups work can appeal to anyone no matter their age.
“The workshop that we are putting on at Live@Troon is an opportunity for anyone to learn about parkour and anybody can get involved with it.
“People who do parkour are pre-dominantly kids but adults always show interest as well- as our message says we are a theatre without walls.”
Simon hopes that the National Theatre of Scotland can engage with the people of Troon during their time in the town.
“When we bring our shows around Scotland we always look to engage with the local community; that’s conducive of us coming.
“Parkour is one of the fastest growing performances that can easily work in theatre so I am expecting a lot of interest for the limited workshop places.”
For more information on any of the Live@Troon workshops visit the website at www.liveattroon.com/workshops
Turn to page 108 for more on Live@Troon.