Produced Moon artists launch VR Summer School at Falkirk Wheel

Jul 20, 2022

Camelon Arts and Artlink Central have joined forces with digital theatre company Produced Moon to launch a free VR summer school at The Falkirk Wheel. 

The week-long in person programme will give ten youngsters aged 12-16 from Camelon and Tamfourhill the chance to try their hand at a variety of creative activities. From song writing and making a 360-music video, to learning about climate change and creating a virtual reality experience. The summer school will run at the Falkirk Wheel from Wednesday 3rd August to Wednesday 10th August, 11am-3.30pm with a break at the weekend.

Director of Artlink Central, Kevin Harrison said: “The idea for the programme came out of a project with Falkirk High students, who worked with Produced Moon to create their own 360-climate film. In August, we’re offering ten local teens the chance to learn all about 360 VR filming with artists Leo and Mel, as well as to write and record their own song and accompanying music video. There’ll also be a series of fun activities and workshops around climate change.”

Produced Moon is known for its interactive work, ranging from escape rooms and scavenger hunts to live performances and virtual reality experiences. VR artist Melanie Frances said “If you’re interested in VR film-making, or you want to learn more about the climate crisis, or both, please come and join us at The Falkirk Wheel!”

The course is completely free. Lunch and snacks will be provided and bursaries are on offer to cover travel costs. If you are interested in taking part, email Hazel at hazel@artlinkcentral.org by Monday 25th July with your name, age, any access requirements and a sentence about you and why you’d like to attend.

The VR summer school is a Falkirk Canal Connections Project funded by the UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund.