This year’s Renfrewshire Witch Hunt is set to take place on October 5 in Paisley Town Centre and we’re aiming to make it the biggest and best yet. Last year’s Witch Hunt was deemed a huge success by Renfrewshire council, MSPs and all those involved in the project. The event provides a unique opportunity to bring together the community, on a day which interactively explores a fascinatingly dark period in Renfrewshire’s past. On the back of such a success however, we now need even more people to get involved and help us make RWH 2013 a truly unforgettable occasion.
From the 5th to the 10th of August we are hosting a community recruitment initiative in which anyone is invited to drop by, have a chat and discuss how they can take part. There are a wide variety of opportunities with acting, costume production and stewarding being just a few. Drama, outreach and community groups are also encouraged to come along.
At the end of the week, Saturday 10th, we will be staging a family afternoon in the town centre complete with workshops, craft sessions and several other fun and engaging activities. Stephen Clancy, a history expert from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), will also be in attendance to offer an informed and deeply interesting account of what went on all those years ago. The event is completely free and there will still be opportunities to get signed up.
So if you’re interested in meeting new people, gaining some real CV – worthy experience and making a positive and meaningful contribution to the community then why not come along over the course of the week, sign up, get involved, and help us make RWH 2013 a day to remember!
Monday 11am – 4pm – General Volunteering for main event and shop/other / Media / Photographers / Film Makers / Blogger / Journalists /
Tuesday 11am – 4pm – Outreach / Community Groups / Are you interested in theatre, acting and Scottish history? Are you a member of a community or drama group or are you a youth group leader?
Thursday 1pm- 4pm – Costume design and making / Craft Making
Friday 11am – 4pm – Acting/Drama – Get a chance to sign up and become part of the main performance on the big event day or to go out on touring exhibitions across Renfrewshire