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Posted on 09.05.18

More events set for this year's year of young people

This month will see celebrations for the Year of Young People 2018 stepping up a gear.

From food fights in the name of science to interactive gaming and virtual reality and from breath-taking aero acrobatics to thought-provoking interactive performances, May has something on offer for all ages.

Working alongside event organisers across the country, the nation’s young people have been hard at work to co-design a vibrant programme of events and festivals. Experience their creative ideas in action and see their vision come to life – be inspired by our amazing young talent.

Starting off the month and coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival returns from until 27 May with a nation-wide programme of music, film, visual art, theatre, dance, and literature under the theme of ‘Beginnings’ and a special focus on young people’s mental health.

A thought-provoking interactive performance developed by young people working with Vox Liminis who have personal experience of the imprisonment of a family member, a unique piece of film content created by young people working with Into Film Scotland, as well as a brand-new Youth Panel who have informed a series of youth-focused events are set to challenge preconceived notions about mental health.

At Dundee Design Festival (17-28 May), be dazzled by a riot of colour, music and design as Dundee’s first ever Design Parade (26 May) presents young people’s creations inspired by design objects and stories from UNESCO Cities of Design around the world. Or come along to the PechaKucha Night (23 May), an explosion of quick-fire presentations in a 20 seconds x 20 slides format.

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