To round off 2023, and bring in 2024, Forth Valley's Lavender Lives project has running some creative workshops with young people.
Lavender Lives Part 2, funded by Youthlink Scotland's Art Fund, provides our young people with opportunities to be creative, learn new skills, meet people, build confidence and grow their employability skills.
On Saturday, we had session 2 of our Comic Book Course, led by illustrator Clare Forrest (who also works for LGBT Youth Scotland's Unseen Unheard project!). The Comic Book course introduced the participants to world of comics, with some fun creative icebreaker activities that led to the development of a final "zine" comic about self identity.
In addition, Triangle have been developing their own board game titled "COMIN' OOT!". We are hoping to develop this into a physical game, so watch this space!
Some of the young people provided us with feedback surrounding the sessions, which include:
"Openness with myself"
"I think it will build my confidence, and I love meeting new people".
If you are a young person living in Forth Valley, and are interested in getting involved, head to www.creativestirling.org/lavender-lives