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Borders Young Creatives at the Book Festival

Visitors to Borders Book Festival will have an opportunity to see the one-person play, 147Hz Can’t Pass by emerging artist, Ink Asher Hemp who developed this piece as part of the Scottish Youth Theatre’s ‘Making Space’ programme, thanks to our Borders Young Creatives.

The performance develops into an imaginative, poetic monologue which examines the intricacies of coming out as trans non-binary. It is an honest, thought-provoking piece of theatre which is both enjoyable and educational.        

Last November, Borders Young Creatives attended ‘Chrysalis’ a Youth Theatre Festival at The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, where they saw three pieces of theatre, one of which was particularly memorable: 147Hz Can’t Pass, an honest, unapologetic and relatable introduction to a trans non-binary experience today. They decided they wanted to bring this piece of theatre to the Borders, and as a result of a new partnership between themselves and the Scottish Borders Book Festival, 147Hz Can’t Pass will be showing on Saturday 15 June in The Orchard as part of the book festival.

Ayliffe Rose, our Youth Arts Mentor said, “Borders Young Creatives is excited to be bringing 147Hz Can’t Pass to the Borders Book Festival. After seeing the performance, the young people have worked hard to bring the show to the Borders, and we look forward to sharing this important piece of theatre with a new audience.”

Borders Young Creatives are funded by LEADER and Creative Scotland, involving a group of twelve 16 to 24-year olds who have each been trained to become promoters in their own communities by Live Borders. Borders Young Creatives has been working in partnership with the Borders Book Festival to plan this event, which has also led to one of the young members, Esmé Biggar, undertaking a work placement with the festival team in the run up to the event.

The performance starts at 18:00 on Saturday 15 June in the Orchard Marquee, The Orchard, St Mary’s Road, Melrose.

Tickets are from £7, available from www.hubtickets.co.uk/bordersbookfestival.

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