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In the past your school may have joined us in Wigtown to take part in one or a handful of events. Despite things still looking a little different in Wigtown this year we feel it is important to ensure young people have the opportunity to engage in quality arts events.

Working with our local primary school in Wigtown and high school in Newton Stewart, we invite you to join their classes digitally to experience our first online education programme, livestreamed to your school and others around the region.

This year’s education programme features familiar names such as Jonathan Meres, Alastair Chisholm and Imogen Stirling alongside some new faces to the festival including Adam Bushnell, Madeline Pinkerton and Caleb Azumah Nelson. The programme explores poetry, illustration, creative writing and storytelling with themes of resilience, equality and friendship. See the full education programme below.

The Outrage

William Hussey | The Outrage
Mon 27 Sep | 9.15am
Ages 13-15 (S3-4)

You know, when you live in a time of progress, it seems that progress is the only possible way. The idea that everything we'd gained, all of those hard-won rights, could be taken away from us, and that open minds could be closed again? But then the Outrage happened.  Welcome to a country, where the Protectorate enforces the Public Good. Here, there are rules for everything - what to eat, what to wear, what to do, what to say, what to read, what to think, who to obey, who to hate, who to love. Your safety is assured, so long as you follow the rules.