Edinburgh International Festival – 2021

PAMIS are delighted to have been invited to share three events at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival.

On Monday 16th August, the Storytellers are the PAMIS Art for Wellbeing group and Maureen Phillip who join Author Alexandra Strick and Illustrator Steve Anthony for ‘Just Be Yourself’. This is a powerful and uplifting story about a group of children as they grow up and discover what they want to be in the new picture book ‘You Can!’

On Thursday 19th August, join Maureen Phillip, Heather Molloy and The Arts End of Somewhere amongst other panellists for ‘Opening Up Books: Creating Book Events For People With Learning Disabilities’ as part of the festival’s the Business of Books series.

The Arts End of Somewhere will also be launching their first multi-sensory picture book ‘The Kippford Mermaid’ on the festival’s learning site which will be available for the duration of the festival.

Annan History Town Festival – 2021

The Battle of Brunanbuhr – We are pleased to have been invited to collaborate with the Annan History Town Festival for their first festival celebrating the vast history and heritage within this area of Dumfries and Galloway.

Set on Burnswark Hill, this multi-sensory story explores this famous battle where King Athelstan and his brother Edmund fought the King of Dublin.

The Battle of Brunanbuhr booklet(1)

In this resource, you will find a copy of the story and the props you will need to join in at home.

Edinburgh International Book Festival – 2020

Felix After The Rain – written by Dunja Jogan and adapted as a multi-sensory story by Maureen Phillip, PAMIS

 

Felix After The Rain

 


Felix After the Rain: A Sensory Story from PAMIS – Learning | Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest.co.uk)

This was a particularly special project as it allowed people with PMLD to be included in a festival as performers for the first time. Two songs were composed by Fiona Sharp of F Sharp Music and taught to musicians with PMLD in workshops. These were then recorded and included to help tell this story about a little boy struggling with anxiety.

Download the Felix After the Rain Resource

In this resource, you will find a copy of the story and the props you will need to join in at home.

For more information about this event visit the festival’s learning page
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This event was made possible by funding from Shared Care Scotland


nithraid river festival

Nithraid Festival – 2020

A Norse Creation Story – a multi-sensory story created by Heather Molloy, PAMIS in partnership with Simon Lidwell of WordSmith Crafts.

 

Multi-Sensory Norse Creation Myth

 

Originally shared in August 2020 as part of the Nithraid Festival in Dumfries organised by The Stove Network. Learn about a mystic cow and a giant that gave birth to the world in this Viking-inspired tale.

In this resource, you will find a copy of the story and the props you will need to join in at home. For extra Viking-inspired sensory fun, here is Simon Lidwell with some extra sensory creative fun.

 

Viking Mindful Awareness

 

Mindful Green Man Making

 

Mindful String Making

 

       This event and accompanying resources were made possible by support from the Holywood Trust.


festival of folklore

 

 

Festival of Folklore – 2020

Heather and Mostly Ghostly – taken by Allan Devlin for DG Life Magazine

 

Mostly Ghostly Tours are the award-winning creators of a unique range of ghost and local history tours in Dumfries and Galloway. In 2019, they launched the first Festival of Folklore which aims to celebrate folklore in its rich and varied forms in the beautiful surroundings of Upper Nithsdale. PAMIS were approached in 2020 to develop a multi-sensory adaptation to a story written by John Hill and Kathleen Cronie of Mostly Ghostly Tours and a fabulous partnership began. We are looking forward to exploring future collaborations with Mostly Ghostly as they continue to work towards the accessibility of this fabulous festival.

The Sanquhar Fairies – written by Mostly Ghostly Tours and adapted by Heather Molloy

The Sanquhar Fairies

 

A spooky tale about a curious fairy by the name of Bartholomew who discovers a secret tunnel underneath Sanquhar Castle.

In this resource, you will find a copy of the story and the props you will need to join in at home.

More Fairy Magic – Join Caroline Hill for some more fairy inspired crafts in these sensory craft videos. Find more here and here on Facebook.

This event and accompanying resources were made possible by support from PAMIS.


Wild Goose Festival – 2020

wild goose festival

Multi-Sensory Migration – written and Directed by Heather Molloy, Choreographed by Lucy McGill, and Performed by Katie Wright and Skye Hughes of The Arts End of Somewhere.

Multi Sensory Migration Film

The performance follows the story of the amazing migration of the barnacle geese that travel from Svalbard in Norway every year to Caerlaverock in Dumfries. Created in partnership with The Stove Network, WWT Caerlaverock and Moat Brae.

In this resource, you will find a copy of the story and the props you will need to join in at home.

This event and accompanying resources were made possible by support from The Holywood Trust and The Stove Network.

           


Wildhood Festival

The lovely Tullibole Castle, among endless hills, dense forest and lush vegetation is the setting for this wonderful children’s festival. The story yurt, accessible games, sensory crafts, music, the relaxing sound tent and pony axes all help to create a wonderful festival experience for the whole family where people can relax and enjoy the festival atmosphere. Thanks to a grant from Shared Care Scotland PAMIS families were able to enjoy the festival. Watch the Wildhood film commissioned by Shared Care Scotland to get a flavour of this experience.