Great fun this week as PACE launched their Right Start workshops for the start of Autumn/ Winter 2013. Members of PACE from s1 through to s6 got involved up to their “shining PACE eyes” in what Right Start had to offer. Some opted for 1 night of workshops some for all 3 – and everyone who took part is better for it. Great to see some new PACE stepping up to the line ready for the Go! From eager new Juniors through to veteran Senior Express – we saw a whole range of experience and ability – doing their thing – and in the words of one of the songs we used “…losing their minds but having a ball! “ We met bagpipe players – sleep cacklers – farm girls – majorettes- curly toed- hang pinkies- tomato sauce and escalator fearers – heard about things broken and mended- celebrities met and ambitions dreamed of … In short ” a guid time was had by all!” Which only goes to show that things are right there on your PACE doorstep if you want to reach up and ring that bell to let us know you are there! The RS workshops took place on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday last week and about 150 PACE Studio Times members took part. The workshops were mainly designed to see people ‘in action’ and to try to introduce some new “creative talent ” into the Spires Scene. One thing for sure – Creative Talent is alive and kicking in “Right Start” Many will now be invited to join our Spires Theatre Scene Projects and Spires Theatre Education Programmes for this term because of their enthusiasm and inventive approach to the movement – voice and performance workshops we offered. The Workshops were run by PACE’s Artistic Director – Mhairi Gilbert and on hand to assist were members of Firefly – part of The Spires Theatre Scene Education Programme – drama module courses. Firelfy were blown away by some of the new PACE members they saw and excited that many may be joining them for project work this term. As one FIrefly said on leaving the final workshop senior session: ” keeps you at the top of your game – knowing that someone new is nibbling away at your creative toes” So Spires Theatre – watch out – there’s some new colourful new drama fish in the PACE pond- better keep up the swimming !