Jedburgh abbey to benefit from creative thinking

Jedburgh youth cafe CO2 is involved in an art project launched recently, as a partnership between Education Scotland and Creative Scotland to engage different groups to do something creative in their community.

Kathleen O’Neill, who helped make this happen in Jedburgh, told us that they were employing local artists to work with young people in creating pieces of art. The idea is to create glasswork to be displayed in the abbey near Easter.

The group of young people were getting an introduction to glasswork by Inge Panneels from Lilliesleaf, an expert in glassmaking.

Chatting beforehand about what they wanted to put on their piece of glass, a popular choice among the girls was flowers.

The course will consist of six workshops, the last being the unveiling of their creations in the abbey. Accompanying the glasswork will be a video showing the young people as they work to create their glasswork.

There’s a great deal more going on in Jedburgh and Ancrum, though:

Borders Youth Theatre workshops, Jedburgh Grammar School, Thursdays: age eight – P7, 4-5.30pm; S1- 25, 5457.15pm.

£45 for 10 weeks. Call 07896 620404.

Beavers: Wednesday 6-7pm Jedburgh Town Hall £15 per school term.

Cubs: Wednesday 7-9pm Jedburgh Town Hall £15 per school term.

Scouts: Monday 7-9pm Jedburgh Grammar School games hall.

Drop in @ CO2, Monday, 6.30-9pm; Wednesday, 6-9pm; Friday, 6 -10pm.

Ancrum Youth Club @ Village Hall: March 1, 15 and 29, 6.30-8pm each day.

Army cadets, Monday 7-9pm, Old Bongate, phone 07842 701657.

Jedburgh Swimming Pool: aquacise sessions Monday and Wednesday, 7-7.45pm £4.45; Inflatable session Friday 6.30-8pm, plus Saturday and Sunday sessions.

Hamster Ball water walkers will be returning on the March 10.

Jedburgh Sports Centre: a wide variety of classes suitable for all ages – take a peek at the noticeboard for a full list.