Free creative family workshops inspired by Mary Queen of Scots and hosted as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories.
Join The Hunterian Art Gallery during Glasgow’s October school holidays for a free family programme inspired by their major exhibition 'The Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots'.
The exhibition explores how Mary has become such an iconic figure – a feminist totem, a nationalist symbol and an instantly recognisably Scottish romantic heroine.
The programme will include a series of family workshops presenting a child centred view of Mary, using the power of storytelling as a way to shape our identities. The story of Mary is one of female self-determination, of fitting into a new culture, of making friends and finding your way in an unfamiliar life.
Through different modes of storytelling – performance, illustration and creative play, families will learn about an iconic Scottish story and find their own versions.
For these sessions, an illustrator will support families in developing a Mary Queen of Scots graphic novel/comic. The activities will be complemented by costumed interpretation to bring to life the story and character of Mary.