The AMP Team

What is A.M.P?

A.M.P. is a performing arts week run by Out of the Box (Scotland) Ltd, where young people can make new friends, develop creative skills and grow in faith. Each person attending will have a choice of creative streams where they will have the opportunity to work alongside professionals from the performing arts towards an end of week showcase where they can put all their new skills into practise. As well as the creative streams (more details below) we will also be filming a Sci-Fi Musical based on the story of Daniel, set on an Alien planet.


Who is A.M.P aimed at?

Young people:
currently in Primary 5 through to S2;
with a church connection;
with a desire to learn and or develop a talent within the creative arts.


What are the creative streams?

Acting Stream - led by Philip Todd (www.philip-todd.com) an Actor and Filmmaker from Edinburgh. In this stream you will have an opportunity to develop your acting skills through fun drama games, character exercises and rehearsal, and perform as the cast in the end of event showcase.

Music Stream - led by Matthew Todd (www.matthew-todd.com) a Musician and Composer from Glasgow. This stream will give you an opportunity to sing as part of a finely tuned choir and develop a high level of musical skill in preparation for a dramatic performance in the end of event showcase.

Puppet Stream - led by Chris Watt (www.outofthebox.me.uk) a Children's Worker and Puppeteer from Inverness. In this stream you will have an opportunity to learn puppetry skills and then develop those skills as part of a puppet team working towards a production in the end of event showcase.

Dance Stream *New for 2015* - led by Kirsten Todd (www.kirstentodd.com) a Dance Teacher and Choreographer from Falkirk. In this stream you will have the opportunity to learn new dance skills as well as build on existing ones. You will learn fun, energetic contemporary and jazz routines and work towards a group performance in the end of event showcase.


Other people involved include:
Carol Hutchison an Associate Children's Worker from Out of the Box;
Nathan Todd who will be looking after all things technical during the week and producing our DVD;
Scott McRoberts (Minister at St Columba's Inverness) who will be leading the Teaching during the week.

A number of other volunteers help throughout the week in each of the different streams.

If you have any questions about A.M.P please do get in touch with Chris Watt: chris@outofthebox.me.uk.


A.M.P. is organised and run by Out of the Box (Scotland) Ltd, a Scottish Registered Charity - SC035701