Rockfield Centre’s pirates invasion!

Long John Silver and co are coming to Oban.

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Ahoy there me hearties – the pirates are coming to Oban!

The Rockfield Centre is gearing up for a performance of Treasure Island by The Walking Theatre Company on July 23.

Billed as ‘an exciting event for all the family and perfect for all ages,’ it is an opportunity for spectators to dress as pirates.

And the Oban Communities Trust says it will be the first of several outdoor performances on the way.

Work continues at the centre to fit out the large room known as the Oak room which will welcome theatre, dance and music.

Between July 15-24 the room will be showcasing a special exhibition of art work created during lockdown.

Two sessions of the Art Explorers Art Camp for different age groups are also scheduled for August to take place in the centre’s Hawthorn and Juniper studios.

The trust also reports that a new summer programme partnership with the Atlantis Leisure Centre is scheduled to take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in late July. The collaboration will provide creative craft sessions.

Eleanor MacKinnon, the centre’s operational manager said: ‘We have come a long way from the earliest thoughts on what the centre building will offer.

‘From the initial ideas to now being able to offer activities in the newly refurbished building, we look forward to working with our community and our partnerships and continuing the support we’ve been offering throughout our journey.’

Tickets for Treasure Island are £8 for adults with youngsters under 12 going free although their places must be reserved in advance.

For more information and to buy tickets visit www.therockfieldcentre.org.uk/treasure-island

Treasure Island at the Rockfield Centre.