Creativity matters as Tryst Festival draws to a close

Pupils took to the stage to show their creative art

Pupils took to the stage to show their creative art

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Parents, pals and proud teachers had the chance to watch their pupils show off their talents at a grand town hall performance.

Creativity Matters took place at Falkirk Town Hall on May 15 as part of the 2013 Tryst Festival.

Airth, Denny, Dunipace, Nethermains, St Bernadette’s and St Joseph’s primary schools took part at the show which featured dance displays and other spectacular performances.

They were joined by members of Denny High School’s award-winning dance academy, who gave another performance of the routines that have won them an army of fans.

Each school spent weeks rehearsing and preparing their individual performance for the show.

Creativity Matters was organised as part of the Tryst Festival, Falkirk’s annual celebration of the arts, which drew to a close on Sunday.

Organisers had promised the event would be the “biggest yet”.

For the first time, a parade marched through Falkirk High Street to officially mark the beginning of the festival.

There were shows from Falkirk Festival Chorus, Larbert and Bo’ness operatic societies, Falkirk Folk Club, the Forth Bridges Accordion Band and many others.

Taking place each May, the Tryst Festival features all aspects of the visual and performing arts including music, theatre, dance, drama, magic, exhibitions, seminars, writing, events and family shows.

It involves local, community and professional groups from across Falkirk District and Scotland and promises ‘something for everyone’.

The festival is organised by Falkirk Arts and Civic Council with support from Falkirk Community Trust and Falkirk Council.