The "Hello! Rabbie" sessions took place at the Vennel Gallery
during the "Burns and a'That" Festival Fringe 2003.
The aim of the sessions was to show how celebrity is celebrated
and valued today and to translate this to one of our
most famous Scots,
If Hello! magazine had existed in Rabbie's day how would it have
described his fame? He is similar to our modern day celebrities
like Robbie Williams,
Atomic Kitten and Blue. Just like Rabbie, they are young and famous
with a string of love affairs ? as well as being talented!
Five Primary Schools took part in the sessions: Cumbrae P6, Dreghorn
P7/1 and P7/2, Pirnmill P7, St Mark's P7 and Woodlands P7. Their
task was to
complete Burns' first Hello! magazine exclusive. Pupils took on the
role of photographers, models and reporters and completed a photo?shoot
interview of Rabbie as he returned to Irvine... with a new love interest!
The end product of the class work was a magazine spread designed
by Ayr College student Debbie McConnachie. The spread illustrated
is by St
Mark's Primary. A big well done goes out to all of the schools who
participated. The Vennel staff were very impressed by their reporting
skills. Great work!!