Win a professional rap masterclass with ScottishPower’s Power Rap competition

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Schools and community groups can sign up for a new ScottishPower initiative aimed at encouraging the use of music or language to explore important themes and aspects of society.

ScottishPower’s Power Rap competition invites secondary schools and community groups to write a poem or compose a rap on something they are passionate about. This could be multiculturalism, friendship or another topic of their choice.

The competition is designed to support Glasgow Girls, a major new National Theatre of Scotland production which will run at the Citizens Theatre later this year.

ScottishPower is offering participants the opportunity to compete for the unique experience of receiving a masterclass from professional Rap Artist Darren McGarvey, aka Rapper MC Loki, to help inspire pupils to use rapping as a medium for discussion.

The winning group’s rap will be filmed by our in-house film crew, appear on our website and entrants will battling it out to secure tickets to a special performance of Glasgow Girls on Saturday 3rd November 2012.

The deadline for registering an interest in the competition is Friday 7th September 2012 and the closing date for entries is Friday 21st September 2012. All registrations and entries should be emailed to scottishpowercompetition@bigpartnership.co.uk or posted to Glasgow Girls initiative, The BIG Partnership, 5 Park Circus Place, Glasgow, G3 6AH. The format for entries can be written, a CD recording or a sound file.

For further information on ScottishPower, please visit www.scottishpower.com and for further information on Glasgow Girls, please visit www.nationaltheatrescotland.com

Glasgow Girls, inspired by a true story, conceived for the stage and directed by Cora Bissett, book by David Greig Music and Lyrics by Cora Bissett, MC Soom T, Patricia Panther and John Kielty. A National Theatre of Scotland, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Citizens Theatre, Pachamama Productions, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd production in association with Merrigong Theatre Company (Australia) Sponsored by ScottishPower.

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About National Theatre of Scotland

In its short life, the National Theatre of Scotland has already earned a significant national and international reputation for its daring and originality. The National Theatre of Scotland was established in 2006 and has created over 200 productions. Being a theatre without walls and building-free, the Company presents a wide variety of work that ranges from large-scale productions to projects tailored to the smallest performing spaces. In addition to conventional theatres, the Company has performed in airports, schools, tower blocks, community halls, ferries and forests. The National Theatre of Scotland creates much of its work in partnership with theatre-makers, companies, venues and participants across the globe. From extraordinary projects with schools and communities, to the ground-breaking online 5 Minute Theatre to landmark pieces such as The James Plays by Rona Munro - the National Theatre of Scotland’s aspiration is to tell the stories that need to be told and to take work to wherever audiences are to be found.

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