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The Timespan building is closed until further notice. Our remote and digital programme will be announced soon.

YASS! CLUBS

YASS! Clubs (Youth Action Social Squad)

Every Friday

1400 – 1445 (3 – 7 yrs) *parents with children 6 and under must stay in the Timespan building

1530 – 1640 (8-10 yrs)

Every Saturday

1100 – 1330 (11 – 17 yrs)

FUTURE: The YASS Clubs are every week all through 2020!

Big YASS January!

Big YASS will have one January meeting, then all big YASS members (new and old) are welcome to the meal in Timespan on 31 January, a pop-up nuclear end of the wrold restaurant!

Big YASS February

Big YASS will run every Saturday through the year, here is the February schedule.

Little YASS January 2020

Little YASS Club returns on 24 January, here are the events for the rest of the month!

Little YASS February 2020

Little YASS events will run all through February 2020 and the coming months, here are the plans so far.


PREVIOUS YASS! Clubs

Friday 14th February and Saturday 15th February


Little YASS!

We’re excited to have arranged a special visit to the Helmsdale Kitchen Garden tomorrow, where the Little YASS clubs can see all the wonderful growing and gardening that’s happening there.

Please make sure to wrap up warm and wear boots/wellies as there might be a little rain!

For both clubs we will be meeting as usual at Timespan and then will be heading over to the gardens, pick up will also be at back at Timespan at usual times.

YASS Club! This week with big YASS club we will be using plants from the garden, shapes and text to screen prints posters, thinking about how we communicate for the future!

Friday 7th February and Saturday 8th February

Little YASS!

This week, the Little YASS! Club will be imagining new spaces and places. Transforming the workshop into
dens, caves, caravans, flats, houses and hideaways!

YASS Club! This week marks the start of a few weeks of DIY printmaking workshops. We’re building our own screenprinting equipment from scratch to make imaginative prints incorporating found plants and flowers.

Friday 31st and Saturday 1st February

Little YASS!

This week Little YASS Clubs will be working with the sculptures of knowbotiq in the gallery. We will be drawing, moving and making lots of noise to create alternative beings to re-imagine new worlds and places.

YASS Club!YASS Club are invited to join all symposium meals and events happening this weekend throughout Timespan.

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th January

Little YASS!

Today we will be joined by Trish from The Carbon Literacy Book Festival, who will be helping us to imagine and create small guardians to protect and respect different parts of our environment! 

YASS Club!

This week with the Big YASS Club we will be looking at the Carbon Literacy Book Festival and the sculptures of Knowbotiq in the Gallery, we will be working between drawing, sound and movement to create alternative beings that will consume exhibition texts to re-imagine new worlds.

Friday 6th December and Saturday 7th December

Little YASS!

In Little YASS club this week, we will be continuing our investigations into the water and the moon. Using natural dyes we will be experimenting to create interpretations of changing weather patterns centering in on one place over the course of a year .

YASS! Club

Focusing in on the stories of young people in different places and their resistance to the climate crisis, we will be making individual and collaborative moon, water and weather maps of each of the places they live in, over the course of a year. These maps will be connected together and include a map of the weather here in Helmsdale.

Friday 6th December and Saturday 7th December

Little YASS!

In the little YASS! club this week, we will be working in collaboration with water and the moon, to look at how weather patterns in different places change over the course of a year.

YASS! Club

In previous weeks, we created links between our memories and experiences of weather. This week we will be focusing on stories from young people from different places all around the world and their experiences of, and resistance to, the climate crisis. From community organising, to speaking out, to protest, we will be thinking about building connections between our different and similar experiences.

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November

Little YASS:
This week, we’ll cover the floor of the workshop with drawings of countries to play games with lots of moving.
This way we can begin to understand the different environmental conditions that can happen between places that are often taught as being similar or very close together.

Big YASS:
A workshop focusing on the sharing of our multiple stories that intimately connect us to one another, wherever we exist in the world. Whilst making sketchbooks and recycled covers to document our and others’ experiences, thoughts, questions, lived environments and alternative imaginations.

Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November

In the little YASS clubs this week, we’re thinking about building a new mapping of places, weather and emotions using drawing and collage. Starting with a large print off of a recognisable world map, through quick drawing exercises and chatting, it will become the base for something much more surprising!

Whilst, the big YASS club will be centring on making sketchbooks and a sketchbook holder, as well as chatting about the importance of hearing multiple stories from different areas of the world and how extreme weather conditions affect people in ways that often go unseen.


Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November

This week, YASS! Club is all about the weather, and how it can change the way we act, think and feel. We’ll be drawing, moving around and talking about the sun, rain and everything in between and beyond.


Friday 25th & Saturday 26th October

Halloween special – masks, costumes and decorations!


Friday 18th & Saturday 19th October

The first week of YASS club is dedicated to plant-bombing Timespan and eventually turning it into a botanical garden! There’s a whole pile of seeds and cuttings to pot and grow all around Timespan, which will be released around the village later this year. Come along, plant some greens and customise your own plant pots so you can see how much they grow over the next few months.