Moat Brae is where the young J.M. Barrie and his friends played the games that gave rise to Peter Pan. This magnificent house and garden are about to open to the public as the new National Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling. In the coming weeks I will be posting blogs by some of the young people who have been involved in the project. First though, I'd like to give a bit of the background.
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About Matthew Shelley
Matthew is a journalist and freelance PR who works with the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust and a number of other arts and cultural organisations across Scotland.
Louise Jones is a Dumfries schoolgirl with a love of stories and an ambition to write. Here she explains how her love of literature began and has been nurtured by joining the JMB Creatives - a group of young people closely involved with the Moat Brae house and garden. This is the place where Peter Pan began, which has been saved from demolition to become the new National Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling.
Falon Oliphant is nine and already writing her first book - it's all about the lovely dogs she has met. Recently she had a wonderful experience swimming with dolphins in Turkey. Falon is a member of the JMB Creatives at Moat Brae house and garden in Dumfries. That's the place where JM Barrie played the games that inspired Peter Pan. And now the group named in his honour is setting out to inspire a new generation of young imaginations.