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Celebrating creativity in the North-East of Scotland

June to September 2014

Julie Fowlis

Barn Youth Theatre


Gary Delaney

Dloko Choir





A place of conversation, collaboration and creativity Coffees and teas, cakes and cookies from 9am Small plates and meals from 12 noon onwards Musical Sunday lunches – check website for details Brewing – quietly creating tasty beers in our kitchen Retail – a small eclectic offering – cakes, biscuits, olive oils, books, wine and sweet treats Become a Friend of Woodend Barn and enjoy benefits in the Bistro Open 7 days a week (closed Monday evenings) 01330 826530 AB31 5QA @Buchanan Food 2

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Alicia Bruce

Hello and welcome to our summer programme, which is packed full of entertainment, creative workshops and social opportunities for all ages to enjoy. I’m already looking forward to hearing the harmonies of the Dloko School Choir from Umlazi in South Africa, seeing Alicia Bruce’s portraits of our allotment growers develop and the chance to experience the legendary Joan Armatrading at her sell-out Barn gig. I hope our programme will get you suitably inspired too – and remember to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment! We could do very little at the Barn without the support of our many active volunteers, and we are delighted to see resurgence in our Friends group. As well as helping to support the Barn through fundraising, the Friends are a great social network, and as a member you are entitled to various priority bookings and ticket

offers. Find out how to become a Friend of the Barn, or buy Friends membership for a loved one, on page 30. You really can make a difference. Our fundraising efforts are even more vital this summer as we need to raise a pound for pound match to secure our £126,000 grant from Creative Scotland for new seating and lighting. We know that many of you share our excitement about the chance to improve our seating, so please come along to our “chair-themed” fundraising events which will be advertised soon. Visit our website for details or sign up for e-bulletins to get all our latest news sent to you direct. So many things to see, do and enjoy – have a great summer! Lorraine Grant Acting Director












£2 off for Friends

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Wednesday 4 June 7.30pm Film: Only Lovers Left Alive (15) Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?

£5.50, £4.50 + bf

Friday 6 June 8pm Ceilidh Spot Taking the ceilidh back to its traditional format – a social event where communities gathered together to share stories and enjoy a dram or two – we invite you to join us for an evening of chatting, reciting, ranting, singing and/or dancing! This month composer Ross Whyte and singer Lizabett Russo with Innes Cardno, lead the Ceilidh Spot. Approx. finish 10.30pm.

Free Entry

Saturday 7 June 6pm–8pm Hilary Rosen Closing Event A last chance to see Hilary Rosen’s colourful and distinctive watercolours, oils and linocuts before the exhibition closes. Spring is ending and we enter the full bloom of Summer. Hilary’s work is bold, outrageously colourful and sometimes dark, and it is featured in many worldwide international collections.

Free Entry Box Office Tel: 01330 825431 4

Sunday 8 June 7pm Der Rosenkavalier: Live from Glyndebourne (tbc) Screening to be confirmed – check online for updates. The married, middle-aged Marschallin chooses her young lover Octavian as Rose Cavalier, bearer of the ceremonial silver rose to Sophie, the teenage fiancée of Baron Ochs, the Marschallin’s crude country cousin. But Octavian and Sophie fall in love at first sight, setting off a chain of boisterous comic intrigues that gradually yield to a bittersweet meditation on the evanescence of love and time.

£15.00, £13.00 conc. £5 U16 in advance + bf £16.00, £14.00 conc. £6 U16 on the door + bf

Wednesday 11 June 7.30pm Film: Yves Saint Laurent (15) Paris, 1957. 21 year old Yves is catapulted to international stardom as the successor to Christian Dior who has recently died. At his first catwalk show he meets Pierre Berge, who will become his lover and business partner, and begins a relationship that will change his life forever. YVES SAINT LAURENT follows the designer as he attempts to democratise fashion against the backdrop of Sixties’ liberation, battling his personal demons to build an empire that would be renowned for liberating women all over the world.

£5.50, £4.50 + bf

Friday 13 June 8pm Banchory River Festival: Big Fat Electric Ceilidh Returning for the River Festival are the amazing Big Fat Electric Ceilidh, a ceilidh band with thumping beats and all new dances to bring Scotland’s traditional party bang up to date. BFEC have created a fresh and new contemporary ceilidh experience. Dancing to live original electronic dance music mixed with live pipes, fiddle and scorching guitar in a club environment with fantastic visual projections, it is truly a phenomenal experience.

£12.00, £10.00 conc. £5.00 U16 in advance + bf £13.00, £11.00 conc. £6.00 U16 on the door + bf

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Beamish: Fanfare for two trumpets D’indy: Divertimento Op 50: Chanson et Danses Schubert: Three Minuets for Wind Instruments Mendelssohn: Notturno Poulenc: Duo for two clarinets Beethoven: Rondino in E-flat Gounod: Petite Symphonie

Photo: Patrick

Saturday 14 June 7.30pm Scottish Chamber Orchestra

SCO’s wind ensemble performs a delightful programme that is perfect for a summer evening. Their brilliant wind section takes us through a programme filled with classics and played by some of the finest musicians in the country. £12.00, £10.00 conc. £5.00 U16 in advance + bf £13.00, £11.00 conc. £6.00 U16 on the door + bf

Sunday 15 June 8pm Banchory River Festival: Comedy Night (tbc)

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A great night of comedy as part of the Banchory River Festival. Details still to be confirmed, please check the website for updates

Price tbc

Wednesday 18 June 7pm Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part 2 King Henry’s health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that Hal is a worthy heir, believing him more concerned with earthly pleasures than with the responsibility of rule. Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops. Among the unwitting locals, opportunities for embezzlement and profiteering prove impossible to resist as Falstaff gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets. As the King’s health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare’s heartbreaking conclusion to this pair of plays. £17.00, £13.00 conc. £5.00 U16 in advance + bf £19.00, £15.00 conc. £6.00 U16 on the door + bf Box Office Tel: 01330 825431 6

Saturday 21 June 7.30pm Film: Cuban Fury (15) Beneath Bruce Garrett’s under-confident, overweight exterior, the passionate heart of a salsa king lies dormant. Now, one woman is about to reignite his Latin fire. Spotlight hits, sweat drips, heels click – Nick Frost IS Cuban Fury. Comedy star Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) stars as an out-of-shape Latin dancer who is inspired to make a comeback. Also starring Rashida Jones.

£5.50, £4.50 + bf

Thursday 26 June 8pm The Witching Hour Finale The Witching Hour is a new series of live events, curated by Ross Whyte, which showcases the best in local ambient electronic music. Sessions will also include poetry, theatre, dance and film. Ross will present his new piece – The Witching Hour, created especially for this project. A new work for two dancers, ambient electronics and projected film, this is sure to be a beguiling end to this exciting and ambitious series of events.

£8.00, £6.00 conc. in advance + bf £9.00, £7.00 conc. on the door + bf

Friday 27 June 7pm Company of Wolves: Seven Hungers Sharing An exciting project serving as a creative expedition into local communities, food producers and food outlets across Aberdeenshire; seeking and scavenging for the ways and reasons for why food is bred, butchered and brought to our tables. This is an opportunity to catch up on the work in progress and give valuable feedback to Company of Wolves as they further develop the work.

Free Entry Box Office Tel: 01330 825431 7

Wednesday 2 July 7.30pm Film: Dallas Buyers Club (15) Based on the incredible true story of Texan rodeo cowboy Ron Woodroof and his battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies after being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986. Starring Matthew McConaughey (Mud, Killer Joe, Magic Mike), Jared Leto (Requiem for a Dream, Fight Club) and Jennifer Garner (Juno).

£5.50, £4.50 + bf

Friday 4 July 8pm Ceilidh Spot Taking the ceilidh back to its traditional format – a social event where communities gathered together to share stories and enjoy a dram or two – we invite you to join us for an evening of chatting, reciting, ranting, singing and/ or dancing! This month’s Ceilidh Spot will be American themed to celebrate Independence Day and will be led by guest musician Pete Coutts. Approx. finish 10.30pm.

Free Entry

Wednesday 16 July 7.30pm Film: Calvary (15) After being told he will be murdered in one week’s time Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) finds himself with seven days to determine his would be killer and put his affairs in order. Prevented by the “seal of confessional” from going to the police, Father Lavelle opts to engage with and tries to understand his small minded and morally scurrilous parishioners with the hope of dissuading the one amongst them intent on his death. Set against the stunning beauty of Ireland’s West Coast comes a darkly comic thriller from writer director John Michael McDonagh (THE GUARD) starring Brendan Gleeson and Chris O’Dowd. £5.50, £4.50 + bf Box Office Tel: 01330 825431 8

Photo: Sussie Ahlburg

Thursday 17 July 7.30pm Aboyne Cello Festival: Philip Higham Described by the The Strad in 2012 as having ‘all the qualities of a world-class artist’, Philip Higham is one of the only British cellists in generations to have won top prizes at three major international competitions (2008 Bach Leipzig, 2009 Lutoslawski Competitions and 2010 Grand Prize Emanuel Feuermann). Philip plays a Tecchler cello c.1730. Reger: Suite no 3 in a-min op 131c Schumann: 3 Fantasiestucke op 73 Piatti: Caprices op 25, no 2 and 12 Chopin: Sonata in g-min op 65 Ryan Drucker: Piano £10.00, £8.00 conc. £5.00 U16 and Cello Course Members in advance + bf £11.00, £8.00 conc. £5.00 U16 and Cello Course Members on the door + bf

Wednesday 23 July 7.30pm Film: Wolf Of Wall Street (18) Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the true story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title – “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack, modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough.

£5.50, £4.50 conc. + bf

Monday 28 July 7.30pm AIYF: Dance Double Bill – Ballet Prague Junior + Elshams Dance group (Egypt) Ballet Prague Junior are one of the most talented contemporary ballet companies in Europe and have a longstanding relationship with AIYF. After numerous appearances at the festival they have built a reputation for presenting stunning work on every visit. The company will be profiling some of its newest work, as well as the next generation of top ballet talent. A not-to-be-missed evening of incredible dance. Also performing are Elshams Dance group from Egypt. £5.00 + bf Box Office Tel: 01330 825431 9

Wednesday 30 July 7.30pm AIYF: Theatre Double Bill – La Camotera Teatro + Buraydah Theatre Group Moving and thought provoking dramas about people and relationships. Buraydah Theatre Group present “A play of a window”. A drama about two brothers living in one house in one room and each of them has ideas, beliefs and aspirations, different from the other. Who should stay and who should leave? Both, neither or one? La Camotera Teatro present “Station”. This love story is performed without words but true emotion. A young woman and a middle-aged man both homeless and waiting for someone or something meet by chance and share this moment and understand each other. £5.00 + bf

Friday 1 August 8pm Ceilidh Spot Taking the ceilidh back to its traditional format – a social event where communities gathered together to share stories and enjoy a dram or two – we invite you to join us for an evening of chatting, reciting, ranting, singing and/or dancing! This months ceilidh spot will be led by performers taking part in the Aberdeen International Youth Festival. Approx. finish 10.30pm.

Free Entry

Saturday 2 August 3.30pm Film: The Lego Movie (U) The Lego Movie follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Emmet (Chris Pratt) is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie join Chris Pratt to form the cast of the first-ever full length theatrical Lego movie, the greatest movie ever assembled.

£5.50, £4.50 conc. + bf Box Office Tel: 01330 825431 10

Sunday 3 August 7.30pm Cairngorm Ceilidh Trail The Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail, now in its eighth year, offers training and performance opportunities to musicians aged 16 to 22yrs. Some of them may be considering a career in traditional music and the tour gives them a supported taste of life on the road at the same time as sharing their skills and enthusiasm with a wide audience. Working with local businesses and promoters to develop cultural tourism throughout the National Park, the Cèilidh Trail offers a unique experience. Woodend Barn is delighted to welcome the young musicians back for what is always an exciting and unique concert. £5.00, £3.00 conc. in advance + bf £6.00, £4.00 conc. on the door + bf


Tuesday 5 August 8pm Aboyne and Deeside Festival: Rachel Sermanni with Colin McLeod The precociously talented and youthful Rachel Sermanni returns to Woodend Barn for the first time since 2012, a year in which the 21 year old folk noir balladeer played over 200 spellbinding shows across Asia, North America and her first headlining tours of the UK and Europe. It also saw the release of Rachel’s debut album ‘Under Mountains’ to critical acclaim and she hasn’t stopped for a break since! ‘striking’ Mojo; ‘folk of the highest order’ Time Out; ‘Under Mountains is as close to a perfect folk record you’re likely to hear this year’ The Line of Best Fit £12.00, £10.00 conc. in advance + bf £13.00, £11.00 conc. on the door + bf

Wednesday 6 August 7.30pm Film: The Lunchbox (PG) Set in Mumbai, The Lunchbox revolves around a mistaken delivery by the Dabbawalas (lunchbox service) of Mumbai, which leads to a relationship between Saajan, a lonely widower close to retirement, and Ila, an unhappy housewife, as they start exchanging notes through the daily lunchbox.

£5.50, £4.50 conc. + bf Box Office Tel: 01330 825431 11

Thursday 7 August 2pm Aboyne and Deeside Festival: Scottish Youth Theatre – Rashicoats Storytime An interactive storytelling adventure for 3-7s and the whole family! Rashiecoats is a traditional Scottish Cinderella story but there are no glass slippers, no pumpkin coaches and no fairy godmothers! Once upon a time, there was a beautiful and strong-willed princess who lived happily in her kingdom. However, she was doomed to marry a man she didn’t love, so her only option was to leave her home and search the world outside for her one true love. After a long journey, she found herself working as a maid but true love was not far away... £5.00, Family of 4 £15.00+ bf

Saturday 9 August 3pm AIYF: Dloko School Choir The Dloko School choir comes from an impoverished school in J Section, Umlazi, a township on the outskirts of Durban, South Africa. The choir sings Zulu and gospel songs entirely from memory. They have no sheet music but “feel” music. In technical terms they are highly accomplished singers with perfect intuitive harmonies. The tour has been funded by the Iris Initiative, a Scottish registered charity created to encourage explicit consideration of values. Money earned during the tour will be donated to Dloko School. Possible additional evening performance – please watch our website for updated information. £5.00 + bf

Saturday 23 August 8pm The Jeremiahs The Jeremiahs have rapidly become popular on the Irish Folk scene since their formation in 2013, with performances across the country at various festivals – they combine original and traditional material to create one of the hottest and most entertaining performances on the music scene today. The talent and rich musical backgrounds of Brian, Jean, James and Joe has helped The Jeremiahs create a truly original sound. Their fantastic repertoire of old and new folk songs from Ireland, Scotland and England are mixed with newly composed melodies and played with a fiery passion. £12.00, £10.00 conc. £5.00 U16 in advance + bf £13.00, £11.00 conc. £6.00 U16 on the door + bf Box Office Tel: 01330 825431 12

Wednesday 27 August 7.30pm Film: Frank (15) Frank is a comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon, who discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank and his terrifying sidekick, Clara. Frank’s uniqueness lies in the fact that he makes music purely for the joy of creating and because he wears a giant fake head. After a rocky start, Jon ingratiates himself with the band, and they retreat to a cabin in the woods to record an album. Co-written by the real wannabe musician Jon – Jon Ronson, this film explores the enigma that was Frank Sidebottom and his creative life. £5.50, £4.50 conc. + bf

Thursday 28 August 8pm Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham “They are probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear” Mike Russell In 1988, two members from two of Scotland’s leading bands, “The Boys of The Lough” and “Silly Wizard”, came together to work on a television series and formed an enduring friendship. Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham enjoyed performing together so much that they decided to have a small tour that year. That was beginning of a remarkable working relationship and friendship that has continued to thrive taking them to audiences all over the world. £18.00, £16.00 conc. in advance + bf £20.00, £18.00 conc. on the door + bf

Wednesday 3 September 7pm Royal Shakespeare Company: The Two Gentlemen of Verona Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they both fall in love with the Duke’s daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia. With friendship forgotten, the rivals’ affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation.

£17.00, £13.00 conc. in advance + bf £19.00, £15.00 conc. on the door + bf Box Office Tel: 01330 825431 13

Friday 5 September 6-8pm Woodend Wood Engravers Branch Out Opening Aberdeenshire artists Mairead Amos, Fiona Hope, Marga Schnell, Emma Palmer and Linzi Russell show wood engravings from their very first prints, produced at Hilary Paynter’s Workshop in 2010, to their latest works some of which have been included in The Society of Wood Engravers Annual Exhibition. Branching out, the artists will showcase a collection of other works in different media including jewellery, oil paintings and crafts. Demonstrations will run throughout the exhibition. Printmaking Workshops for Adult Beginners on Thursdays and Free Family Fun Printmaking Workshops on Saturdays. See workshops page for more details.  Free Entry

Friday 5 September 8pm Ceilidh Spot Taking the ceilidh back to its traditional format – a social event where communities gathered together to share stories and enjoy a dram or two – we invite you to join us for an evening of chatting, reciting, ranting, singing and/or dancing! This months ceilidh spot will feature a talk from artist Marga Schnell and music led by Helen Lynch. Approx. finish 10.30pm.

Free Entry

Saturday 6 September 8pm Gary Delaney + Support “Expect a cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns from this master of the one-liner, a craftsman to be ranked along with likes of Tim Vine and Milton Jones” The Guardian A regular on BBC 1’s Mock the Week, Gary Delaney has long been known as a razor sharp one-liner comedian, who is widely regarded as being the most quotable comic on the circuit.

£10.00, £8.00 conc. in advance + bf £11.00, £9.00 conc. on the door + bf Box Office Tel: 01330 825431 14

Wednesday 10 September 7.30pm Film: American Hustle (15) AMERICAN HUSTLE is the true story of the FBI’s 1980 undercover congressional sting operation, dubbed ABSCAM, which was the brainchild of the world’s greatest con artist and his partner in crime, who were forced to work with a federal agent to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters, and politicians.

£5.50, £4.50 conc. + bf

Friday 12 September 8pm Patsy Reid and Friends Perthshire fiddle player and singer Patsy Reid is one of the most admired musicians in the UK. In the last couple of years the former Breabach fiddle player has performed extensively with the cream of folk talent such as Seth Lakeman. Now Patsy Reid takes centre stage – accompanied by an equally accomplished band – to bring us songs and tunes from her highly acclaimed new album, The Brightest Path. Patsy will be joined by Matheu Watson (guitar & mandolin), Alistair Iain Paterson (piano & harmonium) and Signy Jakobsdóttir (percussion). £12.00, £10.00 conc. £5.00 U16 in advance + bf £13.00, £11.00 conc. £6.00 U16 on the door + bf


Saturday 13 September 3.30pm Film: Family Film TBC We’re going to put on a great film for the whole family on this date but unfortunately we weren’t able to confirm which one before going to print. Check our website for up to date listings!

£5.50, £4.50 conc. + bf Box Office Tel: 01330 825431 15

Sunday 14 September 7pm Joseph Long Family-friendly public masterclass at 3-4pm. Joseph Long is one of Scotland’s finest concert pianists, and a familiar face on the concert circuit in the UK and abroad. He has broadcast and recorded widely, and is a teacher of advanced piano studies at the North East of Scotland Music School and University of Aberdeen.   Mozart: Variations K.265 on “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman” Beethoven: Sonata Op. 28 (Pastoral) Satie: 3 Gymnopédies Chopin: Berceuse Debussy: Children’s Corner suite £10.90, £9.09 seniors, £4.54 students, under 18’s and jobseekers + bf

Tuesday 16 September 7.30pm Film: Fading Gigolo (15) Murray talks his friend Fioravante into becoming a gigolo as a way of making some much needed cash after an out-of-the-blue request from his dermatologist. With Murray acting as Fioravante’s “manager”, the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money. Written, directed by and starring John Turturo, who builds an entertaining chemistry with the legendary Woody Allen in this film exploring lonliness and longing.

Thursday 18 September 7.30pm KaSt KaSt are a new professional dance company in the North East run by Artistic Directors Steven Martin and Katie Milroy. The Company are based at Citymoves Dance Agency in Aberdeen and are the first professional company in residence. In 2014 they have been developing 4 pieces of work as part of their company launch and tonight will perform a double bill of work.   

Photo: Simon Scott

£5.50, £4.50 conc. + bf

£10.00, £8.00 conc. in advance + bf £11.00, £9.00 conc. on the door + bf Box Office Tel: 01330 825431 16

Friday 26 September 8pm Julie Fowlis Gaelic singing superstar Julie Fowlis returns to Woodend Barn to celebrate the release of her latest album – Gach sgeul (every story). Hailing from South Uist, Julie has been a standard bearer for Gaelic song over the last 10 years, appearing on TV and radio frequently as a presenter and performer. Not content with conquering the UK folk scene, Julie is now making strides across the Atlantic having recorded the main song in Disney’s Brave. Her last show here in 2012 was a sell-out and would certainly be a contender for best concert at the Barn. £18.00, £16.00 conc. in advance + bf £19.00, £17.00 conc. on the door + bf

Saturday 27 September All Day Barn Open Day This promises to be a fantastic day and night of celebration, showcasing what the Barn does best, featuring workshops, dancing for all ages, singing and creative family fun. If you haven’t visited the Barn before this will be a great day to come along and find out all about what goes on here, and try some things out. We’d love to see you! More info to follow – keep an eye on the website!


THIRD STAGE offers a varied programme of arts based activities for older people on Deeside. The classes are friendly and informal, running from 10am – 12 noon on Wednesdays, with coffee served from 9.45am. Classes start again on the 3rd of September. Third Stage also runs a choir, which will run on Mondays – contact Rita Maclean on 01330 822141. For more information, please contact Fiona Smith, Project Administrator, on 01330 824226. Box Office Tel: 01330 825431 17

Woodend Barn Gallery in the Lang Byre Fri 1 August to Sun 31 August David Officer: The Light of the Land and Life Stonehaven photographer David Officer presents an exhibition of spectacular landscape and wildlife photography covering Scotland and Iceland. Exploring stunning waterfalls and wild woodlands; treasured birdlife and wee beasties, this exhibition will showcase the changing light of our land and the life within it.

Opening event Friday 1st August featuring music by Dæmons. 6-8pm

Sat 6 Sept to Thurs 18 Sept Woodend Wood Engravers Branch Out Aberdeenshire artists Mairead Amos, Fiona Hope, Marga Schnell, Emma Palmer and Linzi Russell show wood engravings from their very first prints, produced at Hilary Paynter’s Workshop in 2010, to their latest works some of which have been included in The Society of Wood Engravers Annual Exhibition. Branching out, the artists will showcase a collection of other works in different media including jewellery, oil paintings and crafts. Demonstrations will run throughout the exhibition. Printmaking Workshops for Adult Beginners on Thursdays and Free Family Fun Printmaking Workshops on Saturdays. See workshops page for more details. Box Office Tel: 01330 825431 18

GALLERY OPENING HOURS: Tue to Sat 12-4pm (Also open by appointment – Call 01330 826520 for details)

Welcome to Woodend Barn Gallery review of the year! Come and join us for early evening drinks and nibbles in the Lang Byre on Saturday 7th June at 5.00pm. We will make pinch pots with Hilary Duncan as part of her year-long Seasonal Dishes project. Join us for a (very brief) AGM before Hilary Rosen’s exhibition closing event at 6.00pm.

Have you enjoyed visiting a Woodend Barn Gallery exhibition or taking part in a workshop in the Lang Byre? Woodend Barn is a unique Arts Centre in Scotland and is recognised by Creative Scotland as a model of how paid and volunteer staff can work together, especially in these times of reduced funding for the arts. If you would like to join a friendly crowd to help plan exhibitions or steward the gallery, please get in touch with Nicola Chambury on 01330 844523 or come to a committee meeting to see what goes on and whether you would like to get involved. We meet and eat cakes at 11.00am in Woodend Barn on the second Thursday of every month.

Travelling a long way at the weekend to visit the gallery? Woodend Barn Gallery shares the Lang Byre with other activities at the Barn. We plan to be open Saturdays and Sundays midday to 4.00pm but sometimes the gallery has to be closed because it is being used for something else. If you are travelling a long way to visit the gallery at the weekend, please call Woodend Barn 01330 825431 or check the website. Thank you. Box Office Tel: 01330 825431 19

Woodend Barn Workshops Workshop costs inclusive of booking fee unless otherwise stated With a unique range of workshops, projects and performance opportunities on offer for children, young people and adults, Woodend Barn is the place to be inspired, have fun, learn, explore, take risks and unleash your creative imagination.  > Class fees are per term or per block of classes unless otherwise stated. > Assistance for fees: there are a limited number of subsidised places for our classes for those who find it difficult to pay the full cost. Please contact for further information.

FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Barn Youth Theatre Autumn Term (7 weeks, starting 26th Aug) Barn Youth Theatre 1 (8-11yrs): Tue 4.30pm – 5.30pm Barn Youth Theatre 2 (12-18yrs): Tue 6.30pm – 8.00pm

£40.00 per term £55.00 per term

Winter Term (7 weeks, starting 21st Oct) Barn Youth Theatre 1 (8-11yrs): Tue 4.30pm – 5.30pm Barn Youth Theatre 2 (12-18yrs): Tue 6.30pm – 8.00pm

£40.00 per term £55.00 per term

A great opportunity for all young people interested in acting, performance and making theatre, Barn Youth Theatre workshops enable participants to develop theatre and performance skills, ignite imagination and explore their creativity. For further information on the classes please contact

Barn Art for Teenagers Sep 1 to Sep 22 (*NB a second block will run from Nov 3 to Nov 24) Mon 6.00pm to 8.00pm 12-18yrs Young people wishing to keep up their art for enjoyment or for skill development for application to Art School will love these classes. Experienced tutors and small groups give you the opportunity to learn in a stimulating and relaxed environment, and to experiment with quality materials. All materials included. £45.00 per block (inc materials)


Families Go Wild: Adventure Workshop In Wild Garden Sun 29 July, 10.00am to 5.00pm Join artist Alec Miller and members of Aberdeen Choral Ensemble (ACE) for a family day of exciting nature singing and story adventures in the Wild Garden. 

Cool Art for Kids Sep 1 to Sep 22 (*NB a second block will run from Nov 3 to Nov 24) Mon 4.00pm to 5.30pm 8-11 yrs

Please bring packed lunches/snacks and appropriate clothing for all weathers. £20.00 per family (1 adult and 2 children); £15.00 per adult; £5.00 per child

These popular art classes for kids offer the opportunity to explore a variety of different media under the expert tuition of experienced artists. We cover everything from drawing and painting to mosaic, ceramics and willow weaving. Great fun for all, so please join us! £45.00 per block (inc materials)

Family Fun Printmaking Workshops Sat 10.00am to 4.00pm (3pm on Sep 13) Sep 6th & 13th

Young Chefs


Oct 29 to 19 Nov Wed 4.00pm to 5.15pm 7-11 yrs Please bring your own apron!

To accompany the Woodend Wood Engravers Exhibition, the artists will be running two drop-in Saturday workshops for all families to try their hand at different methods of printmaking, from potatoes to pizza trays! FREE (Donations for materials welcome)

In our hugely popular Young Chefs workshops kids get to handle the heat of the ever busy Buchanans’ kitchen. Rustling up delicious wee feasts, these workshops are for all abilities – novices to aspiring masterchefs! Look out for our Christmas Young Chefs special in early December. £45.00 per block


Woodend Barn Workshops Workshop costs inclusive of booking fee unless otherwise stated

Singing for Joy May 6 to Jun 10 , Aug 26 to Oct 7 Tue 10.00am to 11.30am Have you always wanted to sing and not had the confidence? Singing for Joy is led by Fiona and Mark Hope. Come and discover your own voice by singing songs from all over the world with this friendly group of new and old singers. `We don’t do concerts we just have fun. We learn all the music by ear and everyone is welcome!’ £20.00 per block or £5.00 per session

FOR ADULTS Oil Painting with Neal MacDonald Sep 1 to Sep 22 Mon 9.30am to 1.30pm Neal returns to run a series of oil painting workshops. Please bring your own materials. These workshops are always popular so book early! For experienced artists.

Sun 14 Sep, 3.00pm to 4.00pm For those who are Grade 6 standard plus (or equivalent) this is a rare opportunity to take part in a Piano Masterclass led by Joseph Long, one of Scotland’s finest concert pianists. Joseph will be performing that evening at the Barn.

£120.00/£100.00 conc. per block

The masterclass is open to the general public to listen and observe.

Print making Workshops for All with Marga Schnell

To book please contact Rhi Turner at the Barn on 01330 826520

Thurs 11 and 18 September 10.00am to 12.00pm


We are delighted to welcome Marga back to teach relief printmaking using natural forms and experimental mark making. All materials provided.

Dancing on Sundays

For beginners and those with some experience. £25.00 or £20.00 conc. for two workshops

Keep checking our website for new workshops and further information.


Piano Masterclass with Joseph Long

Sep 7, Nov 16, Dec 7 10.30am to 1.00pm Dive into the free-dance form of the 5 Rhythms (Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness) to find space for being present, for joy and ‘Sweating your Prayers’. Led by Martin Julich, accredited teacher of 5 Rhythms since 1994. £12.50 per session To book please call 01224 662878

Projects and Performance Opportunities

Four Seasons Community Dance Summer Project One of the most exciting dance projects happening in 2014 – be part of it! In the summer of 2014, as part of the Get Scotland Dancing programme, one hundred young people from Aberdeenshire will create a new large-scale dance performance to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. The project is open to both experienced dancers and those who have little or no experience. Interested? Available between 7th and 20th July? We are looking to recruit 25 young dancers from across Deeside, with varying levels of experience, to form one of four groups who will work with internationally renowned choreographer and community dance leader Royston Maldoom, former Artistic Director of Scottish Dance Theatre Tamara McLorg, and selected Scottish dance artists. You will then work intensively for a fortnight to create a new dance piece that will combine with three other pieces to create the finished performance. Created as part of the Glasgow 2014 Culture Programme, they will marry the North-East’s reputation for ‘four seasons in one day’ with Vivaldi’s most famous score, culminating in a performance at His Majesty’s Theatre as a prelude to the Aberdeen International Youth Festival. Woodend Barn, in partnership with Deeside Dance Centre, are leading on the project in Deeside and are looking for young dancers to take part! For further information and to be part of the project contact or 23

Projects and Performance Opportunities WOODEND BARN’S YEAR OF FOOD Throughout 2014 Woodend Barn will explore the theme of ‘Food in Life’ through various arts and education projects. It will take a close look at the role food plays in our lives. We want to investigate the role of food in bringing communities together, families together; how it sustains us, nourishes us. Woodend Barn now looks directly at a supermarket – there’s no getting away from the fact that supermarkets are a part of our food chain. How can we challenge the way they work, encouraging our communities to demand better quality food from sustainable sources.Through new commissions, community projects and a varied arts events programme we want to start answering these questions and posing new ones.

Nicola Chambury Invites you to Lunch Sun 18th May 11.00am to 2.00pm Jewish Chef Yotam Ottolenghi uses food to break down barriers and increase understanding. Nicola Chambury will explore this theme over lunch and stories inspired by living in Jewish and Muslim communities. We will cook a couple of Ottolenghi’s recipes and share these over a lunchtime chat. Please bring a recipe that means something to you – family memories, holidays, important life experiences or just your favourite thing to make! Free Entry

Alicia Bruce Photography Throughout 2014 photographer Alicia Bruce will help us to explore the theme ‘Food in Life’ by telling the stories of those working in allotments and documenting their growing year. Who are the allotment growers, what do they grow and how does the allotment impact on their lives? Alicia’s practice involves community collaboration and environmental stories. If you would like to be involved in the project, please get in touch

And look out for our Festive Food project – more to be revealed in the next brochure, keep checking online! 24

Seasonal Dishes Make a Bowl and Eat From It! Throughout the year, artist Hilary Duncan will hold ceramics and drawing classes for all ages. These will explore the food we eat, particularly in the context of what we can grow locally and the sustainability of what we choose in our diets. Everyone who attends a class will make a bowl or vessel out of clay. Buchanans Bistro will prepare a meal for each season and all those who have taken part in the classes will be invited to share the meal, and their stories, eating from the bowl they have made. The following sessions (to make your own bowl to eat from) will be happening throughout the year at the Barn. 26 May to 9 Jun (4 wks) 8 Jul to 10 Jul 19 Aug to 2 Sep (3 wks) 21 Oct to 23 Oct 27 Oct to 17 Nov (4 wks)

Mon 6.30pm to 8.30pm Tue-Thu 10.00am to 12.30pm Tue 10.00am to 1.00pm Tue-Thu 10.00am to 12.30pm Mon 10.00am to 1.00pm

All ages All ages Adults All ages Adults

Prices vary. Please see website for full details.

Company of Wolves: Seven Hungers Company of Wolves will be in residence at Woodend Barn throughout 2014 developing the Seven Hungers project, a creative expedition into local communities, food producers and food outlets across Aberdeenshire; seeking and scavenging for the ways and reasons for why food is bred, butchered and brought to our tables. Creative expeditions will deliver performance workshops with local groups. The workshops provide an exciting and rare opportunity for young people and other community members to experience for themselves the fundamental methods of ensemble theatre practices. Interested in finding out more? Contact or go to for further information. 25

JOAN ARMATRADING SOLD OUT ON 23 SEPTEMBER Don’t miss out on future hot ticket events! Legendary singer Joan Armatrading is appearing on her final tour at Woodend Barn! We’re incredibly excited and it seems you are too. Tickets sold out in just a couple of days when we announced the show back in November and we know there were many of you who were disappointed to miss out. We announce most events to our mailing list, on Facebook and on Twitter. The fastest way to keep up to date with what’s happening at the Barn is to follow us on social media or sign up to our mailing list on our website.


Violin Maker

Ian Greig N.S.V.M.

Banchory Violin, Viola and Cello Commissions Repairs & Restorations Sound Adjustments, Bow Re-hairs Student Violins Accessories Appointments only 01330820596 – 07816089501

Member British Violin Makers Association


How to Book Online at In person at Woodend Barn, Open Mon to Fri 10am–5pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO A BOOKING FEE. We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Children aged 3 and under go free, except where shows are specifically for younger children.

Box Office: 01330 825431

Concession means anyone who is claiming benefit or unemployed, in full time education, senior citizens and disabled (free entry for carer). Please provide proof of entitlement.

General Enquiries: 01330 826520

ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. In the event of cancellation, all sales will be refunded minus booking fee. Group bookings (10 or more) are usually available for all Woodend Arts events, please call 01330 825431 for details.

How to Find Us

Woodend Barn + Buchanans Bistro

Woodend Barn Banchory AB31 5QA Woodend Barn is fitted with an induction loop. Disabled parking spaces are marked in front of the building and there is ramped access throughout. If you have any special needs please phone in advance to ensure that suitable arrangements can be made. 28

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Quickguide JUNE


Wed 4











Ceilidh Spot






WED 10 ■


FRI 12

WED 11 ■ FRI 13


SAT 14


SAT 13


SUN 15


SUN 14


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TUE 16


SAT 21


THU 18


THU 26


FRI 26


FRI 27


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WED 16 ■ THU 17


1 – 22 SEP

MON 28 ■


6 + 13 SEP

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SAt 9

AIYF: Dloko School Choir

SAT 23


WED 27 ■ THU 28




26 AUG – 7 OCT


1 – 22 SEP






8 – 10 JUL


19 AUG – 2 SEP



■ COMEdy

■ screening


■ family

■ other


■ workshop


■ exhibition box office tel. 01330 825431

Woodend Barn Diary June to September 2014  

The digital copy of our June-Sept diary - full of all our exciting events, projects and workshops!

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