Sunday, 30 August 2009

POOT Events & talks

Events and TalksSaturday 12th - Walk from Banchory to Corsedarder - arranged by Active Aboyne for details & booking.

Tuesday 15th - Finzean Hall - 7pm: £7, Conc: £5, family of 4 - £20
Sun and the Moon and the Boy called River.
Wee Stories Theatre Group, suitable for all age groups, this is the first time we have brought live touring theatre to Finzean in association with North East Arts Touring, BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment (there are limited seating numbers due to production staging) Tickets must be purchased in advance from Mel: 01330 850674 email

Thursday 17th - Finzean Hall -7pm: Donations to UNICEF
Touched by Robert Burns by Andy Hall & Angus Farquharson Former Finzean school teacher and published author and photographer Andy Hall will present a collection of insights from well-known people, including Sir Alex Ferguson, Dr. Maya Angelou and Eddi Reader, on how the life and poems of Robert Burns have touched their lives. He will also share his collection of beautiful photographic images to accompany the lines of Burns' poetry that resonate with him. Followed by a short talk by Angus Farquharson on Burns connection’s to Finzean folk.

Tuesday 22nd - Ballogie Hall - 7pm: FREE
The Innes Family of Ballogie: a Jacobite window to the world by Bryan Miler When not escaping the guillotine in revolutionary Paris, running away from a seminary to make a small fortune in Russia, attending the Stuart court in exile or repelling redcoats with charm and guile, the Innes family were quite content to be at home in Ballogie. An illustrated talk on some of the colourful characters that made up the Innes family in the 18th and 19th century, one time lairds of Balnacraig, Ballogie and Midstrath.

Friday 25th - Finzean Hall - 7pm: FREE
Birds in Birse and Feughside by Paul ChapmanAn illustrated tour of the varied habitats of Birse and Feughside, looking at some of the more interesting birds that are found in them, highlighting some of the changes in our birdlife in the past and predicting some changes that we may see in the future. This talk will last about 45 minutes.

Sunday 27th - Finzean Hall - 7pm: Donations to Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society
A year in the life of the Finzean gamekeeper by Allan (Hedge) Shand The life cycle of the Salmon and the bicycling ghillie by Robert Harper Hedge will give an informative talk and slideshow on what goes on during his working day throughout the seasons –and what he’s up to when you see strange lights in the fields at night! Robert will talk a little about the Dee Salmon and his work as a ghillie, and his latest adventure when he proposes to cycle 250 miles through the Jordan Valley to raise funds for the Nazereth Hospital.

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