Friday, 5 November 2010

Fashion Show

We are holding a Fashion Show in Finzean Hall along with Country Ways (country and equestrian wear shop based in Aberdeen)

Wednesday 17th November, 7pm for 7:30pm.

2 course supper and a complimentary glass of wine.

Tickets cost £20 and to book please call Mel on 01330 850674

Clothes to be modelled by local people

DEESIDE ORCHESTRA to perform in Birse and Feughside Church

Deeside Orchestra present their autumn concert in Birse and Feughside Church, Finzean on Sunday 21st November at 3.00pm. Billed as an afternoon of music from America, the orchestra will play a varied programme with an American theme. Tea and home baking will follow the concert.

The programme includes George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris”, Sousa’s march, “The Stars and Stripes Forever”, Largo from Dvorak’s New World Symphony, and Hoe Down from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo Suite, as well as a selection from the award winning musical, Chicago.

Tickets for the concert cost £6 (children under 10 are free), and are available from orchestra members or at the door. More information is available on the website

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Doorways in Drumorty


Thursday 28th October

Finzean Hall at 7.30pm

Doorways to Drumorty presented by Red Rag Theatre Company.

Set in the North East of Scotland and based on the writings of Lorna Moon, the lass from Strichen who went on to become the highest paid Hollywood writer of her era.
During the last part of her life, Lorna wrote a series of short stories, subsequently published as Doorways - which caused controversy in her native Aberdeenshire, with many of the locals recognising themselves amongst the thinly disguised characters.
The play interweaves the stories (both humourous and poignant) of many of Drumorty's more colourful and interesting characters to provide a fascinating and entertaining slice of life in North East Scotland in the 1920's.

Tickets £8 / Conc £6 available from Mel on 01330 850674


Do you remember when we had to vote to get BT to enable the telephone exchanges to be converted to accept broadband? Well they are at it again with fibreoptic connection to enable a "superfast" speed. The minimum communitynumber (according to Radio 4 this morning is 1000) so its worth voting for..You can vote here: for your area exchange to be upgraded. The more votes the better chance of this happening.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Film Club

The long awaited POOT film Club has started

Films are shown monthly in Finzean Hall

Anyone wishing to join or find out more please contact us.

If you have any suggestions for future films please email us.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Creative Ceilidh

Come along to our next Creative Ceilidh
Tuesday 7th September at 7.30pm
in Strachan Hall

The theme this time: "love"
Please join us and if your feeling brave enough to perform -either a poem, recitation, song or music of any sort, or simply join us as audience to enjoy the process.
Spread the word and bring friends.

All Welcome.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Voluntary Arts Scotland FREE network and training day

Are you a volunteer member of an art club or group?
Would you like more people to take part in your arts/crafts activities?
Would you like bigger audiences for your events?
Do you need contacts, support, and advice on funding?
If the answer is yes to these questions we would like to help you.
Voluntary Arts Scotland FREE network and training dayAre you a volunteer member of an art club or group?Would you like more people to take part in your arts/crafts activities?Would you like bigger audiences for your events?Do you need contacts, support, and advice on funding?If the answer is yes to these questions we would like to help you.
DATE: Saturday 4th September
TIME: 10am - 4pm
VENUE: Woodend Barn, Banchory
will see the launch of Aberdeenshire Arts Team and VAScotland's Voluntary Arts Mapping and Support Programme - Finding Creativity. Join Aberdeenshire Arts Team and its partners Voluntary Arts Scotland, Aberdeenshire CVS Network, Growing Audiences North East and Aberdeenshire Arts Forums for an information sharing and training day.
Through presentations and workshops we will work together to look at how to sustain and build your voluntary arts groups, explore how to market your activities and encourage more people to participate in them. Meet other like minded people and groups, share good food and find out more about how you can help your group to expand and flourish. All participants will get a free digital goodie bag full of useful information on funding, support networks and a toolkit of good advice.
If you would like to take part then please call Julie Bisset on 01261 815989

Monday, 18 January 2010

Update Monday 18th January....

Ten more sleeps until the dress rehearsal! -it's all becoming very exciting - thanks to Davie Hector the set is extremely robustly built and Maree Christie has been busy with her paint brush along with Emma & Rachel Lawson and Heather Cowie.
Sunday was a fun day at the hall as the backdrop is now up, primed and stretched and I'm ridiculously pleased with the results - I hope everyone else likes it!
We spent Sunday afternoon in a slow run through with - for the very first time one scene following another in the correct order -and trying very hard to make sure everyone knows where they are supposed to be at a particular time. The singing is coming along - just crucial that words are secured - and with Alison doing a little (and in some cases a know who you are.....)prompting we mosied through the script. In our first scene my heart is bursting with pride as it youngest stars are very nearly word perfect -and it's a long scene too - I suppose they don't have tax returns to fill in or have to worry about the weather for that matter!
Scene 2 we are now searching for a replacement postie - as our proposed star has had to withdraw....Im beginning to get the feeling folk are avoiding me again, someone told me on Friday her husband had wanted to speak to me about something but wasn't going to telephone incase I talked him into it!!
Scene 3 and my fishermen - David having slipped on ice was in a great deal of pain but soldiered on! -and Fin got his lines out without dissolving into giggles for once.Most excitingly of all in the prop department our very own professional set designer Frankie Collier has made the most awsome fish head for the school scene. Diana has done a really GREAT job in choreographing the teenage "chicks" and my lady moppettes have done an awsome job of choreographing themselves

Fingers crossed it's going as well as can be expected!......and hurrah Ive just found a postie -that's the lesson - there are no problems only opportunities!

Friday, 15 January 2010

The Locksmith's Wife

On Thursday 11th February at 7.30pm there is a play called "The Locksmith's Wife" coming to Finzean Hall. Tickets are £8 for adults and £6 for concessions and are available by sending us an email or contacting Jane Winton on 013398 86955 or Wendy Hector on 01330 850453. To find out more about the play click on the following link

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Snow business like show business!

Despite the biggest and heaviest prolonged snowfall for years -rehearsals are currently in full swing for the performances planned for Friday 29th January and Saturday 30th at 7pm and Sunday 31st at 2.30pm. Tickets, £5 and £3 concessions are available now from Jane , Wendy and Phil .
So far we have bought the new community staging that converts into tiered seating - and for these performances we have hired Tullynessle Hall's -so we will have tiered seating AND extra staging!-Our kit will be available for hire too.
We have installed a 4m wide retractable projector screen and 4 lighting bars to accommodate the (nearly) all singing and dancing lighting system.
We are very soon to install a projector box under one of the beams and Maree has made a fantastic job of painting out the whole back of stage area in Oxford blue. This gives us a uniform back drop, smartens and unifies the stage area and looks great with the Farquharson tartan and pitch pine in the rest of the hall.
Due to the fact that this is very much about the taking part we are doing our best to accommodate a really splendidly large community chorus - of around 50 stars - it's quite a number to manage but they are doing a great job learning lots of new words to old tunes, all the movement we are working in and even a poem in broad Scots dialect -or at least an excerpt from The Muckle Spate. The set build is almost done and painting of all that commences this weekend, the programme in at first proof stage, the invitations to 520 households went out yesterday - I'm trying not to think of everything that needs to be done (or at least not all at once) in just 21 days!!