ChairArt in Tarland Now recruiting artists for 2018 ChairArt is a community art project which is now in its 5th year. The original idea was just to have fun and encourage some creativity amongst friends and neighbours. We found old chairs and gave them to anyone who wanted to take part. We encouraged participants to paint or decorate the chairs, to alter chairs or to make chairs out of other materials. The chair artists were always surprising and original, clever, thoughtful or witty. It quickly became popular and we ended the season with chairs that we could not accommodate so we decided that each year the chairs should be sold for a local charity. With increasing numbers we now have to ask people to find their own chairs. Chair artists have been of all ages and included people with an artistic background and many with none, individuals and groups. From this year onwards we would like the project to be based in, and identified with, Tarland. Exhibitions will be in Tarland in September, first at the Tarland North East Open Studios event (NEOS) and then at the Tarland Food and Music Festival.See our website for details and the gallery of previous years’ chairs.
So find a chair and paint, decorate or alter it or make a chair from other materials. Anyone can be a chair artist. Just contact us and tell us you would like to join the project. This year funds go to Cromar Volunteer Patient Transport
Sorry for the rather strange depiction of the photos. What they sent was not very facebook friendly. I did a workaround to copy the text, but could not open it to pick up the pictures they sent, so it has picked up the links to their web-site instead.
click on the big black f to see Chairart's fabulous website
Coffee MorningMar 17, 10:00amMacRobert Hall, TarlandAll monies raised go to the Cromar Volunteer Patient Transport Group, which provides a service to residents of the Cromar area who require assistance with travel to non-emergency medical appointments. Charity No: SC041665... See MoreSee Less
NEWS ABOUT 'The Tarland Tapestry' Some people will have seen us stitching in the shop in the village that used to be the hairdresser's. There was always a board in the shop window with news about the progress of the Tapestry but we can't continue with that idea as we are now stitching in the MacRobert Hall on a Monday afternoon. From now on we will post pictures of our progress on this noticeboard, usually an update at the end of each month. To start us off here is a picture of the tapestry as it was at the end of February...... Do please call in at The Macrobert Hall and see what we are doing..there is always tea and a biscuit! ... See MoreSee Less
Come along and find out what we are up to and how you can get involved over a cup of coffee at the three informal meetings at Aboyne, Victory Hall Tuesday 17th April 10.30-12noon Ballater, Mike Sheridan Room, V&A Halls Wednesday 18th April 10.30 - 12 noon Braemar, The Sheiling, Thursday 19th April 10.30-12 noon ... See MoreSee Less
The annual AVA Awards provide an opportunity to recognise, acknowledge and celebrate the contributions and achievements of our members.
The Awards also promote and raise awareness of the difference that our member organisations are making in their local communities across Aberdeenshire. This year Awards will be made in the following categories: •Outstanding Volunteer •Top Team •Community Impact •Inspirational Leader •Innovation
Members can access the nomination guidelines and forms from within the Members’ Area of the AVA website at: avashire.org.uk/ and non-AVA members can request the guidance and forms from email@example.com or from a member of AVA staff.
I hear that it was a great night at Belwade last night, and many thanks to the Deeside Camera Club for hosting us. Just to remind everyone - the hare has emerged from under a foot of snow and the public Festival is on this weekend, 10/11th March, 10:00 to 16:00 every day based at Aboyne Primary School. Edinburgh University's SCI-FUN features fifty - yes fifty - fun hands on science activities and having been round them, I can tell you it doesn't matter if you are young or old, they are interesting and fun. The Upper Donside Festival is now on 25th March and they have different activities - so don't miss either. ... See MoreSee Less
Using your mobile phone for photographyMar 7, 7:30pmWorld Horse Welfare Belwade FarmThe mobile phone has revolutionised how we take photos, allowing us to capture and store every aspect of our day to day lives. Happy snaps are easy to do, but the phone is a powerful tool allowing so much more. So how do we increase our chances of taking great pictures with our cameras? How much use are the clip on lenses?
David Harper will explain how to improve the quality of your pictures, use use the full range of the facilities on most mobile phones and cover add-on lenses.
Part of the Mad March Science Festival - hosted by the Deeside Camera Club.
The session is in the Visitor Centre at Belwade Farm which is off the A93 between Aboyne and Kincardine O'Neil. Once onto their road, just keep going, it is a long way down but well signposted.... See MoreSee Less