Barn among culture finalists

Jennifer Phillips, one of the Woodend Barns resident producers, collected an award on behalf of dance artist Jack Webb  who won the One to Watch category.
Jennifer Phillips, one of the Woodend Barns resident producers, collected an award on behalf of dance artist Jack Webb  who won the One to Watch category.

Banchory’s Woodend Barn was among the finalists at the recent Sunday Herald inaugural Culture Awards - a major new event celebrating the best of Scotland’s world-class artistic scene.

The Barn was nominated for the Best Performing Arts Venue alongside Glasgow’s Tron Theatre, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Glad Café.

The judges at the Glasgow ceremony included author Alan Bissett, journalist Ruth Wishart, actor David Hayman and Idlewild’s frontman Roddy Woomble.

Jennifer Phillips, one of the Barn’s resident producers, collected an award on behalf of dance artist Jack Webb – who

won the ‘One to Watch’ category. Jack will be bringing his acclaimed dance show The End to the Banchory venue on September 11.

Lorraine Grant, Woodend Barn director, said: “The Barn team is really delighted to have been a finalist amongst some of Scotland’s leading artists, productions and venues.

“The night was a great success and highlighted the hard work, ambition and creativity within Scotland. It was an honour to be a part of it and we hope we will be back again at next year’s ‘Cultural Oscars’ of Scotland.”