Woodend Barn in Banchory is renowned for the variety and scope of its arts provision locally, but until now has stepped aside from the book group phenomena of recent times.
However, that is set to change, and this February sees the launch of Read On! a brand-new book group, which has the aim of bringing together people from across the community who are united by their love of reading.
“By holding Read On! in the Barn, the opportunity exists to bring together an entirely new group of people who may not otherwise have met, where the focus can solidly be about books and our experiences of reading,” said founder, Gill Payne, “I am keen that the group will be one which anyone who takes pleasure from reading can participate in positively. There is no expectation that individuals need to have been in a book club before, and all those with a curiosity and enthusiasm for literature will be welcomed.
“It’s a new venture, so we’ll all learn together, and hope to have an enjoyable time along the way!”
Meeting each month, throughout 2012, the Read On! group will tackle a range of novels, including some Scottish fiction, and also non-fiction and poetry too.
The inaugural session will be at 7.30pm on February 28 in the Lang Byre Gallery at Woodend Barn and is called ‘I Love to Read...’.
There is no set book for the first evening, instead, all those interested should take along a favourite or recently-read book.
Participation is free of charge, with voluntary contributions towards room hire and refreshments welcomed.
All those interested in more information can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.woodendbarn.co.uk for more details.