Woodend Barn is delighted to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.
The venue has come a long way since 1992 and the community play that planted the seed has grown into today’s thriving rural arts centre, the only professional arts centre in Aberdeenshire which also holds Aberdeenshire’s only independent arts gallery.
As part of those celebrations, the Barn is having a Fundraising Party on Friday 28 September, inviting all of their supporters - past, present and future - to join them for a night of great food (including a three course dinner from Buchanans Bistro), great entertainment and great craic.
All profits will go directly to supporting Woodend Barn’s arts programme for the next 20 years. Music will be provided by Sketch, presenting “traditional music for the 21st century”, whose line-up includes ex-Peatbog Faeries/Session A9 drummer Iain Copeland and the stunning Gaelic vocals of Maeve MacKinnon.
There will be theatre from Random Accomplice, Scotland’s premier touring theatre company, featuring actress Mary Gapinski who was recently nominated for The Stage’s Best Actress award for Thread at the Edinburgh Fringe. There will also be contemporary dance theatre from Smallpetitklein, who have been developing a comic-horror piece CUT which premiers at the Barn in October, and further musical performances from young, local musicians.
Guests are invited to dress for a celebration and arrive from 7pm for 7.30pm (tickets must be pre-booked) as Woodend Barn says thank you to the community for past support and encourages its continued support in these difficult times, when it is needed more than ever.
The celebrations continue on Saturday 29 September at 8pm with the Woodend Barnstormers concert and the Alasdair Roberts Trio perform the following day.
Tickets are available from the Woodend Barn box office on 01330 825431 or online at www.woodendbarn.co.uk. Tickets for the fundraising party are £49.50, and a £60 ticket includes both the party and the Woodend Barnstormers concert.