The Aboyne and Deeside festival will be between July 3 and August 3 with a tantalising series of events planned to thrill audiences.
The prestigious annual festivity has previously hosted the likes of intellectual Jonathan Miller, composer Barry Norman and renowned journalist Jon Simpson.
This year talks, concerts and poetry recitals are amongst the many diverse events on offer.
Events are held in Aboyne and the surrounding area and include venues like the Finzean Village Hall, Balmuir House in Tarland, Aboyne’s Deeside Community Centre and even into Banchory’s Woodend Barn.
There is plenty on offer for music lovers, whether it be classical or jazz, songs of praise or improv, the festival has a lot to offer.
Food for thought will also be plentiful as the festival continues its reputation for attracting top-notch speakers.
Former ‘Gang of four’ member Shirley Williams, now a member of the House of Lords, will be giving a talk in Finzean Community Hall on Saturday, July 15 at 3pm.
The brochure describes her: “Baroness Williams of Crosby is one of Britain’s most recognisable politicians.”
There are novelists aplenty including James Robertson, Robert Goddard and Alistair Moffat.
Family events are also a big part of the festival with plenty scheduled for the little ones to enjoy including a ‘family story time’.
The Friends of Aboyne and Deeside group is also running, if you are interested contact Rev Wilson on: 013398 80918.
The organisers would like to point out that the Worbey and Farell concert advertised in the brochure for July 26 at 7.30 pm at Abyone Theatre is actually taking place at 7 pm that night in the Finzean Village Hall.
For more information visit: www.aboyneanddeesidefestival.org.uk