Woodend Barn

Project Category: OtherProject Tags: Art, Children & young people, Education, Gardens, Mental Health and Older People

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  • Our Story

    Woodend Barn is a ‘gem’ of the North East Scotland, situated in Banchory, Aberdeenshire.Woodend Barn offers a unique portfolio of high quality Arts and Culture from a well presented Arts venue.Irrespective of age, race or background, Woodend Barn actively encourages engagement with all people to embrace, explore, challenge and appreciate the arts.Providing a vibrant and creative space where its energy is enhanced through technology and human interaction, provoking innovative and a stimulating approach in the community.It is within the ethos of Woodend Barn the belief that creativity is a catalyst for growth and development in everybody’s life, no matter who they are, what they do or where they live.

    Woodend Barn is proud of its position in society to provide the vehicle for engagement and stimulation for performers, artists, researchers, volunteers, audiences and participants. It is a safe space with variety and flexibility where people can feel confident to explore the Arts, to push themselves beyond pre-conceived boundaries, to fly in their innovative personal and creative development.‘The Barn’, as it is affectionately known, has become an appreciated and well loved part of Aberdeenshire where an artist can experiment, make mistakes and develop new ideas.

    For the past 20 years, Woodend Barn has enabled access to a wide-range of art-forms initially in North East Scotland but in latter years on a National and Global platform; including music, dance, theatre, film, comedy and visual art. Here are some noted highlights:

    • Dance: Citymoves Dance, Gilmore Productions, David Hughes Dance, Scottish Dance Theatre, Tavaziva, smallpetitklein and DanceXchange;
    • Theatre: Visible Fictions, Catherine Wheels, Birds of Paradise and Cube Theatre
    • Music: Red Priest, Aly Bain with Ale Moller and Bruce Molsky, Evelyn Glennie, King Creosote, Treacherous Orchestra, Karen Matheson, Eddi Reader, SCO, Scottish Ensemble, Scottish Opera, Hebrides and Red Note Ensemble
    • Comedy: Ross Noble, Frankie Boyle, Phil Kay, Ed Byrne and Sean Hughes
    • Visual art: Elizabeth Blackadder, Sylvia Wishart, Paul Barnes, Janet McEwan and Kim Canale
    • High spec digital equipment allows us to show film and to stream live events.

    The focus is on access to excellence, collaborations, artist development and vibrant community engagement.

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    Burn o' Bennie, Banchory, Aberdeenshire