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Arsallary, Glen Esk, Brechin,
Angus DD9 7YX
tel/fax 01356 670 304 or 01356 648 669
Scottish Charity SC 030699
Angus Arts was founded in 2000 with a commitment to encouraging creativity in everyone through performances, workshops,and active participation in the arts. Since then many people of all ages have come together to enjoy numerous memorable and inspiring events and activities.
More to come. Please enquire.
- Past events include;
- Saturday morning Workshops exploring the arts in so many innovative and different ways.
- Sunday all day Art Classes.
- Sunday Creative Dance sessions with dance artist Rachel Smith.
- West African drumming with Steve Haden
- Annually, a week of activities at African Drum Village, Glenisla.
- Since 2003 annual Easter Puppet Festival of shows and workshops.
- Outdoor adventures 'Seekers of the Tower' The Burn 2001, 'Search for the Wonderplant' House of Dun 2002 and 'Dragon Quest' The Beach 2004.
- Scottish Dance Theatre, Brechin City Hall - demonstration and workshops 2004.
- Cuban Festival, Inglis Hall, Edzell, with Rumba Caliente and Caledonian Languages 2004.
- Two days with Michael Morpurgo Children's Laureate 2004
- Bagel Day with Moishes Bagel, Fettercairn Hall 2005.
- 'A Clean Sweep' from Plutot la Vie 2005.
- 'Under the Carpet' Waggish Radish 2005.
- Hebrides Ensemble, Fettercairn Hall 2005.
- 'Tree Day' in our indoor forest with 'Singing Ringing Tree' from Folding Theatre and 'The Man who Planted Trees' from Puppet State 2006.
- Hebrides Ensemble and Scottish Dance Theatre 2006.
- Angus Arts on the Road has taken workshops to Angus Carers, Perth and Kinross Festival, Brechin Arts Festival, Perth Library, The Meffan, Forfar, The Glenesk Retreat, many Primary Schools, Angus College, Craigmillar Community Arts.
- Sept 2008 Freedom in Education Conference organised by Schoolhouse, Arbroath. Two days of family activities.
"Angus Arts, an oasis!"
"The stage had become my bedroom! Here was the bed I lie on to write... A real joy to be at Angus Arts."
(Michael Morpurgo 2004)
"Thank you for the privilege of hearing such imaginative work."
"Wonderful, just wonderful!"
(about the Hebrides Ensemble 2005)
"Great to know decent live music exists in the wilds"
(about Moishes Bagel 2005)
"A class venue!"
(Symon MacIntyre, The Puppet Lab)
"A model that Scotland should look to."
(Simon Hart, Dir. Puppet Animation Scotland )
(Unless stated otherwise the above events have taken place at Stracathro Hall, Inchbare.)
Angus Arts is supported by NEAT
(North East Arts Touring)
Maria's experience includes a degree in History; research for the Scots Ancestry Research Society; many years acting in film, television and theatre; historical research and script writing for visitor centres; interpretation including award winning New Lanark visitor centre and the Glenesk Folk Museum; producer for Boniface Films; journalism for Britain's major broadsheets; Scottish Correspondent for the Museums Journal; research, writing and presenting for BBC, Scottish and Grampian television and screen-writing for film and television; installations, workshops and events for Angus Arts. Maria currently teaches drama at Angus College. Maria has also trained as an antenatal teacher with Scottish Birth Teachers Association and as a writer/director with Scottish Broadcast and Film Training. Maria runs Jabberwocky Theatre Company, currently touring 'The White Cat'. She has five children and has been running Angus Arts with Virginia since 2000.
Virginia's experience includes a degree in Fine Art, Painting and Drawing at Norwich School of Art, Exhi-
bitions Assistant at The Acme Gallery, Covent Garden, community artist in London and many years as a sign writer in America and Britain, including most recently introductory interpretation panels, hand-lettered road signs and painted mural and backdrops for the Glenesk Folk Museum; interpretation and signwork for The Burn House, Edzell: painting and drawing to commission is ongoing. Virginia has designed set and costumes for 'The White Cat' currently on tour with Jabberwocky Theatre Company: created publicity posters and flyers, backdrops and installations for plays, concerts and events with Angus Arts. Virginia has travelled widely riding the horses of Rohan in New Zealand and the gentle elephants of Nepal.She has two children and has been running Angus Arts with Maria since 2000.
Arsallary, Glen Esk
01356 670 304
West Garden Cott.,
01356 648 669
Angus Arts welcomes touring professional performers with productions, concerts and events for both family and adult audiences.
on the road
Offering workshops in a variety of the arts at your location, for groups, schools or organisations.
Puppet Animation Festival
A bonanza of performances and workshops drawing participants and performers from Britain and abroad.
Using fantasy, spectacle and surprise, participation and performance - unforgettable adventures for everyone.
Signs, exhibitions, leaflets, maps and more - inspiring interpretation from the dynamic creative team behind Angus Arts.
Angus Arts can support your company or organisation
The unique skills and approach of Angus Arts can help unlock the creative talent within your team.
Angus Arts welcomes visitors from abroad.
We welcome enquiries from Britain and abroad and can offer links to exclusive group or tour organisers.
Through adventures into theatre arts and especially puppets and puppetry, Butterfly Moon, explores play and creativity with people with learning disabilities.