New poetry, song, film and podcasts are just a few wee things we are delighted to bring to Across the Grain 2021. With such a broad digital programme that can be enjoyed anywhere at any time, where will you be tuning in and turning on? Celebrate the distinctive local culture of the north east as we warm up to the festival weekend.
In partnership with Feis Rois, LLA’s Youth Music Initiative programme led on an inspiring project with 14 schools to create a brand-new song for Aberdeenshire, sung by local lass Iona Fyfe. You’ll be humming ‘Fit Like The Day’ all Autumn!
Sit back and enjoy these poetry podcasts of Doric and short stories from the anthology Grey Granite Red Earth, written and recited by the Mearns Writers: Listen Now: Mearns Writers
One local quine explores the music of Aberdeenshire and what it means to her in this engaging podcast created as part of a Summer programme Event Academy: Listen Now: From Mountain to Sea
In partnership with Aberdeenshire and City Archives, LLA's Libraries Service shares the history of this former sanitorium built in Banchory to treat patients suffering from tuberculosis : Find out more about Nordrach on Dee
Online jigsaws featuring festival photos to fankle your grey matter!
Introduction to artist Nic Green about the journey she is about to embark on, working with the farming community of Aberdeenshire for 9 months to explore the complexities of this community: Coming Soon
Throw an artist, a musician, a scientist and a shoal of Primary kids all together and this can happen... a beautiful celebration of local landscape and language from the South coast of Aberdeenshire: Coming Soon