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Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
Arts and Culture

Free Arts and Culture activities

We have worked with our Partners in Arts and Culture to bring you some wonderful opportunities this summer and they are all free!

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Dance Film

Book a free Dance Film session

Are you aged 12-16 and have an interest in dance and film? Come along to any of these FREE sessions, and experiment with new dance and movement styles with the support and expertise of contemporary dance artist Ruth Kent, and filmmaker Struan Robertson.

You can choose to attend one or all of the sessions in your town, but make sure you book before the spaces fill up. Each session will teach new skills in dance and/or filmmaking, showcasing your creative expressions in the places in which you live.

With sessions happening in Ellon, Turriff and Inverurie, we cannot wait to see what each town makes, and all mini edits and/or compilations of the sessions will be gifted to you all to see and share.

You will find us here:

  • Inverurie Community Campus: 3.30pm - 5.30pm on Mon 19th, Tues 20th, Thurs 22nd and Fri 23rd July
  • Gateway Centre, Turriff: 3.30pm - 5.30pm on Mon 2nd, Tues 3rd, Thurs 5th and Fri 6th August
  • Ellon Community Campus: Mon 9th, Tues 10th, Thurs 12th and Fri 13th August
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Fits a Dee Podcast camp

Fits A Dee? A Summer Podcast Intensive 

To find out more contact

For 10 to 15 year olds

Sessions will take place twice a week from 5 July to 15 August (mostly over zoom).

This is a chance to learn the process of creating, writing, presenting or voice acting in a podcast from start to finish!

Ten Feet Tall Theatre will be working with young people across Aberdeenshire in a mix of online and in person sessions to bring together a fully produced podcast series called 'Fits A Dee?'.

The podcast will explore the past, present and future of the Doric language in the North East of Scotland. Whether it's performing in comedy sketches, interviewing 'weel kent' faces or joining the writing team, this is an opportunity that offers something for everyone. 

All experiences are welcome, Doric and Non Doric speakers alike! The final product will be shared publicly as part of Live Life Aberdeenshire's Across The Grain festival in October, our annual celebration of Doric and Traditional Music in the NE.

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The Event Academy for ages 16-25 July 2021

The Event Academy

To register your interest and check available dates, sign up today

Free summer activities for 16-25s open for applications!

Join LLAberdeenshires Arts and Heritage team this summer at Aden Country Park. Challenge yourself to learn something new and build up your CV by working with industry professionals.

  • Cast Your Voice: Create a podcast: 3-day programme at ARC recording studio
  • Customer Care: 2-day programme at Aberdeenshire Farming Museum supporting summer holiday Puzzle Zone activities

Each programme runs three times during July 2021.

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Children doing drama

Drama and Film Summer School with Mitchell School of Drama

To book a place contact

For ages 12 to 18 years, Inverurie Town Hall, Monday 2nd - Friday 6th August, 1-5pm daily.

Rhona Mitchell, director and teacher; and filmmakers Euan Banks and Matthew Reed.

Enjoy a week of drama activities, creating, writing and acting for film. Join others in improvisation activities, character development and telling stories for the screen. The week will culminate in edited, filmed extracts of your own work.

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Instagram project

Instagram NE - Social Media Training Intensive with North Easter Arts Touring

To find out more contact 

For ages 11 - 18

Workshops will take place one afternoon a week over five weeks during the summer holidays in the Ballater/Braemar area.

What does Scottish culture mean to you?

We’re looking for young people aged 11 - 18 to learn about and lead a social media campaign, creating vivid images for an online Instagram platform to promote Live Life Aberdeenshire’s annual Across the Grain Festival, celebrating Doric and traditional music.

Working with professional artist Shae Myles you’ll get the chance to share and explore what’s important to you, create tag lines, logos, moving imagery, and music for posts to creative images that speak to young people and adults across the North East.

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