Gordon Forum for the Arts

Newsletter

Spring 2012

Message from the Chair

Dear Reader

Spring is here already with not a hint of thawing snow and no apologies for rescheduled arts events after the winter... what a difference from last year! Some things are reliably the same however and this issue is published to coincide with the opening of our annual Gordon Art Exhibition. You will see for yourself just how well supported this is if you visit the exhibition in the Inverurie Town Hall between 23 and 27 March; at the time of writing entries were still coming in at a fair clip. We are especially grateful for sponsorship this year, the first without Aberdeenshire Council's financial support.

Later in the year look out for our "Value of Age" mini festival. This will be in the early autumn and will include a matinee concert by the Inverurie Orchestra arranged to encourage those elderly people who are not usually able to get to an evening concert to come along for a tuneful treat. Other items in the festival will include Doric story telling by Lorna Alexander, a film by Susan Cassie, a social art event organised by Merlyn Riggs, and a poetry and reading evening hosted by Margaret Hearne and Haworth Hodgkinson. There may be more; the programme, which will run over a two week period, is still being put together. More about this will appear on the website shortly.

Some of you may have caught the Greenwich Trio's recent terrific concert at the Kemnay Church Centre organised by Inverurie Music. This and other concerts from Inverurie Music are wonderful experiences in intimate settings where, not far from home, you can see the talent that people will queue to see in a London concert hall at five times the price. More people should enjoy these musical treasures. Try one... you won't be disappointed.

Ian Clark, Chairman

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