Wooden Barn to host ‘Woollen’ fun

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An Aberdeenshire arts organisation has come up with a ‘wooly’ idea to take part in Voluntary Arts Week.

The Wooden Barn in Banchory is hosting its first Woollen Woods this May, with ‘wild garden’ as its theme.

Voluntary Arts Week is a series of events showcasing the nation’s creativity and is run by Voluntary Arts with support from Spirit of 2012, an independent trust that funds projects that empower people to get out, be involved and feel better.

Taking place across the UK between May 6 to May 15, the week’s programme is made up of a wide variety of creative and cultural events run by groups and organisations.

There are no boundaries as to the type of cultural activity that can be part of this special week and groups can register their events on the Voluntary Arts Week website.

It can be anything from one-off performances, to singing sessions, CraftBombs, music and song Flashmobs and Woollen Woods featuring woolly creations in the trees.

Ashley Lawrie, Programming and Marketing Manager at Woodend Barn said: “Woodend Barn is delighted to be taking part in Voluntary Arts Week. Our wild garden will be transformed into a Woollen Wonderland where you might just find a knitted creature hiding in the grass or a felted frog perched by our pond.

“We always get a huge response from the Banchory community and Aberdeenshire area and we’re looking forward to seeing the results of this group project. If you’d like to take part, get in touch with us now to ensure your woollen creation can be included!”