Arts combine for heritage exhibiton

The Buchanhaven Heritage Society is to stage an arts, crafts and performing arts event at Buchanhaven Community Centre on October 6 from 11am to 3pm.

During the free event, believed to be the first of its kind in the area, there will be a wide range of art on display, following the recent art exhibition staged at the centre in July this year which was a huge success.

Local scenes will be evident, but there will be a wide range of different themes to suit all tastes and prices. In addition there will be cards in watercolours of local scenes for sale.

From the craft side of things there will be calendars with local scenes to order; unusual bird feeders; cakestands; keyrings made from tweed from the former mill just before it closed; silk-painted cards and much more unusual gifts.

In addition there will be delicious chutney and jams and also sweets from Bon Bon for all to enjoy.

Musical performers will play at various times throughout the day to add the last dimension and while folk enjoy the local arts on display they can meet old and new friends over a tea and fine piece.

Society chairman, Alex Geddes, said: “One of the aims of the centre was to ensure that all local talent could have a showcase for their work and early feedback from recent events is that we are succeeding in that aim.

“This event is to test how the three well-known arts could come togther in a joint approach to hopefully provide something for everyone.

“As word of the centre continues to grow we are encouraged not only be local support, but now from further afield including Fraserburgh, Mintlaw, Ellon and Aberdeen.

“Local traders have also said they have seen an increase in business when events are on, so again we are encouraged by this and hope this trend continues to benefit all in the local community.

“I do hope that all our visitors will enjoy the next event and thank all who continue to support our work and development.”

Entry is free, but donation tins will be at the door to support the Lifeboat appeal.