Modo brings Drummers Corner to life

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Modo is working with local groups and Aberdeenshire Council to coordinate a programme of community led events in Drummer’s Corner on alternate Saturday afternoons to bring life, people and business to the town centre.

The programme’s aim is to attract more local residents and visitors to the town centre by offering a varied, regular programme of events.

Everyone is welcome to watch or take part in the activities.

As well as bringing the town centre to life, local shops and businesses will benefit from the extra footfall with an increase in trade.

Modo’s troupe of stilt walkers can be seen parading round the town to drum up audiences and to hand out flyers from shops advertising special offers available.

Already some shops have done this and feedback is encouraging.

Since June there have been six events with a variety of performances and workshops including excellent performances from dance groups including Serena Wilson School of Dance and Mutiny Tribal Bellydancers and music including special guests from America, Broken Walls, a Native American Band who treated the town to their unique style of music and dance.

Modo has been running drop in Circus Skills Workshops and CircoModo groups have performed their juggling routines and stilt-walking skills.

Free face painting is also available at each event.

Below is a list of dates from September to December, each event runs from 12 noon to 3pm:

September 19

October 3

October 17

October 24

November 7

November 21

November 28

December 5

December 12

December 19

Over the coming months Drumming Up Peterhead will see performances from both Peterhead and Fraserburgh Academies, a number of local dance and music groups as well as choirs from schools and churches.

Something special is being planned for the weeks leading up to Christmas which will hopefully encourage people to visit their local Town Centre.

MACBI will be along to offer taster exercise classes and there will be stalls and activities from a range of other services and organisations.

If you are in a community group or an individual with something to offer the community please do get in touch.

The events are open to dancers, singers, actors, choirs, bands, athletes, gymnasts, sports clubs, schools, uniformed groups etc – in fact anyone who would like a chance to show what they can do.

Modo can provide support, transport, sound systems and help with logistics.

If you have an idea of something that your shop/business could get involved in, support or benefit from the events please contact Modo.