Working together for Aden-een success


With less than two weeks to go before this year’s Shakespeare-inspired Aden-een, The Shell Fireworks Parade, a massive amount of work is going on behind the scenes.

It’s not just the big event that makes the Shell Fireworks Parade so unique.

Although the annual extravaganza at Aden Country Park is the most visible result, behind the scenes equally valuable work is being done.

Over the years the Shell Fireworks Parade has helped young people into volunteering opportunities, jobs, training and college courses, as well as giving the young people real skills and lasting experiences.

Each year Modo encourages as many groups as possible to get involved.

This year there are several new groups on board - both performing and making props for the big event.

Each of the groups performing this year are busy rehearsing their own unique interpretations of some of Shakespeare’s best known plays, speeches and poems.

They will all be very different and there are sure to be some surprises in store. The Aden-een version of Shakespeare will not be boring!

Performing this year are CircoModo Mintlaw with a firey adaptation of the ballroom scene from Romeo & Juliet.

CircoModo Peterhead Seniors will be performing Ariel from The Tempest, while the juniors will tackle the witches from Macbeth.

The dance of the knights from Romeo & Juliet is the theme from CircoModo Fraserburgh, while the Serena Wilson School of Highland Dance will take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Peterhead Youth Theatre with Lawrence Dance Academy will tackle The Seven Ages of Man, while Peterhead Academy Drama Group will do Macbeth.

Mintlaw Academy’s lunchtime drama group has a slightly bizarre take on the dagger speech from Macbeth, while Alberto’s Holiday Group will do Commedia deli’Arte (to be revealed). His Fraserburgh Academy lunchtime group will also reveal their display later.

Three scenes from Romeo & Juliet will be performed by Mutiny Tribal Belly Dancers, while Aberdeen Firespinners will do firey performances.

Guarana Street Drummers will be providing some fun music and Red Brick Theatre will be doing a song and dance spectacular in the courtyard.

The makers this year are Willowbank Art Group, Aberdeen Foyer REACH project, SACRO and Princes Trust Team 40.

The event takes place at Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, on Friday, October 28.