The Barn to host mini-fest for children throughout the region

The Barn in Banchory will host Mini-Fest: Out and About following on from the success of its Source Weekender.
The Barn in Banchory will host Mini-Fest: Out and About following on from the success of its Source Weekender.

Award-winning multi-arts venue The Barn in Banchory, is to host Mini-Fest: Out and About following on from the success of its Source Weekender.

The children’s festival will showcase a series of events including; Mini-Beasts Workshop, Grass, Experts in Short Trousers, a Drop in Crafts Session and Book Bugs sessions.

The Barn is one venue out of many throughout Aberdeenshire taking part in the Mini-Fest series which runs from October 10 to 17.

Lorraine Grant,director of The Barn said: “We are delighted to be hosting part of the Mini-Fest at The Barn. Not only will children have the opportunity to discover the many beautiful and interesting things the outdoors has to offer but they will also have a chance to learn about culture, arts and expression.

“Mini-Fest is a continuation of the fabulous activities and events we host annually at The Barn and we can’t wait to see everyone taking part in this fabulous regional showcase.”

Mini-Fest is in partnership with Creative Scotland, an organisation The Barn has worked closely since its inception.

Children from the age of six months and above are welcome to the festival, which take place both inside The Barn and in the outside green spaces.

Other venues include Peterhead Library, Mearns Academy in Stonehaven, Wyness Hall in Inverurie, Victoria Hall in Braemar and Dalrymple Hall in Fraserburgh.

The Barn recently hosted Source Weekender which saw a host of global musicians take to the stage including Mobo Award Winners Sons of Kemet, Mercury Prize nominee Eska and folk musician Lizabett Russo.

Woodend Barn is a registered multi-arts charity which showcases innovative, informative and entertaining performances, workshops and exhibitions throughout the year.

The organisation was formed in 1994 by the community and is now one of Creative Scotland’s Regularly Funded Organisations – offering visitors the opportunity to access high quality art and culture.

Mini-Fest takes place on October 10 to 17 and attendance is free but ticketed. For more information please visit www.woodendbarn.co.uk.