Fraserburgh Festival of Fire heating up!

Previous Success!: The street parade came to Fraserburgh in 2010 with over 600 people taking part.
Previous Success!: The street parade came to Fraserburgh in 2010 with over 600 people taking part.

Fraserburgh selected to take part in Roofless, Scotland’s biggest, most ambitious outdoor arts programme.

As part of the programme Fraserburgh will perform a Festival of Fire, which was performed previously in the Broch in 2010.

Roofless will work in partnership with theatre company Modo, who have run a youth regeneration project in the area for the last 3 years in partnership with Shell, the Reaching Out Project, Aberdeenshire Council and Community Planning Partners.

This year a maelstrom is going to hit Fraserburgh, as hundreds of young people take to the streets on Bonfire Night to put on a parade of mobile sculptural works, street theatre, fireworks and circus pieces, all taking their inspiration from the legends of the Kinnaird Head lighthouse. Modo will begin working with youth groups and schools in Fraserburgh and the surrounding area this summer. Anyone interested in taking part contact Martin Danziger on 07973 963 301 or martin@theatremodo.com.

Martin said: “We have performed in Fraserburgh before but with Roofless we have the opportunity to do something even bigger.

“In 2010 when we came to Fraserburgh 600 people were involved and between 7-8000 people showed up to watch the parade. Our aim is to get similar numbers and get as many young people from Fraserburgh and the surrounding areas involved.

“It’s great to bring something like this to Fraserburgh and we want as many local people involved as possible whether that be organising or attending the event!”

The parade will take place on Friday November 2.