Adenstrom set for Saturday

FOLLOWING on from events in 2010 and 2011, Theatre Modo is working with school, youth and community groups to create Halloween event Adenstrom and fireworks event Maelstrom.

Join a carnival of curious creatures in the woody wonderland of Aden Country Park for a Halloween night of circus and surprises as part of Adenstrom.

The haunting Halloween event will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 6.30pm, starting from the courtyard area in front of the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.

You will be encouraged to join a parade of puppets, performers and stilt walkers on their way deep into the creepy woods of Aden, accompanied by a haunting host of fiendish monsters.

The event will come to a close with a fiery finale in the ruins of the old Aden Estate mansion house. In addition, music will also be performed by the Buchan Heritage Players before and after the main parade.

The event is free and un-ticketed, but donations are welcomed. Those planning to attend are advised to wrap up warm, while fancy dress, lanterns and torches are encouraged.

Maelstorm will be held just days later on Friday, November 2, in Fraserburgh and will see hundreds of young people take to the streets to put on a parade of mobile sculptural works, street theatre, fireworks and circus pieces, all taking their inspiration from the legends around the Kinnaird Head Lighthouse.

The parade will depart from Fraserburgh Academy at 7pm, progressing through the town centre to James Ramsey Park for the firework finale which is also free to attend.

The events are part of a youth regeneration project led by Theatre Modo in partnership with the Reaching Out project, Community Planning Partners, Shell and Aberdeenshire Council.