Modo gets its mojo back in the Broch again

Modo workshops will return to Mntlaw this week.
Modo workshops will return to Mntlaw this week.

A theatre charity group which helps engage young people will be brought back to Fraserburgh thanks to funding grants and individual efforts.

Theatre Modo will return to Fraserburgh and Mintlaw after securing funding from CashBack for Communities and individual fundraising efforts.

A return to a full programme of workshops has been announced by Theatre Modo starting from Tuesday August 23.

The Fraserburgh and Mintlaw workshops, along with those in peterhead, will be working towards performing at Aden-een’s Shell Fireworks Parade on October 28 at Aden Country Park.

All activities and workshops are free and new participants are welcome.

Fraserburgh workshops for Theatre Modo will be held on Tuesday’s from 7 pm until 9 pm at Fraserburgh Academy Girls Gym.

Mintlaw workshops will be held at Mintlaw Academy Games Hall on Wednesdays from 3.15 pm until 5.15 pm with free transport home for rural participants.

Theatre Modo was forced to pull out of Fraserburgh and Mintlaw at the end of last year due to a lack of funding for the programmes where it had 50 and 30 regular attendees respectively.

The charity group at the time said it costs around £100,000 to run Modo in the Broch, Mintlaw and Peterhead plus their additional volunteer training and skillshare.

The organisation which provides their work for free the group is almost entirely sustained by grants and funding.

Theatre Modo received a grant from the Big Lottery Fund in 2014 of £50,000 which allowed them to expand their work to Fraserburgh and Mintlaw from Peterhead.

However they were unable to repeat such funding levels until now.