Spooky Aden-een fun in the woods with Theatre Modo

There will be fire-breathing excitement at Aden-een on November 1
There will be fire-breathing excitement at Aden-een on November 1

There’s going to be freaky fun and scary goings-on at Aden Country Park next month as Theatre Modo presents Aden-een.

This year the Shell Fireworks Parade is moving to Mintlaw to create a wild and wonderful walk through Aden Coutnry Park.

Following the success of the event in previous years, the event will be an enchanted night-time walk with performers and creations bringing the woods to life with a fabulous fireworks display in the middle.

Following on from Pandemonium (2009), Fantasmagoria (2010), Leviathan (2011), and Maelstrom (2012) Modo is working with school, youth and community groups to create Aden-een, the Shell Fireworks Parade 2013, a sensational celebration of talent, culture and community.

The event will be held on Friday, November 1, at Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, with the woods open from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and 8pm to 9pm. Fireworks will be held at 7.45pm. Torches, donations, wellies and fancy dress is encouraged and there will be a shuttle bus running from Mintlaw Square and Mintlaw Academy car park. Those going along are advised to leave plenty of time for parking.

The young participants in this year’s show are eagerly rehearsing and many are working right through the holidays to perfect their routines.

Shell UK has generously continued their support of the event and we hope to give the community a night to remember.

John Raine, Shell UK’s communications and social performance adviser, says “Shell are excited to be working with Theatre Modo on the fourth Shell Fireworks Parade, Aden-een.

“The Shell Fireworks Parade continues to help address social issues and bring together the community in a high-profile celebration of art and local culture.

“The impact we have seen on the individual young people taking part has been staggering.”

Chris White, Aberdeenshire Council’s Buchan area manager, added: “Modo’s work with all sections of the community in Buchan goes from strength to strength.”