Peace Camp event set for this week

Aberdeenshire will host a four day installation of artwork called Peace Camp at Fort Fiddes, Cullykhan Bay, near Pennan from July 19 as part of a wider cultural project linked to the Olympics.

Peace Camp is a collaborative project by director Deborah Warner, actor Fiona Shaw and musician and composer Mel Mercier for the London 2012 Festival and City of Culture 2013 inspired by the ancient idea of an Olympic Truce.

Fort Fiddes is one of only eight national sites chosen as a location for the series of coastal installations appearing from dusk till dawn (9.30pm to 5.30am) across the UK over four nights (July 19 to 22).

Aberdeenshire Council is supporting the event and libraries will also be delivering a range of activities to tie into the Peace Camp themes of love, discourse and the celebration of the coast.

A mobile library will bring local author, Deborah Leslie, to the coastal villages of Gardenstown and New Aberdour on Friday, July 20, where she will present humorous poems, stories with a romantic theme and a dash of Doric.

To contribute to the ‘virtual’ Peace Camp or to book a place at the main event at Fort Fiddes visit the project website at where music by composer Mel Mercier will also be available to download.

Computers in branch libraries across Aberdeenshire can be used to access the website.