Looking at the BIG Picture with Angus Arts

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Local charity Angus Arts headed out of doors on Sunday, May 26, in a new project that aims to help people Be Inspired in Glenesk (BIG).

BIG offers people the chance to get involved in fabulous outdoor arts adventures running from May through to October.

The event, entitled ‘Big Picture, Small World’ it offered a gentle introduction to the project.

During the day people were invited to sketch the Glenesk landscape, and these pictures where then joined up to make one large landscape - the ‘Big Picture’.

The ‘Small World’ involved making dens and houses for the mysterious little people that inhabit the
area.

The series of events is being filmed by local film-maker Alan Finlayson, who will create a short piece based on BIG to help promote Glenesk to a wider audience.

Maria MacDonell, co-creative director of Angus Arts, explains: “Glenesk is one of the hidden gems in Angus, and we want to encourage people to come and discover this beautiful place.

“We will be offering a variety of environmental arts sessions where the activities are inspired by a particular location, be it woodland, moor, river or historical building.

“We might make sculptures or kites, build dens or create rafts to float along the river, and whatever activity we do we’ll make sure that we leave no environmental impact so that people can continue to enjoy this stunning area long after we’ve gone.

“All ages are welcome, and you don’t need any particular skills to take part.

“Just bring your imagination, and be prepared for all weathers!”

There will be one adventure each month, made
possible by funding from
the Angus Council Community Grant
Scheme.

The next two adventures are Pebbles, water, stone on Sunday, June 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and ‘top of the world’ on Sunday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.