Preparing for Art 2009

'ART Brechin 2009' is a new cultural event promoted by The City of Brechin Civic Trust in collaboration with local artist David Adam.

Various events will take place between October 10 and 17, ensuring that Brechin remains firmly on the arts festival calendar of Angus.

Local artists, including Barbara Robertson, Sheila MacFarlane, Peter Drahony, David Watt, Wendy Page, Mark Fearn, Alison Ross, Harriet Radcliffe, Francoise Milne, Ken Donaldson, Mac Nicol, Peter Sharratt and David Adam himself, will hold a major art exhibition in the recently refurbished Mechanics Institute, accompanied by shows from the Brechin Photographic Society, the Embroiderer's Guild and the Damacre Craft Group.

A unique highlight of 'Art Brechin 2009' will be a painting demonstration by renowned landscape artist Dr James Morrison.

'An appreciation of Waterson' is a cheese and wine evening, where David Adam will give a talk on the artist's techniques. In support, Peter Sharratt will give a talk on 'French Renaissance Book Illustration' and the David Waterson Trust will also have a display.

Some of the independently run musical events will include Tayside Symphony Orchestra Wind section, Luigi Corvi (tenor singer), the Homecoming String Band, a Caledonian Hotel folk night and a Springfield House session.

An ambitious proposal to produce Fiona Scharlau's play 'The Murder Walk', based in 16th century Brechin, and set around the Cathedral, requires some local 'actors' to produce. If you feel dramatic - get in touch!

A historical Walk guided by George Mitchell will put you in the picture about the ancient city's past.

The 'Woolies Gap Site' will host a contemporary art exhibition and the Braveheart sculpture by Tom Church is on show at his workshop.

The grand opening of 'Art Brechin 2009' will be on October 9, in the Mechanics Institute.