Be Inspired in Glenesk

Local charity Angus Arts is all set to head out of doors over the coming months 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.

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 first adventure takes place on Sunday (May 26) from 2 to 4.30 p.m. at The Green Shed, The Retreat Visitor Centre in Glenesk Entitled “Big Picture, Small World” it offers a gentle introduction to the project, is suitable for both adults and children and will be wheelchair friendly.

The cost is £5 (under 8s must be accompanied).

To book a place please phone Angus Arts on 01674 850842 / 01356 648669 / 01356 670304, email or simply turn up on the day.