29th October – Treasures of Banffshire exhibition opens at Duff House.
31st October – 8th November Puppet Animation making puppets in Banff Primary and Macduff Primary
Youth Music Initiative sessions taking place in two local schools
25th November Celebrating North East Writers at Banff Castle
25th and 26th November Community Celebration event
Late Feb Civic Reception (includes John Kenny playing)
Over the Community Celebration weekend, there will be creative storytelling sessions and family craft activities in the Long Gallery and when Duff House closes at 4pm, the intention is to have activities or happenings staggered at intervals long the route from Duff House to Banff Castle, culminating in the first showing of Coast’s sound and light masterpiece at 5.30pm.
In the weeks leading up to the event, Puppet Animation Scotland will be working with a couple of local primary schools to create a range of puppets, sets and stories based around the Carnyx. Larger puppets may be used as markers on this route – also potential new imagery for John McGeoch to capture, showing the children making and creating. Kids will want to come along to the light event with their families to see how they may have contributed to the final edit.
Aberdeenshire Council will also have a musician working with three further primary schools, again Carnyx-themed, making sounds with wood instruments. John McGeoch will be able to add recordings to a re-worked sound track, making another connection to the light & sound event for young people.