August 2017 - Stonehaven GuideBlog


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Tango going down a storm in Stonehaven

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It seems a lot of people in Stonehaven are keen to learn how to tango. Yes it takes two to tango.

However, much more people than that have been keen to attend workshops by professional dancer Ani Tchakmakdjan

She has a new programme of 6 weekly workshops starting on 30th August through to 13th September at the Stonehaven British Legion.

Ani will be teaching an Authentic Argentine Tango.

The classes are suitable for beginners as well as those with experience.

You can attend with or without a partner.

Please be warned - Tango is addictive

Booking in advance is essential.

Call or text Ani on
07779 612769 or
Send emai

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Book Launch at Kirktown Garden Centre

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On Saturday 19th August 2017, Andy Hall will be at Kirktown Garden Centre, Stonehaven for a Book Signing for his latest book "Aberdeenshire -  A New Perspective"

Andy has lived in the North East of Scotland all his life and loves every aspect of it: the light, landscape, architecture, literature, music, history and its people.

When he embarked on the photography for this book, he wanted to see the area with fresh eyes and to revisit the familiar to discover the unfamiliar.

This he has done to great effect.

He is working in partnership with Network Aberdeen Social Enterprise run bt Dr. Caroline Traa to give young adults with additional support needs an opportunity to have a meaningful working experience.

The book gives a fascinating insight of Aberdeenshire and some great images.

Well worth a read.

Book can be signed between 2pm and 3pm.

George Mcgillivray

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Mearns Connections Festival 2017

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The 2017 Mearns Connections Festival at the Grassic Gibbon Centre in Arbuthnott looks like it will be a cracker this year.

 At the Mearns Connections Dinner on Friday 11th, the guest speaker is Finlay Calder, British Lions captain and Scotland rugby legend. He is very entertaining. Tickets are £25 and include a 3 course supper.

Geordie Murison, the fabulous local King of the Bothy Ballads and his pals will provide a Bothy Nichts evening of entertainment on the Saturday night (12th).

For those of you who know Geordie, you’ll know that you are guaranteed a fabulous evening of entertainment. His friends Jim Taylor, Allan Taylor and others are equally entertaining. For those who don’t know them, you’ll have a great time. Tickets are £15 and include a stovie supper.

There is a Ballad Bus on the Saturday afternoon which goes on a musical journey around some Mearns Churches with artistic stained glass windows.Tickets are £12.

On Sunday afternoon, popular local photographer, Andy Hall is doing a talk at the Mearns Launch of his new book "Aberdeenshire - A New Perspective". Tickets are £5 and include tea, home bakes and a raffle ticket for a framed image of Catterline Bay.

There will be some books for sale and Andy will be happy to sign them afterwards. If you would like to come to any of these events, please phone the Grassic Gibbon Centre on 01561 361668 or send email 
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