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KDAF 2012 exhibition at Milton of Crathes,Banchory

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The preview to the last KDAF exhibition will take place this Friday 27th April 2012

The winners of the competitions will be announced at the preview

at The Milton of Crathes Gallery, Banchory.

All welcome


Written by Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum

April 26, 2012 at 8:16 am

KDAF annual exhibition at The Milton Gallery, Crathes, Banchory

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KDAF annual art exhibition at The Milton Gallery is on show now.

KDAF Commitee members at the 2011 KDAF annual exhibition

Alison  Ewan, Deeside artist and tutor, with the winner of the Young Artist category – the Timmie Penny Trophy.

Alison Ewan with the winning painter in the “First Time Exhibitor” category judged by Emma Pattullo of Platform 22.

The exhibition will run from 30th April until 15th May.

Opening hours are 10am -5pm Monday to Saturday and 11am -5pm on Sunday.

Art Competition application forms available online and from The Milton Gallery, Crathes and Platform 22, Torphins

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Application forms:

KDAF art competition 2011 Application form

Application forms can also be filled in on the day at The Milton Gallery.

Handing in days are:

Saturday 23nd April 12pm – 3pm
Sunday 24rd April 12pm – 3pm
Monday 25th April 12pm – 3pm
Tuesday 26th April 12pm – 3pm

Written by Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum

April 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm

KDAF: previous art grant awards

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Deeside Arts Forum has awarded several grants to young musicians, enabling them to attend music courses and summer schools.
Other personal development grants have included an award to enable an artist to attend a course on making hand-made paper to enhance
her art and to enable her to run classes on this subject in her local community.
Project support grants have been awarded to the “Yellow’s on the Broom” Arts Festival, “Sideline Multi Arts”, based at Woodend Barn
running workshops culminating in an annual performance and “Fèis Spè Ltd”, a ceilidh music group of sixteen young musicians, four of
whom live locally.
The Forum has also supported North East Open Studios, the newly-formed Woodend Music Society, The Burn’s Quoir, The Banchory
Birl, Grampian Young-Arts, The Finzean Project “Portrait Of Our Time” and The Tarland Welfare Trust.

Canny Act – Panto Time

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Canny Act’s panto this year: “Bah! Humbug!” brought a much needed ray of sunshine and warmth to this icy corner of the North East.
Playing to packed houses for both performances, the great Charles Dickens tale was retold in a way only Canny Act can. Keeping true to core of the story, Phil Murray’s Scrooge was a commanding presence throughout the show. Children leaving the village hall at the end of the performance were heard repeating his barking “Bah Humbug” with great amusement.

Written by Chris Rodger the show romped through the famous fable at a
fair lick, with able support from Debbie Murray as Cratchitt, and the five
strong chorus playing various parts (workers, bodies and skeletons etc).
The introduction of a certain legendary reggae star (Marley) brought the house down as Denis Garden and his fabulous Wailers brought Jamaican sunshine to Kinneff with a wonderful version of what developed into the show’s theme, “One Love” Disco, Reggae, and Ska numbers were sung with aplomb driven by a five piece band. So often local productions struggle with poor singing. Not so in Canny Act. Vibrant and witty numbers were all sung with confidence lifting the audience far away from the cold outside.
The three Dames (Ceri Webster, Karen Hales and Chris Rigby) pulled off
a fine balance between the pathos of the original story and the knockabout comedy of a pantomime. The Rat stuffing and Schoolroom scene providing plenty of laughs. The high spot was Scrooge’s scene where he meets Death (a wonderfully resigned yet totally camp performance from Jock Cantlay.) The singing of a unique take on Eric Idle’s “Not Yet Dead” with the chorus of bodies was immaculate, both hilarious and delightful. Rosie Hall made her Canny Act debut as Tiny Tim and pulled off a delightful and attention grabbing solo of “Somewhere Out There” with confidence and real stage presence. Local school children performed a hilarious puppet sketch, whilst the P5,6,7 from Catterline performed a new carol written for the show with great expression.
One local resident described the show as “The highlight of her year” It
would be hard to argue with that assessment.

Written by Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum

February 10, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Information: The KDAF Art Competition and Exhibition 2011 to be held at The Milton Gallery, Crathes, nr Banchory

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The KDAF Art Competition and Exhibition 2011
The annual KDAF Exhibition will be held from the 30th April until 15th May at the Milton Gallery, Crathes .

This year, prizes are sponsored by:

The Lost Gallery (Strathdon)

Platform 22 (Torphins)

The Upper Deeside Art Society

There are also two awards given by the Forum:

The Timmie Penny Young Artist Award (age 16-20)

The Sybil-Jean Swann Trophy which is The Peoples’ Choice Award

The Enable Group from the Scolty Day Centre, Banchory, will have a display of their work at the Milton Gallery as part of the KDAF Exhibition.
‘Enable Scotland’ is a charity that works to help disabled people live, work and get involved in their communities.

Entry forms are available from various venues throughout the area, including Community Centres and Libraries, or by emailing:

or telephoning
The Milton Gallery on 01330-844664


The Forum wishes to thank Mr. James Burnett of Leys, Mrs. Sue Thornton
and our patrons, whose generous support offers positive encouragement to
the arts in the area, and gives special status to this exhibition and competition.

Written by Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum

February 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum (KDAF)

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The Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum (KDAF) is a voluntary organisation which promotes all forms of artistic activity among groups and individuals of all ages within South Aberdeenshire.

Specifically, the forum seeks to:

Assist in the promotion of arts projects and initiatives, or itself promote events or workshops
Issue newsletters and publicity material to inform the public of its existence and activities or its members
Offer grant aid for arts projects to groups or individuals via its Community Arts Grants scheme

Address issues of concern to the arts community, pursuing solutions through Aberdeenshire Council and other agencies or networks

The Forum is funded entirely by Aberdeenshire Council and is run by volunteers who meet regularly in both Banchory and Stonehaven.
Professional advice is given by the South Aberdeenshire Arts Officer, Marie Shaw.
The KDAF AGM will be held on
Tuesday 3rd May, 7.30pm at The
Woodend Barn.
All are welcome to attend.


Written by Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum

February 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm