A celebration of ‘care’ in Insch

TO mark the end of the Art Practitioners Consultancy, artists Catrin Jeans and Fraser MacDonald will host an afternoon celebration for all ages focusing on ‘care’ in Insch.

The celebration will take place at Insch Primary School this Saturday, December 1, from 2pm and is free to attend. Adults and children can get involved in activities that explore what care can be, and what it means to them.

From 2pm - 3.30pm the artists will host an array of activities and there will be teas, coffees and various stalls in the school hall. A panel discussion will start at 3:30pm, exploring what care is, while children’s craft activities will run at this time.

The artists Catrin and Fraser say “We’ve been working with a wide range of people, from primary schools to train commuters, to find out about what ‘care’ can be, from offering a cup of tea to people on their way to work, to hosting a 90th birthday party for Insch hospital.

“We’re keen on finding out what ‘care’ means to you, and invite you to get involved in activities and have your say in a panel discussion at our final event!”

With support from Aberdeenshire Council’s Public Art Programme, the Art Practitioners Consultancy was commissioned by the Friends of Insch Community and Hospital and has been delivering a variety of arts events involving local schools, community groups, residents, commuters and Bennachie Leisure Centre users, that explore the issues of Health and Wellbeing in Insch and its surrounding villages.

Jennie Biggs from the steering group of the project said, “This event is unique and a tempting opportunity to enjoy the activities and have your say. So many ideas can contribute to care that works - and what is care for you?”

For more information you can contact the artists directly, Fraser MacDonald: famacdonald@hotmail.co.uk 07735 438177, Catrin Jeans: catrin.jeans@gmail.com 07521 498 964.