Gordon Forum for the Arts to hold AGM

THE Gordon Forum for the Arts is holding its AGM at Inverurie Town Hall on Wednesday (October 27) at 7.30pm.

During the evening there will be presentations by two of the groups who have received grant awards during this year.

There will be a short performance by The School of Hip Hop - a young group from Kemnay who express themselves through Street Dance. Participation in this style of dance is known to break down social barriers and allows young people to be active and creative as individuals as well as conforming to a group effort. To date the “School” has performed at the St. Andrew’s Day parade in Inverurie, presented shows at Thainstone Exchange and Aberdeen’s Forum. It recently took part in the opening of Union Square and has mounted numerous events for charity.

After the AGM Richard Aspden, chairman of the Haddo Users Group, will talk about its exciting new plans. The vision of the Haddo Foundation is to build on Haddo’s heritage to interpret and promote everything from local history to modern innovation, through the arts, outdoor pursuits, education or social study. This promises to be an interesting and informative taste of things to come!

The Gordon Forum’s executive committee has drawn up an action plan for the year ahead. The plan takes account of the outcome of re-development discussions that have occurred this year with various local stakeholders.

Chairman Ian Clark said: “It is important to stress that we want to retain the best of the Forum’s previous activities while focussing on what practical steps it can take to further encourage and develop the arts in the Gordon Area.

Refreshments will be available.