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Weaving Art, Poetry, Music and Memories

14 Aug 2015

Haddo's creative side blossoms again with events focused on environmental art, textiles and weaving, music and poety over the next month. 

International textile exhibition comes to Haddo. 14-29 August.  Open 10-5 daily.

Try to make time to visit the wonderful Worldwide Weave Exhibition by members of the Camphill Community worldwide.  The textiles, mixed media and photography is inspiring.  It is the creative work of people with developmental and learning difficulties from countries around the world who are supported by the Camphill Foundation.  

The exhibition is in the Peatyards building at Haddo and is open daily from 10am to 5pm.   Details of the exhibition can be found at www.camphillfoundation.net/world-wide-weave  

Environmental Art - be creative with recycled materials.  Sunday 23 August. 11am-3pm

Learn how you can use everyday throw away objects made of plastic wood and other materials to make beautiful objects for your garden.  This is the project launch day for our Art in Nature project based in the Wildlife Garden.  Local artist Jemima Chillingworth will demonstrate how to make interesting, colourful things for the garden that complement and reflect nature.  This is an opportunity to sign up for two Saturday workshops to be held on 5 and 12 September.

Poetry and Folk Music in the Park.  Friday 4 September.  7pm-9pm 

Join us for an evening of poetry and folk music in the Country Park and Peatyards.  Local community artist, Petra, will be leading a short evening stroll through the Park followed by an opportunity to share thoughts and impressions, listen to music and song and write your own verse.  The £10 fee includes drinks and snacks.

To book your place on this events email us at haddo@visithaddo.com or call 01651 851041

Haddo Babies 70th Reunion - a great success

Last weekend at Haddo over 150 people gathered to commemorate the important role of Haddo House as a maternity hospital during WW2.  Women came from far and wide to give birth at Haddo, many evacuated from cities like Glasgow and Birmingham to the safe haven of Haddo.  Many of the 'babies' are now in their 70s and 80s and came from many parts of the world just to see Haddo, their birthplace, again.  There was even one mother who managed to come along and 4 generations of the another family.  The event was organised by John Lemon - a guide at Haddo House - who has researched the history of the Haddo Babies and worked so hard to bring over 50 of the 'babies' together along with friends and relatives.