9 Jun 2016
A look ahead to the promise of summer and art, music and photography news for the autumn...
After the gorgeous weather last week, I was about to write a blog featuring all the gorgeous summery things on show here at Haddo at the moment. Baby Coal Tits in the firs, swoops of Swifts overhead, a scattering of the first Marsh Orchids up in the lakeside meadow, our full weekend of wildlife events on the way...
Unfortunately we've had to postpone our Puffin walk Bat Watch and our moth event this week due to the rain. We've rescheduled all of them for next weekend- the PUffin walk and Bat Watch have been moved to Saturday 18th, and the Moth Trapping will take place on Sunday 19th. If you've already booked on either event you'll have an email sent over to you this morning, if you'd like to come to any of those events on the new dates just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Something very exciting coming up for the end of June. As part of the Haddo Arts Festival we'll be launching our first ever Haddo photography competition and winners' exhibition.
It's open for pictures taken anywhere in Aberdeen City or Shire (although there will be special awards and prizes for photos taken here at Haddo), with categories for wildlife, history, people and a special class for under 16s. The winning photographs will be on display at Haddo throughout the Festival, and there'll be some great prizes on offer as well.
Entries open on the 28th June and you've got until 28th August to send in your pictures. You'll be able to find all the details and an entry form at the Haddo Arts Festival website at haddoartsfestival.org.uk
Of course, along with the photography competition the Haddo Arts Festival will be featuring a whole week's worth of concerts, opera, schools activities, and a really exciting night with a seriously big name local author... We'll be launching on the 28th June, and all the details will be on our events page here as well as at the Haddo Arts Festival website.
The festival runs from the 1st-8th October (the photography exhibition will also be open on Sunday 9th) so get the dates in your diaries!