24th - 28th October 2108 

The Braemar Creative Arts Festival (BCAF) 2018 will run from the 24 - 28th October and offers the community a variety of events including Music and Dance workshops, Arts and Crafts workshops, Drama and Literature workshops and a Festival Fringe featuring evening events, the Braemarket and the Deeside Knitwits. There will also be a Cuttlefish casting workshop 10am –1pm at St.Margaret's run for the festival by the Scottish Scottish Sculpture Workshop (for more info on this casting workshop/to book contact BCAF This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

As part of this festival, St. Margaret's Braemar is holding an exhibition of Chair Art and Ginny Russell Wall Art


 Opening reception 2 - 4pm on Wednesday 24th October. All welcome

Exhibition open on 24th to 28th  10am - 4pm daily

The opening reception will feature a public demonstration of a bronze pour of our new St. Margaret’s logo by Scottish sculpture Workshop technician Eden Jolly. 

Chair Art is a community art project based in Aberdeenshire. It began in 2014 and the idea was spread through friends, neighbours and work colleagues. The premise is to find old chairs, repair them and paint them white to give away as blank canvassess. They invite people to paint or decorate their chairs, or to make chairs out of other materials. The artists are mostly people with no real previous artistic background but they do have a few professional artists. The idea is that everyone can be a chair artist. The idea for ChairArt came from a community art project in the Gargfagnana area of Italy where chair art is in its 6th year. Each year the chairs are exhibited at a variety of venues along Deeside and are then are auctioned, raising funds that are donated to charity.

This year the pupils of Braemar Primary school will be adding their creations to the exhibition. Anyone can get involved in painting, decorating or altering a chair in any way. For anyone wishing to decorate and donate a chair please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The highly original and quirky artworks created by Ginny Russell  out of recycled materials, scouting around old ruins, beach-combing or visiting the local dump, will also be on display. In 2016 , her grandson Neil was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour at the age of 26. Neil became involved with the charity 'Shine' which supports young adults with cancer. Connecting with 'Shine'  made a huge difference to Neil’s life, so Ginny wanted to give something back and came up with the idea of selling her artworks in aid of 'Shine'. 

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mum in studio sitting opt a brush with the past


 All That Jazz 1 / Ginny Russell / A Brush With the Past

All proceeds from this exhibition will go to the charity 'Shine'  which supports young adults with cancer.

‘Shine Cancer Support  is the only charity in the United Kingdom that is exclusively focused on supporting men and women in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have had a cancer diagnosis. Shine is run by people who have first-hand experience of cancer. We work to identify the unmet needs of people in this age group, and to develop innovative solutions that help them to live their lives to the fullest’

 Shine Logo Cancer Support Right

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