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It has been a great start for the Argyll Arts Collective this Autumn, in September we kicked off with our first official year of events with theDaddy Naggins Blue Grass Ceilidh band who played a fantastic set for us from their debut album!

The annual Autumn Fayre happened on the 30th September, this year saw an action packed event starting with the bread and a sponge cake competition, lots of homegrown fruit and vegetables, and worm farm, spoon carving and a bread making demonstrations. We had great support from the school, the children made some fantastic autumnal pictures for us which we used to decorate the hall. This is a free community event with an opportunity to share a pot luck lunch, so would be great to see more faces next year!

In October Jamie Laval, a renowned fiddle player from North Carolina, USA, played for us a selection of Scottish reels and tunes from Brittany and Scotland he combined these with some fine celtic storytelling.

Theatre In Schools Scotland performed a Catherine Wheels production of ‘The Story of the Little Gentleman’ which was a show about friendships. They performed in front of the Primary 1’s to 4’s and the Pre 5 Unit.

We have just had a visit from Paines Plough Theatre Company from London. The cast and crew were a lovely young energetic bunch that have been touring the show up and down the country for the last two months, they were so excited to be here in Argyll and couldn’t quite believe how beautiful it is! They performed ‘Growth’ a play about testicular cancer, the casts dynamism and enthusiasm about performing certainly shown through! Enjoyment seemed to be had by all there.

On the 2nd November at 11 AM Indepen-dance a mixed ability dance company from Glasgow will be performing‘Four Go Wild in Wellies’ in the Village Hall. This will be for the school children and any parents, grandparents or guardians that might want to come along, there will be a small charge on the door of £4.

There will be an event in the Bowling club on Sunday the 12th November at 7 30pm, where we will be showing a film called ‘Tomorrow’ by Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurant. Here’s what they have to say about it.

“ ‘Tomorrow’ has been a phenomenon in France and Belgium alone. Viewed by 1.5 million people and winning best documentary at the French oscars.

It has been hugely impactful, positive, affirming and inspirational, exploring creative solutions in the fields of food, energy, transport, economics and education “.

The Arts Collective would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has shown their support by attending an event or by helping before, during or after an event. This has been a really exciting time for us and we hope that these events might provide some inspiration, excitement and enjoyment for everyone involved.

If you would like to get involved in anyway, or would simply like more information regarding future events, then please contact Joni at argyllartscollective@gmail.com.

Last but not least this wouldn’t have been possible without the support from Awards For All and The Touring Arts Network.

We will organising some workshop activities over the winter months but will be back in the Spring with some extra special performances and concerts for you to enjoy. So until then….

Joni

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