Recall Macduff

Public Talk and Film Screening

7 November 2017, 7pm, Macduff Arts Centre

We would like to invite you to celebrate the launch of Macduff Revival, a contemporary art, heritage and food project.

The evening will include

  • An introduction to the project by the organisers Tessa J Fitzjohn and Anna Vermehren
  • Artist, musician and performer Sarah Kenchington will talk about her work and present one of her extraordinary instruments
  • Dr Sue Morrison, oral historian will introduce her work in Macduff and illustrate with recordings
  • Film screening of archival film footage from Macduff

The event is an informal, informative evening with refreshments. Everyone welcome.

More than just a story?

Public Talk with Sue Morrison: 19 October 2017, 6pm, Macduff Arts Centre

Have you ever swum in the Tarlair Lido, or smelled the bread from the many bakeries here in Macduff? Maybe you have just moved here, or your family have fished the waters for centuries…

Everyone has a story, and they are all unique.

We would like to invite you to a public talk on the 19 October at 6pm at the Macduff Arts Centre to meet Sue Morrison, oral historian, who will talk about her experiences in collecting stories. Over the coming weeks Sue is offering to train a group of volunteers to collect the personal histories as told by residents of Macduff.

It is an opportunity for the people of Macduff to celebrate and share their memories and stories with each other and with future generations.

Tell us your story, and learn how to record the stories of others.

Macduff Revival

Welcome to our new blog, telling you all about an exciting new project in Macduff.

We are Tessa Fitzjohn and Anna Vermehren, creative producers and individuals who believe that art has the ability to raise the profile of Macduff by revealing and re-interpreting its history, its place and its people.

Macduff Revival is a contemporary art, heritage and food project whose name refers to ‘a renewal’ or ‘improvement in fortunes’. At present, the project forms two parts, an oral history project called the Blethering Project and a food project called Bread+Butter. By inviting artists to engage with groups in the community, with partners and specialists, and to make new artworks to be sited in and around the town, we create opportunities to celebrate Macduff and its community.

We have devised this project for Macduff and as part of Fieldshare. It is kindly supported by Aberdeenshire Council and Sue Morrison.