Arts project holds meetings

An arts development project, aimed at using photography to explore social inclusion, is holding meetings in Ellon for those interested in getting involved this week.

Aberdeenshire Council’s Community Learning and Development, Arts Development and Community Planning teams and the Ellon Health Improvement Group are working in partnership on Life Through a Lens - a project aimed at collaborating with communities across Formartine to explore and reflect on barriers to participation in day to day activities.

Meetings will be held today (Thursday) at Slaine Hall, in the Kirk Centre, Ellon at 10am – 12 noon, and again from 6.30pm – 8.30pm for those interested in finding out more.

No previous photography experience is required.

It is hoped the contemporary art project will help to build awareness of the issues affecting vulnerable people and promote access to everyday activities, while also developing volunteering opportunities in the communities through feedback and consultation with Aberdeenshire residents.

Aberdeenshire Council’s social work and housing committee chair, Councillor Karen Clark, said: “This is an exciting project which will explore, in collaboration with Formartine residents, issues which affect people in their day to day activities.”