Jul 1 2011 by Alison Anderson, Perthshire Advertiser Friday
BIRNAM Arts Centre celebrates its 10th birthday tomorrow between 11am-3pm, followed by a concert featuring Stax of Motown in the evening at 8pm.
John Swinney MSP will open the proceedings at 11am on a day which promises to be full of exciting things to see, listen to, and participate in.
The centre will be opening the doors to many of its workshops, which form part of its extensive workshop programme, so visitors can see exactly what happens, and they even have the chance to have a go.
The day includes a ballet show by the Birnam Arts Ballet School and a ballet workshop, while other workshops feature belly dancing, yoga, guitar, and children’s activities throughout the day.
An exhibition, Flight, on the mezzanine level, displays work produced by the artists from Capability Scotland’s Upper Springland.
Everything during the open day between 11am and 3pm is free.
Stax of Motown, based in Scotland, are talented musicians with a passion for soul.
Formed in 2010 by Leon Thorne, his vision was to create a band which would bring uncompromising justice to artists such as Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Jackson 5, Diana Ross & the Supremes and many more of the Motown greats.
Tickets are £12 (concessions £10, £5 for under-16s).