Aberdeen positives own Frank Doran MP has been awarded the Jane Attenborough Dance UK industry award. We are delighted to hear that Frank has been recognised for his hard work within the arts.
The annual award highlights the many important but often unacknowledged contributors that make the real difference to how dance is created and seen. It honours the individual working behind the scenes who has made an outstanding contribution to the art form.
Frank has worked tirelessly since 2004 to champion dance as an art form and also for the positive benefit it brings to the health, education and society. He was the main force behind the creation of the All Party Parliamentary Dance Group becoming its founding secretary helping to raise the profile of dance at Westminster.
What to watch this weekend-
Beyond the Haar- Free to watch online now!
Following Beyond The Haar’s successful run at the Belmont Filmhouse last year and screenings at several festivals in the UK and Europe, the film will now be available to watch and download for free!
To watch the film online go to the official website: www.beyondthehaar.com
It is a fantastic film and the first feature by Aberdeen based artist and filmmaker (and AB + member) Mark Bremner and mixes new and archived footage to tell the unique and sometimes quirky hidden story of a city often misaligned in the publics perception.
Surely a must watch for all AB+ members!
What’s coming up
Lastly a quick reminder of our next AB+ networking event which is being hosted by Natalie Kerr, Cultural Animateur at RGU on Tuesday 17 February, 7pm at Riverside East. Do you fancy marking your place in the North East cultural scene? All you need to do is have a new idea or project that you can talk about for 3-5 minutes and then its up to you how you continue the conversation with the audience. Are you looking for project partners, a venue, advice on getting your event or work noticed in the North East or maybe you are a new member and just want to introduce yourself in an informal and friendly atmosphere?
The floor is yours – if you are up for it just send an e-mail to Aberdeen.firstname.lastname@example.org a.s.a.p. to book your slot
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