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Extraordinary Events and Activities
A three-week multi-arts programme bringing a variety of cultural entertainment to Strathearn.

The Swings

Plaidsong - Gig on a Truck

Ecdysis - Oceanallover

Building on the success of last summer’s S.O.F.A. Festival, which was a purely online series of events and activities over a weekend in July 2020, we are delighted to, at long last, be able to bring you a real-life, in-person festival which will take place from 3-18 July 2021.

Supported by funding from The Touring Network Transition Fund and Perth & Kinross Council’s Rural Events Fund, the festival will offer a wide and eclectic mix of events and activities to enjoy over three consecutive weekends.

Partners - Strathearn Music Society,  KWIC, The Drovers' Tryst, Crieff Folk Club and Innerpeffray Library 

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Exhibition on Film: Frida Kahlo

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Sketching Skills Workshop
Saturday 31st July
10.30am - 12.30pm
Strathearn Arts

An interactive workshop that will develop your skills and confidence with drawing and sketching. 

  • Learn about selection and use of pencils.

  • Explore using tone to create shape and form.

  • Improve your observation of light and shade.

  • Try your hand at still life tonal drawing.

    Suitable for beginners or those with some drawing experience.

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Ecdysis (In Vivo)
Saturday 3rd July
3.00pm - 4.00pm
MacRosty Park, near bandstand

Oceanallover perform (Ecdysis (In Vivo) a sculptural costume dance/music performance that takes inspiration from reptiles and particularly the necessity to shed skin in order to grow. This is a collaborative project for Oceanallover who are working with several music producers, artists and performers from Scotland, Bristol and London and Europe to create these live performances in both urban and rural locations.

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Event Cinema:
La Bohème on Sydney Harbour
Friday 9th July
7.30pm
Licensed Bar

Puccini’s beloved classic – the original bohenmain love story – has long captivated audiences around the worls. His music swell with love, soars in ecstasy, crackles with jealousy and cires with heartache. With lavish sets and cosumes transforming the harbour-top stage into a romantic Paris winter, Opera Australia’s glittering production will be an unforgettable delight.

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Event Cinema: 42nd Street
Saturday 10th July
7.30pm
Licensed bar

Join us for the tap-dancing musical extravaganza 42nd Street The Musical. Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in the heart of London's West End.

Exhibition on Film: Frida Kahlo (12A)
Sunday 11th July
6.30pm
Licensed Bar

Exhibition on Screen’s trademark combination of interviews, commentary and a detailed exploration of Frida Kahlo's art delivers a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy. This personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works, and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience, and her unmatched lust for life, politics, men and women.

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The Merry Wives of Windsor
Friday 9th July
Innerpeffray Library

 The Three Inch Fools take to the road with five actors, all manner of musical instruments and an inventive take on Shakespeare’s raucous comedy. Prepare for an evening of mischief and hilarity, as The Fools present this rip-roaring Shakespearean comedy at the beautiful and historic Library of Innerpeffray.

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Dance Theatre present:

The Swings
Sat 17th & Sun 18th July
Performances: 1.30pm, 2.30m & 3.30pm
MacRosty Park

FREE EVENT

‘Life was never better on a swing, the higher the better!’

Come and enter our world of The Swings.

Watch as our aerialists swing, climb, play and perform. Then the Swings are open to you to experience.
 

A 5m high giant swing set, 2 swings, 2 aerialists and a sound installation where you can play, watch, and listen.
An interactive event for all the family.

There will be 4 performances on each day, each lasting 15 minutes. In between the performances the swings will be available to you to have a go! Just come along!

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Perth Theatre's Gig on a Truck tour presents
PlaidSong
Saturday 17 July 6.30pm
Mungall Park

Roll On Sweet Earn’: Songs & History from Perthshire and Beyond’ by PlaidSong
Dr Nicky Small and Syd House, both based in Perthshire, perform together as PlaidSong, specialising in combining history and song in their performances (see www.plaidsong.co.uk for more background and links to their music). For this special evening of songs and storytelling, they will be performing songs that reflect on the Drover's Tryst and the associated history of Perthshire (and maybe a wee bit beyond). 

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EXHIBITION

Oceanallover Costumes

3rd - 18th July
Tue - Sat 10am -4pm

Box Office & Shop
2 Comrie Street, Crieff

Strathearn Arts is thrilled to be able to bring you a rare opportunity to see, close-up, a selection of the extraordinary costumes and design drawings created by Oceansallover for their performances and events.