Ellon Cinema – Sunday, 29th April 2018

Ellon Cinema; Sunday 29th April ’18

The Ellon Cinema team will be back next Sunday with another two films for the community to enjoy:

Duck Duck Goose (PG) – 3 pm

Peng is a freewheeling bachelor goose who’d rather do anything than practice for the upcoming migration. He thinks he’s better than everyone else and spends his time attempting crazy stunts at even crazier speeds. In one such stunt, Peng flies too near the ground, hits a flock of ducklings and separates brother and sister, Chao and Chi, from the rest. In this unlikely meeting, Peng will begin a journey that will break his wing and nearly break his heart as he grows to understand the power of unconditional love in the form of two ducklings, who likewise grow to see him as the best father they could ever have.

Genres:   Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family

The Shape of Water (15) 6pm

From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes The Shape of Water, an otherworldly fable set against the backdrop of Cold War era America in the early 60s. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones. Nominated for 13 Oscars this year receiving winner of Best Film, Best Directing, Music (Original Score) and Best supporting Actress.

Genres: Adventure, drama, fantasy

Coming up in May:

Friday, 11th May, Opera Night – Don Pasquale for the Teatre all Scala in Milan.

Sunday, 20th May, A Wrinkle in Time at 3 pm and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society at 6 pm.

Ellon Cinema,
Run by volunteers for,
The Victoria Hall Trust Management Committee
Registered Charity No SC 023733
See our web site: victoriahallellon.co.uk/cinema for films planned for the months ahead

Barthol Chapel Church – Notice of Open Meeting, 30th April, at 7:30 pm

Barthol Chapel Church – Notice of Open Meeting, 30th April, at 7:30 pm

You are invited to an open meeting on 30th April at 7:30 pm in Barthol Chapel church to start a discussion about options for the church building and whether there is any desire for it to become a more flexible space, suitable for wider community use, whilst remaining a place of worship.

The church is the biggest public building in the community and it is greatly underused. It is about 21 x 8.6 metres, almost the size of Inverurie swimming pool (25 x 9m).

There is work needing to be done on the roof and exterior walls of the church and so this seems a good moment to think about how we can maximise use of the space. With some internal alterations – initial suggestions include improved heating, a level wooden floor and removable seating – it could become a really useable, accessible community asset.

Access to the school is limited to term times, evenings and weekends so at present Barthol Chapel lacks all year round access to a large community space.

This is just the beginning of a conversation about if and how the building might be adapted. The first thing to discover is whether there is any need or desire for such a plan.

We would very much like to hear your opinion, ideas, comments and any concerns, so please come along, if you can, on Monday April 30th.

The meeting is in the church so you can explore the space and imagine its potential.

More details can be found at www.bartholchapel.com

Refreshments will be provided.

Barthol Chapel Community Association
E-mail < mailto:bccasecretary@bartholchapel.com> bccasecretary@bartholchapel.com

Ellon Cinema – Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April

Ellon Cinema – Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April

The Ellon Cinema volunteers return from the easter break with three films for the weekend for the community to enjoy:

Saturday, 14th April – 7 pm – Mary Magdalene (12A)

An interpretation of the story of Mary Magdalene by Helen edmunson and Phillipa Goslet. Set in the Holy Land in the first century, a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix) who promises that the world is changing. Mary (Rooney Mara) is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the time. As the notoriety of the group spread and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.

Genre:   Drama

Sunday, 15th April

Peter Rabbit (PG) – 3 pm

Based on the books by Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit  his threes sisters: Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton Tail and their cousin Benjamin enjoy their days harassing Mr McGregor in his vegetable garden. Until one day he dies and no one can stop them roaming across his house and lands for a full day or so. However, when one of Mr McGregor’s relatives inherits the house and goes to check it out, he finds much more than he bargained for. What ensues, is a battle of wills between the new Mr McGregor and the rabbits. But when he starts to fall in love with Bea a real lover of all nature, his feelings towards them begin to change. But is it too late?

Genres:   Animation, adventure, comedy

Walk Like a Panther (12A) – 6 pm

A ‘community spirited’ film where a group of 1980s wrestlers are forced to don the lycra once last time when their beloved local pub is threatened with closure. A heart warming story providing plenty of laughs, featuring that money grabbing villain again, who you can’t wait to see get his just deserts.

Genre:    Comedy

Coming up soon:

Sunday, 29th April: – Duck Duck Goose at 3pm and The Shape of Water at 6 pm

Friday, 11th May – 7 pm Opera: Don Pasquale recorded live from the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan

Sunday, 20th May – A Wrinkle in Time at 3 pm and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society at 6 pm

Ellon Cinema,
Run by volunteers for,
The Victoria Hall Trust Management Committee
Registered Charity No SC 023733
See our web site: victoriahallellon.co.uk/cinema for films planned for the months ahead


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New arrivals have been coming in to the gallery. March and April 2018

New arrivals have been coming in to the gallery.

The snow has gone and there’s lots to see…

Quarryhill Cockerels   acrylic on gesso   61 x 45 cm    WINIFRED FERGUS

Tolquhon Gallery

Spring Exhibition — new arrivals

Easter is on the way. Perhaps you have holidays coming up or just a long weekend. We’re half way through our Spring Exhibition and we have some new arrivals definitely worth seeing. Check out paintings from Winifred Fergus, Jim Livingstone and Kitty Watt.

Fountain Field   JIM LIVINGSTONE  42 x 31 cm  mixed media
Tomnaverie  KITTY WATT  etching  9.5 x 9.5 cm                                

Lochan at Dusk  KITTY WATT  etching  9.5 x 9.5 cm

Night Light Holder  HELEN KEMP  19 cm high ceramic
Cowslip Vase  SUE DUNNE  18 cm high ceramic

Corncrake  KATHRYN O’KELL  14 x 17 x 2.5 cm  lime

We are open all Easter weekend — do come and see us if you can. If the weather’s fair, you can explore the garden. Enjoy the spring bulbs, listen for the frogs. If the weather’s foul, come into the warmth and enjoy the stove. We’ll have Easter eggs.
You can always browse the whole show from the comfort of your armchair and buy online. If your purchase doesn’t live up to expectation, you can return it, no questions asked.

We have a regular blog on our website covering all sorts of topics from how to clean a sculpture to where to find the best coffee to the inspiration behind a painting.

Have a glimpse into an artist’s studio in our latest blog: 
A glimpse behind the painting — Brita Granström

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Our school is coming up to its 50th birthday.  Its time for all to come and join our celebratory family disco event – Friday 27th April 2018.  Get your tickets from the office at the School.


DAVIDSON (Tarves)Peacefully at ARI on March 21, 2018, Pearl Scarborough, aged 86 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Jonathan (Tondy), loving mum of Derek, Yvonne, Robert and the late Mike, cherished granny and great granny. Funeral service in Tarves Parish Church on Wednesday, March 28, at 1pm thereafter to Tarves Cemetery to which all family and friends are respectfully invited. No flowers please. Donations, if desired to Poppy Scotland.