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.


TDT (Tarves Development Trust) learned at the end of last week that we had secured a grant to help purchase a motorised pavement snow plough for the village. Our problem now is where to keep it so we need to get a storage container not only for the plough but for other equipment used by the volunteers who help keep Tarves a great place to live.

If you, someone you know, maybe you employer who has a surplus container they no longer need and would be willing to gift to the village or sell it to us cheap or where we can get one at a good price please let me know.

Come next winter we will be looking for help to keep our pavements clear, if you would be willing to be trained in the use of the pavement cleaner just let me know, the snow blade or brush fit on front of the power unit.

David H on behalf of TDT

Project Manager required for Community Climate Action Project in Methlick.

Project Manager required for Community Climate Action Project in Methlick.

Main purpose of Job:

We are looking for a Project Manager who will be responsible for the delivery, administration and organisation all project activities detailed within the Climate Challenge Fund Project Plan in co-operation with and under the direction of the Beaton Hall Committee. This paid post will be for 12 months commencing in April 2018.

The post holder must demonstrate the following:

Outstanding people skills

Customer focus

  • Achievement focus

  • Strong organisation skills linked with attention to detail

  • Effective decision making

  • Self motivation

If you wish further details including a full job description please reply with your name, contact details and a brief resume to beatonhall@gmail.com


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