Afternoon Tea in aid of CLAN
£10 each Available from the Deeside Inn
Messy Play Victoria Hall 10-11.30am £3 per child It’s time to get messy with the help of both of Ballater’s fabulous groups for under-5s – Ballater Baby and Toddler Group and the Busy Bees – with a range of hands-on activities involving paint, foam and sand, among others. Art-gluey activities are also available, and we’ll have some non-messy pastimes to enjoy too. Wear old clothes and bring a change of clothes. Also maybe a towel...! Suitable for ages 0-6. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
LIZZIE'S POP UP SOFT PLAY
lizzies pop up soft play is coming to BVW!
PANTOMIME & HOBBY HORSE TRIALS
BVW has added Hobby Horses to the Pantomime Horse Trials but you are welcome to bring your own, bought or made, and Panto entries can follow any theme... Open to all ages. So, get together with your best pal or nay-bour and join in. Charity mascots also welcome (tho they cause the most trouble). There will be Dressage.... Competitors will proceed to markers and perform set movements in the correct order. The ability to conga is a must. A short round of Show Jumping and a race will complete the event. There will be rules, but we doubt they will be enforced. Entry is free. Spectate if you dare.
SIR PATRICK GEDDES
The Sir Patrick Geddes Memorial Trust hoped to have a VW Geddes Day with
information and guided walks, so instead have sent VVW some information
and short video on polymath Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) who was born in
A pdf with 39 slides which tell a story of Geddes and the formation of the Ballater Geddes Group and how it promoted his legacy by inspiring a range of educational and cultural activities. They focus on the 150th anniversary of his birth in 2004 and physical artefacts in Ballater: his birth house plaque; Geddes sculpture gates at school and the walkway waymarkers; The Geddes bus stop; the street named after him and a round bronze portrait which is destined for the Library. The images describe connections alive now across Scotland, in France, India, and around the world.
A short Geddes inspired YouTube video: https://youtu.be/3MrjpczwC44
This was part of the language of Rivers and Leaves project which brought a Bengal boat to Ballater in 2004. It starts in Bengal and ends at launching the boat at Loch Kinord. This project enabled school children at Ballater and Finzean to learn about ecology via the Geddes story. Their artwork was displayed with a series of marvellous panels made by Tom Potter supported by Aberdeenshire Council.
From 1998 to 2007 The Ballater Geddes Group, with great input from the Potter family, enabled this exciting international exchange between school children in India, where Geddes worked.
Bonnie Baby & Picnic
The Bonnie Baby tradition gets a BVW makeover in this event for the under-3s. Dress your child/charge in any Victoria Week theme you like – Duck, Scarecrow, Car Parade, History, Movies, Sports – take your inspirati on from this programme’s pages and think: Be Amused. Just for fun, but there may be prizes too! Older members of Ballater’s community have been invited to help choose the winners in three age categories: 0-1, u2 and u3. If weather poor this event will move to The Glenaden Function Room
BVW TV QUIZ SHOW QUIZ
The TV Quiz Show Quiz, Victoria Hall, 7.30pm, £3pp
This evening is becoming the stuff of legend... Come as a team or come as you are to battle your wits against the greatest TV quizmasters, all with a BVW twist! Taking inspiration from the likes of The Generation Game, Blankety Blank, The Weakest Link, The Price Is Right, Blockbusters and A Question of Sport, Bullseye etc, expect a lorra lorra laff s. Prizes. Raffle too, in aid of CLAN Cancer Support. Dress up? Up to you. Conga? Most certainly. Max team number of six, flexible if kids included!
Putting Competition Ballater Golf Club
With Family Putting (11-3pm) you can play as often as you like to beat your own score or anybody else’s. There are no age limits and there are prizes for the highest scoring lady and gentleman, boy and girl. Clubs and balls are available if required.
BALLATER HIGHLAND GAMES
Ballater Films Presents Misbehaviour, as part of this Years BVW.
In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women's Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage of the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.
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Join DJ Slim Ade and friends for some epic musical adventures.
Remembering The Past
Hosted by the Ballater Local History Group, this popular exhibition of photos from the 1850s to the present day runs from Monday to Wednesday. Featuring pictures of local characters, Ballater scenes, weather extremes, royalty and school days, among many others, the organisers hope to encourage conversation and bring back memories for local people, and generate interest for visitors too. Optional donation bucket for entry. Please support.
HISTORY @THE HALLS
Sandy Dolan's talk this year shall be on The Crathie Bazaar of 1894 , the Bazaar being held to help raise funds for The New Crathie Church. A unique event in as much as many members of the Royal family were stall holders, also the Queen herself paid quite a few visits during the two days the Bazaar was held.