Blair­gowrie Li­brary hosts free event for Big Lis­ten

Hit Amer­i­can Coun­try Leg­ends show all set for Blair­gowrie Town Hall per­for­mance

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The hugely pop­u­lar hit trib­ute show ‘Leg­ends of Amer­i­can Coun­try’ is set to make its east Perthshire de­but on Sun­day, Novem­ber 12 at Blair­gowrie Town Hall.

Or­gan­is­ers promise a night of toe-tap­ping coun­try mu­sic at the show, which is en­joy­ing huge suc­cess this year with over 100 sold out gigs at venues all across the UK.

The con­cert fea­tures four singers – Joe Moore, James McGar­rity, and Rod and Tracey McAu­ley – who per­form the hit songs of coun­try leg­ends such as Johnny Cash, Dolly Par­ton, Kenny Rogers, Patsy Cline and Merle Hag­gard to name a few in a two-hour coun­try ex­trav­a­ganza that or­gan­is­ers say in­voke the feel of Nashville.

The singers will per­form with a full live band of top mu­si­cians on an au­then­tic stage set with state-of-theart sound and light­ing equip­ment.

Tick­ets for the show are avail­able now ei­ther on­line at www. tick­et­ for £18 plus book­ing fee or from Mitchell’s Newsagents on the High Street in Blair­gowrie.

Doors open at 6.45pm and the show gets un­der way at 7.30pm. For fur­ther de­tails con­tact 07751434296. Cul­ture Perth and Kin­ross has launched a drive to col­lect feed­back from peo­ple who use the area’s libraries, mu­se­ums and archives.

‘Big Lis­ten 4’ will run un­til Satur­day, Novem­ber 25, and will gather in­for­ma­tion via fo­cus groups, on­line ques­tion­naires, par­tic­i­pa­tory events and dis­cus­sions.

Libraries in east Perthshire, in­clud­ing those in Blair­gowrie, Alyth and Coupar An­gus, are tak­ing part in the project, the re­sults of which are ex­pected to be an­nounced in Jan­uary.

And there will be a spe­cial event in Blair­gowrie Li­brary on Satur­day, Novem­ber 4, with a range of free ac­tiv­i­ties de­signed to en­cour­age more peo­ple to use their lo­cal li­brary and find out what it has to of­fer.

The event takes place from 9.30am to 12.30pm and will fea­ture per­for­mances from Perthshire Brass, a Lego zone and a messy paint­ing ses­sion from 11am to noon which is open to ev­ery­one and will be on the theme of fire­works.

Vol­un­teers from Blair­gowrie Ge­neal­ogy Cen­tre will be in the li­brary all morn­ing to help peo­ple get started on re­search­ing their fam­ily his­tory, or to of­fer ad­vice if peo­ple have be­come stuck with their own re­search.

There will also be demon­stra­tions from young mem­bers of the Code Club at Blair­gowrie Li­brary who have been en­joy­ing ses­sions in the li­brary and are look­ing for­ward to show­cas­ing the kind of projects they are un­der­tak­ing.

He­len Smout, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Cul­ture Perth and Kin­ross, said: “The Big Lis­ten 4 is a large-scale con­sul­ta­tion with our users and more es­pe­cially peo­ple who don’t cur­rently use our ser­vices or who have stopped us­ing them in the last few years.

“It will help in­form the ser­vice de­vel­op­ments and im­prove­ments within Cul­ture Perth and Kin­ross help­ing en­sure our fu­ture ser­vices are re­flect­ing the needs and in­ter­ests of our com­mu­ni­ties

“This year the fo­cus is on en­gag­ing libraries, archives and mu­seum users plus peo­ple who used to visit them but for some rea­son have stopped.

“We’re look­ing to get a feel of the im­pact of our ser­vices on peo­ple’s lives and get their thoughts on how we can make them bet­ter.

“We want to know why peo­ple do use our ser­vices, and why they don’t use them any­more or as often as they might.”

She added: “Peo­ple who haven’t used their lo­cal li­brary for a while will be sur­prised by our range of ser­vices.

“Mem­bers can ac­cess free wi-fi, com­put­ers and the in­ter­net.

“They can also tap into a huge selec­tion of e-au­dio books, e-mag­a­zines, e-ref­er­ence and on­line re­sources for adults and chil­dren.

“There’s even a free li­brary App which gives ac­cess to li­brary in­for­ma­tion, and of course there are tra­di­tional news­pa­pers, mag­a­zines and thou­sands of books.

“The libraries teams also co-or­di­nates book groups, au­thor talks and sign­ings, ex­hi­bi­tions and spe­cial events geared at chil­dren.

“Plus there are im­pres­sive lo­cal stud­ies re­sources and a net­work of mo­bile libraries cov­er­ing the ru­ral parts of Perth and Kin­ross not served by a community li­brary build­ing.”

Spa­ces are lim­ited for the paint­ing so please book in ad­vance.

Call Blair­gowrie Li­brary on 01250 871305 or email blair­gowrieli­[email protected]­ to re­serve a place.

To com­plete the on­line ques­tion­naire as part of the Big Lis­ten 4, go to www.sur­veymon­­biglis­ten4.

Al­ter­na­tively, email en­[email protected] cul­ to find out about fo­cus groups and other events where you can have your say.

Peo­ple who haven’t used their lo­cal li­brary for a while will be sur­prised

Au­then­tic The set for the Leg­ends of Amer­i­can Coun­try show which is com­ing to Blair­gowrie Town Hall

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