Blairgowrie Library hosts free event for Big Listen
Hit American Country Legends show all set for Blairgowrie Town Hall performance
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. ticketsource.co.uk 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]turepk.org.uk to reserve a place.
To complete the online questionnaire as part of the Big Listen 4, go to www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/thebiglisten4.
Alternatively, email en[email protected] culturepk.org.uk 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