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Final appearance of ghostly events in haunted Woodside
The final exhibitions of the Woodside Haunted Heritage project will go on show from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday 23 February at Woodside Library and Fersands and Fountain Community Centre.
Aberdeen City Council's Arts Development team have worked with Woodside School, local writers groups and community centre users to produce both visual and written work reflecting Woodside's past with an emphasis on themes of mystery and the supernatural.
Local author Graeme Milne held two sessions on creative writing with P7 pupils at the school at which pupils were asked to look at the history of where they live and create short written pieces on fictitious ghostly happenings. The pupils work is an eclectic mix of stories some scary and others funny.
The work will be available to read at Woodside Library as part of an exhibition which also includes contributions from the Woodside Writers Group. The adult writers submitted a range of work from poetry to short stories. The stories are so well written that the reader may think they are true maybe they are.
Graeme Milne, local author, added: "During the project there has been a number of ghostly tales that have come to light including a phantom monk that was seen in Stewart Park. Strangely, enough we heard recently of a house nearby that has been subjected to poltergeist activity, apparently a phenomenon that is not as uncommon as you would suppose."
A small selection of 'spooky Victorian paintings' created during a number of drop-in art sessions by local residents will also be on show at the library.
Margaret Stewart, Community Arts officer at Aberdeen City Council said: "The theme has captured people's imaginations and the talent on display is clear to see. We hope to see lots of people at both venues on Saturday. Join us if you dare."
This project is part of Creative Communities which is organised by Aberdeen City Council's Arts Development staff.
The programme of imaginative and inspiring art projects for residents of all the City's regeneration areas and is funded by the Fairer Scotland Fund.
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