Haddo Arts is an exciting new organisation which brings a unique artistic experience to Haddo.
Working with world-class artists and makers, with local professionals and communities, schools and other arts organisations, Haddo Arts will create a distinctive annual programme across the whole of Haddo – the House, the Hall and the Country Park.
Haddo Arts hopes to create opportunities for everyone to enjoy the arts, providing them with the space, the time and the freedom to enjoy the very best artistic experience and to develop their own ideas – to make their own art.
We are continuing to develop new projects and partnerships in 2019. The 2018 Festival saw Haddo Arts working with the Aberdeen Artists Society to stage their Autumn Exhibition at Haddo, with the Scottish Poetry Library to bring a metre or stanza of poets as well as building on the previous year’s association with Music Co-OPERAtive Scotland. We were delighted to be hosting first performances by the Haddo Baroque Ensemble and the Enescu Piano Quartet, and to be the venue for the premiere of Tipping the Hat to Flanders and Swann.
Haddo Arts' first project was the successful Haddo Arts Festival 2017. The packed programme of music, theatre and art in an exciting combination of classic concerts and new work, attracted over 5000 people during October. More information about individual events can be seen by following the link to the Festival.
With new projects and partnerships underway for the 2019 Festival and beyond, these are exciting times at Haddo and we hope to see you there.
If you are under 26 years old the Haddo Arts Festival is great value with £5 tickets for all events!
Following the success of the 2017 & 2018 projects, we are delighted that Song for Haddo returns in 2019, led by Sue Baxendale and the McOpera team. This year Song for Haddo takes its inspiration from the history of Haddo House
Lots of music, from A Song for Haddo, Handel's Samson, the Maxwell String Quartet and NESMS, through to the Truly Madly Baroque featuring Red Priest and Scottish Opera's Highlights tour..
After last year's success our art exhibition Experimental Use of Space: Connections use the Mobil Room, the South Wing and Courtyard.
This year we feature our first concert in Aberdeen when Angela East, of Red Priest will give a solo cello recital in St Machar's Cathedral.
Scotlands Makar, Jackie Kay, will be visiting us in the Library of Haddo House for an entertaining evening of poetry with supporting music from NESMS.