Lights on Haddo – a 10th Anniversary Celebration

Friday 8th October 2021
7:30 pm until 7:45 pm

Venue: Haddo House Gardens and Country Park

This event is live and is free of charge


Event information

For one night only, a special pre-festival celebration of ten years of Haddo Arts Festivals through images from Festivals past and present projected onto the exterior of Haddo House, accompanied by music and song.

To accompany this event the following events will be taking place from 8th-17th October:

Art in the Park

Haddo Country Park is proud to again be part of this year’s Haddo Arts Festival with ‘Art in the Park’. Haddo Country Park, better known for its majestic, ancient forest and woodland, offers itself as a fabulous backdrop for art. Following meandering pathways and lush green foliage, the artworks from Kimberley McPherson and Sarah Calder will become a seamless part of the visitor experience. These art installations bring gentle reflections of the fascinating history of Haddo House and the Gordon family, still very much at the heart of Haddo.

Art in the Park hopes to bring a little play to this subject using the photography of staff and those active in Haddo’s current community to emulate the paintings and history of those from the past. These will be displayed as portraits on a trail in the park, complimented by original paintings in the Pheasantry by Sarah Calder. These installations are linked to the art in Haddo House for everyone to enjoy for the duration of the Festival of Arts.

Free unticketed event Email –

Haddo House ‘A Different Light’

Come along and view Haddo House in ‘a different light’. Designer James Johnson, as part of the National Trust for Scotland’s Experiencing Collections project in 2019, worked with the team at Haddo house to create new and enhanced atmospheres for the tour on the theme of light & dark, heat & cold. From ‘dark forgotten’ and ‘dark utilitarian’ spaces to ‘dramatic opulent’ and ‘sumptuous warm with flickering gas light on’. Join us as we tour this beautiful building and hear some of its fascinating stories and admire the art which inspired “Art in the Park’.

Booking is required

Tickets available – Haddo House Events/Eventbrite

Children under 5 go free

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More about the live events at Haddo can be found HERE

A short introductory video is HERE

Other Haddo Arts Events

A Place to Play 2021

Song for Haddo 2021: A Place to Play

Pop-up Opera

Johanna MacGregor - credit Pal Hansen

Piano Recital by Joanna MacGregor CBE

Whistlebinkies at Haddo – The Whistlebinkies

All Bach – The Bach Players