Perth and Kinross Events

The city hosts a wide variety of events across the year – we look forward to welcoming you to Perth!

Aug
14
Tue
2018
Black Watch Museum: There but not there
Aug 14 all-day
Black Watch Museum: There but not there

11th August – 11th November 2018

Price Included in Museum entry

To conclude our centenary programme The Black Watch Castle and Museum will host a There But Not There silhouette installation from 11th August until 11th November 2018. This project will be linked to the There But Not There national initiative to educate all generations about the ultimate sacrifice made during the First World War.

Our display will feature a 6ft outdoor Tommy sculpture with 13 silhouettes placed throughout the venue creating a remembrance trail for visitors. Each silhouette is our way of commemorating a small number of the many Black Watch soldiers who displayed courage and bravery, making the ultimate sacrifice. The experience includes an exhibition which shares artefacts that have been kept for years by soldiers’ families as a way of remembering the fathers, sons, brothers, cousins and uncles who did not return from the conflict.

Maggie’s Penguin Parade @ Dundee (and the surrounding area)
Aug 14 all-day
Maggie’s Penguin Parade @ Dundee (and the surrounding area)

For three months in summer 2018 the streets of Dundee and surrounding region will be home to a trail of individually designed and beautifully decorated giant penguin sculptures. Each will showcase the wealth of artistic talent in the area, creating economic and cultural benefits for Dundee. This project is brought to you by Maggie’s Centre Dundee, in partnership with Wild in Art, and will raise significant funds to support Maggie’s vital work caring for local people affected by cancer.

Dundee has long had an association with penguins and replicas of these lovely creatures can be found throughout the city. RRS Discovery was the last wooded three-masted ship to be built in Britain and its first mission was the British National Antarctica, the home of the penguin. The penguin has become a symbol of the great explorers who set out from Dundee. Our 100-strong waddle (yes- really that’s the collective noun for penguins) will supplement their more indigenous friends. Wild in Art is the global leader in the organisation of mass participation public art events which bring together artists, communities and schools with private and public organisations to create memorable and significant events for all to enjoy.

2018 is the most exciting year for Dundee. The opening of the magnificent V&A Dundee, the regeneration of the waterfront and Unesco City of Design. Maggie’s wants to be a big part of it all and we think it’s the perfect moment to raise awareness and funds for our fabulous charity.

Dunkeld Cathedral Art Exhibition @ Dunkeld Cathedral
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Dunkeld Cathedral Art Exhibition @ Dunkeld Cathedral

Now in its 48th year, held in the Duchess Anne church hall in Dunkeld the Exhibition is a showcase for artists from all over the country. With over 220 artist registered there is a wonderful selection of watercolours, oils, prints, sculptures, wooden bowls and toys as well as fused and stained glass. Run entirely by volunteers the Exhibition continues to raise funds for Dunkeld Cathedral. This year work has been sold to visitors from Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia as well as many of the European countries. Work can be seen on our webpage www.dunkeldcathedral.com or call in to the Duchess Anne in Dunkeld – open every day 10-7pm and 12-6 on Sunday’s for 10 weeks, closing on 30th August. Any queries please email Dunkeldart@aol.com

Aug
15
Wed
2018
Black Watch Museum: There but not there
Aug 15 all-day
Black Watch Museum: There but not there

11th August – 11th November 2018

Price Included in Museum entry

To conclude our centenary programme The Black Watch Castle and Museum will host a There But Not There silhouette installation from 11th August until 11th November 2018. This project will be linked to the There But Not There national initiative to educate all generations about the ultimate sacrifice made during the First World War.

Our display will feature a 6ft outdoor Tommy sculpture with 13 silhouettes placed throughout the venue creating a remembrance trail for visitors. Each silhouette is our way of commemorating a small number of the many Black Watch soldiers who displayed courage and bravery, making the ultimate sacrifice. The experience includes an exhibition which shares artefacts that have been kept for years by soldiers’ families as a way of remembering the fathers, sons, brothers, cousins and uncles who did not return from the conflict.

Maggie’s Penguin Parade @ Dundee (and the surrounding area)
Aug 15 all-day
Maggie’s Penguin Parade @ Dundee (and the surrounding area)

For three months in summer 2018 the streets of Dundee and surrounding region will be home to a trail of individually designed and beautifully decorated giant penguin sculptures. Each will showcase the wealth of artistic talent in the area, creating economic and cultural benefits for Dundee. This project is brought to you by Maggie’s Centre Dundee, in partnership with Wild in Art, and will raise significant funds to support Maggie’s vital work caring for local people affected by cancer.

Dundee has long had an association with penguins and replicas of these lovely creatures can be found throughout the city. RRS Discovery was the last wooded three-masted ship to be built in Britain and its first mission was the British National Antarctica, the home of the penguin. The penguin has become a symbol of the great explorers who set out from Dundee. Our 100-strong waddle (yes- really that’s the collective noun for penguins) will supplement their more indigenous friends. Wild in Art is the global leader in the organisation of mass participation public art events which bring together artists, communities and schools with private and public organisations to create memorable and significant events for all to enjoy.

2018 is the most exciting year for Dundee. The opening of the magnificent V&A Dundee, the regeneration of the waterfront and Unesco City of Design. Maggie’s wants to be a big part of it all and we think it’s the perfect moment to raise awareness and funds for our fabulous charity.

Dunkeld Cathedral Art Exhibition @ Dunkeld Cathedral
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Dunkeld Cathedral Art Exhibition @ Dunkeld Cathedral

Now in its 48th year, held in the Duchess Anne church hall in Dunkeld the Exhibition is a showcase for artists from all over the country. With over 220 artist registered there is a wonderful selection of watercolours, oils, prints, sculptures, wooden bowls and toys as well as fused and stained glass. Run entirely by volunteers the Exhibition continues to raise funds for Dunkeld Cathedral. This year work has been sold to visitors from Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia as well as many of the European countries. Work can be seen on our webpage www.dunkeldcathedral.com or call in to the Duchess Anne in Dunkeld – open every day 10-7pm and 12-6 on Sunday’s for 10 weeks, closing on 30th August. Any queries please email Dunkeldart@aol.com

The Cranog Centre: Ancient Foods and Crafts @ The Scottish Crannog Centre
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Cranog Centre: Ancient Foods and Crafts @ The Scottish Crannog Centre

August is traditionally a harvesting month. Crops ripened by the sun are gathered and the grains used for making tasty foods and beverages and the Crannog farmers plough the soil.

Iron Age life is highlighted by the Crannog Community in this interactive farming event.

Farming and ploughing, cheese-making, Barley- based cookery demonstrations, grain-grinding plus drop-spinning, corn-dollies, woodworking, creative crafts and fire-making.

The ancient Crannog dwellers were farmers, Iron Age farm-life is highlighted by the Crannog Community in this interactive farming event.

The farmers used the water and the land around them to great advantage but the heavy toll meant items were frequently having to be repaired or replaced.  Our farming experts aim to make a new plough at this event, so come along and give them a hand. Find out how much hard work it was to plough a simple plot by trying out our replica foot-plough.

Demonstrations of cooking using barley to make delicious stews, ancient grain breads and much more – all which are available in exchange for a donation.

Plus drop-spinning, corn-dollies, woodworking and creative crafts.

Revival Fashion Show @ The Royal George Hotel, Perth
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm
Revival Fashion Show @ The Royal George Hotel, Perth

Revival will once again host a fashion show on Wednesday 15th August on behalf of Macmillan cancer support.

International Youth Band Festival @ Perth Concert Hall
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm
International Youth Band Festival @ Perth Concert Hall

The very first International Youth Band Festival (YBF) will be unveiled on August 15 2018 in Perth.

It is dedicated to young artists all over the world and will be the first of its kind to be held in Scotland. This 5-day grand gathering features two sections of competitions for chamber orchestras and marching bands, respectively, as well as various kinds of workshops, master classes and friendship concerts. Over 500 young artists aged from 9 to 22 from bands from both China and Scotland will be involved.

Perth Concert hall will host the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 15 August and the Closing Ceremony on Saturday 18 August

Approx running time: 1 hour 20 mins

Free but ticketed (advance booking recommended)

Aug
16
Thu
2018
Black Watch Museum: There but not there
Aug 16 all-day
Black Watch Museum: There but not there

11th August – 11th November 2018

Price Included in Museum entry

To conclude our centenary programme The Black Watch Castle and Museum will host a There But Not There silhouette installation from 11th August until 11th November 2018. This project will be linked to the There But Not There national initiative to educate all generations about the ultimate sacrifice made during the First World War.

Our display will feature a 6ft outdoor Tommy sculpture with 13 silhouettes placed throughout the venue creating a remembrance trail for visitors. Each silhouette is our way of commemorating a small number of the many Black Watch soldiers who displayed courage and bravery, making the ultimate sacrifice. The experience includes an exhibition which shares artefacts that have been kept for years by soldiers’ families as a way of remembering the fathers, sons, brothers, cousins and uncles who did not return from the conflict.