Rich mix of events and genres

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HOSPITALFIELD, Arbroath is adding to the local cultural scene with a rich mix of events over the coming weeks including music of various genres, food and wine, art and lectures.

The latest exciting addition to the programme is an May appearance on May 14 by singer songwriter Rab Noakes, a founding member of Stealer’s Wheel and a force to be reckoned with in the world of music in Scotland and beyond.

Rab, who has no fewer than three C.D.s being released this year, is looking forward to his return to Arbroath.

He said: “I used to go to B.B. camps there 50 years ago and more. A cycling weekend to Auchmithie Youth Hostel was another regular occurrence.”

Music of a different kind will be explored in a special event celebrating the life of the late Arbroath musician and composer Morris Pert. Morris played with Paul McCartney, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Kate Bush among others, as well as pursuing his solo career playing across a range of genres. Presented and played by pianist Mark Spalding this event takes place on the anniversary of Pert’s death on Wednesday, April 27. Hospitalfield will be celebrating Tartan Week on Friday, April 1 with The Tartan Supper – the perfect excuse for an evening out.

The mood changes again on May 18 when acclaimed New York artist Jo Yarrington, who will be resident at Hospitalfield, shares insights into her world working with physicists, neuroscientists, writers, architects and composers in creating her extraordinary artwork. Students will benefit from free entry to this event.

Ticket prices vary and can be reserved in advance from friends@hospitalfield.org.uk or tel Alison, secretary to the Friends on 07825 872370.