7 August, 2019

Get into the Festival Spirit at Pitlochry

Mid-August will have a wonderful Festival vibe at Pitlochry Festival Theatre with over 50 events taking place: two days, in three Yurts and a Romany Wagon, as well as in and around the theatre, 17 and 18 August, 10am to 5pm each day.

The Bing Anee Festival is a vibrant, Inter-cultural Arts Festival in celebration of diversity, promoting peace between cultures. There are a few events that are ticketed because numbers are limited, and one performance event in the auditorium for which there’s a nominal charge of £5, but otherwise, entrance and all other events are completely FREE.

Join, Maori Cultural and Spiritual leader Pouroto Ngaropo, in opening and closing ceremonies, workshops and talks including the celebrated Haka. There will be Flamenco, Hip Hop and Polynesian dance workshops, plus tours of Flamenco costume, FREE crafts, including flower- and basket-making, woodturning, and stencilling, as well as workshops, storytelling, fortune-telling, Persian Poetry, and lots more.

One of the main attractions at the festival, multi-award-winning Toby Gorniak, was presented with an MBE last year, in recognition of his transformative work with young people in Plymouth.

Toby, a Roma Gypsy, has been connecting audiences, young people, artists and practitioners for the last thirteen years, through his Hip Hop Company, Street Factory CIC, alongside his wife Jo. Toby empowers and enables young people to be better connected to their value and potential whilst understanding the positive impact they can have within their community.

His work is based on the 10 elements of Hip Hop, and a true belief that every young person has a voice and sound worth listening to. He already has strong links with America, as well as advocates such as Simon Cowell who gave him an award for 'Outstanding Community Contribution' and actively supports his vision. Toby has also won the Autism Hero National Award, Local Hero Award, Community Business Award and Street Factory has been chosen as one of the Top 100 small businesses nationally.

Created and organised by Rajpot, the first Gypsy Traveller-led intercultural peace centre, giving voice to seldom-heard cultural communities, through multi-arts, visual, craft-making and performance, and funded by Creative Scotland, Bing Anee promises to be an exciting, colourful and memorable weekend – a chance to see, hear and try out lots of new activities.

All you have to do is come along… and join in.

For the full schedule click here

To book for ticketed events, call the Box Office team on 01796 484 626 or click here to book online.

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