Halloween Leviaden at Aden Country Park
Wade deep into the dark woods of Aden Country Park, Mintlaw for a Halloween night of nautical surprises as mysterious mythical marine monsters emerge from the watery depths. The haunting Halloween event will be held on Saturday 29th October, 6.30pm, starting from the courtyard area in front of the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.
If you’re brave enough, join us for our family fright fest. You will be encouraged to join a parade of puppets, performers and stilt walkers deep into the creepy woods of Aden, but beware, you will not be alone! A haunting host of fiendish marine monsters will accompany you around every corner.
The Halloween extravaganza will come to a close with a fiery finale in the ruins of the old Aden Estate mansion house. In addition music will also be performed by the Buchan Heritage Players before and after the main parade.
Following on from Pandemonium, the Peterhead Pirate Parade in 2009 and Fantasmagoria in Aden Country Park and Fraserburgh last year, Theatre Modo is working with school, youth and community groups to create Leviaden and Leviathan, the Shell fireworks Parade in 2011. The main parade will be on Friday 4th November in Peterhead with a smaller parade, Leviaden taking place on Saturday 29th October in Aden Country Park, Mintlaw. So far, nearly 1000 young people have been engaged in the project with over 200 expected to take part the Aden Country Park parade.
Leviathan is a youth regeneration project led by Theatre Modo in partnership with the Reaching Out project, Community Planning Partners, Shell and Aberdeenshire Council.
Reaching Out Project, Development Officer Liz Scott said:
“This is will be a great event for the young people and families from the Buchan area. The groups have organised a terrific range of performances for the event”.
Neil Shirran, Aden Country Park, Development Officer added:
“This will be a great family friendly event. Aden is the perfect venue for a range of different events, but this may well prove to be the scariest!”
The Leviaden Halloween event is free, un-ticketed, but donations are welcomed. The Aden Café/Restaurant will be open on the night serving hot food, tea and coffee but please wrap up warm for a wild night in the woods. Fancy dress, lanterns and torches are encouraged.