Friday, 22 November 2013

Wighton Heritage Centre - 10th Birthday Celebration

From Sheena Wellington:

This month, it is the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Wighton Centre in Dundee. 

To celebrate a decade of this very special music and cultural place, the Friends of Wighton are organising a day of music, books and entertainment on Saturday 23rd November from 10.30am.

The popular monthly Cappuccino Concert will start as usual at 11am.   Violin soloist, Liam Lynch, will  be appearing with the Maxwell String Quartet.   Liam will be performing with George Smith, Asher Zaccardelli and Robert Anderson.   The music they will perform will be Haydn op.20 no 4 and the Ravel string quartet.

Before the music starts, there will be a special ceremony, where the Lord Provost on behalf of the City of Dundee will be presented with books recently acquired for the Library by the Friends of Wighton - music books and unique 18th century manuscripts from the Sir Jimmy Shand Collection as well as a number of interesting books donated to the Friends by Alice Palmer.

After the concert finishes at about 12 noon, there will be wine, coffee, cakes and other refreshments served, and some of the books will be out on display for visitors to look at. Members of the Friends of Wighton Committee will be on hand to answer questions about the books and the collections.

There will also be informal music-making by members of the Friends' popular Scottish music classes, with whistle, fiddle, harp and song. 

The cappuccino concert is £5 admission. Places are limited and tickets can be booked on 07720 891664 or The exhibition and music in the afternoon is free and open to all.