What is clear when speaking with mum Debbie of young crowdfunding champion Rose Cave is that the love for Birnam Arts is a family affair. Since arriving into the area from Edinburgh, Birnam Arts has almost been a home away from home for both parents and children.
It seems that Rose has done it all at Birnam Arts. She has time spent in the Beatrix Potter exhibition playing with Peter Rabbit and his friends, searched for her next book to read in the library, enjoyed ballet classes, and laughed with friends over a piece of cake and mug of hot chocolate.
The late 2021 challenge Rose has set for herself is to complete three progressively harder climbs with her father and her Uncle Paddy, a rock climbing legend in his own right.
Importantly, Rose set a fundraising target and physical challenges that would really push her. As she wrote on her Crowdfunder page, “To raise money I am going to do three climbs this winter, each one will be harder than the last and my third and final climb will be on snow and ice. I haven’t actually done much proper climbing at all before so this is actually quite a big challenge! I will use climbing gear to scramble and climb up the hills with the help of my mountain guide and climbing instructor Uncle Paddy."
There is no doubt that Rose is driven, or that she has some wonderful support. By the start of December, Rose’s drive to raise funds to support our visual arts studio was at 235% of her original target, with still a few weeks left in her original timeframe.
In part, older brother Dan spent one weekend creating treats to take to school for a fundraising bake sale while younger brother Charlie made the promotional signs. Their efforts helped push Rose’s challenge over her £1000 stretch goal.
The photos and video have been shared by the family. Dad Andrew is so proud of his daughter, not only for considering and creating the challenge, but for really pushing herself through the pain.
As part of our new website and as we celebrate the local lives around us, we’ve created a new hashtag #BIRNAM_heARTS.
We are delighted to launch this with Rose’s story, to celebrate Rose and her choice to support us through her crowdfunding challenges. If you’d like to support her, here's the link!
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Wed-Sun | 10:00 - 16:30
Welcome to Birnam Arts, a boutique multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue.
Pop in to the Foyer Cafe for breakfast, grab a delicious coffee with a selection of our homemade baking or enjoy a light lunch whilst browsing on the free WiFi. Wander upstairs to view the latest of our monthly art exhibitions before visiting the world of Beatrix Potter, or the Gift Shop to purchase a special gift for your loved ones or yourself!
We have great memories of our Wedding day at Birnam Arts. Brilliant venue.
Gemma Strachan | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
Located in the heart of Birnam Arts, our café is the meeting place and gathering space for everyone, from local friendly faces to new visitors from far and wide.
Wed-Sun | 10:00 - 16:30
The food scene in Dunkeld and Birnam is becoming a go-to for food lovers and we're proud to be part of the that story.
Lovely wee cafe with amazing service. Been here 3 times now and always notice how friendly and upbeat the staff are. The coffee and cake is top notch also. Will definitely be back the next time I head to Dunkeld!
Marcus Sheridan | Google Reviews
BA Shop has a unique selection of gifts sourced both locally and from throughout Scotland. With a range of design, jewellery and craft items there’s a little something for everyone.
Daily | 10:30 - 15:30
We pride ourselves in supporting emerging and established makers alongside contemporary brands such as Harris Tweed, and offer a range of books on Perthshire, as well as V&A Stationery and gifts for the wee ones.
I have played at Birnam Arts as part of Blow and Blast for a number of years and never cease to be amazed by how many activities take place there - too valuable to lose!
Kenneth MacKenzie | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
Birnam Arts delivers a programme of monthly exhibitions showing work by artists at varying stages of their careers within both solo and group exhibitions.
We continually develop new opportunities to support the practice and development of Scottish based artists, whilst also bringing work that is inspiring, creative and different to the contemporary art scene in rural Perthshire.
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for everyone's support in the planning and delivery of our Perthshire Artisan's event at Birnam Arts. The space was ideal, the food delicious and it was great to be back in real life!
Caron Ironside | Feedback
Located upstairs of the original Victorian part of Birnam Arts, our Visual Arts and Performing Arts studios are where much of the creative magic at Birnam Arts takes place.
We’ve always enjoyed Birnam Arts and all it has to offer - lovely venue, library and classes and a great friendly cafe.
Donella Kirkland | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
At the heart of Birnam Arts is a highly versatile space, otherwise known as the John Kinnaird Hall, our home for live music, film, theatre, public meetings, conferences and private events.
Spacious Hall, New Tech
Compact Arts & Conference Centre, it is also the exhibition centre for Beatrix Potter with an adjacent themed garden. The centre has a cafe with indoor / outdoor seating areas. Throughout the year the arts centre hosts a variety of different acts, shows, talks & exhibitions.
Simon Hawkes | Google Reviews
Within this dedicated space celebrating Beatrix Potter, her much loved characters and historical ties to the area, there is something for both kids and adults alike.
Daily | 10:30 - 15:30
The comfortable and aesthetically pleasing cafe seating attracted praise and provided ideal places for small groups to gather at the tables, enjoying excellent food and drinks! Visitors remarked upon your new signage, now so much easier to navigate to the various rooms within the venue.
Fiona Ritchie | Birnam Book Festival 2022