An exhibition of local World War 1 memorabilia, including photos, personal remiscences, books, archive material and artefacts
A workshop lead by acclaimed Open Floor Movement Practice teacher Stacey Butcher.
Join us as we embark on a dynamic exploration of the truth that resides in our own body. Through movement, dance and mindful inquiry, we will journey below the stories about who we are and who we should be. Guided by a weave of the Open Floor Movement Practice and Somatic Experiencing principles, we will strengthen our skills to listen, track and follow our innate emotional intelligence, discovering how it speaks to us through sensation, textures and tones. From our practice on the dance floor, you will develop greater trust in your body’s natural intelligence that will enable you to live with more awareness, vitality and joy.
All levels of experience welcome.
Solo exhibition of paintings, drawings and limited edition prints inspired by the buildings and people of Scotland and Italy.
Saturday 8th to Friday 28th July, 10am to 4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays
Exhibition preview 7pm. Friday 7th July –
Sandy trained as an architect and was subsequently employed by a prominent Edinburgh practice, spending some of that period working for them in Pakistan, Libya and Lebanon. In 1968 he designed the British Home Stores building in Princes Street, Edinburgh which is the only commercial building in the city to have been listed by Historic Scotland. Sandy spent time working in Pakistan before moving to Dingwall and opening a branch office in Inverness in the 1970s.
Sandy said “My favourite subjects are buildings and townscapes to which I add a story through the inclusion of people. For example: my painting of The Tolbooth in Forres has the title “The Red Brolly” –
I have a studio in my house and like to paint in acrylic; I find the process of oil a bit too slow for me. This exhibition at the Nicholson Gallery is my first one-
Forres Highland Games, an annual celebration of traditional Scottish sport, music, Highland Dance and entertainment, will take place on Saturday 8th July 2017 in Grant Park, Forres.
Proceedings get under way at 12.30 pm with the Opening Ceremony followed by competition and entertainment from the best of track and field athletes, the “heavies”, highland dancers, pipers, grass track cyclists and pipe bands.
It is sure to be a colourful and enjoyable Scottish Highland gathering.
Entry Fees: Adult £6, Consession £4, Under 16s £2
RSCDS Forres Branch
Summer Social 2017
Dancing to Frank Thomoson
Proceeds of Raffle going to local charities
A weekend music festival. Encourages anyone and everyone to take part in sessions and open mics in the spirit of sharing live music and having a good time. Free camping on site.
Become part of a team that will devise and build an exciting outdoor performance from recycled and reused materials. You will have to dig out these things from beneath the trees and breath new life into them by re-imagining their stories. As part of the team you will trek the woods to find objects and create a tale for family and friends to enjoy.
The adventure begins now as you will need to scavenge hunt and bring with you to the woods a small toolkit of scissors, drawing pad, pencils string, masking tape and PVA glue along with unused cardboard.
You will have lots of FUN being CREATIVE outdoors for this six day long summer EXPERIENCE.
Monday 17th July to Saturday 22nd July
Day long workshops 10-3pm with a lunch break
Ages 9 years+
Day 1: Scavenger hunt in the woods to find things
Day 2: Making and creating stories with found objects
Day 3: Making, practising and refining our stories
Day 4: Glitter, jewels, ribbons, decorations, making and singing
Day 5: Rehearsing and building in the woods
Day 6: Final practice before Showtime for friends and family (performance time TBC)
The workshops will be outdoors in the woods, participants should come dressed for all seasons with waterproofs, wellies and midge cream as well as a packed lunch and toolkit.
Cost & Booking
The six day activity costs £65 per participant.
– Online via EventBrite
– In person at 3 Bank Lane, Forres by cash or cheque
A limited number of fully funded spaces are available for children from families who qualify to receive free school meals. Evidence to prove receipt of free school meals will be required prior to acceptance. Please call 01309 673137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a funded place.
About Vision Mechanics: Symon Macintyre & Kim Bergsagel (Big Man Walking Drift, Giants in the Forest, and Dragon Matrix) will lead the workshops and support participants to create a promenade performance in Sanqhuar Woods at the end of the week. As far as possible, activities are sustainable, natural, organic and compostable.