An exhibition of local World War 1 memorabilia, including photos, personal remiscences, books, archive material and artefacts
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-
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.
Roseisle Summer Social (3) Scottish Counrty Dancers
Dancing to the music of Jennifer Wilson
In aid of the Greyfriars Club
In Shakespeare’s shortest, funniest and most rumbustious comedy two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, unknowingly end up in the same city, and through a series of chance meetings their lives and sanity begin to unravel. More and more people are sucked into a vortex of mistaken identity including an Officer who is paid per arrest, a Goldsmith who hasn’t been paid at all, a delayed Merchant, an irate Courtesan and a mad Exorcist. To say nothing of a wife who sometimes feels her husband is two different personalities, and a poor Immigrant who is arrested for being the wrong nationality. And what exactly is the Abbess of Ephesus’s dark secret? Will anything ever make sense again?
To cap it all, this year Illyria’s Shakespeare production is re-located to the town of Ephesus, Mexico, and is performed by our very own 5-piece Mariachi band, resplendent in ponchos and sombreros. Ay caramba!
Illyria is an intrepid band of 5 actors who perform Shakespeare’s plays, entirely uncut, direct from the First Folio, the most authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s plays. Part of the fun with Illyria, as they hurtle towards the final scene, is trying to work out how they can possibly reach the end without needing more actors! It’s fast, it’s polished and it’s spoken beautifully (uniquely among open-air touring theatre companies Illyria’s artistic director has published articles on verse-speaking) – and scholars on both sides of the Atlantic agree that Illyria’s performance style is the most authentically Elizabethan to be seen.
Recommended for adults and children aged 5+
Rafford Country Dancer Summer Social (3)
Dancing to CDs
Proceeds in aid of Forres Heritage Trust
Raffle and light refreshments
Family Merriment; Dog Show – prizes for waggiest tail, best trick, and many more; Fun Games for All Ages; Bouncy Castle; Face Painting; Car Boot Sale; Craft Stalls; Drumming; Zumba; Bodysurf; Scottish Country Dancing; Willow Weaving; Roots, Fruits & Leaves; Miele’s ice cream; Refreshments galore; Treasure Hunt; Wheel of Fortune; Splat the Rat; Egg Catching and loads more ….