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March 2019

Simon Evans: Genius

March 26 @ 7:30 pm
Universal Hall, Universal Hall - The Park, Findhorn Rd, Findhorn,
Forres, IV36 3TE United Kingdom
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£13

Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans’. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look really great on Instagram. But…

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April 2019

Forres Foot-tappers . . . 5 – 7 April

April 5 - April 7
Mosset Tavern – Forres, Forres IV36 1WR + Google Map
£10 – £20

Forres Foot-Tapper: The ‘Real’ Ale FestivalThis relatively new Scottish beer festival showcases more than 18 breweries from across Scotland and beyond, boasting more than 80 real ales, over four days in the beautiful tow of Forres, Moray. In the past, the festival has featured music from popular bands Schiehallion, The Lazy Jams, The Chris Grant Band, and Seersha, and the aim to provide an entertainment buzz for one helluva party. And we haven’t forgotten the food! You’re able to enjoy…

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Alex Webster in the Square Room

April 5 - April 29
Logie Steading, Dunphail Forres , IV36 2QN + Google Map
free

Alex Webster Exhibition - at the Art Gallery’s Square Room Alex is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art where he specialised in illustration. As a freelance illustrator he produced illustrations for publishing company DC Thomson and worked as a graphic designer for several years before entering the teaching profession.  He became Principal Teacher of Art & Design and then Depute head Teacher at Elgin Academy. Now retired, Alex paints full time using a variety of mediums including pastels,…

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Taste of Nairn 12 – 14 April

April 12 - April 14
Nairn (various) IV12 4AA + Google Map

A three-day festival which will see ‘noodles’ of food and drink related events taking place in Nairn. From a huge picnic in the park, gin and jazz, food related films, a beer and banter comedy night and an artisan market, visitors are being encouraged to visit a Taste of Nairn which will take place between April 12-14. A COOKING contest in which entrants compete to be crowned the World Tattie Scone Champion has a new home for 2019. The World…

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Claire Hastings Band

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Universal Hall, Universal Hall - The Park, Findhorn Rd, Findhorn,
Forres, IV36 3TE United Kingdom
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£12 – £14

Glasgow based folksinger, songwriter and ukulele player Claire Hastings has made a name for herself on the folk scene since winning BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015. She has toured throughout the UK, Europe and New Zealand as a solo artist, and with The Claire Hastings Band, sharing the stage with the likes of Lulu, Jamie Cullum, Deacon Blue and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Her much-awaited second album ‘Those Who Roam’, released at Celtic Connections 2019,…

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May 2019

Off the Beaten Track

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tolbooth Forres Forres, IV36 + Google Map
£25

Join whisky expert Vic Cameron - aka the Whisky Minister on a tutored nosing and tasting of some less well-known local whiskies. An independent Whisky Ambassador, Whisky Lecturer for the University of the Highlands and Islands and Senior Teacher at Edinburgh Whisky Academy, Vic will take you “off the beaten track” to find out more about the region’s unheralded whiskies. Guests will experience five different whiskies with the event being held in the prestigious Court Room in the historic Forres…

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Logie Timber Festival

May 6 - May 7
Logie Steading, Dunphail Forres , IV36 2QN + Google Map

Logie Timber Festival is on 4th & 5th May 2019. The festival celebrates all things Wood, and in its inaugural year celebrates the opening of Logie Timber and The Boardroom at Logie Steading. You will find demonstrations, exhibitors, kit, machinery, hand tools, things to get your hands on, makers, movers and shakers - as well as food & drink. The aim is fun and information for all the family. And of course all the usual Logie Steading shops and cafe…

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Randolphs Leap

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Universal Hall, Universal Hall - The Park, Findhorn Rd, Findhorn,
Forres, IV36 3TE United Kingdom
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£12 – £14

Singer-songwriter Adam Ross is the prolific mastermind behind the music of Randolph’s Leap. Hailing from Nairn, he has been steadily building up an eclectic back-catalogue of uplifting folk-pop – a mixture of solo home recordings and full-band studio epics. One of Scotland’s most versatile lyricists, Adam can deliver a riotous party when accompanied by his 7-piece full band, complete with brass section.  Randolph’s Leap’s sonic world is one of heart-bursting melody combined with funny and poignant lyrics. “Masters of melody……

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Rant

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Universal Hall, Universal Hall - The Park, Findhorn Rd, Findhorn,
Forres, IV36 3TE United Kingdom
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£12 – £14

Rant is the meeting of 4 of Scotland’s finest fiddle players, two from the Shetland Islands and two from the  Highlands. Nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 for Best Traditional track, they tour their unique  brand of ‘chamber-folk’ far and wide. Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Lauren MacColl and Anna Massie join forces  to create a sound which is both rich and lush, yet retaining all the bite and spark synonymous with a Scottish  fiddle player. The band…

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GORDON CASTLE HIGHLAND GAMES AND COUNTRY FAIR

May 19
Gordon Castle IV32 7PQ + Google Map

GORDON CASTLE HIGHLAND GAMES AND COUNTRY FAIR Scotland’s only Highland Games and Country Fair is back and the date for 2019 is Sunday 19th May. Entering its ninth year, the annual family event looks forward to welcoming over 10,000 national and international visitors to the north east of Scotland. Plus, we may even have a few tricks up our sleeves for 2019… stay tuned and all will be revealed!

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