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issue107 JUNE 2011

inc Eden Court film guide

The Greatest Man Alive. Lyrical legend Morrissey comes north.

Jason Francis and Nick George for Premier Stage Productions Ltd proudly present

Cliff Thorburn

Dennis Taylor Jimmy White

John Virgo

John Parrott

An evening of fun, laughter and of course snooker from some of the greats

Michaela Tabb

Scottish Tour Tues 5th July Kelvin Hall, Glasgow 0141 276 1450 Weds 6th July Eden Court, Inverness 01463 234234 Thurs 7th July AECC, Aberdeen 08444 77 9000 VIP packages available at all events For full tour dates please go to

www.snookerlegends.co.uk *Player line up subject to change at short notice.

Snooker Legends logo and all content copyright Š 2011 Snooker Legends. All rights reserved.

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June - A Time For Heroes Some wise words from our cover star:

n “Burn down the disco, hang the blessed DJ - because the music that they constantly play, IT SAYS NOTHING TO ME ABOUT MY LIFE” n “I dreamt about you last night, and I FELL OUT OF BED TWICE, you can pin and mount me like a butterfly” n “It was dark as I drove the point home, and on cold leather seats, well, it suddenly struck me, I JUST MIGHT DIE WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE, after all” n “And yet you start to recoil, HEAVY WORDS ARE SO LIGHTLY THROWN, but still I’d leap in front of a flying bullet for you” n “Yes, I am blind but I do see, evil people prosper over the likes of you and me, ALWAYS” n “And if a ten ton truck kills the both of us - to die by your side well; THE PLEASURE, THE PRIVILEGE IS MINE” n “You have never been in love until you’ve seen the sunlight thrown, over smashed human bone” n “And if you must go to work tomorrow - well, if I were you I really wouldn’t bother. For there are brighter sides to life and I SHOULD KNOW, BECAUSE I’VE SEEN THEM. But not very often” What? Morrissey plays Inverness this month, and the editor’s excited - GET OVER IT! >>>

ESSENTIAL JUNE 2011

Morrissey at Ironworks, Fri 17 Jun

MUSIC P10-12

supported by the wonderful Flats...

RockNess at Dores, Fri 10–Sun12 Jun

MUSIC P10-12

The biggest show in the north this summer Kasabian, Chemical Brothers, Paolo, Two Door Cinema Club, DJ Shadow and more!

Snooker Legends Eden Court, Wed 06 July

SPORT FEATURE P44-45

Read our interviews with Jimmy White and ref Michaela Tabb in our online issue: whatsonmoray.com

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WED 15 JUNE

ART The Shee at Universal Hall, Findhorn, Fri 01 Jul

FILM P12-13

MUSIC P10-12

plus Senna, The Extraordinary Advertures of Adele Blanc Sec, Incendies and, erm, The Beaver ...

FILM

Win Win at Eden Court, from Fri 17 – Sat 23 Jun

JLS at Victoria Park, Dingwall, Sat 02 July

MUSIC P10-12

World Ocean Day at MacDuff Marine Aquarium, Sun 05 Jun

Forres Highland Games at Grant Park 15 Jul

Pinnochio at Brodie Castle, Wed 29 Jun

Elgin BID Theme Day Sat 25 Jun

MUSIC P10-12

SPECIALS P13

KIDS P8-9

SPECIALS P13

Monaughty Forest Run Torrieston 29 Jun

June Field, Medium at Mosset Tavern 24 Jun

Lossiemouth Folk Fest Beach Bar Fri 15 Jul

Couture-ious!... ...When the Palace calls

SPORT P15

THEATRE P16

MUSIC P10-12

MTMOY P20-1

BACK

THEATRE

Moray Spirit of Brass Festival 17-19 Jun

SPORT

SPECIALS

KIDS P8-9

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>>>> full Eden Court film guide pages 75–78 >>>>

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Friday, 10pm– 3am Progressive & Commercial Dance, Club Classics & Top 40 hits remixed and reworked – DJ Si Paul (Lost Witness)

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Sunday, 10pm– 3am

Progressive & Commercial Dance, Club Classics & Top 40 hits remixed & reworked, party, RnB – DJ Si Paul

Selected Drinks £1.60

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BRODIE CASTLE, Forres

PICTISH THRONE EXHIBITION, An opportunity to see this recreation of a Pictish throne, the first to be made in over 1000 years, by master craftsman Adrian McCurdy, who took his lines from ancient stone carvings.

CASTLE GALLERY

MYCHAEL BARRATT & TREVOR PRICE, 28 May - 18 June Mychael Barratt’s work draws inspiration from sources as diverse as fairy tales and Shakespearean dramas to paintings by “Great Masters” and 1960’s pop culture. Trevor Price’s subject matter, is a reflection of his life. castlegallery.co.uk

TURNED AND TWISTED, to 2 July Over the past six months four Highland makers have been mentored through HIArts ‘Making Progress’ scheme developing new and experimental work. Their ideas, techniques and materials are the inspiration for the “Twisted and Turned” exhibition of innovative objects from the Crafts Council Collection and elsewhere, curated by The Highland Council’s Exhibitions Unit. There are certainly some wonderful oddities including a chess piece made from a re-cycled cheese grater, ballet shoes grafted onto old surgical instruments, and a shed for drying currants. It’s witty, engaging and, at times, deliciously unsettling. MORE THAN FLORAL, 9 July - 6 Aug An exhibition of new studio ceramics with an emphasis on natural forms by Daniel Reynolds, from his Reynoldsware Studio in London. 25TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER, through July - A photo exhibition of the work of the Inverness Link of Chernobyl Children’s Life Line, in support of the children of Belarus. The children come from areas that remain contaminated by fallout from the nuclear explosion of 26th April 1986. To help improve their health, every year since 1998, ‘Chernobyl children’ from Belarus have been invited to spend a one month holiday in the Highlands. inverness.highland.museum

CROMARTY COURTHOUSE NIGEL RIGDEN: OIL & WATER - THE WORKING LANDSCAPE OF THE CROMARTY FIRTH 06 Jun-14 Jul, Sun to Thur 12-4pm

ELGIN MUSEUM

YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW 1-28 June, by Moray Arts Club. ATMOSPHERIC WATERCOLOURS 1-29 July, by Caroline Simmill

HUNG

DAVID AE LLOYD, THRU June The newly opened Hung gallery on Lombard St is a beautiful addition to the Inverness art scene and this month features work by David Lloyd, brought up in Shetland, Caithness and Fife. Having lived most of his life close to the sea he’s acquired a passion for beachcombing and it’s that accumulation of “junk” that informs his work, with found objects presented behind glass and treated as relics, giving them a whole new meaning. A hidden gem in the heart of the city.

IG:LU

GEORGINA PORTEUS: OCD IG:LU INVERNESS, 10–30 JUNE www.theig.lu

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IMAGE OF THE HIGHLANDS, from 3 June Students studying the NC Portfolio course at

[ nb - events in blue are in Moray ]

IONA GALLERY, KINGUSSIE

RACHEL EVERITT EXHIBITION, 11 June - 24 July, Rachel is a tutor in the animation department at Edinburgh College of Art, who uses illustration and printmaking as well as animation in her work. theionagallery.co.uk

KILMORACK GALLERY

SPRING EXHIBITION to 30 July This show reflects the weight Kilmorack has acquired in the Scottish art-scene and includes Helen Denerley’s latest major creation, a domestic cow called ‘Daisy’ which has shovels for a backside and plough shares for flanks. There is also a large fountain sculpture by Laurence Broderick and an opportunity to see Allan MacDonald’s most recent landscape paintings. And much more. kilmorackgallery.co.uk

MORAY ART CENTRE

EDWIN SMITH (1912–1971) to 2 July, Regarded by John Betjeman as ‘a genius at photography’ and who left the nation with an unofficial visual study of the British Isles of traditional landscape and architecture. As well as a selection of photographs the exhibition will include a number of Smith’s paintings which have never been seen in Scotland before. GOLF, 5–14 July During the first Scottish Golf Open to be held at Castle Stuart in July 2011, Moray Art Centre is exhibiting ‘Golf”, an art book of the story of golf. Limited edition art prints

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from the handmade, 18 chapter, 140 page masterpiece, plus copies of the 575 page Collector Edition (limited to 2100) will be on display and available at the exhibition. ‘Golf’ is an editorialised art collection that tells the story of the game, the terrain and where it’s all going. morayartcentre.org

TORE ART GALLERY

BEN SOUTHERN, 26 Jun - 7 Aug A small first exhibition by this Fortrose artist who goes from strength to strength with sensitive landscape paintings in gouache, with a Black Isle theme. tore-art-gallery.co.uk

YEADONS BOOKSTORE, Elgin

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Inverness College are proud to present an exciting range of location studies that capture the scenic beauty of Inverness and beyond.

ARTIST BOOKS EXHIBITION: 16–23 Jun You may have caught some of the work from Moray School of Art at the recent Compello Exhibition at IG:LU in Inverness. Now’s the chance to see some more creations from staff and students including French Travels (pictured) by lecturer Gill Neish. Yeadon’s is a fine location too, being one of the oldest continuously trading bookshops in Scotland, founded way back in 1887.

FILM

FROM FRI 3 JUN

SENNA @ Vue Inverness. It’s been a labour of love for director Asif Kapadia to make this documentary about possibly the greatest racing driver of all time, with his family understandably protective of his legacy. The result is a beautifully constructed documentary journey through the life and untimely death of the last F1 driver to perish on the track. There’s plenty of unseen footage and despite you always knowing (and dreading) how it’s going to end, it remains gripping throughout. THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC SEC @ Eden Court

THU 09 JUN

INCENDIES @ Eden Court. Canadian twins Jeanne and Simon are given two envelopes in their mother’s will asking them to find the father they thought was dead and a brother they never knew existed.

FROM FRI 10 JUN

HONEY 2 @ Vue Inverness. A talented young dancer is released from juvenile detention and must put her life back together through carving some sort of career in dance. YOUR HIGHNESS @ Eden Court. This epic comedy stars the ever so popular James Franco (127Hours) as the dragon slaying and heroically handsome Prince Fabious. When an evil wizard kidnaps his bride to be, he enlists the help of his (generally quite incompetent and un-heroic) brother Thadeous. With zany antics galore and mishaps aplenty, can Thadeous find

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his inner hero and join his brother’s quest to save his damsel in distress?.

MON 13 JUN

THE ILLUSIONIST - SENIORS SPECIAL @ Nairn Community Centre, 2pm. In this terrific Sylvian Chomet animation an unemployed French magician sets off on a life enhancing journey round Scotland. 01667 453476

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VERDI’S MACBETH LIVE FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE @ Vue Inverness. Verdi’s lifelong love affair with Shakespeare first took wing with Macbeth in 1847. The composer thought the play ‘one of the greatest creations of man’ and, along with his librettist Piave, set out to make of it, ‘something out of the ordinary’ on the operatic stage.

TUE 14 JUN

KIDS

GUN CRAZY @ Eden Court. IFF FILM NOIR SEASON Bart and Annie are gung ho for guns, and when they meet at a carnival things work out and they marry. Not happy with tedious marital life, they venture on a spate of daring robberies. Never one to use guns for killing, Bart is dragged down into oblivion by the greedy and violent nature of the woman he loves. 1949. 01463 234 234

WED 15 JUN

TAXI ZUM KLO @ Eden Court. Frank Ripploh’s humorous, semiautobiographical snapshot of a gay schoolteacher’s double life captures an unyielding vision of gay culture in the early 80s. Now after 30 years, this cult classic is back, fully restored, re-mastered, uncut, andwaiting to be rediscovered.

THU 16 JUN

STEM CELLS: VISION OF THE FUTURE @ Inverness College. Monster Science Festival event. A new documentary from the team that made the highly acclaimed Stem Cell Stories.Tickets free from The Booth or on 01463 273000.

FROM FRI 17 JUN

WIN WIN @ Eden Court. BAD TEACHER @ Vue Inverness. A foul-mouthed junior high school teacher decides to turn over a new leaf to buy the boob job that will bag her the hot new teacher in school. LIFE IN A DAY @ Vue Inverness. Film-makers all over the world send in clips of what it’s like to be alive on 24th July, 2010. It’s a time capsule for future generations. THE BEAVER @ Vue Inverness. A depressed toy manufacturer finds he can only really talk to his wife and children through a beaver puppet that he treats as a real person.

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THE GREEN LANTERN @ Vue Inverness. A green ring is given to a test pilot and along with the ring come special

powers and the duty to join with an intergalactic squadron to keep the peace.

SAT 18 JUN

HEAT @ Eden Court, 7.30pm. IFF FILM NOIR SEASON A Los Angeles crime saga, “Heat” focuses on the lives of two men on opposite sides of the law - one a detective; the other a thief.

WED 22 JUN

ARMADILLO @ Eden Court. In February 2009, director Janus Metz accompanied Danish soldiers to the Armadillo army base in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Living with the men for six gruelling months, his fascinating documentary captures an authentic portrait of life behind enemy lines and shows just howfar the soldier’smorality, humanity and resolve are stretched before reaching breaking point. ALSO SCREENS 23 JUN

FROM WED 22 JUN

BRIDESMAIDS @ Vue Inverness. When a desperate woman in her 30s is chosen as maid of honour for her best friend’s wedding, she has to organise a bunch of misfit bridesmaids for a successful day. CARS 2 @ Vue Inverness. Our automobile buddies Lightning McQueen and Mater take their friendship to Japan and Europe, competing in the World Grand Prix and getting mixed up in a spy ring.

THU 23 JUN

ARMADILLO @ Eden Court. DEAD MEN DON’T WEAR PLAID @ Eden Court, 8.45pm. IFF FILM NOIR SEASON Parody with a detective uncovering a sinister plot. Characters from real noirs appear as scenes from various films are intercut.

FROM WED 29 JUN

CAPTAIN AMERICA @ Vue Inverness. He may be unfit to be a regular soldier, but after submitting to some medical experiments our hero becomes a superhero, ready to fight Nazis.

THU 30 JUN

BRICK @ Eden Court. IFF FILM NOIR SEASON A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

FROM THU 30 JUN

The Cherry Orchard @ Vue Inverness. This wartime epic charts the boredom, claustrophobia and then terror within a German U boat on an Atlantic mission. Commander Tim Honnor will introduce the film.

FROM FRI 15 JUL

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 @ VUE INVERNESS. It’s the final showdown between Harry Potter and Voldemort and things aren’t going to end peacefully. Find out who triumphs and what the future holds for our fictional hero.

KIDS SAT 04 JUN

THOMAS AND FRIENDS LIVE ON STAGE: A CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN @ Eden Court Empire, 11am, 2pm, 5pm. When Thomas makes a big mistake, all the engines must work together to prepare for the exciting event under the Big Top and Thomas must prove he. 01463 234 234

FRI 24 JUN

DAS BOOT @ Nairn Community Centre, 7.30pm. This wartime epic charts the boredom, claustrophobia and then terror within a German U boat on an Atlantic mission. Commander Tim Honnor will introduce the film. 01667 453476

FRI 24 JUN-WED 29 JUN SENNA @ Eden Court, Inverness See 03 June for Synopsys.

TUE 28 JUN

CAT PEOPLE @ Eden Court. IFF FILM NOIR SEASON Jazques Tourneur 1942 Psychological horror. Irena, a beautiful and mysterious Serbian-born fashion artist living in New York City, falls in love with and marries average-Joe Oliver Reed. Their marriage suffers though, as Irena believes that she suffers from an ancient curse- whenever emotionally aroused, she will turn into a panther and kill. Oliver thinks that is absurd and childish, so he sends her to psychiatrist to cure her. Easier said than done...

KIRKHILL AND BUNCHREW GALA DAY @ Kirkhill & Buncrew. Mini music festival, archery, pony trekking, fly fishing, laserquest, craft stands, mini digger competition, golf competition, bucking bronco, army assault course, police dog display, tug o war competition, children’s craft tent, vintage vehicles, tombola, coconut shy and much more. Great family day out.

SUN 05 JUN

THOMAS AND FRIENDS LIVE ON STAGE: A CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN @ Eden Court Empire, 11am. As Sat 04 WORLD OCEANS DAY @ Macduff Marine Aquarium. Castaway Survival Games, special guests and activities, face painting, music, [ nb - events in blue are in Moray ]

CLOCKWORK @ The Universal Hall, 7.30pm. An adaptation of an original work by Philip Pullman. Fritz unravels his tale of kings, queens and mysterious clockwork machines. For ages 8+ and their adults. 01309 691170

songwriters.Free admission. Kids craft club. 01463772800

SUN 10 JUL

JAZZ/WORLD THE MORAY JAZZ QUARTET @ Eden Court Maclean Room. A chance to enjoy the sounds of the ‘house’ band from the Moray Jazz Club, Elgin.3.00pm - 5.00pm. Admission £6Telephone bookings 01463 234234.

SPENCERS FUNFAIR @ The Plainstones, Elgin.

DRAGON WALK @ Tradespark Woods, Nairn. Do dragons really exist? There’s only one way to find out! Be brave and come and join the Dragon Trail! Suitable for children aged 4-10 years. Booking essential, call John Orr 01463 710786 for more details / exact location.

SAT 18 JUN

TUE 12 JUL

SAT 11 JUN

SPENCERS FUNFAIR @ The Plainstones, Elgin.

SUN 19 JUN

FATHERS AND FOREFATHERS @ Culloden Battlefield Centre, 2.30pm. Discover the stories of fathers and sons who fought in one of the most important battles in Scotland’s history.2:30 Fathers Day tour of the battlefield. Book in advance. VICTORIAN FAMILY FUN DAY @ Brodie Castle, Forres, 1.30pm. Try croquet, gird and cleek, quoits, family races, lots of fun stalls. Meet Errol and Hedwig, the Harry Potter owls, afternoon entertainment programme from 1.30. Children free, adults £2.

TUE 21 JUN

STICKY KIDS SUMMER SINGSONG @ Strathpeffer Pavilion, 1.30pm. Tickets for the afternoon performance available from Booth Scotland and TicketWeb via 24-hour hotline 08444 771000, from June’s Card Shop Dingwall and Pavilion 01997 420124. 01997 420124

THU 23 JUN

SCHOOLS ROCK CHALLENGE @ Eden Court.

SAT 25 JUN

‘ROCK THE HALL’ @ Elgin Town Hall, 7pm. Live music from a selection of local bands and acoustic acts for ages 11-18 . Tickets £4.00 available from Elgin Youth café and at the door on the night.Tel (01343) 548300. SPENCERS FUNFAIR @ Elgin.

WED 29 JUN

PINOCCHIO @ Brodie Castle.

SAT 02 JUL

SPENCERS FUNFAIR @ Elgin.

TUE 05 JUL

THE GRUFFALO @ Doocot Car Park, Culloden, 2pm. Follow the trail to meet a real Gruffalo. No booking required. Meet at the Doocot Car Park, Culloden. Phone John Orr on 01463 710786 for more details.Adults free, children £3.

WED 06 JUL

ADVENTURE IN THE NIGHT GARDEN

WINNIE THE POOH @ Farr. Fun and games with Winnie the Pooh and friends. Suitable for off road push chairs. Meet at School Wood car park, Farr. Phone Katy Martin on 01463 710786 for more details. Adults free, kids £3.

WED 13 JUL

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE @ The Cover, Drumnadrochit . Who is the wildest of the Wild Things? An adventure for young children based around Maurice Sendack’s beautiful book. Phone Corinne Hambly on 01463 710786 for more details. Adults Free, kids £3

MUSIC SAT 04 JUN

CLASSICAL SCOTTISH CHAMBER

ORCHESTRA @ The Universal Hall, 8pm. 01309 691170

CLUBBING STEVEN FLYNN, MARC

HILTON, ALAN MACPHERSON AND BRIAN MACKENZIE @ Cake. Presented by Cake, audiolife and robotone. £5. CLUBBING/CHART DJ G PETERS

@ The Vault, Aviemore.

FOLK STRATHPEFFER & DISTRICT PIPE

BAND SATURDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCE @ Strathpeffer Square, 8.30pm. The pipe band parade in Strathpeffer Square. The event lasts about one hour with a showcase of Highland Dancing - weather permitting. FIONA MACKENZIE WITH BOSIE @ Eden Court, 8pm. Jazzy folk take on the traditional thing courtesy of another of the many singers called Fiona Mackenzie. 01463 234 234 ROCK MYSTIC SHOES @ The Market Bar, 9pm.

KEVIN FRASER @ Dows Bar. FINDING ALBERT/WE ARE MARS @ Mad Hatters. Eight piece indie combo featuring a string quartet no less. That’s the kind of ambition we respect.

SUN 05 JUN

FOLK LIVE MUSIC @ Bogbain Farm. Alternate

Sundays Bruce MacGregor’s trad music sessions and Emma Shearer’s Music Cafe for

CAPTAIN STUPENDOUS DOES CEILIDH & STUFF @ The Waterfront. Ceilidh sounds.

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

KEVIN FRASER @ Dows Bar.

MON 06 JUN

FOLK THE BONFIRE BAND @ The Coffee Shop, Strathpeffer. Monday Night Medicine Show Coffee Shop Sessions. ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

KIDS

WED 08 JUN

@ The Cover, Drumnadrochit . Oh no! The Pontipine children are lost. Join them on an adventure through the night garden meeting friends along the way. Phone Corinne Hambly on 01463 710786 for more details.

TUE 07 JUN

CLASSICAL LIVE MUSIC @ Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore, 9pm. With the Students of the prestigious Scottish Music course at Glasgow’s RSAMD. Free. 01479 811 137 ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

WED 08 JUN CLASSICAL

WILDE WOODS @ St Michael’s & All Saints, Abban St. Inverness, 7.30pm. Concert of Renaissance Music by Cnoc Fyrish of Rossshireat St Michael’s And All Saints, Abban St. Inverness By Donation Tickets at door.

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food. macduff-aquarium.org.uk.

HERITAGE TOUR CHORAL CONCERT @ The Old High Church, Church Street, Inverness, 7.30pm. Choir from Roswell Presbyterian Church and Eastminster Presbyterian Church from Marietta Georgia USA. Donations for The Old High Church Organ Appeal Fund. FOLK GABERLUNZIE @ Gellions. Robin Watson and Gordon Menzies have been together as Gaberlunzie since the early 1970s and are well known for producing an exciting blend of modern and traditional songs. ROCK

GONORTH @ Hootananny GONORTH @ The Market Bar.

THU 09 JUN CLUBBING/CHART

DJ STEVE T @ The Vault, Aviemore. FOLK LUCY ROSE @ Old Bridge Inn,

Aviemore. Elfin singer songwriter with an exquisite voice and plenty of high profile fans like Mumford and Sons, Edith Bowman and Bombay Bicycle Club. 01479 811 137

JAZZ/WORLD MORAY JAZZ CLUB @ Elgin

City Fc Social Club. Performers include a number of excellent local musicians and guests from further afield who play a wide variety of jazz.Entry costs £3.00 for members or £5.00 for non-members.

ROCK GONORTH @ Hootananny

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GONORTH @ The Market Bar. See Wed 8th

FRI 10 JUN

CLASSICAL SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA @ Strathpeffer Pavilion, 8pm. Includes Rossini and Prokofiev. Ticketsfrom Booth Scotland and TicketWeb, via 24-hour ticket hotline 08444 771000, June’s Card Shop Dingwall and Pavilion 01997 420124. 01997 420124

STUART WARWICK @ Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore, 9pm. Low-key, beautifully sung songs that have drawn comparison to Thom Yorke. 9pm Free. 01479 811 137 STUART MACKINTOSH @ The Waterfront. (from Schiehallion). FOLK SINGING WORKSHOPS WITH CORRINA HEWAT @ The Stables, Cromarty. If you’ve always wanted to sing but lack a little confidence, then this is the workshop for you. info@cromartyartstrust.org.uk.

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD @ Inverness Cathedral, 1.05pm. A banquet of song prepared and served by Moira Harris and Steve Jones.Admission free: retiring collection in aid of Cathedral funds.

TMSA KEITH FESTIVAL @ Keith. Tmsakeithfestival.blogspot.com.

CLUBBING JUST JON @ The Vault, Aviemore.

ROCK ROCKNESS 2011 @ Dores.

FOLK LUCY ROSE @ Hootananny.

TMSA KEITH FESTIVAL @ Keith. Tmsakeithfestival.blogspot.com. CAPTAIN STUPENDOUS DOES CEILIDH & STUFF @ Dows Bar. Ceilidh and stuff it is then. KEVIN FRASER @ The Waterfront, 9pm. Trad to modern day covers.

PAOLO NUTINI brings proceedings to a close...

SARA DOUGLAS @ Hootananny. BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

MON 13 JUN

FOLK DAVY COWAN @ The Coffee Shop, Strathpeffer. Monday Night Medicine Show Coffee Shop Sessions.

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ROCK ROCKNESS 2011 @ Dores.

ANGUS NICOLSON & FRIENDS @ Hootananny. Fiery young trad troubador.

GONORTH @ Hootananny GONORTH @ The Market Bar. See Wed 8th.

CLUBBING/CHART DJ STEVE T @ The Vault, Aviemore.

SAT 11 JUN

FOLK TRAD SCOTTISH FOLK NIGHT @ The Waterfront, 8.30pm. With Kenny Jamieson (Lead singer Schiehallion).

KASABIAN headline today.

CLUBBING/CHART DJ G PETERS @ The Vault,

Aviemore.

FOLK STRATHPEFFER & DISTRICT PIPE

BAND SATURDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCE @ Strathpeffer Square, 8.30pm. The pipe band parade in Strathpeffer Square. The event lasts about one hour with a showcase of Highland Dancing - weather permitting. WILLY CAMPBELL @ Dows Bar. BRIAN O HEADHRA @ Hootananny. TMSA KEITH FESTIVAL @ Keith. Tmsakeithfestival.blogspot.com. ROCK ROCKNESS 2011 @ Dores. CHEMICAL BROTHERS turn to headline today.

DONNIE LIVINGSTONE @ The Market Bar. THE GALIPAYGOS @ Mad Hatters. Terrific country-drenched rock.

SUN 12 JUN

CLASSICAL CHORAL EVENSONG FOR

PENTECOST SUNG BY THE CATHEDRAL CHOIR @ Inverness Cathedral, 5.30pm.

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01463772800

FOLK LIVE MUSIC @ Bogbain Farm. Alternate Sundays Bruce MacGregor’s trad music sessions and Emma Shearer’s Music Cafe for songwriters.Free admission. Food and bar available all afternoon. Kids craft club.

THU 16 JUN

CLUBBING KICKED AND SNARED @ Cake

Nightclub, Inverness. Cake presents a night of dubstep and drum and bass, check facebook events page for details. £3. JUST JON @ The Vault, Aviemore. FOLK ALLY MACKENZIE & FRIENDS @ Hootananny. ROCK INSIDER FESTIVAL @ Aviemore. Party

like it’s 1899 as there’s a Victorian theme to three days of music, theatrics, balladry boating and the best food and drink.With LAU, CHARLIE MCKERRON AND FRIENDS, HIDDEN ORCHESTRA, ADMIRAL FALLOW, MICHAEL MARRA, STANLEY ODD, GEESE, THE BANANA SESSIONS, THE MIKE KEARNEY KA-TET, THE BONFIRE BAND, MACMASTER/HAY, HORNDOG BRASS BAND, WOODENBOX WITH A FISTFUL OF FIVERS, DONNA MACIOCIA, JARLATH HENDERSON, ABAGAIL GREY, GECKO 3, WASHINGTON IRVING, GWENDOLEN CHATFIELD, BRONTO SKYLIFT, HOW TO SWIM, LET’S TALK ABOUT TREES, THE STATE BROADCASTERS, LAPSANG AND THE SUCHONGS, THE FRENCH WIVES, LIFE UNDERVEST, KETTLE OF KITES, ROSSCO GALLOWAY/THE CHANS, DAVE MCGREGOR, ANDY AND THE TWO-HEADED RABBIT, ROBIN ADAMS, MAN’S RUIN, RURA, MY JET BLACK TRACTOR, PILOTS, MICCA’S QUICKER MACCA CRACKERS, THE LAST BATTLE, DOWNTOWN WOLVES, CHESTERWHIN... and many more! insiderfestival.com.

JAZZ/WORLD THE BLACK ISLE STOMPERS

@ Elgin City Social Club. Led by “the quiet man of jazz” - Pat StrachanEntry costs £3.00 for members or £5.00 for non-members. morayjazzclub.co.uk.

ROCK/INDIE INJUNS @ Mad Hatters. Modern Gaelic sounds from Skye and Glasgow based combo.

ABSOLUTE BOWIE @ Strathpeffer Pavilion, 8pm. The UK’s top David Bowie tribute.Tickets from Booth Scotland and TicketWeb, via 24-hour hotline 08444 771000, June’s Card Shop Dingwall and Pavilion 01997 420124. 01997 420124

FRI 17 JUN

CLASSICAL MORAY SPIRIT OF BRASS FESTIVAL 2011 @ Various Elgin Venues. Fri 17:Movie Spectacular Concert with Spirit of Brass Band St. Giles Church, ElginSat 18: Brass Workshops for all ages, ability and instrument led by world famous Georgina Bromilow (Trumpet) and Carol Jarvis (Trombone) Elgin Academy 10.30 - 12.30, Live Music including “Bold as Brass” Brass/ Street Theatre Group Elgin Plainstones 1.30pm - 3.00pm, Big Band Spectacular with Aberdeen Jazz Orchestra Featuring special guests Georgina Bromilow and Carol Jarvis Elgin Town Hall 7.30pm £10.00, Late night Jam Session Elgin Town Hall Supper Room £5.00Sun19: Moray Massed Bands “Victorian Day” at Brodie Castle 2.00 pm - 4.00pm, Bach to the Future with “Bells Up” Brass Quintet, RSAMD St Giles Church 7.00pm £8.00 Tickets from Beaver Travel, Forres and Elgin and at the door. email: laurableck@hotmail.co.uk or glenn@glennmunro.co.uk 07989 356 899.

MORRISSEY @ The Ironworks, 7pm. The greatest gig ever at Ironworks? We expect so. 0871 789 4173

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MON 20 JUN

Marc Clement. Expect emotional country rock.

FOLK ADRIANA SPINA @ The Coffee Shop,

BLIND & DEAF @ Dows Bar. Covers.

CLASSICAL MORAY SPIRIT OF BRASS FESTIVAL 2011 @ Various Elgin Venues. As Friday 17

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

DAVE ARCARI @ Ceol Mor. Aggressive, dynamic blues-based sound that owes as much to punk, rockabilly and trash country as pre-war Delta blues.www.davearcari.com.

CLUBBING/CHART DJ G PETERS

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

SAT 18 JUN

@ The Vault, Aviemore.

FOLK STRATHPEFFER & DISTRICT PIPE

BAND SATURDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCE @ Strathpeffer Square, 8.30pm. The pipe band parade in Strathpeffer Square. The event lasts about one hour with a showcase of Highland Dancing - weather permitting. MOONZIES ALL STARS @ Hootananny. Afro-Celtic sounds from Fife. ROCK INSIDER FESTIVAL @ Aviemore.

As Fri 17th

ALIVE FESTIVAL @ The Ironworks, 5pm. Alive Festival Worship night features Lou Fellingham. 0871 789 4173 ANDY DUNCAN @ Dows Bar. Acoustic covers.

Strathpeffer. Monday Night Medicine Show Coffee Shop Sessions.

TUE 21 JUN

WED 22 JUN

FOLK JOOST @ The Market Bar. Folk sounds.

THU 23 JUN

SAT 25 JUN

CLASSICAL RICHARD JENKINSON & BEN

FRITH @ Nairn Community Centre, 8pm. Programme includes Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, Shostakovich’s cello Sonata in D minor Op 40, and Rachmaninov’s Sonata for cello. 01667 453476

FOLK TRAD SCOTTISH FOLK NIGHT @ The Waterfront, 8.30pm. With Kenny Jamieson (Lead singer Schiehallion).

ELGIN CITY BAND @ The Plainstones, Elgin. Elgincityband.co.uk.

THE INVERS @ Hootananny.

CLUBBING SCOTT LANGLEY VS MIKE MCDONALD @ Cake, Inverness.

ROCK ROBIN & BILLS @ The Market Bar.

JACK TOWNES @ Mad Hatters. Quartet named after their frontman who also happens to be the son of the guitarist for Texas. There’s already much excitement about their rock with a punk edge.

THE BALL DEEP @ Ceol Mor. These local favourites don’t play too often so this is a rare chance to catch them. www.theballdeep.co.uk.

FOLK

RANALD SMITH & IAIN MACGILLIVRAY - THE FIFTH DECADE @ The Beaufort Hotel, 8pm. THE HIGHLOWSOME @ The Market Bar, 9pm. Local act. EJ @ Dows Bar. From Traditional to Modern. ROCK BIRO @ The Room. Local musicians

Black isle Rock Orchestra.

MYSTIC SHOES @ Mad Hatters.

MUSIC

CHARLIES RANCH/CHASING OWLS @ Mad Hatters.

‘ROCK THE HALL’ @ Elgin Town Hall, 7pm. Live music from a selection of local bands and acoustic acts for ages 11-18 . Tickets £4.00 available from Elgin Youth café and at the door on the night.Tel (01343) 548300. ROCK LEWIS HAMILTON + SUPPORT FROM

FRI 24 JUN

DODGY GROUND @ Hootananny. ALT X ROCK DJ’S @ Cake. Upstairs bounce with residents Dirty Wee Decks and Twidget. ROCK LAKI MERA/MUNICH

@ Mad Hatters. Folktronica quintet from Glasgow. If you like Portishead, Massive Attack and their ilk, you should check these out.

SUN 19 JUN

CLASSICAL MORAY SPIRIT OF BRASS

FESTIVAL 2011 @ Various Elgin Venues. As Sat 18 Phone: 07989 356 899.

JAZZ/WORLD THE BLUE NOTE NITE

@ La Tortilla Asesina (upstairs), 7.30pm. Highland Hot Club and Friends - A new sonic adventure in jazz, blending music from the twenties to the noughties and beyond - great music in a relaxed atmosphere. A cabaret style jazz club - lift off at 7:30 for 3 sets of live jazz. www.myspace.com/highlandhotclub

METAL SEEDS OF SORROW @ Cake. Cake presents a night of bands, with Fallen Riot, Facegrinder and Toby Michaels.

FOLK LIVE MUSIC @ Bogbain Farm. Alternate

Sundays Bruce MacGregor’s trad music sessions and Emma Shearer’s Music Cafe for songwriters.Free admission. Food and bar available all afternoon. Kids craft club. 01463772800

SUN 26 JUN

FOLK LIVE MUSIC @ Bogbain Farm.

Alternate Sundays Bruce MacGregor’s trad music sessions and Emma Shearer’s Music Cafe for songwriters.Free admission. Food and bar available all afternoon. Kids craft club. 01463 772800

EJ @ The Waterfront. Trad music. SANDRA & NICK @ Hootananny. ALLAN TAYLOR IN CONCERT @ Bogbain Farm. A premier performer on the European folk scene, Taylor has spent the past 40 years as a travelling troubador performing his lyrical, literate vignettes.£12. bogbainfarm.com. 01463772800

CAPTAIN STUPENDOUS DOES CEILIDH & STUFF @ The Waterfront. Ceilidh. ROCK INSIDER FESTIVAL @ Aviemore. As Sat 18th BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

SOLID GROUND @ Ceol Mor. Young blues prodigy bringing his brand of blues-rock back to the Highland capital along with his band The Boogie Brothers. www.lewishamiltonmusic.com.

KEVIN FRASER @ Dows Bar. ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar. ROCK CHARLIES RANCH @ The Market

Bar. One of several combos providing creative outlets for local musicians Robin Abbot and

MON 27 JUN

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market

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Bar.

TUE 28 JUN

COUNTRY/ROOTS POKEY LAFARGE & THE

SOUTH CITY THREE @ Eden Court One Touch, 8pm. One of the best Americana acts around. 01463 234 234

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

WED 29 JUN

CLASSICAL CHORAL CONCERT

@ The Old High Church, Church Street, Inverness, 7.30pm. Choir of The Messiah Church, Copenhagen, Denmark. Donations for The Old High Church Organ Appeal Fund. ROCK FERGUS & GREG @ The Market Bar.

THU 30 JUN

CLASSICAL SINGING FOR PLEASURE @ Crown Church, 8pm. An hour-long concert of well-loved songs. Part of the ‘Music at the Crown’ series, which is aimed at visitors to the town and locals alike. FOLK TRAD SCOTTISH FOLK NIGHT @ The Waterfront, 8.30pm. With Kenny Jamieson (Lead singer Schiehallion).

MUSIC

HOODJA @ Hootananny. ROCK ROBIN & BILLS @ The Market Bar.

FRI 01 JUL

FOLK TORRIDON @ The Ironworks, 7.30pm.

Always popular mixture of rock and traditional sounds. 0871 789 4173

Tickets £8 in advance available from:The Music Shop, InvernessOscars Bar, DingwallESP, Elginwww.ticketweb.co.uk. ROCK THE LOST @ The Market Bar. Music.

SINGING WORKSHOPS WITH CORRINA HEWAT @ The Stables, Cromarty.

POP JLS AND OLLY MURS @ Victoria Park,

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

Dingwall, 4pm. JLS and Olly Murs make for a bill that’s bound to thrill X Factor fans. Both acts may have found fame on TV but are proving that they’re more than capable of crafting their own success. Tickets, priced from £36-£42 will be available only at: www. seetickets.com Booking Line: 08716 207060 www.rosscountyfootballclub.co.uk.

SUN 03 JUL

FOLK FASH STEWART @ Hootananny, 8pm. Compere of The Potting Shed Stage at last year’s Belladrum Festival, Stewart has much of the Leonard Cohen about him. http://www. fashstewart.co.uk. ROCK THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS

SHOW @ Eden Court Empire, 8pm. Europe’s No’1 Blues Brothers Production is back in town with their world famous all singing, all dancing, all action show celebrating 30 years of the Blues Brothers phenomenon. 01463 234 234 ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

MON 04 & TUE 05 JUL

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

WED 06 JUL

FOLK JOOST @ The Market Bar.

TUE 12 JUL

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

WED 13 JUL

FOLK ELSA MCTAGGART - SINGS, STRINGS

AND OTHER THINGS! @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.30pm. Fiddle virtuoso with “a voice that could stop wars”. 01463 234 234

FOLK/ROCK THE SAW DOCTORS

@ The Ironworks. 0871 789 4173

THU 14 JUL

CLASSICAL GIRLS’ CHOIR OF WELLS CATHEDRAL @ Inverness Cathedral, 7.30pm. Admission free, retiring collection.

FRI 15 JUL

FOLK LOSSIEMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL

@ The Beach Bar, Lossiemouth. Free folk festival with kids’ entertainment too. Performers welcome. Camping/caravans etc, £5 /night Landlordwww.lossiefolkclub.co.uk

KAN IN CONCERT @ Bogbain Farm. Modern Trad Music quartet featuring Brian Finnegan (Flook), Aidan O’Rourke (Lau), Ian Stephenson and Jim Goodwin. The combination of four such fine musicians is bound to be ace. 01463 772800

FOLK/COUNTRY DOLLY THE SHOW @ The Ironworks, 7pm.

SPECIALS & TALK:

POP SUPERTROUPERS @ Eden Court Empire, 8pm.

SAIL CALEDONIA @ Great Glen. sailcaledonia.org.

THU 07 JUL

ROCK ROBIN & BILLS @ The Market Bar.

SPECIALS

FRI 08 JUL

CLASSICAL SCOTTISH CHAMBER

ORCHESTRA STRINGS TOUR 2011 @ The Craigmonie Centre, 8pm.

THE SHEE @ Universal Hall, 8pm. All-female band showcasing three powerful vocalists and diverse range of musical influences combining to produce an adventurous brew of Folk, Gaelic, Scots and Bluegrass.

and ceilidhs. For more information contact Margo Maclennan 01463 663817.

SAT 09 JUL

FOLK RHYTHM N REEL @ The Ironworks,

7.30pm. Celtic rock sextet with their own arrangements of traditional Scottish tunes led by pipes, fiddle and accordion. 0871 789 4173

SAT 04 JUN

ORCHIDS @ Merkinch Local Nature Reserve. Orchids are some of our most beautiful flowers and Merkinch LNR has plenty. No booking required. Phone Katy Martin on 01463 710786 for more details.

POP SUPERTROUPERS @ Eden Court

Empire, 8pm.

SUN 10 JUL

ROCK - BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

SAT 02 JUL

CLUBBING GARY BECK @ Cake. Also on

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the bill-Main room:Alan MacPhersonBrian MackenzieSteven FlynnRoom 2:The Boomshank RedemptionRoss Lyall (Filth)

MON 11 JUL

FOLK START OF CALEDONIAN CANAL CEILIDH TRAIL 2011 . Traditional music, song and dance round Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal. Informal music sessions

KIRKHILL AND BUNCHREW GALA DAY @ Kirkhill & Buncrew. Mini music festival, [ nb - events in blue are in Moray ]

RSPB ILLUSTRATED TALK ABERNETHY @ Boat Of Garten Community Hall, 7.30pm. A forest for the Future by Alison Greggans. Abernethy Nature Reserve combines ancient forests with tranquil lochs, vast moorlands and spectacular mountains. ALAN WATSON FEATHERSTONE @ The Falconer Museum, 7.30pm. Founder of Trees for Life Scotland. www.falconermuseum.co.uk/events.html.

SUN 05 JUN

GARDEN OPEN DAY @ Field House, Belladrum. Informal country garden in one acre site. Mixed borders with some unusual plants - a plantsman’s garden. £4 admission, proceeds to charity. dougthegarden.co.uk.

WED 08 JUN

BOOK LAUNCH – ALEXANDER NIMMO’S INVERNESS SURVEY & JOURNAL, 1806 @ Uhi Executive Office, Inverness. Alexander Nimmo began his career as Rector of Inverness Academy and became an engineer of unique and path-breaking skill.

THU 09 JUN

COOKERY DEMO WITH LADY CLAIRE MACDONALD @ Dingwall Acadeny, 7.30pm. Ably assisted by ‘sous chef’ Rocpool Restaurant’s, Steven Devlin. Marie Curie Highland event, Tickets £15, 01463 238328 text ‘ Lady Claire’ to 07515 190240. BEAULY & FIRTH PIPE BAND & HIGHLAND DANCING @ Beauly Square.

EXPLORING THE HIGHLAND WILDLIFE PARK @ Highland Wildlife Park, 12.15pm.. A guided bus tour for the whole family Places are limited, so please book. 01463 273000

Elgin. The market has a good selection of local vegetables and fruit, locally produced cheeses and Aberdeen Angus meat as well as bread and home-bakes.

MON 13 JUN

CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Buckie, Cluny Square.

OSPREYS BY CAROLINE RANCE @ Boat Of Garten Community Hall, 7.30pm. RSPB Illustrated Talk, £4/£1.50 (RSPB members £3.50) includes refreshments. MONSTER SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT DR ANDREW DUNCAN: WHAT ARE MY ODDS? @ Inverness College, 7pm. How the strange world of odds, possibilities and statistics affects our lives. Tickets free from The Booth or on 01463 273000.

TUE 14 JUN

SOUTH SUTOR FROM CROMARTY @ Cromarty, 1pm. Climb to the viewpoint on the South Sutor looking over the Moray Firth towards Burghead and Nairn. Watch fulmars soar along the cliff edge. Phone 01349 868563 for more details. MONSTER SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT PROFESSOR AUBREY MANNING: THE ANIMALS AND OURSELVES @ Inverness College. The differences and surprising similarities between animals and humans. Tickets £5 from The Booth or 01463 273000. EQUALITY @ Riverside Lounge, Glen Mohr Hotel, Inverness, 7.30pm. Pink Castle Philosophy Club debate. This club is open to anybody and friendly towards anyone who is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender. www.pinkcastle.eu.

WED 15 JUN

MONSTER SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT ANGUS JAMIESON, TECH21: WILL THE OIL RUN OUT? @ Inverness College. Jamieson will share something of his experience as survey advisor in the Gulf of Mexico disaster last year.

FRI 10 JUN

HANDBAG PARTY @ Strathpeffer Community Centre, 7.30pm. Come along and browse a great variety of handbags, purses, scarves and bracelets.

SAT 11 JUN

VICTORIAN DAY @ Strathpeffer. As well as market stalls in Strathpeffer Square in the afternoon, there will be a variety of events throughout the day, including a tea dance in the Pavilion from 2pm to 4pm. SANDS BALLOON RELEASE @ Falcon Square. SANDS is Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity. The proceeds of the balloon release will be going towards providing support to those who need it and also to help set up a regular group meeting. uk-sands.org/.

SUN 12 JUN

BUTTERFLIES WALK @ East Nairn Beach, 2pm. Find out about some of the rare butterflies living on the dunes. 01463 710786 Adults £3Concession £2. MONSTER SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT

THU 16 JUN

MONSTER SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT STEM CELLS: VISION OF THE FUTURE @ Inverness College. A new documentary from the team that made the highly acclaimed Stem Cell Stories.Tickets free from The Booth or on 01463 273000. BEAULY & FIRTH PIPE BAND & HIGHLAND DANCING @ Beauly Square. Scottish music followed by Highland dancing.

FRI 17 JUN

MORAY FARMERS MARKET @ The Plainstones, Elgin. Elgin Farmers Market is held on the ‘plain-stones’ in the centre of

MONSTER SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT PROF JOHN MCCLATCHEY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE @ Highland Hospice, 7pm. What influences the climate? The basic science you need to understand.

SAT 18 JUN

25TH MARYMAS FAIR @ Northern Meeting Park. KNOCKAN CRAG @ tbc, 9am. To see Geological features; continuing to Kylesku and Unapool view point. Non-members welcome on club outings. Guest payment £1.50. spanglefish.com/DingwallFieldClub/. A SECTION OF THE SPEYSIDE WAY @ Strathspey. Explore an 11 mile section of the Speyside Way with your local ranger – Nethy Bridge to Aviemore. Saranne Bish on 01479 873 914 for more details. Adults £10, concessions £5. DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES OF MONADH MOR @ Tore, 10am. Come and celebrate National Dragonfly Week at the largest forest bog in Scotland. Phone 01349 868563 for more details. BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY TARTAN ARMY (BASTA) 10TH BIRTHDAY @ Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 2pm till 10pm. Barbecue, childrens entertainment, live music, pipes and drums plus singer songwriter Andy Chung and Highland band TORRIDON. www.spanglefish.com/BASTA. GHOST TRAIN WALK 2011 @ Davaway. Overnight 24 mile walk from Grantown-onSpey to Forres The walk uses the Dava Way and most of the route follows the old Highland Railway line. davaway.org.uk.

SPECIALS

archery, pony trekking, fly fishing, laserquest, craft stands, mini digger competition, golf competition, bucking bronco, army assault course, police dog display, tug o war competition, children’s craft tent, vintage vehicles, tombola, coconut shy and much more. Great family day out.

CFPA AND RNLI FAMILY DAY @ Port Office, Shore Road, Invergordon. Lifeboat, sailing displays, canoe races and both the lifeboat and CFPA’s pilot cutter will be open to the public. On shore the emergency services will be on hand to talk to visitors, back by popular demand will be minibus tours of the Service Base, craft stalls, plus a full programme of music and dancing displays, bouncy castle and more. The RNLI will have their BBQ on the go, supplying food throughout the day. www.cfpa.co.uk. FOOD & CRAFT MARKET @ Strathpeffer Community Centre. Come and browse through a wide variety of stalls and there’s a kids matinee to the keep the young ‘uns entertained. CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Buckie, Cluny Square.

SUN 19 JUN

PROF. RICHARD WISEMAN

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@ The Ironworks, 6pm. Why do some people lead happy successful lives whilst others face repeated failure and sadness? Just one of the questions posed by the Professor.

GHOST TRAIN WALK 2011 @ Davaway.

ELGIN BID ENVIRONMENTAL/HEALTHY THEME DAY @ The Plainstones, Elgin. Come along for a day of fun and street entertainment with Tigah, Cycle Demonstrations and try outs, Bike Doctor, music from Elgin City Band, Tae Kwon Do Demonstrations from Focus Martial Arts, market stalls and information buses. Health and Wellness Open Day at Elgin Library.

MON 20 JUN

PUMP IT UP @ The Plainstones, Elgin. See Friday 24th.

CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Lossiemouth, Old Station Car Park.

WETLAND WONDER BY KAREN SUTCLIFFE @ Boat Of Garten Community Hall, 7.30pm. RSPB Illustrated Talk, A look at the wildlife and the management of RSPB Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve - the most important wetland in Scotland.

TUE 21 JUN

CULLODEN ACADEMY HIGHLAND GAMES @ Culloden Academy. A fun evening for the whole family! Music, sports, stalls and many attractions. Programmes on entry - £1 for adults and 50p for children/concessions.

THU 23 JUN

THE MAGGIE FAIR @ Garmouth, Moray. A typical village fair with games, shows,tug o war, 5 mile run etc.

SUN 26 JUN

ABERNETHY OPEN GARDENS @ Abernethy. Children half price Proceeds to a local small charity About 10 local private gardens open for the day. £5 per adult.

MON 27 JUN

ED STAFFORD - Walking The Amazon @ Eden-Court

CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Keith, Reidhaven Square.

CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Elgin.

SUN 03 JUL

SUNBEAM TALBOT ALPINE RALLY @ Bogbain Farm. bogbainfarm.com

MON 04 JUL

GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE BY PETE MOORE @ Boat Of Garten Community Hall, 7.30pm. RSPB illustrated talk. How to attract wildlife to your garden through appropriate design, planting and provision of nesting and feeding opportunities.

SUN 10 JUL

CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Keith, Reidhaven Square.

SPECIALS

RSPB ILLUSTRATED TALK ABERNETHY @ Boat Of Garten Community Hall, 7.30pm. A forest for the Future by Alison Greggans. Abernethy Nature Reserve combines ancient forests with tranquil lochs, vast moorlands and spectacular mountains.

SPORT

PUMP IT UP @ The Plainstones, Elgin. Free pushbike MOT check, Bike Hods demostrations & competition. Bike powered smoothie making (available Sat at the Library) Turn pedal power into delicious fruit smoothies. and so much more cycling goodness.

TUE 28 JUN

SAT 25 JUN

ORCHIDS GALORE @ Newtonmore, 6pm. 01540 673907 for more details. adults £5, concessions £3.

DINGWALL FIELD CLUB WALK @ Avoch, 6.30pm. spanglefish.com/DingwallFieldClub.

WED 29 JUN THU 30 JUN

TWO ISLAND NOTABLES: ALEXANDER AND EUPHEMIA RITCHIE OF IONA CELTIC ART @ Fortrose Community Theatre, 7.30pm. Groam House Museum Lecture. Dr E Mairi MacArthur, author of IONA CELTIC ART the work ofAlexander and Euphemia Ritchie. Admission £4 (Members £2). 01381 621252 BEAULY & FIRTH PIPE BAND & HIGHLAND DANCING @ Beauly Square. CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Elgin.

FRI 01 JUL

CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Elgin.

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SUNBEAM TALBOT ALPINE RALLY @ Bogbain Farm. Join hundreds of people from all over the world on the fields of Bogbain Farm to marvel at these beautiful cars. bogbainfarm.com. 01463772800

BEAULY & FIRTH PIPE BAND & HIGHLAND DANCING @ Beauly Square.

FRI 24 JUN

INVERNESS BOAT FESTIVAL @ Inverness Marina. The Rotary Club of Inverness Culloden are organising the first Inverness Boat Festival at the brand new Inverness Marina and they are looking for as many folks to dress up as pirates as possible. Fire Brigade, RNLI, Northern Constabulary, Coastguard, Black Isle Brewery, Findhorn Marina and a Pirate Market filled with the kind of booty guaranteed to tempt you to spend your doubloons and pieces of eight. 01463 791814.

STRATHRORY TOWARDS BEINN THARSUINN @ By Ardross, 10am. Search out for the wildlife of the moor and rivers of Strathrory. Dippers, stonechat and wheatears. No dogs. Phone 01349 868563 for more details.

THU 07 JUL

BEAULY & FIRTH PIPE BAND & HIGHLAND DANCING @ Beauly Square.

STRATHPEFFER AND DISTRICT PIPE BAND QUIZ NIGHT @ Strathpeffer Community Centre, 7pm. Teams maximum of 6 people - £3 per person. BYOB There will be refreshments and a raffle.To book a table email: strathband@live.co.uk or just turn up on the night.

SAT 02 JUL

DRAGON WALK @ Tradespark Woods, Nairn. Do dragons really exist? There’s only one way to find out! Be brave and come and join the Dragon Trail! Suitable for children aged 4-10 years. 01463 710786

MON 11 JUL

RED KITES IN THE HIGHLANDS @ Boat Of Garten Community Hall, 7.30pm. RSPB Illustrated Talk THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA: TRANSFORMATIONAL TWEETING OR DEVALUATION OF DEMOCRACY? @ Craigmonie, Drumnadrochit. FREE informal talk 7pm - 9pm.

TUE 12 JUL

HUMAN RIGHTS @ Glen Mohr 7.30pm. Pink Castle Philosophy Club - open to anybody and friendly towards anyone who is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender. www.pinkcastle.eu. RURAL RESILIENCE: COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR TOMORROW @ Bog Cotton Cafe, Cannich, 7pm. Presented by Dr Sarah Skerratt

SPORT MON 06 JUN

OUTDOOR/WALKING GLEN AFFRIC WALKING FESTIVAL @ Glen Affric. Set amidst arguably the most beautiful Glen in Scotland, this will [ nb - events in blue are in Moray ]

ACTIVE SKATEBOARDING / BMX / INLINE JAMS @ INVERNESS BMX/SKATE RAMPS, BUGHT PARK

MONAUGHTY FOREST RUN @ Torrieston Forest Walks Car Park, Elgin . Final race of the 2011 Moray Forest Runs Series features a stiff climb at the mid point followed by a downhill final mile to the finish. forresharriers.co.uk/.

SAT 02 JUL

TUE 07 JUN

GLENGARRY HIGHLAND GAMES @ Invergarry Shinty Park, 1pm. Hammer Throwing, Caber Tossing, weight for distance and weight for height, track events, Highland Dancing, Pipe Bands, Hill race.

WED 08 JUN

CORRIEYAIRACK CHALLENGE @ Fort Augustus. Scotland’s toughest mountain duathlon, follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie over Scotland’s highest mountain road. corrieyairack.org.

CRICKET BEAULY V WATERFRONT @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET.

BALLOCH V CORRIE @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

SUN 12 JUN

ATHLETICS JOG SCOTLAND 5K SUMMER CHALLENGE & 1.5K JUNIOR RACE @ Keith, 11am.

MON 13 JUN

CRICKET M.A.S.K V CORRIE @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

TUE 14 JUN

BEAULY V BALLOCH @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

WED 15 JUN

ATHLETICS QUARRELWOOD FOREST RUN @ Quarrelwood. Registration 6.15 Juniors start 6.45 Seniors start 7.15. Cricket WATERFRONT V KIRKHILL @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

SAT 18 JUN

ATHLETICS HIGHLAND CROSS 2011 DUATHLON @ Kintail To Beauly. 50-mile duathlon (20 miles on foot, 30 miles on bike) traversing the Highlands coast to coast, west to east from Kintail to Beauly. Entry by invite only.highlandcross.co.uk/. ACTIVE SKATEBOARDING / BMX / INLINE JAMS @ Muir Of Ord

SUN 19 JUN

MON 20 JUN

CRICKET KIRKHILL V BALLOCH @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

TUE 21 JUN

CRICKET BEAULY V CORRIE @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

WED 22 JUN

ATHLETICS PINTOS 3K SERIES @ Cooper Park, Elgin, Moray , 7pm. DOCHFOUR DASH 5.2 MILE TRAIL RACE + JUNIOR RACE @ Queens Park, Inverness, 7.15pm. CRICKET WATERFRONT V M.A.S.K @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

SAT 25 JUN

ATHLETICS THE FORRES TRY TRI @ Forres Swimming Pool, 1pm.

SUN 26 JUN

SUN 03 JUL

ATHLETICS PETROFAC ATHLETICS LEAGUE @ Queens Park, Inverness, 11.30am. Grampianathleticsleague.synthasite.com.

MON 04 JUL

CRICKET WATERFRONT V BALLOCH @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

TUE 05 JUL

CRICKET M.A.S.K V BEAULY @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

WED 06 JUL

CRICKET KIRKHILL V CORRIE @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

SAT 09 JUL

ATHLETICS FORRES HIGHLAND GAMES @ Grant Park Forres, 12.30pm. Massed pipe bands. Track Events, 10K Road Race, Heavy events, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Field events, Tug O’ War and Grass Cycling.

YTHAN CHALLENGE @ Ellon. Multi terrain adventure race.ythanchallenge.org.uk.

SPORT

SPORT SNOOKER LEGENDS: BRINGING LEGENDS BACK TO THE BAIZE! @ Eden Court Empire, 7pm. Jimmy White, Dennis Taylor, John Parrott, John Virgo, Cliff Thorburn and Michaela Tabb with an evening of snooker, laughter and Nostalgia. 01463 234234

GLEN MORAY 10 MILE & 10K @ Roysvale Park Forres , 2pm. The 10K is also the North District 10K road race Championships.

MON 27 JUN

CRICKET BEAULY V KIRKHILL @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

TUE 28 JUN

ATHLETICS GLEN MORAY CHARITY TENS @ Forres, 2pm. (10 Mile and 10K Road Races)forresharriers.org.uk.

BALLOCH V CORRIE @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

RRRRALLYE 10K @ Keith, 1pm.

WED 29 JUN ATHLETICS

MON 11 JUL

CRICKET BEAULY OR KIRHILL V M.A.S.K @ Fraser Park, Inverness. Cup Semi.

THEATRE

see walkers journeying around, up and down a total of nine Munros and one Graham. naturalhighguiding.co.uk.

TUE 12 JUL

CRICKET

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BALLOCH OR CORRIE V WATERFRONT @ Fraser Park, Inverness. Cup Semi.

KIDS CLOCKWORK @ Eden Court One Touch, 1.30pm, 5pm. See Fri 10

SAT 16 JUL

MUSICAL/OPERA RIGOLETTO @ Eden Court Empire, 7.15pm. Rigoletto is considered by many to be the first of the operatic masterpieces of Verdi’s middle-to-late career. 01463 234234

ATHLETICS 170TH TOMINTOUL HIGHLAND GAMES @ Tomintoul Public Park. Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Heavy.

THEATRE SAT 04 JUN

KIDS THOMAS AND FRIENDS LIVE ON STAGE: A CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN @ Eden Court Empire, 11am, 2pm, 5pm. When Thomas makes a big mistake, all the engines must work together to prepare for the exciting event under the Big Top and Thomas must prove he. 01463 234234

SUN 05 JUN

TUE 14 JUN

DRAMA KNIVES IN HENS @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.30pm. A beautiful love triangle set in medieval times involving a peasant, his wife and a miller. 01463 234234

WED 15 JUN

DRAMA KNIVES IN HENS @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.30pm.

THU 16 JUN

DRAMA KNIVES IN HENS @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.30pm.

KIDS THOMAS AND FRIENDS LIVE ON STAGE: A CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN @ Eden Court Empire, 11am.

MUSIC/MEMORIAL MEMORIAL SERVICE @ Eden Court Empire, 9am, 7.30pm. Memorial service for one of the greatest ever Gaelic musicians, Ishbel MacAskill. 01463 234234

MON 06 JUN

FRI 17 JUN

DRAMA THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN @ Eden Court Empire, 7pm. Locked in an asylum for telling lies, Baron Munchausen knows only one way to escape - his imagination! And so his stories begin. 01463 234234

TUE 07 JUN

OUTDOOR THEATRE THEATRI_X, THEATRE WORKSHOP, LOCH NESS MYTH @ Dores Beach, 2.45pm. Free, apply by email: j.guerreiro13@gmail.com info: worldtheatre.blogspot.com. 08708 034928

THU 09 JUN

MUSICAL/OPERA RIGOLETTO @ Eden Court Empire, 7.15pm. Rigoletto is considered by many to be the first of the operatic masterpieces of Verdi’s middle-to-late career.

MUSIC INVERNESS LOCAL MOD 2011 @ Eden Court One Touch, 01463 234234

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SAT 11 JUN

MUSICAL/OPERA GOTTA SING @ Eden Court, 2.30pm, 8pm. As Thu 23

SUN 26 JUN

COMEDY JUNE - GILDED BALLOON COMEDY CIRCUIT @ Eden Court One Touch, 8pm. Some of the best new stand-up comedians on the Scottish Comedy Circuit. 01463 234234 DRAMA DON’T STOP BELIEVING @ Eden Court Empire, 2pm, 7pm. Over 150 of the Highlands’ most talented children with spectacular dance routines, powerful songs, special guest appearances and dramatic journeys to wow all ages. 01463 234234

WED 29 JUN

KIDS/FAMILY PINOCCHIO @ Brodie Castle, 6.30pm. Outdoor theatre by Heartbreak Productions, the story of the wood carver’s puppet’s quest to become a real boy. Book before 24 June for discounted prices.

SAT 18 JUN

PSYCHIC AN EVENING OF MEDIUMSHIP WITH JUNE FIELD @ Strathpeffer Community Centre. Psychic goings on.

SUN 19 JUN

DANCE NORTH OF SCOTLAND CHEER CHAMPIONSHIPS @ Eden Court Studio 2, 8.30am, 10am, 11am. Cheerleading competitions on stage.

TUE 21 JUN

DRAMA ITALIA N CALEDONIA @ Eden Court One Touch, 8pm. The story of the Italians who emigrated 100 years ago and started new lives in Scotland, told by MIKE MARAN with music performed by DAVID VERNON.

DANCE/PERFORMANCE SCHOOLS ROCK CHALLENGE @ Eden Court Empire, 7.30pm.

FRI 10 JUN

SAT 25 JUN

MUSIC INVERNESS LOCAL MOD 2011 @ Eden Court One Touch,

THU 23 JUN

KIDS CLOCKWORK @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.15pm. An adaptation of an original work by Philip PullmanA Visible Fictions and Scottish Opera Co-production Imagine starting to tell a story but not knowing how it will end. 01463 234234

PSYCHIC AN EVENING OF MEDIUMSHIP WITH JUNE FIELD @ Mosset Tavern, Forres, 7.30pm. Tickets £10. In aid of a charity cycle ride to Kenya supporting www.actionforcharity. co.uk. junefieldmedium.com

MUSICAL/OPERA GOTTA SING @ Eden Court OneTouch, A celebration of the uplifting power of the musical from INVERNESS OPERA COMPANY as they take the audience on a journey through the genre, featuring loads of favourites like Annie, Wicked, Barnum and The Music Man. There’ll be jazz hands - and why not?

FRI 24 JUN

MUSICAL/OPERA GOTTA SING @ Eden Court One Touch, 8pm. As Thu 23

SAT 02 JUL

PLAY PIECES - WORKING HOLIDAY: Ironworks, 1pm.

WED 13 JUL

COMEDY FANTASTIC MR FOX @ Logie Steading, 5.30pm. Illyria open air theatre performance.

THU 14 JUL

COMEDY FANTASTIC MR FOX @ Duff House, Banff.

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ica • www.whatsonmoray.com GEORGINA PORTEUS: OCD MORAY ART CENTRE

EDWIN SMITH (1912–1971) to 2 July, Regarded by John Betjeman  as ‘a genius at photography’  and who left the nation with an unofficial visual study of the British Isles of traditional landscape and architecture. As well as a selection of photographs the exhibition will include a number of Smith’s paintings which have never been seen in Scotland before.

IG:LU Inverness, 10–30 June

IG:LU is becoming a regular source of interesting artistic endeavours with recent shows as diverse as a tremendously funny series of drawings/words from world-famous Chris (Simpsons’ artist) and an extensive collection of Adam Ant films and videos to tie in with his Inverness show. The man himself even popped up to the gallery to express his approval... Now for the seventh IG:LU show it’s the turn of GEORGINA PORTEOUS take over the place. Born in Glasgow, she studied Television and Sound Studies in that city, later completing a fine art BA with honours at Moray School Of Art. Several solo and group shows all over the country have given her the chance to demonstrate a desire to work not just with drawing, but also video, sculpture and installation. Winner of 2010’s Blackbox Award from Glasgow Arches she’s also been Set Designer for The Giant Olive Theatre, Kentish Town, London, since 2009 and most recently you may have caught her work with the Conch (Sound Studio) by Walker and Bromwich as Conch Guardian and Documentor for its 2011 Highland Tour. In a statement about her work she says, “The viewers are at liberty to engage with the pieces, interpreting them in their own way, influenced by personal experience, emotion and attitude. Each individual will have a unique response. I see myself as a spatial artist using mixed media. My recent installations have made use of numerous materials including sound, video, bedpans and helium filled inflatables, snow globes, CAD designed squirrel embryos, formaldehyde and vaginal specula.” As with all her work, the exhibition at Iglu will be site specific and we’re promised videos, sound installations, a hanging piece and more, with sound design by SiD InneS. www.theig.lu www.georginaporteous.com www.facebook.com/georgina.porteous

YEADONS BOOKSTORE, Elgin

ARTIST BOOKS EXHIBITION: 16–23 Jun You may have caught some of the work from Moray School of Art at the recent Compello Exhibition at IG:LU in Inverness. Now’s the chance to see some more creations from staff and students including French Travels (pictured) by lecturer GILL NEISH. Yeadon’s is a fine location too, being one of the oldest continuously trading bookshops in Scotland, founded way back in 1887.

GOLF, 5–14 July During the first Scottish Golf Open to be held at Castle Stuart in July 2011, Moray Art Centre is exhibiting ‘Golf”, an art book of the story of golf. Limited edition art prints from the handmade, 18 chapter, 140 page masterpiece, plus copies of the 575 page Collector Edition (limited to 2100) will be on display and available at the exhibition. ‘Golf’ is an editorialised art collection that tells the story of the game, the terrain and where it’s all going. morayartcentre.org

CAIRNGORM WALKS Daily to end Oct

• The Walk @ The Top: A 90 minute, 2km circular walk to the summit of Cairn Gorm. Travel up on the funicular railway with a guide This is a perfect way to reach the summit without having to walk all the way from the bottom.

Participants should bring waterproof warm clothing and good sturdy footwear. 10.20am, 11am and 2pm Adult £14, Jun. £10, Sen/ Stu £12.50

• Walk to the Northern Corries

RICHARD JENKINSON & BEN FRITH: Nairn Comm. Centre, Sat 25 Jun CLASSICAL

Jenkinson and Frith have been playing together since

1996, a fruitful musical partnership that also found an outlet as part of the Frith Piano Quartet. With a repertoire that takes in everything from the great classics to contemporary works, Argentinean Tangos

Depart 10.30am return ~ 3.30pm. Mtn path to

Coire an t-Sneachda or Coire an Lochain, both ~ 3km, with guide. Route may vary. Waterproof + warm clothing, walking boots, lunch & drinks essential. Adult £12, Sen. £8, Children £6.

• All Abilities Trail at Base Station plus Mountain Garden. • Camera Obscura 360o real time

by Astor Piazzolla and even jazz by the Ukrainian composer Nikolai

view of surroundings

Kapustin, they regularly thrill audiences up and down the country. And

www.cairngormmountain.org 01479 861341

Nairn is no exception, the duo always being well received on their visits.

or at the Ticket Office.

For this performance they’ll be concentrating on music by Russianborn composers and will be playing Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne (after

Pulcinella) for cello and piano, Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata in D Minor Op 40 and Rachmaninov’s Sonata for cello and Piano in G Minor, Op 19 www.musicnairn.org.uk

PINOCCHIO: Brodie Castle, Wed 29 Jun The work of Heartbreak Productions takes the heart and soul of the original work and updates it  for today’s outdoor audiences. It’s an approach that has been captivating audiences for over twenty years, so we’re intrigued to see how they interpret the familiar tale of the little wooden fella with the extendable nose and the human heart. Remarkably, the book of the story has only been outsold by the Koran and The Bible and for this take on it Heartbreak are promising to do away with any of the Disney sugary sentimentality. Book before 24 Jun for discounted prices. 01309 641371 www.nts.org.uk

THE SHEE: Universal Hall, Findhorn, Fri 01 Jul All-female band showcasing three powerful vocalists and diverse range of musical influences combining to produce an adventurous brew of Folk, Gaelic, Scots and Bluegrass.

FOLK

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Making The Most Of You: Fashion > Couture

THE PALACE CALLED

Inverness based Couturier, Sandra Murray MBE

Reading Sarah Burton’s recent account of how the Royal wedding commission came about, brought me a distinct sense of deja-vu. “The Palace called” Burton recollects, followed by a collaboration with the future bride, then follow-up appointments including a succession of clandestine toings and froings to a hideout in Wales. All top secret. My Palace call came on 29 April, 1999. When this happens out of the blue, what one doesn’t

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suspect, is that the Palace has already done the forensic. They know about you. My commission was to create an ensemble for HM The Queen for the Opening of the Scottish Parliament. Given carte-blanche, meant I had to provide the inspirational storyboards for the event. I chose the Scottish thistle and the Isle of Skye tartan. Meetings at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle were in secret. Fast forward to a specially dyed mauve Italian silk and wool fitted frockcoat, worn over a pale green wool crepe dress overlaid with French silver and khaki green Paisley designed lace. I might add, all from the same French lace source as the Burton frock. This was complemented by a Bespoke hat by Royal Milliner Philip Somerville, decked in pheasant plumes. Over her shoulder, she wore the Isle of Skye wool tartan plaid in cloth by Lochcarron, and in place with the Oban brooch from her private collection. Her mauve cotton gloves were specially dyed, the petite silk handbag just big enough for her handkerchief and spectacles, and finally her Bespoke bronze silk taffeta shoes, made by her Chiltern Street cobbler. The Royal wedding trousseau, on the other hand, was a collaboration. Miss Catherine had already set her heart on the whole Grace Kelly look, having seen the real thing in the V&A exhibition in summer 2010. Who could blame her? Sarah Burton’s task was to personalize this Kelly signature, and brought in the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace to embellish the silk satin gazar. They paintstakingly appliquéd the lace onto the gazar, so that the Burton-led secret team of cutters, dressmakers, fitters and needlewomen, each of them contributing to the sum of its parts. On the finale outcome, Burton rightfully received the world’s admiration and praise, emphasizing it was on behalf of the team. [continues...]

In 1999, I was the team. Solo. Called the flou in French Couture terms, it describes one who can make the whole garment from from beginning to end. Post wedding, Sarah Burton declared “Kate was low maintenance” which really means that she was natural, no hassle and a delight to work with, and I was honoured to have shared a similar Royal experience. An invitation to dress her Majesty, appears to be held in extraordinary high regard, having read features on Zandra Rhodes, John Galliano, Alexis Mabille, and net-a-porter entrepreneur Natalie Massenet, all announcing this was still, beyond what they had already achieved, their greatest professional desire. Some things money can’t buy. The Artisan come sole trader fluctuates between the sublime and the ridiculous, rather like the Scottish weather. Just last week, online, I saw strangely familiar trompe-l’oeil walls at Duane Park jazz club NYC, the backdrop where photographer Janette Beckman shot images of my Braenish wool trenchcoat. What grabbed my attention? Who should be standing on the very same spot, framed by the trompe-l’oeil stenciled walls, but the one and only Lady Gaga, in her ever daring custom made Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen bodysuit. One more thing in common. Not that we couldn’t do daring, in Braenish Tweed. We can but await her call . The end. Inverness based Couturier, Sandra Murray MBE undertakes commissions by private appointment and begins her series of Masterclasses in June 2011-2012. To book a place or arrange an appointment. telephone 01463 220091. Sandra is also launching her Concierge service, particularly aimed at those in the performing arts, such as Opera singers, pianists, soloists etc, who regularly perform at big events, and need statement pieces. e-mail sandra@sandramurray.co.uk www.sandramurray.co.uk

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“The Imaginarium of Cookery” Amino Acid Named After Asparagus – Now THAT’S Cooking With Science

Asparagus with Soft Poached Egg and Parmesan Cream Asparagus is low in calories, contains no fat or cholesterol, and is very low in sodium. It is a good source of folic acid, potassium, dietary fibre, and rutin. The amino acid asparagine gets its name from asparagus, the asparagus plant being rich in this compound Asparagus may also be quickly grilled over charcoal or hardwood embers. It is also used as an ingredient in some stews and soups. In the French style, it is often boiled or steamed and served with hollandaise sauce, melted butter or olive oil, Parmesan cheese or mayonnaise. It may even be used in a dessert. The best asparagus tends to be early growth (meaning first of the season) and is often simply steamed and served along with melted butter. Tall, narrow asparagus cooking pots allow the shoots to be steamed gently, their tips staying out of the water.

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John McCruden, Chapter One, Forres

INGREDIENTS: 500g Asparagus – 2 bunches 4 eggs 50g grated parmesan 2 shallots finely chopped 200ml white wine 200ml double cream 50g butter 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons vinegar Salt & Freshly ground pepper METHOD: In a large frying pan add butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil cook the asparagus for 1 minute turning frequently so the asparagus cooks evenly. Remove and place on kitchen towel then set aside. In a small saucepan add 2 tablespoons olive oil sauté the shallots until soft. Add wine and cream reduce for 1 minute. Add 25g parmesan cheese. Remove from heat and set aside. To poach Eggs In a medium sized saucepan take to the boil 1 litre of water 2 tablespoons vinegar. Using a whisk in a circular motion creating a vortex, add the eggs and poach for 2-3 minutes so the yolk is still soft in the middle. Warm asparagus under the grill, place on to serving plate. Top with poached egg drizzle with white wine sauce and sprinkle with the remaining parmesan cheese.

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The Review: OYSTERCATCHER MAIN STREET PORTMAHOMACK 01862 871560

THE

The journey from Inverness to Portmahomack is a wonderful introduction to the Highland landscape and, at just under an hour, a perfect way to get a feel for its majesty. Lush greenery backdropped by mountains still snow-peaked in May, picture postcard views at every turn and even at one point a field of absurdly cute Shetland ponies. Then, just before Dornoch, you turn off onto a deserted peninsula for a ten mile drive passing through a place called, oddly, Gaza (time for a twinning with Palestine and the other Gaza Strip?) before coming upon the charming village of Portmahomack. Houses,

built on one of the oldest Pictish sites in the country are huddled against the hugest of skies with the sea almost dismissively tossing the boats in the harbour and an ever changing vista over to Dornoch and the mountains beyond, it’s an awesome sight. And, uniquely for an east coast village, it actually faces west, meaning there are also spectacular sunsets thrown into the mix. Quite a place. So, if you’re a visitor to the region and want to get a feel for the wildness and grandeur of the Highlands without having to trek up any mountains, you could do a lot worse than make for Portmahomack. Particularly since at the end of your journey there’s the prospect of a meal at THE OYSTERCATCHER.

A restaurant with rooms, it’s built a reputation through loyal customers who, judging by online reviews, regularly make special visits from all over the country, and indeed the world, to sample not only its famous seafood, but also what one travel guide insists is “the best breakfast in the world”. And it’s that breakfast that’s the first clue to The Oystercatcher being more than just a bed and breakfast joint with a nice view. First off, it costs you twenty quid (though that’s included in the £70 price of a room) and there’s enough on offer to set you up not only for the rest of the day, but possibly the next six months. Among the delights are Grilled Oysters, Pork Belly and Black Pudding, Champagne and Whisky Cocktails and Lamb’s

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Kidney On Toast. And that’s not to mention a myriad of egg/bacon/sausage/porridge variations. You can book a breakfast in advance if you’re not a resident and it’s got to be an experience worth trying. The place itself definitely aims for a spirit of homeliness rather than clinical fine dining, though don’t expect to walk away from an evening meal with much change from a hundred quid. The restaurant menu is as extensive as the breakfast one, with the emphasis very much on the best quality seafood (they have a certificate allowing them to buy fish straight off the boats) and the ambition of cooking is clear to see with dishes like “’Oystercatcher’ Mussels, Scallops, Absinthe Splash Pools, Herring Roe Rocks &’Jellyfish’ in a Pastis Sea with Crab

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Shingle, Langoustine Sand & Seaweed”. And there surely can’t be anywhere else in the world where you’ll get something like that, even if we’re not entirely sure we’d want to. We could have ordered from the restaurant menu if we’d wished to, but go instead for the more scaled-down and inexpensive bistro version. It’s here that we first come across the concept of dishes being served in two sizes, either “ample” (normal) or “hearty” (massive). Not quite sure what the point of that is as it seems to unnecessarily complicate things and there are far too many tempting things on the menu already without having to worry as well about what size portions to go for. On the day we visit, the only other customers are a braying foursome from down south who insist on loudly recounting tales

of getting private jets to France, filling their houses with bottles of the best champagne and accidentally falling into hedges. They order Lobster Thermidor at £40 a pop and continue their incessant boasting as we consider joining some sort of class war organisation or simply wrenching an anchor from its decorative spot on the wall and setting about them with as much gusto as they’re using dismantling the lobsters. Fortunately we calm down a bit when another couple come in, fresh it seems from a long walk, and order just a pot of tea. They’re treated with just as warm a welcome from the friendly staff as the people spending a hundred times more sitting next to them – which makes us feel that all is good with the world after all. For starters I have Scallops,

Served in the Shell with an Oatmeal & Cheese Crust. These are top quality molluscs, perfectly cooked, the buttery juices mopped up by a tremendous selection of unusual breads from the complimentary basket. My companion bravely goes for the “unusual” combination of Pea and Pureed Black Pudding Soup – which turns out to be a lot nicer than it sounds, though he does feel that the taste of the black pudding rather overpowers the flavour of what would have been a bit nicer as a simple pea and mint soup. It’s served with a separate tray of various seeds and an unidentifiable line of brown powder. Bit too early in the day for heroin isn’t it? Still, the seeds give an unusual twist to the dish letting you customise it as you please. There’s a Cullen Skink on offer that’s apparently top notch and you can imagine the different textures provided by such an addition would raise it to even greater heights. For my main course I go for something of house speciality and a much underrated fish, Sole. It’s served here several ways with various accompaniments and I have mine “Portmahomack” style – Rolled, Steamed and stuffed

wth Fresh Crabmeat. It’s served on a plate shaped like a fish with yet more strange powdery embellishments and covered in a sauce that slightly disguises the excellence of the fish and the crab, both of which are of the very highest quality. They’re accompanied by fabulously moreish chips (closer to mini roast potatoes) served in nifty miniature “fish fryer” baskets. My companion has another of the starters as a main course, Lobster Cocktail, and it pretty much sets the benchmark for the dish. Lobster claw and avocado. Simple and brilliant. Only the accompanying seaweed salad (which also cropped up with my sole) detracted from proceedings, never really transcending its resemblance in appearance and taste to a small pile of rubber bands. In a way it’s a shame that we can only sample such a small part of an alluring and extensive menu and future visits will surely entail having the likes of Highland Shellfish Platter, Duck Leg Confit on Cassoulet Ecosse, Grilled Pork Belly with Lentil Stew and Cajun Lobster Omelette. Instead we’re left with just space for puddings, though we’re advised that some of them might take a while

since they have to be cooked from scratch. These warnings come up regularly throughout the menu and though there’s a certain homely charm to such an admission it does make you think that with a full restaurant things could get out of control before too long. Not wanting to give the kitchen any added stress, we go for the pre-prepared options, my companion getting a particularly fine Banoffi Sundae complete with banana ice cream, nuggets of Pavlova and a sweet strawberry on top. My Selection of Mini Desserts includes a tremendous apple puree and whisky affair, strawberry meringue and a raspberry tart, providing a fine end to a pretty impressive meal. As destination restaurants for Highland seafood goes, The Oystercatcher is up there with Applecross Inn (and rather easier to get to), although its website and menu could possibly do with being revamped and streamlined to fully highlight its strengths. Casual footfall isn’t probably that predominant thanks to the location, but it’s definitely worth the effort. Just think of all those breakfasts and sunsets. Total for 2 (exc. drinks) £53.90

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13 ASSASSINS (15) Director Takashi Miike I Starring Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yusuke Iseya

Japan/UK I 2010 I 124 mins (Japanese with subtitles) I www.13assassins.com

Cult Japanese director Takeshi Miike’s bravado period action film centres on a group of renegade samurai who plan the downfall of a sadistic Lord in order to prevent him from plunging the country into war. With several obvious nods to the works of Akira Kurosawa and enough bloodshed to satisfy Miike’s loyal legions of fans this furious epic culminates in an awesome 45 minute battle sequence that’s as bloody as it is brilliant.

FRI 03 – THU 09 JUN

WIN WIN (15)

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Director Tom McCarthy I Starring Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale USA I 2011 I 105 mins I www.foxsearchlight.com/winwin

Cash strapped attorney, Mike Flaherty, is really down on his luck: he’s struggling to keep his law practice afloat, his doctor’s concerned about his health and the high school wrestling team he coaches are a total disaster. To earn some much needed cash, Flaherty agrees to become the legal guardian for an elderly client, but when this client’s runaway grandson turns up, Mike’s life is turned upside down and his win-win proposition turns into something much more complicated than he ever bargained for. From the director of The Station Agent and The Visitor.

FRI 17 – THU 23 JUN

SENNA (12A) Director Asif Kapadia I Starring Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Jackie Stewart UK/France/USA I 2010 I 105 mins I www.sennathemovie.co.uk

Winner - Best Documentary Award 2010 Sundance Film Festival Acclaimed British director Asif Kapadia’s (Far North, The Warrior) excellent documentary celebrates the life of Grand prix legend Ayrton Senna. Charting his physical and spiritual achievements on and off the track, his quest for perfection, and the devastation felt by the racing world when he died during a race in 1994.”

FRI 24 – WED 29 JUN Welcome to the Robertson Screens. At Robertson we’ve always been a keen supporter of the arts: from brass bands to theatre shows to music festivals and now cinema. We helped to redevelop Eden Court and we’re proud that we can continue to work in partnership with them by sponsoring the cinemas. We hope you enjoy your film. robertson.co.uk Robertson – Investing – Building – Caring

See timetable on back page for screening times THE SPACE BETWEEN (15 advisory)

Director Tim Barrow Starring Vivien Reid, Tim Barrow, David Whitney UK I 2011 I 85 mins Two grief stricken strangers are brought together and given the chance to turn their lives around. Written by Tim Barrow, producer of their debut award-winning Scottish road movie The Inheritance this tale of love and redemption is touring cinemas nationwide and we’re delighted to welcome Tim here to Eden Court where he will introduce the screening on 01 June and answer questions from the audience afterwards.

MON 01 & TUE 02 JUN

WINNIE THE POOH (U)

TRACKER (12A)

www.disney.co.uk/winnie-the-pooh

www.trackerthemovie.com

Director Stephen Anderson, Don Hall Voices Jim Cummings, John Cleese USA I 2011 I 76 mins With all the charm, wit and whimsical wonderfulness of the original Winnie the Pooh, this new instalment (Disney’s first for 35 years) reunites us with Pooh and all his friends in the hundred acre wood, including, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo – and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has managed to lose his tail... Looks like it’s going to be a busy day for Pooh!

Director Ian Sharp Starring Ray Winstone, Temuera Morrison UK I 2010 I 101 mins In exchange for a sizable bounty, Arjan, a guerrilla survivor of the Boer War, agrees to hunt down a Maori seafarer, Kereama, who’s been accused of murdering a British soldier. It doesn’t take Arjan long to hunt him down but with Kereama pleading his innocence Arjan begins to struggle with his conscience, as he realises that he could be leading an innocent man to his death.

SAT 04 – SUN 12 JUN (Selected dates)

FRI 10 – THU 16 JUN

FAREWELL (12A)

MEEK’S CUTOFF (PG)

(12A) AD (See Timetable)

www.neoclassicsfilms.com/filmsLF.html Director Christian Carion Starring Guillaume Canet, Emir Kusturica

www.meekscutoff.com

www.waterforelephants.com

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Director Francis Lawrence Starring Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon USA I 2011 I 120 mins During the Great Depression, Jacob, a penniless veterinary school student, uses his expertise with animals to get a job with a second-rate travelling circus. He quickly falls for Marlena, one of the star performers but their secret romance is complicated by Marlena's husband, the charismatic but unbalanced circus boss.

WED 01 – MON 06 JUN

THE LINCOLN LAWYER (15) www.thelincolnlawyermovie.com Director Brad Furman Starring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei USA I 2011 I 118 mins Matthew McConaughey leads an all star cast in this exceptional, intelligent film, reminiscent of the great legal thrillers of the 1970s. Defence attorney Mick Haller usually represents petty criminals so when he lands the job of representing a wealthy estate agent accused of murder he can’t believe his luck. Initially the case for the defence seems watertight but when cracks start to appear in his client’s version of events Mick realises that his “career case” isn’t so clear cut after all.

FRI 03 – SUN 05 JUN

THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC LES AVENTURES EXTRAORDINAIRES D'ADELE BLANC-SEC (12A)

France I 2009 I 113 mins (Fr, Rus & Eng with subtitles)

In Cold War Moscow, two years after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, French businessman, Pierre Froment forms a bond with disenchanted KGB officer, Grigoriev. Grigoriev soon starts passing Froment information about Soviet spies in the US. The information works its way up the chain all the way to the White House and as the KGB begin a deadly hunt for the source of their leak, the life of an ordinary man in an extraordinary position begins to unravel.

MON 06 – THU 09 JUN

INCENDIES (15)

(FRIENDS ONLY SCREENING – 2 WEEKS AHEAD OF NATIONAL RELEASE) www.incendies-thefilm.com Director Denis Villeneuve Starring Lubna Azabal, Maxim Gaudette Canada/France I 2010 I 130 mins (French, Arabic and English with subtitles) Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Winner of 8 Genie (Canada’s BAFTA) Awards. Canadian twins Jeanne and Simon are given two envelopes in their mother’s will asking them to find the father they thought was dead and a brother they never knew existed. Travelling from Canada to Lebanon, the twists and turns of their mothers secretive past uncover an emotionally charged and gut wrenching truth that is deeply rooted in the countries tumultuous history.

THU 09 JUN

YOUR HIGHNESS (15)

www.adeleblancsec-lefilm.com Director Luc Besson Starring Louise Bourgoin France I 2010 I 106 mins (French with subtitles) Director Luc Besson unleashes his playful side and returns to the big screen with his version of the much loved Jacques Tardi's cartoon strips and books. Set in Paris in 1912, intrepid journalist Adele Blanc-Sec laughs at fear and is ready for anything. Probably just as well really because in this fantastical adventure she confronts Egyptian mummies, buck-toothed villains and a refugee pterodactyl from the Jurassic era in her quest to find a cure for her desperately ill sister.

www.yourhighnessmovie.net Director David Gordon Green Starring Natalie Portman, James Franco USA I 2011 I 102 mins This epic comedy stars the ever so popular James Franco (127 Hours) as the dragon slaying and heroically handsome Prince Fabious. When an evil wizard kidnaps his bride to be, he enlists the help of his (generally quite incompetent and un-heroic) brother Thadeous. With zany antics galore and mishaps aplenty, can Thadeous find his inner hero and join his brother's quest to save his damsel in distress? There’s only one way to find out!

FRI 03 – THU 09 JUN

FRI 10 – MON 13 JUN

Director Kelly Reichardt Starring Michelle Williams, Shirley Henderson USA I 2010 I 102 mins The year is 1845 and a wagon team of three families have become lost in the dust and rocks of the Oregon Trail, having been led by their so-called reliable guide, Stephen Meek. Being lost and scared, the tensions rise over the coming days and the families are faced with increasing thirst and hunger. But when a Native American wanderer crosses their path the families are forced to choose between being led by a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as the natural enemy.

SAT 11 – MON 13 JUN

OUTSIDE THE LAW HORS LA LOI

(15)

www.tadrart.com/tessalit/horslaloi Director Rachid Bouchareb Starring Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem France/Algeria/Belgium I 2010 I 138 mins (French and Arabic with subtitles) Director Rachid Bouchareb (Days of Glory) returns with a powerful political thriller exploring France’s colonial past. After losing their family home in Algeria, following the 1945 Sétif massacre, two brothers journey to France only to follow different paths. But years later when the brothers reunite in Paris, they decide to take action against the French government in a fight for their country’s independence.

SAT 11 – THU 16 JUN

TAXI ZUM KLO (18) Director Frank Ripploh Voices Frank Ripploh, Bernd Broaderup West Germany I 1980 I 94 mins (Ger with subtitles) Frank Ripploh's humorous, semi-autobiographical snapshot of a gay schoolteacher’s double life captures an unyielding vision of gay culture in the early 80s and was an inspiration for the film makers behind the exceptional New Queer Cinema of the early 90s. Now after 30 years, this cult classic is back, fully restored, re-mastered, uncut, and waiting to be rediscovered.

WED 15 JUN

See timetable on back page for screening times ISLAND (Cert TBC)

RED HILL (15)

FILM NOIR SEASON

www.islandthemovie.com Director Elizabeth Mitchell, Brek Taylor Starring Natalie Press, Janet McTeer, Colin Morgan

www.redhillmovie.com

POINT BLANK (15)

UK I 2011 I 96 mins Abandoned at birth and having spent most of her life in care, Nikki Black is damaged beyond repair. She’s incapable of love, fearful and desperate for revenge. The solution’s simple; Nicki’s going to find her birth mother, confront her and then kill her.

Australia I 2010 I 97 mins

USA I 1967 I 91 mins

Young police officer Shane Cooper relocates to the rural outpost of Red Hill with his pregnant wife Alice. But when convicted murderer Jimmy Conway escapes from prison he brings chaos to the town and transforms Cooper’s first day on the job into a nightmare. Unfolding over the course of a single day and night, this hard-edged outback western is set against the extraordinary landscapes of high-country Australia and is an absolute must for any fan of the genre.

SAT 02 JUN

THU 16 – TUE 21 JUN

LOUISE-MICHEL (12A)

Director Patrick Hughes Voices Ryan Kwanten, Steve Biskey

Director Gustave de Kervern, Benoît Delépine Starring Yolande Moreau, Bouli Lanners

FRI 24 – SUN 26 JUN

France I 2008 I 94 mins (French with subtitles) This wonderfully unpredictable new comedy from absurdist French filmmakers Benoît Delépine and Gustave de Kervern, tells the story of a group of recently fired female employees of a children’s clothing factory who pool together their redundancy pay to organise the contract killing of their ex boss. But while security specialist Michel may, at first have seemed like the perfect candidate, his ineptitude leads him to sub-contract the job to a series of inexperienced - and highly inappropriate assassins.

ATTACK THE BLOCK (15)

FRI 17 & SUN 19 JUN

COLD WEATHER (15) www.coldweatherthemovie.com Director Aaron Katz Starring Cris Lankenau, Trieste Kelly Dunn USA I 2010 I 96 mins After abandoning a promising academic career in forensic science, Doug would prefer to hide at home all day but after some gentle coaxing from his sister he takes a job working the night shift in an ice factory. He forms an unlikely bond with co-worker and part-time DJ Carlos over The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. But when Doug’s ex girlfriend, Rachel, disappears he finds himself confronted with his very own real-life mystery to solve.

MON 20 – THU 23 JUN

ARMADILLO (15) www.armadillothemovie.com (Foreign Language Site)

Director Janus Metz Denmark I 2010 I 105 mins (Danish with subtitles) In February 2009, director Janus Metz accompanied Danish soldiers to the Armadillo army base in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Living with the men for six gruelling months, his fascinating documentary captures an authentic portrait of life behind enemy lines and shows just how far the soldier’s morality, humanity and resolve are stretched before reaching breaking point.

WED 22 & THU 23 JUN

Director John Boorman Starring Lee Marvin

THE OUTFIT (15) Director John Flynn Starring Robert Duvall, Karen Black USA I 1973 I 102 mins

SAT 02 JUN

RIFIFI (12) Director Jules Dassin Starring Jean Servais

www.attacktheblock.com Director Joe Cornish Starring Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker UK I 2011 I 87 mins When aliens invade a South London housing estate, a teenage gang comes under attack in their tower block and in order to survive are forced to join forces with a nurse they had previously mugged .This directorial debut from Joe Cornish is funny, scary and genuinely thrilling.

FRI 24 – THU 30 JUN

France I 1955 I 117mins (French with subtitles)

SUN 05 JUN

GUN CRAZY (PG) Director Joseph H. Lewis Starring Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger USA I 1950 I 87 mins This screening will be introduced by the Inverness Film Fans.

TUE 14 JUN

HEAT (15) Director Michael Mann

JULIA’S EYES

Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

www.losojosdejulia.es (Foreign Language Site) Director Guillem Morales Starring Belén Rueda, Lluís Homar, Pablo Derqui

SAT 18 JUN

LOS OJOS DE JULIA

(15)

Spain I 2010 I 117 mins (Spanish with subtitles)

USA I 1995 I 170 mins

DEAD MEN DON’T WEAR PLAID (PG)

Julia suffers from a degenerative genetic disease that will eventually leave her completely blind. When her sister who suffers from the same condition is discovered hanging in the family’s basement everyone except Julia believes she’s committed suicide. As she battles not only against time but also the fear that her eyes may already be playing tricks on her, Julia tries to uncover the truth about her sister’s death...

Director Carl Reiner

FRI 24 – WED 29 JUN

Director Rian Johnson Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt,

CAT PEOPLE (PG) Director Jacques Tourneur Starring Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway USA I 1942 I 72 mins Synonymous with the B-Movie horror genre, Producer Val Lewton teamed up with Director Jacques Tourneur to deliver this 1942 masterpiece in which a pretty young woman is haunted by a fear that sex turns her into a deadly panther. Although that might seem unlikely, the film is uncannily successful in keeping the viewer guessing whether this is a phobia borne of morbid obsession and sexual repression, or a genuine, horrific possibility. This screening will be introduced by the Inverness Film Fans.

TUE 28 JUN

Starring Steve Martin, Rachel Ward USA I 1982 I 88 mins

THU 23 JUN

BRICK (15) USA I 2005 I 109 mins

THU 30 JUN

Staff Pick THE JERK (15)

Director Carl Reiner Starring Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters USA I 1979 I 93 mins One of our tough talking, ruggedly handsome stage techs, Alexis Dalton has the honour of Staff Pick this month, “I chose The Jerk because it’s my fave and it’s funny init – makes me a happy panda!” Well, that saysit all Alexis!

SUN 12 JUN

Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness IV3 5SA Box Office 01463 234 234 Administration 01463 239 841

JUNE Wed 01 19.00 Water For Elephants 19.30 The Space Between Thu 02 11.30 Water For Elephants 14.00 The Space Between 18.00 Point Blank 18.15 The Space Between 20.15 Water For Elephants 20.30 The Outfit Fri 03 18.00 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec 18.15 Water For Elephants 20.30 13 Assassins 20.45 The Lincoln Lawyer Sat 04 11.30 Winnie The Pooh 13.30 Water For Elephants DREAM & SCREAM

14.00 17.45 18.00 20.15 20.30

Winnie The Pooh The Lincoln Lawyer 13 Assassins Water For Elephants The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec

Sun 05 11.30 Winnie The Pooh 13.30 The Lincoln Lawyer 14.00 Winnie The Pooh 16.45 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec 17.00 Rififi 19.15 13 Assassins 19.30 Water For Elephants Mon 06 18.00 13 Assassins 18.15 Water For Elephants 20.30 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec 20.45 Farewell

Tue 07 11.30 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec 19.00 13 Assassins 19.30 Farewell Wed 08 10.30 Winnie The Pooh 14.00 13 Assassins 19.00 Farewell 19.30 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec Thu 09 11.30 Farewell DREAM & SCREAM

14.00 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec 18.00 13 Assassins 20.30 Incendies FRIENDS EVENING SCREENING

Fri 10 18.00 Tracker 20.30 Your Highness Sat 11 11.30 13.30 14.00 17.45 18.00 20.15 20.30

Winnie The Pooh Tracker Winnie The Pooh Meek's Cutoff Your Highness Outside The Law Tracker

Sun 12 11.30 Winnie The Pooh 13.30 Your Highness 14.00 Winnie The Pooh 16.45 Tracker 17.00 Outside The Law 19.15 The Jerk 19.45 Meek's Cutoff Mon 13 11.30 Tracker FRIENDS COFFEE MORNING

17.45 18.00 20.15 20.30

Outside The Law Tracker Your Highness Meek's Cutoff

TICKET PRICES All Tickets pre 5.00pm Adults (over 18) Adult Concession Under 18’s & Students Eden Court Friends

£6.00 £7.00 (Fri & Sat £7.50) £6.50 (Fri & Sat £7.00) £5.00 at all times £1.00 off

Tue 14 11.30 Tracker 19.00 Outside The Law 19.30 Gun Crazy Wed 15 11.30 Outside The Law 19.00 Tracker 19.30 Taxi Zum Klo Thu 16 18.15 Island 19.30 Tracker 20.15 Outside The Law Fri 17 18.00 18.15 20.15 20.30

Win Win Island Louise-Michel Win Win

Sat 18 17.15 18.00 19.30 20.15

Win Win Louise-Michel Heat Island

Sun 19 13.00 Win Win 16.45 Louise-Michel 17.00 Win Win 19.15 Island 19.30 Win Win Mon 20 18.00 Win Win Subtitled 18.15 Island 20.15 Cold Weather 20.30 Win Win Tue 21 11.30 Island 19.00 Cold Weather 19.30 Win Win

Thu 23 11.30 Win Win DREAM & SCREAM

18.00 18.15 20.30 20.45

Armadillo Win Win Cold Weather Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Fri 24 18.00 18.15 20.15 20.30

Julia's Eyes Red Hill Attack The Block Senna

Sat 25 18.00 18.15 20.15 20.30

Attack The Block Senna Red Hill Julia's Eyes

Sun 26 16.45 Julia's Eyes 17.00 Red Hill 19.00 Attack The Block 19.15 Senna Mon 27 18.15 Senna 19.30 Attack The Block 20.30 Julia's Eyes Tue 28 11.30 Attack The Block 19.00 Senna 19.30 Cat People Wed 29 11.30 Senna 19.00 Julia's Eyes 19.30 Attack The Block Thu 30 18.00 Attack The Block 20.30 Brick

Wed 22 11.30 Cold Weather 19.00 Win Win 19.30 Armadillo

FRIENDS SCREENINGS exclusive screenings for Eden Court Friends. Friends Evening Screening – Thu 09 June, 20.30 Incendies (15) Friends Coffee Morning – Mon 13 June, 11.30 Tracker (12A) DREAM AND SCREAM Bring your baby to one of our Dream And Scream screenings, specially for parents and carers of new babies aged 0–12 months. Look out for ‘Dream & Scream’ on individual screenings AUDIO DESCRIBED & SUBTITLED FILMS Eden Court offers a range of accessible film screenings. Look out for the (AD) for Audio Described, and (S) for subtitled screenings.

SUPPORTED BY

Eden Court Highlands (trading as Eden Court) is a company registered in Scotland (company number SC63216) and a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (registered number SCO08237)

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ICA Magazine - Issue 107 (Moray) - June 2011