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issue109 AUGUST 2011

+ FULL EDEN COURT FILM GUIDE

Oh Boy. Look who’s coming to Inverness now. And Shayne Ward too!


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You really making our day so special. ‘Thank you all so much for Premier d everything went perfectly. are a fab team which ensure we’ ng ve ever eryone had ‘the best weddi setting + staff to match! Ev rything. been to!’ Thank you for eve xx’ (Bride and Groom) ron me Ca s Love Mr & Mr Strathpeffer Pavilion is a blank canvas to make your day exactly what you want. As a theatre and music venue as well as renowned wedding venue we’ve got the space, the lights, the stage, the sounds and people to make your wedding the event of the decade.

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Superstar vocalists, 4 voices in perfect harmony. Songs from their hit albums plus lots of banter plus songs with local group Showstopperz!

Highland Chamber Orchestra Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky & Helen Goodwill

WED 03 AUG 8PM TICKETS £28 / £27

SUN 21 AUG 3PM TICKETS £8 / £6 / £1

Kids of Kolkata Ceilidh

Isla Grant

FRI 12 AUG 8PM – 1AM TICKETS £12 FROM PAVILION OR £10 (STBF) FROM WEGOTTICKETS

FRI 9 SEP 8 PM TICKETS £17 / £15 / £6

Fund-raising dance with one of the Highlands’ favourite ceilidh bands, RHYTHM’N’REEL.

Popular country singer and songwriter

Coast

Celtic rock band WED 17 AUG 8 PM £14 / £13 / £6

Future Shows On Sale Now

Esther’s Ceilidh For the Highland Hospice dancing, entertainers plus hog roast supper SAT 20 AUG 7.30PM TICKET PRICE £15 / £5

Tickets from

11 Sep: BLAS CONCERT 14/15 Sep: CRAFT FAIR 22 Sep: KARIN LEITNER 23 Sep: THE DOORS ALIVE 25 Sep: WEDDING FAIR 29 Sep: JONATHAN MILLER 12/13 Oct: JOHNNY CASH STORY 28 Oct: JANIS IAN

What’s on at the Pavilion this month?

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August Antics

Why go on holiday when there’s so much on? ...Oops, owing to a technical difficulty (ie cock-up) we have a diet version for you this month - we’ve done our best to squeeze every last drop of space out of 64 lovely pages for you (rest assured, when we find who has responsibility for ordering our paper stock - is it you? are you sure? hmmm? no? - we will give them a serious hacking and put them in front of a parliamentary committee asap!). Hope Rupert doesn’t shut us down! Anyway, aside from all that, this: The Scottish Open put Inverness on a global stage (albeit one drenched by apocalyptic weather conditions) so now those of us who live here can get justifiably smug at just how much is going on and this month is no exception. There’s plenty to pack in over the weeks ahead from TEXAS, DEACON BLUE, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN and ANNA CALVI at BELLADRUM, PHIL’N’ALY and the BLAS FESTIVAL to BOYZONE playing right in the heart of the city (and hopefully escaping the torrential rain that backdropped Simple Minds too). And that’s just the music. There’s also the prospect of INVERNESS BOOK FESTIVAL, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, DARTS, INVERNESS TATTOO, MONSTER SWIM across Loch Ness, LUNCHTIME THEATRE, the new MONSTER FM broadcast month, a ROCK’N’ROLL MUSICAL, INTERESTING ART all over the place and much, much more.

ESSENTIAL AUGUST 2011

Belladrum Festival, 05 & 06 August

MUSIC FEATURES P17-29

Will Echo & The Bunnymen steal the show? Or perhaps ANNA CALVI or PHANTOM BAND... Whatever your bag, there’ll be something for you at Belladrum. Counting the hours...

Inverness Book Festival, Eden Court, 13-20 Aug

SPECIALS FEATURES P30-33

Artist and all round good egg, JOHN BYRNE, has penned an ace children’s book - and will speak with BRYAN BEATTIE about it... Boyzone, Northern Meeting Park, 27 Aug

MUSIC FEATURES P17-29

Ronan & Co hope for sunny skies when they visit with SHAYNE WARD and PARADE. Pop in Inverness? It would appear so...

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THE OUTSIDE TRACK

n ULLAPOOL n PORTREE

Super 8 - ET meets Close Encounters?

BLAS Festival, various venues from 09-17 Sep

FILM P12-13

06 MUSIC FEATURES P17-29

Also Cowboys and Aliens, The Tree, The Guard and One Day among others...

ART FEATURES P08-11

Inverness Tattoo 08-13 Aug

Calman Trust Art Event Artysans Cafe, 8-13 Aug

Aly’n’Phil, Eden Court Sat 27 Aug

Jesus Christ Superstar Eden Court 17-20 Aug

SPECIALS P31

ART P11

MUSIC P20

THEATRE P40

Little Mill Of Happiness Ironworks, 18 Aug

Honest Logos What else did we Surf?

Time for dessert. Mmmmmm.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

MUSIC P24

SURFING P44

EATING P47

PROPERTY P52

Pomp will certainly be on the menu...

...plus they have a new website, a new EP rumoured to be imminent and more besides - see next month!

Strothers Lane is the place. You might be the event...

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Excellent show from a really striking artist. ‘A River Runs Through It’ is the title. Learn more...

25 years together? It must be love... Raise a glass to these amiable geniuses...

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A local production for local people. With world class material...

also see WHAT WE’VE BEEN SURFING, KEN KELMAN and more!

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Depending on the weather, entering could seem like an inspired stroke of genius, or it could turn out to be a painful mistake!

SPECIALS

SPORT FEATURES P34-38

SPORT

Eugenia Vronskaya, Kilmorack Gallery, Aug/Sep

THEATRE

Monster Swim, Loch Ness, 13 Aug

MUSIC

KIDS

>>>> full Eden Court film guide back pages >>>>

International band OUTSIDE TRACK are the band in residence - see our initial feature, P21 and find more at blas-festival .co.uk

FILM

ART

Ticeadan | Tickets ADULT EARLYBIRD £10 Adult Earlybird (available to July 31st) £12 Adult £10 Senior Citizen £5 Children and school pupils £30 Family (2 adults+2 children) Show starts at 7.30 Local Box Office: see individual venues & numbers on following 3 pages >>> Telephone Sales 24 X 7 ON 0844 248 5096

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A Silent Witness... EUGENIA VRONSKAYA: ‘A River Runs Though It’ Kilmorack Gallery, 05 Aug–03 Sep

part of ‘on the river in red’ 52cm x 183cm

BEAULY GALLERY

AUGUST EXHIBITION New works from JOHN LOWRIE MORRISON and DAVID BODY, alongside FIONA STEVENSON, CHRISTINA CAMPBELL & MARY MACDONALD and more.

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

Eugenia Vronskaya is one of the area’s most admired artists and, having moved here from Russia twenty years ago, is something of an adopted Highlander. She’s won ICA awards and you’ll be familiar with her work if you’ve ever visited Eden Court as she’s responsible for those head and shoulder portraits (drawing on her training as an icon painter when very young) in the foyer, each of which were done in 45 minutes or less. Having studied at Moscow School of Art, Moscow Fine Art University and the Royal College of Art in London, she has exhibited in many of the leading galleries and has work in some of the best private and public collections (including the Tate, The Victoria and Albert Museum and the Pushkin), making this a significant and eagerly awaited exhibition. Taking its name from both the literal fact that the River Glass flows in front of her studio and a metaphorical look at the passage of her life, with some things kept and some things swept away she notes that “a river is unstoppable on its journey to the sea. It is beautiful and dark, dangerous and comforting, but most of all it is always there, a witness to every event along its bank.” This promises to be one of the shows of the year and remind us of just what a special talent we have in our midst. www.kilmorackgallery.co.uk

Show.’ Make a day of it and wander to the St Giles Centre and Starbucks where work by members of Moray Art Club will also be on display. PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALLAN ADAM & JIM ROBERTSON 03–16 Sep

ELGIN MUSEUM

ATMOSPHERIC WATERCOLOURS 1-29 July by CAROLINE SIMMILL LANDSCAPE AND HERITAGE 2-30 Aug Art and Photography by BRIAN LOVELAND

FALCONER MUSEUM, Forres

FORRES IN BLOOM, through Aug an exhibition celebrating 21 years of Forres’ award winning floral displays and the amazing community effort which makes it such a success. Help to bring our blooming beaver sculpture to life by making a floral wish. MORAY ARTS OPEN EXHIBITION NEEDLE ART NORTH an exhibition of 13-26 Aug - Preview on Sat 13 Aug, 10.30am- embroidery and textiles inspired by a floral 12noon, includes the presentation of the theme to compliment Forres in Bloom. George Spence Trophy and prize for ‘Best of MIXED SUMMER EXHIBITION, to Sep 3 castlegallery.co.uk

ELGIN LIBRARY

H-I-C-A

GROW TOGETHER: CONCRETE POETRY IN BRAZIL & SCOTLAND, to 7 Aug Includes work by some of the foremost concrete poets. Concrete poetry developed through the 50s & 60s - conventional poetic structures are discarded in favour of exploring graphic properties of words and their arrangements. Setting aside literal meanings concrete poetry finds common-ground between all languages. In this it is inherently international in outlook. CONCRETELY IMMATERIAL, 14 Aug to 11 Sep, Joint exhibition with ‘gray) (area’ gallery in Croatia. The exhibition explores the possible physical nature of thought and the ‘virtual’. Virtual states and processes are variously employed in the artworks, especially through computer technology. In line with the title, the exhibition proposes these processes, the works’ effects in the spaces and the experience of the viewers as being substantial and real. h-i-c-a.org

HUNG

MURRAY FERGUSON, 05–31 Aug Producing sculptural pieces of familiar and un-noticed objects, he allows the viewer to re-evaluate things that are

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MORE THAN FLORAL to 6 Aug New studio ceramics with an emphasis on natural forms by DANIEL REYNOLDS CAROLIONE DEAR to 6 Aug JENNIFER CANTWELL 13 Aug–30 Sep ‘STROMATA’ - ALEX HAMILTON 13 Aug–19 Sep The work of Alexander Hamilton, which makes use of pictograms, the pictorial result of the cyanotype process. This process uses an object, usually a plant, placed on a pre-prepared sheet of watercolour paper. Sunlight is used to draw the image onto the paper, then the image is fixed by washing in water. In effect, it is a form of ‘camera-less’ photography. The result is displayed in rich tones of blue, creating a contemplative work of art. FOCUS ENVIRONMENT, through Aug Wildlife and the environment photography from the annual competition for young photographers. THE TORVEAN CHAIN & THE CROY HOARD, to 31 Oct Two Important historical treasures are on display at the museum from the National Museums Scotland. The Pictish silver chain found at Torvean and the Croy Hoard are on display alongside the museum’s collection of Pictish stones until the end of October. inverness.highland.museum

INCHMORE GALLERY

EMMA NOBLE “CONTEMPORARY MIXEDMEDIA PRINTMAKING” to 10 Sep New work by printmaker Emma Noble. NEW ARTISTS, NEW WORK, Sat 13 Aug–17 Sep, An eclectic mix of art and craft by many artists who are new to Inchmore Gallery. inchmoregallery.co.uk

IONA GALLERY, KINGUSSIE,

SBSA SUMMER EXHIBITION, to 14 Aug WILD LAND EXHIBITION, 21-27 Aug

IOTA CINEMA IN THE CITY: Rose Street Car Park, September In recent times we’ve thrown our hats in the air with delight at the way the Rose Street Car Park has been used for all manner of artistic and cultural inventiveness. It’s an initiative that continues this September as the place is transformed into a cinema with a difference.  After a call from staff at the car park to the IOTA (Inverness Old Town Art) team offering up their building for contemporary arts events, plans are underway to bring a whole range of moving image works to the building. Organisers hope to install contemporary artists’ films, classic cinema, new documentaries and a range of other artistic events throughout the car park, including open air screenings on the roof top. SUSAN CHRISTIE, Director of IOTA says, “We had such a fantastic time working with staff at the car park on the ‘Getting Up’ project in 2009, that we couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with them again. We hope that this film project will create a really different experience for those of us who use the building regularly as a car park - and bring some people to the building who might never have been before.” Curator LORRAINE WILSON is working with both teams on bringing the range of films together. “I’m interested in what happens when you encourage audiences to cross over and merge - visual art with music, commercial film with artistic works, art-going audiences with non attendees. Having a public space like the car park as a location for different types of films lets us bring all these different audiences together for one really unusual experience.’” The programme will take place over a weekend in September and all screenings and events will be free. Full programme details will be included in our next issue.

ART

forgotten and undervalued in everyday life, exploring ideas of the human being as a functional object. Combining art, design and architecture, Edinburgh’s Murray presents a utopian vision where futurism merges with monumentalism, referencing concept architecture and personal ideas.

www.invernessoldtownart.co.uk A mixed media exploration of the natural elements and landscape of our wild highlands, looking at earth, rock, water, weather and how they affect one another, and us. theionagallery.co.uk

KILMORACK GALLERY

EUGENIA VRONSKAYA’S ‘A River Runs Through It, 5 Aug to 3 Sep, See feature (top left)

MORAY ART CENTRE, FINDHORN,

POETRY BEYOND TEXT/VISION, TEXT + CONGNITION, to 30 Sep A two-year research project exploring how we ‘read’, view, and interpret the visual aspects of poetry and the interaction of visual images with poetic text. Contributing poets and artists include WILL MCLEAN, JOHN BURNSIDE, AMY SHELTON, ROBERT SHEPPARD, THOMAS A. CLARK, MARION LEVEN, ROBIN ROBERTSON, MARION SMITH DERYN REES-JONES. Futher information and online gallery at: poetrybeyondtext.org. Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council, morayartcentre.org

THE TALENT OF THE PERSON BESIDE YOU, to 07 Aug, An exhibition featuring the work of Moray Art Centre’s volunteers, and coincides with the 4 year anniversary of the opening of Moray Art Centre, on 21 July 2007. Exhibiting THE GREAT GANSEY, to 3 Sep, volunteers are school graduates, practicing artists, or have participated in one of many of the art workshops available at the Moray Art Centre. The artwork on display includes paintings, drawings, photography, digital media and pottery.

NAIRN MUSEUM

Enduring, creative and with their own distinctive patterns, the Gansey represents part of the rich heritage of the traditional fishing industry from around the Moray coast. nairnmuseum.co.uk

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9 August – 1 October 2011

Nairn’s celebration of literature, drama, art, film and music beside the Moray Firth.

A two-year research project exploring how we ‘read’, view, and interpret the visual aspects of poetry and the interaction of visual images with poetic text.

31st August to 4th September 2011

Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council (open Tue to Fri 10am -5pm, Sat 10am - 4pm. Sun 1pm -5pm)

a r t CENTRE The Park, Findhorn, Forres IV36 3TA • 01309 692426

M O R AY

info@morayartcentre.org • www.morayartcentre.org Facebook: morayartcentre • Twitter: MorayArtCentre

Telephone 01667 451804

www.nairnfestival.co.uk Supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland


THE STABLES, CROMARTY,

CROMARTY GROUP SHOW Sat 13–Sun 21 Aug Celebrating its 35th anniversary, this showcase for artists living in and around Cromarty includes ANDREW DOWSETT, fine art photographer from the Black Isle, CAROLINE HEWAT abstract painter, BERAL ANDERSON, sculptor of marvellous beasts and beasties,  JANIS MENNIE, first class painter of fine landscapes of the local Ross Shire area, LEON PATCHETT, master wood carver and sculptor, SIMON GUNN, landscape painter of vibrant scenes and BARBEL DISTER, owner and producer of vivacious pots for Cromarty Pottery.  Entry is free and the exhibits will be for sale. Caroline Hewat 01381 600354 caroline.hewat@btinternet.com

CALMAN TRUST ART EVENT: Artysans Cafe, Inverness, 08-13 Aug

TORE ART GALLERY

A SHARED SPACE, from 21 Aug Features paintings from three artists who share studio space in Nairn - LINDA SMITH, MARY WILSON and MARGARET COWIE. All have contrasting subject matter and style. tore-art-gallery.co.uk

BELLADRUM FESTIVAL ART

Belladrum Estate, 06–07 Aug ROSIE NEWMAN has curated a fantastic display of installation art by Highland artists at Bella this year, including works by: ANITA BAYANDORIAN, ANNABELLE SILVEY, ARTS IN MOTION, CAROLINE DEAR, DEIRDRE NI MHATHUNA, FRESH PAINT TEAM, GEORGINA PORTEOUS, JENNIFER CANTWELL, KAREN SPY, LAURA QUINN, MHAIRI LAW.

For a week the cafe’s interior will be transformed by large scale vinyl graphics from floor to ceiling inspired by the notion of Urban v Nature. It’s a CALMAN ART WORKS project with 40 young people working with Elgin based artist LYNNE STRACHAN to give their ideas a personal twist. Calman work with young people in the Highlands who have no plan for the future or find themselves in difficult domestic circumstances and the youngsters themselves have been involved in every stage of the project. For more details go to www.artysans.org.uk/calmanartworks

Events at

The Stables, Cromarty Harp Village September 2, 3 & 4

Mary Macmaster, Wendy Stewart, Heather Downie Bill Taylor, Tristan le Govic & Corrina Hewat

3 days of concerts and workshops for all ability harpers!

Chamber Music Concert with Eris Sunday September 11, 4pm

Coro Alba

Sunday September 25, 4pm Singers from Scottish Opera Not to be missed!

www.cromartyartstrust.org.uk info@cromartyartstrust.org.uk 01381 600354

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FILM

SUPER 8 @ Vue Inverness, From Fri 05 Aug (pic)

The combination of Steven Spielberg and JJ Abrams is an alluring one with the latter responsible for the likes of Mission Impossible, Cloverfield and the never-ending Lost , while Spielberg pretty much made the blueprint for sci-

fi kids adventure. Reviews of this have been mixed though, with some claiming a glorious return to heartwarming

storytelling and others saying it s like ET without the charm . There s no doubting the authenticity of the 70s retro feel in the story of a strange presence in a small town following a train derailment or the strong acting from a young cast that includes Joel Courtney and Dakota Fanning s sister Elle, so it s got more going for it than most.

THE GUARD @ tbc, From Fri 19 Aug

Directed by John Michael McDonagh, brother of Martin, the man who made the wonderful In Bruges, this is set to be just as much of a word-

of-mouth success and wowed critics and fans alike at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Brendon Gleason plays an unorthodox cop in small town Ireland who teams up with twitchy FBI agent Don Cheadle (an inspired piece of casting) to bust a drug-smuggling ring. As with any film, things are made even better by Mark Strong being in it and the whole is a witty,

beautifully written piece of cinema. Some talented family those McDonaghs.

THE TREE @ tbc, From Fri 05 Aug

Charlotte Gainsbourg has always been considered acting royalty in France,

but with each film her international reputation grows stronger, even if along the way she feels the need to dispense with anything approaching

boundaries of taste/sense. The great thing with her is you never know what to expect, from tortured soul caught up in self abuse to elegantly disconcerting films like this where a family decides whether to fell a tree that the daughter

believes to be inhabited by the spirit of her dead father. It s based,

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wonderfully, on a novel called Our Father Who Art In The Tree .


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Ed ONE DAY @ ed film

2011 INVERNESS BOOK FESTIVAL: Eden Court, Wed 10‒Sat 13 Aug

It may be the Inverness Book Festival, but that s used as a springboard for an interesting season of films adapted from books at Eden Court. Alas, it takes place at the end of July, so by the time you read this it ll be over. There is time however to catch GUILTY PLEASURES: The Mills And Boon Effect in the cinema on Sun 14 at 7.15pm. Apparently every four seconds, someone buys a Mills & Boon novel. Guilty Pleasures is an entertaining documentary showing us the worldwide appeal of this extraordinary publishing sensation through the eyes of its unlikely authors, unlucky in love cover stars and those that believe in the power of romance over everything. The organisers hoping to get director Julie Moggan to come along for a post-screening Q & A.

www.invernessbookfestival.co.uk

FULL EDEN COUR T CINEMA GUIDE @ THE BA CK PAGES Book now for Ear ly Sept Rel eases * The Skin I Live In (26 * One Day (26 AU AUG - 8th SEPT) * G - 8TH SEPT) *

FROM MON 01 AUG

FROM WED 10 AUG

LIFE IN A DAY @ Eden Court

LAST NIGHT @ Eden Court

THU 11 AUG

COWBOYS AND ALIENS @ Vue Inverness

INCENDIES @ Eden Court

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PT 2 @ Eden Court / Vue Inverness

THU 04 AUG

AMERICAN PSYCO @ Eden Court

FROM FRI 05 AUG

SUPER 8 @ Vue Inverness BEGINNERS @ Eden Court BAD TEACHER @ Eden Court MR POPPER’S PENGUINS @ Vue Inverness

SAT 06 AUG

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID @ Eden Court

SUN 07 AUG

THE COLOR PURPLE @ Eden Court

TUE 09 AUG

THREE COLOURS RED @ Eden Court

THE SMURFS @ Vue Inverness TROLL HUNTER @ EDEN COURT INSIDIOUS @ EDEN COURT

FROM THU 11 AUG

FROM WED 17 AUG FRI 19 AUG

BRIDESMAIDS @ Eden Court Bal @ Eden Court

RISE OF THE PLANT OF THE APES @ Vue Inverness

FROM FRI 19 AUG

X-MEN: First Class @ Eden Court

SAT 20 AUG

FRI 12 AUG

THE FIRST GRADER @ Eden Court

SAT 13 AUG

JUST DO IT – A TALE OF MODERN-DAY OUTLAWS @ Eden Court

SUN 14 AUG

GUILTY PLEASURES: THE MILLS & BOON EFFECT @ Eden Court

MON 15 AUG

LARRY CROWNE @ Eden Court

FROM TUE 16 AUG

GLEE (3D Concert Movie)(Oh God) @ Vue Inverness KUNG FU PANDA 2 @ Eden Court

FRI 26 AUG

COUNTDOWN TO ZERO @ Eden Court

FROM FRI 26 AUG

CONAN THE BARBARIAN @ Vue Inverness THE SKIN I LIVE IN @ Eden Court ONE DAY @ Eden Court FINAL DESTINATION 5 @ Vue Inverness

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Highland Zumba

Every Saturday - 11am to 12 Noon Highland Zumba Every Saturday - 11am to 12 Noon

Kool Kidz Camp Kool Camp Mon 1 toKidz Fri 5 Aug, 8.45am-5.15pm Mon 1 to Fri 5 Aug, 8.45am-5.15pm

Baby Choons

Pre School Children Disco Baby Choons Wed 3 Aug, 1.30pm-2.30pm Pre School Children Disco Wed 3 Aug, 1.30pm-2.30pm New Primary 1 to Primary 4 New Primary 1 to Primary 4 Back to School Disco Fri 12 Aug, Back to6.30pm-7.30pm School Disco Fri 12 Aug, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Scottish Showtime on 27 July Scottishreturns Showtime on each Wednesday through returns on August 27 July (3rd, 10th, through 17th, 24th, 31st) on each Wednesday August (3rd, 17th, 24th, 31st) Variety show of 10th, traditional Scottish song show and dance. The show will be Variety of traditional Scottish starting at 8.30pm eachwill night. song and dance. The show be starting at 8.30pm each night.

To book call: 01463 221842 To book call: 01463 221842

Carve Carve Carrbridge Carrbridge Saturday 3 September Saturday 3 September 10.30am - 5pm 10.30am - 5pm

Top UK and international Top UK and international chainsaw carvers compete chainsaw carvers for the Claymore compete Trophy. for the Claymore Trophy. A day of family events Aincluding day of family events live music, includinggames, live music, activities, stalls activities, games, stalls and refreshments. and refreshments.

www.carvecarrbridge.com www.carvecarrbridge.com


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THE MAGICAL MARSHES @ RSPB Insh Marshes Have fun discovering the wildlife of Insh Marshes. Play nature games, look for minibeasts and make crafty creatures. Booking not required. More details 01540 661518. KOOL KIDZ KAMP @ Spectrum Centre. A week’s course of training sessions for 8-14 year olds ending with a performance in front of parents. 01463 221842

FOOTBALL SESSION @ Strathpeffer Comm Ctr Drop-in session for 5-a-side games. Suitable for P3 – S1. Booking essential. £1.50 per person.

KIDS

MULTI SPORTS @ Strathpeffer Comm Ctr Ominkin, Dodge Ball, Basketball etc. Ages P1 – P7. Please bring juice and wear comfortable clothes. Booking essential. £3 per person.

FUN GALORE STORE @ Plainstones, Elgin. Workshops in Dance, Drumming, Circus Skills and Costume Making plus entertainment in the St Giles Shopping Centre and other areas throughout the High Street.

TUE 02 AUG

KOOL KIDZ KAMP @ Spectrum Centre See Mon 01 Aug CRECHE WITH BOUNCY CASTLE @ Strathpeffer Comm Ctr Bouncy Castle, playing games and drawing. Fully supervised. Suitable for 2 – 8 years old. Booking essential. £2.50 per child or £5 per family.

ARTHUR-STORY OF A KING: Eden Court OneTouch, Fri 03/Sat 04 Sep The latest production from the always entertaining Wee Stories folk and we’re sensing a sort of more family-friendly Spamalot vibe. With the Arthurian legend currently being turned into medieval soft porn courtesy of Channel 4’s Camelot, the time is right to reclaim it as one of the finest of yarns about romance, chivalry, magic and tables without any corners. It’s no surprise that Wee Stories consistently win awards for shows like The Emperor’s New Kilt, The Selfish Giant and Is This

A Dagger? as they have a very definite sense of purpose to what they do. “Our passion and enthusiasm is for stories - old and new,” they say. “We believe stories root people - particularly children

- in their culture, history and tradition. A love of literature, high comedy, visual games,  imaginative stagecraft and audience involvement lie at the heart of all our productions.” All of which means this is likely to create quite a world of wonder through which to view the myth and the magic. It’s suitable for eight and upwards. . .

www.eden-court.co.uk

FUN GALORE STORE @ Plainstones, Elgin

WED 03 AUG

RECYCLED ARTS & CRAFTS @ Highland Museum Of Childhood, Strathpeffer. Age 5 Please book in advance £2.50 per child. Tel 01997 421031. WILDERNESS SURVIVAL DAY @ Speyside Way Car Park, Fochabers Wood What do you need to survive in the wilderness? Build a shelter, make fire, find and cook food to eat. Great fun for all the family. Booking essential. Call 01343 557143 or anne.young@moray.gov.uk. WILDLIFE WARRIORS: FROM SPEY BAY TO THE MILKY WAY! @ TBC. Pack your space suit for a journey through the solar system on a stargazing space voyage. 6-11 yr olds.Must be accompanied by adult. Booking essential. Call 01343 557143 or anne.young@moray.gov.uk. KOOL KIDZ KAMP @ Spectrum Centre See Mon 01 Aug MUM & TOTS SESSION @ Strathpeffer Comm Ctr Suitable for all ages up to 5 years, parents. ROUNDERS @ Strathpeffer Comm Ctr Do you want to play rounders? Learn the basics or improve your game and take part in a mini tournament. Prize goes to winning team. Booking essential. £2 per person. FOSSIL FUN @ Farr School Entrance, 11am Decorate your very own plaster of Paris fossil.

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2011 INVERNESS BOOK FESTIVAL: Kids Eden Court, Wed 10–Sat 13 Aug Inverness Book Festival, which you can read more about elsewhere in the issue, is packed with great events for kids. Here are some of the best. BOOKBUG STORY SESSIONS @ The Maclean Room, Wed 10-Fri 12, 10-11am Every day of the Festival, bring your little ones along to one of the Highland Libraries Service’s brilliant Bookbug Story Sessions. They’re fun, free, friendly and for parents and children aged birth to three, incorporating books, rhymes, singing and play. LILIAN ROSS @ The Maclean Room, Fri 12, 1.30pm Story-teller, native Doric speaker, ballad singer and poet Lilian Ross has been sharing the joy of Scots songs and stories with children for many years. Often dubbed a “Tradition Bearer”, Lilian uses hand puppets, language games, percussion instruments and song to bring her imaginative and engaging stories to life. Age 8+ STARGAZING @ SGL Boardroom, Thu 11 & Fri 12, 2pm One of the hits of last year’s Book Festival is back by popular demand. Join Eden Court’s Arts Education gang in the Eden Court Planetarium for “a stellar stack of star-mazing stories from across the Galaxy (and beyond!)”. JOHN PATRICK BYRNE @ OneTouch, Sat 13, 2pm John Byrne is one of our heroes and a man of many talents. As well as a great artist, designer and playwright, he’s also a hugely engaging storyteller and his latest book, “Donald & Benoit: The Story Of A Cat And A Boy” is based on the bedtime tales he made up for his own children. Set in Finisterre, the yarns involve ferocious seas, dancing dogs and drums, surely the only ingredients ever needed. Could be something of a children’s classic in the making so this is a great opportunity to hear all about it from the man himself. He’ll be in conversation with Bryan Beattie, writer and columnist who has just launched Big Sky Press. For details of the other kids’ events taking place at the festival go to www.invernessbookfestival.co.uk

used by the creatures of the rock pools and foreshore, including shore crab and anemone. 01349 868563 Adults £3 Concession £2. CRECHE WITH BOUNCY CASTLE @ Strathpeffer Comm Ctr As Tue 02 Aug

WED 10 AUG

LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE @ Strathpeffer Comm Ctr Kids Film Showing. Entry by raffle ticket - £2 per strip with a raffle prize pulled at the end. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. BIRD BUFFET & BUG HOTELS @ Falconer Museum, Forres Keep the wildlife in your garden happy. Free family drop-in at the Falconer Museum 1pm-3pm, contact 01309 673701 for more information. MUM & TOTS SESSION @ Strathpeffer Comm Ctr Suitable for all ages up to 5 years, parents. MASK MAKING @ Farr School Entrance 11am What mask design can you make just using household objects? Paint it and take it home. All materials provided but numbers are limited. Phone 01847 821531 for details. BIRD BUFFET & BUG HOTELS @ Falconer Museum, Forres. Bird Buffet and Bug Hotels: keep the wildlife in your garden happy. Free family drop-in at the Falconer Museum 1pm-3pm, contact 01309 673701 for more information.

FRI 12 AUG

BACK TO SCHOOL DISCO @ The Spectrum Centre. New Primary 1 to Primary 4 Back to School Disco.

SAT 13 AUG All materials provided but numbers are limited. Phone 01847 821531 for details.

them. FREE. Booking essential. Call 01343 557143 or anne.young@moray.gov.uk.

FUN GALORE STORE @ Plainstones, Elgin

KOOL KIDZ KAMP @ Spectrum Centre See Mon 01 Aug

SUNDIALS @ Falconer Museum, Forres. Make a sundial to tell the time, the Roman way. Free family drop-in,01309 673701 for more information.

THU 04 AUG

CERAMICS WORKSHOP @ Strathpeffer Comm Ctr Dcorate a magnet or hanging decoration. Suitable for P1 upwards. Booking essential. £6 per person. KOOL KIDZ KAMP @ Spectrum Centre See Mon 01 Aug CERAMICS WORKSHOP @ Strathpeffer Comm Ctr As Thu 04 Aug YOUTH HUB @ Strathpeffer Comm Ctr Play Guitar Hero, Table Top Football, Pool, use the internet or just catch up with your friends. Fully supervised. Suitable for P3 – S1. Booking essential. FUN GALORE STORE @ Plainstones, Elgin

FRI 05 AUG

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT WALK @ TBC In search of bats, owls, moths and other creatures of the night. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing and bring a torch and binoculars if you have

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JUNIOR GOLF OPEN @ Newtonmore Golf Club. £5 entry. newtonmoregolf.com. FUN GALORE STORE @ Plainstones, Elgin

SAT 06 AUG

SPENCERS FUNFAIR @ Plainstones, Elgin WILDERNESS SURVIVAL DAY @ Fochabers Wood As Wed 03 Aug

ADVENTURE IN THE NIGHT GARDEN @ Ardersier Common. Oh no! The Pontipine children are lost. Join them on an adventure through the Night Garden. Suitable for off road push chairs. No booking required. John Orr 01463 710786.

MON 15 AUG

THE MAGICAL MARSHES @ RSPB Insh Marshes As Mon 01 Aug

SAT 20 AUG

SPENCERS FUNFAIR @ Plainstones, Elgin

TUE 23 AUG

LOGAN’S FUN DAY @ Lossiemouth Playing Fields, 11am. With Car Boot sale. Disco, It’s a Knockout, BBQ, Raffle, Inflatables, Tea.

WOODLAND TREASURE HUNT @ Glen Tilt Car Park A family event searching for clues and treasure. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl (1 mile north of Blair Atholl on the road to Old Blair).2-3.30pm No booking required.

MON 08 AUG

THU 25 AUG

SUN 07 AUG

THE MAGICAL MARSHES @ RSPB Insh Marshes As Mon 01 Aug FOOTBALL SESSIONS @ Strathpeffer Comm Ctr As Mon 01 Aug

TUE 09 AUG

ROSEMARKIE ROCK POOLING – SUCKERS, CLAWS AND TENTACLES @ Rosemarkie Meet At Shore Front Car Park. Learn how to catch prey using a variety of methods

BATTY KIDS @ Glen Tilt Car Park Batty evening activities for children! All children must be accompanied by an adult. See Tue 23 Aug for location. 7.30-9pm No booking required.

SAT 27 AUG SPORT

HIGHLAND ZUMBA @ Spectrum Centre.

SAT 03 SEP SPECIAL EVENTS

SPENCERS FUNFAIR @ Plainstones, Elgin


sun d ’t shine… e h t f i tte r a m blue...” e r o a s N “ k ie s e h if t on

MUSIC

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BOYZONE: Northern Meeting Park, Sat 27 Aug Despite the torrential rain (which made the opening rendition of “Waterfront” all the more apposite), the Simple Minds gig at Northern Meeting Park last month succeeded in proving just how good city centre gigs can be. So let’s hope the sun comes out for BOYZONE, still doing their thing (alas without the much-missed Steven Gateley) after almost twenty years together. They’re promising all the hits, plus tracks from their new album and screams of delight will no doubt fill the air for the duration. Boyzone are destined to remain forever as legend in the music world for the simple brilliance of their appearance on Ireland’s Late Late Show - host Gay Byrne was more or less speechless - not an affliction he’s familiar with. It was excrutiating - yet - stars were born. Can’t say they weren’t giving their all. Every bit as committed as Richey Manic’s razor stunt... Obviously, if you don’t know it, YouTube it!

POP

(alright, here you go... youtube.com/watch?v=xfzKI8t9nxQ&)

The bill also includes former X Factor winner SHAYNE WARD and girl band PARADE who promise “a winning formula of style, sassiness, streetdance-inspired moves and killer pop tunes.”

Tickets, priced £39 are available from Ticketmaster on 08444 99 99 90 or at www. ticketmaster.co.uk

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ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA: Eden Court Empire, Wed 31 Aug An impressive sounding programme from RSNO opens with Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No3 which was composed after a visit to Scotland in 1829 and still captures the spirit of the country almost two hundred years later. Ayrshire-born James MacMillan’s Three Interludes from The Sacrifice  conjures up scenes from an old world, evoking strong musical resonances of Britten’s Peter Grimes, before the orchestra brings the evening to an emotive conclusion with Elgar’s ever popular Enigma Variations, featuring the stirring Nimrod. CLASSICAL

www.eden-court.co.uk

HIGHLAND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: Strathpeffer Pavilion, Sun 21 Aug With a mission to bring classical music not only to Inverness, but also surrounding areas, HCO are an essential part of the Highland cultural landscape, so fully deserve your support. Not to mention the fact that they’re excellent musicians too. They’ll be performing Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Schubert’s 3rd Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations for Cello and violinist in the orchestra, DR HELEN GOODWILL’s Ayres of the Aird. www.strathpefferpavilion.org CLASSICAL

classical >>>> WED 03 AUG

BLAKE @ Strathpeffer Pavilion, 8pm Tickets £28 (conc £27) on-line at Booth Scotland, TicketWeb 01997 420124

THU 04 AUG CLASSICAL

YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF THE NETHERLANDS (YON)@ Eden Court Empire, 10am, 3pm, 7.30pm Drawing young musicians from all over Holland, the 95 person orchestra was founded back in 1959, providing a fine outlet for members aiming to become professionals. This is their first visit to Inverness and they’ll be led by conductor Jurjen Hempel and joined by cello soloist Pieter Wispelwey for a programme of Otto Ketting’s Adagio for Orchestra, Ernest Bloch Schelomo’s Hebraic Rhapsody and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony Nr.1, Titan. An Aberdeen International Youth Festival event. 01463 234234

beautiful traditional instrument.Workshops all through the weekend and a concert on Saturday night.info@cromartyartstrust.org.uk.

SUN 04 SEP

DA VINCI TRIO @ Nairn Community Centre. Mendelssohn, Ireland, Schubert. musicnairn.org.uk. 01667 453476

WED 07 SEP

CONCERT BY THE BAND OF HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL MARINES SCOTLAND @ Elgin Town Hall, 7pm. Tickets, £16, from Elgin Library, Cooper Park; tel. 01343 562600. In aid of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association Forces Help and The Royal Marines Charitable Trust.

clubbing >>>> FRI 05 AUG

SAT 06 AUG

MIAMI SMIRNOFF SCRATCH & WIN @ Miami Nightclub.

FRI 12 AUG

MIAMI SMIRNOFF SCRATCH & WIN @ Miami Nightclub.

SAT 13 AUG

NEW SOUL CITY @ Maple Court The Highlands’ longest running soul night. MIAMI SMIRNOFF SCRATCH & WIN @ Miami Nightclub

FRI 19 AUG

MIAMI SMIRNOFF SCRATCH & WIN @ Miami Nightclub

SAT 20 AUG

MIAMI SMIRNOFF SCRATCH & WIN @ Miami Nightclub

THU 25 AUG CLUBBING/ELECTRO

IRONWORKS SUMMER SHOWCASE #7 @ Ironworks, 7.30pm THE LED are growing in stature on bills with acts such as Erol Alkan and Dotjr, developing their blend of electro and dubstep. COUNT CLOCKWORK and LIAM MACLEOD are part of the generation of electro influenced teenagers coming through on the Inverness dance scene. 0871 789 4173

FRI 26 AUG CLUBBING

GROUSEBEATER SOUND SYSTEM @ Cake Nightclub, Inverness. Rousing sounds from Grousebeater Sound System and excellent support from the Safehouse DJs www.cakeinverness.co.uk. MIAMI SMIRNOFF SCRATCH & WIN @ Miami Nightclub

SAT 27 AUG

THE ORB @ Ironworks - See feature below CLOUDS @ Cake, 10pm. See inset. Tickets are £7 at the door and £5 before. MIAMI SMIRNOFF SCRATCH & WIN @ Miami Nightclub.

SAT 10 SEP

NEW SOUL CITY @ Maple Court The Highlands’ longest running soul night.

CLUBBING

SAT 20 AUG

RENAISSANCE MUSIC & DANCE @ Urquart Castle, Drumnadrochit Renaissance dances & tunes - join in with authentically costumed court ladies.

SUN 21 AUG

HIGHLAND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA @ Strathpeffer Pavilion See inset feat. RENAISSANCE MUSIC & DANCE @ Urquart Castle. As Sat 20 Aug

SAT 27 AUG

ELGIN CITY BAND @ The Plainstones, Elgin.

FRI 02 SEP

CROMARTY IS THE HARP VILLAGE @ Cromarty - Various. A whole village taken over by Scotland’s most

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MIAMI SMIRNOFF SCRATCH & WIN @ Miami Nightclub.

THE ORB: Ironworks, Sat 27 Aug CLUBBING Good to see that THE ORB are returning to the Highlands after tremendous sets in the past at Rockness and Ironworks. We’ve always felt their magnificent chill-out vibes were perfectly suited to these parts so it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with this time. To get some clues we asked ALEX PATERSON what he’s listening to at the moment as he watches those little fluffy clouds: THULE BY THE ORB & YOUTH - Mixed to the sounds of timber as the tree next door was cut down . Part of The Orb In Theory series • HIDDEN FOTO BANKS BY HIGH FREQUENCY BANDWIDTH - It’s a great way to play video games; also the remix is red hot now. Check out shooter on pixeljunk via PSP • U-LUV BY J DILLA - My weekly song on chilled chewy choosedays every Tuesday evening from 8pm to 10pm british sausage time ( BST )on fnoob.com/underground,  a must if you’re in love with muzik. • GONE PHISHING BY SCREEN - A total come down tune of the heavenly order.... old school meets the neu skool. Out 9/10/11 on Malicious Damage. • BATTER C BUNNY’S MUNCHING ORBULAR MARROW MIX BY THOMAS FEHLMANN - Says it all in the title, taken from the up & coming DVD/CD by The Orb in the fall called “c batter c “.


CAKE AUGUST: Rose Street

CLUBBING FEATURE: SI PAUL – now at MIAMI, Inverness ! People might not realise we’ve got a bona fide dance hitmaker in our midst, but MIAMI resident DJ and promoter SI PAUL has that claim to fame with a long standing career that began with Fine Night (the cover of It’s A Fine Day made famous by Opus III) under the guise of Dusk Til Dawn, then with further hits like Happiness Happening, Red Sun Rising and Did I Dream under the LOST WITNESS banner. Having attended the Bobby Moore Soccer School, he was offered a trial with Bournemouth FC, but with a father who was a big band pianist, music was always going to be important, especially when Si found himself around the burgeoning acid house scene where he ended up working with luminaries like Paul Oakenfold and Chad Jackson and, inevitably, producing his own tunes. He first came up to Inverness when working with Chris Gilbert a long term friend and colleague who’d been offered the General Manager job at the club formerly known as G’s – and now he’s back, determined to establish Miami as an essential part of the Highland club scene. “It’s really great to be at the helm of Miami with Amit Patni and Vinny Macleod,” he says. “My intentions are to bring different acts catering for all genres and all ages whilst retaining mass market appeal. My time away was spent remixing and producing and this has enabled me to amass some pretty significant contacts - my hope is to deliver some pretty big acts in the coming weeks and months. We have the cheapest session in the area, our ‘118’ sessions, which do appear to be the most popular - but we do also want to give something back that is value for money and a MUST see event... that’s what Miami is really about. Also we are the ONLY club that offers its customer cashback rewards in the form of the Miami Dollar. I have also tied up deals with Hed Kandi and expect a few US stars in the not too distant future.” Sounds good, as does the prospect of new releases from Lost Witness and that distinctive emotive sound. “I recently hooked up with Sarah Jane Neild who is brill and my first track with her and my friend Luca Moretti aka Antillas has been grabbed by Armin (van Buuren)’s Armada label. So watch out for Chasing Rainbows.”  Watch this space, then...

CLUBBING Plenty of good nights at Cake this month, with Fri 26 and Sat 27 Aug looking particularly enticing. On the Friday 26 it’s the excellent GROUSEBEATER SOUND SYSTEM doing their thing with support from the SAFEHOUSE DJs, promising “a night of music and madness, banter and bass”, which sounds just the ticket. Then on Saturday 27 it’s Liam Robertson and Calum Macleod aka CLOUDS headlining the return of the “Get With It” night. After storming the Sub Club tent at Rockness with a sound that they describe as “dancing the razors edge between frenzied banger and non-shameful techno” they promise to be just as stirring at Cake as they hone their energy prior to unleashing a bit of remix mayhem on Moby later this year. Support on the night comes as always from POLYMATH, MYKOL BLYTH, ABRAHAM THUNDERWOLF, and BOOMSHANK REDEMPTION. Room 2 will be

hosted by BLOODNUT DISCOHALL, with some heavy skanking dub & reggae.

www.cakeinverness.co.uk

folk >>>>>>>>

MARC DUFF and AARON JONES, formerly of Old Blind Dogs

MON 01 AUG

DAVE FLEMMING @ The Gellions, 9pm.

FRI 05 AUG

TUE 02 AUG

SAT 06 AUG

FOLK

GARY INNES & FRIENDS @ Hootananny.

JOHN SOMERVILLE & FRIENDS STRATHPEFFER & DISTRICT PIPE BAND @ Hootananny. Box Club man playing the best SATURDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCE @ traditional music around. Strathpeffer Square, 8.30pm. The pipe band parade in Strathpeffer Square. The GEMMA DONALD AND THE INVERNESS event lasts about one hour with a showcase FESTIVALS BAND OF 2011 @ Inverness of Highland Dancing - weather permitting. Town House, 1pm. Shetland fiddler and former Winner of the BBC Radio Scotland GARY INNES & FRIENDS @ Hootananny. Young Traditional Musician of The Year supported by the newly formed Inverness SCHIEHALLION @ The Gellions, 5pm. Festivals Band of 2011. Doors open at 12.30pm. Admission: Adults £5, Concessions £4, Children £1. Further information from 01463 663817. PHILOMENA BEGLEY @ Mosset Tavern, Forres, 6.15pm The Irish country star plays in THE STAVES @ Ironworks, 7.30pm. The Forres. £10, 01463 221268 Staves are three sisters who blend their distinctive voices into beautiful, spellSCHIEHALLION @ The Gellions, 5pm. binding harmonies, singing their delicately crafted songs with a folk-twist here, a nod to Americana there and a distinctly British sound. 0871 789 4173 DAVE FLEMMING @ The Gellions, 9pm. FOLK/ROCK

SUN 07 AUG FOLK/COUNTRY

FOLK/ROCK

MON 08 AUG FOLK

HOODJA @ The Gellions, 9pm Traditional music.

FIONA DRIVER & FRIENDS @ Hootananny. Excellent Orkney fiddler

WED 03 AUG

WED 10 AUG

NETHY BRIDGE SCOTS NIGHT @ Nethy Bridge Community Centre Family Entertainment including singing, dancing and piping with a licensed bar. Tickets at the door THE STAVES @ Cromarty Old Brewery See Tue 02 Aug

JAMES MACKENZIE / FELLOW STRANGER @ Hootananny. Aquascene frontman making folk with a twist. SCHIEHALLION @ The Gellions, 9pm.

FOLK

THU 11 AUG

TED CHRISTOPHER @ The Gellions, 9pm. Acclaimed Scottish folk singer.

ALLY MACKENZIE & FRIENDS @ Hootananny, 9pm

THU 04 AUG

FRI 12 AUG

JOY DUNLOP @ Glen Urquhart Public Hall, ANDY CHUNG @ The Gellions, 9pm. Edinburgh-based songwriter who’s much loved 8pm Contemporary Gaelic song and Scottish stepdance with PATSY READ (Breabach) on the folk and world music scene. on strings, and PAUL TRACEY on guitar. THE STAVES @ The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool. KIDS OF KOLKATA CEILIDH @ Strathpeffer Pavilion, 8pm THE ALISTAIR MCCULLOCH TRIO Fund-raising dance for a very good cause, @ The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore, 9pm. with one of the Highlands’ most popular World-class folk trio featuring virtuoso fiddler Alistair alongside ex-Capercaillie whistle player ceilidh bands, RHYTHMNREEL. 

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PHIL & ALY - The Silver Year: Eden Court, Sat 27 Aug

Tickets £10 on-line from WeGottickets or £12 from Pavilion 01997 420124.  Children 12 and under go free!

FOLK When PHIL CUNNINGHAM was at school, his music teacher told him “you’re waster. You’ll do nothing and go nowhere.” And the king of the accordion has spent the rest of his living proving him gloriously wrong. Such is his enthusiasm for the instrument that even non-aficionados will have been thoroughly entertained by his recent TV series looking at the development of the box around the world and that passion shines through in his live shows too, particularly when he’s joined by his longtime musical companion ALY BAIN, the finest fiddler in the land. While traditional music is obviously at the core of what they do, they manage to invest it all with something rather special and never more so than when playing Eden Court which has become something of a spiritual home. After 25 years touring all over the world they’re coming back for a much deserved celebration which will sell out fast, so get your tickets immediately. Wonder what Phil’s old teacher would make of it all? www.eden-court.co.uk

HOODJA @ Madhatters. Traditional folk sounds played with youthful vigour. FOLK/ROCK

DAVY COWAN @ The Gellions, 10pm.

SAT 13 AUG FOLK

STRATHPEFFER & DISTRICT PIPE BAND @ Strathpeffer Square, 8.30pm As Sat 06 Aug FOLK/ROCK

SCHIEHALLION @ The Gellions, 5pm.

SUN 14 AUG FOLK

JOY DUNLOP IN CONCERT @ Bogbain Farm Award winning Gaelic singer brings her new band to Bogbain for a gorgeous evening of music.bogbainfarm.com. 01463772800 FOLK/ROCK

SCHIEHALLION @ The Gellions, 5pm.

MON 15 AUG FOLK

DAVE FLEMMING @ The Gellions, 9pm.

TUE 16 AUG

ANDY CHUNG @ The Gellions, 9pm. LOCAL MUSICIANS @ Glachbeg Centre, 7.30pm

WED 17 AUG

NETHY BRIDGE SCOTS NIGHT @ Nethy Bridge Community Centre. Family Entertainment including singing, dancing and piping with a licensed bar. Tickets at the door www.nethybridge.com FOLK/ROCK

SCHIEHALLION @ The Gellions, 9pm.

FOLK

THU 18 AUG

SBO - JAMIE SMITH @ Hootananny. Classically trained Celtic fiddle player.

DOC LIVINGSTON @ The Gellions, 10pm.

FRI 19 AUG FOLK

KITTY THE LION/BEN MONTAGUE/HOODJA @ Hootananny. See feat in Rock section.

SAT 20 AUG

STRATHPEFFER & DISTRICT PIPE BAND @ Strathpeffer Square, 8.30pm As Sat 06 Aug

ESTHER’S CEILIDH @ Strathpeffer Pavilion, 7.30pm. Fund raiser for the Highland Hospice, with entertainers plus music for dancing 01997 420124 CEILIDH DANCE @ Lhanbryde Community Centre, 8pm. Featuring the Brandon McPhee Trio. THE SPORRANATIONALS @ Hootananny. Traditional sounds.

FOLK/COUNTRY

FOLK/ROCK

PIPING OLYMPICS Northern Meeting Piping Competition: Eden Court Empire, Thu 01 & Fri 02 Sep You’ll note elsewhere in this issue that the BLAS FESTIVAL will be providing plenty of opportunities to see pipers but, as the name suggests, The Piping Olympics is where you get to witness the best of the best. That’s thanks to Northern Meeting, an organisation formed back in 1788 when, hard to believe, there was nothing much to do in Inverness. So thirteen gentlemen got together to “promote social intercourse” and organise events for the “Pleasure and Innocent Amusement” of the members. And in 1841 they started this event which is still going strong. It’s a two day competition attracting the world’s top 100 including six times winner MURRAY HENDERSON as well as ANGUS MACCOLL, STUART LIDDELL, WILLIAM MCCALLUM, RODDY MACLEOD, FAYE HENDERSON and many more. There’s a ceilidh at the Waterside Hotel on Thursday as well, just to get you in the mood.

www.northern-meeting.org

A BUTTON BOX GATHERING: Eden Court Empire, Thu 08 Sep We’ve long thought that this gathering of “button box” accordionists should be combined with the Piping Olympics for some sort of traditional music mass standoff, perhaps taking place either side of a bridge or something. Until that happens, it’s indoors at Eden Court, hosted by Andy Ross and featuring among many, many musicians, DONNA MACDONALD, THE JIM MACKAY DANCE BAND, WILLY MCHARDIE, GEORGE & DAVID REA and THE BRANDON MACPHEE TRIO

www.eden-court.co.uk

SCHIEHALLION @ The Gellions, 9pm.

SUN 21 AUG FOLK

BLAZIN’ FIDDLES @ The Universal Hall, 8pm. From remote village halls to the Royal Albert Hall, Blazin’ Fiddles have delighted audiences with their highlands and islands fiddle music and tales. From solo to ensemble sets, they come together in a fiery blend that raises the roof. 01309 691170 AMY HENDERSON @ Hootananny. Mistress of accordion, whistle and flute. FOLK/ROCK

SCHIEHALLION @ The Gellions, 5pm.

TUE 23 AUG

HOODJA @ The Gellions, 9pm

WED 24 AUG FOLK

TED CHRISTOPHER @ The Gellions, 9pm. Acclaimed Scottish folk singer.

THU 25 AUG

THE WISHING WELL @ Hootananny. Lush, orchestral combination of folk, pop and rock from a globetrotting Australian entourage. thewishingwellband.com. STUDENTS FROM THE NATIONAL CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN TRADITIONAL MUSIC @ Inverness Cathedral. Lunch time concert in Inverness Cathedral. Admission free with a retiring collection in aid of the Cathedral


Development Fund. GABERLUNZIE @ The Gellions, 9pm. Popular folk duo who’ve been playing together since the early seventies.

FRI 26 AUG

BRIAN O HEADHRA @ Hootananny. FOLK/ROCK

DAVY COWAN @ The Gellions, 10pm.

SAT 27 AUG FOLK

STRATHPEFFER & DISTRICT PIPE BAND @ Strathpeffer Square, 8.30pm As Sat 06 Aug ALY BAIN & PHIL CUNNINGHAM : THE SILVER YEAR @ Eden Court Empire, 10am, 5pm, 8pm. See feature CAIRDEAS @ Hootananny Scottish folk from a band whose name means “friendship”. FOLK/ROCK

SCHIEHALLION @ The Gellions, 5pm.

BLAS FESTIVAL: various venues, 09–17 Sep As the summer ends it’s time for BLAS FESTIVAL, now in its seventh year, an event embedded spiritually and culturally in the Highlands and Islands. Celebrating Gaelic cultural identity through music, performances take place right across the Highlands, from village halls to major venues and from a ceilidh on Eigg to a gig in a restaurant on Cairngorm Mountain. There’s always been an initiative for putting something back into the community meaning that there’s a lasting legacy to Blas and it gets bigger by the year with many fans coming from right across the world to experience the range of performances and events. And music is just the starting point for a nine day celebration that also includes a schools and community programme, a travelling art gallery, Rangers Events and the final of shinty’s most prestigious competition, The Camanachd Cup. For details of everything that’s going on, see this month’s and next month’s ICA and visit

FOLK

ELGIN CITY BAND @ Plainstones, ElginElgincityband.co.uk.

www.blas-festival.com

SUN 28 AUG

THE OUTSIDE TRACK @ Inverness Airport Restaurant, Mon 12 Sep Band-in-residence for the whole Blas Festival, THE OUTSIDE TRACK include members from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, their combination of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song communicated with fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, stepdance and vocals. It makes for a suitably ebullient sound as you’ll see as they tour the whole of the Highlands from Ullapool MacPhail Centre on Fri 09 to Poolewe Village Hall on Sat 17, taking in Inverness Airport on Mon 12, an unlikely location, but one which has proved something of a hit with festival goers.

FOLK

MATTHEW AND THE ATLAS @ The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore, 9pm. Contemporary folk sounds from band signed to Mumford. HIDDEN TAPESTRY/ASHLEY MACKAY @ Hootananny. Perth acoustic folk duo. FOLK/ROCK

SCHIEHALLION @ The Gellions, 5pm.

MON

29 AUG FOLK

DAVE FLEMMING @ The Gellions, 9pm.

TUE 30 AUG FOLK/ROCK

HOODJA @ The Gellions, 9pm

WED 31 AUG SCHIEHALLION @ The Gellions, 9pm.

THU

01 SEP FOLK/ROOTS

PIPING COMPETITIONS & PERFORMANCES @ Eden Court Empire, 9am 01463 234 234 SCOTT MACDONALD @ The Market Bar.

FRI 02 SEP FOLK

BRAEMAR GATHERING CEILIDH @ Mar Lodge’s Stag Ballroom. Celebrate the eve of the Braemar Gathering with a ceilidh band. 8.30pm - 12.30pm Tickets £12, including traditional stovies. 0844 493 2173. FOLK/ROOTS

PIPING COMPETITIONS & PERFORMANCES @ Eden Court Empire, 9am, 6pm, 7pm. 01463 234 234

SAT 03 SEP

CROMARTY IS THE HARP VILLAGE @ Cromarty - Various. A whole village taken over by Scotland’s most beautiful traditional instrument. Workshops all through the weekend and a concert on Saturday night. info@cromartyartstrust.org.uk.

SUN 04 SEP

CROMARTY IS THE HARP VILLAGE @ Cromarty - Various. As Sat 03

THE HIGHLAND VOYAGE @ Jacobite Queen, Loch Ness, Fri 09 Sep An always-popular annual start to proceedings, this time with a Para Handy theme to proceedings devised and performed by ALLAN MACDONALD of the famous Glenuig piping brothers. Cruise down Loch Ness with food and wine from The Red Poppy. Always sells out fast so snap up a ticket now. CELEBRATING THE REGAL PIPE @ Eden Court Empire, Sat 10 Sep A veritable extravaganza of piping with the aforementioned MACDONALD BROTHERS OF GLENUIG, MAIREAREAD GREEN, SEUDAN, ANGUS MACCOLL and 2010’s World Junior Champions, OBAN HIGH SCHOOL PIPE BAND. You want to hear how the instrument should be played? Make this your first stop. Blas 2011 Commission: HEISGEIR BY JULIE FOWLIS @ Phipps Hall, Beauly, Fri 09 Sep Heisgeir is another name for the Monach isles and it’s there that one of our very favourite Gaelic musicians, JULIE FOWLIS has family connections with. Mixing traditional material with newly composed music, she draws on the geography, history and legend of these now uninhabited isles for a newly commissioned work that incorporates lyrical, filmic and varied narrative and musical devices. She’ll be touring it throughout the festival, featuring as well as her own exquisite voice, acclaimed musicians EAMON DOORLEY, ROSS MARTIN and DUNCAN CHISHOLM. MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ Ptarmigan Restaurant, Cairngorm, Fri 09 Sep FEIS SPE is 21 years old and to mark the occasion they and their friends are putting on the highest gig of the festival and perhaps of the whole year. Enjoy a scenic train ride up cairngorm to the Ptarmigan Restaurant for an evening of entertainment from Feis Spe participants past and present. FEIS ROIS: ROOTS & SHOOTS @ Strathpeffer Pavilion, Sun 11 Sep Celebrating a quarter century of FEIS ROIS and the influence it’s had on nurturing generations of young musicians in the Highlands. There’ll be 25 performers on stage including CORRINA HEWAT, LAUREN MACCOLL and EILIDH MACKENZIE, all showcasing the future of traditional music and demonstrating that its legacy is in safe hands. BLAS FESTIVAL CLUB @ Bogbain Farm, Sat 10 & Sat 17 Sep A guaranteed good time is in order with some of the best acts from the festival popping and performing, plus food, drink, late night opening and, best of all, it’s free to get in. 

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THU 08 SEP

MON 22 AUG

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JAZZ/WORLD

A BUTTON BOX GATHERING @ Eden Court Empire, 12pm, 2pm, 7.30pm. See inset

SPOOKYMEN @ Universal Hall 7.30pm Australian male acappella vocal ensemble the like of which you have never seen before! Take 15 men, dress them in black, school them in the Georgian choral tradition, and let them loose on the subjects of politics, untidiness and, er, tools. Then stand back and enjoy the beautifully sung anarchy.

FRI 09 SEP FOLK/COUNTRY

ISLA GRANT @ Strathpeffer Pavilion, 8pm. Popular country singer and songwriter.  Isla started singing at 14 and has since entertained all over the world and recorded numerous albums.    Tickets £17 / £15 / £6 on-line from Booth Scotland and TicketWeb, also from TicketWeb 24-hour hotline 08444 771000 and Pavilion 01997 420124

TUE 13 SEP

WED 24 AUG

PRESTON REED @ Eden Court One Touch, 3pm, 6pm, 8pm. See inset

SUN 28 AUG JAZZ/WORLD

MR BARCLAY’S PREMIER LEAGUE @ Eden Court Maclean Room Ace trombonist BLAS: BALACH NA BONAID THE BOY AND THE BUNNET @ Eden Court Empire, 7.30pm. Sandy Barclay with his all-star backing band. The Boy and The Bunnet is traditional music’s 3-5pm. Admission £6 01463 234234. answer to ‘Peter and the Wolf’ - a delight for all ages. 01463 234 234 FOLK

jazz/world >>> WED 03 AUG JAZZ/WORLD

ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL CONCERT @ Universal Hall Findhorn 7.30pm. Formed in 1998, Burundibased Akiwacu Folklore were created out of civil war, aim to restore lasting peace through folk dance, culture and art.

THU 11 AUG

BABELFISH @ The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore, 9pm. Experimental and traditional in equal measure,they blend jazz, folk, baltic and even hip-hop into something pretty impressive. www.babelfish.biz.

SUN 14 AUG

FRI 09 SEP JAZZ/WORLD

OSILIGI WARRIORS @ Eden Court Empire, 7.30pm. Bringing Kenyan Maasai culture to Inverness. 01463 234 234

rock >>>>>>> THU 04 AUG

JEEP SOLID @ Hootananny Madhatters. See inset. IRONWORKS SUMMER SHOWCASE #4 @ Ironworks, 7.30pm. A night influenced by old school metal with performances from Bloodstock Battle of the Band winners ZOMBIE MILITIA, fast rising Inverness metal act SEED OF SORROW and former Stolen Order frontman TOBY MICHAELS. For those about to rock...

ROCK

‘PAPAMOJO’ @ The Maclean Room At Eden Court, 3pm. Aberdeen ‘s finest blues band comes west.

BELLADRUM FESTIVAL @ Belladrum. Today’s highlights include DEACON BLUE, TEXAS, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, TEDDY THOMPSON and best of all, ANNA CALVI...

JAZZ/BLUES When you watch someone like

Newton Faulkner play (see Belladrum), you’re actually seeing a guitar technique first developed by Preston Reed back in the mid eighties – fusing chord-based grooves, soaring melodic runs and polyrhythmic percussion, with a distinctive two-handed style. Now’s your chance to see the real thing as he plays his own compositions, drawing on influences from blues, rock, funk and jazz. And, as he’ll show, he’s far more than just an influential technician. Should be impressive.

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ROCK Unbelievably, Jeep’s first time topping a Hoots bill! He promises an eclectic mix of lo-fi psychedelica, poems and projections (inc 60’s fashion show footage) from video artist Graeme Roger and supporting musicians include Dave Martin. In addition to working on new material with (new) vintage guitar, vintage amp and vintage beatbox machine, Jeep is looking at pulling together a new music festival aimed at supported those with additional needs in our community provisionally named ‘STIGMABURY’, it is a collaboration between Jeep and Graham Walker from H.U.G.

FRI 05 AUG

JAZZ/WORLD

PRESTON REED: @ Eden Court, Wed 24 Aug

JEEP SOLID: Mad Hatters, Thu 04 Aug

KINKY KARMA @ The Room. Fort William boys back to Rock out The Room. ANDY MURRAY @ The Gellions, 10pm MONKEY TENNIS @ Hootananny Madhatters. Indie act named after Alan Partridge’s memorable meltdown.

SAT 06 AUG

BELLADRUM FESTIVAL @ Belladrum. Second day highlights include KASSIDY, GUILLEMOTS, RODDY WOOMBLE, SAINT SAVIOUR, and our very own gritmeitsers, LITTLE MILL OF HAPPINESS... ROCK/ALTERNATIVE

EZRA @ The Room ROCK/POP

SID INNES @ The Market Bar. Moray born multi instrumentalist, Sid Innes, who’s work was featured in Georgina Porteous’ recent IG:LU exhibition, performs with some local acts. ROCK/PUNK

BOMBSKARE @ Hootananny Madhatters Its SKA. Say no more... See you there, then.

feature former members of The Now, Jyrojets and Steel Crows. WHISKY RIVER BAND have been wowing crowds across the land with their folk rock sound. RED KITES are the new project from former member of The Soundtrack Moteh Parrott. 0871 789 4173 ANDY DUNCAN @ The Gellions, 9pm.

SUN 07 AUG

FRI 12 AUG

THU 11 AUG

THE SHIRE @ The Room.

MYSTIC SHOES ACOUSTIC @ Hootananny. Local act playing an acoustic set.

IRONWORKS SUMMER SHOWCASE #5 @ Ironworks, 7.30pm. PARMAVIOLETS

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK @ Eden Court Empire, 9am, 7.30pm See inset 01463 234234

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BELLADRUM FESTIVAL NEWS: @ Belladrum Estate, 05-06 Aug For anyone gutted at missing out on tickets for the sold-out Bella, BBC ALBA is coming to the rescue with live coverage on both days from 10pm–midnight. With Rockness having got coverage (at last), it’s good to see at least one channel appreciating the telegenic qualities of such fine locations, even though it’d be nice if a rather larger audience could get to see them. At least it’s a start and hopefully the hosts’ interviewing skills will be rather more, er, searching than at Rockness. There are a few more gems added to the line-up in the form of ICA faves THE PHANTOM BAND and WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS along with THE SOUND OF GUNS, Denver singer-songwriter NATHANIEL RATELIFF and POLARSETS, plus newly announced clubbing attractions like ORGANISED NOISE, PHONO and Edinburgh’s DEFAULT and PICASSO. Plus, if you want to find that perfect middle ground between pop and electronic shenanigans, two acts, METALTECH (pic) and FRIDGE MAGNETS have won a search to occupy just that space. Singersongwriter BIRDY has had to withdraw from the event due to recording commitments in the United States and the band GIANT STEPS have also pulled out. www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk

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SAT 13 AUG

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK @ Eden Court Empire, 1.30pm, 7.30pm See inset ANDY MURRAY @ The Gellions, 10pm. DAVE SHARP @ The Market Bar. Ex-Alarm member playing blues, roots, rock’n’roll. ELGIN BID MUSIC MANIA @ Elgin City Centre & Plainstones. FORTUNATE SUN, ROXTONE, FAT KING GEORGE, THIRD CONNECTION, 10:04S, BITTER SUITE, DAVY MUNRO. THE LEONARD JONES POTENTIAL – EP LAUNCH @ Hootananny Madhatters. Local funk popsters and ICA award winners launching their EP. A JOHHNY CASH TRIBUTE @ The Smithton Hotel, 9pm. Trevor James Mair Performs A Johhny Cash Tribute - a great night of country. Tickets available from the bar. £10.

SUN 14 AUG ROCK

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK @ Eden Court Empire, 1.30pm, 7.30pm See inset ROCK/ELECTRONICA

THE MOUSE THAT ATE THE CAT @ Hootananny Madhatters. Glasgow electropop duo.

WED 17 AUG

ANDY DUNCAN @ The Market Bar. Hard working local musician.

THU 18 AUG

IRONWORKS SUMMER SHOWCASE #6 @ Ironworks, 7.30pm Featuring members of Lowtide Revelry, Shutter and Lush Rollers, LITTLE MILL OF HAPPINESS have some of the most talented musicians in the Inverness area with dirty riffs and splendidly growling vocals. KOBI recently reformed after a 7 year hiatus playing a set of “new musical ideas” while GRAHAM BROWN is a singer/ songwriter to watch in the months to come. 0871 789 4173

12pm, 4.30pm, 7.30pm. Members of the Inverness musician community will come together to put on a Fundraiser for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young). See inset. 01463 234234 ABSOLUTE ELVIS @ The Ironworks, 7.30pm. Over two hours of Elvis greats performed by the World No1 Johnny Lee Memphis. www. absoluteelvis.com. 0871 789 4173 BIRO @ The Room. Black Isle Rock Orchestra with their bluesy residency. BFEST @ Riverside, Wick. See inset - GUN, THE DYKEENIES and loads more. £25/ £16/ £9. Tickets from Macallans, Wick.

SUN 21 AUG ROCK

TOM HINGLEY @ The Market Bar. Ex-Inspiral Carpets man who’s always worth catching up here. This is what it feels to be lonely... ROCK/POP

THE LAFONTAINES @ Ironworks See inset

FRI 26 AUG

ESTEL, FILTHPACT, THE SIGNAL & YOU DEAD! @ Flanagan’s Bar, Elgin, 8pm. Estel - rocking experimentally instrumental soundscapes from Dublin, come over to promote a new album. Support from Filthpact, The Signal and You Dead! . THE MYSTIC SHOES @ The Room

SAT 27 AUG

MATTHEW & THE ATLAS @ Ironworks Rm2, Sat 27 Aug Inverness is becoming something of a  magnet for young folksters, particularly those in the orbit of Mumford and Sons. Matthew and The Atlas fulfil that remit perfectly, having toured with the aforesaid Mumfords and bringing a distinctly homegrown folk sensibility to their dreamy Americana. Only together just over a year, but with a couple of wellreceived EPs under their belt, they’re primed for bigger things and well worth checking out. MYSTIC SHOES @ Madhatters ROCK/POP

FRI 19 AUG

JUDE @ The Room. ANDY MURRAY @ The Gellions, 10pm

SAT 20 AUG

CRY FUNDRAISER @ Eden Court OneTouch,

SARAH MONTEITH @ The Market Bar. ROCK/PUNK

THE SIGNAL, FILTHPACT & SEED OF SORROW @ The Phoenix. Punk rock ahoy with the mighty Signal joined by a couple of equally boisterous purveyors of guitar noises.

SUN 28 AUG ROCK

FISH @ Ironworks, 7.30pm. See inset

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK: Eden Court Empire, Fri 12–Sun 14 Aug ROCK Were the fifties really that good? Post-war rationing, residual rickets, black people getting lynched and the distinct prospect of the whole world getting blown up any moment doesn’t sound so appealing. Fortunately ROCK’N’ROLL came along and saved everybody and it’s that teenage surge that’s celebrated here with an all-singing all-dancing affair featuring music made famous by BUDDY HOLLY, BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS, CHUCK BERRY, FATS DOMINO, ELVIS PRESLEY, THE PLATTERS, JERRY LEE LEWIS and featuring unforgettable songs such as Great Balls of Fire, Jail House Rock, Blueberry Hill, Shake Rattle and Roll, Good Golly Miss Molly, Johnny B. Goode and many more. www.eden-court.co.uk


FRI 02 SEP ROCK/COUNTRY

THE GALIPAYGOS @ The Market Bar.

SAT 03 SEP

BEYOND THE BARRICADE @ Eden Court Empire, 3.30pm, 6pm, 8pm. 9ROCK/POP/MUSICALS) Back by overwhelming public demand, the most successful and popular touring show of its kind ‘Beyond the Barricade’ returns to the Eden Court with a brand new 2011 production. 01463 234234 MS UNDERCOVER FUNDRAISER @ Northern Meeting Park, Sat 03 Sep When SCOOTY & THE SKYHOOKS reformed a couple of years back it was ostensibly for a one-off show, but such was the success that they’re keeping at it a little longer, appealing not just to older fans, but also, it seems, a whole new generation. And they’re headlining this benefit for the MS Therapy Centre in Burnett Road, a fantastic facility which provides support and relief of symptoms to people with Multiple Sclerosis and their supporters. The fundraiser is an all day, family fest with KIDS BOUNCY CASTLE, GIANT SLIDE, INFLATABLE ASSAULT COURSE, and for the bigger kids and adults GLADIATOR JOUSTING POLES and a GIANT BUNGEE RUN.  FACE PAINTING & CAKE DECORATING. And of course, the music, with Scooty joined by RANT, DOREC-A-BELLE, plus 3 other local bands. Should be a good day out and all for a great cause. Doors open at 2pm. Tickets £15 (and only £1 for kids under 16) Buy at: www.mstherapycentreinverness.co.uk 01463 240365: or drop into the MS Therapy Centre

SUN 04 SEP

ANIMALS & FRIENDS @ Eden Court Empire, 10am, 3pm, 8pm. Featuring both US and UK Inductees to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame: STEVE CROPPER of Booker T and the MGs (1992) and JOHN STEEL of The Animals (1994). 01463 234234

SUN 11 SEP ROCK/ALTERNATIVE

YOUNG GUNS @ The Ironworks, 7pm. Young rockers who’ve shared the stage with Guns’n’ Roses and Queens Of The Stone Age. Should be a busy night! 0871 789 4173

THU 08 SEP

KARIMA FRANCIS @ Ironworks Rm2 Debut album The Author proved there was a real songwriting talent with genuine emotional punch, so it’ll be interesting to see how she’s developing.

CRY FUNDRAISER: Eden Court OneTouch, Sat 20 Aug Rock isn’t all about throwing things out of windows and shouting abuse at passers by, although obviously such things can often be quite impressive. Sometimes them there young people can prove themselves just as warm-hearted and generous as their elders as this fundraiser for Cardiac Arrest in the Young (CRY) proves. And it’s not just a good cause, but also a rare chance to dip into the recent past of Inverness’ rock culture featuring an evening of poetry and short films with musical appearances from THE NOW (original line up back for one night only), COLIN FRASER & MARTIN STEWART (ex-Jyrojets), SHUTTER and more T.B.A. The evening will raise awareness of a tragic syndrome but for many people there this will be a celebration of the tragically short life of ex Eden Court staff member - and much loved musician and music enthusiast, PETE ELLIOTT, who sadly died very suddenly last year. Peter was well known and liked by many of the musicians performing here in what is sure to be a joyous and emotional night. Anyone touched by losing someone to Young Sudden Cardiac Death (YSCD) or Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) will know just how shocking it can be, and CRY was founded back in 1995 to raise awareness. Its vision for 2011 is to work with cardiologists and family doctors to promote and protect the cardiac health of our young by establishing good practice and screening facilities devoted to significantly reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death throughout the UK. So, a very good cause and some top entertainment. For more info on CRY visit www.c-r-y.org.uk ROCK

B FEST: Riverside, Wick, Sat 20 Aug FESTIVAL The most Northerly festival in mainland Britain? A couple of the acts from the 1908 night, namely KITTY THE LION and TANGO IN THE ATTIC will also be appearing at this one day gathering of a whole range of young talent. Inverness is well represented with IAIN MCLAUGHLIN & THE OUTSIDERS and THE SIDE while the whole caboodle is headlined by GUN and Glasgow’s magnificent DYKEENIES. Tickets available from McCallans clothes shops in Wick and

Thurso, Blackstairs Lounge in Wick, Mania Inverness and the Auld Motor Hoose, Kirkwall. Also online at www.seetickets.com

www.bfest-wick.co.uk The following appear pretty much like clockwork on the following days...

WEEKLIES: MONDAY ROCK

BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

WEEKLIES: TUESDAY

BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

WEEKLIES: WEDNESDAY

FERGUS & GREG @ The Market Bar

WEEKLIES: THURSDAY ROCK

ROBIN & BILLS @ The Market Bar

WEEKLIES: SATURDAY

ANKOR LIGHT & FRIENDS @ Coffee Affair, Church St.

WEEKLIES: SUNDAY ROCK

BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar ANDY DUNCAN @ The Gellions, 9pm

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RETRO SHOWS: various venues

1908 NIGHT: Hootananny, Fri 19 Aug CLUBBING/FOLK/ROCK 19 Aug, hence 1908, a slightly tenuous theme to the evening, but one that’s encouraging a certain Early Edwardian vibe to the affair. So if you’re thinking of rocking extravagant whiskers and early twentieth century clothing, you’d better start getting your plans in place. There’s a varied line up on both floors with folky songwriters KITTY THE LION and BEN MONTAGU joined by the trad sounds of HOODJA, while upstairs at Mad Hatters the lo-fi garage pop of Glenrothes’ TANGO IN THE ATTIC and “Beach Boys with Scottish accents” powerpop of BE LIKE PABLO supply the entertainment. And there’s the debut performance by ace local electrorappers TEAM KAPOWSKI. All makes for a good night.

ABSOLUTE ELVIS @ Ironworks, Sat 20 Aug

Deep down everyone in the world is an Elvis impersonator, just with different degrees of commitment. Johnny Lee Memphis is indisputably the best though, having won the title of World Champion at one of the planet’s great cultural events, the Elvis World Cup. Apparently he nailed everything from the voice to “a simple hand gesture” (failure at which is a schoolboy error that’s sunk many an aspiring King before him), so for two hours expect to be transported back to Presley’s glory days.

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FISH @ Ironworks, Sun 28 Aug

In 2011 Derek W Dick, better known as Fish, has racked up 30 years as a singer since joining Marillion in Aylesbury in 1981. And while that might have been his most commercially successful incarnation, he’s done almost as well with an ensuing career. And having the luxury of his own studio at home in East Lothian means he’s been able to put out stuff when he likes, nurturing a devoted fanbase that’s every bit as enthusiastic now as when he started. They’ll be out in force for the celebrations.

www.ironworksvenue.com

THE ANIMALS & FRIENDS Eden Court Empire, Sun 04 Sep

Regular visitors to Inverness, The Animals always attract plenty of fans for a career full of hits stretching back, remarkably, for 50 years. John Steel and Mickey Gallagher from the original line up will belt out the classics before what for many will be the greatest treat of all, the appearance of bona fide legend, Stax’s Steve Cropper. You may not know the name, but when you hear all the hits he’s written and performed with the likes of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Booker T & The MGs, and, in the eighties, The Blues Brothers, you’ll realise what an absolute great we’re going to have in our midst.

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THE LAFONTAINES with HeSleptOn57: @ Ironworks, Sun 21 Aug ROCK Motherwell might not seem much like a natural home for rap music, but it’s somehow spawned this critically acclaimed quintet who mash up hip hop, rock, pop and electro with some panache. Named after the legendary Hollywood voice-over actor Don LaFontaine they’ve built up a rabidly enthusiastic following after several splendid festival appearances and won Best Live Act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards. They’ve got an album in the bag and plan to release half a dozen singles over the next six months, so it’s safe to say you’ll be hearing a lot more of them over the summer. They’re supported by one of the most interesting young bands on the Inverness scene, HE SLEPT ON 57, whose scot-rock guitar shapes are if anything even more recklessly enthusiastic than the headliners. Their recent IG:LU show featured audience nudity and sing-alongs, beautiful HSO57 murals from artist Holli Ross, plus crowd surfing from main man, Stuart Nelson. A band ready to be going places, then.


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September 1st sees the return of MONSTER FM going out to the Inverness area on 87.7fm...

A year ago saw the launch of Monster FM - a brand new radio station provided by Radioskills using its budding radio broadcasters to entertain Inverness listeners. All the presenters from last year achieved a full or part ‘Certificate in Radio Broadcasting’ which was an excellent course outcome, showing the talent and commitment from the team. One of Radioskills aims is to engage more of the public in the radio medium and de-mystify the radio business. Over 500 members of the public contributed in a variety of ways with Monster FM, principally as interviewees. This year it returns with a new line up and new programmes - offering SOMETHING DIFFERENT for September: n There’s a whole range of things through the day. MATT will wake you up in the MORNING, LAURA will give you everything LIFESTYLE, AMBER will teach you Gaelic, French, Japanese - and Invernessian! n Every night of the week SCOTT will have something different. He’ll keep you mellow on a Monday with some chilled out choons, draw back the curtain on everything cultured on a Wednesday and on Sunday he’ll countdown the list of everything that isn’t pop on The Alternative Chart Show. n There’s also have a GAELIC SHOW once a week, plus weekday + weekend GAELIC SHOWBIZ ROUND UPS. n This year Monster FM has also teamed up with some Inverness schools and every Thursday you can hear what the kids from Charleston Academy, Inverness Royal Academy and Inverness High School have to say for themselves. n Every hour on every weekday show they’ll have short features which will highlight something special about the City from “The Kirking of the Council” to “Football in The City” to “The Story of The Caledonian Canal” to “Urban Myths”. Plus, there’ll be a 30 minute SPECIAL FEATURE which will be broadcast at different times through the day, EVERY WEEKDAY. n On weekday eves, SHERYL, MARK & BEVERLY the “Sunset at Seven” team will have a mixture of GREAT MUSIC & FUN CHAT about everything from sports that will never make the Olympics, crimes against fashion, to fitness and twits you find on Twitter. n At the weekend you can tune into all their SPECIALIST SHOWS: Amber will take you through the history of classical music and play some modern gems on CLASSICAL COMPANIONS. Gavin will educate you on the names behind the music as he looks at some of the producers of classic albums on LORD OF THE LINERS. The MONSTER FM CHART SHOW - Michael counts down the hits of the week. Also returning this year is the Monster FM ROCK SHOW and an extended BOOK SHOW - and every Sunday you can get a flavour of what INVERNESS HOSPITAL RADIO has to offer without having to Visit Raigmore! time

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2011 INVERNESS BOOK FESTIVAL: Eden Court, Wed 10–Sat 13 Aug One of the strengths of the Inverness Book Festival, now in its 8th year, is the way that it provides both disparate and consistently entertaining opportunities for book fans to see events that take the written word as starting points. So, in recent years we’ve been able to see, for example, pop-scientist Adam Hart Davis theorising on Nessie, Edwyn Collins singing songs to supplement a memoir by his missus Grace, novelist A.L.Kennedy switching from humorous raconteurship to an exclusive reading of a moving extract from her forthcoming novel and the owner of a restaurant on Skye revealing all about emergency drives to Inverness when supplies in the kitchen run out. Something for everyone then and proof that the world of books is a gateway to all sorts of diverse inspiration. This year’s event, running alas for just four days, is a classily confident affair (right from the beautifully designed brochure paying homage to Penguin) with a load of events worth taking in.  Here are some of our highlights and you can find more on the Kids and Film pages. For full details of the festival go to www.invernessbookfestival.co.uk

 

SIMON VARNELL @ OneTouch, Wed 10 5pm Local author who, for some reason took it upon himself to visit every place in the world called “Mullet”. An admirable mission that took in everywhere from Australia to Albania and one that resulted in a hugely entertaining book, “Up The Creek Without A Mullet”. He’ll be in conversation with KIT FRASER of Hootananny and, more recently, Joy Of Taste.

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FAMILY LEGENDS @ The Maclean Room, Sat 13, 6.30pm Scottish Book Trust ran a national story project entitled Family Legends, designed to get people writing and sharing family stories. More than 700 people took part, and a selection were published and broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland. As part of the project, authors Mae Stewart and WILLIE ROBERTSON led free public writing workshops for people who wanted to write about their life experiences. Robertson and some of the contributors discuss the experience.

LOUISE WELSH @ OneTouch, Wed 10, 8.15pm Louise Welsh’s 2002 novel The Cutting Room saw her chosen as one of Britain’s Best First Novelists by the Guardian, as well as winning the Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey Dagger. Her latest novel Naming The Bones sees English lecturer Murray Watson journey from the calm of the National Library of Scotland to the mud of an ancient burial ground. She’ll talk about her writing and other projects – from musicals to arts collaborations- with MFR’s NICKY MARR. ANDY WIGHTMAN @ OneTouch, Thu 11, 5pm Andy Wightman’s first book,” Who Owns Scotland?”, revolutionised the debate about land and ownership in this country and is seen as the definitive work explaining how land has conferred economic and political power from Robert The Bruce to Willie Ross and James V to Donald Dewar. Fifteen years on “The Poor Had No Lawyers” takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into Scotland’s history to find out how and why landowners got their hands on the millions of acres of land that were once held in common, telling the untold story of how Scotland’s legal establishment and politicians managed to appropriate it through legal fixes. CHRISTOPHER BROOKMYRE & BILLY FRANKS @ OneTouch, Sat 13, 8.15pm Festival favourite Brookmyre is one of the country’s most popular writers and this summer sees the release of his fourteenth novel, “Where The Bodies Are Buried”. His work often features references to the lyrics of musician Billy Franks, ex of The Faith Brothers. Indeed their 1985 hit “Country Of The Blind” provided the title for Brookmyre’s second novel. As the closing event of the festival, the two of them will be talking about stories that inspired songs and performing songs that inspired stories.

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INVERNESS TATTOO: @ Northern Meeting Park, Mon 08‒Sat 13 Aug, 8pm

KIRKING OF THE COUNCIL @ Old High Church, City Centre, 10.30am.

The only event of its kind in the Highlands, the week-long tattoo is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a show packed full of pipes, drums, dancing, explosive displays and more. There s even the chance to see spectacular stunts including Mark Stannage performing the Flaming High Dive which, as the name suggests, involves him setting himself on fire before diving headfirst from sixty feet into an airbag. Because he can. Massed pipes are at the heart of proceedings and there ll be plenty of them playing, with a pipe band marching every night from the city centre, across Ness Bridge to Northern Meeting Park. Doors open 7pm. On the final evening there ll be a firework display.

ANNUAL

ST BONIFACE FAIR AND FARMER’S MARKET @ Fortrose. A re-enactment of the 18th century burgh fair in the Cathedral Square and Town Hall. Food, art exhibitions and more. 1pm. MISC

BEAULY & FIRTH PIPE BAND & HIGHLAND DANCING @ Beauly Square. CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Buckie, Cluny Square. CAIRNGORMS FARMERS MARKET @ Grantown On Spey. Cairngorms-farmers-market.com.

INVERNESS FLOWER FESTIVAL: @ Inverness High School, Sat 27 & Sun 28 Aug

THE CITY TALES @ St Gilles Church, Elgin, 1.15pm. MISC

HANDS ON! @ Highland Folk Museum.

Organised by Inverness Horticultural Society there s far more than just flowers (and the occasional heavyweight vegetable) to enjoy. You ll be treated to cookery demonstrations, craft stalls, cakes and teas, and even an insight into beekeeping. Plus of course the plethora of competition categories and even a scheme run by Inverness High School pupils growing and selling their own market produce. Entries are accepted up until 9.30am on the morning of the show and the whole thing will be open to the public from 1.30pm-6pm on Saturday and noon4pm on Sunday. For a copy of the schedule call

HIGHLAND DANCING DISPLAY @ Eastgate, Inverness.

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RIVER NESS RAFT & DUCK RACE: @ River Ness, Sat 27 Aug

FRI 12 AUG ANNUAL

INVERNESS TATTOO 2011 @ Northern Meeting Park, 8pm.

Since the weekend of apocalyptic bad weather has already taken place once this summer, we re confidently predicting that there will be blue skies and glorious sunshine for this year s raft race, an event that brings out the harebrained boffin in all competitors and also raises money for charity. It all kicks off at 9.30am when the decorated homemade rafts begin to arrive at Bught Park where there ll also be stalls, events and competitions. The best dressed rafts will parade around the city at 11am before the race, starting at noon, downstream to Greig St Bridge with varying degrees of grace. In the afternoon the duck race begins at the Royal Infirmary footbridge and you can buy one of the little plastic fellas for £1 with £50 going to the winner.

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CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Buckie, Cluny Square. THE CITY TALES @ St Gilles Church, Elgin, 1.15pm. Mini Walking Tours. free of charge. HANDS ON! @ Highland Folk Museum.

SAT 13 AUG

Michael Barnett on 01667 456657 / mbarnett@ macline.co.uk or Graeme Munro on 01463 224445 / graememunro99@hotmail.com.

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A tradition that dates back 400 years apparently, organised by the congregation of the Old High St Stephen s Church of Scotland in partnership with the Inverness City Committee in order to enable the Kirk to bless the work of the elected Members and city officials and to give the Council the opportunity to recognise the contribution made by the Christian Community to the City of Inverness. This year s Kirking begins at 10 am with a colourful procession of uniformed youth groups, councillors and guests led by a Pipe Band from the Town House to the Old High Church in Church Street. This year s procession will also include guests from the Highland Capital s twin town of La Baule in France in traditional costume. The 2011 Kirking service, to which everybody is invited, will be conducted by the Reverend Peter Nimmo and commence at 10.30 a.m. If you want to see what it looked like back in 1955, check out the video at http://tinyurl.com/62kcbg6

ANNUAL STRATHSPEY FARMERS CLUB GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY SHOW @ Heathfield Park, Grantown-on-spey. As well as all the livestock competitions, in the afternoon there is the Grand Parade of Livestock Winners, pipe band and Highland dancing. Vehicle Pageant, Children’s Races and Pets parade also add to the fun.

Tickets are £10 for a seat in the covered stand and £8 for uncovered. £2 discount for under 16s and over 60s. Book online at www.thebooth.co.uk

BLACKMUIR WOOD PONDS, STRATHPEFFER @ Blackmuir Wood, Strathpeffer. Newts, Shrimps and creatures building their own homes. 01349 868563.

KIRKING OF THE COUNCIL: @ Old High Church, Inverness Sun 11 Sep

INVERNESS TATTOO 2011 @ Northern Meeting Park, 8pm.

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INVERNESS TATTOO 2011 @ Northern Meeting Park, 8pm. CELEBRATION OF THE CENTURIES @ Fort George. Opening with a grand parade, this celebration of history will include exciting and interactive shows, demonstrations covering everything from the marching soldiers of the Roman period to the fighting troops of the twentieth century. Dance along to the big band sound and watch the dives and turns of the most famous British fighter aircraft of World War II, the Spitfire.

PRIVACY @ Pinkcastle Club, Glen Mhor Ho- CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Buckie, Cluny more, 10am. tel, Ness Bank, Inverness, 7.30pm. Square. MISC

WED 10 AUG ANNUAL

SUN 14 AUG

PORTMAHOMACK ROCK POOLING – CRAB CLAWS & CREEPY CRAWLIES OF THE SEA @ Shore Car Park, Portmahomack. Search the beach and rock pools for creatures of the sea. Learn how they survive the struggle against the waves and predators. 01349 868563

TUE 16 AUG CHARITY

MINDFULNESS @ Mackenzie Centre, InCEN- verness. A course in Mindfulness for stress Fort George. reduction and relaxed living with Dr Peter Wilkes. Tuition, CDs and manual - held over OPEN GARDEN DAY @ Woodview. “Garden of eight weeks on Tuesday evenings, 7.30pm to the Year” in 2010. Directions:Follow signs to 9.30pm. All proceeds to local charity. For inforOrd Distillery on the A832 Muir of Ord to Mary- mation peter.wilkes@virgin.net. bank. House opposite Clashwood Forest Walk. TRADITIONAL LEATHERWORKING IN THE £4 - Children Free. 1700S @ Highland Folk Museum. INVERNESS CD & RECORD FAIR @ Phoenix Bar, Inverness. Buy and sell CDs, vinyl, DVDs etc. BATTLE OF KILLIECRANKIE @ CAIRNGORMS FARMERS MARKET @ Avie- Killiecrankie Visitor Centre.

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THU 18 AUG

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ELECTRO FISHING @ Dunglass Island, BraBEAULY & FIRTH PIPE BAND & HIGHLAND han . Watch fisheries staff surveying using DANCING @ Beauly Square. Electro-fishing techniques to catch fish. No dogs. Free event. 01349 868563 for more TRADITIONAL LEATHERWORKING IN THE details. 1700S @ Highland Folk Museum. CONTIN GALA @ Contin, 7.30pm. HIGHLAND DANCING DISPLAY @ Eastgate, Music with Torridon (Adults only) Inverness. MISC

SAT 20 AUG ANNUAL

NAIRN HIGHLAND GAMES @ Links - Nairn,

SUN 28 AUG ANNUAL

THUNDER IN THE GLENS 3 @ Aviemore/ grantown-on-spey.

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GREAT WILDERNESS CHALLENGE @ Kintail. GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY HIGHLAND GAMES @ Greatwildernesschallenge.info. Grantown On Spey. MISC

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FARMERS MARKET @ Plainstones, Elgin.

MON 29 AUG ANNUAL

ROYAL ECOSSAIS WEEKEND @ Culloden Bat- THUNDER IN THE GLENS 3 @ Aviemore/ tlefield Centre. 0844 493 2159. grantown-on-spey.

TUE 30 AUG

DINGWALL FIELD CLUB WALK @ Upper Strathconon, 9am. DINGWALL FIELD CLUB WALK @ Cnoc Farspanglefish.com/DingwallFieldClub. rell, 6.30pm. BOAT OF GARTEN ANNUAL AUCTION SALE spanglefish.com/DingwallFieldClub. @ Boat Of Garten Community Hall. Lots of furniture, paintings, bric a brac, toys, books, MINDFULNESS @ Mackenzie Centre, Inkitchen appliances etc. Raffle and café, all in verness. aid of hall funds. ANNUAL

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WED 31 AUG ANNUAL

NAIRN BOOK & ART FESTIVAL @ Nairn. ROYAL ECOSSAIS WEEKEND @ Culloden Bat- Nairn’s celebration of literature, drama, art and music beside the Moray Firth. nairnfestlefield Centre. 0844 493 2159. tival.co.uk/. MISC

TUE 23 AUG ANNUAL

THU 01 SEP

POLELATHE DEMONSTRATION @ Highland NAIRN BOOK & ART FESTIVAL @ Nairn. Folk Museum. ANNUAL

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MINDFULNESS @ Mackenzie Centre, In- BEAULY & FIRTH PIPE BAND & HIGHLAND DANCING @ Beauly Square. verness. CHARITY

WED 24 AUG

FRI 02 SEP ANNUAL

BASKET WEAVING @ Highland Folk Museum. NAIRN BOOK & ART FESTIVAL @ Nairn. ANNUAL

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SAT 03 SEP ANNUAL

BEAULY & FIRTH PIPE BAND & HIGH- NAIRN BOOK & ART FESTIVAL @ Nairn. LAND DANCING @ Beauly Square. CARVE CARRBRIDGE @ Carrbridge Sports GEORGE BAIN’S WW1 SERVICE HISTORY @ Field. Top chainsaw carvers both from the Fortrose Community Theatre, 7.30pm. Alistair UK and around the world compete for the Pringle, great-grandson of George Bain. Admis- magnificent Claymore trophy. A day of family events including live music, activities, games, sion £4 (Members £2). 01381 621252 stalls and food. WORKING WITH HEATHER AND BROOM @ WALK TEN FOR MARIE CURIE CANCER Highland Folk Museum. CARE @ Belladrum. The 10k walk at the BelHIGHLAND DANCING DISPLAY @ Eastgate, ladrum Estate is one of a series of unique ‘Walk Ten’ events being held at 20 spectacuInverness. lar venues across the country, The Belladrum event starts at 6pm and there will be fireworks, live music, and picnics, in celebration THE NAIRN BAT WALK @ Nairn. Join the rang- of the work of Marie Curie Nurses. ers for a short talk on bats, followed by a walk round VIewfield Park with a chance to see bats FARMERS MARKET @ Plainstones, Elgin. at close quarters. Booking required: John Orr 01463 710786. MISC

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SAT 27 AUG ANNUAL

SUN 04 SEP ANNUAL

NAIRN BOOK & ART FESTIVAL @ Nairn. nairnfestival.co.uk

GLEN URQUHART HIGHLAND GATHERING & GAMES @ Drumnadrochit. Glenurquhart- LADIES DRIVING CHALLENGE @ Inverness. Chest, Heart. highland-games.co.uk. THUNDER IN THE GLENS 3 @ Aviemore/ WILD FOODS & FUNGI, FARR @ Farr. Wild foods are all around us. How do you recognise grantown-on-spey. them and use them? Well, come along and find FARMERS MARKET @ Grantown On out. Phone Katy Martin on 01463 710786 for more details. 32 MISC

HIGHLAND HOSPICE ADVENTURES: @ various worldwide locations We never tire of reminding you what great work the HIGHLAND HOSPICE does and just how essential its fundraising is. To celebrate their 25th anniversary next year they re undertaking some of their most ambitious challenges yet and are encouraging anyone who wants the experience of a lifetime to take part. Vietnam & Cambodia Cycle Challenge, the Ho Chi Minh to Angkor Wat Cycle, takes place next year with a choice of two sets of dates ‒ you can participate in this amazing challenge either from 11-22 February or 6-17th October 2012. The cycle challenge goes from Vietnamese Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) through the rice paddies and waterways of the beautiful Mekong Delta into Cambodia. There, you will pedal towards one of the most impressive sights in Southeast Asia, the Royal Temples of Angkor Wat. In November 2012, the Zambia Challenge involves four days of canoeing and time spent helping a hospice project ‒ as well as some free time to see the many varied and wonderful sights of Zambia. Full details of this challenge are available by visiting www.highlandhospice.org/events or www. discoveradventure.com Highland Hospice s Community & Events Fundraiser AMANDA MACKAY is preparing for the challenge of a lifetime, as she attempts to cover a distance of 500 miles in a variety of ways and locations, to raise funds for the Hospice. Her challenge began in April when she cycled 15 miles of the Black Isle Cycle Challenge and is now training for the remaining 485 miles, which culminates in a 326 mile cycle in the aforementioned Ho Chi Minh to Angkor Wat Cycle through Cambodia and Vietnam, in February 2012. The rest of the challenge is made up of Great Wilderness Challenge (23 Aug 2011) ‒ 8 miles, Baxter s Festival of Running (2 Oct 2011) ‒ 3 miles, swimming the length of Loch Ness in the swimming pool ‒ 22 miles and walking the length of the Highlands (the area that Highland Hospice covers) ‒ 126 miles. If you haven t the mettle or wherewithall to partake in one of the above challenges, perhaps you d be able to be heroic enough to sponsor Amanda? You can do so by visiting

www.justgiving.com/Amanda-Mackay

MOTOR MANIA @ Grantown On Spey. Popular annual festival bringing together vintage and veteran cars and vehicles of all types.grantown-motormania.co.uk.


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South Side of Loch Ness, Sun 02 Oct [entries by 12 Sep] Yes, we know it s not on until October, but that s barely the blink of an eye in terms of planning, preparation and training. Plus, with this being the tenth anniversary of one of the most magnificent marathons around, places are going to go quick sharpish so you d better get on the case if you want to take part. It s the biggest marathon in Scotland which takes place in a rural setting,

attracting people from all over the world and bringing lots of opportunities for all kinds of runners to take part ‒ either in the

marathon or one of the associated running events (Baxters River Ness 10K; 10K Corporate Challenge; 5K Fun Run; and even the Wee Nessie). To mark this special 10th anniversary year of the event, runners intending to participate in the 2011 marathon, and who have completed all previous nine Loch Ness Marathons, are invited to register for a unique memento to be awarded

at the finish of the 2011 run. Please get in touch with them at info@lochnessmarathon.com if you ll be taking part in your 10th Loch Ness Marathon this year. For full registration details, training tips and more, check out their extensive website at

lochnessmarathon.com If you can t wait that long for a bit of marathon action and, indeed, if 26 miles seems rather too much like a quick sprint down the shops, you might be interested in the

SPEYSIDE WAY ULTRA MARATHON

which takes place on Sat 27 Aug, starting at Ballindalloch Old Railway Station. It s a 36.5 mile event which will start at 9am with a bus leaving Buckie at 7.30am. There will be a nine hour time limit for this race, so you have until 6pm to finish. And if you re still able to stand there s a ceilidh afterwards. For more see

speysidewayrace.webnode.com

WED 03 AUG

games.co.uk.

ATHLETICS

PINTOS 3K SERIES @ Cooper Park, Elgin, 7pm. VIEWPOINT CHALLENGE @ Forres, 6.45pm. 3.5 miles uphill-only race. TEAM/RUGBY

TOUCH RUGBY @ Bught Park (by Ice Rink). Men and women, all abilities.

FRI 05 AUG ATHLETICS

DORNOCH HIGHLAND GATHERING @ Dornoch, 10.30am. Local and Open events: dornochhighlandgathering.com for details.

STRATHPEFFER HIGHLAND GATHERING @ Strathpeffer, 1pm.

DUNFERMLINE V INVERNESS CT @ Dunfermline, 3pm.

ROSS COUNTY V MORTON @ Victoria Park , 3pm. Time to get the season off to a flying THE SPEYSIDE STAGES @ Speyside. 45 miles start. of Car Rallying in some of the area’s famous ELGIN V BERWICK @ Elgin. forests. Sixth round of SRC. speyside-stages. co.uk. CLACHNACUDDIN V BUCKIE THISTLE @ NEWTONMORE GOLF WEEK @ Newtonmore Clach Park. Golf Club. FORRES MECHANICS V FORT WILLIAM @ Forres Mechanics. WILDHEARTS WOLFTREK @ Forres. wildheartsinaction.org HUNTLY V FRASERBURGH @ Huntly. DUNFERMLINE V INVERNESS CT @ DunferKEITH V TURRIFF UNITED @ Keith. mline. Away trip to Dunfermline. OTHER

OUTDOOR

TEAM/FOOTBALL

SAT 06 AUG

CREAG DHUBH HILL RACE @ The Eilean Newtonmore, 3.15pm. Newtonmorehighlandgames.co.uk. NEWTONMORE HIGHLAND GAMES @ The Eilean Newtonmore. Newtonmorehighland-

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LOSSIEMOUTH V WICK ACADEMY @ ROSS COUNTY V MORTON @ Victoria Park . A chance right from the off for County to prove Lossiemouth. that last season was just a blip. ROTHES V NAIRN COUNTY @ Rothes. ELGIN V BERWICK @ Elgin. STRATHSPEY THISTLE V INVERURIE LOCO


WORKS @ Strathspey Thistle. TEAM/SHINTY

INVERNESS V KINLOCHSHIEL @ Inverness. STRATHGLASS V ARDNAMURCHAN @ Strathglass.

SUN 07 AUG OTHER

NEWTONMORE GOLF WEEK @ Newtonmore Golf Club. OUTDOOR

WILDHEARTS WOLFTREK @ Forres. wildheartsinaction.org or call 01309 678115 or email info@wildheartsevents.com.

MON 08 AUG OTHER

NEWTONMORE GOLF WEEK @ Newtonmore Golf Club.

TUE 09 AUG

NEWTONMORE GOLF WEEK @ Newtonmore Golf Club. GENTLEMAN’S OPEN TOURNAMENT @ Grantown-on-spey Golf Club. Grantownonspeygc.co.uk.

WED 10 AUG

NEWTONMORE GOLF WEEK @ Newtonmore Golf Club. Newtonmoregolf.com GENTLEMAN’S OPEN TOURNAMENT @ Grantown-on-spey Golf Club. Grantownonspeygc.co.uk.

TEAM/RUGBY

TOUCH RUGBY @ Bught Park (by Ice Rink). Men and women, all abilities.

THU 11 AUG

KINGUSSIE V FORT WILLIAM @ Kingussie. BEAULY V LOCHABER @ Beauly. INVERNESS V BOLESKINE @ Inverness. WATERSPORTS

HAWCO SPRINT REGATTA @ Inverness Rowing Club Boathouse. Hosted by Inverness Rowing Club - Scottish and English rowing clubs racing in rowing eights, fours, doubles and singles over a 500 metre course First races start at approximately 10am - last race at approximately 4pm on the west bank of the Caledonian Canal at the Club’s Boathouse approximately 300 metres to the south west of the Tomnahurich Bridge, Inverness.

WED 17 AUG TEAM/RUGBY

TOUCH RUGBY @ Bught Park (by Ice Rink). Men and women, all abilities.

THU 18 AUG

OTHER

NEWTONMORE GOLF WEEK @ Newtonmore Golf Club. Newtonmoregolf.com GENTLEMAN’S OPEN TOURNAMENT @ Grantown-on-spey Golf Club. Grantownonspeygc.co.uk.

FRI 12 AUG ATHLETICS OTHER

NEWTONMORE GOLF WEEK @ Newtonmore Golf Club. Newtonmoregolf.com GENTLEMAN’S OPEN TOURNAMENT @ Grantown-on-spey Golf Club. Grantownonspeygc.co.uk.

SAT 13 AUG ATHLETICS

ABERNETHY HIGHLAND GAMES & CLAN GRANT GATHERING @ Nethybridge.

Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair is Scotland s leading equestrian event, attracting in excess of 37,000 visitors. Olympic medallists compete alongside amateurs in the four International event classes, whilst British showjumping and showing classes provide a platform for riders in other disciplines to compete on Blair s hallowed turf. The Bruadar Country Fair runs alongside the equestrian activities on the Saturday and Sunday, featuring displays of both traditional and more modern countryside pursuits. A large shopping village includes all sorts of attractions and bargains in almost 200 stands.

BLAIR CASTLE HORSE TRIALS AND COUNTRY FAIR @ Blair Atholl.

blairhorsetrials.co.uk

FRI 19 AUG

BATTLE OF THE GLEN #3: @ Ironworks, Sat 03 Sep

ATHLETICS

AVIEMORE BIG SPLASH @ Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore. bigsplashaviemore.co.uk BLAIR CASTLE HORSE TRIALS AND COUNTRY FAIR @ Blair Atholl. OTHER

HIGHLAND SUMMER DARTS CHALLENGE @ The Ironworks, 7pm. SENIORS STABLEFORD OPEN @ Newtonmore Golf Club. Non members £10, Members £7, newtonmoregolf.com

ATHLETICS

TAIN HIGHLAND GATHERING @ Tain, 1pm.

INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS & COUNTRY FAIR @ Blair Castle, 18-21 Aug

SAT 20 AUG ATHLETICS

NAIRN HALF MARATHON @ The Links Nairn, 2pm. Nairnroadrunners.co.uk. BLAIR CASTLE INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS AND COUNTRY FAIR @ Blair Atholl. OTHER

MIXED 18 HOLE OPEN FOURSOMES TOURNAMENT @ Grantown-on-spey Golf Club. £18 per couple. grantownonspeygc. co.uk OUTDOOR

AVIEMORE BIG SPLASH @ Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore. The main event consists of a large ramp on the side of the river Spey from which you can launch off in a variety of contraptions from wheelie bins and shopping trolleys to bikes skis and snowboards. Chuckles Guarenteed. bigsplashaviemore.co.uk. 01479 811 137

Not that theres any sort of combative Highland gene or anything, but these nights of MMA caged fighting at Ironworks are proving pretty popular, so much so that this is the third instalment. AS before, a whole gamut of disciplines are brought to the arena, so expect to see everything from judo and kickboxing to wrestling, jiu jitsu and more. The full line up will be announced shortly at

ironworksvenue.com

HIGHLAND SUMMER DARTS CHALLENGE: @ Ironworks, Fri 19 Aug

OTHER

NEWTONMORE GOLF WEEK @ Newtonmore Golf Club. Newtonmoregolf.com

TEAM/FOOTBALL

ABERDEEN V INVERNESS CT @ Aberdeen. Tough game against NE rivals.

FORRES MECHANICS V TURRIFF UNITED @ Forres Mechanics.

If youre a fan of the arrers, youll have been in tungsten heaven recently thanks to the amount of big name darts players coming to the area and after the success of the first Highlands Darts Challenge in April, this follow up boasts an equally impressive roster. Biggest draw is The Viking, Andy Fordham, but theres also Australias Number One, Simon Whitlock, charismatic Dutchman Co Stompe, World Under 21s Champion Aaron Monk, Mark Webster, Robert Thornton and John Henderson. Plus the opportunity for two local qualifiers to share the stage with household names. Lets! Play! Darts!

HUNTLY V NAIRN COUNTY @ Huntly.

ironworksvenue.com

OUTDOOR

MONSTER SWIM 2011 @ Loch Ness. Swim ROSS COUNTY V QUEEN OF SOUTH @ Loch Ness over a mile or half mile route all in Ross County. aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Open water swimming like nowhere else on earth. For info ELGIN V QUEEN’S PARK @ Elgin, 3pm. see www.monsterswim.co.uk. BUCKIE THISTLE V BRORA RANGERS @ INVERNESS CT V RANGERS @ Caley StaBuckie Thistle. dium, 3pm. First chance of an Old Firm scalp. 01463 222880 CLACHNACUDDIN V DEVERONVALE @ LOSSIEMOUTH V STRATHSPEY THISTLE @ Clachnacuddin. Lossiemouth. COVE RANGERS V FORT WILLIAM @ NAIRN COUNTY V KEITH @ Nairn Country. Cove Rangers. TEAM/FOOTBALL

TURRIFF UNITED V HUNTLY @ Turriff United. GLENURQUHART V LOVAT @ Glenurquart.

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KEITH V INVERURIE LOCO WORKS @ Keith. ROTHES V LOSSIEMOUTH @ Rothes. STRATHSPEY THISTLE V WICK ACADEMY @ Strathspey Thistle. Team/Shinty

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CARRBRIDGE GENTS OPEN @ Carrbridge Golf Club.

Men and women, all abilities.

Sat 03 Sep Athletics

BEN NEVIS RACE @ Fort William. The Ben GENTS HANDICAP 10-24 STABLEFORD OPEN Nevis Race attracts around 500 competitors @ Spey Valley Golf Course. Macdonaldhotels. each year and is one of Fort William’s oldest outdoor activity events in the area. The idea co.uk/aviemore/golf. is simply to run from the Town Park to the INVERNESS CT V KILMARNOCK @ Inverness, summit of Ben Nevis and all the way back again - as fast as you can! Current record is 3pm. 1hr, 24mins!. ELGIN V EAST STIRLING @ Elgin. BATTLE IN THE GLEN 3 @ The Ironworks, 7pm. LOSSIEMOUTH V HUNTLY @ Lossiemouth. Team/Football

Other

NEWTONMORE V FORT WILLIAM @ Newtonmore. BEAULY V STRATHGLASS @ Beauly.

Sun 21 Aug Athletics

BLAIR CASTLE INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS AND COUNTRY FAIR @ Blair Atholl. www.blairhorsetrials.co.uk

Team/Shinty

NAIRN COUNTY V FORMARTINE UNITED @ Nairn County. STRATHSPEY THISTLE V KEITH @ Strathspey Thistle.

Wed 24 Aug Team/Rugby

TOUCH RUGBY @ Bught Park (by Ice Rink). Men and women, all abilities.

Sat 27 Aug Athletics

ACHMONY HILL RACE @ Blairbeg Park Drumnadrochit, 3pm. Glenurquhart-highlandgathering.co.uk. SPEYSIDE WAY ULTRA MARATHON @ Ballindalloch Old Railway Station , 9am. 36.5miles (part of Montane Ultra Marathon Series). speysidewayrace.webnode.com. INVERGORDON HIGHLAND GAMES @ Inver-

LOVAT V KILMALLIE @ Lovat.

Sun 04 Sep Athletics

LOVAT V OBAN CAMANACHD @ Lovat.

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LADIES OPEN @ Newtonmore Golf Club. £10 non members, £7 members newtonmoregolf.com.

KINGUSSIE V NEWTONMORE @ Kingussie.

NEWTONMORE V FORT WILLIAM @ Newtonmore. KINGUSSIE V GLENGARRY @ Kingussie.

Mon 29 Aug

MORAY MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10K ROAD RACE @ Elgin, 9am. Moraymarathon.com. Other

SEPTEMBER 36 HOLE OPEN @ Newtonmore Golf Club. £20 non members, £12 members newtonmoregolf.com.

GRANTOWN TRY TRI @ Craig Maclean CenBUCKIE THISTLE V FRASERBURGH @ Buckie tre, Grantown-on-spey. The Grantown on Spey Triathlon is held in the picturesque capital of Thistle. Strathspey set in the heart of the Cairngorms COVE RANGERS V TURRIFF UNITED @ Cove National Park. The annual summer event attracts competitors with all levels of experiRangers. ence, but is mainly targeted at novices of all ages competing as individuals or in teams of DEVERONVALE V INVERURIE LOCO WORKS three. Triathlon suitable for beginners: 300m @ Deveronvale. swim, 10 mile bike, 3 mile run try-tri.co.uk. KEITH V PETERHEAD @ Keith. Team/Football

Wed 31 Aug Team/Rugby

TOUCH RUGBY @ Bught Park (by Ice Rink).

Outdoor/Walking

GREAT GLEN WAY WHOLE WAY WALK @ Various.


ParaHandy Eden Court and Open Book present

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Eden Court, Inverness Wed 21– Sat 24 Sep 2011 Wed 21 & Fri 23 20.00 / Thu 22 13.30 & 20.00 / Sat 24 14.00 & 20.00 Groups 10+ get one seat free – all performances Tickets and Information 01463 234 234 www.eden-court.co.uk PARA HANDY HAS BEEN FUNDED BY The Highland Arts Programme Creative Scotland Innovation Fund

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Ooh, a very special opportunity to catch a live version of this Lloyd-Webber/Rice groov-eligious musical. To celebrate, we spoke to Eden Court manager and Musical Director, PAUL MCLAUGHLIN:

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What has been your role in this production and how did you come to be involved? I am musical director and conductor of the show. This involved me , as part of the production team , in auditioning and casting the show. I got our brilliant accompanist, Anna Merrouni, on board and we hit the rehearsals running. The job of MD throughout the rehearsal period is to teach the company the music, giving of my musical wisdom and knowledge(!!) and helping them find ways to get the most out of the music for their character. We also do quite a bit of work on techniques to ensure good diction, tuning and production. I’ve put the orchestra together from the great pool of local musical talent that exists up here. This was a bit tricky for me as a “blowin” to the area but with some sage advice from the one or two contacts I had, we’ve got a top group of musicians for the show. My role switches a little bit during the production to that of conductor. A lot of musical theatre shows have their MD playing one of the keyboard parts in the pit but I felt that as this an opera in the true sense of the word, i.e. completely through sung with no spoken dialogue, that it would be better for the company and for the final result, if I conducted rather than played (and my piano playing sucks!). I trained as a conductor so it’s great for me to get back waggling my stick around. Have you ever been involved in a production of JCS before? No. I know this sounds like a pat cliché but it really has been an ambition of mine since I first got involved in musical theatre some 20-odd years ago so I’m absolutely delighted to have been given the opportunity Who are the stars of this show - and where are they from & what do they do in ‘real life’? The show tells the story of the seven days leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus. Much of it is told by Judas Iscariot and the three main characters of the show are Judas, Jesus and Mary Magdelene - MATT TYRER, MARTIN BANNON and SASHA DEVINE. MATT is from South of the Border, now living in Inverness with his wife and young son (and no.2 on the way). He got into musical theatre after doing a lot of blues and rock singing. Was introduced to the local musical theatre scene here by Sasha (Mary Magdalene) with whom he works at SCVO. MARTIN is well known on the Highlands’ music scene as a rock singer with covers band The Fumes as well as his own rock karaoke. Martin also runs quizzes and non-rock karaokes when he’s not being a full time dad. He’s originally from Belfast and has been in Inverness for 7 years. SASHA is also from down south but just north of the Border! Last seen on the Inverness stage as Ensign Nellie Forbush in Inverness Opera Company’s recent production of ”South Pacific”. Sasha has appeared with the Florians, Voiceworks and Starlight’s first outing last year. She also works at SCVO as an office manager.

They are supported by a strong cast of characters including: Pontius Pilate – TREVOR NICOL – another weel kent face on the Inverness stage, first appearing 35 years ago with Inverness High School in their production of “Carmen” – the first amateur show to play Eden Court. Trevor is a records officer with the Council in his parallel life. Caiaphas The High Priest – RICHARD MIEMCZYK Annas, a Priest – PETE BULLOCK – started singing career in bands in the English Midlands. Now in Inverness as a driving instructor King Herod – DOUGLAS YULE – ex Eden Court chairman and a Chartered Surveyor, Douglas has played Herod on two previous occasions – both in an outdoor nativity play version with a slightly different style to this one! There are also an ensemble of Apostles, dancers, “The Mob” and a great group of children who appear in Jesus’ triumphant arrival in Jerusalem – “Hosanna”. Who is the mastermind behind this production - and why? Answer -  During rehearsals for ‘Stage One’ , Starlight Musical Theatre’s first production - a revue style show of numbers from musical theatre, film, and pop, the executive producers of the new company, Andy Warburton, Donnie Matheson and Richard Miemczyk became aware that the performing rights for JCS were to be made available on a very restricted licence basis,  and only until December 2011. The three of them decided to apply for a licence, and were delighted to find that their application was successful and that Colin Marr, Eden Court’s Director would offer them a week in August 2011 to perform the piece. If you had to choose (and you do, coz we’re asking!) - which is better, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music, or Tim RIce’s lyrics? Ah now that’s a tricky one. It really changes from song to song. There is some achingly beautiful music in numbers such as “I don’t know how to love him” and the final orchestral number “John 19:41” The energy and tension ALW creates in the crowd scenes through use of irregular rhythm and clashing harmonies is infectious and the drama in Jesus’ big number “Gethesemane” is truly operatic. However…Tim Rice is a lyrical genius in my book. Herod’s Song has me in stitches every time and the dialogue between Judas and the Priests really gets to the nub of the original text for me. I think I’ll just keep sitting on the fence for this one! What’s your favourite song in the show? No question, “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” but my favourite piece of music to conduct is “John 19:41”. Any special effects / special moments we should look out for? Answer – Don’t want to give anything away here so going to be a bit cagey but I will guarantee tears at the end and Judas’ death will take some by surprise I think. On a lighter note, there are some very clever choreographic moments with King Herod and his boys and girls!

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: Eden Court Empire, Fri 17–Mon20 Aug

Anything else you’d like us to know about it? Although we’ve highlighted the “stars” earlier, JCS really is an ensemble show with most of the company onstage in various guises throughout the production. There is a really good blend of experienced and not so experienced performers in the company and the production team of myself, Director Roma McAskill and choreographer Nicola McAskill, although working together for the first time, have really gelled. We even get to take turn about at being good cop or bad cop! This is going to be a first class production from a vibrant new company (though I say so myself!) and I’m proud to be a part of it.. www.eden-court.co.uk

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UNCHARTERED WATERS Eden Court Tue 26 & Wed 27 Aug Fresh from their appearance at Strathpeffer

Pavilion, All or Nothing & StrangeBird Zirkus

bring their new wave circus theatre to town. Featuring some of Scotland s leading aerial and

circus artists the production consists of three short narratives: An aerial adventure through

the ebb & flow of worlds on the edge of reality; a moment of decision, journeys, a relationship;

and a rope, aerial fabrics and a Chinese pole. A cryptic description perhaps, but youre assured

some spectacular aerial shenanigans with direction from Fringe First winner CHRISTINE

DEVANEY, soundtracks from DAVID PAUL JONES & JYM DALY (Fidget Feet / Loop Guru), lighting design by JEANINE DAVIES, and costume by ANNA COCCIDIFERRO &

CHRISTINE BANKS. Even better, theres the opportunity to try some of it yourself in the

form of AERIAL DANCE WORKSHOPS free with your ticket and offering the promise that you

can climb, swing, suspend, hang and twist your way through the basics of aerial skills. Starting

with a warm-up and conditioning, youll move

onto aerial equipment including cocoon,

rope and fabrics in lessons that are suitable for both complete beginners and those with

some experience. Fear not, the classes arent compulsory, so you can just go along to the

show and be entertained if you like. But, who knows, maybe in the audience theres a star in

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the making just waiting to twirl in the sky.

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WED 03 AUG MUSICAL/OPERA

PIRATES OF PENZANCE @ Logie Steading, 7.30pm. Gilbert and Sullivan from the excellent outdoor theatre company. illyria.uk.com. SCOTTISH SHOWTIME @ The Spectrum Centre, 8.30pm. Variety show of traditional Scottish song and dance, starting at 8.30pm each night.

BLETHERTOUN BRAES SONSIE MUSIC IBF @ Eden Court One Touch, 11.30am. In Blethertoun Braes, kids from 7-11 years are treated to modern poems in the Scots language and introduced to a variety of comical characters. BROOKMYRE AND FRANKS IBF @ Eden Court One Touch, 8.15pm. See Preview P30.

THU 04 AUG

JOHN BYRNE IBF @ Eden Court One Touch, 2pm. Artist, designer, playwright and now PIRATES OF PENZANCE @ Duff House, Banff, writer and illustrator of children’s tales. 6.30pm. illyria.uk.com Inspirational. YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF THE NETHERLANDS: ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL CONCERT: @ Eden Court Empire, 7.30pm. TWELFTH NIGHT @ Brahan Estate, 7.30pm. The 95 strong Youth Orchestra draws young Shakespeare preformed by the best outdoor musicians from all over The Netherlands. theatre company around. illyria.uk.com.

SUN 14 AUG DRAMA

FRI 05 AUG DRAMA

MACBETH @ Eden Court One Touch, 12pm, 7.30pm. Macbeth for the Highlands from Open Book, the theatre company who brought Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to schools and communities across the North in 2010.

SAT 06 AUG

MACBETH @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.30pm.

WED 10 AUG

TUE 16 AUG

TWELFTH NIGHT @ Logie Steading, 7.30pm.

WED 17 AUG MUSICAL/OPERA

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR @ Eden Court Empire, 8pm. SCOTTISH SHOWTIME @ The Spectrum Centre, 8.30pm. Variety show of traditional Scottish song and dance, starting at 8.30pm each night.

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SCOTTISH SHOWTIME @ The Spectrum Centre, 8.30pm. Variety show of traditional Scottish song and dance, starting at 8.30pm each night.

THU 18 AUG

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR @ Eden Court Empire, 8pm.

OTHER

LOUISE WELSH IBF @ Eden Court One Touch, 8.15pm. See Preview P30.. SIMON VARWELL IBF @ Eden Court One Touch, 5pm. See Preview P30. ROB GIBSON -HIGHLAND COWBOYS IBF @ Eden Court One Touch, 6.30pm. Formerly a teacher, Rob is also a musician who knows the power of song.

THU 11 AUG

ANDY WIGHTMAN @ Eden Court One Touch, 5pm. See Preview P30. GALBRAITH AND MCKAY IBF @ Eden Court One Touch, 6.30pm. BRIAN DENOON IBF @ Eden Court One Touch, 8.15pm..

FRI 12 AUG

FRI 19 AUG

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR @ Eden Court Empire, 8pm. OTHER

GIRL’S NIGHT OUT @ Eden Court One Touch, 7pm. Showcasing the very best of fashion, lifestyle, health.

SAT 20 AUG MUSICAL/OPERA

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR @ Eden Court Empire, 2.30pm, 8pm.

WED 24 AUG

SCOTTISH SHOWTIME @ The Spectrum Centre, 8.30pm. Variety show of traditional Scottish song and dance, starting at 8.30pm each night.

FRI 26 AUG DANCE/CONTEMPOARY

UNCHARTERED WATERS @ Eden Court One TOM RENOUF IBF @ Eden Court One Touch, Touch, 9am, 7pm. 6.30pm. Tom Renouf is a Black Watch WW2 veteran who enthusiastically volunteered THE WORLD’S WIFE @ Nairn Little Theatre, before his 18th birthday and returned to his 8pm. home town of Musselburgh, aged 20 having witnessed unimaginable carnage in Normandy, Holland and Germany. UNCHARTERED WATERS @ Eden Court One Touch, 10.30am, 7.30pm. DONALD S MURRAY IBF @ Eden Court One Touch, 5pm. Local author - Donald S Murray is described as having one of the most original and innovative voices in contemporary Scottish CINDERELLA @ Eden Court Empire, 9am Literature. DRAMA

SAT 27 AUG

BEYOND THE BARRICADE: Eden Court Empire, Sat 03 Sep Beyond The Barricade began life back in 1996 after Les Miserables performers Andy Reiss and David Fawcett were asked to stage a charity concert. Not only was it an instant success, but began to take on a life of its own with requests for recreations from all over the UK. It was at this point that they made the wise decision to separate themselves from the plethora of musical theatre shows doing the circuit and give themselves a distinctive identity, using only ex-Les Miserables cast members so that the public were under no illusion as to the quality of the performers . It s not just a selection of Les Mis songs though, with the show featuring loads of favourites from Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Phantom Of The Opera, Love Never Dies, Evita, Blood Brothers, The Jersey Boys and many more hit musical productions, all the singing and every musical note played live, something that s exceedingly rare. And the finale from their beloved Les Miserables is suitably impressive. eden-court.co.uk

Play Pieces THE NEW PURGATORY: Ironworks, Sat 03 Sep, 1pm Ironworks excellent lunchtime theatre season Play Pieces continues with Travellers Follies from Zenwing Puppets on Sat 13 Aug (which we told you about last month) and then, on 03 Sep a fascinating sounding production from Skraelings Theatre Company. Its all about two people, Car and Mac, coming to the island of Firsay to deal with issues from the past of abandonment and, more sinisterly, state-sponsored execution. With just three hours on the island before the tide turns, its a desperate search for answers. Skraelings was set up to develop and produce theatre which is devoted to exploring the issues of Highland culture producing work which is culturally, socially and politically relevant to the Highlands, and thats very much the case here as the two actors use a deceptively simple presentation to address some complicated questions. Food by MacDougall & Hastie - 10% off orders if you bring in a valid ticket. playpieces.co.uk ironworksvenue.com

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SUN 28 AUG

THE WORLD S WIFE Little Theatre Nairn, Fri 26 Aug

DRAMA/KIDS

SAT 13 AUG DRAMA/KIDS

MOOSE IN THE HOOSE SONSIE MUSIC IBF @ Eden Court One Touch, 10am. Great fun, loads of audience participation for young and old and captivating music from two very talented musicians, Jo and Simon. Moose in the Hoose is for children up to 7 years. OTHER

TRAVELLERS’ FOLLIES @ The Ironworks, 1pm. 0871 789 4173

WED 31 AUG MUSICAL/OPERA

RSNO @ Eden Court Empire, 8pm. Mendelssohn Symphony No3 Scottish MacMillan Three Interludes from The Sacrifice SCOTTISH SHOWTIME @ The Spectrum Centre, 8.30pm. Variety show of traditional Scottish song and dance, starting at 8.30pm each night.

After a sell-out show in Findhorn, Thistle Bee Theatre Company will be performing a dramatisation of Carol Ann Duffys collection of poems imagining the wives of famous and mythical men through history. Performers from around Moray have gathered for a performance which promises to be hilarious, powerful, sometimes dirty, sometimes sweet. Tickets are £6 - reserve/buy in advance from Rose on 07969 017977 or thistlebee@hotmail.co.uk


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Tissues And Issues... Hay Fever. Grrr. So. Many. Sneezes. And so much mucus. I remember seeing a documentary once about a type of eel. Its defence mechanism against being eaten was to basically thicken the water around it, stopping the predator getting anywhere near. It was said it could excrete enough slime to turn a five gallon bucket of water into gelatinous goo in just a few minutes. (to save you the bother, I’ve already Googled it; not an eel at all - it’s a fish, a Hagfish, looks like an eel, but it isn’t, check it out on Wikipedia - fascinating creature, but don’t read as far as the part where the explain that in Korea they use the slime in much the same way we’d use egg-whites.) I think this could be the defence system nature intended me to have. A few strategically well placed sneezes and any attacker would be stopped in their tracks. Where does it all come from? That’s what keeps me up at night. Is there a reservoir somewhere in the skull? Does it come up through a tube from the stomach area? Or is it created spontaneously, like Hagfish slime, somewhere between the

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ken kelman ‘Ahh’ and the ‘Tchoo’ of the sneeze? However it’s created it obviously has to be gotten rid of. Sure you could keep it in your nose but it makes your speech all slavery and eventually starts to drip out - not pretty. Have you noticed that toilet roll quickly deteriorates and loses all structural integrity when fully exposed to air? It’s fine when it’s wound tightly on its little roll, but unravel a few feet to keep in your pocket for Hay Fever related emergencies and if you don’t sneeze in the next twenty-four hours you’re in trouble when the bout actually does start. I should have first noticed this phenomenon nearly forty years ago when I was at primary school, but like many, the lesson failed to take hold. It was my turn to read the morning lesson at assembly and I’d been sneezing since I got up at half past seven. Come nine-thirty as I nervously mounted the dais I sneezed yet again. Sensibly, rather than start dripping and slavering, I reached into my pocket where I knew some toilet paper was lurking, pulling it out and preparing to blow I realised that it had disintegrated over-night and was now naught but orange confetti in my hand, by then though it was too late to stop the noseblowing cycle and, much to the horror of everyone present - especially my older sister,

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The Review: CULLODEN HOUSE HOTEL, CULLODEN, INVERNESS 01463 790461 There is something about the CULLODEN HOUSE HOTEL that brings out the ‘Bubbles De Vere’ (Little Britain fans) in me - “Call me Bubbles darling, everybody does!”. The place has that feeling of old money, old fashioned luxury about it. I am afraid I spent rather a lot of my time there having to be restrained from jumping up from the table and shouting “Champagne for everyone darling, we simply must have champagne!”. Sitting in the lounge, surrounded by American tourists lapping up all this ‘Scotch culture’, while waiting to be taken through to the dining room gave me a good feel for the place. It is undoubtedly a beautiful building, decorated and

furnished with suitably interesting antiques. The dining room decor I did find a little overwhelming, the strong terracotta colour clashing a bit with the mismatched chairs and tartan accents around the room. However you do feel as if you are in a house from a different time and place, with not too many modern touches to spoil the illusion (we’ll overlook the hi-fi by the antique sideboard). I’ll get straight onto the food for you to spare you any more ‘très dangereuse ‘ Bubbles speak... My starter was a New Season Pea and Parsley Risotto with Parmesan Crisp. The in-season peas were perfect little bubbles (oh, stop it) bursting with summer freshness. The parsley flavoured the risotto more than one might think it was capable of and this gave the dish a very more-ish savoury aspect. The chef had produced a freshfeeling version with a little

bite - an unusually light take on an often heavy dish. The super-strong garlicky Parmesan crisp on top added an intense, rich element which worked beautifully. My companion chose an Endive, Baby Fennel and Apple Salad with Grain Mustard Dressing. This was a very simple dish and in that way, quite bold. The endive from the chicory family - had a mild aniseed flavour and this was complimented by the cooked baby fennel which was beautifully aromatic. This dish as a whole was very light - no need to go off your diet to eat this one - a subtle dish with tiny hints of power provided by the strong mustard dressing. Interesting. My main course was Courgette Provencal and Goats Cheese Tart with a Garlic and Chilli Emulsion. This was served with crushed fresh peas and new carrots. 47


My first reaction was to be disappointed at the small size of the portion. No, I tell a lie, my first reaction was to be taken aback when the waiter arrived with our dishes and asked “Who’s the tart?” ! So once I ‘d stopped laughing, I thought ‘when is he going to arrive with the rest of the dish?’. No side dish of potatoes arrived, which this dish was crying out for, and I had to make do with my 2 carrots and 2 spoons of mushy peas to accompany my quite modestly sized tart. I have no complaints about what was actually on the plate - all quality ingredients, cooked to perfection - but overall it was ultimately lacking any ‘wow’ factor that you might expect from a £17.95 lunch dish. My partner asked - and was allowed - to order a dish from the dinner menu, he’s fussy like that. It was Tagliatelle of Wild Mushrooms Rocket & Parmesan, Oyster Mushroom

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the back end Veloute. With this one the portion was quite appropriate, so no of a doubt that if you have complaints there. In fact, no any doubts at all about this complaints anywhere as it fruit then this is the way to go was a delicately flavoured dish with it - and the wonderfully peppered with moments of bitter chocolate sorbet, not interest. Like the sprinkling as bitter as all that but oh-so of roasted flaked almonds, rich and satisfying. Individually which crunched satisfyingly all the elements were terrific against the pasta, the generous but added together it was a parmesan shavings and the sensation. This time I wanted plentiful mushrooms all adding more, not because the portion a sense of luxury that lifted this was not big enough but above your common-or-garden because I am greedy. tagliatelle. My partner’s dessert, I for one am usually struggling Elderflower Parfait, at this point but I was more Summerberry Pudding and than ready for my dessert of Elderflower & Strawberry Orange Tart with Candied Liqueur Foam, was also a huge Kumquats and a Bitter success. A masterful summer Chocolate Sorbet. For me this pudding, the Elderflower was the only truly stand-out parfait - served on a to die for moment of the meal - but shortbread round - was maybe what a stand out moment it a touch subtle against it but the was. The sensational texture liqueur added at last a bit of of the orange tart, the zing of ‘wow’ to proceedings. the candied kumquats - and I Retiring to the lounge for can tell you without a shadow


the back end coffee and shortbread is to be recommended; one, because the shortbread is out of this world - and two, because it is so civilised. The surroundings at the Culloden House Hotel, are, of course, grandly beautiful - as a local you expect that. It is relatively expensive - again you expect that. But you also maybe expect something extra to go along with that price tag and luxury. For me, the food did not quite go that extra mile overall, though the service could not be faulted - all staff were professional and amiable. Noticeably we were the only non-tourist diners that day - I suspect they know their market very well and know exactly how to provide the slice of Highland hospitality that the tourists (and the odd Prime Minister) lap up - but that maybe feels a little out of step to the modern Highlander.

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Britain kept popping into my head while I was there. I would have been delighted if the manager had really been eccentric Ray McCooney who runs the Ye Olde Hotel in Scotland and lives in a strange fantasy medieval world, never giving a straight answer to a straight question, “I’m hard yet soft, I am coloured yet clear, I am fruity and sweet. I am jelly. What am I?”. Also, not feeling entirely replete after my meal, I thought of Michael Dinner - a portly old soak, always seen in a posh restaurant ordering a sumptuous meal followed by something ridiculous like Um Bongo or a Lion Bar... Hmm, now I think of it, I could quite go a Lion Bar...

Total for 2 (exc. drinks): £70.15

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THE TREE OF LIFE (12A) (D&S) / (S) Director Terrence Malick I Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain USA I 2011 I 138 mins I www.foxsearchlight.com/thetreeoflife Sean Penn plays Jack, a disenchanted executive, who, at a moment of crisis is transported back to a time of childhood innocence as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt) as well as find answers to the origin and meaning of life.“...visionary cinema on an unashamedly huge scale...” Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian

MON 01 – THU 11 AUG

ONE DAY

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Director Lone Scherfig I Starring Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson USA I 2011 I 107 mins I www.focusfeatures.com/one_day Graduation day, July 15th, 1988: Emma and Dexter begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. Over the course of the next two decades their friendship sustains. The pair meets up each year on the anniversary of their first liaison but could it be that what they’ve been looking for all this time is each other? A heart-warming love story for romantics everywhere, adapted from David Nicholl’s best-selling novel.

FRI 26 AUG – THU 08 SEP

THE SKIN I LIVE IN LA PIEL QUE HABITO (15) Director Pedro Almodóvar I Starring Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes Spain I 2011 I 120 mins (Spanish with subtitles) I www.sonyclassics.com/theskinilivein Almodovar’s latest is adapted from Thierry Jonquet’s novel, Tarantula. Antonio Banderas stars as a brilliant plastic surgeon who sets out to create a new type of human skin which can withstand any kind of trauma. Such a skin would have saved the life of his wife, who was killed in a car accident 12 years previously. His guinea pig is a mysterious and volatile woman (Anaya) who holds the key to his obsession.

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See timetable on back page for screening times HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 (12A) (AD) & (S) & (D&S) www.harrypotter.warnerbros.com Director David Yates Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson UK/USA I 2011 I 130 mins The end begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione go back to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemort’s final horcruxes. When Voldemort finds out about their mission, their biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again. Please note that some screenings of HP will take place in the OneTouch Theatre.

MON 01 – THU 04 AUG

INCENDIES

(15)

www.incendies-thefilm.com Director Denis Villeneuve Starring Lubna Azabal, Méilssa Désormeaux-Poulin Canada/France I 2010 I 130 mins (French, Arabic and English with subtitles) Nominated: Best Foreign Language OSCAR 2011 Winner of 8 GENIE (Canad’s BAFTA) Awards 2011. Twins Jeanne and Simon receive 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 the Middle East, their mothers secretive past reveals an emotionally charged and gut wrenching truth that is deeply-rooted in the country’s tumultuous history.

MON 01 – THU 04 AUG

FRIENDS EVENING PREVIEW

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TUE 09 AUG

MON 01 – THU 04 AUG

BAD TEACHER

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Director Jake Kasdan Starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake USA I 2011 I 91 mins Dumped by her fiancé, work-shy school-teacher Elizabeth (Diaz) finds herself competing with another teacher for the attentions of the nerdy, but handsome new supply teacher (Diaz’s real life ex, Justin Timberlake).

FRI 05 – SUN 07 AUG

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS (12A) (AD) & (S) & (D&S)

www.x-menfirstclassmovie.com Director Matthew Vaughn Starring Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy USA I 2011 I 131 mins Before Xavier and Erik Lensherr adopted the personas of Professor X and Magneto, they were young men discovering their superpowers. At that point they were close friends working alongside other Mutants in an attempt to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. But in the process, a rift between them opened which was to alter the path of their lives forever.

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Director André Øvredal’s thrilling and hilarious tale tells of a group of unlikely heroes who uncover the world of beasts known only to them in childhood tales. Truly original and wildly entertaining, Troll Hunter will make you question your grip on reality.

Director Jennifer Yuh Voices Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan USA I 2011 I 90 mins

BRIDESMAIDS (15)

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www.bridesmaidsmovie.com Director Paul Feig Starring Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne USA I 2011 I 124 mins Billed as the female Hangover, this sharp, funny anti-romcom flips the chick-flick on its head. The antics revolve around best friends Lillian, her Maid of Honour Annie and a troupe of oddball bridesmaids as they indulge in all the pre-wedding rituals you can imagine... and definitely some you can’t – seriously.

FRI 19 – THU 25 AUG

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Director Massy Tadjedin Voices Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington USA/France I 2010 I 92 mins

BEGINNERS (15)

www.focusfeatures.com/beginners Director Mike Mills Voices Ewan McGregor, Melanie Laurent USA I 2010 I 104 mins Based on Mike Mills’ own experiences, this heartfelt tale explores the hilarity, confusion and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver. Having met the bold and impulsive Anna only months previously, Oliver endeavours to love her with all the bravery, humour, and hope that his father, who came out of the closet at 75, taught him.

FRI 05 – THU 11 AUG

JUST DO IT – A TALE OF MODERN-DAY OUTLAWS (12A)

www.takeoneaction.org.uk Director Emily James UK I 2011 I 90 mins With unprecedented access, Emily James (producer of The Age of Stupid) gets inside the largely youth-driven movement that’s threatened to bring down police forces, politicians, multi-national corporations and the media all in the name of climate change. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Emily James.

SAT 13 AUG

Director André Øvredal Starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud

THU 11 AUG 20.30

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Apart for one night, a happily married couple are each confronted by temptation. Flitting between their respective evenings, this sexy, provocative drama examines what infidelity means to different people and how the choices made over the course of an evening can ultimately, change everything – forever.

FRI 12 – MON 15 AUG

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TROIS COULEURS: ROUGE (15) Director Krzysztof Kieslowski Starring Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant France/Poland/Switzerland I 1994 I 99 mins (French with subtitles) The final episode in the Three Colours Trilogy elegantly explores a tangle of themes, focussing on the relationship between a beautiful model (Irène Jacob) who tries to befriend a lonely retired judge. This screening will be introduced by the Inverness Film Fans.

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Po the panda is back! Still living the dream as The Dragon Warrior (alongside his friends) Po is threatened by a sharp new villain, a peacock named Shen who wants to conquer China and destroy kung fu. It’s up Po and The Furious Five to bring down Shen and to save the day once more.

SAT 20 & SUN 21 AUG

LARRY CROWNE

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www.thefirstgrader-themovie.com Director Justin Chadwick Starring Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo UK/USA/Kenya I 2010 I 102 mins In his youth, Maruge was a Mau Mau warrior who fought for the liberation of his country. But when the Kenyan government promises a free education for all, Maruge, now 84, realises he must fight once more, only this time for his right to learn.

FRI 12 – SUN 14 & THU 18 AUG

(12A)

www.larrycrowne.com Director Tom Hanks Starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts USA I 2011 I 98 mins When ‘everyman’ Larry Crowne is inexplicably fired from his job as a store clerk he returns to college, befriends a group of scooter-riding students and develops a real affection for his beautiful speech class instructor, Mercedes Tainot. Charming and smart, Larry Crown could be one of the summer’s surprise hits.

MON 15 – THU 18 AUG

THE FIRST GRADER

LIFE IN A DAY (12A) Director Kevin Macdonald USA I 2011 I 94 mins From Academy Award winning director Kevin McDonald, comes this skilfully edited 90 minute documentary. The film has been edited down from over 4,500 hours of footage submitted to YouTube and filmed on the 24th July 2010. What started out as a startling experiment has developed into an astounding and distinctive cinematic experience.

TUE 16 – THU 18 AUG


book online: eden-court.co.uk See timetable on back page for screening times DIARY OF A WIMPY KID (PG) Director Thor Freudenthal Starring Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron USA I 2010 I 92 mins

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SAT 06 & SUN 07 AUG

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODERICK RULES (U) www.diaryofawimpykidmovie.com Director David Bowers Starring Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick USA I 2011 I 99 mins

Kaplanog ˘lu’s Yusuf Trilogy journeys in reverse chronological order throughout his life. See www.eden-court.co.uk for full listing info.

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Director Kenneth Branagh Voices Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Hemsworth USA I 2011 I 114 mins

FRI 19 - THU 25 AUG

Across the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard, Thor is cast down by his father and forced to live among humans. But Thor soon learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

www.thecrimsonbolt.com Director James Gunn Starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon USA I 2010 I 96 mins

100 years ago Captain Scott, joined by photographer and cinematographer Herbert Ponting, set out on his ill-fated race to the South Pole. The BFI National Archive has restored Ponting’s film using the latest photochemical and digital techniques and the result is fascinating.

FRI 12, MON 15 & SUN 21 AUG

THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER LA PRINCESSE DE MONTPENSIER

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Director Bertrand Tavernier Starring Mélanie Thierry, Gaspard Ulliel France/Germany I 2010 I 139 mins (French with subtitles) Heiress Marie de Mézières is in love with the young Duc de Guise, but is forced instead to marry the Prince of Montpensier. When the new princess finds herself in an isolated castle in the countryside, she becomes caught up in a violent, passionate rivalry between the many men who wish to claim her as their prize.

FRI 19 – THU 25 AUG

Frank (Rainn Wilson) is just a normal guy who, after his wife leaves him for a sleazy drug dealer, starts dressing up as superhero 'The Crimson Bolt'. Frank has no superpowers, but that doesn’t stop his one-man war on crime. A hilarious, if tragic, look a the reality of a life as a superhero.

FRI19 – MON 22 AUG

USA I 1985 I 153 mins Winner: Best Actress Golden Globes 1986 Nominated: 11 Academy Awards 1986 Based on Alice Walker’s novel, Spielberg’s tender interpretation of The Colour Purple is a modern classic.

www.insidious-movie.com Director James Wan Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne USA I 2010 I 102 mins MFR Cash for Kids auction winner Scott Fraser’s Choice. After fleeing their new family home following a series of eerie events, Josh and Renai think they’ve left their spooky past behind. But trouble seems to follow them wherever they go and they slowly begin to realise that it’s not the house that’s haunted...

COUNTDOWN TO ZERO

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http://www.takepart.com/zero Director Lucy Walker Starring Jimmy Carter, Tony Blair, Mikhail Gorbachev USA I 2010 I 94 mins The film traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present. Written and directed by acclaimed Oscar-nominated documentarian Lucy Walker, the film features an array of international statesmen, including former President Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev and Tony Blair. It makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament, an issue more topical than ever with the Obama administration working to revive this goal today.

FRI 26 & SUN 28 AUG

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF! (PG) www.invernessfilmfans.org Director Burt Kennedy Starring James Garner, Joan Hackett USA I 1969 I 88 mins In the old west, a man becomes a sheriff just for the pay, figuring he can quit if things get tough.This film will be introduced by the Inverness Film Fans.

TUE 23 AUGUST

Terrence Malick Season (Director of Tree of Life)

(15)

THU 11 AUG

(15)

Director Steven Spielberg Starring Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery

SUN 07 AUG

SUPER (15)

INSIDIOUS

Christian Bale stars as Bret Easton Ellis’ psycho yuppie.

THE COLOR PURPLE (15)

HONEY

Director Semih Kaplanog˘lu Starring Bora Atlas

Director Herbert G. Ponting Starring Robert Falcon Scott, Herbert G. Ponting UK I 1928 I 108 mins

USA I 2000 I 101 mins

THU 04 AUG

WED 17 AUG

THOR (12A)

THE GREAT WHITE SILENCE (U)

See www.eden-court.co.uk or www.invernessbookfestival.co.uk for full listing info. We hope to be joined by the director, Julie Moggan for a post screening Q&A.

SUN 14 19.15

BAL (PG) Winner: Golden Bear 2010 Berlin Film Festival. www.kaplanfilm.com/en/honey.asp

FRI 12 – SUN 14 AUG

www.bungalow-town.com/GuiltyPleasures.aspx Director Julie Moggan UK I 2010 I 86 mins

MON 15 AUG

www.kaplanfilm.com/en/milk.asp

SAT 13 & SUN 14 AUG

The Mills & Boon Effect (cert tbc)

Turkey I 2007 I 96 mins (Turkish with subtitles)

SÜT (15)

Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg and his older brother Rodrick battle with their parents' attempts to make them friends, although as any siblings know, bonding is not quite as easy as it seems.

GUILTY PLEASURES

THE THIN RED LINE

(15)

Director Terrence Malick Starring Nick Nolte, Sean Penn USA I 1998 I 170 mins

Malick’s adaptation of James Jones” autobiographical novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during WWII.

SAT 20 & SUN 21 AUG

THE NEW WORLD

(12A)

Director Terrence Malick Starring Colin Farrell, Christian Bale USA/UK I 2005 I 150 mins

Drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.

TUE 30 & WED 31 AUG

Staff Pick

BLACK NARCISSUS (U)

Directors Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Starring Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrar

UK I 1947 I 96 mins Cake pusher and programming powerhouse, Roz Bell offers up something a little different for this month’s staff pick, “I went to catholic school in Edinburgh and first saw this film as a teenager – its portrayal of nuns was as far from my experience as it is possible to get! I love the film’s depiction of heat, repressed emotions and the pure melodrama of it all”.

THU 25 AUG


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AUGUST

Sun 07

Mon 01 11.00 16.00 17.45 18.15 19.30 20.15 20.30

Harry Potter& the Deathly Hallows 2 Harry Potter& the Deathly Hallows 2

The Tree Of Life Viva Riva! Harry Potter& the Deathly Hallows 2

Incendies Last Night

Tue 02 11.00 Harry Potter& the Deathly Hallows 2 DREAM & SCREAM 14.00 Incendies 16.00 Harry Potter& the Deathly Hallows 2 19.00 Last Night 19.15 The Tree Of Life 19.30 Harry Potter& the Deathly Hallows 2 Wed 03 11.00 11.30 14.15 16.00 19.00 19.15 19.30

Harry Potter& the Deathly Hallows 2

The Tree Of Life Last Night Harry Potter& the Deathly Hallows 2

Incendies The Tree Of Life Harry Potter& the Deathly Hallows 2

Thu 04 Harry Potter& the Deathly Hallows 2

Last Night DREAM & SCREAM The Tree Of Life Harry Potter& the Deathly Hallows 2

Incendies Last Night Harry Potter& the Deathly Hallows 2

American Psycho The Tree Of Life Beginners Bad Teacher The Tree Of Life Beginners

Sat 06 11.30 13.30 14.00 17.45 18.00 20.30 20.45

Mon 08 11.30 Beginners FRIENDS COFFEE MORNING Tue 09 11.30 Beginners 19.15 The Tree Of Life 19.30 Three Colours: Red Wed 10 11.00 The Tree Of Life DREAM & SCREAM 14.00 Beginners 19.15 The Tree Of Life SUBTITLED 19.30 Beginners 14.00 18.00 18.15 20.15 20.30

The Tree Of Life Beginners Insidious The Tree Of Life Troll Hunter FRIENDS EVENING PREVIEW SCREENING

Fri 12

Fri 05 18.00 18.15 20.15 20.30

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid The Colour Purple Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Beginners Bad Teacher SUBTITLED The Tree Of Life Beginners

Thu 11

SUBTITLED 11.00 11.30 14.00 16.00 18.00 18.15 19.30 20.15 20.30

11.30 13.30 14.00 17.00 17.15 19.15 19.30

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Beginners The Tree Of Life Beginners Beginners Bad Teacher

18.00 18.15 20.15 20.30

The Great White Silence Thor The First Grader X Men: First Class

Sat 13 11.30 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules 13.00 Thor 14.00 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules 17.45 The First Grader 18.00 X Men: First Class 20.00 Just Do It 20.30 Thor Sun 14 11.30 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules 13.00 X Men: First Class DREAM & SCREAM 14.00 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules 17.00 The First Grader 17.15 Thor 19.15 Guilty Pleasures INVERNESS BOOK FESTIVAL 19.45 X Men: First Class

Wed 24

18.00 18.15 20.15 20.45

11.30 14.15 18.00 19.30 19.45

The Great White Silence X Men: First Class SUBTITLED Egg Larry Crowne

Tue 16 19.15 Life In A Day 19.30 Larry Crowne Wed 17 11.30 Larry Crowne 19.15 Milk 19.30 Life In A Day Thu 18 11.30 Life In A Day 14.00 The First Grader 18.00 Life In A Day 19.30 Larry Crowne 20.15 The First Grader Fri 19 18.00 18.15 20.15 20.30

Bal Super Bridesmaides The Princess Of Montpensier

Sat 20 11.30 13.00 14.00 17.30 18.00 20.15 20.30

Kung Fu Panda 2 The Thin Red Line Kung Fu Panda 2 The Princess Of Montpensier Bridesmaids Bal Super

Sun 21 11.30 13.00 14.00 16.30 17.00 19.30 20.00

Kung Fu Panda 2 The Great White Silence Kung Fu Panda 2 The Thin Red Line Bal The Princess Of Montpensier Bridesmaids

Mon 22 18.00 18.15 20.30 20.45

The Princess Of Montpensier Super Bridesmaids Bal

Tue 23 11.30 Bridesmaids DREAM & SCREAM 19.15 Bal 19.30 Support Your Local Sheriff

The New World Bal Countdown To Zero The Princess Of Montpensier The New World

Thu 25 11.30 18.00 18.15 20.15

The Princess Of Montpensier Bal Countdown To Zero Black Narcissus STAFF PICK 20.30 Bridesmaids Fri 26 18.00 18.15 20.30 20.45

One Day The Skin I Live In One Day The Skin I Live In

Sat 27 13.00 13.30 17.45 18.00 20.15 20.30

The Skin I Live In One Day DREAM & SCREAM The Skin I Live In One Day The Skin I Live In One Day

Sun 28 13.00 13.30 17.00 17.15 19.30 19.45

One Day The Skin I Live In The Skin I Live In One Day The Skin I Live In One Day

Mon 29 18.00 18.15 20.30 20.45

One Day The Skin I Live In One Day The Skin I Live In

Tue 30 11.30 The Skin I Live In 19.15 The Skin I Live In 19.30 One Day Wed 31 11.30 14.00 19.15 19.30

One Day The Skin I Live In One Day The Skin I Live In

FRIENDS SCREENINGS exclusive screenings for Eden Court Friends. Friends Coffee Morning – MON 08 11.30 Beginners (15) Film starts 11.30am – Coffee served from 10.30am

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

Mon 15

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

Friends Evening Preview – THU 11 20.30 Troll Hunter (cert tbc) Film starts 20.30pm – Coffee served from 19.30pm 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.

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ICA Magazine - Issue 109- August 2011