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issue 112 NOVEMBER 2011

Café 1 is the sole Highland nomination for a Glenfiddich Award - see details inside...

Trust me – there’s a simple explanation... It’s dance, Captain, but not as we know it. Eden Court 18 & 19 Nov.


Inverness Airport

Highland Christmas Fayre

Sunday, 27th November, 2011 From 10am – 6.00pm Get your Christmas list under one roof – everything from festive fayre, decorations, Christmas cards and much more.... Free coffee and mince pie for the first 100 customers! Free parking and free admission And a special visit from Santa!


ART Mon 21 Nov • Adult Auditions (age 18 +) Inverness Ice Centre • 4pm – 6pm

We are seeking individuals with little or no dance experience to audition for adult Strictly (no life partners), and youngsters of all abilities to audition for Junior Strictly. You must be prepared to commit to the dance tuition required in preparation for the competition, and to fundraising for the benefiting charities – Highland Hospice and Inverness Ice Centre. Please note, no dancing is required at the auditions – just call in to speak to us if you are interested.

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Tue 22 Nov • Junior Auditions (age 6-12)

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Inverness Ice Centre • 6 - 8:30pm

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Further information: Linda Macdonald, Highland Hospice Fundraising Manager: 01463 227 907 or email: l.macdonald@highlandhospice.org.uk

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Strictly Inverness 2012 will be held on 11-12 May 2012. Strictly Junior Inverness will take place on 13 May 2012.


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Exclusively Highlands Christmas Fair

FRI 4 NOV 7.30PM TICKETS £5 / £3

SAT 5 & SUN 6 NOV  10AM - 4PM FREE

Visible Fictions in “The Hunted”

The Ross-shire Ball

TUE 8 NOV 8PM £6

FRI 11 NOV 10PM - 3AM £40, UNDER 21S £30

Join the hunt!

Tickets from Pavilion Office 01997 420124 or

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THURSDAY 12 MAY, 1pm–7pm FREE ENTRY

Dougie AntiquesMacLean Valuation Day

with Bonhams Auctioneers. Organised by Friends of the Pavilion. Valuations £3 per item.

Dates For Your Diary: Richard Smith & Julie Adams

SATURDAY 14 MAY, 8pm TICKETS £14 CONC. £10

8 & 9 Dec: Fabulous guitar and cello – CHRISTMASan GIFT & CRAFT evening of witFAIR and great music.

11 Dec: ROBERT POWELL FRIDAY 20 MAY, 8pm ‘A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS’ TICKETS £12 CONC. £11 31 Dec: HOGMANAY CEILIDH DANCE The

SAT 3 DEC 8PM St Kilda Tapes £17.50 / £16.50 / £6

David Allison with Maeve Mackinnon A thought provoking emotional journey with beautifully evocative live music and film.

Art Paul Rose

Fair THURSDAY 26 MAY, 8pm

A talk from the presenter of BBC’s Britain’s Secret TICKETS £14 CONC. £13 THUR 24 & FRI 25 NOV 10AM - 8PM Seas (showing on BBC2 from Sun 8th May at 8pm) SAT 26 NOV 10AM - 6PM FRIDAY 27 MAY, 8pm SUN 27 NOV  10AM - 2 PM TICKETS FREE “Orange£16.50 Cloud”CONC. £15.50 by Kirstie Cohen

Karen Matheson Band The voice of Capercaillie is joined by James Grant, Donald Shaw and Ewen Vernal.

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SCO Scottish Chamber Orchestra play Rossini, Weber and Prokofiev. Directed by Alexander Janiczek.

What do you expect from your next Conference Venue? Efficient Service? • Friendly & Professional Staff? State of the Art AV Equipment? Good Food? Strathpeffer Pavilion delivers everything you’d expect but with a twist that makes your event stand out from the crowd. The Pavilion is a registered Charity and Social Enterprise which exists to keep the restored iconic Victorian building vibrantly central to Highland life. Your business is supporting its future.

Strathpeffer Pavilion – The perfect venue for the perfect day For more information about weddingsat the Pavilion phone Strathpeffer - We’re Good! Andrew MacRae Pavilion on 01997 420124 Or weddings@strathpefferpavilion.org Tel: email: 01997 420124 • email: enquiries@strathpefferpavilion.org

What’s on at the Pavilion this month? www.strathpefferpavilion.org

With professional soloists.


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THE BACK END: SURFING ........................................P44 KEN KELMAN .............................P45 QR CODES .....................................P45 PROPERTY................................... P46 EATING OUT ...............................P49 ICA BUSINESS.............................P55 MAKING THE MOST...............P57 EDEN COURT FILMS .............P29

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Having A Row? Rowing events plus Santa Run and much more........................p37 Come Fly With Me World class choreography – from Wales. And more.........p40 Online, Unhinged Weird-out web stuff...............p44 Ken Kontinues... Where’s his head at? ............p45 Interiors: Design Classic When coffee and design collide head on..........................p46 Eating Out Food review for your area Heathmount/Mosset Tav. ...p49 Business Events & News Courses, Seminars, etc . .....p55 Eden Court Film Guide Full November film guide plus Film Festival details........p29–36 Local Heroes Vote for the local nominee in national awards.........................p03 Donate to intrepid Death Valley cycle challenge..........p17

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Winter Fun Christmas Lights, Victorian Market fun, Townhouse in Fawkesian flames.....................p24

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Easy Ryder Lout legend brings Madchester vibe north ......p18

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Here Be Dragons ...and Shakespeare too!........p15

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WHAT’S ON: ART . ...................................................P09 FILM ..................................................P12 KIDS ..................................................P15 MUSIC.............................................. P18 SPECIALS ......................................P24 SPORT ..............................................P37 THEATRE .......................................P40

Dog-gone Festival! Inverness Film Festival is back - better than ever.....................p12

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Hola amigos! Welcome to your ICA November 2011 issue. Can’t actually believe it’s near th’end of the year, but it is, and that means loads of fun stuff to come – like the Bonfire & Fireworks Display , Christmas Lights Switch-On, and - you know - Christmas and Hogmanay hot on their heels. But let’s not rush - there be plenty to see and get involved in along the way. We bring you full details of everything doing this month - ranging from Rowing to Clockwork Art to Madchester survivors to Film Festivals to Shakespeare Festivals to Pantos and Alt-Pantos, to Drum’n’Bass pioneers, to Lockerbie Drama to Hormonal Vampires to a zesty Detox to the astonishing dance performance featured out there on the front page. Put down the Christmas list, get reading then start doing.

FEATURES Clockwork Original Last chance to catch the ace Sharmanka exhibit..................p09

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FREAKYFRIDAYS After rooftop screenings and live music in September, there are more Sublime events in Inverness’ Old Town Rose Street car park this winter. IOTA presents a series of unexpected happenings every Friday from 10am – 6pm that will take you on a journey from hell through purgatory to heaven.

Want your car to look like this? GET IN TOUCH! 01463 724383 Friday 18th November / 10am – 6pm / Free DBS Productions presents Faust/us featuring Calum MacAskill. An adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s original play about the tragic history of notorious magician Doctor Faustus. Innovative new solo version of the classic tale fusing animation, mixed media, and physical theatre. Friday 25th November / 10am – 6pm / Free Magician Dean Melville will be infiltrating the area with live performances and giving a tantalising glimpse into the art of illusion and magic. Plus a bewitching film screening. Friday 2nd December / 10am – 6pm / Free Live street art from Team Recoat - a new collective consisting of ten Scottish artists working in the field of street art, graffiti and graphics. The team will be transforming cars on the ground floor all day, get in touch if you’ve got a car you’d like graffiti’d. Plus drop-in workshops, short films and an artists’ talk the night before at IG:LU on Church Street. Friday 9th December / 10am – 6pm / Free Screening of Industrial Revolutions – an amazing new film which captures a sublime and compelling performance from the Highland’s street trials riding star Danny MacAskill. Plus live music from a special guest. Friday 16th December / 10am – 6pm / Free The multi-storey is one of the tallest buildings in Inverness with fantastic panoramic views of the sky. What better place to do some heavenly cloud watching with artists Sundogs (yarnbombing duo Annie Marrs and Jennifer Cantwell) as they take over the building with their Cloudishness.

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Last time Sharmanka (a collaboration between sculptor-mechanic EDUARD BERSUDSKY, theatre director TATYANA JAKOVSKAYA, and light & sound designer Sergey Jakovsky) brought their fabulous automata to IMAG we were positively evangelical about them and this time round the show is even better, transporting you in so many ways. Every 45 minutes the figures crank into action and you watch (on seats from the old Scala Cinema in Strothers Lane) a show that’s like having a pound of cheese before bed, with Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton choreographing your dreams. All accompanied by a haunting musical score to which the creations themselves contribute and lighting that casts extraordinary, expressionist shadows. With the automata incorporating everything from industrial apple peelers to old sewing machines as well as intricate (and often devilish) figures, they’re works of art in their own right, given names like ‘The Singer Tower,’ ‘Winter Tuna Fishing in the Caucasus ,’ ‘His Master’s Voice’ and ‘The Secret Life of Artists.’ But it’s when they come alive that they become truly extraordinary and once seen, they’re never forgotten. Absolutely UNMISSABLE.

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Clockwork Originals

SHARMANKA Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, ends Sat 12 Nov

MARC FRESHPAINT Hung, 04-26 Nov Hung continues to give valuable support and exposure to original talent with a show from a French street artist who’s been living and working in Scotland for the past 12 years. Having dropped out of art school in France, Marc found himself inspired by the “NYC subway renaissance which has now spread as a global art movement”. Though this is an indoor show, his real passion comes from working at the mercy of the elements. The exhibition at HUNG will showcase some older work including collages and inks alongside more recent writings and portraits.

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CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION, Launch Night Fri 11 Nov, 7pm This exhibition will be showing all new original works by local and professional Scottish artists, including Jane MacRae, Fiona Jappy, Anthony Barber, Vicky Stonebridge and many many more. A vintage theme will encompass this exhibition, with some of the artists embracing this idea and producing works along this style. An antique dress exhibition is set to develope further, and with vintage inspired jewellery from several designers and with gallery staff in period costume it will be like stepping back in time! Festivities include in-store demonstrations, live music, charity raffle, delicious Christmas nibbles and refreshments. beaulygallery.co.uk

CASTLE GALLERY MIXED

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION, to 24 Dec, castlegallery.co.uk

EDEN COURT LIFE LINES, to 9 Nov

the character of the captivating Longbird we realise that he is not all he seems. This touching, funny film by one of the country’s most promising young animators is the centrepiece of an exhibition which has a full supporting programme of film-makers past and present from Edinburgh College of Art. The Art Gallery at Inverness Museum becomes a cinema of yesteryear for the purpose with photographs by Tobias Feltus, filmed interviews and other ephemera relating to the film. And, as we saw when we visited the Sharmanka exhibition, they even have the old seats from the Scala in Strothers Lane as a fine trigger for a rush of nostalgia. No lame 3D and dustbin sized buckets of popcorn here thank you very kindly. The Making of Longbird has just won the Short Grand Prix at the Warsaw International Film Festival 2011 and the artist has been nominated for a New Talent Award 2011 by BAFTA in Scotland.

The show features paintings and drawings by Diane Roberts, Leo Sharratt, Carola Splettstoesser and Helen Suzanne, along with ceramic objects by Brigid Sharratt. Although the work on display is diverse, the five are united by a love of nature, particularly the scenery and wildlife of the Highlands and Islands. eden-court.co.uk

and crafts-makers themselves theionagallery.co.uk

KILMORACK GALLERY

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION from 18 Nov, Kilmorack’s 14th Christmas exhibition. With exciting new artists like Eduard Bersudsky, David Cook and Joyce Cairns as well as artists more familiar to the gallery. kilmorackgallery.co.uk

MORAY ART CENTRE

MENIE: A PORTRAIT OF A NORTH EAST COMMUNITY, to 26 Nov, Alicia Bruce is an award-winning photographer who roots her artistic practice in social engagement with communities. Menie: A Portrait of a North East Community is a recent project by the artist, which can be seen in an exhibition of her work at Moray Art Centre. Through the project she highlights the particular situation of the Menie Estate, an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Aberdeenshire coast, and the residents’ protest against Donald Trump’s planned golf course there. Bruce poses her subjects in restaged compositions from celebrated paintings to make memorable and powerful portraits that eloquently make their case. morayartcentre.org

ELGIN LIBRARY

‘GIRL IN THE RED DRESS’ to 11 Nov Contemporary Art by Alanda Streames. ‘MORAY CAMERA CLUB’ 26 Nov - 9 Dec Annual Christmas exhibition.

HUNG

MARK FRESHPAINT, 4-26 Nov, See our Art feature.

SHARMANKA, Gothic Kinetic to 12 Nov Absolutely unmissable. www.sharmanka.com inverness.highland.museum

INCHMORE GALLERY

THESE SHORES, to 12 Nov Ingrid Fraser presents mixed media imagery of the North and East coast shorelines that are prominent in life and reflect creative ponderings of place and self.

ROSE ST CAR PARK

LIVE STREET ART FROM TEAM RECOAT, Fri 2 Dec, a new collective consisting of ten Scottish artists working in the field of street art, graffiti and graphics. The WINTER SHOW AND CD COLLECTION, team will be transforming cars on the 19 Nov - 7 Jan, an exhibition of new ground floor all day, get in touch if you’ve artists and new work along side got a car you’d like graffiti’d. Plus drop-in affordable, fun, smaller pieces of artwork, workshops, short films and an artists’ just perfect for giving or receiving this talk the night before at IG:LU on Church Christmas. inchmoregallery.co.uk Street. For more info or to volunteer your car contact: Susan Christie, KINGUSSIE, susechristie@googlemail.com MORE THAN FLORAL ART EXHIBITION, to 6 Nov WINTER ‘DANCE’ ART EXHIBITION, 11-13 Nov EXHIBITION, Nov 13 - Dec 31, postcardThis exhibition is part of the Strathspe sized paintings by invited artists will all Away Dance Festival. be priced equally and sold anonymously, discovering how much an artist’s name CHRISTMAS MARKETS, 26, 27 Nov & and reputation affects our choice. There’ll 3, 4 Dec Artists’ and craft-makers’ original artwork be a competition for those who think they from around the Cairngorm National Park can identify the artists, and the project will be shown over these two weekends will have a charitable element. ALSO new prior to Christmas this year. Paintings, paintings on a larger scale by Isabell textiles and crafts sold by the the artists Dickson. tore-art-gallery.co.uk

IMAG THE MAKING OF LONGBIRD – A IONA GALLERY, RETROSPECTIVE WILL ANDERSON, 19 Nov - 18 Feb The Making of Longbird seems at first to be a documentary, unveiling archive footage of a Russian animated film from 1911 about a master animator, a work of art and a terrible fire. But that’s not the whole story.

Award-winning Highland film-maker Will Anderson takes up the challenge of reclaiming the lost legacy of the Longbird, blurring the boundaries between fact and fiction and making us believe the unbelievable. In his exploration of

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Menie: A Portrait of a North East Community

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Sat 10:00 -16:00 Admission free

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15.10.11 - 26.11.11 Open Tue to Fri 10:00 -17:00

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2011 INVERNESS FILM FESTIVAL: Eden Court, 09-13 Nov

FILM KIDS

Always one of the most rewarding events in the Inverness cultural calendar, the Film Festival is back for its ninth year. The 2010 fest saw 15 Scottish and three UK premières, Palme D Or entrants and films from Asia, and this year looks like being every bit as good. Highlights this year include a series of shorts featuring an adaptation of Raymond Carver s majestic short story The Neighbours, the Scottish premiere of Take Shelter, winner of two awards at Cannes (and starring the year s fastest rising star JESSICA CHASTAIN), a previously unaired episode of MARK COUSINS towering The Story Of Film and the Bosnian-set The Whistleblower with a fine cast including RACHEL WEISZ, MONICA BELLUCI, VANESSA REDGRAVE and BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH. For full details see pages 33‒36

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ALSO OUT THIS MONTH: THE RUM DIARY (15 tbc)

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JOHNNY DEPP revisits the work of Hunter S. Thompson playing American journalist Paul Kemp who takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1950s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the ex-patriots who live there. Written and directed by BRUCE Withnail & I ROBINSON, it s a project Depp has been working on for over a decade and early reports suggest it s every bit as splendidly unhinged as we d hoped for. TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1(12a)

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Part 1?! Jeez! This means the seemingly interminable saga is going to be around for a while yet. For those that still care, the latest installment finds the Quileute and the Volturi closing in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses different threats to the wolf pack and vampire coven. Good luck with that one. Starring, as ever, ROBERT PATTINSON, KRISTEN STEWART and TAYLOR LAUTNER. Bare chests, fangs and a baby. What could possibly go wrong?...

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INTIME @ Vue Cinema In a retro-future when the aging gene has been switched off, people stop aging at 25 years old. However, stamped on their arm is a clock of how long they will live. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for immortality.

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TOWER HEIST @ Vue Cinema When a group of hard working guys find out they’ve fallen victim to a wealthy business man’s Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence. Starring Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller and Casey Affleck.

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FROM FRI 04 NOV STRAW DOGS @ Vue Cinema

L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.

sion that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.

MON 07 NOV

THE AWKENING @ Vue Cinema 1920, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believed in unravels as the ‘missing’ begin to show themselves.

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IMMORTALS 3D @ Vue Cinema An evil king wants to rain destruction upon humanity. With the Gods unable to intervene, it is for a humble peasant to come to the rescue

TOSCA: FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE @ Vue Cinema Live recording of Puccini’s famous opera, Tosca from the Royal Opera House. ARTHUR CHRISTMAS @ Vue Cinema Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, neverbefore seen answer to every child’s question: ‘So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?’ The answer: Santa’s exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the center of the film is a story about a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mis-

KILL KEITH @ Vue Cinema Welcome to the world of Breakfast TV, with chirpy presenters who wake us up with their positive attitudes and happy dispositions - but something sinister is afoot - there is a killer on the loose, The Breakfast Cereal Killer and few are safe.


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[Senior screening] ARSENIC & OLD LACE @ Nairn Community Centre, 2pm Mortimer Brewster is a newspaperman and author known for his diatribes against marriage. We watch him being married at city hall in the opening scene. Now all that is required is a quick trip home to tell Mortimer’s two maiden aunts. While trying to break the news, he finds out his aunts’ hobby; killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar. It gets worse.

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THE WILDEST DREAM @ Nairn Community Centre. The Wildest Dream uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory’s frozen remains 75 years later.

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50/50 @ Vue Cinema Adam is a 27 year old writer of radio programs and is diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. With the help of his best friend, his mother, and a young therapist at the cancer center, Adam learns what and who the most important things in his life are.

DREAMHOUSE @ Vue Cinema Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling. Starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts.

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MON 14 NOV

TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 @ Vue Cinema

MONEYBALL @ Vue Cinema Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane is handicapped with the lowest salary constraint in baseball. If he ever wants to win the World Series, Billy must find a competitive advantage. Billy is about to turn baseball on its ear when he uses statistical data to analyze and place value on the players he picks for the team.

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WUTHERING HEIGHTS @ Vue Cinema A poor young English boy named Heathcliff is taken in by the wealthy Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte.

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GHOSTBUSTERS @ Vue Cinema A group of scientists studying the occult are thrown out of work and go about setting up their own business: an agency to rid New York of all spookies.

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HILTON COMMUNITY CENTRE

CHRISTMAS CRECHE Saturday 26th November 10am—3pm

Drop your kids off with us, leave them to have fun and be fed, while you go Christmas shopping. Limited spaces for P1-P7 age children, call into the centre now to book your child’s place.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE Saturday 3rd December 11am—2pm

Bring the kiddies along to see Santa in his grotto. Lots of fun, prizes and loads of Christmas goodies to buy including Christmas cards, crafts and hand made items; jewellery; books; toys; sweeties and cakes; smellies; raffles; plus loads more. Contact us now if you want to have a stall. Oldtown Road, Inverness, 01463 712844

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November Films Bright, modern meeting room, at competitive rates. Will comfortably seat 12 people meeting style or 20 people theatre style. Refreshments available in the room

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“Here Be Dragons!”

You can pick any lines at random from Shakespeare and even if you don’t quite understand what they mean, can’t fail to notice the irresistible rhythm of the language. Combine that with some cracking yarns and some sort of explanation for the Bard’s enduring appeal. And once you “get” Shakespeare you’ll be hooked. This is a UK-wide initiative working in partnership with the National Theatre and National Youth Theatre, spreading the word through a combination of teacher training, workshops and student performance in a professional theatre, empowering young people while emphasising the timelessness of the plays. SSF patrons include Dame Judi Dench, Kevin Spacey and Lord Puttnam. You will see some stars of the future, so get along to offer your encouragement.

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SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL: Eden Court OneTouch, Thu 10 Nov

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If there’s one guarantee of excellence in kids’ theatre it’s when the words “a Tall Stories production” are attached. Founded back in 1997 by directors Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell, Tall Stories’ unique brand of physical story theatre has toured from London England to London Ontario, and from the West End to Broadway, taking in Ireland, Poland and Asia en route. Part of that route being the Highlands, with The Gruffalo and Room On The Broom being notable productions up here. THE SNOW DRAGON finds a young goat called, suitably, Billy, preparing for the big night when the creature of the title will bring him goodies and everything he wants, only to bump into some wolves in the woods. Can he escape? And will he get a present after all? Storytelling, comedy and songs create a spellbinding and magical world for everyone aged 3 and up.

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SNOW DRAGON: Eden Court OneTouch, Wed 09 Nov, 1.30 & 4.30pm

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CIVIC BONFIRE & FIREWORKS DISPLAY @ Bught Park, 7.30pm. See P24 - P26.

MON 07 NOV Folk

LIVE LULLABIES @ The Old School, Beauly. Christina Stewart will be singing lullabies from Scottish tradition in Gaelic, Scots and English live in the cafe. Free.

TUE 08 NOV Art

THE HUNTED @ Strathpeffer Pavilion, 8pm. Presented by Visible Fictions. A lone girl dares to be something nobody has been – in a place nobody dares to go. The path is long, there will be trouble ahead and there are things out to get her . . . Take a deep breath, step into the unknown, and be prepared for your world to turn upside down. (recommended age 11+ ). Tickets £6 online via Ticketweb: 24-hr hotline 08444 771000 Venue: 01997 420124

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@ Eden Court, 06 Dec-08 Jan

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VISION MECHANICS: DARK MATTER @ Loch Ness Inn, 7pm, 8pm. A spooky outdoor, site-specific performance for (advisory) 14 . Meet at the Loch Ness Inn, dressed for the worst natural (and unnatural....!) conditions. visionmechanics.org.

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SNOW DRAGON @ Eden Court One Touch, 1.30pm, 4.30pm. See preview P15 VISION MECHANICS: DARK MATTER @ Loch Ness Inn, 7pm, 8pm. visionmechanics.org.

SUN 13 NOV

THE CURIOUS SCRAPBOOK OF JOSEPHINE BEAN @ Eden Court One Touch, 3pm. “The scrapbook is a labyrinth of memories with an abundance of places to hide.” Who is the mysterious Josephine Bean? Show from Shona Reppe Puppets for kids aged six and up. 01463 234 234

SUN 13 NOV

THE CURIOUS SCRAPBOOK OF JOSEPHINE BEAN @ Eden Court One Touch, 3pm. "The scrapbook is a labyrinth of memories with an abundance of places to hide." Who is the mysterious Josephine Bean? Show from Shona Reppe Puppets for kids aged six and up. 01463 234 234

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WED 16 NOV Theatre/Drama

TALL TALES FOR SMALL PEOPLE @ Craigmonie Centre – Drumnadrochit. As a travelling family make their way up to Blairgowrie for the berry picking, they stop for the night and bewitch us with centuries old stories from the world of travellers’ tales. Based on the work of the late Duncan Williamson, the master story-teller and Scottish traveller, Tall Tales for Small People is a beautiful show for all ages. This collection of wonderful stories has been woven into a hugely entertaining tapestry of laughter and adventure. Giggles by the bucket load, a touch of the macabre, magical transformations and fantastic live music bring to life stories such as The Hunchback and the Swan and The Girl and the Boots. 01456 459 224 fran.davidson@highland. gov.uk www.craigmoniecentre.co.uk.

WED 16 NOV Theatre/Drama

TALL TALES FOR SMALL PEOPLE @ Craigmonie Centre – Drumnadrochit.

SUN 20 NOV Art

INVERNESS CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON @ Inverness Town House, 5.30pm. See P24-26.

WED 30 NOV Drama/Kids

SNOW WHITE @ The Little Theatre, Nairn, 7.30pm. Nairn Drama Club presents its 2011 pantomime by Limelight Scripts, directed by Lee Cruickshank, and choreographed by Kayleigh MacRae.

THU 01 DEC

SNOW WHITE @ The Little Theatre, Nairn, 7.30pm.

FRI 02 DEC

SNOW WHITE @ The Little Theatre, Nairn, 7.30pm.

In our grumpier moments we sometimes get a little frustrated that the annual panto is by far the most popular event of the year at Eden Court, but we guess that anything getting people into a theatre has to be applauded. And, of course, the panto invariably proves to be enormous fun. This time round they re doing perhaps the best loved story of all, Cinderella, complete with glass slippers, the Fairy Godmother, a pumpkin stagecoach and Prince Charming. And, courtesy of the Ugly Sisters you even get two Dames for the price of one. This year s show will once again be directed by and star panto favourite Iain Lauchlan alongside a fantastic professional company and a host of local children. There are plenty of ticket offers for previews, school groups, families and the like, so check online for details. eden-court.co.uk 01463 234 234

ELGIN WINTER FEST CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH ON @ City Centre, 26 Nov 10am

Elgin BID go all out with this year s Christmas Light Switch On event, with lots and lots to do all day! Special Christmas market from 10am. Range of musical entertainment from 12noon. Reindeer parade at 2pm and finally the lights go on at 5pm. elginbid.co.uk for more info.


Now the winter nights are drawing in most of us tend to slip into a natural hibernation mode, snuggling up indoors and taking it easy. Not Team Focus, aka Christine Robertson, John Macrae and Alistair Davidson, who instead will be cycling for five days, starting on 05 Nov, through America ’s Death Valley, covering 266 miles and climbing to 5500 ft. All to raise funds for Highland Hospice and Epilepsy Scotland. Christine explains her personal reasons for taking part in what sounds like an extraordinary event. “Two of my sons were diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 16 and we are very committed to fundraising to enable this Charity to carry on its work promoting awareness, education and providing support for the 40,000 people in Scotland with the condition. Cycling Death Valley is going to be a tough personal challenge for me as before I started training I had not been on the road on a bike for 25 years.” Ali has a bit more experience of cycling which he hopes will come in useful. “In 2010 and 2011 John and I were part of the Focus Vehicle Rental team which took part in the Black Isle Cycle Challenge,” he recalls. “This planted the seed that I should take on something more challenging, which cycling Death Valley will undoubtedly be. The Highland Hospice has always held a special place in my heart having cared for my father before he passed away in 1997.” John Macrae’s attitude shows that it’s never too late to aim for something new. “The challenges whilst training for the 266 mile cycle have greatly improved my fitness and changed my life for the better. With the support of everyone who sponsors my team mates and I, we will help to make a small difference to our chosen charities.” Three local people doing something admirable to make a difference. And to their even greater credit, they’re financing everything themselves so all the money donated goes straight to their chosen charities. To find out more, see photos & track them along the way, or simply donate visit: deathvalleycycle.co.uk

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HEBRIDES ENSEMBLE: Eden Court OneTouch, Mon 07 Nov

CLASSICAL

FILM

An unusual programme in that it concentrates on American composers, showcasing some of the pioneering creations produced from those shores in the twentieth century and making for an evening that should attract an audience eager to experience something that comes with both playfulness and invention. So you’ll get CHARLES IVES’ witty and zany Piano Trio contrasting with the darker Voice of The Whale by GEORGE CRUMB, an atmospheric and enigmatic composition with the masked performers bathed in blue light. And perhaps the most notable US composer of all, STEVE REICH, whose minimalist New York Counterpoints and Road Movies are not only invigoratingly bold (the former is a work “for clarinet and tape”) but also hypnotically rewarding. Not perhaps your typical classical night out, but a smart piece of EC programming that explores some new horizons. eden-court.co.uk

KIDS

JANI LANG BAND: Eden Court OneTouch, Sun 06 Nov

FOLK

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There’s always something pretty life-affirming about the traditional sounds of Eastern Europe and the music seems to have a particular resonance in these parts. A táncház (translation: dance house) is a ‘Hungarian Cèilidh’ where people gather to enjoy, dance or to learn traditional dances and tonight (possibly for the first time) Inverness will host one, led by Hungarian fiddle player JANI LANG and his band. He’s charmed and entertained audiences all over the world and now it’s our turn to celebrate another perspective on the music of the Balkans. We’re expecting something pretty special. eden-court.co.uk

SUNRISE: A Song of Two Humans Eden Court OneTouch, Sat 12 Nov

SPORT

A few months back Eden Court audiences got the chance to witness JAZZ+ musician Steve Severin providing a live score for a film and now it’s the turn of the GRAEME STEPHEN QUINTET to do likewise, this time to accompany Frank Murnau’s SUNRISE, considered by many to be the finest silent film ever made by a Hollywood studio. Award winning Aberdeen-born guitarist Stephen has composed a powerful score to the Oscar-winning tale of a married man persuaded to drown his wife by a dangerous new lover. Incorporating influences from folk, classical and jazz, he’ll be joined by CHRIS STOUT (violin), BEN DAVIS (cello), PHIL BANCROFT (saxophone) and CHRIS WALLACE (drums/percussion) for what should be a treat for both eyes and ears.

THEATRE

GOLDIE: Ironworks, Sat 26 Nov

CLUBBING

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It’s quite a month for reformed bad boys playing Ironworks. Elsewhere you can read about two such examples in the form of Shaun Ryder and Craig Charles, but GOLDIE might have made the transition most adeptly of all. Born in Birmingham, he was in care all his life, with four different foster parents, creating a self-reliance that’s flooded his entire career. And what a career. At its apex is his role as the Godfather of drum’n’ bass, but his other accomplishments are staggering: historical graffiti artist (covering his estate with over 60 murals by the age of 17); acclaimed fine artist; alchemist selling gold teeth in New York; author; orchestral conductor; part-time Hollywood actor; gossip column mainstay; ‘Eastenders’ character; reality TV and documentary star; yoga enthusiast... But never, ever forget the music. He’ll be spreading the Metalheadz D’n’B word from behind the decks and we’ll 18 be reminded why that irresistible rumble of noise remains his heartbeat.


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CLASSICAL SAT 05 NOV CLASSICAL

JAZZ SPACE WEEKEND FESTIVAL @ Merkinch Community Centre, 11 & 12 Nov

MUSIC

A new venue and an interesting concept, with the aim of making jazz more accessible and opening it up to a whole new audience. Beginning in January, The Supper Club will provide an opportunity to socialize, drink, eat, dance and make merry whilst listening to some great live music, from both local and bigger name jazz acts. They ll be serving a light supper (for those who call their dinner/tea such a thing) which can be enjoyed before the gig and up to the interval. And, as a preview of what to expect, they re putting on a special launch weekend in the 200 capacity venue featuring a wide range of acts from the cutting edge new Jazz of BBC Best New Band Brass Jaw (pic) to the Dance Swing of Rick Taylor s All Star Global Swing Band. Sounds like a welcome addition to the Inverness live music scene. thejazzspace.com

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BIM MOZART REQUIEM WEEKEND 2011 @ Black Isle Leisure Centre. The grand BIM Mozart performance will feature not just the Requiem but also the lovely Ave Verum, the Overture to Il Seraglio and favourite arias from Mozart’s other operas. There is a fine line-up of soloists, two of whom performed in the hugely-popular Messiah Project in 2009: renowned mezzo-soprano Alison Wells, and much-loved baritone Richard Morrison. They are joined by young and talented soprano Joanna Weeks and the splendid tenor Jamie MacDougall, best known for his shows on BBC Scotland and as one of the Three Scottish Tenors. On the Saturday night, participants and audience alike can get into the mood for Mozart with a special screening of ‘Amadeus’ at 7.30 in Fortrose Community Theatre. Tickets from the Black Isle Leisure Centre (01381 621252) or ‘Off the Peg’ in Dingwall. blackislemessiah.co.uk or 07778 922 407.

SUN 06 NOV

BIM MOZART REQUIEM WEEKEND 2011 @ Black Isle Leisure Centre.

MON 07 NOV

HEBRIDES ENSEMBLE @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.30pm. See P18. THE SUTHERLAND DUO @ Inverness Town House, 1pm. At One with Music - presents Harriet Mackenzie (violin) and Christina Lawrie (Piano) performing works by Brahms, Elgar and Sarasate.

THU 10 NOV

LIZ MCLARDY @ Invergordon Academy, 7.30pm. Invergordon Arts Society event. Liz Mclardy:soprano, with James Ross:clarinet and Yoko Misumi:piano.

SAT 12 NOV

CULBIN SINGERS FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT @ St Laurence Church Forres, 7.30pm. Admission £7.00. Tickets from members; Gazette Office, Forres; R&R Urquhart LLP Solicitors in Forres, Nairn and Inverness; Sound and Vision, Elgin; Bookmark, Grantown-on-Spey.

TUE 15 NOV

RED HOOK RAPIDS & JOSEPHINE SILLARS @ Glachbeg Centre, 7.30pm. And Local Musicians.

WED 16 NOV

ICM CONCERT SERIES: VIDA GUITAR QUARTET @ Inverness Town House, 8pm. The Vida Guitar Quartet brings together four guitarists of exceptional ability and virtuosity sharing a passion for chamber music. Mark Ashford, Mark Eden and Christopher Stell are all on the teaching staff at Birmingham Conservatoire of Music, and Helen Sanderson is Artistic Director of the International Youth Guitar Festival. They’ll be playing music by Bizet, Gershwin,Turrina

and others. invernesschambermusic.co.uk. THE VIDA GUITAR QUARTET @ Inverness Town House, 7.30pm. Britain’s most exciting guitar ensemble playing works by Bizet, de Falla, Gershwin and others as well as music from their acclaimed new CD ‘Love The Magician’.

FRI 18 NOV

THE ART OF MVSICK @ Brodie Castle, Forres, 7.30pm. The Art of Mvsick performs songs, instrumental music and readings from 17th-century Scotland to recreate an evening of words and music such as might have been enjoyed in a Scottish castle 350 years ago.

SAT 19 NOV

HANDEL, MOZART AND SCHUBERT @ Eden Court Empire, 7.30pm. Handel: My Song shall be Alway Mozart: Solemn Vespers, K. 01463 234 234 THE ROYAL QUARTET WITH ALESSANDRO TAVERNA @ Nairn Community Centre. Shortlisted by the Royal Philharmonic Society as one of the three most outstanding chamber groups to appear in the UK in 2006, the Quartet was established in 1998 and has since gained a reputation as one of the world’s most interesting and dynamically developing string quartets of the young generation. 01667 453476

SUN 20 NOV

DING DONG MERRILY OLD HIGH @ Old High Church, Inverness, 6.30pm. You are invited to join Santa and his friends for a traditional Christmas Carol Singalong! invernessfestivals.com.

FRI 25 NOV

MORAY CONCERT BRASS FUNDRAISING CEILIDH @ Elgin Town Hall. Tickets £8 from Luigi’s Chip Shop or at the door. Featuring ‘Hale Jing Bang’ ceilidh band. Licensed Bar. For more info see www.morayconcertbrass.co.uk.

SAT 26 NOV

LA SERENISSIMA : VIVALDI MAESTRO DE’CONCERTI @ Eden Court Empire, 8pm. Formed in 1994 for a single performance of Vivaldi’s La Senna festeggiante (RV 693), La Serenissima are now widely recognised as one of the leading exponents of Vivaldi’s music. This evening’s repertoire sees Vivaldi’s best known work, Four Seasons, as well as one of his fantastic ‘Paris’ concertos and three virtuosic concertos for soloist and orchestra, including a revival of the recently discovered flute concerto Il Gran Mogol. 01463 234 234

SUN 27 NOV

CAROL CONCERT @ Eden Court Empire, 3pm. Get into the mood for Christmas with the ever popular Highland Hospitals Christmas Carol Concert when the talented NHS choir, made up largely of nurses and doctors, present and past perform many well loved carols. 01463 234 234


‘TRAVELLING BY TUBA’ @ Invergordon Academy, 7.30pm. Invergordon Arts Society event. Chris Cranham – tuba Stewart Death – piano. OPERA ALBA @ Inverness Town House, 8pm. Quartet of highly experienced opera singers, superbly accompanied, presenting for Inverness Chamber Music a seasonal repertoire from the fields of opera, operetta, Gilbert and Sullivan, songs from the shows and well-loved music from around the world. The quartet of sopranos Jenny Wilson Best and Daisy Henderson, tenor Adam Magee and baritone Steven Faughey are regular performers at the major opera houses in the UK and their pianist, Derek Clark is Head of Music for Scottish Opera. The voices produce a wonderful blend of rich timbres, entertaining audiences with quality singing, humour and eloquent stage presence. A great starting point for anyone wanting to experience opera.

THU 08 DEC

SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE CANDLELIT CONCERT @ Eden Court One Touch, 8pm. Concert by Candlelight with Jonathan Morton, violin Includes works by Purcell. 01463 234 234

CLUBBING FRI 04 NOV CLUBBING

DJ FOLEY BEAR @ Smith & Jones, 8pm.

SAT 05 NOV

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

LLOYD DANIELS (XFACTOR) @ Miami Nightclub. Another X Factor face makes an appearance. LITTLE BIG SATURDAY - DJ LBC @ Smith & Jones, 8pm.

SUN 27 NOV

CASH KARAOKE WEEKEND WARM DOWN @ Smith & Jones, 8pm.

SAT 03 DEC

XMAS SOUL CITY LIVE @ The Ironworks, 9pm. Soul afficionado Craig Charles returns to the Ness to spin some of his fave tunes. From stand-up poet supporting the likes of Teardrop Explodes in his native Liverpool, Charles has established himself as an actor (with obligatory offthe-rails moments) and most recently as a DJ, his 6 Music show being essential for soul afficionados and entry-level listeners alike. If this is as good as his last visit we’re in for a treat. 0871 789 4173

CLUBBING REGULARS » WED

MIGHTY 118 @ MIAMI The big mix of party pop and rnb.

FREE B4 11. £1 AFTER. DRINKS FROM £1.18

WEDNESDAY WONDERLAND @ SMITH & JONES 8PM

» THU

MIGHTY 118 & ALLOTTRHYTHMAN @ MIAMI Alottarhythm intelligent grooves pop and rnb. FREE B4 11. £1 AFTER. DRINKS FROM £1.18

I LUV RNB @ NOVA 2 dj’s, 2 styles, new & old skool RnB from 10pm

BONFIRE NIGHT CLUB M @ Mosset Tavern, Forres, 11.30pm.

» FRI

DJ L.B.C @ Smith & Jones, 8pm.

DJ SI @ The Auctioneers.

FRI 11 NOV

DJ FOLEY BEAR @ SMITH & JONES, 8PM

HEADROOM @ Cake Nightclub, Inverness. A night of hi-energy cosmic beats with special guest DJ : DHARMA (resident DJ at Mezcal in Edinburgh) Plus local support from: urora, Juste and Eron. VDJ: Pluto.

SAT 12 NOV

DANYL JOHNSON (X FACTOR) @ Miami Nightclub. Appearance from one time X Factor competitor. LITTLE BIG SATURDAY - DJ LBC @ Smith & Jones, 8pm.

SAT 19 NOV

LITTLE BIG SATURDAY - DJ LBC @ Smith & Jones, 8pm.

SUN 20 NOV

CASH KARAOKE WEEKEND WARM DOWN @ Smith & Jones, 8pm.

SAT 26 NOV

GOLDIE @ The Ironworks. One of the godfathers of British dance music. 0871 789 4173

DMFAO ( Dance My F***in Ass Off) @ MIAMI FREE B4 11. £1 AFTER. DRINKS FROM £1.18

» SAT

MIAMI’S SOUND MACHINE @ MIAMI

£3 B4 11. £6 AFTER. GUESTLIST: miaminightclub.co.uk

CLUB ANTHEMS @ NOVA 30 years of dance floor fillers with dj tiny tim open from 10pm. DJ SI @ The Auctioneers.

» SUN

THE MIGHTY 118 'PRES THE NESS FACTOR WITH SI PAUL @ MIAMI YOUR CHANCE TO WIN £1000

FOLK

BRUCE MOLSKY @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.30pm. Alone or with fellow musicians; guitar, fiddle, or banjo in hand, Bruce Molsky has been exploring traditional music from an astonishingly broad range of cultures over the past two decades - synthesizing them and refracting them through his own evolving sensibilities. 01463 234 234

WED 09 NOV

BRUCE MOLSKY @ Universal Hall, Findhorn, 7.30pm.

THU 10 NOV

FOLK NIGHT WITH KENNY JAMIESON @ The Waterfront, 8.30pm.

FRI 11 NOV

FEIS ROIS IS 25 ! @ Eden Court Empire, 7.30pm. Fèis Rois closes its 25th anniversary year with an amazing line-up of musicians at this very special concert. 01463 234 234 SALSA CELTICA @ The Ironworks, 7.30pm. Salsa Celtica’s synthesis of Scottish and Irish traditional music with all the Latin American elements of salsa has taken them and their music all over the world. In the last ten years the group has been a hit equally at major celtic, jazz, world music and salsa festivals. 0871 789 4173

SAT 12 NOV

HIGHLAND SHOWTIME @ Eden Court Empire, 7.30pm. A fantastic line-up of the Highlands and Islands’ finest talent. 01463 234 234 FRED MORRISON BAND IN CONCERT @ Bogbain Farm. A night not to miss! The legendary piper Fred Morrison brings his wild, inventive playing to Bogbain – the Jimi Hendrix of the bagpipes! bogbainfarm.com. 01463772800 FOLK/ROCK

SKERRYVORE @ Universal Hall, Findhorn, 8pm. Skerryvore create a unique fusion between traditional music and the urban sounds of rock and funk. They feature soul-gripping songs, blazing bagpipes, fiddles and accordions.

WED 16 NOV

SHOOGLENIFTY AND PLAN B @ Universal Hall, Findhorn, 7.30pm. Highly acclaimed dance company plan B return to the UHall and invite us to join them for an explosive, toetapping, foot-stomping night-out.

THU 03 NOV

THU 17 NOV

MON 07 NOV

MON 21 NOV

FOLK

FOLK NIGHT WITH KENNY JAMIESON @ The Waterfront, 8.30pm.

LIVE LULLABIES @ The Old School, Beauly. Christina Stewart will be singing lullabies from Scottish tradition in Gaelic, Scots and English live in the cafe. Free.

TUE 08 NOV

MUSIC

WED 07 DEC

FOLK NIGHT WITH KENNY JAMIESON @ The Waterfront, 8.30pm.

AFRICAN AND AFRO – LATIN DRUM AND PERCUSSION @ Forres Academy, 7.15pm.

WED 23 NOV

LITTLE FIRE AKA JAMIE

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MCGEECHAN @ The Market Bar. Young singer songwriter from Ayr who’s attracting lots of good reviews. 01463 233292

THU 24 NOV

FOLK NIGHT WITH KENNY JAMIESON @ The Waterfront, 8.30pm.

FRI 25 NOV

MYSTIC SHOES @ The Market Bar. 01463 233292 FOLK/ROOTS

CAHALEN MORRISON & ELI WEST

THE TWILIGHT SAD Folk/Rock

@ Ironworks, Tue 15 Nov

MUSIC

The very first song The Twilight Sad ever wrote was called That Summer At sHome I Had Become The Invisible Boy , marking the move from the tried and trusted covers routine to something altogether more ambitious. And it found the band from Kilsyth signed to Fat Cat and showcasing a distinctive Scottish take on shoegazing courtesy of their terrific debut album, Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters . For the follow up, Forget The Night Ahead , they continued to indulge an experimental urge, even incorporating the sound of fire extinguishers into their proceedings, but for their new album, No One Can Ever Know they ve finally managed to give some shape to their relentlessly quixotic energy, making their best record yet. Overseen by none other than Andy Weatherall in the loose role of advisor cum antiproducer , they re drawing on the influence of post-punk synth bands this time round, inspired by the likes of Magazine, Cabaret Voltaire, Fad Gadget and, perhaps most effectively, Public Image Limited. Like Glasvegas, they make no attempt to sing in anything other than Scottish brogue, their sound being all the better for it and suggesting they re on the brink of something pretty spectacular.

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IN CONCERT @ Bogbain Farm. With a handful of acoustic instruments and the clear harmonies of bluegrass song traditions, Cahalen and Eli have created an entirely new strain of roots music. Their sound crosses the warmth old-time with the fierceness of bluegrass, and high lonesome harmonies that would fit into any evening at the Opry. 01463772800

SAT 26 NOV FOLK

SID INNES @ The Market Bar. 01463 233292

WED 30 NOV

THE GREAT CANADIAN SONGBOOK @ The Ironworks. Canada has produced three of the most influential musicians of all time in Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, brought together here in a tribute from Keith James. he’ll be providing personal interpretations of their songs as well as showing a documentary on the life and work of Ms Mitchell. We’re hoping for Hallelujah, Big Yellow Taxi and Needle And The Damage Done to put in an appearance. 0871 789 4173

FRI 02 DEC FOLK/ROCK

WOLFSTONE @ St Christopher’s Chapel, Gordonstoun School, Nr Elgin, 7.30pm. As vibrant and as exciting as ever their unique blend of electric and acoustic guitars, fiddle, pipes and pulsating percussion, all combined with a dynamic stage presence www. thegcs.org.uk for more details. Tickets available from www.thebooth.co.uk.

ROCK FRI 04 NOV ROCK/COUNTRY

THE GALIPAYGOS @ The Market Bar. Fine local band.

SAT 05 NOV ROCK

ANKOR LIGHT & FRIENDS @ Coffee Affair, Church Street. LEWIS HAMILTON AND THE BOOGIE BROTHERS @ The Market Bar.

WED 09 NOV

ANDY DUNCAN @ The Market Bar.

FRI 11 NOV

BUZZ @ The Market Bar.

SAT 12 NOV

NAKED RED @ The Market Bar. ANKOR LIGHT & FRIENDS @ Coffee Affair, Church Street. SHAUN WILLIAM RYDER @ The Ironworks, 7.30pm. See P19

TUE 15 NOV

THE TWILIGHT SAD @ The Ironworks. The best young band in Scotland? We’d say so. 0871 789 4173

WED 16 NOV

FERGUS AND GREG @ The Market Bar.

FRI 18 NOV ROCK/METAL

TEN TONNE DOZER @ The Market Bar. Five piece metal band from Shetland. And that’s not something you get to see every day. Don’t miss.

SAT 19 NOV ROCK

ANKOR LIGHT & FRIENDS @ Coffee Affair, Church Street. BIRO @ The Room. Black Isle Rock Orchestra. ASHTON LANE @ The Market Bar. Country rock from Esther O’ Connor and her band.

SUN 20 NOV

GLEN TILBROOK @ The Ironworks, 7.30pm. Glen Tilbrook was responsible with Chris Difford in Squeeze for co-writing some of the finest British pop songs of all time, so hopefully the likes of “Cool For Cats”, “Up The Junction”, “Tempted” and “Pulling Mussels From The Shell” will get an airing alongside his impressive solo work. If you saw him at Bella a couple of years back, you’ll know that he still possesses a rare talent. And some fine between-song stories. 0871 789 4173

WED 23 NOV

ELECTRIC SIX @ The Ironworks, 7.30pm. Best known for Danger! High Voltage & Gay Bar, they’ve still got a loyal fan following and a relentless energy. Check out their album “I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me From Being The Master” Top Stuff. 0871 789 4173

FRI 25 NOV ROCK/POP

LADY GAGA TRIBUTE @ Mosset Tavern, Forres. A tribute to the Gaga. Surprising that there aren’t more people around paying homage to one of pop’s smartest cookies. Perhaps you just can’t get the meat dresses these days. £8.00 - Meal and show £21.95 (very limited places). Over 18’s. WOODENBOX @ Ironworks. Expect the sextet to play plenty of favourites from their “Home And The Wildhunt” debut album as well as stuff from their eagerly awaited follow up, recorded at Chem 19 Studios with producer Paul Savage.

SAT 26 NOV ROCK

ANKOR LIGHT & FRIENDS @ Coffee Affair, Church Street. THE MASTER BLUES BROTHERS @ The Smithton Hotel. Come dressed as a Blues Brother and get a free drink. Three live sets plus resident DJ.£12.50 01463 791999.

WED 30 NOV

FERGUS AND GREG @ The Market Bar.

THU 01 DEC

THE UNDERTONES @ The Ironworks, 7.30pm. Sans Feargal these days, but still possessed of some the finest punk


FRI 02 DEC ROCK/COUNTRY

THE GALIPAYGOS @ The Market Bar. Fine local band.

SAT 03 DEC ROCK

DECADE EXPLOSION @ Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort, 8.30pm. Musical Entertainment which takes the whole family on an unforgettable journey through the disco seventies, the electric eighties, and the hits topping the charts today. Telephone: 01479 815 123 www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/Aviemore.

Arranger Teacher with a 6 piece all star band. Jazz Space Festival Launch Weekend event.

SUN 13 NOV

DAVID MILLIGAN AND COLIN STEELE @ The Stables, Cromarty, 4pm. An afternoon of the coolest jazz around. Tickets priced at £10/£8 and £3 for children. MISC.

MODS VS ROCKERS SHOW @ Eden Court Empire, 7.30pm. “The Mods” play music by The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Small Faces, The Kinks, The Doors, early Pink Floyd, and many more. 01463 234 234

THU 17 NOV

FOLK

ROCK

DOUGIE MACLEAN @ Strathpeffer Pavilion, 8pm. Popular singer/songwriter who penned Caledonia. Tickets from Booth Scotland and Ticketweb - also Ticketweb 24-hour hotline 08444 771000, from June’s Card Shop in Dingwall and Pavilion 01997 420124. 01997 420124

VINTAGE TROUBLE @ The Ironworks, 7.30pm. If you caught them at Bella you’ll understand just how well they reshape the spirit of great sixties soul into something of the 21st century sublime. 0871 789 4173

FRI 18 NOV FOLK

JAZZ.WORLD.OTHER THU 03 NOV CLASSICAL

THE CHINA PROJECT @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.30pm. Internationally renowned as gifted musicians of the highest calibre, the Silk String Quartet has gained a profile as one of Europe’s best professional Chinese ensembles for classical and contemporary music. 01463 234 234

FRI 04 NOV JAZZ/WORLD

HOT SEXY LATIN DANCE PARTY @ Victoria Hall, Cromarty, 8pm. With Bachata King Tony Lara and his partner. Tickets on sale online at www.salsanorth.co.uk or call Jermaine on 07803 706842 to reserve your place.

SUN 06 NOV

THE JANI LANG BAND @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.30pm. Hungarian fiddle player who will be joined by some of the finest musicians from Scotland and Hungary for a “Hungarian ceilidh”. 01463 234 234 THE NESS RIVER RHYTHM KINGS @ Eden Court. Thirty years performing the best in Dixieland Jazz from the 1920’s and 30’s. 01463 234 234 MISC.

THE ILLEGAL EAGLES - THE ‘CLASSICS’ TOUR @ Eden Court Empire, 8pm. Well regarded Eagles tribute combo. 01463 234 234

FRI 11 NOV JAZZ/WORLD

JAZZ SPACE @ Merkinch Community Centre . Jazz Space aims to produce and promote events that create a space and make a place for experiencing live Jazz.

SAT 12 NOV

THE SOUND MEN @ Merkinch Community Centre , 3pm. Isaac Sutherland and Hamish Roberts. Afternoon concert. RICK TAYLOR @ Merkinch Community Centre , 8pm. Trombonist Composer

EDDI READER PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS @ Eden Court Empire, 10am, 4.30pm, 8pm. Eddi Reader was brought into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and their single ‘Perfect’ and parent album First of a Million Kisses which both topped the British charts. 01463 234 234

MON 21 NOV MISC.

ROCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR @ Eden Court Empire, 3pm, 5.30pm, 7.30pm. Sends shivers down the spine with spookily convincing portrayals of musical giants, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran and Jerry Lee Lewis. 01463 234 234

WED 23 NOV

THE BLUES BAND @ Eden Court Empire, 8pm. Still going strong after 18 albums and always well received up here. 01463 234 234

FRI 25 NOV

DENNIS ROLLINS’ VELOCITY TRIO @ Eden Court Empire, 8pm. Kicking, hard-swinging, fit and funky, Dennis Rollins’ Velocity Trio presents a unique trombone-Hammond organ-drums lineup honouring the jazz tradition whilst pushing it forward. 01463 234 234

REGULARS

BILLY MORRISON @ Market Bar. Every SUN - MON - TUES ROBIN AND BILLS @ Market Bar. Every THURS ROCK KARAOKE @ NOVA. Every THURS. The famous rock karaoke returns to where it all started but bigger and better with all drinks £1.99 and open till 3 am. MORAY JAZZ CLUB @ Elgin City Fc Social Club, 7.30pm. Every THURS. Performers include a number of excellent local musicians and guests from further afield who play a wide variety of jazz.

HOOTS Folk/Rock

ROUNDUP

Funnily enough, Hoots always seems to be most enticing in the winter months; a refuge from the elements and plenty of opportunities to warm up by bouncing around. And there ll certainly be a lot of that going on this month. Kicking off with the reliably boisterous punk of the mighty SIGNAL at Mad Hatters on Fri 04 Nov. Support from SEED OF SORROW ensures a top night. DAY OF DAYS also look worth checking out at Mad Hatters on Fri 18 Nov, the Glasgow/ Perthshire combo armed with some nifty songs that should appeal to fans of We Were Promised Jetpacks and their ilk. Sat 26 Nov sees ICA favourites HE SLEPT ON 57 at Mad Hatters heading towards the end of what s been a pretty impressive year for them with growing panache, while we re already excited about THE MOUSE THAT ATE THE CAT (pic) on Fri 02 Dec, an electronic duo made up of Colin Keenan of Drive-by Argument and Brian Henderson of The Dykeenies. Downstairs, Hootananny provides the usual emphasis on the more traditional end of the spectrum, though there are some intriguing bookings, most notably RED SKY JULY on Wed 16 Nov. They re an alternative country combo, founded by Texas guitarist Ally McErlaine; his wife Shelly Poole, a former member of the fondly remembered Alisha s Attic; and Charity Hair, formerly of The Alice Band. You ll hear everything from gentle folk to bluegrass stompalongs

MUSIC

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inverness winter festival By the time you read this you ll be wrapping up warm and preparing to head out the door to the always excellent BONFIRE & FIREWORKS at Bught Park (05th Nov, 7pm). Watch out for a whole night of special V For Vendetta themed goings on around town too and a screening of the ďŹ lm itself at IG:LU at 9pm.

SPECIALS

The Countdown to Christmas will get underway on Sun 20th Nov at the Town House with a celebration to mark the SWITCHING ON OF THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS by Provost Jimmy Gray and Santa Claus. This year s show will contain a mixture of Christmas carols and Traditional Scottish music from 5.30pm and will feature a spectacular projection show by Arts in Motion which will bring the Town House to life with animations just in time for the arrival of Santa Claus and members of the cast of this year s Eden Court Theatre Cinderella . Following the switching on of the Lights, Santa and the Provost will lead the crowd down Church Street to the Old High Church where the traditional Children s Christmas Carol Concert Ding Dong Merrily Old High will take place at 6.30pm.

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open for shopping as it should be! If awards were given for the most photographed shops in our city, there would be little doubt that those in the Victorian Market would win by a mile. Every century or so though, give or take twenty years, the roof of the Victorian Market in Inverness needs to be replaced; and this winter the Highland Council as Trustees of the Inverness Common Good Fund are investing £900,000 to ensure that this wonderful facility is there for future generations to enjoy.

Naturally working on a roof requires the old arcade to have some scaffolding erected, but business will continue as usual and we re even promised a few seasonal interior flourishes. Away from the hustle and bustle of the corporate world of the Eastgate Centre, the Victorian Market offers shopping at a gentler pace with much friendlier shopkeepers and a proper Christmas spirit. Also, make sure to look upwards at the model railway travelling round the whole market. It ll be there from 1st Dec onwards.

SPECIALS

Last time the replacement of the roof was required in dramatic circumstances as the Market had just been devastated by a terrible fire; but thankfully this time around things are more organised; and it is business as usual in the original heart of the Inverness City Centre Shopping district.

They ve also teamed up with ICT to offer your kid a very special chance... Especially for the youngsters (Primary School kids only), we are pleased announce a very special Inverness Victorian Market Competition. If you would like to be the mascot at one of the ICT Games below, all you have to do is to complete the form, don t forget your parent/guardian s signature and which game you d like to be the mascot at. Then just post it through Santa s Competition Door in the Victorian Market before Saturday 12th November at 5pm. The mascot package includes a strip, stadium tour including into the dressing rooms to meet players and get photographs, a warm up on the pitch with the players, walk out with the players at the start of the game, half time refreshments and a certificate signed by Terry Butcher. The mascot will receive 4 Main Stand tickets for the game for the mascot plus 3 guests and has a choice of running out at one of the following games; 10th December - ICT v Dundee United 24th December - ICT v Aberdeen 2nd January - ICT v St Johnstone 21st January - ICT v Hearts 28th January - ICT v St Mirren.

Name __________________________________ Age _______ School __________________________________ Address _________________________________ _______________________________________ Home Tel Number ________________________ Parent s Signature

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EVEN MORE EVENTS!!!

WINTER WONDERLAND

Sat 10 & Sun 11 Dec, Whin Park

Last year Four Calling Birds and hundreds of families enjoyed Rudolph s Winter Wonderland in Whin Park. This year the show promises to be even more spectacular - so wrap up warmly and come and enjoy a brilliant night out for toddlers. Rudolph and his reindeer friends will again be paying their annual visit to Inverness for their pre-Christmas rest and once again thousands of folk are expected to turn out to great them. Also appearing will be the Salvation Army Band, Fly Agaric Stilt Walkers and members of the Inverness Festivals Ceilidh Band. An impressive floodlit show brings Whin Park to life and enables hundreds of the smaller members of our community to let off some serious steam!

For more details and to see a video of last year s event, go to invernessfestivals.com

RED HOT HIGHLAND FLING

31 Dec, Northern Meeting Park Arena

Inverness plays host to the biggest free Hogmanay party in Scotland and this year s event looks like being even better than ever. Hosted by funnyman Craig Hill, gates open at 7.30 and the timings of the event are scheduled to allow people to get the very best from the night, with top Celtic Rock act WOLFSTONE headlining at 10.15pm, their homecoming being the first time they ve played Hogmanay here. HOODJA kick things off at 8pm with their high octane traditional ceilidh sounds, followed at 9.15 by BAGS OF ROCK fronted by Gregor James, former lead guitar from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. If you decide to stay for the bells, they ll be accompanied by one of the most impressive traditional bands around, SKERRYVORE. Alcohol is available on site, with nips at midnight, so don t go bringing your own. And remember to wrap up warm. More about what s bound to be a spectacular Hogmanay night, including an interview with Craig Hill, in next month s issue.

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FASHION SHOW @ Eden Court, 7.30pm. Organised by McEwans of Perth to raise funds for Help For Heroes.

THU 03 NOV

THE RNLI IN MORAY @ Lossiemouth Library. Adam Roberts will be delivering an evening talk on the history of the RNLI presence along the Moray coast.

FRI 04 NOV

CANCER RESEARCH FASHION SHOW @ Barn Church, Culloden, 7.30pm. Come along and see the fantastic clothes the shop has to offer which are available to buy on the night as well as various other goods. Tickets are available from the Cancer Research UK shop, Inverness, June's Card Shop, Dingwall, Strathpeffer Pavilion or 07734 225 315. FASHION SHOW @ Strathpeffer Pavilion, 7.30pm. By Cancer Research UK and Friends of the Pavilion. 01997 420124 MY LADYE NEVELLS BOOKE @ St Ninian’s Church Hall, Nairn, 7.30pm. Talk by Chris Bank. nairnliterary.org.uk. SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES @ Birnie Village Hall Near Elgin, 7.30pm. www.sigmaastro.co.uk. UNITED HIGHLAND CHARITIES ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CARD STALL @ Eastgate Centre, Opposite Waterstones. BRAINGAME @ The Ironworks, 7pm. Teams of six are invited to participate in this challenging and hugely popular long-established Highland Hospice general knowledge quiz. The winning team wins the coveted Highland Hospice shield.To register a team call 01463 227913.

SAT 05 NOV Annual

ELGIN ROTARY CLUB BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY @ Cooper Park, Elgin, 6.30pm. Bonfire lit at 6.30, followed by spectacular fireworks display. INVERNESS THERAPY CLINIC OPEN DAY @ Inverness Therapy Clinic. Charity

ROTARY FIREWORK DISPLAY & BONFIRE @ Cooper Park, Elgin. Elginrotary.co.uk. GUY FAWKES NIGHT HOSPICE CHARITY DANCE IN MEMORY OF PAMELA FRASER @ National Hotel Dingwall, 8pm. An evening of good tunes, memories and fun. Acts so far confirmed: Jamie B, Susanna Wolfe, Solid Ground, Fi5her. Tickets are £10. Fancy Dress optional. Dance to raise funds for the Pamela Fraser Fund at Highland Hospice, set up in remembrance of a funny,beautiful and loving young Dingwall girl by her family. Misc

Institute. Variety of therapies, stalls and readers. Admission free.

SUN 06 NOV

SAT 19 NOV

Annual

Charity

BLITZ AWARDS 2011 @ The Ironworks, 4.30pm. End of year celebration for Inverness' American Football team. www.invernessblitz.co.uk. 0871 789 4173

HIGHLAND HOSPICE CHRISTMAS FAYRE @ Highland Hospice Netley Centre. Range of craft stalls and children’s activities. Entry £3 for adults and free for children under 16. Includes sandwiches, home baking and your chance to meet Santa! 10am – 12.30pm.

Charity

Misc

EXCLUSIVELY HIGHLANDS CHRISTMAS FAIR @ Strathpeffer Pavilion.

MON 07 NOV

JUST TAKE THE CHILDREN TOO @ Boat Of Garten Community Hall, 7.30pm. ‘The joys and hazards of taking children on roundthe-world travel’ by Margaret Farquharson. Admission £5.

WED 09 NOV Charity

INVERNESS COLLEGE BEAUTY DEPARTMENT BEAUTY CONTEST & COFFEE MORNING @ Inverness College, 9.30am. All funds donated to L'Arche, a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities. A range of mini treatments, coffee, tea, home baking will be on sale & a raffle. L'Arche will be selling their own crafted goods such as candles, cards and woodwork. THE WORK OF THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN, EDINBURGH @ Nairn Community Centre, 7.30pm. The Highland Rock Garden Club hosts an illustrated talk by John Mitchell, senior staff member. 01320 366246.

SAT 12 NOV Annual

MODELFAIR 2011 @ Elgin Town Hall, Elgin. Attracting over 1,200 visitors this is the premier model show in the North of Scotland, run over two days and incorporating a wide variety of hobby modellers and collectors. Expect to see railway layouts and memorabilia, radio controlled aeroplanes, scratch built model boats and ships, dolls houses, computer simulators, digital slot car racing, static model road vehicles from yesteryear, war gaming battle scenarios, Meccano models (static and working), pictorial displays illustrating the local heritage railways, and a variety of craft demonstrations. Misc

WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP @ Strathpeffer Community Centre. www.strathpeffercommunitycentre.org.uk

SUN 13 NOV

MODELFAIR 2011 @ Elgin Town Hall, Elgin.

WED 16 NOV

LOST RAILWAYS OF THE HIGHLANDS @ New Millburn Academy Assembly Hall, 7.30pm. Talk by Julian Holland, Author and Photographer. invernessfieldclub.org.uk.

THU 17 NOV

EXCLUSIVELY HIGHLANDS CHRISTMAS FAIR @ Strathpeffer Pavilion. Exclusively Highlands specialises in gathering artisans from across the Highlands to exhibit and sell their wares in beautiful venues. 01997 420124

FROM MUCKLE FLUGGA TO THE MULL OF KINTYRE @ Lower Town Hall, Dingwall , 7.30pm. A tour through Scotland’s Islands, Dingwall Field Club talk by Norman S Newton. spanglefish.com/DingwallFieldClub.

CIVIC BONFIRE & FIREWORKS DISPLAY @ Bught Park, 7.30pm. See P27.

FRI 18 NOV

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT FAIR @ Fochabers

Church Hall, Nairn. Nairn Literary Institute Talk by Dr Kenny Taylor. nairnliterary.org.uk.

THE AURORAS – SCIENCE, MYTH & MAGIC OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS @ St Ninian’s

Misc

EXCLUSIVELY HIGHLANDS EDEN COURT CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND FOOD FAIR @ Eden Court Bishops Palace.

SUN 20 NOV

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON @ Inverness Town House, 5.30pm. See P24 EXCLUSIVELY HIGHLANDS EDEN COURT CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND FOOD FAIR @ Eden Court Bishops Palace.

THU 24 NOV

Annual

STRATHPEFFER PAVILION ART FAIR @ Strathpeffer Pavilion. Popular annual event, organised by Friends of the Pavilion, at which more than 100 artists offer for sale around 400 original works of art, plus artists' prints and cards. 01997 420124

FRI 25 NOV

STRATHPEFFER PAVILION ART FAIR @ Strathpeffer Pavilion. Misc

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR @ Brodie Castle, Forres. Exclusive Highlands return for the ever popular craft fair over three days with additional craft stalls at the Stables on Saturday and Sunday.

SAT 26 NOV Annual

STRATHPEFFER PAVILION ART FAIR @ Strathpeffer Pavilion.

SPECIALS

WED 02 NOV

ROTARY CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL @ Fort William, Nevis Centre. Christmas Festival, organised by the Rotary Club of Lochaber. VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR @ Brodie Castle. STRATHPEFFER FOOD & CRAFT MARKET – CHRISTMAS MARKET @ Strathpeffer Community Centre. Charity

HIGHLAND HOSPICE ANNIVERSARY BALL – ELVIS: THE VEGAS YEARS @ The Drumossie Hotel, 6.30pm. Popular annual themed ball. Three course meal and entertainment from Elvis impersonator Robbie West and the band Slinky. Tickets £80 from Amanda Mackay on 01463 227913. PORTFOLIO PREPARATION WEEKEND @ The Stables, Cromarty. cromartyartstrust.org.uk.

SUN 27 NOV Annual

STRATHPEFFER PAVILION ART FAIR @ Strathpeffer Pavilion. VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR @ Brodie Castle.

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cinema@ 01463 234 234 www.eden-court.co.uk

DRIVE (18) Director Nicolas Winding Refn I Starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks USA I 2011 I 100 mins I www.drive-movie.com Best Director: Cannes 2011 Ryan Gosling stars as a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver in the criminal underworld of L.A. But when a job goes horribly wrong, he ends up on the run with his beautiful neighbour Irene and her son and the only way to keep them all alive is to do what he does best – drive. With a pulsating soundtrack and an opening sequence which has you clinging to your seatbelt, Drive is one of those films that simply MUST be seen in the cinema.

FRI 04 – TUE 08 NOV

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (15) Director Lynne Ramsay I Starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller UK/USA I 2011 I 112 mins Adapted from Lionel Shriver's bestselling novel Lynne Ramsey (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar) directs Tilda Swinton in a breathtakingly fragile performance as Eva, a concerned mother who finds it near impossible to connect with her son, Kevin. When Kevin is 15, he commits an unthinkable crime and Eva searches within herself for an answer to the question of whether, as his mother, she is responsible for his actions. Chilling, captivating and exquisitely directed.

THU 17 NOV (FRIENDS PREVIEW SCREENING), FRI 25 NOV – MONDAY 05 DEC

MELANCHOLIA (15) Director Lars Von Trier I Starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany I 2011 I 136 mins I www.melancholiathemovie.com Best Actress: Cannes 2011 Film Festival Justine’s impending wedding is quickly sliding towards disaster. Her parents are fighting, her arrogant boss is causing trouble and she’s struggling to manage her own depression. On top of all this, a Planet called Melancholia has appeared in the sky and is on a collision course with Earth – the apocalypse looms.

FRI 18 – THU 24 NOV Welcome to the Robertson Screens. At Robertson we’ve always been a keen supporter of the arts: from brass bands to theatre shows to music festivals and now cinema. We helped to redevelop Eden Court and we’re proud that we can continue to work in partnership with them by sponsoring the cinemas. We hope you enjoy your film. robertson.co.uk Robertson – Investing – Building – Caring


TOMBOY (U)

THE SMURFS (U)

THE SILENCE

Director Céline Sciamma Starring Zoé Héren, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson

www.smurfhappens.com

DAS LETZTE SCHWEIGEN (15)

Director Raja Gosnell Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays

www.das-letzte-schweigen.de (foreign language site)

USA I 2011 I 102 mins

Director Baran Bo Odar Starring Ulrich Thomsen, Sebastian Blomberg

France I 2011 I 84 mins (French with subtitles) Ten year old Laura has moved into a new neighbourhood. Mistaken for a boy by a group of potential playmates, Laura decides to become Michael and soon attracts the attentions of Lisa. But what will happen when Laura’s unsettling secret is finally revealed? From Water Lillies director Céline Sciamma, Tomboy continues her fascination with gender identity and the codes that society instils in us from a young age.

TUE 01 – THU 03 NOV

TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY (15) www.tinker-tailor-soldier-spy.com Director Tomas Alfredson Starring Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Colin Firth UK/France I 2011 I 127 mins Directed by Let The Right One In director, Tomas Alfredson, this gripping new adaptation of John le Carré's Cold War-era espionage classic follows Middle-aged British intelligence operative, George Smiley (Gary Oldman) who’s trying to uncover the identity of a Soviet Mole within the highest echelons of MI6.

TUE 01 – THU 03 NOV

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (12A) (AD)

On the run from evil wizard Gargamel, the Smurfs escape through a portal connecting their village with New York City. As they wreak havoc in the home of their bemused hosts, they search for a way back to their Smurfy kingdom before their deadliest enemy tracks them down.

SAT 05 & SUN 06 NOV

MADEMOISELLE CHAMBON (12A) Director Stéphane Brizé Starring Vincent Lindon, Sandrine Kiberlain

MON 14 – WED 16 NOV

France I 2009 I 101mins (French with subtitles)

PERFECT SENSE

Middle-aged, happily married, construction worker, Jean has a chance encounter with his son’s teacher, Veronique and the pair make an instant connection. A stuttering love affair soon develops and ultimately they must decide whether to follow their hearts or say goodbye... Another elegant and subtle film from French writer/director Stephane Brize.

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE (12A) (AD&S) www.crazystupidlove.warnerbros.com

MON 14 – FRI 18 NOV

FRI 04 – TUE 08 NOV

Director John Requa, Glenn Ficarra Starring Ryan Gosling, Steve Carrell, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone

USA I 2011 I 104 mins Scientist Will Rodman is experimenting with a drug he hopes will cure his father's Alzheimer's disease. Initially his work is deemed a failure but Caesar, an infant chimp who was exposed in-utero to Will's drug, begins to display unusual intelligence. When a group of captive chimps are exposed to the same drug, high speed evolution and a battle for freedom begins. Truly a rare beast – an intelligent Hollywood blockbuster.

Forty something Cal Weaver has a good job, nice house, beautiful wife and great kids. But when his wife files for divorce, his “perfect”, life quickly unravels and he’s suddenly thrown into the unfamiliar territory of single-dom. With the help of successful womaniser, Jacob, Cal re-invents himself. But despite finally reaching Casanova status, his heart keeps leading him back home... From the makers of I Love You Phillip Morris.

YOU INSTEAD

USA I 2011 I 117 mins

FRI 04 – TUE 08 NOV

30 MINUTES OR LESS (15) (15)

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www.sigmafilms.com/films/perfect-sense/ Director David Mackenzie Starring Eva Green, Ewan McGregor Germany/UK/Sweden/Denmark I 2011 I 92 mins As a scientist, Susan spends her life searching for answers to important questions but this devotion comes at a price. Completely immersed in her career, she’s given up searching for other things that life offers, such as love. All that changes when she meets Michael, a talented chef who makes her question her priorities. So far, so good, but what happens when an epidemic begins, causing people to lose their senses one by one...

www.apeswillrise.com Director Rupert Wyatt Starring James Franco, Andy Serkis, John Lithgow

WED 02 & THU 03 NOV

Germany I 2010 I 118 mins (German with subtitles) This striking debut, following on from European crime thrillers such as The Killing and Wallander, delves into the psyche of detectives and criminals to deliver a chilling tale of murder and betrayal. When 13 year-old Sinikka goes missing, the crime scene is identical to that of the unsolved murder of a young girl 23 years earlier. Convinced that history is repeating itself, a retired detective is determined the killer won’t escape justice for a second time.

www.30minutesorless.com (AD&S)

A LONELY PLACE TO DIE (15) Director Julian Gilbey Starring Melissa George, Ed Speleers, Eamonn Walker, Sean Harris UK I 2011 I 99 mins During a climbing holiday in the Scottish Highlands, five friends discover a young Serbian girl who’s been kidnapped and buried alive. But when they rescue her and begin their descent, they soon realise there’s more to contend with than just the forces of nature – the kidnappers are hunting them down and this time they won’t be taking any prisoners.

SAT 19 – WED 23 NOV

CONTAGION (12A) (AD&S)

www.sigmafilms.com/films/you-instead/ Director David Mackenzie Starring Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena

Director Ruben Fleischer Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride

UK I 2011 I 80 mins Indie star Adam arrives at T in the Park for his gig but when he’s handcuffed to punky girl-band leader Morello, initial frustration gives way to the stirring of genuine feelings. A free-wheeling rock ‘n’ roll love story shot at T in the Park in the summer of 2010.

Delivering pizza is about as exciting as it gets for Nick, until he’s kidnapped by two wannabe criminal masterminds, has a bomb strapped to his chest, and ordered to rob a bank or else he’ll explode! With the clock ticking, he and best buddy, Chet soon find themselves having to deal with the police, hired assassins and flame-throwers. From the makers of Zombieland – very funny.

Starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Kate Winslet USA/United Arab Emirates I 2011 I 106 mins A lethal airborne virus that kills within days is sweeping across the globe and as the epidemic grows, the world-wide medical community races to find a cure. But panic spreads as quickly as the virus itself and soon society, and humanity with it, begins to fall apart.

MON 14 – THU 17 NOV

FRI 18 – THU 24 NOV

FRI 04 – TUE 08 NOV

Germany/Canada/USA I 2011 I 82 mins

www.contagionmovie.warnerbros.com Director Steven Soderbergh


THE HELP

(12A)

www.thehelpmovie.com/us Director Tate Taylor Starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard USA/India/United Arab Emirates I 2011 I 146 mins

In 1960s Mississippi, society girl Skeeter returns from college with dreams of being a writer. She turns her small town on its head by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Initially only Aibileen will talk, but soon more women come forward, and as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say...

INVERNESS FILM FANS Adventure www.invernessfilmfans.org

A selection of excellent films chosen by the Inverness film fans featuring award-winning actress and local favourite – Tilda Swinton. Don't forget you can also see Tilda this month in the much anticipated We Need To Talk About Kevin

YOUNG ADAM (18) Director David Mackenzie

WARREN MILLER –

THE WAR ZONE

LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW warrenmiller.co.uk/

Starring Ray Winstone, Tilda Swinton, Lara Belmont Italy/UK I 1999 I 98 mins

TUE 22 NOV & THU 08 DEC

Director Luca Guadagnino

TUE 15 NOV

I AM LOVE IO SONO L’AMORE (15) Starring Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic Italy I 2009 I 119 mins Italian, Russian and English with subtitles)

Director Gavin O’Connor

TUE 29 NOV

EUROPE LOVES CINEMA THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY (15) Director Ken Loach Starring Cillian Murphy, Liam Cunningham Ireland/UK/Germany I 2006 I 126 mins

SLEEPING BEAUTY (Cert tbc)

THU 03 NOV

www.sleepingbeautyfilm.com

TALK TO HER HABLE CON ELLA (15)

Producer Jane Campion Director Julia Leigh Starring Emily Browning, Rachael Blake Australia I 2011 I 101 mins Rich clients pay premium prices to have their sexual fantasies fulfilled in this haunting erotic fairytale. New to this secretive world, beautiful young student Lucy, is given sleep-inducing drugs which render her unconscious during the sexual encounters – but she soon begins to question exactly what is happening to her and becomes determined to uncover the truth... Contains scenes of an explicit sexual nature.

FRI 25 NOV – THU 01 DEC

Staff Pick

TANGO & CASH (15) Director Andrei Konchalovsky Starring Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell USA I 1989 I 101 mins

For film details, the festival trailer and for tickets visit www.adventurefilmfest.co.uk

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www.warriorfilm.com

FRI 25 – WED 30 NOV

20.30 Tickets £5.00

Director Tim Roth

Your annual opportunity to enjoy Warren Miller's latest snow-packed adventure-fest, and win prizes. See website for full details. Tickets £8.50

USA I 2011 I 139 mins Tom Hardy (Inception) and Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom) star as estranged brothers facing the fight of a lifetime as they enter Sparta – the biggest martial arts competition in history. Each wants to triumph, but there can only be one winner.

The Adventure Film Festival showcases the best in extreme sports and adventure films.

UK/France I 2003 I 97 mins

TUE 01 NOV

Starring Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte

MON 07 NOV 120 mins

Starring Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan

FRI 18 NOV – THU 01 DEC

WARRIOR (12A)

Film Festival 2011

The annual French film festival will be showcasing the very best in French cinema throughout the UK from 09 November to 06 December and Eden Court cinema are delighted to be part of this celebration once again. For full details of all FFF films please see our website www.eden-court.co.uk

2 FROGS IN THE WEST 2 FROGS DANS L’OUEST (FFF 15) www.2frogs.ca/2frogs/ Director Dany Papineau Starring Mirianne Brûlé, Dany Papineau, Jessica Malka Mexico/USA/Canada I 2010 I 97 mins (French with subtitles)

THU 17 NOV

BEIRUT HOTEL (FFF 18) Director Danielle Arbid

www.sonyclassics.com/talktoher Director Pedro Almodovar Starring Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti Spain I 2002 I 112mins (Spanish with subtitles)

SUN 06 NOV

HIDDEN CACHÉ (15)

www.sonyclassics.com/cache Director Michael Haneke Starring Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche France/Austria/Germany I 2005 I 118 mins (French with subtitles)

MON 14 NOV

Ealing Comedy Season (Continued) KIND HEARTS & CORONETS (U)

A relatively recent arrival to our ushering gang, affable, accommodating, all round good guy, Dyett, gets the staff pick this month, “This was my favourite film growing up. It was at the peak of 80s action films and has two of the best action characters of the time. It has everything from comedy, to blossoming relationships, and some cracking one liners. Come and enjoy the FUBAR action!”

Director Robert Hamer Starring Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood UK I 1949 I 106 mins Perhaps the most perfect of all the Golden-Age Ealing comedies, Kind Hearts and Coronets famously featured Alec Guinness in eight different roles as the unsuspecting members of the aristocratic D’Ascoyne family – bumped off one by one by the scheming, outcast cousin of the family: Louis Mazzini.

MON 28 NOV

SUN 06 & MON 07 NOV

Starring Darine Hamze, Charles Berling France/Sweden/Lebanon I 2011 I 99 mins (French and Arabic with subtitles)

SUN 20 NOV

THE NAMES OF LOVE LE NOM DES GENS (FFF 15) www.namesoflovemovie.com Director Michel Leclerc

Starring Jacques Gamblin, Sara Forestier France I 2010 I 104 mins (French with subtitles)

THU 24 NOV

OCEANS (FFF PG) Director Jacques Perrin Narrator Pierce Brosnan France/Switzerland/Spain I 2009 I 103 mins

SAT 26 NOV

THE CONQUEST LA CONQUETE (FFF 15) Director Xavier Durringer Starring Denis Podalydes, Florence Pernel France I 2011 I 105 mins (French with subtitles)

WED 30 NOV


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

NOVEMBER Tue 01 14.00

Tomboy

19.15

Young Adam

19.45

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Wed 02 11.30

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

14.00

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

18.00

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

19.30

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

20.30

Tomboy

Mon 07 11.30 Kind Hearts & Coronets FRIENDS COFFEE MORNING 18.00 Drive 18.15 You Instead 20.15 Crazy, Stupid, Love SUBTITLED 20.30 Adventure Film Festival

Fri 18

Tue 08 11.00

13.30 17.45 18.00 20.00 20.45

11.30 14.00 19.00 19.15

Crazy, Stupid, Love DREAM & SCREAM Mademoiselle Chambon You Instead Crazy, Stupid, Love Drive

Wed 09 Inverness Film Festival Thu 03 14.00

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

18.00

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

18.15

Tomboy

20.15

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

20.30

The Wind That Shakes The Barley

Thu 10

Inverness Film Festival

Fri 11

Inverness Film Festival

Sat 12

Inverness Film Festival

Sun 13

Inverness Film Festival

Mon 14

Fri 04

18.00 18.15 20.15 20.30

18.00

Mademoiselle Chambon

18.15

You Instead

20.15

Crazy, Stupid, Love

Tue 15

20.30

Drive

11.30 14.00 19.15 19.45

Sat 05 11.30

The Smurfs

14.00

The Smurfs

18.00

Drive

18.15

Crazy, Stupid, Love

20.30

Mademoiselle Chambon

20.45

You Instead

11.30

11.30

The Smurfs

13.30

Crazy, Stupid, Love

14.00

Mademoiselle Chambon

17.00

Kind Hearts & Coronets

17.15

You Instead

19.15

Talk To Her

19.45

Drive

Perfect Sense 30 Minutes Or Less The Silence The Warzone

Wed 16 11.30 The Silence 19.15 30 Minutes Or Less 19.45 Perfect Sense Thu 17 10.00

Sun 06

The Silence 30 Minutes Or Less Hidden Perfect Sense

14.00 18.00 18.15 20.30

Hands Up FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 30 Minutes Or Less DREAM & SCREAM Perfect Sense 2 Frogs In The West FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 30 Minutes Or Less SUBTITLED We Need To Talk About Kevin FRIENDS PREVIEW SCREENING

18.00 18.15 20.30 20.45

Fri 25 Melancholia Contagion The Help Perfect Sense

Sat 19 The Help The Help A Lonely Place To Die Melancholia Contagion

Sun 20 13.30 14.00 16.45 17.00 19.30 19.45

Contagion A Lonely Place To Die The Help Melancholia Contagion Beruit Hotel FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

Contagion SUBTITLED A Lonely Place To Die The Help Melancholia

Tue 22 11.30 14.15 18.00 19.15 20.00

Melancholia Contagion A Lonely Place To Die The Help Warren Miller film

Wed 23 11.00 14.00 19.15 19.45

The Help DREAM & SCREAM A Lonely Place To Die Melancholia Contagion

Sat 26 13.30 14.00 17.30 18.00 20.15 20.30

The Help Oceans FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL Warrior We Need To Talk About Kevin The Help Sleeping Beauty

Sun 27 16.30 17.00 19.15 19.30

The Help Sleeping Beauty Warrior We Need To Talk About Kevin

18.00 18.15 20.30 20.45

Warrior We Need To Talk About Kevin Sleeping Beauty Tango & Cash

Tue 29 11.30 17.30 20.00 20.15

Warrior We Need To Talk About Kevin I Am Love The Help

Wed 30 11.30

We Need To Talk About Kevin

14.00

The Help

18.00

Sleeping Beauty

18.15

The Conquest FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

20.15

We Need To Talk About Kevin

20.30

Warrior

A Cat In Paris FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

11.30

Contagion

18.00

Melancholia

18.15

The Names Of Love FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL Contagion The Help

20.30 20.45

The Help Sleeping Beauty Warrior We Need To Talk About Kevin

Mon 28

Mon 21 18.00 18.15 20.15 20.30

Thu 24 10.00

17.30 18.00 20.15 20.30

FRIENDS SCREENINGS exclusive screenings for Eden Court Friends. Friends Coffee Morning – MON 07 11.30 Kind Hearts & Coronets (U) 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

£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 17 20.30 We Need To Talk About Kevin (15) 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.

SUPPORTED BY

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


9 – 13 Nov 2011

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OPENING NIGHT GALA

The Deep Blue Sea

(12A)

WED 09 NOV I 19.00 I UK / USA 2011 I 98 mins I SCOTTISH PREMIERE Director: Terence Davies I Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddlestone, Simon Russell Beale

This deeply moving adaptation of Terence Rattigan's classic play stars Rachel Weisz and is a study of forbidden love, suppressed desire, and the fear of loneliness. CLOSING NIGHT GALA

Shame

(IFF 18)

SUN 13 NOV I 20.00 I UK 2011 I 99 mins I SCOTTISH PREMIERE Director: Steve McQueen I Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale

Michael Fassbender plays Brandon, a 30-something New Yorker who is completely unable to manage his sex life. When his sister (Carey Mulligan) comes to stay, Brandon goes on a hedonistic search of ever-greater sexual pleasures on the city streets.

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WED 9 NOV

ANGEL AND TONY

L’Apollonide (souvenirs se la maison close)

(IFF 15+) I THU 10 NOV I 18.15

HOUSE OF TOLERANCE

ANGÉLE AND TONY

(15) I SCOTTISH PREMIERE

French with subtitles

WED 09 NOV I 19.30 I French with subtitles

2011 Palm d’Or Nominee. Set in a Paris brothel (a ‘house of tolerance’) Bertrand Bonello’s highly stylized look at the final days of a fin-de-siècle brothel in Paris conjures up the languid beauty and frank sexuality of French Romantic painting.

INNI (IFF 15) I WED 09 NOV I 21.30

Inni is Icelandic band Sigur Rós’ second live film – following on from 2007’s Heima. Inni focuses on the band’s performances and stands as a stark counterpoint to Heima’s kaleidoscopic richness. Where Heima was lush and expansive, Inni is sparse and near-monochromatic.

The award-winning debut feature from writer/director Alix Delaporte is an arresting and intimate drama about two lost souls in search of human connection. Angel and Tony meet via a personal ad; she is forthright and rough, and her attempts to seduce him are met with surprise: Tony literally can't believe his luck... But will Angel’s secret threaten their future? French Romantic painting.

LOVE CRIME CRIME d ‘AMOUR

(IFF 15+) I SCOTTISH PREMIERE

THU 10 NOV I 19.00 I French and English with subtitles

THU 10 NOV

Isabelle works for Christine but her lack of ambition sees her best ideas stolen by her ruthless boss. Isabelle feels humiliated and nearly destroyed, and so begins to plot her revenge against her manipulative employer.

Mistérios De Lisboa

THE WHISTLEBLOWER

MYSTERIES OF LISBON (IFF 12A) I THU 10 NOV I 11.00

Portuguese and French with subtitles

Don’t be put off by the running time! Mysteries of Lisbon is a true spectacle of cinema from one of the greatest directors of the past 50 years – Raúl Ruiz (who died earlier this year). Based on the 19th Century Portuguese novel by Camilo Castelo Branco, it is a cross between Charles Dickens and Alexandre Dumas. The main character is orphan Pedro da Silva who is determined to find out who he really is and who encounters all manner of intrigue and excitement in his quest for truth.

THE WHITE MEADOWS Keshtzar Haye Sepid

(IFF 12A) I THU 10 NOV I 17.00

Iranian with subtitles

Mohammad Rasoulof’s The White Meadows is a fable-like tale which follows the odyssey of a man who sets out by boat across an archipelago of stark, inhospitable islands on a nameless sea. The film’s narrative floats behind the character of Rahmat as he makes his mysterious rounds by rowboat on Lake Urmia, the largest lake in the Middle-East. The White Meadows is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2011 film series. For more information, visit www.globalfilm.org

WUTHERING HEIGHTS (15) I SCOTTISH PREMIERE

THU 10 NOV I 18.00

Director Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, Red Road) brings new life to Emily Brontë’s moorland classic tale of obsessive love and class division. A Yorkshire farmer on a visit to Liverpool finds a homeless boy on the streets and takes him home to live as part of his family at their isolated moorland farm. The boy develops an all-consuming relationship with the farmer's daughter, and provokes jealousy and resentment from her brother.

(15) I THU 10 NOV I 20.30

Inspired by true events, Kathy (Rachel Weisz) is a Nebraskan police officer who takes a job as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her hopes of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk.

GRADERS (IFF 15+) I WORLD PREMIERE

THU 10 NOV I 20.45

Polish artist Ania works in a restaurant while her sister Celina busks on the streets of Edinburgh. When recruitment consultant Lem offers Celina a job in a fish factory in the Highlands, she travels to the remote peninsula of Innisaig near Ullapool, where she then disappears.

FRI 11 NOV CAIRO TIME

(IFF 12+) I UK PREMIERE I FRI 11 NOV I 17.00

Portuguese and French with subtitles

Canadian director Ruba Nadda’s new film is a beautifully filmed Brief Encounter-esque drama about two people who fall for each other under the hot Egyptian sun.

THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY (IFF 12+) I FRI 11 NOV I 18.00

Award-winning film-maker Mark Cousins provides a worldwide guided tour of the greatest movies ever made and tells the story of international cinema through the history of cinematic innovation. A great chance to see this previously unaired episode of the popular Channel 4 series. This screening is free.

PARKED (15) I FRI 11 NOV I 18.30

Parked is the story of three people who are all trapped in their respective positions. Fred lives in his car and has no prospects, until he meets Cathal, a young drug addict with whom an unlikely friendship develops. Encouraged by Cathal, Fred meets attractive music teacher Jules. Growing closer, these three outsiders are set on a course that will change their lives forever.

ANOTHER EARTH (12A) I SCOTTISH PREMIERE

FRI 11 NOV I 19.00

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling) stars as a bright young astrophysicist who aspires to explore the cosmos, and is accepted into the M.I.T. astrophysics program. At the same time, a brilliant composer named John Burroughs (William Mapother) has reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child with his loving wife. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these two strangers becomes irrevocably intertwined.

WE HAVE A POPE HABENMUS PAPUM

(IFF 12A) I SCOTTISH PREMIERE

FRI 11 NOV I 19.45

The new Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is due to appear on St Peter’s balcony to greet the faithful, who have been patiently awaiting the conclave’s decision. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, seek help from a renowned psychoanalyst (and atheist). But his fear of the responsibility suddenly thrust upon him is one that he must face on his own.

GRANT MORRISON: TALKING WITH GODS (IFF 15+) I FRI 11 NOV I 20.30

Grant Morrison is one of the most popular and controversial comic book writers. He is the ‘Rock Star of Comics’ – a philosopher and chaos magician, who has used his comics to change both himself and his audience. He is a man living on the border between fiction and reality, and this is his story.

THE SUPPRESSOR (IFF 15+) I FRI 11 NOV I 21.00 I WORLD PREMIERE

Scottish indie action filmmaker and star Ara Paiaya’s hard-hitting action thriller about the the seedy underbelly of Scottish organised crime. A new criminal organisation is on the up-and-up, with a dirty politician and a corrupt detective protecting it from the long arm of the law. This shady organisation seems to be untouchable... PLUS – Don’t miss your chance to find out how Ara films his fight scenes at an exclusive fight workshop on SAT 12 at 14.00

tickets & info: 01463 234 234 I www.invernessfilmfestival.com


TAKE SHELTER

MAD BASTARDS

(15) I SCOTTISH PREMIERE

(IFF 15+) I SAT 12 NOV I 18.00

FRI 11 NOV I 21.45

Australian director Brendan Fletcher’s debut film. TJ is a big city tough-guy who decides to move back to his small Aboriginal town so he can reconnect with his young son – Bullet. Bullet has been living with his grandfather Tex who is a local policeman. TJ’s arrival in the town leads him onto a collision course with Tex, but this is a vital part of his redemption.

Winner of two awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Curtis (Michael Shannon) has an enviable life; he has a beautiful wife (Jessica Chastain), a young daughter and good job. Things couldn’t really get much better. That is until Curtis begins to be plagued by nightmares of an upcoming apocalypse – but are they signs of a mind slowly deteriorating or are they premonitions of a frightening future?

SAT 12 NOV

LIKE CRAZY (IFF 12A+) I SAT 12 NOV I 19.00

HUNGER

(15) I SAT 12 NOV I 13.30

The story of the last six weeks in the life of IRA prisoner Bobby Sands. Life inside the notorious prison is powerfully chronicled in one of the best British films of the last decade. Steve McQueen’s new film Shame is the closing IFF film this year. This is a rare chance to re-watch, or discover, his spectacular first film on the big screen.

TALES OF THE NIGHT LES CONTES DE LA NUIT

(IFF Cert TBC) I SAT 12 NOV I 14.00

French with subtitles I SCOTTISH PREMIERE

Michel Ocelot’s animated feature is a charming collection of six short allegorical folk tales revolving around ideas of morality and love. Each night a boy and a girl meet in an old run down cinema where they are joined by an old technician who shows them these colourful fantasies that they would otherwise only get to see in their dreams. This is a magical film from an imaginative and inspirational film-maker.

HOW TO FILM A FIGHT SCENE – WORKSHOP WITH ARA PAIAYA SAT 12 NOV I 14.00

Cult movie star, producer and director, Ara Paiaya is the force behind a number of internationally acclaimed action movies. Come and find out how Ara and his stunt team film the fight scenes from his films. This is a great opportunity to learn from Scotland’s greatest action director – places are strictly limited and will sell out fast. PRICES TBC

LAS ACACIAS

(12A) I SAT 12 NOV I 16.30

Spanish with subtitles

Winner of three awards at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, including the Caméra d’Or (Best First Film). A truck driver is travelling the 1500km between Asunción del Paraguay and Buenos Aires. He is usually alone, but this time he has agreed to give a woman and her baby a lift. Their friendship evolves throughout the journey and a bond appears between the three characters. Las Acacias is a subtle, moving and inspiring film that will last long in the memory.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Felicity Jones plays Alice – a British student living in Los Angeles. She falls in love with an American named Jacob (Anton Yelchin), but when Alice’s visa she realise how hard it is to maintain a long distance relationship, and the couple begin to appreciate the hardships that come with being in love thousands of miles apart.

SUN 13 NOV

THE TURIN HORSE A TORINÓI LÓ

(IFF 12+) I SUN 13 NOV I 14.00

Hungarian with subtitles

In Turin, in 1889, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche stopped a cab driver from whipping his horse, then promptly collapsed, living his remaining ten years in more or less demented silence. The Turin Horse is a stunningly composed, leisurely fable. So bold are both the conception and execution of Tarr's darkly cinematic elegy that the final scenes are as sobering as anything in his – or indeed anyone else's – body of work.

KOSMOS (IFF 15+) I SUN 13 NOV I 17.00

GRAEME STEPHEN QUINTET

Set in an old town in the snow covered Turkish mountains, Kosmos tells the story of a small-time thief (the ‘Kosmos’ of the title) who becomes something of a local hero when he rescues a young child from drowning, cures an old lady of her ills and then announces that what he really wants is love.

SAT 12 NOV I 19.45 I PRE CONCERT TALK AT 19.15

RED DOG

£12.00 (£10.00) FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

(IFF Cert TBC) I SCOTTISH PREMIERE

Award-winning Aberdeen-born guitarist Graeme Stephen has composed a powerful new score that brings a modern perspective to Frank Murnau's visual masterpiece. Harnessing various musical styles and featuring the instrumental talents of Chris Stout (violin), Ben Davis (cello), Phil Bancroft (saxophone) and Chris Wallace (drums/ percussion) this is sure to be a unique and exciting aural and visual event.

SUN 13 NOV I 18.00

Kriv Stenders brings Australian cinema back to life with his new movie based on the old Australian story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the outback in search of his long lost master. Red Dog is one of the finest heart warmers in years, it will make you laugh and it will, definitely, make you cry. A perfect film for all the family.

CARANCHO

TIMOTHY NEAT RETROSPECTIVE £4 (£3)

SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS

(IFF 15+) I SAT 12 NOV I 20.00

(In Spanish with subtitles)

2010 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection. This new film from award-winning Argentinean director Pablo Trapero examines Argentina’s appalling road safety record. Sosa is an ambulance-chasing lawyer who scours the accident and emergency wings of hospitals and police stations seeking clients. One day, while staking out the scene of an auto wreck, Sosa meets young doctor, Luján. Despite her seemingly noble line of work, she has demons of her own. Together they are two damaged souls who try and find some semblance of normality in the other.

THE THING (15) I SCOTTISH PREMIERE

SAT 12 NOV I 21.00

Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) goes to Antarctica to join a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across a spaceship buried in the ice. When an experiment frees an organism from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew's pilot, Carter (Joel Egerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time.

Neat is a filmmaker, art historian, bee-keeper and an award-winning author. His writing focuses on Scottish art, oral culture and folk-life. Born and brought up in Cornwall, he moved to Scotland in 1968. Neat’s films have won major prizes – including Best Documentary at the Celtic International Film and Television Festival, Inverness, 1987, and the Europa Prize, Barcelona, 1989. This is a rare chance to experience the work of this wonderful, inspirational film-maker.

THE SUMMER WALKERS & HALLAIG THU 10 NOV 14.00

TIME IS A COUNTRY & JOURNEY TO A KINGDOM FRI 11 NOV 11.00

RATHAD NAN CEARD & THE TREE OF LIBERTY FRI 11 NOV 14.00

PLAY ME SOMETHING SAT 12 NOV 15.30

WALK ME HOME SUN 13 NOV 14.30

Some certificates are subject to change. Check invernessfilmfestival.com for updates.


SHORT FILMS SHORT CUTS 1: FILMS

SHORT CUTS: DOCUMENTARIES

FRI 11 NOV FROM 13.00 FIXING LUKA THE WORM INSIDE RITE THE RULE OF THUMB

SHORT CUTS 2: FILMS SUN 13 NOV FROM 12.00 THE NEIGHBOURS WORSHIP TUMULT I.D. A CUILLIN RISING TRAIL OF TEARS

SAT 12 NOV FROM 11.00 CARETAKER FOR THE LORD NIGHT SHIFT UNDER THE SURFACE I CAN SMELL THE CORDITE THE PERFECT FIT JIMMY TWINSET WHERE THE WILD THINGS WERE

timetable WED 09 NOV

THU 10 NOV

FRI 11 NOV

SAT 12 NOV

SUN 13 NOV

11.00 MYSTERIES OF LISBON

11.00 TIMOTHY NEAT RETROSPECTIVE TIME IS A COUNTRY & JOURNEY TO A KINGDOM

FROM 11.00 SHORT DOCUMENTARIES

FROM 12.00 SHORT CUTS 2

14.00 TIMOTHY NEAT RETROSPECTIVE THE SUMMER WALKERS & HALLAIG

FROM 13.00 SHORT CUTS 1 (SHORT FILMS)

13.30 HUNGER

14.00 THE TURIN HORSE

17.00 THE WHITE MEADOWS

14.00 TIMOTHY NEAT RETROSPECTIVE RATHAD NAN CEARD & THE TREE OF LIBERTY

14.00 TALES OF THE NIGHT

14.30 TIMOTHY NEAT RETROSPECTIVE WALK ME HOME

18.00 WUTHERING HEIGHTS

17.00 CAIRO TIME

14.00 HOW TO FILM A FIGHT SCENE (WORKSHOP WITH ARA PAIAYA)

17.00 KOSMOS

18.15 ANGEL & TONY

18.00 THE STORY OF FILM

15.30 TIMOTHY NEAT RETROSPECTIVE PLAY ME SOMETHING

18.00 RED DOG

19.00 THE DEEP BLUE SEA (OPENING SCREENING)

19.00 LOVE CRIME

18.30 PARKED

16.30 LAS ACACIAS

19.30 HOUSE OF TOLERANCE

20.30 THE WHISTLEBLOWER

19.00 ANOTHER EARTH

18.00 MAD BASTARDS

19.45 WE HAVE A POPE

19.00 LIKE CRAZY

20.30 GRANT MORRISON: TALKING WITH GODS

19.45 THE GRAEME STEPHEN QUINTET SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS

21.00 THE SUPPRESSOR

20.00 CARANCHO

21.45 TAKE SHELTER

21.00 THE THING

21.30 INNI

20.45 GRADERS

20.00 SHAME (CLOSING SCREENING)

TICKET PRICES Opening & Closing Screenings £9.00 / Eden Court Friends £8.00 / No other reductions Other screenings Adults (18+) Mon – Thu £7.00 / Fri & Sat £7.50 Reduced Rates Mon – Thu £6.50 / Fri & Sat £7.00 Under 18s & Students £5.00 at all times All tickets for pre-5pm screenings £6.00 Eden Court Friends £1.00 off all prices TIMOTHY NEAT RETROSPECTIVE £4.00 / £3.00 FIGHT WORKSHOP £5.00 (No Reductions) Tickets can be booked or reserved in person, by phone or post, or online at www.eden-court.co.uk SUPPORTED BY

tickets & info: 01463 234 234 www.invernessfilmfestival.com

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


KIDS

FILM

ART

Row, row, row the boat

MUSIC

INVERNESS ROWING CLUB: Dochgarroch to Tomnahurich, Sat 19 & Sun 20 Nov

THEATRE

Kick off the countdown to Christmas by joining hundreds of Santas in the INVERNESS SANTA RUN, a 5km fun run with a festive twist. We’re almost (almost) getting used to the sight of the city full of people dressed as Father Christmas, such is the popularity of the annual event. Participants can set their own fundraising target, but everyone should raise a minimum of £30 for WildHearts and there’ll be some very special prizes up for grabs for those fundraisers that really go for it. Bring a camera, eh?

BACK

INVERNESS SANTA RUN 2011: Inverness Leisure, Sun 04 Dec, 1pm

SPORT

SPECIALS

That’s “rowing” as in boats’n’stuff, rather than a couple having a domestic. Considering we’ve got a whopping great river flowing through the centre of the city, it’s a shame that the only publicity for people taking to the water seems to come from the annual raft race. Especially as the sport is finally getting extensive TV coverage on days other than the Oxford/Cambridge jolly, something that looks set to continue with next year’s Olympics and (a little further on the horizon) the Commonwealth Games in Scotland to come. Inverness Rowing Club, based on the Caledonian Canal in Torvean boasts a choice of a 5150m stretch of water to the west (towards Loch Ness) or 2000m to the east (towards the Moray Firth). They pride themselves on having the “Best Rowing Water in Scotland”, the canal being relatively sheltered, with no tide or stream, no sharp bends, and with little traffic. There is also a good towpath, which makes coaching easier. The fact that crews from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow frequently make the trip North for training gives evidence of the quality of the water up here. The club operates all year round with Head of the Canal Races over 4.5km from Dochgarroch to Tomnahurich. On Sat 19 the Fours & Quads Head takes place over two divisions at 11.30am and 2pm, then on Sun 19, the Small Boats Head is at 11am and 1.30pm. For more information about the club and its events, see invernessrowingclub.org.uk

Registration includes a full Santa Suit for adults and a special edition event t-shirt and Santa hat for kids. The Inverness Santa Run is open to everyone, whether you wish to run, jog or walk around the beautiful 5km route around the River Ness with your friends, family or colleagues. To find out more go to www.wildheartsevents.com

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TURRIFF UNTD V STRTHSPY THISTLE WICK ACADEMY V INVERURIE LOCO Watersports

FOURS & QUADS HEAD @ Dochgarroch To Tomnahurich, 11.30am, 2pm. Inverness Rowing Club event - two divisions starting at 11.30am and at 2pm. Head of the Canal Races over 4.5 k from Dochgarroch to Tomnahurich.

SUN 20 NOV

SMALL BOATS HEAD @ Dochgarroch To Tomnahurich, 11am, 1.30pm. Inverness Rowing Club event - Head of the Canal Races over 4.5 k from Dochgarroch to Tomnahurich.

TUE 01 NOV Athletics

INVERNESS VOLLEYBALL CLUB @ Hilton Community Centre, 7pm. Sporting club for both men and women, aged 16 and over. £4 for adults, £3 for students. 01463 794715. HIGHLAND HILL RUNNERS @ Inverness Leisure, 6.30pm. Off road running, bring a headtorch! highlandhillrunners.org.uk

meet by the entrance. morgan@ tramstop.org

FRI 11 NOV Other

WED 02 NOV

STRATHSPE AWAY 2011 @ The Badenoch Centre, Kingussie. Dance festival. For more information visit www.dannsa.com

THU 03 NOV

STRATHSPE AWAY 2011 @ The Badenoch Centre, Kingussie. Dance festival. For more information visit www.dannsa.com or contact Sandra Tel : 01540-661594

Athletics

PINK CASTLE RUNNERS @ Inverness Leisure, 6.30pm. LGBT friendly 5K run, meet by the entrance. morgan@tramstop.org

Entertainment

INVERNESS NORDIC & SKI TOURING CLUB SEASON OPENER @ Glen Mhor Hotel. Audiovisual presentation of ski touring and mountaineering in Scotland, the Alps and Greenland. Come and meet other Highland ski-tourers and learn how the club can work for you. Beginner skiers are welcome. Drinks afterwards. invernessnordicskiclub.org.uk.

SAT 05 NOV Team/Football

SPORT

KILMARNOCK V INVERNESS CT PARTICK THISTLE V ROSS COUNTY BERWICK V ELGIN BRORA RANGERS V KEITH BUCKIE THISTLE V HUNTLY CLACHNACUDDIN V FORRES MEHNICS COVE RANGERS V FORMARTINE UTD DEVERONVALE V ROTHES FORT WILLIAM V STRATHSPEY THISTLE FRASERBURGH V LOSSIEMOUTH TURRIFF UTD V INVERURIE LOCOSWICK ACADEMY V NAIRN COUNTY

Team/Football

MON 07 NOV

ABERDEEN UNI V FRASERBURGH BUCKIE THISTLE V DEVERONVALE FORMARTINE UTD V PETERHEAD KEITH V BANKS O' DEE TURRIFF UTD V INVERURIE LOCOS

TUE 08 NOV Athletics

INVERNESS VOLLEYBALL CLUB @ Hilton Community Centre, 7pm. 01463 794715. HIGHLAND HILL RUNNERS @ Inverness Leisure, 6.30pm. Off road running, bring a headtorch! highlandhillrunners.org.uk

WED 09 NOV Athletics

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PINK CASTLE RUNNERS @ Inverness Leisure, 6.30pm. LGBT friendly 5K run,

SAT 12 NOV

Team/Football

EAST STIRLING V ELGIN ROSS COUNTY V FALKIRK COVE RANGERS V WICK ACADEMY FRMARTINE UNTD V CLACHNACUDDIN FORRES MCHANICS V BUCKIE THISTLE HUNTLY V BRORA RANGERS INVERURIE LOCO V NAIRN COUNTY KEITH V DEVERONVALE LOSSIEMOUTH V TURRIFF UNITED ROTHES V FORT WILLIAM STRATHSPEY THSTLE V FRASERBURGH ABERDEEN UNI V HIGHLAND Team/Rugby

SUN 13 NOV Other

STRATHSPE AWAY 2011 @ The Badenoch Centre, Kingussie. Dance festival. For more information visit www.dannsa.com or contact contact Sandra Robertson Tel : 01540661594 E: enquiries@dannsa.com.

TUE 15 NOV

MON 21 NOV Team/Football

ABERDEEN UNI V COVE RANGERS BUCKIE THISTLE V TURRIFF UNITED DEVERONVALE V FORMARTINE UNITED INVERURIE LOCO V FRASERBURGH PETERHEAD V BANKS O' DEE

TUE 22 NOV Athletics

INVERNESS VOLLEYBALL CLUB @ Hilton Community Centre, 7pm. 01463 794715. HIGHLAND HILL RUNNERS @ Inverness Leisure, 6.30pm. Off road running, bring a headtorch! highlandhillrunners.org.uk

WED 23 NOV Athletics

PINK CASTLE RUNNERS @ Inverness Leisure, 6.30pm. LGBT friendly 5K run, meet by the entrance. morgan@tramstop.org

SAT 26 NOV Team/Football

ELGIN V PETERHEAD LIVINGSTON V ROSS COUNTY CLACHNACUDDIN V WICK ACADEMY COVE RANGERS V BUCKIE THISTLE FORMARTINE UNTD V BRORA RANGERS HUNTLY V FORT WILLIAM KEITH V FRASERBURGH LOSSIEMOUTH V INVERURIE LOCO STRATHSPEY THSTLE V NAIRN COUNTY HIGHLAND RFC V HILLFOOTS Team/Rugby

TUE 29 NOV Athletics

INVERNESS VOLLEYBALL CLUB @ Hilton Community Centre, 7pm. 01463 794715.

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INVERNESS VOLLEYBALL CLUB @ Hilton Community Centre, 7pm. 01463 794715. HIGHLAND HILL RUNNERS @ Inverness Leisure, 6.30pm. Off road running, bring a headtorch! highlandhillrunners.org.uk

WED 16 NOV Athletics

PINK CASTLE RUNNERS @ Inverness Leisure, 6.30pm. LGBT friendly 5K run, meet by the entrance. morgan@tramstop.org

SAT 19 NOV Team/Football

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HIGHLAND HILL RUNNERS @ Inverness Leisure, 6.30pm. Off road running, bring a headtorch! highlandhillrunners.org.uk

WED 30 NOV Athletics

PINK CASTLE RUNNERS @ Inverness Leisure, 6.30pm. LGBT friendly 5K run, meet by the entrance. morgan@tramstop.org

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SUN 04 DEC Athletics

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While not as well known as its English and Scottish equivalents, the National Dance Company Wales founded by Roy Campbell-Moore and Ann Sholem in 1983 is rapidly becoming one of the most respected troupes around. The Cardiff based company, led by Artistic Director ANN SHOLEM makes its first ever visit to Eden Court with twelve performers dancing a triple bill from world-renowned choreographers, including OHAD NAHARIN’s Black Milk & B/olero. Naharin is the man behind the incredible Minus 16, NDT2’s spectacular closing number from the Dutch company’s last EC show, so we’re expecting something pretty impressive. Also on the bill is Quixoteland, by internationallyrenowned choreographer GUSTAVO RAMÍREZ SANSANO, a comical and entertaining modern interpretation of the story of Don Quixote by Cervantes. Dynamic and musical movements express intense emotions, culminating in a powerful duet between the two lovers. Finally, the company will perform a brand new work from choreographer ELEESHA DRENNAN. Eleesha, who is also a dancer with the Company, choreographs “an imaginative journey that is both physical and metaphorical”. Trying to pin down the appeal of dance with words is, as the preceding soundbyte demonstrates, never quite as appealing as seeing the combination of athleticism and grace in the flesh, so you’ll just have to go along to see why the company is so highly regarded. eden-court.co.uk


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COMEDY CINDERELLA: Eden Court Empire, 06 Dec–08 Jan

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Based on Roger Hutchison’s elegiac novel of the same name, Scots playwright David Harrower offers audiences the richly detailed and unhurried description of a dying way of life in Northern Raasay. Calum MacLeod, having battled the inaction of authorities on Raasay for years, sets off alone with a pick, a shovel and a wheelbarrow to build a road that will connect up the island. Directed by the highly acclaimed Gerry Mulgrew and a co-production between National Theatre of Scotland and Communicado, it’ll be good to see it in its Highlands spiritual home.

In our grumpier moments we sometimes get a little frustrated that the annual panto is by far the most popular event of the year at Eden Court, but we guess that anything getting people into a theatre has to be applauded. And, of course, the panto invariably proves to be enormous fun. This time round they’re doing perhaps the best loved story of all, CINDERELLA, complete with glass slippers, the Fairy Godmother, a pumpkin stagecoach and Prince Charming. And, courtesy of the Ugly Sisters you even get two Dames for the price of one. This year’s show will once again be directed by and star panto favourite Iain Lauchlan alongside a fantastic professional company and a host of local children. There are plenty of ticket offers for previews, school groups, families and the like, so check the Eden Court website for details. www.eden-court.co.uk 01463 234 234

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TUE 01 NOV Dance/Contempoary

SCOTTISH DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS LETTERS FROM AMERICA @ Eden Court One Touch, 9am, 7.30pm. Lay Me Down Safe choreographed by Kate Weare features music from Leonard Cohen and Nouvelle Vague. Khaos choreographed by Benjamin Levy explores the high and lows of human life. 01463 234 234

WED 02 NOV

in this comedy following three hormonal women as they battle against weight loss mood swings, PMS and more.Very popular last time it was in town, you can rest assured the demographic of the play's title will be well represented in the audience. 01463 234 234

TUE 15 NOV

HORMONAL HOUSEWIVES @ Eden Court Empire, 7.30pm.

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KIN

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DARK MATTER @ Macphail Centre, 7pm, 8.30pm. Multi media show with stories, soundscape and projections.

KIN @ Eden Court One Touch, 8pm. See Inset.

THU 03 NOV

CALUM’S ROAD @ Craigmonie Centre – Drumnadrochit , 7.30pm. See Tue 22 Nov.

Comedy

Written and performed by Donna

Rutherford, this is an intriguing sounding

piece about the experiences of middle-

aged children and their ageing parents, looking at how families negotiate this

changing relationship in later life. With contributions from actor Alison Peebles and members of Quarantine, Reckless

Sleepers and Forced Entertainment, it explores the frustration and guilt, the

trust, laughter, love and anger of such a dynamic. Serious business, but a hugely rewarding performance.

CRAIG CAMPBELL @ The Ironworks. Some critics have compared Campbell to Billy Connolly, for the storytelling as much as the general hairiness. Hyperbolic maybe, but he's rather fine. 0871 789 4173 JUST LAUGH COMEDY NIGHT @ Hush Nighlife. Bruce Fummey MC, Steve Day, Nik Coppin, Ray Bradshaw. Tickets only £10. Dance

SCOTTISH DANCE THEATRE @ Universal Hall, Findhorn, 7.30pm. SDT celebrate their 25th anniversary with an intriguing double bill. Lay Me Down Safe explores whether desire ultimately keeps us safe from harm, or places us right in harm's way while A Little Shadery uses the music of Handel in a simple study of friendship. Musical/Opera

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE @ Eden Court Empire, 7.15pm. Back by popular demand - Sir Thomas Allen's sell-out Barber returns for a second run in a revival of the 2007 production. 01463 234 234

FRI 04 NOV

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DARK MATTER @ The Old Brewery, Cromarty, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm. Multi media show with stories, soundscape and projections. 01381 600277

WED 16 NOV Drama Other

SALLY MORGAN - PSYCHIC SALLY ON THE ROAD @ Eden Court Empire, 8pm. Britain's best loved celebrity psychic, Sally Morgan visits Inverness for the 'first time'. What do her inverted commas mean?. DARK MATTER @ The Old Brewery, Cromarty, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm. 01381 600277 THE SHOOGLE PROJECT @ The Universal Hall, Findhorn, 7.30pm. See Inset.

THU 17 NOV

PSYCHIC AND SCIENCE @ Eden Court Empire, 7.30pm. See Inset.

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THE HUNTED @ Eden Court One Touch, 7pm. The Hunted, Written by JC Marshall Directed by Douglas Irvine. There are paths you should not leave. 01463 234 234

SAT 05 NOV

THE HUNTED @ Eden Court One Touch, 11am, 3pm. Musical/Opera

THE SHOOGLE PROJECT @ Universal Hall, Findhorn, Wed 16 NOV

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PEACOCK & GAMBLE @ The Ironworks, 7pm. We have all been at a show that goes wrong. Actors can forget their lines, technicians can miss cues, or a lion can get in the room and go mental. But there has never been, until now, a back–up show waiting in the wings, ready to leap in and save the day (and kill the lion). Step forward Ray Peacock. 0871 789 4173 Dance/Contempoary

FRI 11 NOV

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DARK MATTER @ Resolis Memorial Hall, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm. Multi media show with stories, soundscape and projections.

SAT 12 NOV Comedy/Drama

BLOOD FROM A STONE @ The Ironworks, 1pm. Ticket Price: £10.00 SEATED / OVER 14s (UNDER 16s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT) Garry, a taxi driver, finds himself a star of a new television series tracing the family trees of ordinary people. The problem is, once the genealogy is out the bottle, there’s no putting it back. Conclusion of the excellent Play Pieces season of lunchtime theatre. www. playpieces.co.uk. 0871 789 4173

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HORMONAL HOUSEWIVES @ Eden Court Empire, 7.30pm. Carol Smillie stars

NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY WALES AUTUMN 2011 @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.30pm. Ravishing and entrancing new triple bill from international choreographers as 12 spectacular dancers perform the world renowned Ohad Naharin's Black Milk.

SAT 19 NOV Dance Dance/Contempoary

NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY WALES AUTUMN 2011 @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.30pm. Musical/Opera

ONE SUN ONE WORLD @ Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort Hotel, 2pm. WWF is marking its 50th anniversary in style this year with the Scottish premiere of a musical specially commissioned by the environmental charity. TASHI LHUNPO MONKS @ The Universal Hall, 8pm. Recreating the mysteries of the Tibetan Monastery, eight Tashi Lhunpo monks offer a dramatic


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TOM STADE @ Ironworks Sun 27 Nov

Highly acclaimed dance company,

TOM STADE @ The Ironworks, 7pm. Magnificent Canadian comedian who is also co-writer and co-star of Frankie Boyle’s Channel 4 series Tradmodol Nights.

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SNOW WHITE @ The Little Theatre, Nairn, 7.30pm. Nairn Drama Club presents its 2011 pantomime by Limelight Scripts, directed by Lee Cruickshank, and choreographed by Kayleigh MacRae.

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NOV - GILDED BALLOON COMEDY CIRCUIT @ Eden Court One Touch, 8pm. Gilded Balloon has been at the cutting edge of new comedy talent at the Edinburgh Fringe for over 25 years and here's a chance to see some of the best new stand-ups.

Tom Stade, a regular collaborator of

Boyle s and, frankly, an altogether more

endearing stand-up. As sharp and wellhoned as Boyle in his material, it s his

TUE 22 NOV

stage presence that shines through. Far away from his native Canada, these days

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DARK MATTER @ Tullynessle & Forbes Hall, 7.30pm, 8.30pm.

WED 23 NOV Drama

CALUM'S ROAD @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.30pm. 01463 234 234

THU 24 NOV Musical/Opera

VAMPIRES ROCK @ Eden Court Empire, 8pm. Visiting Eden Court with almost as much regularity as the panto, this Rocky Horroresque show, complete with tunes from the likes of AC/DC and Guns'N' Roses doesn't feature regular lead Toyah this time round, but should prove just as popular with fans of playfully epic rock and impressive staging.

FRI 25 NOV Dance/Contempoary

THE SHOOGLE PROJECT @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.30pm. See Inset. 01463 234 234 Other

DARK MATTER @ The Universal Hall, 7.15pm. Presented by Vision Mechanics, Dark Matter is an extraordinary outdoor show with lights and image projection that will take place in the gardens. Enveloped in a soundscape and sheltered by black umbrellas, the audience will be immersed in the story that rises from the dark earth; a tale enhanced by the flickering images

THU 01 DEC

SNOW WHITE @ The Little Theatre, Nairn, 7.30pm.

FRI 02 DEC

SNOW WHITE @ The Little Theatre, Nairn, 7.30pm.

SAT 03 DEC

he calls the UK home and with regular appearances on TV and an increasingly

appreciative audience, it looks like he ll be hanging around a while longer. ironworksvenue.com

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JO CAULFIELD “CRUEL TO BE KIND” @ The Universal Hall, 8pm. A veteran of the stand-up circuit, with a number of highly successful radio shows to her name, Caulfield is just about the only person whose act can combine irritating girlfriends, negotiating with terrorists, celebrity perfumes and bespoke kitchens. 01309 691170 Drama/Kids

SNOW WHITE @ The Little Theatre, Nairn, 7.30pm.

SUN 04 DEC

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@ Eden Court Empire, Thu 17 Nov Expect the unexpected as Psychic and

Science attempts to prove once and for all, if there is life after death. Not asking much then. Paranormal historian Richard Felix and

the country s leading ghost

SNOW WHITE @ The Little Theatre, Nairn, 3pm.

hunter Denise Mott are just

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CALUM'S ROAD @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.30pm. Based on Roger Hutchison's elegiac novel of the same name, Scots playwright David Harrower offers audiences the richly detailed and unhurried description of a dying way of life in Northern Raasay. Calum MacLeod, having battled the inaction of authorities on Raasay for years, sets off alone with a pick, a shovel and a wheelbarrow to build a road that will connect up the island.

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ken kelman wheelie-bin has put paid to that. Luckily as I pass through my vestibule (it’s a word) on the way into the house to look for something suitable, a pile of charity collection sacks that, well, collects on a shelf behind my front door falls over and my feet are awash in a sea of large polythene bags. A couple of these are exactly what I need to cover my window repair during the rainy season. Instead of going ahead and doing that though, I start to wonder about the ethics of the situation... The charity people put these bags through our doors in the hope we’ll fill them with unwanted but still serviceable clothing which they can sell on and thus help out their... clients I suppose is the word these days. I’ve never ever filled one of these sacks and taken into one of their thrift-shops, is it therefore ethical for me to use one for my own benefit? Quickly I realise that, yes, it is. It’s not only ethical but it’s a an environmentally sound way of re-using just a few of the very many bags that collect behind my front door each and every week. There’s no way that, even if I did have a mind to, I could fill even a small fraction of the number of sacks I’m issued. How much stuff do they think the average household gets rid of in a week? By my calculation, if we filled all of the charity

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Kingsmills Rd, Inverness 01463 235877 I phoned ahead to to The Heathmount to ask if there was parking available, which there was, but my dining partner informed me it was ‘perfectly walkable’ from Church Street. I’ve heard that before, by the way - and found myself still trotting along 20 minutes later! ‘Perfectly walkable’ to me has to be under 10 minutes, so very dubiously I set out from the city centre, up the High Street, up Stephen’s Brae and lo! and behold, I had arrived in less than 5 minutes. I wouldn’t have thought of the Heathmount being a city centre restaurant - but, there it is. A friendly welcome. A choice of tables. Modern clean decor and a varied lunchtime menu. What more can you ask for? I

couldn’t claim to have worked up a healthy appetite from my short trek so I ordered a light starter of Twice Baked Goats Cheese Soufflé, Beetroot Purée, Mixed Leaves & Orange Dressing. People often ask ‘why twice baked - what’s the benefit?’ Well, the simple answer is that these clever little things defy all the rules of soufflés. They can be baked well in advance, even frozen, and when you want to serve them you give them a second blast in the oven until they become puffy and golden. So they are heaven sent for restaurants and pretty darn good for diners too. This one was light and creamy with the goats cheese, beautifully complimented by the densely flavoured beetroot purée, and the orange dressing on the salad was a great tang

to set off the whole dish. My partner’s starter was a Large Mixed Salad with Avocado, Olives, Sun dried Tomatoes and Grilled Peppers. This was not the sort of salad you would knock up to accompany a meal at home. It was a real meal within itself. The sweetness of the peppers, saltiness of the olives, creaminess of the avocado, a well designed dish, full of interest. On to our main courses which arrived quickly – which is always a bonus at lunchtime. My partner chose the Pumpkin Tortillini tossed in a Sun-dried Tomato and Basil sauce. Always great to see a menu reflecting the seasons and what could be more seasonal than pumpkin? The shape of the tortillini 51


is said to be inspired by the female navel - in this case the female in question had a very large navel! The plus side of a large tortillini is that you get more of the delicious filling but the downside is that the covering sauce is often not enough to save the dish from a dry texture. This was almost the case here but the wetness of the pumpkin saved it. The only complaint being that with a dish like this, the first mouthful is the same as the last and there is nothing to vary the experience with. A side salad or some vegetables going though the dish really help, I think. I chose from the Soup and Sandwich menu and had an Avocado, Cream Cheese and Spinach Wrap with Cauliflower Soup. I could have chosen to have the wrap with chips - but where’s the fun in that? The wrap was a great combination. Crispy spinach, rich creamy avocado and the light, delicate flavouring of the cream cheese. The soup was a delicious cream of cauliflower and it complimented the wrap very well. Altogether a pretty classy affair for a ‘soup and sandwich’ job.

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As the staff had been good and prompt with our food we just about had time to squeeze in a dessert within the time frame of the lunch hour. I had a Steamed Ginger Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream. A very cute, muffin-shaped, warm ginger pudding drizzled with a super sweet butterscotch sauce. One without the other may

not have worked but they made excellent bedfellows. My partner’s dessert of Dark Chocolate Torte was rich, rich and rich – yet it managed to not feel too heavy while being such a deep dark chocolate flavour. Good choices all round. As ever I will mention the toilets because you and I both know they matter. Bit disappointing in this instance as there was only 1 cubicle and really it was a bit inadequate which is a shame as the dining room is very crisply and cleanly decorated. So, okay, I may have taken the full 5 minutes to walk back to the city centre on my full stomach but I was delighted to have found another lunchtime eatery within walkable distance from the city centre. It wasn’t bad value for money but then it is unusual these days to not be offered a lunchtime, 2 course meal for a set price. I hear tell that they do a pretty special Sunday roast with all the trimmings for just £9.95 which I may have to try out. Price for 2 (exc drinks): £34.40 ICA RATING 1: Exterior/Location............................ 7 2: Interior/Atmosphere........................ 8 3: Staff–Appearance........................... 8 4: Staff–Helpfulness........................... 8 5: Speed Of Service........................... 9 6: Food–Presentation..................... 8.5 7: Food–Quality.................................. 9 8: Food–Value.................................... 7 9: Menu–Range/Balance/Clarity..... 8.5 10: Toilets–Appearance/Cleanliness... 6 TOTAL: 79%


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Some business events in October plus some local business news. Got something to tell us? : mail@icanow.com TEASER EVENT : TEFL SCOTLAND 1 November 12.30-2pm 14-16 High Street, Dingwall We often hear about people learning English as a foreign language but never how someone goes about teaching it as such. Joe Hallwood has literally grown the business from his garden shed to its current headquarters in Dingwall. This events gives us the opportunity to meet Joe and his team and learn about his business. STAFF CANTEEN FOR THE SELF EMPLOYED 3 November 12.30-2pm The Kitchen, Huntly Street, Inverness The latest in our regular series of informal lunch events, book a place then come along and discuss issues of the day with others in the same position. We simply divide the bill among those attending, usually £7 a head.

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Fusion is an organisation promoting business / academic / public sector networking and linking rural businesses. These are some of the events they have in September. www.fusionlinking.co.uk

RISING FROM THE RECESSION: FUSION ANNUAL CONFERENCE 17th/18th November Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness Fusion was built on the triumvirate of the private sector, the public sector and the academic/social enterprise sector. We each need one another and achieve most when we pull together in the same direction. Conference aims to reflect this relationship. In addition to a good cross section of businesses in terms of size, sector and geographic representation, there will be a good representation from the public sector and enterprise companies, those in the rapidly growing social enterprise sector and in the year UHI finally became a university, from the academic sector.

BUSINESS START UP WORKSHOP (2 DAYS) 10 - 11 Nov Ness Horizons, Kintail House, Beechwood Business Park A two day business start up workshop incorporating: business planning, finance, marketing and market research. ADVANCED E-COMMERCE 17 Nov Ness Horizons, Kintail House, Beechwood Business Park This workshop is NOT appropriate to beginners or to people who do not yet grasp the basics of website designing and ownership. Attending ‘A Beginner’s guide to ecommerce for small business’ is a pre-requisite. A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO E-COMMERCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES 18 Nov Ness Horizons, Kintail House, Beechwood Business Park This beginners guide to E-commerce is appropriate for participants who do not have a website or are nervous about IT in business generally. MARKETING & SELLING SKILLS 24 Nov Ness Horizons, Kintail House, Beechwood Business Park A one day workshop dealing with marketing and selling skills. RECORD KEEPING 25 Nov Ness Horizons, Kintail House, Beechwood Business Park Manage your finances and continue to plan your business, including which records you need to keep to comply with the law. Develop an action plan to introduce and/or improve a financial record keeping system, and improve your business financial management.

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• The Better Adverts Workshop - How to improve advertising response 23 Nov / 15 Dec Come to this one day workshop to find out tricks and techniques you can use to get a better response from your next advert. For more information and booking visit betterdirectmarketing.com/ advert and also:

INTRODUCTORY INTERNATIONAL PREPAREDNESS PROGRAMME 3-4 Nov, Cowan House, Inverness Highlands and Islands Enterprise, in partnership with Scottish Development International, is holding an Introductory International Preparedness Programme in Inverness on the 3rd and 4th of November.

• The 90 Minute Marketing Plan - How to put together your first marketing plan in just 90 minutes! 22 Nov / 14 Dec If you have no plan, how do you control your marketing?  Fast, effective and fun, you’ll have a plan you can use in less than 2 hours. To find out more or make your booking visit: betterdirectmarketing.com/90minute

This programme is fully funded by Smart Exporter, an ambitious new international trade skills programme, and is targeted at Scottish companies that are thinking about exporting for the first time or businesses that are new to exporting. Delivered by Giraffe Consulting, the programme runs over two consecutive days. More info on the HIE website www.hie.co.uk CAPITALISING ON THE CLOUD: APPLYING NEW PRACTICES TO DELIVER BUSINESS 8 Nov Horizon Scotland, Forres The event is aimed at bringing insight into new business models and opportunities for business that will be enabled by the roll out of high speed broadband access and advances in computing. This event also aims to bring together key players looking to put the region on the map of innovative and high-growth businesses operating in the ICT arena. More info on the HIE website: www.hie.co.uk

BUSINESS GATEWAY EVENTS: business.scotland.gov.uk

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