The 2014 Festival Highlights Concert is taking place on Saturday 7th June 2014 at 7:30pm in the OneTouch Theatre at Eden Court.
The Inverness Festival Association will present another outstanding concert of highlights from this year’s Inverness Music Festival as a tribute to the breadth of talent we have on display in the Highlands. Here is a chance to experience some of those memorable moments that caught the attention of judges and audience alike during the festival itself.
The concert will not only display that impressive talent, but also reveal the wide variety of artistic ends to which it is applied. From nursery rhyme through folk song, piano sonata, music theatre, string ensemble to ceilidh band, there is much here to appreciate both as sound and spectacle.
This year’s line up will include, the amazing Clarsach duet Imogen Hay and Lucy Faulkner, Milton of Leys Rockin Recorders plus much, much more.
The Highlights concert represents the culmination of the festivals efforts to provide performance opportunities for talent of all ages and is set to be a night not to miss.
Tickets £10 from Eden Court Box Office. Discount Available for IMF Members. Call: 01463 234 234
Exclusively Highlands presents Summer at Eden – a Meet the Makers event at the Bishops Palace, Eden Court, Inverness, where visitors can meet the artists and craftsmen, see some of them at work and have the opportunity to purchase something unique and exquisite from them.
Taking place in the beautifully restored Bishops Palace, there will be over 40 exhibitors all bringing the very finest of Highland Arts, Crafts and Foods to Inverness on 7th and 8th July. Visitors will be able to meet the Exclusively Highlands craftspeople and see some of them at work making traditional to contemporary arts and crafts. Talk to the artists about how the local Highland landscape inspires them, how they use traditional Scottish crafting techniques and where possible Scottish materials to make authentically Highland arts and crafts, albeit often with a modern twist.
With over 40 exhibitors from all over the Highlands of Scotland, there are a wide range of crafts, including silversmiths and jewellers; felters, knitters and other textile artists; pottery, woodwork, glassware, sculpture, miniaturists and many others. Items range from little purses or vintage style collectible toys up to sculptures and furniture crafted from whisky barrels and with price ranges to suit every budget.
This new event will be on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July from 10am until 5pm daily. Entrance into the Meet the Makers Exhibition is free. Eden Court is close to Inverness city centre, has ample parking and a friendly restaurant for those in need of refreshment.
Isabel Stewart, the woman behind Exclusively Highlands says “Visitors love speaking to the people who’ve actually made the items they are selling. Members of Exclusively Highlands are extremely knowledgeable about their field of work and this gives them a chance to share that knowledge and enthusiasm with the public.”
Exclusively Highlands showcases quality wares by Highland artisans in beautiful venues around Scotland. With a membership of over 70 artists and crafters – a testament to the strength of their events and brand and an ever-growing reputation for the finest Arts, Crafts and Foods in the Highlands. All the goods are hand crafted in the Highlands of Scotland and are carefully chosen for their unique and excellent quality. Group members make a diverse range of goods including handbags, bodices, millinery, jewellery, knitwear, soaps, paper and silk crafts, glass art, wood and ceramic sculpture, photography, pottery and furniture. There are also a whole range of food items such as preserves and sauces, baking and chocolates. Members travel from all corners of the Highlands to bring their arts, crafts and foods to these events. Prices range from a few pounds upwards so visitors can find something special whatever their budget.
Last year was the busiest on record for Exclusively Highlands with craft fairs across the Highlands. Isabel Stewart concluded ‘It is clear that there is a huge demand for unique and bespoke craftwork providing it is top quality and it is that that has been the secret of our success. I fully anticipate that this event will prove to be hugely popular.’
Rhod Gilbert is the guy with the distinctive and resonant Welsh accent more commonly associated with voice-overs and recently had a new comedy/quiz show on BBC TV. His most highly acclaimed show saw him punching a shop assistant in an argument over the tog rating of a duvet and this latest tour sees him taking a quick look at anger management yet again.
The tour titled The Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst will once more showcase Rhod’s genius comedic style and is guaranteed to have you in fits of laughter.
Shrek Forever After is the next film in the series and this time out Shrek is suffering a “mid-life crisis”. In a strange new world ruled by King Rumplestiltskin where he has never met Fiona he has to figure out a way to save himself, his Princess Fiona and his friends.
Peter Pan is being performed at Eden Court Theatre Inverness from 1st to 5th June 2010.
The National Theatre of Scotland presents a brand new version, especially for families, of the Peter Pan story one the most magical stories ever told by a Scottish writer, in what will be 150th anniversary of the birth of JM Barrie.
Directed by the National Theatre of Scotland’s own Olivier Award-winning John Tiffany and written by multi award-winning Scottish playwright David Greig this Peter Pan reimagines the Darling family in Victorian Edinburgh with all its mists, gas-lamps, bridges and mystery.
Peter Pan is suited to anyone young at heart aged 5 and over.
Peter Pan is presented by arrangement with the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Samuel French Limited.
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