Thursday 6 September 2012

Nairn Arts Festival

We are going to have to try and identify bloggers across Scotland to pick up on all of these things! Local information is best provided by local people after all!

Anyway, it's apparently the mid point of the Nairn Arts Festival but tehre's still plenty to take advantage of this week if you're at a lose end with events all the way through to the 9th of September.

Straight from the official website:

"There are exciting developments in our music programme.  We have several traditional events; a concert from the Rua Mc Millan Trio in the Community and Arts Centre and a grande finale from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers in the Newton Hotel.  In between, Friday night is jazz night with the legendary Temperance Seven at the Community and Arts Centre.  On Saturday, comedy stand-up Dr Phil Hammond, arrives to amuse and provoke.

Our range of poetry, fiction, history, gardening, cookery and the unclassifiable is wider than ever this year.  Iain Banks is back in Nairn.  Professor Susan Black forensic anthropologist is here. Trevor Royle is here. From Norway, comes Thomas Enger, a crime novelist.  And on our closing afternoon, we have writer and cook, Lady Claire Macdonald, known to all who live in the Highlands and beyond.

There is now a Nairn Fringe, growing year by year: Nairn Drama Club, The Pen and I, Nairn Ceilidh Group, Cinema Nairn, local writers and historians and a local poet and stand up. This year we have several free events; at the library and the Little Theatre. The community is more involved than ever.

Throughout the festival, there will be a wonderful contemporary art exhibition with works in different media at the Court House. Art workshops will complement the exhibition by offering specialist tuition in various techniques, from oil paint to digital media.

Accommodation in Nairn.

If you're looknig for accommodation in the town you could do worse than heading for either The Clubhouse or the delightful Inveran Guest House

You can always check availabilty and BOOK DIRECT with the checker above right.

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