Festival in a Day

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Street Theatre – Culture Day Forres
Street Theatre – Let’s Circus with Steve Cousins

The Findhorn Bay Festival is about to descend on the Forres area for the third incarnation of the arts and culture spectacular. With more than 100 events lined up for its six-day run, we asked festival director Kresanna how to make the most of the cultural menu.

“Everyone can enjoy the Festival from their doorstep here in Moray. With accessible venues, concession tickets, and special prices for young people too, we are ready to open the door and welcome all. 

The festival only comes around once every two years so now is your opportunity to take part, enjoy free events, buy tickets and have fun too!” she said.

“The festival will feature a fabulous array of FREE events including ten Live Music Sessions in local pubs from Thursday to Sunday. A Picnic in the Park can be enjoyed by all in Findhorn Eco-Village and exhibitions will be open in Forres, Kinloss, Findhorn, Hopeman and Elgin.

‘Start the day bright and early with a walk at Findhorn Bay with the artists from Waves O’ Flight (free). Stop by Forres to visit The Travelling Gallery (free) before heading on your own journey on a Secret Studio Tour of discovery on board a Vintage Bus. (£12/£10).

Return to enjoy some Street Theatre (free) out ‘n’ about in Forres before dancing the night away to Shooglenifty (£20/£18/Under 26s £10). The whole day will cost you no more than £32.

Culture Day is a mini-festival in itself

“On Saturday, take all the family to have a giggle at Family Cabaret (£8/£6/Family £26) before experiencing Culture Day Forres (free) and shopping the Mini-Market on Tolbooth Street.

Walk A Mile in My Shoes (£1) listening to a story of a stranger before stopping by Orchard Road Studio to visit an exhibition by Kenneth Le Riche (free).

Round your day off by seeing the stunning outdoor musical adventure The Buke of the Howlat in the shrubbery of Brodie Castle (£12/£10/Family £25/Under 26s £5). Maximum total cost for a family of four £55.”