A listing of all the Family Friendly Events being held during this years Feelgood Festival.
Please look through the other categories, as there will be events that are not listed as family Friendly, but would nevertheless be suitable for all.

Sat 7 October 2017
10:00 – 14:00

St Giles Church
High Street
Elgin
IV30 1LF

FREE

Launch Event for Moray Feelgood Festival

Come along to the launch event featuring wellbeing stalls, food, music, art and artists!
Samba band The Penguins Tuxedo, and Carol Scorer and her Talking Rhythm Drum Group will also be performing during the event.

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Sat, 7 Oct 2017, 09:00 –
Sat, 28 Oct 2017, 17:00

At venues across Moray

FREE

Be Kind to Your Mind

Mental Health Poster Exhibition

Primary 7’s in a small number of schools in Moray have considered 6 researched and evidence based top tips for looking after their mental health. They created posters representing helpful and unhelpful ways of coping with their mental health. These posters will be displayed at a local venues throughout the festival, and afterwards within their schools.

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Sat 7 October 2017
15:00 – 16:00

The Plainstones
100 High Street
Elgin
IV30 1BW

FREE

Reclaim the Vibe

Samba Drumming Workshop with The Penguins Tuxedo

The Penguin’s Tuxedo is a Youth Led Community Street Drumming Band. This is a family friendly drumming workshop, open to all.
The Penguin’s Tuxedo formed two years ago.

They have performed at events such as The Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival in Beauly, The Insider Festival near Aviemore and many others!
They are quickly gaining a reputation for their Swinging Grooves and Pumping Rhythms. If there is one thing to say about The Penguin’s Tuxedo…

It’s Gonna Get Loud!

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Sat 7 October 2017
19:00 – 21:00

St Giles Church
High Street
Elgin
IV30 1LF

£4 for 16 and under, £5 for adults

Community Drum Jam

with Carol Scorer

This event is a Community Drum Jam for Wellbeing, where we empower each other to expression through rhythm and music. Whether you have any experience or not – all are welcome.
Drumming in a group is both a pioneering and ancient way of expression of a common link of our deep humanity and connectedness to each other and the world around us. It can have a powerful effect on people on a fundamental level, by exploring innate musicality.
Instruments will be provided or you can bring your own percussive instruments – reclaim your inner beat!
Reserved tickets are available on the door, £4 for 16 and under, £5 for adults.

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Mon 9 October 2017
10:00 – 13:00

Moray Arts Centre
Field of Dreams
Findhorn
Forres
IV36 3TA

£27.50

Reclaim Rags to Paper

Therapeutic Family Papermaking Workshop – with Alison Simpson

Family focussed paper making workshop.
Learning to make paper produces satisfying results which can form the basis of books, drawings, prints and objects.

It also offers an opportunity to reflect, work out and rewrite old stories into positive new ones – giving special therapeutic benefits for anyone who has lived, or is living, in difficult times.

In the process, a shift occurs. From cutting rags, through to drawing, writing, printing and assembling, makers become agents of change.

Significant fabrics and clothing become transformed into works of art, opening up insight into difficult experiences and building new understanding, forgiveness and meaning.

PaperShift was set up by Papermaker and Artist Alison Simpson after hosting a short Residency in the Moray Art Centre in Scotland with Drew Mattott and Margaret Mahan of the US- based Peace Paper Project.

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Mon 9 October 2017
13:30 – 16:30

Moray Arts Centre
Field of Dreams
Findhorn
Forres
IV36 3TA

£27.50

Reclaim Rags to Paper

Therapeutic Family Papermaking Workshop – with Alison Simpson

Family focussed paper making workshop.
Learning to make paper produces satisfying results which can form the basis of books, drawings, prints and objects.

It also offers an opportunity to reflect, work out and rewrite old stories into positive new ones – giving special therapeutic benefits for anyone who has lived, or is living, in difficult times.

In the process, a shift occurs. From cutting rags, through to drawing, writing, printing and assembling, makers become agents of change.

Significant fabrics and clothing become transformed into works of art, opening up insight into difficult experiences and building new understanding, forgiveness and meaning.

PaperShift was set up by Papermaker and Artist Alison Simpson after hosting a short Residency in the Moray Art Centre in Scotland with Drew Mattott and Margaret Mahan of the US- based Peace Paper Project.

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Mon 9 Oct 2017
10:00 – 12:00

Earthtime HQ
West Lodge
Cooper Park
Elgin
IV30 1HS

FREE

Reclaim and Up-craft

with Earthtime

By using their base at West Lodge, Cooper Park, Elgin as a venue for offering workshops for up-cycling items that are no longer wanted or used in their original form Earthtime will highlight the importance of valuing everything and everyone in our communities.
We will be making crafts from recycled wood/textiles either for participants to take away or leave with us to decorate the park. No previous skills necessary and all materials are provided.
Places limited so booking essential. Please email paul@earthtime.co.uk

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Multiple Dates

Phoenix Centre
9 Queen Street
Buckie
AB56 1QJ

FREE

Art Exhibition

at Phoenix Centre, Buckie

Mixed media local art exhibition, open to all.

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Tue 10 October 2017
11:00 – 13:00

ReBoot
9 Greshop Road
Forres
IV36 2GU

FREE

Guided Tour of the Art of Computer Reclamation

by ReBoot

ReBoot aim to preserve and protect the environment for the benefit of the community by re-using and recycling IT materials.
They raise awareness of environmental issues in Information and Communication Technology through local and national partnerships and by commitment to good practice.
ReBOOT was the first computer recycling project in the North of Scotland, set up by Moray Voluntary Service Organisation (MVSO) in 1997. They are a charity, based in Forres, Moray, close to the A96.
Since opening they have been selling high quality, low-price refurbished computer systems to our customer’s specifications.

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Tue 17 October 2017
14:00 – 16:00

Transition Town
Bogton Rd
Forres
IV36 3TW

FREE

Use Your Loaf

Reclaim Breadmaking

In this relaxed and friendly session, you will be introduced you to the ancient art of breadmaking. A few easy loaf recipes will be shared and everyone will have the opportunity, knead shape and bake to their own fresh loaf. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome to take part in this very satisfying and enjoyable pastime.

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Sat 14 October 2017
14:00 – 16:00

Forres Town Hall
Forres
IV36 1PB

FREE

Film Showing ‘Inside Out’ (2015 -U)

at Forres Town Hall

Enjoy a family showing of this warm and funny Disney film in partnership with Forres Film Club
Refreshments availible at the venue as well as information stall about festival events.
Tickets are by donation on the door. Suggested £1 adult, 50p a child.
You can reserve your space by booking online or come along on the day.
Film info:
Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

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Thu 5 October 2017
10:00 – 10:30

Elgin Library
Cooper Park
Elgin
IV30 1HS

FREE

BookBug Session

for Babies and Toddlers, Elgin Library

Family friendly storytime session for under 5s with their parents/carers.

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Sat, 7 Oct 2017, 09:00 –
Sat, 28 Oct 2017, 17:00

ReBoot
9 Greshop Road
Forres
IV36 2GU

FREE

Artists and Sculptors in Residence

at ReBoot, Forres

Check the ReBoot website, for details of exhibiting artist and sculptors throughout the festival.

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Sat, 7 Oct 2017, 09:00 –
Sat, 28 Oct 2017, 17:00

At venues across Moray

FREE

Reclamation

Yarn Bombed Bicycles

Look out for yarn bombed bicycles popping up across Moray throughout the festival.

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Wed 11 October 2017
14:00 – 14:30

Elgin Library
Cooper Park
Elgin
IV30 1HS

FREE

BookBug Session for Babies and Toddlers

at Elgin Library

Family friendly storytime session for under 5s with their parents/carers.

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Fri 13 October 2017
10:00 – 11:00

Earthtime HQ
West Lodge
Cooper Park
Elgin
IV30 1HS

£3 at venue

Reclaiming the Outdoors

Waddle Toddle with Earthtime

Aimed at 1-3 year olds with their parents/careres. Come along for a ‘Waddle Toddle’ with Earthtime. £3 at the venue.

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Sun 15 October 2017
14:00 – 16:30

Transition Town
Bogton Rd
Forres
IV36 3TW

FREE

Reclaiming your Imagination

Magical Family Fun

Family fun afternoon of food, fairy craft, sculpture and more.
Including a peg fairy making workshop

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Mon 16 October 2017
10:30 – 11:00

Elgin Library
Cooper Park
Elgin
IV30 1HS

FREE

BookBug Session for Babies and Toddlers

at Elgin Library

Family friendly storytime session for under 5s with their parents/carers.

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Sat 21 October 2017
11:00 – 12:30

Findhorn Beach (end of Dunes Road)

FREE

Dance Walking on Findhorn Beach

with Dance Walk Moray

Family Friendly, all ages welcome!
Dance Walking combines being in nature, your favourite music and dancing. We meet on the beach, warm up together then put on our headphones and head off on a moving adventure. Bring your own music player/headphones/favourite playlist and dress weather appropriate, come shine or rain, we will dance…

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Multiple Dates

Old Bakery Studio
Young Street
Burghead
IV30 5UA

FREE

Reclamations

Burghead Art Group Exhibitions

Art exhibition by the Burghead Art Group on the theme of ‘Reclamations’.

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Tue 24 October 2017
11:00 – 13:00

ReBoot
9 Greshop Road
Forres
IV36 2GU

FREE

Guided Tour of the Art of Computer Reclamation

ReBoot

ReBoot aim to preserve and protect the environment for the benefit of the community by re-using and recycling IT materials.
They raise awareness of environmental issues in Information and Communication Technology through local and national partnerships and by commitment to good practice.
ReBOOT was the first computer recycling project in the North of Scotland, set up by Moray Voluntary Service Organisation (MVSO) in 1997. They are a charity, based in Forres, Moray, close to the A96.
Since opening they have been selling high quality, low-price refurbished computer systems to our customer’s specifications.

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Mon 16 October 2017
10:30 – 11:00

Elgin Library
Cooper Park
Elgin
IV30 1HS

FREE

BookBug Session for Babies and Toddlers

at Elgin Library

Family friendly storytime session for under 5s with their parents/carers.

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Sat 28 October 2017
14:15 – 16:30

Outside Forres Library
27D High Street
Forres
IV36 1BU

FREE

Reclaiming Beauty – Nature and Creativity

with ‘Earth For Life’ (Family)

In contemporary language, the terms “nutter” and “basket weaver” carry obvious stigma about mental health, but in times gone by they described people whose knowledge and skill made them a legitimate and sustainable living from the woods. The practices involved in such work were actually used in early forms of therapy for mental health patients, often with excellent results!
By learning the skills of foraging, environmental art and willow craft, we reclaim a connection with nature which was the birthright of our ancestors, even down to relatively recent times.
Experiencing the beauty of nature with all our senses and creating beautiful things with natural materials we find in the forest, we reclaim our own beauty, which is our true nature, regardless of whatever is going on in our lives.
People can do their own art therapy in nature – this is eco-therapy, and this is ours to reclaim for ourselves, now!

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Sat 28 October 2017
11:00 – 11:30

Elgin Library
Cooper Park
Elgin
IV30 1HS

FREE

BookBug Session for Babies and Toddlers

at Elgin Library

Family friendly storytime session for under 5s with their parents/carers.

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