Arts and crafts to do and to view!

Exhibitions, and hands on workshops from papermaking to up-crafting to artisan bread to fairies to therapeutic art, and more!

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
16:30 – 18:00

St Giles Church
High Street
Elgin
IV30 1LF

FREE

The Art of Mindfulness

with Jan Grigg

The Art of Mindfulness
A light hearted and playful adventure into the workings of our human minds using simple drawings to illustrate what we waste our time thinking about!

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Multiple Dates

Long Room
Logie Steading
Dunphail
Forres
IV36 2QN

FREE

Awakenings - Photography Exhibition

by Hannah Laycock

‘Awakenings’ is an exploration of Hannah's experiences of living with multiple sclerosis. The work focuses on the power of photography as a medium that can act as a catharsis to help manage a mentally and physically challenging experience. With this, Hannah hopes the work raises awareness about mental health and changes people’s perceptions about disability.

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Sun 8 October 2017
10:00 – 17:30

Moray Arts Centre
Field of Dreams
Findhorn
IV36 3TA

FREE

Reclaiming Our Lives from the Sea

Art Workshop Using Found Materials

Viv Hendry and John Moody will meet you on Findhorn Beach (opposite the Kimberly Inn) to collect items to be used in a practical art session at the Moray Arts Centre.

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Multiple Dates

Long Room
Logie Steading
Dunphail
Forres
IV36 2QN

FREE

No Negatives

Photography Exhibition by Group f/63

Group f/63 is a loose collective of photographers in Moray who believe that purity in photography is a limiting concept. Understanding technique forms the foundations, rather than the pinnacle, of photography and fulfilling expression comes from testing rules rather than abiding by them. They use photography to record memories, represent the world and themselves within it, and create new worlds through imagination. They think that by learning from and working with others they can reclaim their individual expression.

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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

EVENT CANCELLED

 

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

EVENT CANCELLED

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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Family Session:
Mon, 9 Oct 2017, 10:00 – 12:00

16+ session:
Mon, 9 Oct 2017, 14:00 - 16:00

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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Tue 10 October 2017
10:00 – 16:30

Moray Arts Centre
Field of Dreams
Findhorn
Forres
IV36 3TA

£27.50

Reclaim Rags to Paper

EVENT CANCELLED

Therapeutic Family Papermaking Workshop - with Alison Simpson

If possible, please bring with you an item of clothing, in natural fibres, that has meaning for you that will be transformed into paper during the course of the day.
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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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
Two tours:
11:00am & 13:00pm

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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Multiple Dates

Lhanbryde Community Centre
Robertson Road
Elgin
IV30 8QQ

FREE

Inspirational Colours

Craft Taster Session

Join Inspirational Colours in a free craft taster session - social arts for those with mental health issues.

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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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Thu 12 October 2017
14:00 – 18:00

Buckie Yarns
33 West Church Street
Buckie
AB56 1BP

FREE

A Taste of Yarns

Drop-in Session

Do you love knitting, crochet or crafts? Come to Buckie Yarns’ event 'Taste of Yarns' to see this season’s new yarns! During this evening event drop in to sample new season’s yarns, have refreshments and chat to their wonderful staff!

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Fri 13 October 2017
09:30 – 12:30
13:30 - 16:30

Moray Arts Centre
Field of Dreams
Findhorn
IV36 3TA

£27.50

Art Movement Therapy Workshop

EVENT CANCELLED

with Beverly A'Court

Booking essential, maximum 10 places.

Workshop is repeated once in the morning and once in the afternoon. 16+

Make art - mindfully, strongly, gently without strain or effort, going with whatever lines and shapes arise from the body sense.

Very gentle activities combining body-awareness with mindful & playful mark-making awaken long lost, neglected or suppressed natural creative abilities. The result is to strengthen our sense of our own uniqueness and intrinsic worth, whatever their life challenges, struggles & problems. Culturally we share many forms of addiction, we often cling to our familiar comforts even when these include self-harming behaviours.

Life is constant change & challenge & we vary in how & when we may become vulnerable to overwhelm & fall into crisis. This is call for compassion, creativity, invention & communication, not isolation & shame. Stigma isolates & shames.

Art & nature-based creative ‘therapy’ allows us space to reflect personally & together with others on imaginative self-care strategies, to rebuild self-esteem & subtle joy in the simplest things in life – colour, nature, movement.

The holistic art-based approaches I offer build a deep sense of reality – connection to all expressions of life & reduce internalised negative self-images & stigma, they reclaim the ‘patient’ as ‘artist’ of their life.

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Fri 20 October 2017
19:30 – 21:00

Long Room
Logie Steading
Dunphail
Forres
IV36 2QN

FREE

Awakenings - Photography Talk

by Hannah Laycock

A talk by Hannah Laycock to accompany her 'Awakenings' exhibition.
‘Awakenings’ is an exploration of Hannah's experiences of living with multiple sclerosis. The work focuses on the power of photography as a medium that can act as a catharsis to help manage a mentally and physically challenging experience. With this, Hannah hopes the work raises awareness about mental health and changes people’s perceptions about disability.

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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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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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Wed 11 October 2017
14:00 – 16:00

Transition Town
Bogton Rd
Forres
IV36 3TW

FREE

Back to Your Roots

Reclaim Your Place in the World

Mindful growing and harvesting of food.
Learn more in the community gardens of Transition Town, Forres.

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Fri 20 October 2017
13:00 – 16:00

Waste Watchers
7-9 March La
Buckie
AB56 4BB

FREE

Waste Watchers, Buckie

Drop-In Session

Visit Waste Watchers in Buckie for a guided tour of their facility.

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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
Drop-in;
from 11:00am to 13:00pm

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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Tue 24 October 2017
13:00 – 16:00

In Stitches
15 High Street
Elgin
IV30 1EQ

FREE

Discover Embroidery at In Stitches

Drop-In Session

Do you fancy trying out embroidery on a professional machine? The team at In Stitches is hosting an afternoon where you can do just that! They will help you to embroider your initials on an item that In Stitches provides!

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Fri 27 October 2017
10:00 – 12:30

Phoenix Centre
9 Queen Street
Buckie
AB56 1QJ

FREE

Reclaiming the Sea - Abstract Art Workshop

EVENT CANCELLED

with Daniel Fairbairn

Although always a painter from an early age, Daniel began his career in the Offshore industry. 15 years later, and he found himself no longer part of a shrinking industry, and turned misfortune into opportunity.
He began painting full time and has produced an impressive body of work.
A life spent growing up around the coast of east and west Scotland and the east coast of England has tied his soul to the beauty and changing colour that can only be found where the Sea meets the Land. In his work he brings those moments to others, to share the dance of colour and space.
His workshop will explore abstract painting with inspiration from the sea.

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Sat 28 October 2017
10:15 – 13:30

Outside Forres Library
27D High Street
Forres
IV36 1BU

FREE

Reclaiming Beauty - Nature and Creativity

with 'Earth For Life' (Adults)

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
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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