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Seven top tips for what's on across the Highlands and Moray from Friday, October 4 to Thursday, October 10


By Kyle Walker


Every week What's On North offers up seven top picks from across the north of Scotland for arts-lovers to feast on. This week's picks include feel-good funk, neighbourly vibes, and a very hungry lion...

1 BOGBAIN Farm will be hosting an evening of song and dance – and then some – this weekend.

The Bogbain Dance 2019 comes to the farm on the outskirts of Inverness this Friday night, featuring live music from the Skara Ceilidh Band, Calum Jone, and Skyrie as well as a late night DJ set from DJ Enke of Milkit.

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets cost £10. Search Bogbain Dance 2019 on Facebook for full details.

2 A UK premiere of a renowned children’s theatre maker’s new production is set to be unveiled in the heart of Caithness this weekend.

Atlantis, created by theatre maker/designer Shona Reppe and produced by award-winning Catherine Wheels, will be unveiled at Lyth Arts Centre this Saturday. Set in an intimate “pop-up” art gallery, it features a flying fish, fashion on a tin can and a mermaid unafraid of making an exhibition of herself.

The show begins at 2pm and tickets cost £6 – go to www.lytharts.org.uk

3 AVIEMORE-born and Glasgow-raised DJ duo Shaka Loves You returns to Mad Hatters this weekend for a night of funk-infused jams.

The pair travel back to the Highlands on Saturday night for a late night session at the Inverness bar, with their fusion of deck-spinning and conga drums bringing the party til late.

The show starts from 10.30pm and entry is free. Go to www.shakalovesyou.com

4 ECCENTRIC children’s theatre piece Eaten comes to Eden Court, Inverness this Saturday to teach people valuable lessons about food chains, digestion – and chewing your food.

Mamoru Iriguchi’s piece looks at the food chain through a lion who eats a human being – who pops up from his stomach to say hello – and the strange friendship the two form.

The show begins at 2pm and tickets cost £8.50 (£6.50 concession). Go to www.eden-court.co.uk

5 HIGHLAND-based singer/songwriter Nicky Murray will perform an intimate concert at the Market Bar on Sunday night.

The artist’s last EP Wintermore has just been uploaded to streaming services after being released last year, and will be playing at the city bar from 10.30pm to see out the weekend in relaxed, folky style.

Entry is free. For more, go to www.nickymurray.com

6 A CONCEPT originally borrowed from the Netherlands for Cromarty will celebrate its seventh outing this weekend.

Gluren bij de Buren (“Peeking in on the neighbours”) returns to the Ross-shire village for an afternoon of music in homes and buildings across its streets.

For full details of what’s on where, go to www.glurenbijdeburen.co.uk

7 SCOTTISH Opera’s Highlights tour has its final Highland date of the year next week.

The national company bring its selection of opera classics both well known and not to Thurso High School on Tuesday night for a concert.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £15 (£5 under-26). Go to www.scottishopera.org.uk



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