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Findhorn Bay Arts launches Culture Day

15 August 2013

Findhorn Bay Arts Launches Culture Day Programme

A free family-focused arts and cultural extravaganza, Findhorn Bay Arts’ Culture Day event will take place throughout Forres, Findhorn and Kinloss on Saturday 21 September 2013.

Celebrating Moray’s art, culture, heritage and stunning natural environment the full Culture Day programme, featuring over 80 local artists, creative businesses, organisations and community groups, was announced today with a launch event featuring stilt walkers, performers, a rickshaw and more.

Made possible with support from Creative Scotland through the National Lottery Fund, Moray LEADER,
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Moray Towns Partnership, Culture Day will bring the streets alive with a mix of free performances, demonstrations, talks, tours, exhibitions, workshops and interactive activities in alleyways, courtyards, cafes, pubs, studios, shops, bus stops, parks, community centres, village halls and more.

From art installations hidden throughout Forres to rare performances, street buskers, walk-about-performers, feats of circus skill and daring, crafting opportunities, face painting, story telling and four choirs filling the sky with song; locals and visitors can travel by foot, bicycle, rickshaw, boat or bus to take in the sights and see the range of activities free of charge on Culture Day.

Andrew Anderson, HIE’s Head of Partnerships, said:  “Arts, culture and heritage are an essential part of Moray life and the opportunity they present for the area's growth is recognised within the Moray Economic Strategy. We strongly support Findhorn Bay Arts’ initiative in running Culture Day. The preparations are already inspiring many people and the event itself will be a boost for local retail and hospitality businesses. It will also provide a memorable experience for tourists encouraging them to visit again and to stay longer."

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