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Findhorn Bay Festival

The Third Findhorn Bay Festival was a spectacular six-day celebration of arts and culture, taking place at the heart of Moray from Wednesday 26 September to Monday 1 October 2018.  Showcasing artists of national and international renown, performances and events took place in unexpected spaces and scenic locations and drew an attendance of 16,927 across 125 ticketed and free events.

The Festival brought something for all with a vibrant mix of theatre and performance, exhibitions and live music, fine-art and photography, talks and tours.  Visitors experienced good local food, community participation and free activities, including Scotland’s only Culture Day extravaganza in Forres.

Through a programme of related schools workshops and events 2,426 young people engaged with the Festival and a further 868 local people had the opportunity to learn and participate in activities.

A new and unique theatre piece based on the Scottish literary work The Buke of the Howlat premiered during the Festival as part of the Year of Young People 2018The shrewd and curious tale written in Older Scots in the 1440s at Darnaway Castle in Moray was performed in a stunning outdoor setting.  The story was brought to life through an award winning cast and community participation through an intergenerational choir, dancers and circus performers.

To see the full Findhorn Bay Festival 2018 programme of artists and events please visit

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