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Saturday 9 June 2007

Nairn Book & Arts Festival 9-16th June 2007

Today saw the start of the fourth annual Nairn Book & Arts Festival, which runs until Saturday 16th June. Earlier this afternoon I attended part of the first event, a performance of various artists, dancers, bands and street performers at the Bandstand (just across the cricket pitch from my home), which began soon after the opening parade from the High Street.

9 - 16th June 2007

Nairn Provost, Councillor Liz MacDonald, introduces an act

Belly-dancers dancing to rather nice middle eastern music

Nairn Provost, Councillor Liz MacDonald,
with one of the belly-dancers

The opening concert at the Bandstand seen from my apartment

This year's Nairn Book & Arts Festival is part of Highland 2007

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Although the photographs I took show a cloudy Nairn, soon after the event ended at about 4pm the sun started to shine brightly, as was forecast - this is all part of the joy of a Scottish summer!

One of the events I shall be attending during the Nairn Book & Arts Festival will be a performance by Raphael Wallfisch next Thursday at nearby Clifton House, when we will be treated to a performance of Bach Suites for solo cello; this will be the inaugural performance of the final season of Nairn Performing Arts Guild (of which I am a member) during which concerts are being held at Clifton House, as the owners will move early next year to a home they are building in the countryside near Nairn; it promises to be a wonderful finalé season there.

If you are planning a visit to Nairn, then you might be interested in visiting the visit NAIRN website.

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