Silver Raising Course
Friday, 25 May–Sunday, 27 May
The Stables, Cromarty
Learn how to raise a cup from sheet metal, using various hand tools and traditional silversmithing techniques. The vibrant course taught by Ndidi Ekubia a contemporary silversmith will help you to explore, design and make a metal cup out of copper or silver. This interactive course will engage and inspire.
Ndidi Ekubia is a contemporary silversmith who has been creating stunning silverware from London since 1998. Through her use of traditional hand-raising techniques Ndidi’s statement pieces take on fluid and sensual forms with both a sculptural and functional identity. Her work swirls with vitality, and ranges in scale from domestic bowls, drinking vessels and vases, to spectacular wine coolers, salvers and centrepieces.
£315 + cost for silver (at cost price, approx. £100). Working in silver is optional but we need to know at time of booking. If you prefer to only work in copper (this is included in price), that''s no problem. All materials provided and a delicious, home-made lunch is included each day.
Quiz Night at the Cromarty Arms
Saturday, 26 May at 8.00pm
to raise funds for the Cromarty Harbour Trust
£5 per person, teams of five maximum
Contact Helen at the Arms to book a table or meal
Grand Auction of Promises
Follow link to bidding items and procedure
Should you wish to bid on a lot but can’t get along on the night, commission bids will be accepted.
Fran McGillivray and Mike Burke
First time touring the Highlands for this exciting and compelling duo with a strong following on the blues and roots music scene.
Fran McGillivray (vocals, bass guitar) and Mike Burke (acoustic, electric & resonator guitars, mandola, mandolin & vocals) are former founder members of the legendary urban blues outfit So Long Angel. Their own vibrant and original songs are complemented by soulful, dynamic and powerful interpretations of songs from abroad range of genres, from Americana through to Country & Blues.After years honing their craft, the duo have developed a unique take on roots music and an amazing empathy on stage. As well as performing at major festivals in Europe and the UK, they are regulars on the club and concert circuit, and on BBC and local music radio shows. Fran & Mike have recorded four CDs - the latest is Midnight Call.
Doors open 19.30. BYOB
Tickets: £11 (£9 concession; £5 under 16)
To reserve your ticket, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or tel: 01381 600354. Can also purchase on the door if there is availability.