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Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

LIVING is the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful – into one he can say has been lived to the full. "Bill Nighy is brilliant in this graceful, […]

Lulo Reinhardt and Yuliya Lonskaya 

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Lulo Reinhardt, from Germany (Koblenz) is the grandnephew of Django Reinhardt and has toured in the UK several times in the past 10 years, including an appearance at Cork Jazz Festival and a prior performance here at Universal Hall. Whilst Lulo has a repertoire of Romany swing as you might expect, he has extended and […]

Who Killed My Father

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

surrogate presents Who Killed My Father, based on the book by Édouard Louis, translated by Lorin Stein and adapted and directed for stage by Nora Wardell. Growing up gay in a small town in France, Édouard endured the violence and homophobia of his alcoholic, right-wing father, a factory worker. In 2000, his father suffered an accident […]

Shooglenifty

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Shooglenifty was formed in 1990 by musicians from the Scottish Highlands, Orkney and Edinburgh. Its bright spark was the idea of fusing traditional and traditional-sounding melodies with the beats and bass-lines of a mixed bag of more contemporary influences. As happy playing a small highland village hall as they are on an outdoor festival stage […]

Budapest Café Orchestra

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Budapest Café Orchestra, a refreshingly unconventional and snappily attired boutique orchestra, was established in 2009 by British composer and violinist Christian Garrick, going on to win legions of fans with their magical and infectious performances. They are a small but impeccably formed ensemble of just four players, combining violin, guitar, accordion, double bass, saz and […]

SOLD OUT! Scottish Chamber Orchestra Strings

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

This event is now completely SOLD OUT! Eine Kleine Nachtmusik BOCCHERINI arr Strings: Quintet Op 30 No 6 in C ‘Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid’BOCCHERINI: Cello Concerto in G, G480MOZART arr Strings: Fantasie in F minor for Mechanical Organ, K608MENDELSSOHN: String Symphony No 10 in B minorMOZART: Serenade in G, K525 ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’ […]

Duncan Chisholm & Hamish Napier

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Duncan Chisholm and Hamish Napier are delighted to announce a return to their roots, performing in bespoke venues across the Highlands in June 2023. These special concerts will be performed in venues much-loved by Duncan and Hamish, and will no doubt prove to be an exclusive and intimate experience. Duncan Chisholm is one of Scotland’s […]

SKETCHES

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

A new production by choreographer Katie Armstrong created in collaboration with multi award winning DJ and Composer Mariam Rezaei. Described as a “brilliantly bizarre…beautiful whirlwind”, SKETCHES is inspired by Bachs' Violin Concerto in A Minor, and incorporates a group of dancers, a string quintet and an onstage DJ. Keep your eyes peeled for SKETCHES Film […]

Tashi Lhunpo Monks – THE POWER OF COMPASSION

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery open a magical window on to a world of reincarnation and Buddhist mysticism which has inspired audiences in theatres and festivals throughout the world. From the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to swirling costumed masked dances accompanied by ancient Tantric musical instruments including horns made from human […]

Dunedin Consort – Out of Her Mouth

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

OUT OF HER MOUTH Cantatas by Elizabeth Jacquet de la GuerreIn partnership with HERA, Mahogany Opera and the National Centre for Early Music Programme: Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre Cantates Bibliques: ‘Judith’, ‘Rachel’ & ‘Susanne’ Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s twelve biblical cantatas are extraordinary historical jewels. Written by a woman, about women, for women, […]

Blood Harmony

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Brought up in a highly musical family, it was no surprise that Örn Eldjárn and Ösp Eldjárn would often collaborate throughout their artistic careers spanning two decades. They have now joined forces again, returning to their folky roots to perfect the ‘Blood Harmony’ concept - which happens when close family members sing together. Örn and […]

Yann Tiersen & QUINQUIS — Kerber Solo Piano (music)

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Join Yann Tiersen & QUINQUIS on their Musical Sailboat Adventure! Embark on a unique musical journey with Breton composer Yann Tiersen and QUINQUIS as they set sail on their sailboat, Ninnog, for a series of performances across Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England, and the Faroe Islands. This tour is not just about music – it’s a […]

Theatre of the 7 Directions – Summer Play (theatre)

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

After devising a show together for 10 days, Theatre of the 7 Directions 2023 Summer Campers perform their final show in Universal Hall. They have been guided by T7D Director Laura Pasetti. Entry is by donation, with all proceeds going to bursaries for subsidised places for economically disadvantaged young people in future Summer Camps. This […]

Joachim Goerke – Piano Songs for Silence – A Meditative Sound Experience with Audience Participation

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Joachim Goerke is a singer, composer and an exceptional pianist. He incorporates excellent technique with intuitive, authentic playing. His music transcends the barriers between classical music and jazz – his is a music between worlds. He previously played at Universal Hall during the Findhorn Dance Festival in 2022. He now returns as concert pianist and […]

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham – SOLD OUT

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Please note that this event is now SOLD OUT. Together, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour, they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next! […]

The Fabelmans

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

Inspired by Steven Spielberg's own childhood, rediscover the magic of movies with THE FABELMANS, a coming-of-age story about a young man uncovering a shattering family secret and the power of film and imagination to help us see the truth about ourselves and each other. A timeless tale of heartbreak, healing and hope for the dreamer […]

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM, tells the story of a trainee teacher who's dreams of becoming a singer are interrupted when he is posted to the world's remotest school. The debut feature from Bhutan born and US-educated film-maker Pawo Choyning Dorji', last year it became the first Bhutanese film to get an Oscar nomination […]

Clara Sola

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

CLARA SOLA: It is said that Clara has "supernatural powers". As an unknowing captive to her repressively religious mother, Clara lives a secluded life within the Costa Rican jungle. The arrival of an attractive younger man causes a sexual awakening within her resulting in a new sense of self-awareness. With the natural world finely tuned […]

Keepers of the Light

December, 1900. Three keepers disappear from their post on the Flannan Isles lighthouse, west of the Outer Hebrides. What happened to the men has never been answered and becomes the talking point for three technicians who find themselves stranded on the remote station.  Join Davie, Alec and Mac as they delve into the mystery and step […]

Man Shed

Universal Hall The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

How does a man find his purpose when he grows older, and all the major life events come thick and fast? Should he retire to the solitude of The Shed as usual and escape from the world, or should he get out and try something new? When the familiar rules no longer apply, is it […]