5 feelgood things to do in Inverness this weekend
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With Irish star Nathan Carter, a one-man play, live music and art on show.
1 Country star's Highland dates
Nathan Carter is a sensation! In Ireland he outsold One Direction, Pharrell Williams and Michael Buble, and became the first country act to reach number one in the Irish charts in 2013 after Garth Brooks, six years before. Catch his last two Inverness performances this time round on Friday and Saturday.
2 Reflecting on the importance of the man cave
The Men's Shed movement has become something of a national phenomenon for providing men not just with a space to share and develop their practical skills in a fun environment but also to stave off loneliness, and share their hopes and fears in a way that many may not have benefited from before. Inspired by the work of the Scottish Men’s Sheds Association, Man Shed is a one-man theatre piece by Right Lines Productions which explores the joy of sheds, the pain of loss and the comfort of friendship.
3 Music for all
Organised and run by Ardersier International Folk Club this year's Ardersier Folk Festival begins on Friday with a ceilidh dance, continuing on Saturday and Sunday with workshops, sessions and concerts featuring an array of talent.
4 Classical entertainment for a good cause
Enjoy some great music and help a good cause at the same time at Inverness Cathedral on Sunday. Soprano Kathryn Arnauld will be accompanied by flute and piano for performances of works by Handel, Debussy, Faure and more from 3.30-4.30pm (doors open at 3pm for cake and tea). Tickets priced £10 will be available at the door with proceeds going to Alzheimers Scotland and local music group Sounds Familiar.
5 Showcasing the city's artistic talent
Art by more than 200 different artists is on show and for sale at the WASPS Creative Arts Academy in Inverness this week, in the latest outing for The Art Society of Inverness's traditional annual exhibition at the WASPS Creative Arts Academy in the city this week. Catch it from 10am-5pm every on Saturday or from 10am-3pm on Sunday. As well as original paintings, prints and cards are also available. Admission is free.