Past Events

Date/Time Event
Friday, March 27, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Culture Café Exchange 2015
Moray College UHI, Elgin

What knowledge and skills do we need as a sector to grow, build and achieve success?
Culture Cafe Exchange is built upon conversation – just like every conversation you’ve ever had at a conference, networking event or meeting. The event is routed in what people want and need, whether that be finding new sources of funding, learning how to manage a contacts database, dealing with email overload or tackling self-employed accounts. Whatever is important to you can be discussed at Culture Cafe Exchange, making the event interesting, topical and timely.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
12:00 am
Culture Cafe - The Walking Institute
Aroma Café, Covesea Links

As part of the Moray Walking Festival, Culture Café, presents an evening about the Walking Institute. Founded by Deveron Arts, (based in Huntly, a previous Creative Place winner) the Walking Institute explores, researches and celebrates the human pace by bringing walking and other journeying activities together with arts and other cultural disciplines and people from all walks of life. As well as the usual Culture Café warm hospitality and good food there will be a walking event with Aminder Virdee, a London born artist and disability equality activist, currently residing in Scotland and working with Deveron Arts, as well as a talk by Director of Deveron Arts Claudia Zeiske and other guests.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015
12:00 am - 8:30 pm
Findhorn Bay Arts' Culture Cafe
Victoria Hotel, Forres

Findhorn Bay Arts are hosting a Culture Café on Thursday 17th December 2015 at the Victoria Hotel, Forres, 6:30pm-8:30pm, to enable artists, businesses and community groups to come together and explore their creative ideas. The event provides an ideal opportunity to find out about Project Arts – a Creative Place initiative that aims to support closer working practice between artists, businesses and community groups.

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Friday, February 26, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Culture Cafe Exchange 2016
Moray UHI, Elgin

Lets Talk About Money…
Cafe Exchange is not your usual conference. It’s an un-conference. It’s democratic and engaging, and your contribution is way more important than the keynote speech. Roanne Dods is this year’s facilitator, who will lead the discussions. Expect networking, good food/drink and conversation about what matters to you.

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Friday, February 26, 2016
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MC3 Opening
MC3, Elgin

With DJ sets, live drawing and beautiful local food and drink, MC3: Creative Spaces invite you to our new studios in Elgin.

Come and meet our resident artists, see our facilities and hear what our plans are and how you could be part of MC3. Plus, get your chance to say what YOU, the creative community of Elgin and Moray, would like to see in our space!

Free but please book your place to help with catering numbers.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildbird – Collaboration & Partnership Working
Garmouth Hotel, Garmouth

Join the team from Wildbird for an evening discussing partnership and collaborative working, what has worked and what hasn’t?… do you find the right partnerships and how can collaborative working enrich your work, increase your reach and grow your audience?

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Thursday, July 21, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Disability and the Arts
Community Cafe, Forres, Forres

This Culture Café will focus on disability in the arts, an expansive topic to discuss in one night but host Karl has said of the evening, “The aim of this Culture Cafe event will be to encourage and stimulate conversation and generally raise the profile of disability in the arts; from access and inclusion to participation and the work of artists who identify as disabled. This is pretty huge and brings with it issues, not least categorising all conditions and impairments as as the same, but generally speaking there is still a lack of awareness and understanding, my hit is to just open it wide.”

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Working with Businesses
Findhorn Church, Findhorn

Right Lines, a writer- led production company based in Moray, invites you for an evening of discussion on how arts organisations can successfully work with businesses. From their recent experience of working with SEPA, sponsors of their acclaimed production Rapid Departure, David Smith and Euan Martin will give insight into how they developed a good working relationship with the organisation and secured match funding with Arts & Business Scotland. In addition, Carl Watts, Head of Programmes for Arts & Business Scotland will give some background to the Arts & Business Scotland membership network, training prorgammes and funding scheme. Food and refreshments available. This Culture Cafe event is part of the Forres area Creative Place Programme.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Official Launch of Filmcraft Moray
Transition Town Forres, Forres Moray

The first Culture Cafe of 2017 is hosted by Filmcraft Moray, a new Community Interest Company set up by Sven Skatun and Tim Flood. “Our vision is to see film make a difference in our community. This autumn we put that vision into practice by collaborating with Creative Visions Moray to produce the successful social history documentary feature – The Royal Burgh of Forres. This Culture Cafe is a networking event with a brief presentation about Filmcraft Moray and how producing films and projects can build an active and creative community.”

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Moray Art Centre, Findhorn Moray

Moray Art Centre, in partnership with The Phoenix Community Store & Phoenix Cafe, would like to invite you to ‘Tea @ Two’ – an afternoon to enjoy a selection of fine afternoon teas, cakes and biscuits in the centre’s Creative Lounge. There will be guided tour of the facilities, opportunity to meet the Centre Manager, Blythe Storm, as well as ample time to network with fellow creatives in this informal afternoon get together. Free – but please book to assist with catering.

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