Ecovillage, Universal Hall

Findhorn Foundation

The world famous Foundation is a community not to be missed, and is only a 10 minute walk from Myrtle Cottage. You are welcome to wander round, or take a guided tour. The Blue Angel Cafe serves the best ever almond croissants, made daily by a French patissier in Nairn!!

For details of the Foundation, and the courses they offer, take a look at their website.

For a glance at the Eco Village at the Findhorn, take a look at this website.

Universal Hall

The Universal Hall, located at the Foundation, is an engaging performance space, where you sit almost on stage. This list of upcoming events has been sourced from the Findhorn Foundation website.

Next Month at the Universal Hall

Dear Subscriber,

Here’s the latest newsletter from the Universal Hall, Findhorn. It contains information about shows and films in the Hall in the coming month – scroll down to reveal. More details of future events are on our website – Please note – the details of the Aberdeen International event on Aug 1st have changed – the up to date information is here. It differs from the listing in our Good Gig Guide for Autumn (which is now printed and out).

Dave Till
Universal Hall Publicity, 01309 691170 email:

We Think Not

Saturday 28th Jul, 7:30 pm

This Bodysurf Scotland event features dancers Karl Jay-Lewin and Anushiye Yarnell with choreography by Deborah Hay – a leading experimental dance icon whose uncompromising approach continues to drive dance forward. Two mindfully embodied dancers perform adaptations of Hay’s wonderful score I Think Not.
Karl Jay-Lewin “…has moved audiences to tears, laughter and exasperation in equal measure.”
Anushiye Yarnell “Somehow the next unrecognizable moment unfolds the same as the last” WHOLLY HOLEY HOLY.
We Think Not will evoke a sense of simple humanity and has been described as defying interpretation and mischievous. There will be two performances: Sat 28th July 7.30pm and Sun 29th July 1.30pm

Tickets available at the Phoenix Stores 01309 690110 and online at – see below for the links

For online tickets for the 28th July at 7.30pm click here:
For online tickets for the 29th July at 1.30pm click here:

Price: £5

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

Wednesday 1st Aug, 7:30 pm

In our umpteenth year of being a venue for this great festival, we are delighted to host a young and fantastic world youth group. For the Manama Youth Folk Band song holds a prominent place in their traditions and customs. Hailing from Bahrain, they seek to revive the traditions of folk music in the hearts of young people and to promote the traditions to as broad an audience as possible. Our prospective second troupe Kasaah from Ghana have experienced visa problems (an increasing issue with performers coming over from Africa) and will not now be coming. The show will go on with the Manama Youth Folk Band only, and we will now reduce the ticket price to £5 for all, and offer a partial refund to ticket holders who paid the full price unless they do not want to take up the option of attending in which case we’ll refund them fully. Under 11′s now come free.

Tickets not now available online.
Tickets at this new price will be sold on the door on the night only. Details on our posters and in our Good Gig Guide are outdated and this is the latest.

Price: £5

Angus: Weaver of Grass

Saturday 4th Aug, 2:00 pm

Presented by the magical Horse and Bamboo Theatre Company, Angus MacPhee’s life is seen as a tale of illness, lost traditions and magical hats made of grass “stunning like sunbursts”. Raised on South Uist, and severely affected by WWII Angus spent 50 years in a psychiatric hospital. He did not speak; instead he wove remarkable costumes out of grass. By using the sounds, songs and images of the Outer Hebrides, plus masks and puppetry, film and animation, Horse and Bamboo make exciting theatre. Angus features Gaelic singer Mairi Morrison and grass replicas by Joanne B Kaar. Suitable for all ages except perhaps very little children.

“Physical, emotional and aural beauty… their collective artistry is awesome” The Stage

Too book online click here
Tickets now in the Phoenix Stores 01309 690110.

Price: £7 / £6 concs/£4 U16’s (concessions)


Friday 10th Aug, 8:00 pm

Kakatsitsi are a group of traditional drummers, dancers and singers from the Ga tribe of Southern Ghana, with their roots in the fishing community of Jamestown. Their music takes traditional rhythms and chants from their own Ga tradition and those of a variety of other West African cultures, rearranging them in a modern and accessible way. Kakatsitsi’s music combines traditional drumming grooves played on a wide variety of West African drums with melodies from bamboo flutes, xylophone and traditional chants sung in six part harmony.

To book online click here
Tickets now in the Phoenix Stores 01309 690110.

Price: £10 / £8 concs/£6 U16’s (concessions)

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Sunday 26th Aug, 7:30 pm

In 1988, two members from two of Scotland’s leading bands, “The Boys of The Lough” and “Silly Wizard”, came together to work on a television series. You could say “the rest is history”. Phil Cunningham is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative accordion players of the times; Aly Bain is Scotland’s supreme traditional-style fiddler. Together they create sublime, inspired music. 24 years on, both now an MBE, they are filling not only small village halls, but in all of our major performance venues. In 2005 they were awarded Best Duo in the annual BBC Folk Awards. And of course we are delighted to welcome them back to the Universal Hall. Book early their last show here sold out promptly.
“They are probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear” Mike Russell

To book online click here
Tickets now in the Phoenix Stores 01309 690110.

Price: £16 / £14 (concessions)


Unless otherwise specified (and not movies which are pay on the door), advance tickets can be booked usually one or two weeks in advance at the Phoenix Stores, Findhorn, 01309 690110 and on-line at booking fee per ticket). Both these outlets take credit cards but please note: we cannot take credit cards for tickets bought on the night at the venue. Cash or cheques only on the night.

Universal Hall events are supported by:

Arts Council of MorayMoray WebNorth East Arts Touring 

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