We have regular activities, classes and events throughout the year at our venues as well as special events for residents and the wider Forres area community. There is something for everyone.
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Regular Activities & Events
Film Forres is a community-based interest group which promotes a range of community film activities for the Forres area. These include: film screenings for different age-groups, providing use of the film equipment to other groups for screenings, performance and related activities. They run a film programme from Forres Town Hall.
- Website: filmforres.co.uk
Forres and District Pipe Band
Forres and District Pipe Band has a long history of playing for local community events, Highland games and for local people on their special occasions. It has regularly performed at the European Pipe Band Championships which was held in our home town until 2017 and at the Highland Military Tattoo, Fort George which also ended in 2017. Over the past few years the Pipe Band has gone through a transformation for the better and has welcomed many new players and it has re-equipped with new instruments and uniforms. The Pipe Band regularly meets at Forres Town Hall.
- Website: forrespipeband.co.uk
Scottish country dancing in Forres and Nairn provides opportunities for local people to Dance Scottish with them, for fun, fitness and friendship. Scottish country dancing is an easy way to keep the brain and body active, and to meet new people. Spend an evening with them and find out why this form of dance – enjoyed by people of every age and ability all over the world – is so popular. They meet weekly in Forres Town Hall.
- Website: rscdsforres.org.uk
Forres Camera Club
Forres Camera Club was formed in 1976, back in the days of celluloid and hypo. The original members laid the foundations of a club which is committed to developing the photographic skills of its members while at the same time valuing humour and a friendly, sociable atmosphere. New members are always made welcome and before joining may attend for a couple of weeks to see if the club is for them.
- Website: forrescameraclub.co.uk
Turning Point is a church of ordinary people committed to working out what it really means to follow Jesus Christ every day. They meet together on a Sunday in an informal and relaxed way at the Town Hall to share music, real life stories, fun, laughter and talks which help to make sense of life.
Varis Players are an amateur dramatics group based in Forres. They hold Christmas Pantomimes and Spring Plays. As a registered charity organisation they strive to give a wide range of people access to the theatrical arts in the rural area. Practices are held at Forres Town Hall.
- Website: varisplayers.co.uk
Forres OAP Association
Forres OAP Association is a friendly group of older people, getting together to enjoy weekly meetings featuring entertainment, raffles, and of course tea and biscuits. New members are always welcome.
- Contact: June Kirk on 01309 673194
Forres Arthritis Support Group
Forres Arthritis Support Group is a friendly group providing a Social and Support network for those living with arthritis. Meeting in the Town Hall every 3rd Thursday of the month between September and November 7pm
- Contact: Marie McKay 01309 673505.
Mollie Powney – “Millennials Pound Class – Rock With Us”
An exercise class with a difference, using drum sticks. This class is specifically tailored to 15-25 year olds! A party fitness session held at Forres Town Hall every Thursday evening! Fantastic way to socialise keep fit and enjoy fitness! Music is scientifically proven to help with Mental Heath, it empowers & motivates you. It also improves your mood, and inspires you to keep going even when things get tough! Exercise, dancing, moment in all forms releases endorphins in the brain which make you feel good ! Your body sweats as it burns fat and builds muscle whilst your brain is as happy as can be!
So combine both music and exercise…. your day is going to get a hell of a lot better ! Workout to good music and let’s get through this together!
- Contact: Mollie Powney firstname.lastname@example.org 07592790317
Highland Youth Theatre
Although principally based in Inverness and Elgin, Highland Youth Theatre aims to inspire and ignite a passion for all things “arts” within children and young people. With classes encompass singing, dance, drama and musical theatre and are open to children aged 5-18 years. Approximately 2 or 3 times a year the Highland Youth Theatre hold a theatre play exhibition within Forres Town Hall which is one of the few halls in the area with a working stage. Something the children rarely experience.
- Contact: Gillian Murdoch email@example.com
Scottish Association for Mental Health
SAMh Thursday Group meeting weekly in a small group for people aged between 18 and 65 within Forres.
- Contact: Tracy Grant 01343 542781
New Moray Lets
Every quarter the group holds a “Trade Fair” at Forres Town Hall. Members of a Local Exchange Trading System in the North of Scotland, the project started in June 1997.
- Contact: Stewart Noble 01309 676128 or firstname.lastname@example.org