Highlands

DAWN CHORUS AND BREAKFAST

International Dawn Chorus Day is the worldwide celebration of nature's symphony. Join us to listen in to this spectacular start to the day and identify individual singers. Followed by an outdoor continental breakfast.

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FROM SMALL BEGINNINGS…

This year, the SMHAF Highland exhibition is led by Befrienders Highland, celebrating the arts in mental health recovery. The exhibition includes work by Birchwood Highland, HUG, Brora Learning Zone, Creativity In Care and Caithness MHSG. With grateful support from Highland Council and Eden Court.

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GHOST WORLD

Terry Zwigoff | USA, UK, Germany | 2001 | 111m | 15

Cast: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson

Befrienders Highland invite you to join them for this screening of Ghost World, followed by an audience discussion. After planning to move in together after high school, two devious friends seeking a new direction respond to a dating ad for a joke, only to find it greatly complicates their lives.

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GOOD WILL HUNTING

Gus Van Sant | USA | 1998 | 126m | 15

Cast: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. This screening is presented by Birchwood Highland and will be followed by an audience discussion.

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HIGHLAND GATHERING

Join us for our annual gathering to close SMHAF 2018. The evening will include film screenings and artworks, as well as performances from all the SMHAF Highland partners.

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STORIES ON AN ISLAND

Tales and entertainment to ignite a spark and connect with nature – a fun event for all ages! Meet in the circular, low-walled open space in the centre of the island.

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THE FISHER KING

Terry Gilliam | USA | 1991 | 137m | 15

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant

Creativity In Care CIC present this screening of Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King, which will be followed by a discussion with invited guests. A former radio DJ, despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a homeless man who became an unwitting victim of his actions.

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THE GOOD LIE

Philippe Falardeau | Kenya, India, USA | 2014 | 110m | 12A

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany

This film tells the story of a group of Sudanese refugees who get the chance to resettle in America and the employment counsellor trying to help them find work. Screening at SMHAF 2018 in conjunction with The Highlands Support Refugees. Please feel free to bring blankets, toiletries or practical adults’ or kids’ shoes to donate on the night.

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