Finally, February is here and the longest yard that is January is well behind us now. Inverness wakes from its extended post-festive slumber and now we can poke our wee heads out of the blanket and have a good swatch at what good stuff there is to do outside our collective duvet.
So, if you fancy braving the weird weather and coming back to life with Inverness Taxis, here’s some of the best stuff that’s going on in Inverness during February –
Februa by Julia Smith – Castle Gallery
This exhibition of illustrated tableware by artist Julia Smith is a day by day depiction of wildlife, plants, traditions, and folklore from the month of February. This exhibition is being shown on selected days between the 8th – 29th of February. Please check the gallery’s event page for more information.
Friday 14th February
Peat and Diesel – Ironworks
Peat and Diesel gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years or so with sold-out shows popping up all over the country. The Trad band of choice for old and young and everyone in-between returns to the Ironworks on Valentine’s day to noise up Inverness and leave a heart-shaped mark on the lives of the lucky who manage to snatch a ticket.
Please see the Ironworks website for more details.
Anti-Valentine’s Drag Night Fundraiser for Highland Pride – Botanic House
Highland Pride’s winter schedule starts this month and its Anti-Valentine offer looks like a beauty! Stellar Drag acts such as Ivanna Fucalotte, Venus Guytrap and Jamie McCormick will be on hand at Botanic House Inverness to keep you entertained on Valentine’s Night with angry love songs and the best breakup songs to sing along to! All money raised on the night will go towards Highland Pride 2020 in Inverness on Sunday 19th July 2020.
Tuesday 18th February
Eugene Ripper Wee Poetry Book Launch – Market Bar
Join Eugene Ripper, Canadian punk pioneer as he marks the Inverness release of a new single “Ride The Northern Train/Dark as a Dungeon” and the launch of his book of “Rock n Roll Poetry” featuring select illustrations by Scotland’s Ross Craig (Zi Illustrations / Black Cat Bone)
From his roots in alt-punk right the way through to his enduring solo career featuring a mashup of punk, folk, roots, and rock n roll, Ripper continues to delight crowds across the world and this event in the Market Bar is a must-see for fans of punk and poetry and pints wherever that intersects!
Sunday 23rd February
Highland Pride Winter Walk – Eden Court
Join Highland Pride for their Winter Pride Walk. Bring your friends and family and help celebrate with Highland Pride during LGBT History Month.
The walk will leave from outside Eden Court Theatre at 1 pm and head through the Islands before ending back at Eden Court again.
Flags and banners are encouraged, as well as remembering to wrap up warm with coats, scarves, hats and gloves, because this is the Highlands, and this is winter!
This is a free event and everyone is welcome including dogs.
Saturday 29th February
The Dangleberries – Raigmore Motel
The Dangleberries are best described as ‘Pipe Rock’. Their music comprises a mixture between their own compositions and raucous covers that include Boney M’s “Rasputin / Daddy Cool”, Paolo Nutini’s “New Shoes”, and an interesting medley of The Killers & Black-Eyed Peas, with the bagpipes, to name but a few. They’ll be playing at the hallowed ground of the Raigmore Motel and there is sure to be some amount of dancing done that night!