The Scottish Parliament's Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/european-committee.aspx are conducting an inquiry into Scotland's TV and film industry. The Committee wants to look at ways to strengthen and develop the sector using recommendations from the Screen Sector Leadership Group's report.
Irish fisherman and singer song-writer Martyn Travis and band (with Thurso musician Donald McNeill) will be at The Halladale Inn, Melvich on Saturday Sept 30th and- okay okay - they will also be in Thurso at the Tempest Cafe on Thursday 28th and Mr C's on Fri 29th ;-) Check it out, promote and attend live entertainment in the North. Please post and share this information..
Quintet Cairdeas - Rossini • Hoad • Schubert. Thurso West Church.
Two lost dogs have been discovered and returned to their home at the Town House after decades in storage. The two stone dogs, which originally stood proudly on the top of the Town House, had been missing for many years, until by strange coincidence, within hours of the unveiling of the Town House, they mysteriously reappeared.
Saturday 23 September at 7.30pm. At the Mill Theatre, Thurso.
Tuition in a variety of instruments by local tutors, group and individual. Instruments available or bring your own.
*** Note this event takes place in Pulteneytown People's Project (PPP) ***Straight from the Edinburgh fringe festival... A love story.
Join us for a performance by Hebrides Ensemble's Huw Watkins and some of the finest young musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Acclaimed pianist and composer, Huw, will be joining RCS students as part of the Ensembles' Hebrides Academy programme, which offers expert coaching and performance opportunities to musicians and composers.
A delightful show for children and families... One Man Shoe, is a delightful show for children and families, performed by Jango Starr.
Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail (The Royal National Mòd) will return to Lochaber next month (Friday 13 October - Saturday 21 October 2017) for what's set to be a record-breaking year for the festival, with participant numbers expected to exceed 3,600 - the highest in a decade. The nine-day spectacular of Gaelic music, arts and sport will take place in Fort William for the first time in ten years and, this year, will welcome representatives from towns and cities that the Mòd hasn't seen in generations.
To celebrate International Literacy Day you are invited to a selfie competition, it will run until Friday the 29th of September and we would like your selfies of you reading. There is a prize bundle for the most inventive selfie.
Wick players Christmas pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk Wednesday 13th Thursday 14th Friday 15th and Saturday 16th (matinee) December 2017. Any organisations or groups ( more than 10) interesting in a block booking form can contact Allan Bruce on 07789555132..
Thurso Players presents the well known story and musical of the Wizard of Oz made famous by the film with Judy Garland as Dorothy. The original book was called The wonderful Wizard of Oz by L.Frank Baum.
Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has today announced Glasgow-born screenwriter Nicole Taylor as the new EIFF Screenwriter-in-Residence. The appointment will see Taylor receive a bursary of £7,500 and access to the four Edinburgh universities between now and June 2018, when the 72nd edition of the film Festival will take place.
RAVENSKALD WRITERS' WORKSHOP Poetry - Story - Play with GEORGE GUNN 12th September 2017 - 17th April 2018 Tuesday Evenings 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm Community Room, Thurso Library, Davidson's Lane, Thurso Davidson's Lane, Thurso KW14 7AF Tel: 01847 893237 Join poet and playwright George Gunn on your personal creative journey from the poem, through the short story to the formal destination of the stage play. In these 16 workshops we will look at how poetry generates story.
Recently re-branded North Lands Creative (Formerly North Lands Creative Glass) has successfully completed a re-structuring and held an international conference ahead of an exciting new programme of activities. Located in the delightful village of Lybster, Caithness the organisation is planning a colourful, vibrant and engaging programme of workshops, classes and exhibitions on the Lybster campus, complimented by associated events that include bite-size tours, studio talks, curator/ artist in conversation events, workshops and schools visits.
In practically every town of any size there was a folk club packed with people enthusiastically joining in with the laughter and sing-a-long and music of the time. These days may have passed but the songs are still there, just very few people singing them.
An afternoon of recital of operatic songs and arias Baritone Leslie O'Neill will be accompanied by local musician Susan Dingle in a recital of operatic arias and songs. Leslie O'Neill studied with Jeffrey Neilson-Taylor in Glasgow.
An afternoon of Clarsach and Fiddle A performance by Harmony & Horsehair, local musicians George Pain (fiddle) and Susanne Lloyd-Jones (clarsach). Susanne Lloyd-Jones studied at Trinity College, London and followed a career in teaching and examining before moving to Caithness in 2014.
Scots, Irish and Cape Breton Fusion of Songs, Tunes and Stepdance A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation.