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22/6/2017
A new concept for the Gathering Place Inverness begins today
The artists selected for an iconic centrepiece of River Ness Public Art Programme have been announced today, 22 June 2017, at a stakeholder event held in Eden Court.   The concept for the new "Gathering Place" feature will be developed by the artists, Sans façon and OSA, through consultation with people who know, live by and use the river in Inverness.  
21/6/2017
Highland Wind Band debut CD recordingThumbnail for article : Highland Wind Band debut CD recording
Members and staff of Highland Youth Wind Band,(one of the eight Highland Young Musicians groups, with members from all over Highland, will be travelling to Glasgow on Sunday (25 June 2017) to embark on a 2-day professional recording of music from this year's band repertoire.   Music Development Officer for The Highland Council, Norman Bolton said: "Highland Youth Wind Band has been performing to the highest levels over the past couple of years and the opportunity to record the group before many of this years experienced and loyal senior players leave school was just too good to refuse.  
19/6/2017
Dingwall Rock Challenge Champs Congratulated
The Dingwall and Seaforth Ward Councillors are delighted that the team from Dingwall Academy have been crowned the new Scottish Rock Challenge champions.   Four Highland teams from Thurso, Alness, Invergordon and Dingwall were among the 10 schools performing at Dundee's Caird Hall on Friday night in front of a sold-out audience of 1700.  
8/6/2017
Independent label receives funding for digital release of first artistThumbnail for article : Independent label receives funding for digital release of first artist
Belladrum Festival record label's first signed artist will go on digital release after receiving funding from the Innovate Your Business Scheme.   Within four months, 20 year old Tamzene from Cromarty has gone from busking to showcasing in front of global music industry representatives, as well as recording and performing at festivals at home and abroad.  
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7/6/2017
Apply now for Highland Young Musicians groups
Young musicians attending Highland Schools are being invited to apply now for fantastic high quality musical experiences with the Highland Young Musicians groups in 2017/18.   Information leaflets for potential new members can be obtained by emailing hym@highland.gov.uk.  
6/6/2017
Prima Dance is coming to CAITHNESS!!!Thumbnail for article : Prima Dance is coming to CAITHNESS!!!
Calling all freestyle enthusiasts - past, present and future! Come along to our open day to see what freestyle is all about in 2017 - you're in for a treat.   Reminisce with your old dancing pals and catch up on all the stories from your fab freestyle years.  
6/6/2017
50 pupils attend Highland Brass Day!Thumbnail for article : 50 pupils attend Highland Brass Day!
Fifty pupils from across Highland schools attended a Brass Day held in Inverness on Wednesday 31 May, organised by Highland Council's Instrumental Tuition Service.   Those who attended were all relative beginners on their instruments and the event aimed to inspire and motivate the pupils by giving them the experience of playing in a larger group than they would ever be able to in their weekly lesson scenario.  
5/6/2017
The Secret North - 22 June at Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : The Secret North - 22 June at Lyth Arts Centre
Bringing together six world-class musicians from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Scandinavia in a cross-cultural celebration of new music that bridges the divide between folk, classical, traditional and avant-garde in six new compositions.   DATE: June 22, 2017.  
5/6/2017
CAITHNESS HANDBELL CELEBRATION JUNE 25, 2017Thumbnail for article : CAITHNESS HANDBELL CELEBRATION JUNE 25, 2017
Celebrating the Art of Bellringing in Caithness.   This unique concert will bring together, for the first time, the three established bellringing teams in Caithness.  
5/6/2017
SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Comes to Thurso!Thumbnail for article : SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Comes to Thurso!
Come see "one of the finest ensembles of its kind in the world today" (BBC Music Magazine) in Thurso! The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) will return to Thurso High School for a wonderful evening of live music, featuring SCO Principal Clarinet Maximiliano Martín as soloist.   WHEN Friday 9 June - Thurso High School, 8pm WHAT GREIG - Holberg Suite, Op 40 CRUSELL - Clarinet Concerto No 2 in F minor LARSSON - Pastoral Suite, Op 19 SCHUBERT - Symphony No 3 in D There's a distinct Scandinavian flavour to this sunny, lyrical programme from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.  
5/6/2017
LYTHARTS 40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - EXHIBITION OPENING JUNE 30, 2017Thumbnail for article : LYTHARTS 40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - EXHIBITION OPENING JUNE 30, 2017
40 Years of Art, Music and Entertainment This year at Lyth Arts Centre we celebrate our 40th year of Art, Music and Entertainment.  We would love for you to join us for some cake and cava as we open our Summer Exhibition.  
31/5/2017
North music students to perform at Inverness showcaseThumbnail for article : North music students to perform at Inverness showcase
North music students will be showcasing their talents in Inverness ahead of Scotland's leading creative industries festival.  Liam Ross (22) from Invergordon and Jamie Bacon (21) from Wick will be playing at a University of the Highlands and Islands' showcase at Mad Hatters on the eve of XpoNorth.  
30/5/2017
WavesThumbnail for article : Waves
Waves is the story of Elizabeth Moncello: of her youth growing up on a small Australian island in the 1930s and how she came to be the unofficial inventor of the butterfly stroke.   An intimate theatrical event combining highly expressive storytelling, delicate movement and splashes of humour to tell Elizabeth's amazing tale of a life fully lived.  
30/5/2017
Poetry Reading By Lydia PopowichThumbnail for article : Poetry Reading By Lydia Popowich
Lydia Popowich reading from her latest book of poetry, 'The Jellyfish Society'.  The poetry of survival and small acts of sabotage, come along and drop in.  
19/5/2017
North Sea Gas ConcertThumbnail for article : North Sea Gas Concert
30th June 2017 Pipe Band Hall, High Street, Wick.   A great night of traditional Scottish folk music with entertaining craic! North Sea Gas are a professional trio who tour extensively in Scotland, Europe and North America.  
13/5/2017
BUDAPEST CAFÉ ORCHESTRA - Pulteneytown Peoples Project (PPP) MAY 15, 2017Thumbnail for article : BUDAPEST CAFÉ ORCHESTRA - Pulteneytown Peoples Project (PPP) MAY 15, 2017
*** Booking is essential to avoid disappointment ***.   Back by extremely popular demand so much we have had to put on an extra concert in a bigger venue! The Budapest Cafe Orchestra were established in 2009 by British composer, violinist and band leader, Christian Garrick.  
13/5/2017
Budapest Cafe Orchestra - Lyth Arts Centre -Tuesday 16th May 2017Thumbnail for article : Budapest Cafe Orchestra - Lyth Arts Centre -Tuesday 16th May 2017
The Budapest Cafe Orchestra went down such a storm last time round in 2015 that we just had to invite them back.  There was so much demand for this amazing group we had to put on a smaller extra afternoon concert to meet the demand for people what to hear them! The band will play a mix of traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the world.  
30/4/2017
Descent - A New Play At Mill Theatre, ThursoThumbnail for article : Descent - A New Play At Mill Theatre, Thurso
Friday 12th May - 7.30pm.   See poster for details A play about love.  
28/4/2017
Free Scottish Book Trust Creative Writing Workshop
Thurso Library May 6th 10am doors, workshop 10:30 - noon This is a free workshop for all ages with the support of Alexandria Patience, local interdisciplinary artist and storyteller, with the hope some will submit a piece of writing for the Scottish Book Trust call for stories on the theme of NOURISH for this years Book Week Scotland free publication.   http://scottishbooktrust.com/writing/nourish/ People can book onto workshops through Eventbrite, which is very simple.  
28/4/2017
The InnocentsThumbnail for article : The Innocents
27 - 29th April.