Eleanor Cameron, Cecilia Baesso and Katy Bell are three classically-trained string players who are to spend a weeks residency at Lyth. We all have the opportunity to hear what they manage to achieve during their visit at a performance on the final Sunday afternoon - guaranteed great musical skill but in a new guise? After a break for tea there will be an optional Q and A session during which you will have the opportunity to share your impressions of this new work.
Netting is a story of fishing widows trying to live their lives after a tragedy. A story about real women - strong but flawed - the play explores how grief changes their relationships.
The Busquitos are four highly entertaining and very funny Dutch musicians who are making a lightening trip to Caithness with just enough time to visit three primary schools as well as performing an evening family show at Lyth. They play and sing a catchy mix of brilliantly performed music and provide light-hearted entertainment to put a smile on every face! They invite everyone to sing along to their catchy, jazzy tunes or dreamy lullabies.
After the stunning success of their November tour, two of Scotlands most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green and Anna Massie follow up their critically acclaimed, third album, Best Day with another tour!! This time, a 9-date UK Tour, in APRIL - taking in venues from London to Plockton and beyond!!! Website - mairearadandanna.com Best Day was recorded at Gran's House Studio in Lamington in the peaceful and picturesque Scottish Borders. Remaining true to their live sound, the album is performed entirely by Mairearad and Anna themselves.
This weekends Scottish Concert Band Festival finals being held in Perth Concert Hall will see representation from two Wind Bands from the Highlands. Saturdays Achieving School Band class will see Lochaber High Schools Senior Band compete against another six groups representing schools from all over Scotland.
St Fergus Gallery and the Science 03 are delighted to invite you and your friends to visit the gallery to use a microscope to get a closer look at various objects and project the images onto a big wall. There will be a good selection of objects you can use but feel free to bring some of your own - be it feathers, sea shells or even a wing of a butterfly.
Wednesday 16th March 2016 715pm Between the Rocks and the Sea BandB 22 Achtoty Aird Skerray By Thurso Caithness KW14 7TH Tel: 01641 521 728 Join Berlin based vegan singer songwriter Emaline Delapaix and her UK born guitarist Lukas Creswell-Rost for an intimate concert and 2 course veggie meal at Between the Rocks and the Sea B andB. Original Alternative Folk-Pop on electric piano, acoustic guitar, baby celtic harp, electric/lapsteel guitar and vocals.
St Fergus Gallery and High Life Highland are delighted to invite you and your friends to join us at a talk by Ian Leith, based on his forthcoming book - Caithness to Patagonia: Distant Lands and Close Relations, on Friday 11th March at 6.00 p.m. The exhibition Stories of the Strangers; running from 5th March to 9th April in St Fergus Gallery takes its inspiration from tales of emigration and the associated challenges.
Rush.dance has just competed at MAD street dance championships in Motherwell. Mad is always a big Scottish street dance comp with all the very best dancers from around Scotland but again our Rush.dance kids performed their way to making finals and bringing home trophies with our Advanced Duos Laya and Chloe taking the top u12 spot and our youngest of our group U8 Novice dancers taking all the top 3 places, 1st Ava, 2nd Hannah and Troy 3rd place.
The EDGE dance studio has just held its first Hip Hop Masterclass of 2016 with one of Scotland's freshest dance choreographers Divine Tasinda from Glasgow. Over the weekend Willie Miller’s plan was to get as much experience from divine as possible, so we put on the three 1 hour dance classes to suit our juniors and senior groups that were booked onto the Masterclass.
We hold classes which are aimed at introducing everyone to Ballroom and Latin dances, but also giving a bit of help to get some confidence to lead and to follow when social dancing too. The classes are at Beginner Level but we also have a later class where the members are working on Medal routines and more advanced steps.
Makar Liz Lochhead, who has been Scotlands National Poet for the last five years, ends her term today (Sunday 31st Jan 2016). During her tenure she has undertaken more than 300 engagements, conducting workshops in schools and prisons as well as representing Scotland in the UK and beyond in venues ranging from as the Scottish Parliament to Westminster Abbey and the Bookworm Festival in China.
2nd - 27th February 2016 Caithness Horizons. See the fantastic work by pupils of Thurso High School..
Flameworking with Ian Pearson. 5-7 April and 18-20 October 2016.
Fantastic to see working with the lovely music and lighting! Really worth taking the time to see this creative masterpiece!.
The Great Tapestry of Scotland was unveiled for the first time after its completion at the Scottish Parliament on 3 September 2013. The Tapestry is one of the most ambitious community arts projects in the world and Inverness Museum & Art Gallery are delighted to be hosting a selection of panels.
The Edge Dance Studio in Thurso marked its 6 month opening with showcase performance at Mount Pleasant school on the 17th of December infront of a sell out crowd. Around 100 studio members, (kids from the age of 2 right up to adults) performed on the night, showcasing 11 different dance styles.
The Board of North Lands Creative Glass is delighted to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Sarmiento as Artistic Director from 1 October 2016. He will succeed Emma Woffenden on the completion of her inspiring three-year term of office, culminating in North Lands 20, the anniversary celebration of its first master class and conference in 1996.
St Fergus Gallery and High Life Highland would like to invite you and your friends to visit Cloth, Paper, Stitch, an exhibition of textile/collage stitched works by our local artist Debbie Lee. Debbie graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1992.
For some great Caithness based music this Christmas take look at Gordon Gunns new CD Wick to Wickham. 10 tracks: Woodlea Mount / The Blue Reel / The Earls Chair * Atlantic Forest / Nearly Not / Colonel Penguin * Ardessie * Fleurs de Mandragore / Over The Moors to Maggie * Money, Stories, Fame....Stuff / Boy On a Headland * Osmosis / Alasdairs Reel / The Grey Coast Reel * Rob of The Strath * Phil - Marina Anderson of Springlands / Limehill / McKinnons Brook / Hamish The Carpenter * Shop Street * Wick to Wickham / Anna and Rob Rowe of Plockton / The Black Stairs.