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3/11/2015
Shetland Fiddlers Society Trip to John OGroatsThumbnail for article : Shetland Fiddlers Society Trip to John OGroats
On Saturday night, 24 October 2015, in John OGroats there took place something of a Shetland reunion, when Shetland Fiddlers Society entertained in the Seaview Hotel.  Many of the audience with Shetland family connections had travelled from far and near in Caithness, the fiddlers performance was understandably well welcomed and much appreciated, especially Charlie Simpsons historical tune events and tales.  
1/11/2015
MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise applications for January 2016Thumbnail for article : MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise applications for January 2016
Central Saint Martins Granary Building 1 Granary Square King's Cross London, N1C 4AA United Kingdom www.arts.ac.uk The cultural economy—which contributes 7.7bn GBP to the UK economy, an increase of 36% since 2011—increasingly needs multi-skilled individuals who can not only produce the ideas and content for original arts and cultural events, but also provide leadership for the teams that realise them.  On MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise, you'll learn how to manage creativity, but also how to bring creativity to management.  
31/10/2015
Major artwork launched at John O'GroatsThumbnail for article : Major artwork launched at John O'Groats
A major public artwork inspired by the natural force of the tidal races in the Pentland Firth is being officially launched today (Saturday 31 October 2015).   Lord Lieutenant of Caithness Miss Anne Dunnett will say a few words before Alex Kennedy, pupil at Canisbay Primary School, cuts the ribbon to reveal the five metre sculpture named Nomadic Boulders.  
26/10/2015
Thurso Come Dancing Strike Silver! Thumbnail for article : Thurso Come Dancing Strike Silver!
Thurso come Dancing members are going from strength to strength and doing well increasing their levels of dancing that have been recognised in the awards received at recent tests.  10 members travelled to Lossiemouth to be tested and one member was tested on a video.  
24/10/2015
Peter Cattrell, Landscapes from the Western FrontThumbnail for article : Peter Cattrell, Landscapes from the Western Front
St Fergus Gallery, Wick Library To mark the Centenary of the First World War this exhibition of photographic work by Scottish photographer Peter Cattrell includes quiet, reflective landscapes from the Somme.   Catrell's interest in the Somme was sparked upon the discovery of a photograph of his great uncle, William Wyatt Bagshawe, with three of his companions from the Sheffield 'Pals' Battalion.  
22/10/2015
Beginners Social Waltz - Enjoy Monday Nights DancingThumbnail for article : Beginners Social Waltz - Enjoy Monday Nights Dancing
Simplified free style form of Waltz that can be danced on crowded or small dance floors, making it easy to learn and enjoy.   From the very first lesson you'll learn basic steps that help you to negotiate your way around a small or busy dance floor.  
19/10/2015
Calling Potential Arts Students In Caithness - Portfolio Programme Fully fundedThumbnail for article : Calling Potential Arts Students In Caithness - Portfolio Programme Fully funded
Portfolio Programme.   With the support of the Highland Youth Arts Hub, North Lands Creative Glass are offering 10 young people the rare opportunity to attend 2 fully funded residential courses, on site in Lybster.  
19/10/2015
2016 Skills Class Programme At North Lands Creative GlassThumbnail for article : 2016 Skills Class Programme At North Lands Creative Glass
North Lands Creative Glass in Lybster, Caithness, Scotland are delighted to announce the 2016 Skills Class Programme.   Concept, Context, Connection with Carrie Fertig.  
19/10/2015
Film Request: North Lands turns 20! Thumbnail for article : Film Request: North Lands turns 20!
In 2016 North Lands Creative Glass celebrates 20 years of experimenting with glass and connecting with the world from a remote Scottish village.  As part of our celebrations, we are looking for any film taken at any North Lands events over last 20 years to be sent to us.  
15/10/2015
Pinocchio - Pantomime From Wick Players Thumbnail for article : Pinocchio - Pantomime From Wick Players
Tickets go on sale soon for the pantomime from Wick Players.  
14/10/2015
Launch of a new public artwork at John O'GroatsThumbnail for article : Launch of a new public artwork at John O'Groats
31st October 2015.   3:00 pm - Illustrated talk by artists Dalziel and Scullion (booking essential).  
12/10/2015
STU BROWN/JER REID/CATRIONA MCKAY IN CONCERTThumbnail for article : STU BROWN/JER REID/CATRIONA MCKAY IN CONCERT
STU BROWN/JER REID/CATRIONA MCKAY IN CONCERT OCTOBER 14, 2015 NEW MUSIC A chance to hear the latest work from a Lyth Residency by three musicians: Catriona McKay, one of the world's leading exponents of the Scottish harp who pushes it to its limits; Jer Reid, an established figure in Glasgow in the world of improvisation; Stu Brown who has built a strong and diverse musical career in Scotland that encompasses all kinds of percussion.  Expect some cutting-edge stuff from musicians exploring new sonic territory.  
12/10/2015
SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE MUSICIANS IN RECITALThumbnail for article : SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE MUSICIANS IN RECITAL
SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE MUSICIANS IN RECITAL OCTOBER 18, 2015 CHAMBER MUSIC During a Scottish Ensemble Residency based in Inverness, four of their musicians will make a trip to Lyth to work with The Caithness Orchestra.   The Scottish Ensemble musicians are: Violin Cheryl Crockett Violin Bas Treub Viola Catherine Marwood Cello Alison Lawrance This is part of Scottish Ensemble's not just normal concerts when they plan a cluster of events in a specific location and move from the concert hall into the community.  
12/10/2015
EDEN COURT THEATRE PRESENTS 'NOT ABOUT HEROES'Thumbnail for article : EDEN COURT THEATRE PRESENTS 'NOT ABOUT HEROES'
EDEN COURT THEATRE PRESENTS "NOT ABOUT HEROES" OCTOBER 21, 2015 DRAMA Produced by Eden Court Theatre and opening there before touring the Highlands and the rest of Scotland as part of Eden Court's mission to increase theatre production in the Highlands.  The play is directed by Philip Howard, former director of the Traverse Theatre & Dundee Rep.  
12/10/2015
SCOTTISH OPERA IN COSÌ FAN TUTTEThumbnail for article : SCOTTISH OPERA IN COSÌ FAN TUTTE
SCOTTISH OPERA IN COSÌ FAN TUTTE OCTOBER 15, 2015 OPERA *** Note this event takes place at Wick High School ***We are delighted to support Scottish Opera on tour by encouraging you to attend this performance of one of Mozart's best-loved operas, re-staged in 1950s Italy with a great cast and coming to Wick High School.  In opera, the path of true love rarely runs smooth and no more so than in this light-hearted tale of love, lust and fidelity.  
26/9/2015
Rush.dance Haul of Trophies At PerthThumbnail for article : Rush.dance Haul of Trophies At Perth
Rush.dance have just competed at UDO Central Scotland street dance championships in Perth, this is the first Qualifier for next year's World street dance championships.   Thousands of dancers from all over Scotland came all hoping to make a final and qualify for next year’s big one ‘the World championships’ Solo’s U6 Open, Erna Thain *Runner up* (she is only 3 years old and competing against kids up to age 5+ just shows how fantastic this little worker has done) U8 Novice, Troy Giles *WINNER* and new Scottish Central champion, Ava Cook 4th place.  
26/9/2015
Rush.dance Youngest Team Member Shows Talent In PerthThumbnail for article : Rush.dance Youngest Team Member Shows Talent In Perth
Rush.dance have just competed at UDO Central Scotland street dance championships in Perth, this is the first Qualifier for next year's World street dance championships.   The youngest memebr of the Rush.dance team Emma Thain came away as the runner up in the Under 6 age group.  
26/9/2015
Museum of the Year finalists 2015Thumbnail for article : Museum of the Year finalists 2015
The Whitworth was crowned Museum of the Year in July 2015.   See the full list of winners at - http://www.artfund.org/prize/news/2015/july/museum-of-the-year-2015-judges-comments.  
26/9/2015
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery - Open Art ExhibitionThumbnail for article : Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery - Open Art Exhibition
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that the September 2015 Open Art Exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to be viewed online.   The "Open" is a No Theme Art Competition, whereby artists were asked to submit their best representational or abstract artworks on any subject matter.  
26/9/2015
Five must-see autumn exhibitionsThumbnail for article : Five must-see autumn exhibitions
Jacky Klein guides you through some of this autumn's must-see shows; Stand inside a beautiful Indian tent, connect with the Celts through a series of stunning objects, witness exquisite drawings by Titian, enjoy theatrical sculptures by Alexander Calder and get inside the weirdly wonderful world of M.C.  Escher.