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26/9/2015
Ralfy's Photo-art Show at Inverarity, Glasgow, September 2015Thumbnail for article : Ralfy's Photo-art Show at Inverarity, Glasgow, September 2015
if you are around Bath Street in Glasgow during the month of September do pop into Inverarity121 (185a Bath St) and see my whisky-themed pictures which are for sale.  A good shop with great guys looking after it..  
25/9/2015
North Lands Creative Glass Welcomes Equipment Donation From DounreayThumbnail for article : North Lands Creative Glass Welcomes Equipment Donation From Dounreay
North Lands would like to say a huge thank you to our regular lampworking tutor, Ian Pearson and Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd for their kind donation of torches, lathes and cutting and polishing equipment from the now retired nuclear facility.   Ian has worked tirelessly to make the donation possible and it has taken him two years to process all the authorisation paperwork.  
24/9/2015
Nae Plans concerts - Thurso, Inverness, Comrie, GlasgowThumbnail for article : Nae Plans concerts - Thurso, Inverness, Comrie, Glasgow
Saturday 26th September
 Caithness
 Ynot Bar & Grill, Thurso 
9.30pm
 Support from Martyn Travis Trio
, Tickets £5, available at the bar Sunday 27th September
 Inverness
 Eden Court Theatre
 8pm, Seat Price £12.00 / Reduced Rates £9.00 / U18s £7.00.   Saturday 3rd October
 Perthshire
 WRI Hall, Comrie
 8.00pm (Doors 7.30)
Tickets £15, available from Comrie Post Office, Hansen's Kitchen and Eventbrite
 Wednesday 7th October 2015 Glasgow, The Admiral Bar, 8.00pm (Doors 7.30pm), Tickets £10 on the door Well known Scottish folk musicians Hamish Napier and Adam Sutherland take to the road this autumn with a unique and daredevil approach to performing.  
23/9/2015
The Weepers at St Fergus Gallery, WickThumbnail for article : The Weepers at St Fergus Gallery, Wick
Visit the film production at the St Fergus Gallery from 19th September to 17th October 2015 by Rachel Maclean, The Weepers.   The Weepers was commissioned by Comar on Mull, the film examines the legend of Bean Nighe or Washer Women, a monstrous and ominous spirit.  
23/9/2015
MSP Seeks Highlands and Islands Talent for Holyrood Rocks
Rhoda Grant (Scottish Labour) MSP for the Highlands and Islands is calling for local bands and musicians to apply to take part in the regional heat for Holyrood Rocks, that sees bands from across Scotland compete in the final to take place in the Scottish Parliament.   Holyrood Rocks aims to encourage young people's engagement in the political process, particularly among 16 and 17 year olds, who have been given the right to vote in Scottish Parliamentary and local elections.  
21/9/2015
Creative Industries Festival For Caithness - The SkaldThumbnail for article : Creative Industries Festival For Caithness - The Skald
Caithness is gearing up to be even more creative with the launch of a brand new festival, the SKALD, which opens its doors on Friday 02 October.  The two day event has been organised by a collaborative comprising Alistair Murray (Big Box), Sophie Dunnett (North Highland College UHI), Rob Arthur and George Gunn.  
17/9/2015
Funding Opportunity - Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund
Creative Scotland and Young Scot: Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund Creative Scotland and Young Scot have announced that the next deadline for applications to the Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund is the 18th October 2015.  The Creative Scotland Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund aims to support young people aged 14-20 who need financial help in developing their talent within the creative industry.  
The Show Must Go OnThumbnail for article : The Show Must Go On
Friday 18th September 2015 - 7.00pm Saturday 19th September 2015 - 7.00pm Assembly Rooms, Wick Caithness Music-Monster, The Music Monsterettes and The Music Monsterlings, accompanied by the Caithness Orchestra, present an evening of music and entertainment.  See how classic songs have been re-imagined to make two brand new story lines.  
8/9/2015
£1 million for screen skills
Funding to strengthen training and development opportunities.   Twelve organisations are to receive funding totalling £1 million to deliver skills development and training opportunities in the Scottish screen industry, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop announced today.  
3/9/2015
NAE PLANS Play Y-Not, ThursoThumbnail for article : NAE PLANS Play Y-Not, Thurso
26 September 2015 9.30pm - 1.00am £5 Pianist/vocalist Hamish Napier (Back of The Moon, Man's Ruin) and fiddler Adam Sutherland (Treacherous Orchestra, Session A9, Croft No.  5) join forces in a daring project called ‘Nae Plans‘.  
28/8/2015
Blas Festival at Strathy HallThumbnail for article : Blas Festival at Strathy Hall
Friday 11th September 2015.   Strathy Village Hall.  
24/8/2015
Growing Pains - Running A Craft BusinessThumbnail for article : Growing Pains - Running A Craft Business
Thursday 10 September, 12.45 -16.30 Caithness Horizons, Thurso (Please note that lunch is not provided, however you are welcome to have lunch at The Caithness Horizons Cafe prior to the event) Running a craft practice is addictive - there is always more to try, new ideas to explore and projects to develop.  Growing your business allows you to confidently pursue these exciting new opportunities to strengthen your profile, expand your range of customers and generate healthy profits.  
15/8/2015
Lyth Arts Centre Double Bill - JAZZ EXTEMPORE plus EVERY BRILLIANT THING Thumbnail for article : Lyth Arts Centre Double Bill - JAZZ EXTEMPORE plus EVERY BRILLIANT THING
JAZZ EXTEMPORE 8.00pm - 26 September 2015 Lyth Arts Centre Length: 1 hour Interval: buffet supper Age suitability : 14+ JAZZ EXTEMPOREJAZZ EXTEMPORE An ongoing intercultural project which explores ways that traditional music heritage can enrich new musical composition.  It was founded by guitarist Elvis Stanic (Croatia) and Andrea Vicari (London) who will spend a week at Lyth working with bass-player Mario Caribe (Brazil), reed-player Fraser Fifield and drummer Alyn Cosker (both Scotland).  
15/8/2015
TINA MAY AND NIKKI ILES IN CONCERT Thumbnail for article : TINA MAY AND NIKKI ILES IN CONCERT
8.00pm - 18th September 2015 Lyth Arts Centre Length: 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ TINA MAY AND NIKKI ILES IN CONCERTTINA MAY AND NIKKI ILES IN CONCERT A return visit from two top UK musicians, vocalist Tina May and pianist Nikki Iles, both much admired here and abroad.  Although essentially a jazz singer, Tina has had great success in cabaret and theatre.  
15/8/2015
Black Is The Colour Of My VoiceThumbnail for article : Black Is The Colour Of My Voice
BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE Lyth Arts Centre 2nd September 2015 8.00pm Length: 1 hour Age suitability : 12+ There can't be many people who are unfamiliar with the great singer Nina Simone but perhaps less familiar is her life story.  This is what inspired the play in which she is vividly brought to life by actor and singer Apphia Campbell who has taken her production to audiences in three continents to great acclaim..  
15/8/2015
THE BEN COX BAND IN CONCERT Thumbnail for article : THE BEN COX BAND IN CONCERT
8.00pm 28th September 2015 Lyth Arts Centre 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ THE BEN COX BAND IN CONCERT After sell-out performances at Ronnie Scott's while still all under 25 years old, this has got to be the most promising up-and-coming band in the UK starring the truly original voice of Ben Cox - quite literally the new kid on the block backed with bass, drums and the exciting pianist/arranger Jamie Safiruddin..  
15/8/2015
McKerron Brechin Ó hEadhra - in concert Thumbnail for article : McKerron Brechin Ó hEadhra - in concert
Lyth Arts Centre 22nd August 2015 8.00pm Length: 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ McKerron Brechin Ó hEadhra - in concert.   An evening of fiery tunes and beautiful songs from the Gaelic and Scots tradition performed by three of Scotland's finest traditional musicians: Charlie McKerron (fiddle), Sandy Brechin (piano accordion) and Brian Ó hEadhra (guitar & vocals.  
13/8/2015
Caithness Horizons Museum welcomes half a million visitorsThumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Museum welcomes half a million visitors
Tuesday 11th August saw local group No Limits Caithness visit the Museum for a morning packed with Viking activities with Curator Joanne Howdle, or Thordis Eiríksdóttir as she is fondly known to local groups and schools.   The group helped the Museum to hit the half million visitors mark and to celebrate they were presented with a special cake made in the Museum's cafe.  
8/8/2015
Wick Girl Is Golden Dancer On HolidayThumbnail for article : Wick Girl Is Golden Dancer On Holiday
Local girl uses dance skills learnt at Rush.dance and wins Golden ticket to perform main stage with her dance idols Diversity.  Beth Mackay 12 years old (Wick).  
2/8/2015
COSÌ FAN TUTTE BRINGS ITALIAN GLAMOUR TO SCOTLAND THIS AUTUMN
Scottish Opera's new production of Mozart's Così fan tutte will bring a touch of 1950s Italian glamour, romance and comedy to 19 venues across Scotland.   Wick High School - Thu 15 Oct.