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Creativity - Photographic ExhibitionThumbnail for article : Creativity - Photographic Exhibition
Thurso Camera Club presents Creativity.   The Venue is Thurso Art Gallery (Formerly the Swanson Gallery in the Library).  
LOST TREASURE - GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016 - At Thurso CinemaThumbnail for article : LOST TREASURE - GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016 - At Thurso Cinema
In 1956, Glasgow-based socialist film-making collective the Dawn Cine Group embarked on an ambitious project to tell the story of the Scottish Highlands and its people.  Lost Treasure was never completed.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
Mairearad and Anna - Best Day - At Lyth ArtsThumbnail for article : Mairearad and Anna - Best Day - At Lyth Arts
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 - 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.  
Highland wind bands to compete at national levelThumbnail for article : Highland wind bands to compete at national level
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.  
Under the Microscope activities and When I grow up exhibitionThumbnail for article : Under the Microscope activities and When I grow up exhibition
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.  
Emaline Delapaix Dinner ConcertThumbnail for article : Emaline Delapaix Dinner Concert
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.  
Caithness to PatagoniaThumbnail for article : Caithness to Patagonia
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.  
MAD street dance championships February 2016 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 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 gives opportunities to the HighlandsThumbnail for article : The EDGE dance studio gives opportunities to the Highlands
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.  
Thurso Come Dancing
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 makes way - Search for new National Poet has begun
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.  
Thurso High School Art ExhibitionThumbnail for article : Thurso High School Art Exhibition
2nd - 27th February 2016 Caithness Horizons.   See the fantastic work by pupils of Thurso High School..  
Flameworking Glass CoursesThumbnail for article : Flameworking Glass Courses
Flameworking with Ian Pearson.   5-7 April and 18-20 October 2016.  
Sharmanka at Thurso Art GalleryThumbnail for article : Sharmanka at Thurso Art Gallery
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 At Inverness Museum and Art GalleryThumbnail for article : The Great Tapestry Of Scotland At Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
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 showcase is a massive successThumbnail for article : the Edge dance studio showcase is a massive success
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.  
North Lands Creative Glass Appoints New Artistic DirectorThumbnail for article : North Lands Creative Glass Appoints New Artistic Director
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.