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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.  
Cloth, Paper, Stitch by Debbie LeeThumbnail for article : Cloth, Paper, Stitch by Debbie Lee
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.  
A New Fiddle Album From Caithness For Christmas StockingsThumbnail for article : A New Fiddle Album From Caithness For Christmas Stockings
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.  
Rushdance WOW them at Aviemore CompsThumbnail for article : Rushdance WOW them at Aviemore Comps kids achieve back to back wins at two massive comps, Rush have just competed at MJN promotions Hip Hop festival in Aviemore.   Once again the Rush kids have stepped up, delivered and came home with a 25 trophy haul, winning 14 Championship titles and (Tops Off Winners) the very best Hip Hop dancers of the day in Junior and Senior sections.  
Elaine Rapson-Grant - Latest Collection At Caithness HorizonsThumbnail for article : Elaine Rapson-Grant - Latest Collection At Caithness Horizons
Currently on display at the Gallery Cafe, Caithness Horizons from now until the end of November is a collection of paintings by local wildlife artist Elaine Rapson-Grant.   Elaine has a total of fifteen paintings on display and has used various mediums and techniques.  
Latheron based artist Magi Sinclair holds her first solo exhibition this week at North Lands Glass Gallery, Lybster, with a private viewing on Friday evening, November 20 between 6.00 and 8.00pm.   The exhibition of over 20 pieces created over the last three years is entitled Norland and focuses on the Flow Country, Whaligoe and Caithness castles.  
Winter Warmth - St Fergus Foyer ExhibitionThumbnail for article : Winter Warmth - St Fergus Foyer Exhibition
St Fergus Gallery, Wick and High Life Highland would like to invite you to view the Winter Warmth art exhibition in the St Fergus Foyer Gallery from 21st November to 19th December 2015.   All artwork will be for sale if you are looking for a special Christmas present and it can be collected during the gallerys opening times on 22nd and 23rd December, in time to wrap it up and put under the Christmas tree.  
A Northerly Land - Book LaunchThumbnail for article : A Northerly Land - Book Launch
A Northerly Land - George Gunn book launch - Tues.  3rd Dec 2015 at Caithness Horizons..  
Funding Opportunity - Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects
The Elephant Trust: Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects.   The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 18th January 2016.The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects based in the UK.