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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
Saturday 26th September
Ynot Bar & Grill, Thurso
Support from Martyn Travis Trio
, Tickets £5, available at the bar Sunday 27th September
Eden Court Theatre
8pm, Seat Price £12.00 / Reduced Rates £9.00 / U18s £7.00. Saturday 3rd October
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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‘.
Friday 11th September 2015. Strathy Village Hall.
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.
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).
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.
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..