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Wildcat TMA - Another Gig At Weigh Inn 10th August
Wildcat TMA presents:- ERIC BOGLE & JOHN MUNRO NEW WEIGH INN MOTEL, THURSO.  THURSDAY, 10th AUGUST, 8:00PM Wildcat TMA Members : Free Non-members : £8:00 Senior Citizens : £2:50 To reserve tickets, phone Frank on 892607 or e-mail:- wildcatmusic2[AT]  
Caithness Quilters Exhibition In Wick Gala WeekThumbnail for article : Caithness Quilters Exhibition In Wick Gala Week
Caithness Quilters held another successful exhibition in Assembly Rooms Wick on 27 July 2006.   See a gallery of photos at - The quilters have a busy season ahead taking them well into 2007 with regular meetings and workshops.  
Summer Rock School 2006
Young people from the Highlands and Islands are being invited to take part in the Summer Rock Schools, organised by Careers Scotland.   Two and three-day music workshops will take place across three different venues and funded by a variety of organisations including Highland Council, Youth Highland and Kyle of Sutherland Action.  
Artists Looking For Accommodation In Durness - Cape Wrath AreaThumbnail for article : Artists Looking For Accommodation In Durness - Cape Wrath Area
Joanne B Kaar a caithness based paper maker has sent the following request - "I have been appointed as the artist-in-residence for Durness/Cape Wrath area.   It's a 3 month residency, and I will arrive in Durness on Friday 21st July.  
Caithness Paper Maker Starts Blogging For New ProjectThumbnail for article : Caithness Paper Maker Starts Blogging For New Project
On Friday the 21st July Joanne Kaar will be starting an artist-residency in Durness.  During her 3 month stay, she willl be scribbling and sketching in her handmade paper books.  
Scottish Opera Brings Die Fledermaus To Thurso In SeptemberThumbnail for article : Scottish Opera Brings Die Fledermaus To Thurso In September
Following on from the sell-out success of La bohème earlier this year, Scottish Opera will be back out on the road this autumn with a brand new production of Die Fledermaus.   Taking in nineteen dates across the country, the tour will stop off in communities from Kirkwall to Newton Stewart with one performance in each location.  
A Day In Scotland, a Night in Brazil - At The Mill TheatreThumbnail for article : A Day In Scotland, a Night in Brazil - At The Mill Theatre
The next Professional Performance at the Mill will be at 8pm on Wednesday 2nd August 2006.   An Evening of Brazilian Music & Latin Jazz With Peter Griggs, Guitarist (New York) Peter Griggs, a native of New York City, has established a reputation as a guitarist with a delicate touch on his instrument.  
Deadline for Cathness Arts Newsletter
Linda Hutton the new Caithness Arts Co-ordinator sends this message regarding the What's On Guide and Newsletter As the new Arts Co-Ordinator for Caithness Arts I have taken over from Christine Russell and Katrina Gordon in the production of our What's On Guide and Newsletter.   Currently preparing the bi-monthly What's On Guide for August/September, I would welcome news of any events you have planned across the County for inclusion.  
Caithness Arts Week
Caithness Arts is arranging to hold its second Caithness Arts Week from 16th - 24th September 2006.   The purpose of the Arts Week is to promote the Arts in Caithness in all its guises, from Art to Crafts, from Dance to Drama and plenty of music in-between ! We are keen to hear from both groups and individuals who would like to participate in our celebration of the enormous talent that lies within our community and demonstrate that the Arts has no entry barriers, enjoyed by all ages whether as a performer or a spectator.  
New Caithness Arts Festival Co-ordinator Appointed
Caithness Arts was pleased to announce a new development in their effort to support growth in the local arts infrastructure.   Linda Hutton has been appointed as Caithness Arts Festival Co-ordinator.  
Wildcat Traditional Music Association - Monthly Newsletter
Hi Folks, late again with this, but better late than never.   Due to very poor attendances over the last few months, we find ourselves with a cash flow problem! This is the reason we do not have a guest artiste this month.  
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour DreamcoatThumbnail for article : Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
20, 21, 23 and 24 June At Thurso High School - 7.30pm each night.  Here is chance o see one of the most famous West end musicals performed by the pupils of Thurso High.  
Highland Regional Youth Orchestra Performs in Scotland's Largest Cities
Edinburgh and Glasgow are to host performances from the Highland Regional Youth Orchestra on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th June, 2006.   This 90-strong orchestra whose members come from Highland schools will perform Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture, Wagner's Die Meistersinger Overture and Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite with selected operatic arias and percussion ensemble.  
HNC Acting & Performance students showcase their final production this week
Students Sarah Glen and Rachel Rosie wrote their play 'Lifeless Revenge' with tuition from Ami Simpson, course leader and George Gunn, writing tutor.   The production is set in modern day England and tells the story of two half sisters who set out on a tentative, suspicious journey for the truth surrounding their father's death.  
Photos From the 2006 Caithness Music FestivalThumbnail for article : Photos From the 2006 Caithness Music Festival
The Caithness Music Festival has had another great week with lot of entries.   As always the flow of children across the county from rural schools to Wick and thurso has kept the buses very busy.  
Subscriptions Sought for New Book About the Ryrie Family in AustraliaThumbnail for article : Subscriptions Sought for New Book About the Ryrie Family in Australia
I am preparing a book about the branch of this Caithness family who emigrated to Australia in 1825.   Stewart Ryrie (born c.1776 at Bower, Caithness - died 1852 at "Arnprior," Braidwood, NSW) had been a Commissary in Wellington's army.  
Highland Partnerships Proved Powerful at Cannes Film Festival
A joint effort in promoting the Highlands and Islands at the recent Cannes Film Festival proved a very productive investment for local businesses according to Trish Shorthouse of the Scottish Highlands and Islands Film Commission.   Through a multi-agency approach, a Highland-base was established at Villa Belle - poque in the centre of Cannes from where the Scottish Highlands and Islands Film Commission, with support from Scottish Screen, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, VisitScotland, and Movie Site, promoted Highland and Islands film-friendly products to movers and shakers of the movie industry.  
Latest Photos From Thurso Scottish Country Dance ClubThumbnail for article : Latest Photos From Thurso Scottish Country Dance Club
Thurso Scottish Country Dance Club season has come to an end and sent in some recent photos from dances.   If you are interested in Scottish country dancing for social nights out for fun and keeping fit check out their web page for details.  
Wick Players Open Night Celebrates New PremisesThumbnail for article : Wick Players Open Night Celebrates New Premises
Wick Player's chairman Drew MacLeod welcomed everyone to the open evening to celebrate the move into the premises at Moray Street after many years of working with only a small storage space.  The new place provides workshops, rehearsal space, wardrobe space, small meeting rooms and lots of storage.  
Highland 2007 Secures Transport And Accommodation Package
Support for Highland 2007 is growing within the business community as a further three organisations become official partners to the year Scotland celebrates Highland culture.   The three, Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort, Highlands and Islands Airports Limited and First Scotrail are each contributing a substantial package of in-kind promotional support.