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29/8/2006
Bands Reunited - Weigh Inn, ThursoThumbnail for article : Bands Reunited - Weigh Inn, Thurso
Remember the local bands of Yesteryear and all the good times you had when they appeared? Well now you can rediscover your lost youth and do it all over again.   Bands Reunited takes place on Saturday 9th September 2006 at 9 pm in the Weigh Inn, Thurso and features a selection of Bands and Musicians that have played in the County over the last Five Decades.  
28/8/2006
Blas Festival 2006 - Starts 1 SeptemberThumbnail for article : Blas Festival 2006 - Starts 1 September
The Blas Festival starts this Friday (1 September) with nine days of great music in Caithness, Sutherland, Ross and Cromarty, Badenoch and Strathspey, Lochaber, Nairn and Skye & Lochalsh.   Following the huge success of the inaugural Blas Festival last year, this years event has developed to be bigger and better.  
27/8/2006
Tulloch Ltd Add £50,000 Support To Highland 2007Thumbnail for article : Tulloch Ltd Add £50,000 Support To Highland 2007
Highland 2007 received a further boost today with Tulloch Ltd signing up to be a Major Partner to the year Scotland celebrates Highland Culture.   The Tulloch Group has pledged 50,000 to support various events throughout the year, including the Tulloch Inverness Highland Games, featuring the World Highland Games Championships.  
21/8/2006
Highland 2007: Banking on Our Cultural CurrencyThumbnail for article : Highland 2007: Banking on Our Cultural Currency
Highland 2007, the year Scotland celebrates Highland culture, will be the focus of a debate at the Festival of Politics in the Scottish Parliament later this week (Thursday 24 August).   The Festival of Politics is a ground-breaking addition to Edinburgh's Festival calendar where the politics of Scotland and the wider world are explored in lively and informal sessions.  
16/8/2006
The Rosslyn Matrix by Ashley CowieThumbnail for article : The Rosslyn Matrix by Ashley Cowie
Kath Gourlay Writes.....  Just when you think there can't be anything left to dig up when it comes to secret codes and Rosslyn Chapel, another layer is unearthed.  
16/8/2006
MacBeth At The Mill, Thurso 30 August - 2 SeptemberThumbnail for article : MacBeth At The Mill, Thurso 30 August - 2 September
A Busy Time at the Mill In 1604 William Shakespeare in his zeal to please King James I, an authority on demonology, cast caution and imagination aside and for the opening scene of Macbeth's Act IV he reproduced a 17th century black-magic ritual, a sort of how-to to budding witches.  Without changing an ingredient, Shakespeare provided his audience with step-by-step instructions in the furtive art of spell casting: "Round around the cauldron go; In the poison'd entrails throw.  
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14/8/2006
Crimson Tide At The Redwood 19th AugustThumbnail for article : Crimson Tide At The Redwood 19th August
Crimson Tide are playing at Redwood on Saturday 19th August with support from Astronot and Redwall.   Admission 3 under 18 2.  
12/8/2006
Photos From The Big Gig - Thurso 13 August 2006Thumbnail for article : Photos From The Big Gig - Thurso 13 August 2006
Plenty of music was on show at the Big Gig in Thurso on 13 August 2006.   Here are the photos from the day.  
10/8/2006
Blas Festival In Caithness & Sutherland 1 - 9 September
Friday 1st September 2006 ite / Venue Wick High School Luchd-ciil / Artiste Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain Catriona MacKay & Chris Stout Fis Chataibh Cilidh Trailers Uair / Time 7.30 pm Cosgais / Cost Full Ticket: 13 Senior Citizens: 10 School Pupils: 5 Central Box Office for Credit Cards and Postal Sales: 01478 613649 Blas, c/o Aros, Viewfield Road, Portree, Isle of Skye.  IV51 9EU Fiosrachadh / Information Presented by Wick Trad Music Workshops Saturday 2 September 2006 ite / Venue Strathy Village Hall Luchd-ciil / Artiste AN IGRIDH Julie Fowlis Band Kathleen, Deirdre & Magnus Graham Fis Chataibh Cilidh Trailers Fis Air an Oir Uair / Time 7.30 pm Cosgais / Cost Full Ticket: 10 Senior Citizens: 9 School Pupils: 5 Central Box Office for Credit Cards and Postal Sales: 01478 613649 Blas, c/o Aros, Viewfield Road, Portree, Isle of Skye.  
9/8/2006
Imagining the Centre - Art in the Old Town of Inverness
Church Street is the venue for a free day-long event on Saturday 9 September aimed at involving the public in a major regeneration programme for the old town of Inverness.   From 11 am until 11 pm, the public is invited to the main thoroughfare in the old town to view and comment on the work of 14 Highland artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers and aural historians, who will represent the past, present and future of the city.  
9/8/2006
Belladrum Headliners Embrace Samaritans SupportThumbnail for article : Belladrum Headliners Embrace Samaritans Support
Embrace will be headlining at this year's Belladrum Festival on Saturday 12 August and showing their celebrity support for Samaritans, the emotional support charity.   Lead singer with Embrace, Danny McNamara, has been a long time supporter of Samaritans charity: "I remember contacting Samaritans when I was about 19.  
1/8/2006
Dounreay Supports Local ArtThumbnail for article : Dounreay Supports Local Art
The Society of Caithness Artists are holding their 71st annual exhibition this summer.   But with the closure of the Thurso Town Hall for renovation work, they were faced with the task of finding another venue in the town to display their paintings.  
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]aol.com.  
30/7/2006
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 - http://www.caithness.org/fpb/july2006/photogallery/index.php?gallery=38&start=0 The quilters have a busy season ahead taking them well into 2007 with regular meetings and workshops.  
24/7/2006
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.  
17/7/2006
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.  
17/7/2006
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.  
11/7/2006
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 bohme 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.  
10/7/2006
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.  
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5/7/2006
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.