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14/5/2006
Thurso Players Present Dracula At The Mill TheatreThumbnail for article : Thurso Players Present Dracula At The Mill Theatre
18 - 20 May 2006 Dracula has been adapted many times and a script by Liz Lochhead has been chosen for this production of Bram Stoker's chilling love story The adaptation has a touch of modern tongue and with with this is mind has had a modern direction.  Don't go expecting to see a flowing red cape and a badly constructed Transylvanian accent.  
Estrella - Rocking Aberdeen With New EPThumbnail for article : Estrella - Rocking Aberdeen With New EP
Estrella have just launched their latest EP.  It's a 5 track CD including original songs , "She's Got It", "Woman's Touch", "Going For Glory", "Wet n' Wild" and "Ride Away".  
6/5/2006
Highland 2007 welcomes business backing
Businesses in the Highlands have committed more than 350,000 in support of Highland 2007, the year Scotland celebrates Highland Culture.   LifeScan Scotland Ltd, Royal Bank of Scotland, Scottish Co-op, Caledonian MacBrayne and Fionnar Springs Ltd are the first to sign up as official partners to Highland 2007.  
The Howlin Gaels New CD "Lonely Road"Thumbnail for article : The Howlin Gaels New CD
The Howlin Gaels new CD has been written and compiled with all the usual love for their music that has made them one of the top blues/rock bands in Scotland.   With an incredible playing experience behind them with the ability to play almost anything they have over the years wowed audiences wherever they went.  
1/5/2006
A Feast Of Entertainment At Lyth In MayThumbnail for article : A Feast Of Entertainment At Lyth In May
Lyth Arts Centre continues to bring a huge variety of high quality live entertainment to Caithness.   May is no exception with a fantastic variety of drama, music and comedy with nationally and internationally respected groups coming to the county.  
30/4/2006
Wedding Photographer John Baikie Gains Another QualificationThumbnail for article : Wedding Photographer John Baikie Gains Another Qualification
Thurso-based photographer John Baikie of Caithness Photographic has just been awarded an important qualification by the Society Of Wedding and Portrait Photographers.  John, who has just set up a new wedding based business called Captiv8, has been awarded a Licentiate by the society, which is one of the fastest growing photographers association in the world.  
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28/4/2006
Crimson Tide At Boss Hogg CD LaunchThumbnail for article : Crimson Tide At Boss Hogg CD Launch
Crimson Tide were one of the support bands at the Boss Hogg CD Launch in Thurso on Friday 28 April 2006.   Check out the photos here.  
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28/4/2006
Boss Hogg CD Launch PhotosThumbnail for article : Boss Hogg CD Launch Photos
Boss Hogg launched their CD at a big bash at the Weigh Inn, Thurso on Friday 28 April 2006.   Check out the photos here .  
28/4/2006
Steve Taylor Band At Boss Hogg CD LaunchThumbnail for article : Steve Taylor Band At Boss Hogg CD Launch
Steve Taylor Band were also out to support the launch of the new CD by Boss Hogg at the Weigh Inn, Thurso on 28 April 2006.   Check out the photos here.  
26/4/2006
The Cutting Edge. Collected Poems 1966-2003 By David MorrisonThumbnail for article : The Cutting Edge. Collected Poems 1966-2003 By David Morrison
Foreword by Gerry Cambridge.  Introduction by Iain Crichton Smith "Though his poetry has a masculine outspokenness and force, he is very sensitive to the feminine part of his nature." Iain Crichton Smith "David Morrison takes a clear look at life and all who share it and writes about them (and himself) with admirable energy.  
25/4/2006
Places Available For Dance Leadership CourseThumbnail for article : Places Available For Dance Leadership Course
Interested in Dance leadership! Read below for a great opportunity PLACES AVAILABLE FOR DANCE LEADERSHIP COURSE What? A two weekend residential Dance Leadership Course providing nationally recognised qualification in dance leadership.   The course is practical and challenging but most of all fun - mixing skills training and personal development with social activities.  
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23/4/2006
BossHogg Mount Takeover BidThumbnail for article : BossHogg Mount Takeover Bid
Caithness rock band BossHogg are set to release their debut EP 'the.takeover.bid' with a party at The Redwood in Thurso on Friday the 28th of April at 8pm.   The launch was originally scheduelled for Saturday the 22nd of April but has had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.  
19/4/2006
Four Artists Exhibition At Northlands Creative GlassThumbnail for article : Four Artists Exhibition At Northlands Creative Glass
The depth of talented glass artists that now make their way to Lybster is astonishing.   In a few short years Northlands Creative Glass has established a number of residency placements throughout the year in addition to series of master classes run by some of the world's most renowned glass artists and teachers.  
30/3/2006
Two Ambitious Thurso Teenagers Win Places On Youth Theatre CourseThumbnail for article : Two Ambitious Thurso Teenagers Win Places On Youth Theatre Course
Two talented Thurso teenagers are on their first step of the ladder to becoming the next big screen legends.   The girls have achieved a place with the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow, on the esteemed Summer Festival Foundation Course.  
30/3/2006
Silk Paper Making Course In Cromarty By Caithness Artist
In partnership with Cromarty Arts Trust, the Highland Council is offering a unique experience for people in Cromarty to try their hand at silkpaper-making and fibre art techniques.   The three day workshop project will be led by internationally renowned artist and author, Joanne Kaar from Caithness.  
29/3/2006
Project Ability In ThursoThumbnail for article : Project Ability In Thurso
The Clyde and Pentland Firth have met in an arts project held in Ormlie Centre in Thurso.   The event was organised by Jennifer Ironside of Key Housing and ran in conjunction with Project Ability who are a Glasgow based visual arts organisation.  
28/3/2006
The Highland Promise - the cultural pledge to young people in the Highlands.Thumbnail for article : The Highland Promise - the cultural pledge to young people in the Highlands.
'The Highland Promise' is the winning entry in a competition to come up with a name for the element of Highland 2007 that places Highland schoolchildren at the heart of 2007.   The pupil council from Knockbreck Primary School in Tain came up with the winning suggestion, earning their school the 350 prize as well as the honour of naming one of the most important elements of Highland 2007.  
28/3/2006
Highland 2007 in New York 1st - 8th April
Highland 2007, the year Scotland celebrates Highland culture, is taking its message to New York for Tartan Week (1-8 April).   Highland 2007 will be the main theme for VisitScotland's Scottish Village at Grand Central Terminal bringing the Highland's vibrant contemporary culture and bold heritage to Americans.  
Caithness Orchestra and James Ross
The final concerts of our 25th anniversary season take place this week, on Wednesday 29 March in Wick Old Parish Church and on Thursday 30th March in Thurso High School Hall.   Both concerts start at 7.30 pm and should be finished by 9.15 pm.  
27/3/2006
New Face of Caithness Visual ArtsThumbnail for article : New Face of Caithness Visual Arts
"FaceNorth" visual arts residency run by Northlands Glass and Lyth Arts Centre is now up and running and going from strength to strength.  The residency, funded by the Scottish Arts Council and Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise agency, offers the opportunity for local community groups with little or no arts skills to engage with professional artists Kate Williams, Shelagh Swanson and Alistair Pender over the coming months.