This week is now confirmed as an opportunity for local arts organisations and individuals to showcase their talent and ideas. If you would like to organise an event as part of this new annual Arts Festival in Caithness get in touch with Christine Russell at Caithness Arts.
Caithness Arts Bulletin The next item on the Thurso Players Professional Programme is to be a musical one. On Wednesday 22 February 2006 we see the welcome return of Martin Taylor to the Mill Theatre, Thurso.
We have one of Crimson Tide's latest CDs on offer. We will randomly select a winner from whoever can answer the following question - Forget the question just email your name and address and we will make the draw.
Thanks to Hugh Ross for preparing another David Grant Poem from the Huna Book The following Ballads were inserted here at the request of Dr. Sinclair of Wick.
The Caithness Citizens Advice Bureau are holding a Spring Concert at Thurso High School on Friday March 10th 2006 at 7:30pm to raise funds and the profile of the work that Citizens Advice Volunteers do for the public. Performing at the concert will be: Caithness Junior Pipe Band Carol-Anne Mackenzie Karen Anderson Caithness Schools Wind Band Matthew Fields Leo Shelley The Big Band Willie Mackay The performers are all donating their time to the concert and are very enthusiastic about the concert.
BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year Announces New Competition - Search For Britainıs Best Amateur Singing Groups Now On BBC Radio 3ıs Choir Of the Year the UKıs largest national amateur group singing competition - is looking for Scotlandıs most talented and diverse choirs and singing groups to take part in this yearıs competition. In last yearıs competition Inverclyde Schoolıs Junior Choir reached the Finals.
This poem was one of a few written by David Grant in Huna Inn guest book 1859. It has ben sent in by Hugh Ross.
Playing local gigs is another up and coming Caithness band - Cyanide are gradually gaining a following in local clubs, hotels and other venues. Their music sits in the melodic rock band easy listening variety but no doubt they will from time to time let rip with something off the wall.
If you are interested in taking part in the Wick Traditional Music workshop at Halkirk on 18 February get your application form in now. You can get form at Gordon Gunn's web site www.gordongunn.co.uk.
Consultation on the shares of National Lottery money for the arts and film, sport, and heritage is now being undertaken. Lots of different bodies are trying to encourage people to put their views forward from film groups, sports groups - in fact wide range from manny backgrounds who want to see a different distribution of the funds.
A portrait of the late Rt. Hon.
If you have an interest in the arts in Caithness you might like to go along to hear about he Arts Strategy to be launched at the Orrange Room, Park Hotel Thurso at 4.00pm on Thursday 2 February. Professor Ian Brown was commissioned by Caithness Arts to put together ideas and a plan with recommendations to carrry it forward.
Families in Ross and Cromarty, Caithness, and Inverness will this February have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of storytelling events organised by Highland Council's Community Learning and Leisure Service. Through funding from the Live Literature Scotland Scheme, Highland Libraries have organised five family storytelling sessions "Stories For All Ages" led by key Scottish poets, authors and storytellers.
CAITHNESS ARTS PLAYFEST Saturday 28th January, 7.30 pm Lyth Arts Centre North Highland College HNC Drama Students present TWO NEW PLAYS FROM THE NORTH written by the students themselves presented as moved readings followed by a discussion between playwrights' and audience EVENT FREE.
THE PRINCESS ROYAL TRUST HIGHLAND CARERS' PROJECT TOURS EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF CARERS BY FIN MACRAE The Princess Royal Trust Highland Carers' Project has put together an exhibition of portraits of carers with Fin Macrae, the highly regarded Highland photographer who has exhibited at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and The Victoria and Albert in London. The exhibition, which opened at Strathpeffer Community Centre in December, is now on tour around Highland region.
A reminder to any groups thinking about putting in an application to the Community Programme funding stream of Highland Year of Culture 2007 that the deadline for applications is 6 February 2007 The Communnity Programme is to enable community groups and organisations to decide how Highland Culture should be celebrated in each area of Highland in 2007. Registered charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for revenue funding.
Every school pupil in Highland will be given the chance to participate in a cultural activity during 2007 as part of a cultural pledge being made by The Highland Council in celebrating Highland 2007 ~ the year Scotland celebrates Highland culture. Teachers and Community Learning and Leisure staff will be working with Pupil Councils to identify a range of topics and potential activities which might form part of the Pledge to the 31,000 Highland pupils.
If you are a player of traditional music and want a chance to improve then here is yet another chance in Caithness. but the day long class is open to anyone and increasingly people are coming from further afield for the chance to have a day with the professionals.
Easy Jazzy Sundays To Relax At the Park Hotel In Thurso There seems to be wee rush to liven up Thurso's eateries and here is another new idea. Ian Sinclair, After hours and Peter Dyson, the North coast Jazz Bandd are setting out to change your Sunday lunch and add a bit of relaxing jazz music to the Sunday roast.
Scotland's cultural landscape will be transformed by radical plans for the future, MSPs were told in the Parliament today. Culture Minister Patricia Ferguson said plans to invest an extra 20 million pounds per year from April 2007 will support plans to nurture the best creative and cultural talent while cutting back on unnecessary bureaucracy.