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This year Lyth Arts Centre is presenting three exhibitions which in various ways mark this 40th year in a broader context. 1st July - 31st August 2016 Open daily 12 - 5pm Adults: £3 OAPs: £2 Children, Students, Unwaged: £1 http://lytharts.org.uk/archive-2/2016-exhibitions/ Kilmorack Gallery Showcase An exhibition of work by some of the best artists working in Scotland, curated by Tony Davidson whose gallery near Beauly shares our taste and ambition to celebrate quality.
Originally formed in 1998, Shine combines Corrina Hewat, Mary Macmaster and Alyth McCormack's distinctive voices with two electro-harps in hauntingly timeless and modern arrangements of traditional and contemporary music. Lyth Arts Centre - 14th July 2016 - 7.30 - 9.30pm Castletown Drill Hall - 15th July 2016 7.30 - 9.30pm Tempest Cafe, Thurso - 16th July 2016 - 7.30 - 9.30pm Reay Village Hall - 17th July 2016 - 7.30 - 9.30pm Tickets £10 (Cons.£6).
A new book by the author of The Man Who Went To Farr - Ians interesting reflections on the Highland Clearances. Although previously an undocumented story of emigration from Scotland, many Caithness families were affected by this exodus which Ian has carefully researched both in Caithness and Patagonia.
Childrens Theatre Lyth Arts Centre is delighted to welcome a return visit by the multi-award winning Krazy Kat Theatre with their performance of The Very Magic Flute. With Krazy Kats mastery of visual storytelling, the show is set to bristle with creativity and humour, big laughs, beautiful puppets, magical transformations and fully integrated sign language.
LIPSERVICE THEATRE IN WITHERING LOOKS - MILL THEATRE, THURSO JUNE 22, 2016 COMEDY DRAMA *** Note this event takes place at the Mill Theatre, Thurso ***Returning for a third time - Lip Service is back with its potted version of Wuthering Heights, an authentic insight into the lives and works of those three Brontë sisters. Who is Mr.
*** Note this event takes place at Reiss, Killimster Village Hall ***The Jeremiahs combine traditional and contemporary sounds to create their own brand of Urban Folk music. Since founding the band in 2013, they have trail-blazed across Ireland and Europe playing some of the top venues and festivals.
Returning for a third time - Lip Service is back with its potted version of Wuthering Heights, an authentic insight into the lives and works of those three Brontë sisters. Who is Mr.
The Jeremiahs combine traditional and contemporary sounds to create their own brand of Urban Folk music. Since founding the band in 2013, they have trail-blazed across Ireland and Europe playing some of the top venues and festivals.
Caithness Big Band - we are always delighted to welcome back this happy gang who keep jazz alive in the north by playing the well-loved swing repertoire to a very high standard to which they add a few of their own surprises. We feel proud that Caithness has a big band of its own - there is nothing quite like that rich sound to get your feet tapping.
In 2014, Simon Gall (Salsa Celtica) and Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs) created Clype. A new project fusing sounds and styles from around the globe, borrowing from Scottish folk traditions very much rooted in the north-east of Scotland as well as from the rhythms of Latin America and harmonic ideas of jazz.
THE IMMIGRANTS MAY 8, 2016. 1665.
MAGDALEN MAY 2, 2016 Bing Bremner (LAC Drama Programmer) writes. Breathtaking, riveting and marvellous is how professional reviewers have described Erin Layton's performance in her self-penned play Magdalen and I was absolutely stunned by the production and couldn't be prouder of Lyth Art Centre for giving you the opportunity to see this truly outstanding play.
In 1956, Glasgow-based socialist film-making collective the Dawn Cine Group embarked on an ambitious project to tell the story of the Scottish Highlands and its people. Lost Treasure was never completed.
Eleanor Cameron, Cecilia Baesso and Katy Bell are three classically-trained string players who are to spend a weeks residency at Lyth. We all have the opportunity to hear what they manage to achieve during their visit at a performance on the final Sunday afternoon - guaranteed great musical skill but in a new guise? After a break for tea there will be an optional Q and A session during which you will have the opportunity to share your impressions of this new work.
Netting is a story of fishing widows trying to live their lives after a tragedy. A story about real women - strong but flawed - the play explores how grief changes their relationships.
The Busquitos are four highly entertaining and very funny Dutch musicians who are making a lightening trip to Caithness with just enough time to visit three primary schools as well as performing an evening family show at Lyth. They play and sing a catchy mix of brilliantly performed music and provide light-hearted entertainment to put a smile on every face! They invite everyone to sing along to their catchy, jazzy tunes or dreamy lullabies.
After the stunning success of their November tour, two of Scotlands most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green and Anna Massie follow up their critically acclaimed, third album, Best Day with another tour!! This time, a 9-date UK Tour, in APRIL - taking in venues from London to Plockton and beyond!!! Website - mairearadandanna.com Best Day was recorded at Gran's House Studio in Lamington in the peaceful and picturesque Scottish Borders. Remaining true to their live sound, the album is performed entirely by Mairearad and Anna themselves.
STU BROWN/JER REID/CATRIONA MCKAY IN CONCERT OCTOBER 14, 2015 NEW MUSIC A chance to hear the latest work from a Lyth Residency by three musicians: Catriona McKay, one of the world's leading exponents of the Scottish harp who pushes it to its limits; Jer Reid, an established figure in Glasgow in the world of improvisation; Stu Brown who has built a strong and diverse musical career in Scotland that encompasses all kinds of percussion. Expect some cutting-edge stuff from musicians exploring new sonic territory.
SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE MUSICIANS IN RECITAL OCTOBER 18, 2015 CHAMBER MUSIC During a Scottish Ensemble Residency based in Inverness, four of their musicians will make a trip to Lyth to work with The Caithness Orchestra. The Scottish Ensemble musicians are: Violin Cheryl Crockett Violin Bas Treub Viola Catherine Marwood Cello Alison Lawrance This is part of Scottish Ensemble's not just normal concerts when they plan a cluster of events in a specific location and move from the concert hall into the community.
EDEN COURT THEATRE PRESENTS "NOT ABOUT HEROES" OCTOBER 21, 2015 DRAMA Produced by Eden Court Theatre and opening there before touring the Highlands and the rest of Scotland as part of Eden Court's mission to increase theatre production in the Highlands. The play is directed by Philip Howard, former director of the Traverse Theatre & Dundee Rep.