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13/6/2008
Northlands Creative Glass Programme Of EventsThumbnail for article : Northlands Creative Glass Programme Of Events
Description Master Class Programme: 'Sources of Inspiration' Session 1: 5 - 13 July: 'Duo in Still Life', Bullseye Master Class with Deborah Horrell and Mel George.  This class will use various mould making techniques, glass bodies (powders, frits, billets etc) and packing techniques to allow for both hollow ans solid cast vessels.  
23/5/2008
About the Jacobites - Saturday 14th June The Mill TheatreThumbnail for article : About the Jacobites - Saturday 14th June The Mill Theatre
High school teacher turned comedian takes his successful "edu­comedy" Edinburgh Fringe show on tour Former high school physics teacher Bruce Fummey will be performing his one man comedy show "About the Jacobites" at venues across Scotland this spring.  In ninety minutes of fun filled laughter, Bruce will take you on a historical romp from Henry VIII, through Mary Queen of Scots, the Union of the Crowns, William of Orange, the Union of Parliament, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Culloden, finishing up at the Highland Clearances.  
19/5/2008
SWINDLE & DEATH by Peter Arnott - Comedy At Lyth Arts Centre - 24th JuneThumbnail for article : SWINDLE & DEATH by Peter Arnott  - Comedy At Lyth Arts Centre -  24th June
SWINDLE & DEATH by Peter Arnott "Entertaining Scotland since 1707" Lth Arts Centre - www.lytharts.org.uk Mull Theatre in 'Swindle & Death' Time: 8:00:00 PM Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 2 hrs Interval: yes Age suitability : 11+ Tickets Ordinary £12 Members £10 OAPs £10 Children, students, unwaged £6 What is the secret behind this most long-lived and ridiculous theatre company? For years they have been touring their sentimental porridge of tartan and nostalgia around the Highlands...  how do they manage to keep going with this Cullen skink of claymores and crudity, sgian dubhs and sexual innuendo? Marjorie, an intrepid spy from the Scottish Arts Council, infiltrates the company to find out.  
19/5/2008
I Lear - Astounding Comic Performances At Lyth Arts Centre - 19th JuneThumbnail for article : I Lear - Astounding Comic Performances At Lyth Arts Centre - 19th June
I, Lear Directed by Cal McCrystal I,LEAR IS HEADING TO THE WEST END FOR AN EXTENDED FOUR-WEEK RUN: July 21st - August 16th But you have the chance to see it at Lyth Arts Centre on 19th June 2008 Lyth Arts Centre www.lytharts.org.uk The Black Sheep in 'I, Lear' Time: 8:00:00 PM Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 1 1/2 hrs Interval: yes Age suitability : 11+ Tickets Ordinary £12 Members £10 OAP £10 Children, Students, Unwaged £6 'I have never seen anything so funny in a theatre in my life.  A fantastically original performance, with exceptional execution.  
19/5/2008
Lyth Jazz Exchange 08 - 4th June 2008Thumbnail for article : Lyth Jazz Exchange 08 - 4th June 2008
Lyth Jazz Exchange June '08 featuring Jacqui Dankworth, Ian Shaw & The Caithness Big Band Lyth Arts Centre www.lytharts.org.uk - 4th June 2008 Ticket prices include a cold buffet served at 8.40pm Ordinary price £24.00 Members £20.00 OAPs £20.00 Children, students, unwaged £8.00 limited to 50, only available by postal application and prepayment This will be a gala evening of jazz featuring two of Britain's top jazz vocalists and the 17-piece Caithness Big Band.  For this tour Jacqui, daughter of Cleo Laine and John Dankworth will have two guitarists Mike Walker and Chris Allard as an intimate backing to accompany her choice of standards - "In the Mood for Love".  
10/5/2008
Tune Up Tour - Fiddle RendezvousThumbnail for article : Tune Up Tour - Fiddle Rendezvous
21 May 2008 This unique tour brings together three duos consisting of fiddle players with contrasting styles from different countries together with their musical partners.  The three fiddle players are Bruce Molsky (USA), Gerry O'Connor (Ireland) and Mike Vass (Scotland), all well-respected and highly talented.  
2/5/2008
Lyth Arts Centre To Lose Scottish Arts Council Funding From April 2009
The Scottish Arts Council (SAC) has announced that as from April 2009 it will cease to fund Lyth Arts Centre, the only dedicated professional arts venue in Caithness.  The Council has funded the Centre on an annual basis since it first opened in 1977.  
5/4/2008
Brian Friel's 'Lovers - Winners & Losers' At The Mill TheatreThumbnail for article : Brian Friel's 'Lovers - Winners & Losers'  At The Mill Theatre
Edinburgh based Theatre Crave and The Emotional Tramps Theatre Co.  come together to bring Brian Friel's 'Lover's - Winners & Losers', to Thurso's Mill Theatre later this month.  
19/3/2008
Catherine Wheels In "Martha"Thumbnail for article : Catherine Wheels In
Lyth Arts Centre - 23 April 2008 Time: 6:00pm Length: 1 hour Age suitability : 4+ "We are proud to play host to one of Scotland's most successful children's theatre companies which is to give eight performances of a delightful work about friendship and trust.  Over 400 children from rural schools in the east of Caithness and Wick will see the show during the week but we are adding an extra family performance on Wednesday at 6pm.  
19/3/2008
Lyth Arts Centre - Tune-Up Tour - Club TromoloThumbnail for article : Lyth Arts Centre - Tune-Up Tour - Club Tromolo
Club Tromolo is a nine-strong team from Glasgow presenting wonky cabaret, music and dancing.  Described by The List as "The most original club night in years ", acts include madly eccentric and surreal characters like ferret-juggling Frank Percy OBE, Mystic Martin, Suzie Sparkle, static acrobat troupe The Flying Frumpingtons, the Govan Seer and many more.  
2/3/2008
Prime Productions Presents Great Expectations By Charles Dickens At The Mill TheatreThumbnail for article : Prime Productions Presents Great Expectations By Charles Dickens At The Mill Theatre
Prime Productions with The Byre Theatre, St.Andrews present Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Adapted by Jo Clifford Directed by Ben Twist Sound Design by David Fennessy Designed by Monika Nesbit Thursday 6th March 2008 Charles Dickens' classic story of love and mystery makes terrific theatre.  Pip longs to be a gentleman, but he is haunted by the memory of the mysterious Magwitch.  
27/1/2008
City of the Immortals At Swanson Gallery 19 Jan - 16 Feb 2008
Exhibition at The Swanson Gallery, Thurso From Sat 19 Jan to Sat 16 Feb 2008 M, T, W - 1 to 5.30pm Fr - 1 to 8pm Sat - 10am to 1pm Closed Thurs and Sun Admission Free City of the Immortals by Michelle Lord The City of the Immortals is based upon the Jorges Luis Borges short story 'The Immortal'.  In a narrative series of photographic images, the fictional city Borges describes is reconstructed for the camera to represent an unbuilt, literary environment Presented by The Highland Council Swanson Gallery 01847 896357 Area Cultural Officer 01349 885114 (NB No Exhibition at St Fergus Gallery, Wick in January due to staff absence.  
9/10/2007
Kent duchaine Coming Back To Mackays Hotel, Wick - 27 October 2007Thumbnail for article : Kent duchaine Coming Back To Mackays Hotel, Wick - 27 October 2007
Mackays Hotel, Wick once again will be welcoming one of the liveliest bluesmen travelling around Europe.   He will be at Mackays Hotel with his steel guitar on Saturday 27th October from 9.00pm.  
19/8/2007
Weekend Saxophone Course At Lyth With Carole SutherlandThumbnail for article : Weekend Saxophone Course At Lyth With Carole Sutherland
Held in the stunning Lyth Arts Centre near Wick, Caithness, the Carole Sutherland Saxophone Course offers the opportunity for saxophonists of all ages and levels the chance to learn and perform with others in a supportive and relaxed environment.  To attend the Course you don't have to be a whizz kid on the saxophone although some playing experience would be helpful! The Course will begin on Friday 28th September at 8pm with a short recital given by Carole Sutherland (saxophone) and Laura Baxter (piano).  
16/8/2007
'Educating Rita' At Mill Theatre, Thurso - 23rd - 25th August 2007Thumbnail for article : 'Educating Rita' At Mill Theatre, Thurso - 23rd - 25th August 2007
Thurso Players take to the stage again later this month in what has been one of their busiest years for amateur productions.   The latest offering, 'Educating Rita', directed by Iain MacDonald, is a play for two characters and is set entirely in a lecturer's office at a Liverpool University.  
16/8/2007
The Lost Forest - Puppet Theatre For Children Over 5 and FamiliesThumbnail for article : The Lost Forest - Puppet Theatre For Children Over 5 and Families
Lyth Arts Centre brings the wonder of Puppet Theatre to Caithness for children over 5 and families.   Indigo Moon theatre group specialises in this art form and is wonderfully entertaining.  
17/7/2007
Folk And Jazz At The Mill Theatre, Thurso With LandermasonThumbnail for article : Folk And Jazz At The Mill Theatre, Thurso With Landermason
Northumbrian based duo Landermason will be performing at Thurso's Mill Theatre next week as part of their extensive UK tour, promoting their latest album release, 'The Reason'.   The song-writing duo of Fiona Lander (vocals, piano, saxophone, whistles, clarinet and recorder) and Paul Mason (vocals & guitars) have developed a unique sound displaying their undoubted talents as musicians.  
11/6/2007
Martin Taylor - Renowned Jazz Guitarist At The Mill TheatreThumbnail for article : Martin Taylor - Renowned Jazz Guitarist At The Mill Theatre
On Thursday 21st June jazz guitar maestro Martin Taylor will play at the Mill Theatre in Thurso.   On this occasion he will be joined, for part of his set, by singer Alison Burns.  
10/6/2007
'Habeas Corpus' - Latest Production From Thurso PlayersThumbnail for article : 'Habeas Corpus' - Latest Production From Thurso Players
Thurso Players' latest production, 'Habeas Corpus', directed by John Glen, takes to the stage for a three night run starting on Tuesday 26th June.   Now, while 'Habeas Corpus' is a legal term meaning 'you must have the body' this is not a play about a trial, rather it is an early treasure from the pen of renowned playwright Alan Bennett.  
2/6/2007
The Brigitte Beraha Trio At Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : The Brigitte Beraha Trio At Lyth Arts Centre
A very original Line-up of vocals, trumpet/flugelhorn and piano performing a more melodic programme of jazz and latin standards and original pieces.  Brigitte grew up in France, has worked in the USA and is now based in London.