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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evening Classes - Tutor: Patricia Niemann *The new evening classes, 'Glass Fusing and Design', will give you an overview of different kilnforming techniques. You will learn how to cut glass and assemble pieces to be fired in a kiln.
Thurso Players are in the final stages of rehearsal for their forthcoming Historical Production, 'The Death of Ivan the Terrible'. The play tells the story of the declining years of one of the greatest sadists in history - Ivan the Terrible - or Ivan Grozni as he was known to the Russians.
North Lands Creative Glass runs a range of glass courses throughout the year and in rencent times has extended to have residencies with some of the top up and coming glass artists in the world. Tucked away in the north of Scotland in the small fishing village of Lybster this glass centre is fast building world-wide reputation.
CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF GEORGE BAIN - THE `FATHER' OF MODERN CELTIC ART Groam House, the award-winning museum in Rosemarkie, is embarking on an ambitious exhibition project as part of Highland 2007, Scotland's year of Highland Culture. The project will focus on the outstanding work of Highland artist George Bain, who devoted much of his life to the study of the techniques of the ancient Celtic and Pictish artists.
March 2007 sees the start of the new season March - December 2007. Membership fees are now due and at £15 for single or £25 for two people its an easy way to support this great arts place in Caithness.
Anatomy Acts is an exploration of the human body, inside and out. After its successful opening at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh, (5 stars - Scotsman, 'richest, most challenging historic exhibition...in recent years' - Herald) an adapted version of Anatomy Acts is touring to venues across Scotland, coming to the Highlands in January 2007.
BLAS-festival presents CLAN 6 September 7.30pm Mary Ann Kennedy, Kenna Campbell, Wilma Kennedy and Maggie Macdonald are four of the most distinguished Gaelic singers of our age, all Mod medal winners and well known throughout Scotland. They are joined by musicians Angus, Kenneth and Calum Mackenzie who hail from Mabou in Cape Breton, a community rich in Gaelic tradition and language, to create an evening of great music.
Murray Lamond has pulled off a small coup in the music scene in Wick by bringing back the blues singer Kent DuChaine. The well travelled singer with several albums to his name and used hitting the blues scene all over Euroipe and the US is in Mackays Hotel on Saturday 9th September from 9.00pm.
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.
THEATRE MODO PRESENTS Don Quixote By Miguel de Cervantes Adapted and Directed by Martin Danziger Music and Lyrics by Nick Underwood Cast: Robbie Jack, Simon Donaldson, Hannah McPake At the Mill Theatre, Thurso 8.00pm Wednesday 7 June 2006 'Stylistically sleek, sumptuously sexual, voluptuously vulgar' - Total Theatre Magazine on Ubu The Show In which is recounted the never imagined adventure of the brave Don Quixote, along with other events worthy to be recorded. Don Quixote lives in a world created by his imagination and finds in his stories the excitement and passion lacking in the real world.
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.
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.
"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.
A completely unique, never-to-be-repeated event: ten inspiring directors, ten surprising locations, ten brand new pieces of simultaneous site-responsive theatre created across the country to mark the launch of the National Theatre of Scotland. In Aberdeen, Caithness, Dumfries, Dundee, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness Shetland and Stornoway With 10 directors - Graham Eatough, Scott Graham, Stewart Laing, Matthew Lenton, Kenny Miller, Anthony Neilson, Alison Peebles, Gill Robertson, John Tiffany and Wils Wilson.