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6/6/2017
50 pupils attend Highland Brass Day!Thumbnail for article : 50 pupils attend Highland Brass Day!
Fifty pupils from across Highland schools attended a Brass Day held in Inverness on Wednesday 31 May, organised by Highland Council's Instrumental Tuition Service.   Those who attended were all relative beginners on their instruments and the event aimed to inspire and motivate the pupils by giving them the experience of playing in a larger group than they would ever be able to in their weekly lesson scenario.  
5/6/2017
SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Comes to Thurso!Thumbnail for article : SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Comes to Thurso!
Come see "one of the finest ensembles of its kind in the world today" (BBC Music Magazine) in Thurso! The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) will return to Thurso High School for a wonderful evening of live music, featuring SCO Principal Clarinet Maximiliano Martín as soloist.   WHEN Friday 9 June - Thurso High School, 8pm WHAT GREIG - Holberg Suite, Op 40 CRUSELL - Clarinet Concerto No 2 in F minor LARSSON - Pastoral Suite, Op 19 SCHUBERT - Symphony No 3 in D There's a distinct Scandinavian flavour to this sunny, lyrical programme from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.  
5/6/2017
The Secret North - 22 June at Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : The Secret North - 22 June at Lyth Arts Centre
Bringing together six world-class musicians from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Scandinavia in a cross-cultural celebration of new music that bridges the divide between folk, classical, traditional and avant-garde in six new compositions.   DATE: June 22, 2017.  
5/6/2017
LYTHARTS 40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - EXHIBITION OPENING JUNE 30, 2017Thumbnail for article : LYTHARTS 40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - EXHIBITION OPENING JUNE 30, 2017
40 Years of Art, Music and Entertainment This year at Lyth Arts Centre we celebrate our 40th year of Art, Music and Entertainment.  We would love for you to join us for some cake and cava as we open our Summer Exhibition.  
5/6/2017
CAITHNESS HANDBELL CELEBRATION JUNE 25, 2017Thumbnail for article : CAITHNESS HANDBELL CELEBRATION JUNE 25, 2017
Celebrating the Art of Bellringing in Caithness.   This unique concert will bring together, for the first time, the three established bellringing teams in Caithness.  
31/5/2017
North music students to perform at Inverness showcaseThumbnail for article : North music students to perform at Inverness showcase
North music students will be showcasing their talents in Inverness ahead of Scotland's leading creative industries festival.  Liam Ross (22) from Invergordon and Jamie Bacon (21) from Wick will be playing at a University of the Highlands and Islands' showcase at Mad Hatters on the eve of XpoNorth.  
30/5/2017
WavesThumbnail for article : Waves
Waves is the story of Elizabeth Moncello: of her youth growing up on a small Australian island in the 1930s and how she came to be the unofficial inventor of the butterfly stroke.   An intimate theatrical event combining highly expressive storytelling, delicate movement and splashes of humour to tell Elizabeth's amazing tale of a life fully lived.  
30/5/2017
Poetry Reading By Lydia PopowichThumbnail for article : Poetry Reading By Lydia Popowich
Lydia Popowich reading from her latest book of poetry, 'The Jellyfish Society'.  The poetry of survival and small acts of sabotage, come along and drop in.  
19/5/2017
North Sea Gas ConcertThumbnail for article : North Sea Gas Concert
30th June 2017 Pipe Band Hall, High Street, Wick.   A great night of traditional Scottish folk music with entertaining craic! North Sea Gas are a professional trio who tour extensively in Scotland, Europe and North America.  
13/5/2017
BUDAPEST CAFÉ ORCHESTRA - Pulteneytown Peoples Project (PPP) MAY 15, 2017Thumbnail for article : BUDAPEST CAFÉ ORCHESTRA - Pulteneytown Peoples Project (PPP) MAY 15, 2017
*** Booking is essential to avoid disappointment ***.   Back by extremely popular demand so much we have had to put on an extra concert in a bigger venue! The Budapest Cafe Orchestra were established in 2009 by British composer, violinist and band leader, Christian Garrick.  
13/5/2017
Budapest Cafe Orchestra - Lyth Arts Centre -Tuesday 16th May 2017Thumbnail for article : Budapest Cafe Orchestra - Lyth Arts Centre -Tuesday 16th May 2017
The Budapest Cafe Orchestra went down such a storm last time round in 2015 that we just had to invite them back.  There was so much demand for this amazing group we had to put on a smaller extra afternoon concert to meet the demand for people what to hear them! The band will play a mix of traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the world.  
30/4/2017
Descent - A New Play At Mill Theatre, ThursoThumbnail for article : Descent - A New Play At Mill Theatre, Thurso
Friday 12th May - 7.30pm.   See poster for details A play about love.  
28/4/2017
The InnocentsThumbnail for article : The Innocents
27 - 29th April.  
28/4/2017
Free Scottish Book Trust Creative Writing Workshop
Thurso Library May 6th 10am doors, workshop 10:30 - noon This is a free workshop for all ages with the support of Alexandria Patience, local interdisciplinary artist and storyteller, with the hope some will submit a piece of writing for the Scottish Book Trust call for stories on the theme of NOURISH for this years Book Week Scotland free publication.   http://scottishbooktrust.com/writing/nourish/ People can book onto workshops through Eventbrite, which is very simple.  
Visit Caithness and Play Brahms 3rd SymphonyThumbnail for article : Visit Caithness and Play Brahms 3rd Symphony
3rd - 6th August 2017.   See poster for details..  
18/4/2017
Unspoken Truths Until 12th May 2017 At Northlands GlassThumbnail for article : Unspoken Truths Until 12th May 2017 At Northlands Glass
An exhibition of paintings for sale ay Northlands Glass, Lybster..  
18/4/2017
Free Scottish Book Trust Creative Writing Workshop
Thurso Library May 6th 10am doors open, workshop 10:30 - noon.   This is a free workshop for all ages with the support of Alexandria Patience,local interdisciplinary artist and storyteller, with the hope some will submit a piece of writing for the Scottish Book Trust call for stories on the theme of NOURISH for this years Book Week Scotland free publication.  
Come and Sing/play Handels MessiahThumbnail for article : Come and Sing/play Handels Messiah
All Singers and Orchestral Musicians are warmly invited to Come and Sing or Play Handel's "Messiah" with The Caithness Orchestra, conducted by Susie Dingle.   There is a charge of £10 per participant.  
4/4/2017
No fools at the Concert Festival
It may have been Saturday April 1st, but the audiences at Highland Young Musicians Concerts Festival in Eden Court were certainly anything but fools as they had chosen to attend the event.  For their efforts they were treated to two spectacular concerts featuring Highland Regional Youth Orchestra; Còisir G; Highland Youth String Orchestra and Highland Youth Big Band in addition to special guests from Inverness Royal Academy ‘Pipes ‘n' Funk'.  
25/2/2017
You Are Never Too Old! - PotteryThumbnail for article : You Are Never Too Old! - Pottery
A well-used saying and very true.   Have you ever thought about doing something creative? And answered yourself with "No I can't even draw a straight line? Well, forget that and give your creativity a chance.