Rush.dance presents M.A.D tour 2016 @ the EDGE dance studio Thurso. 18th June 2016.
Learn ballroom dancing with six weeks of lessons starting 10th May in Thurso. Walz, Quickstep and Tango.
The Day of Dance introduces you to four very popular dance styles, Modern Jive, New York Salsa, Smooth Waltz and Argentine Tango. Each style has been simplified to help the novice dancer quickly learn the foundation steps, even if you think you have two left feet! All classes are run with the emphasis on having fun in a relaxed social atmosphere, whether coming as a couple, with a friend or by yourself.
The Birthday Party is about Stanley Webber, an erstwhile piano player in his 30s, who lives in a run down boarding house, run by Meg and Petey Boles, in an English seaside town, probably on the south coast, not too far from London. Two sinister strangers, Goldberg and McCann, who arrive supposedly on his birthday and who appear to have come looking for him, turn Stanleys apparently innocuous birthday party organised by Meg into a nightmare.
Thurso Camera Club presents Creativity. The Venue is Thurso Art Gallery (Formerly the Swanson Gallery in the Library).
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.
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.
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.
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.
This weekends Scottish Concert Band Festival finals being held in Perth Concert Hall will see representation from two Wind Bands from the Highlands. Saturdays Achieving School Band class will see Lochaber High Schools Senior Band compete against another six groups representing schools from all over Scotland.
St Fergus Gallery and the Science 03 are delighted to invite you and your friends to visit the gallery to use a microscope to get a closer look at various objects and project the images onto a big wall. There will be a good selection of objects you can use but feel free to bring some of your own - be it feathers, sea shells or even a wing of a butterfly.
Wednesday 16th March 2016 715pm Between the Rocks and the Sea BandB 22 Achtoty Aird Skerray By Thurso Caithness KW14 7TH Tel: 01641 521 728 Join Berlin based vegan singer songwriter Emaline Delapaix and her UK born guitarist Lukas Creswell-Rost for an intimate concert and 2 course veggie meal at Between the Rocks and the Sea B andB. Original Alternative Folk-Pop on electric piano, acoustic guitar, baby celtic harp, electric/lapsteel guitar and vocals.
St Fergus Gallery and High Life Highland are delighted to invite you and your friends to join us at a talk by Ian Leith, based on his forthcoming book - Caithness to Patagonia: Distant Lands and Close Relations, on Friday 11th March at 6.00 p.m. The exhibition Stories of the Strangers; running from 5th March to 9th April in St Fergus Gallery takes its inspiration from tales of emigration and the associated challenges.
The EDGE dance studio has just held its first Hip Hop Masterclass of 2016 with one of Scotland's freshest dance choreographers Divine Tasinda from Glasgow. Over the weekend Willie Miller’s plan was to get as much experience from divine as possible, so we put on the three 1 hour dance classes to suit our juniors and senior groups that were booked onto the Masterclass.
Rush.dance has just competed at MAD street dance championships in Motherwell. Mad is always a big Scottish street dance comp with all the very best dancers from around Scotland but again our Rush.dance kids performed their way to making finals and bringing home trophies with our Advanced Duos Laya and Chloe taking the top u12 spot and our youngest of our group U8 Novice dancers taking all the top 3 places, 1st Ava, 2nd Hannah and Troy 3rd place.
We hold classes which are aimed at introducing everyone to Ballroom and Latin dances, but also giving a bit of help to get some confidence to lead and to follow when social dancing too. The classes are at Beginner Level but we also have a later class where the members are working on Medal routines and more advanced steps.
Makar Liz Lochhead, who has been Scotlands National Poet for the last five years, ends her term today (Sunday 31st Jan 2016). During her tenure she has undertaken more than 300 engagements, conducting workshops in schools and prisons as well as representing Scotland in the UK and beyond in venues ranging from as the Scottish Parliament to Westminster Abbey and the Bookworm Festival in China.
2nd - 27th February 2016 Caithness Horizons. See the fantastic work by pupils of Thurso High School..
Flameworking with Ian Pearson. 5-7 April and 18-20 October 2016.