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.
FUNBOX is the brand new show from Anya Scott-Rodgers, Gary Coupland and Kevin Macleod. Bringing a wealth of experience from their days as performers and writers of The Singing Kettle, they have created a sparkling new show for kids of all ages - from nought to 90 - maintaining the balance of traditional singalong songs and brand new compositions, but with a distinctly Scottish flavour.
AB24 Aberdeen baroque ... three performers playing baroque violin, recorders, baroque cello and harpsichord.
North Lands Creative Glass. Announces 2017 Artistic Programme.
Over 300 young musicians from across the Highlands have been busy rehearsing for their unique showcase Concerts Festival which will feature the eight diverse groups working under the umbrella of Highland Young Musicians. Held in the Osprey Arena at MacDonald Aviemore Resort on Saturday 19 November, the first of the day's concerts (at 3pm) will feature Highland Youth Wind Band; Còisir G (Gaelic choir) Highland Youth Big Band and Highland Pulse (drumming group inspired by Top Secret, Swiss drum corps).
As the Royal National Mòd reaches its final day of competitions in the Western Isles, it has been announced that Inverness will host the Mòd in 2020. Scotland's biggest Gaelic cultural festival will return to the capital of the Highlands for the first time since 2014.
The High Life Highland Leadership Programme currently has around 1400 young people across the Highlands aged between 12-25 years registered. Last week 8 young leaders from across the Highlands were put through their paces by tutor, Active Schools Co-Ordinator Danny Steele.
Council issues Halloween appeal to drivers. The Highlands biggest theatrical experience and fancy dress event of the year, the Inverness Common Good Fund sponsored Halloween Show will be staged on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October on Ness Islands.
Iain MacFarlane - Gallop to Callop Concert on the 5th December at the Pulteney Centre. Gallop to Callop is the debut solo album from West Highland fiddler and ‘Blazin' Fiddles' founding member, Iain Macfarlane.
RSPB Scotland Deadline: 24 October 2016 at 09:00 The Flow Country is a rolling expanse of blanket bog in the far north of Scotland, of importance for the biodiversity it supports and of huge value as a carbon store. The Flows to the Future Project is a five year project that is restoring large areas of blanket bog that are currently afforested and also raising awareness and understanding of this special landscape.
North Lands Creative Glass are interested in hearing from arts and business professionals with skills and experience that reflect the interests of the organisation to join our existing board team. You will be committed to the principles of good governance and will be enthusiastic about our key aims.
Caithness artist Elaine Rapson-Grant has a display of her latest artwork coming soon at The Cafe Gallery, Caithness Horizons. Admission is free but you could treat yourself to a cuppa and cake whilst you visit the exhibition.
NorthalndsCreative Glass currently has an exhibition in running in Edinburgh so if you happen to be around Infirmary Street take look. Finishes 29th October 2016..
Debbie Lee An exhibition of textile art celebrating the special landscape along the north coast route from John O‘Groats to Ullapool ‘Throughout Scotland there are sign posts to direct travellers, ‘tourists', off the main route and onto an ‘Alternative Tourist Route'. The sign at John O’ Groats directing people to Ullapool using the north coast is both inspiring and to me amusing.
A showcasing of Caithness craft through the work of Andrew Bunn, Alice Calder, Lindsey Gallacher, Ian Giles, Jenny Mackenzie Ross, Kelly Munro, Patricia Niemann and Joanne B Kaar. You will be able to view beautifully crafted jewellery, worked Caithness stone and beach finds, ceramic sculptures, pottery and porcelain, glass, wooden and woven objects, finding pieces you might be familiar with as well as being surprised by unusual, more daring works.
Finally, if you are interested to learn the basics of Sashiko stitching technique, traditional Japanese hand embroidery, you can join us at the St Fergus Gallery on Saturday 8th October 10.30-12.30, workshop with Ella Lawrence. £10 per person, hand stitching, kit supplied.
A touring exhibition of monochromatic works by Jana Emburey, Beth Legg and Karlyn Sutherland. 1st October – 12th November 2016, St Fergus Gallery, Wick.
Visit a delightful exhibition "A Little Bit of Summer", Photos of Isauld and Sandside by Caithness based photographer Pat Kieran. 1st - 31st October 2016, St Fergus Foyer Gallery (Wick Library's opening times.) St Fergus Gallery Opening Times Tues 12pm-6pm Wed 10am-1pm Thur 10am-5pm Fri 2pm-8pm Sat 10am-1pm.
*** Note this event takes place in Tempest Cafe Thurso ***South African born singer songwriter Tim De Graaw began his career as a blues guitarist while harbouring a passion for songwriting. After leaving high school in England, he was accepted into the world renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston and after graduating, he seized an opportunity to move to Los Angeles to work as a professional musician.
*** Note this event is in Thurso High School ***Donizetti's sunny comedy takes to the road, touring 17 smaller venues around Scotland. Dynamic young British director Oliver Platt and designer Oliver Townsend (Rodelinda 2013) take their inspiration from the world of P.G.