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22/6/2014
The Far North Youth Orchestra - mini concert Thumbnail for article : The Far North Youth Orchestra - mini concert
The Far North Youth Orchestra Suitable for all ages - babies and toddlers welcome! The orchestra has been established this year as part of Lyth Arts Centre's community development programme.  Musicians are all 8/13 years old and come from the north and west Highlands.  
13/5/2014
David Patrick Octet - Sketches of Spring/Riot at the Rite Thumbnail for article : David Patrick Octet - Sketches of Spring/Riot at the Rite
David Patrick Octet - Sketches of Spring/Riot at the Rite 31st May 2014 Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 2 hours David Patrick International Jazz Octet Sketches of Spring/Riot at the Rite David Patrick (piano), Dick Lee (clarinet), Sam Coombes (saxophone), Brian Molley (Saxophone), Tom McNiven (trumpet), Martin Zenker (bass), Ole Seimetz (drums) Stravinsky's work "Le sacre du printemps / The Rite of Spring" represents a collision of all the developments that were coming to the surface of European culture around 1913.  At its first now-famous performance in the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, a riot broke out among the Parisian audience.  
13/5/2014
Inspector Norse or (The Girl With Two Screws Left Over)Thumbnail for article : Inspector Norse or (The Girl With Two Screws Left Over)
Inspector Norse or (The Girl With Two Screws Left Over) 15th May 2014 Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 2 hours A self-assembly Swedish crime thriller.  It is bitter mid-winter.  
24/4/2014
Christine Tobin - A Thousand Kisses Deep Thumbnail for article : Christine Tobin - A Thousand Kisses Deep
Christine Tobin - A Thousand Kisses Deep 25th May 2014 Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 2 hours Christine Tobin's A Thousand Kisses Deep brings together one of the most distinctive and alluring voices in jazz with one of the great poetic songwriters of our time, Leonard Cohen, in a mesmerising evening of music.   As an award-winning composer herself, Tobin has always taken a keen interest in singer-songwriters.  
24/4/2014
Nuala Kennedy Band in Noble Stranger Thumbnail for article : Nuala Kennedy Band in Noble Stranger
Nuala Kennedy Band in Noble Stranger 8th May 2014 Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 2 hours Renowned traditional singer Nuala Kennedy is widely recognised for her passionate love of traditional music and her band was nominated as Folk Band of the Year 2013.  At Lyth they will be joined by multi-award-winning Canadian fiddle and piano virtuoso Troy MacGillivray.  
8/4/2014
Dyad Productions in "I, Elizabeth" At Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : Dyad Productions in
28th April 2014 Adapted & performed by Rebecca Vaughan Directed by Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson 1568: At a vital crossroads in history a young queen steps from the shadows to unburden herself of her many troubles and reveal her innermost thoughts on marriage, succession, religion, war, and the challenges to her throne.  But time is against her...  
8/4/2014
Karmana in concert at Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : Karmana in concert at Lyth Arts Centre
20th April 2014 Visionary guitar virtuoso Simon Thacker and the outstanding young Polish cellist Justyna Jablonska present Karmana (Sanskrit for "performing anything by means of magic"), combining elements from classical, jazz, Indian, Flamenco, Celtic, Balkan and other powerful musical systems mixed with Simon's unique experiences performing with musicians from around the world, resulting in an exhilarating meeting of musical styles, cultures and traditions, performed by two leading musicians.   Karmana mingles compositional ingenuity, captivating rhythmic invention and improvisational grace and fervour with the incredible sonic palette of guitar and cello.  
8/4/2014
The Shee in concert at Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : The Shee in concert at Lyth Arts Centre
25th April 2014 At Lyth Arts Centre.   This is an all-female six-piece band with exceptional singing along with astonishing instrumental prowess.  
8/4/2014
Dogstar Theatre Company in "Factor 9"Thumbnail for article : Dogstar Theatre Company in
9th April 2014.   At a time when the NHS has been much challenged, we open our season with a play set against the backdrop of the tainted blood products scandal affecting thousands of haemophiliacs worldwide.  
12/10/2013
Partikel in concertThumbnail for article : Partikel in concert
30th October 2013 Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ We close our season on a bright note which points to the music of the future - a minimalist trio described by Jazz UK magazine as "a masterclass in the art of the trio, with music that is both eloquent and articulate".   Partikel are three London-based musicians, all with very different musical backgrounds, who have come together to make music by mixing all of their favourite influences in a melodic, coherent and accurate way.  
28/9/2013
Scottish Opera presents Handels RodelindaThumbnail for article : Scottish Opera presents Handels Rodelinda
8th October 2013 Time: 19:30:00 Location: Wick High School Length: 2 hrs 20 mins approximately Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ Director Chris Rolls and designer Oliver Townsend use their extensive theatrical expertise to capture the drama, and the elegance, of one of Handel's most successful operas.  Against a backdrop of faded Baroque grandeur, a cast of very contemporary characters tells a compelling tale of tyranny, love and the corrupting nature of power.  
28/9/2013
Moishe's Bagel in concertThumbnail for article : Moishe's Bagel in concert
20th October 2013 Moishe's Bagel in concert Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ At last a chance to hear again this marvellous band who so many of you have been asking for.  This bunch of top Scottish musicians have got the lot - bags of talent, a great sense of theatre and an ear for a very wide range of music of very different styles from many countries to produce an evening of first-rate entertainment.  
28/9/2013
Lung Ha's Theatre Company & Stellar Quines Theatre Company in "13 Sunken Years" Thumbnail for article : Lung Ha's Theatre Company & Stellar Quines Theatre Company in
Friday 4th October Time: 20:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 1 hour plus an optional discussion Interval: yes Age suitability : 14+ Stellar Quines Rehearsal Rooms are spaces where new scripts and new writers are presented to a live audience for the first time.  For this Rehearsal Room, Stellar Quines has partnered with Lung Ha's Theatre Company to present 13 Sunken Years by Finnish writer Paula Salminen, translated by Eva Buchwald.  
Thurso Live Music Association 2013-14 50th Season of ConcertsThumbnail for article : Thurso Live Music Association 2013-14 50th Season of Concerts
The Thurso Live Music Association have organised there annual series of concerts for the new season 2013/14.   You can make a good saving on tickets by buying season ticket for all the concerts.  
22/6/2013
Solo Guitar John Goldie At Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : Solo Guitar John Goldie At Lyth Arts Centre
3rd August 2013 Solo Guitar John Goldie Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre, Summer Evening Foyer Recital Length: 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ Solo Guitar John GoldieSolo Guitar John Goldie In John Goldie's hands, an acoustic guitar becomes something more than a musical instrument.  It becomes an extension of the man himself.  
22/6/2013
Six Simultaneous Exhibitions of Painting, Craft & PhotographyThumbnail for article : Six Simultaneous Exhibitions of Painting, Craft & Photography
Lyth Arts Centre Open 12 - 5 pm daily 1st July - 31st August 2013 Adults: 3 OAPs: 2 Children, Students, Unwaged: 1 Alistair Cook This project "McArthur's Store" was created by photographer, architect and artist Alistair Cook, who spent the summer of 2012 in a building on the quay at Dunbar used by fishermen while mending their creels.  He used wet plate collodion photography, a process concocted by Englishman Fred Scott Archer in 1851 to produce portraits of Dunbar men and their families.  
22/6/2013
Classical Piano Joseph Fleetwood At Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : Classical Piano  Joseph Fleetwood At Lyth Arts Centre
15th August 2013 Classical Piano Joseph Fleetwood Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre, Summer Evening Foyer Recital Length: 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ Classical Piano Joseph FleetwoodClassical Piano Joseph Fleetwood Schubert, Sonata in A min., D.537 (op.164) Mendelssohn, Fantasie in F sharp min.,(op.28) Rachmaninoff, - six Preludes Prokofiev, Sonata No.7 Chopin, Scherzo No.2 "set to be one of Scotland's most exciting young pianists" (Philip Jenkins, Head of Keyboard, RSAMD, 2002) Joseph Fleetwood comes from an extraordinary musical lineage, having studied extensively with a pupil of Karl Ulrich-Schnabel.  Karl's teacher was Artur Schnabel, a pupil of Leschetiszky, who studied under Czerny.  
22/6/2013
Wingin It At LythThumbnail for article : Wingin It At Lyth
21st July 2013 Folk Wingin It Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre, Summer Evening Foyer Concert Length: 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ Folk Wingin ItFolk Wingin It Wingin' It are an award winning guitar duo from Scotland.  Adam Bulley and Chas Mackenzie formed the duo in 2005, having met playing in other projects in and around Argyll.  
25/5/2013
Gramophones Theatre Company in 'End to End' Thumbnail for article : Gramophones Theatre Company in 'End to End'
This is the second show which some of the Highland promoters admired in last year's Fringe and invited to tour our venues.  It's a delightful and imaginative entertainment performed by three wacky young ladies who hitched from Land's End to John O' Groats and then turned their experience into a play.  
25/5/2013
Skraelings Theatre Company in "The Sea Between Us"Thumbnail for article : Skraelings Theatre Company in
Lyth Arts Centre 2n June 2013 Time: 15:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 60 mins Age suitability : 14+ Talented young Thurso stage director Iain Macdonald brings us an interesting two-hander which explores a familiar dilemma - the father who wants to maintain an established rural life-style and the son who wants to leave and embrace the urban future.  However this is a new play by Slveig Jnsdttir, set in her native Iceland.