North Lands would like to say a huge thank you to our regular lampworking tutor, Ian Pearson and Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd for their kind donation of torches, lathes and cutting and polishing equipment from the now retired nuclear facility. Ian has worked tirelessly to make the donation possible and it has taken him two years to process all the authorisation paperwork.
Visit the film production at the St Fergus Gallery from 19th September to 17th October 2015 by Rachel Maclean, The Weepers. The Weepers was commissioned by Comar on Mull, the film examines the legend of Bean Nighe or Washer Women, a monstrous and ominous spirit.
Thursday 10 September, 12.45 -16.30 Caithness Horizons, Thurso (Please note that lunch is not provided, however you are welcome to have lunch at The Caithness Horizons Cafe prior to the event) Running a craft practice is addictive - there is always more to try, new ideas to explore and projects to develop. Growing your business allows you to confidently pursue these exciting new opportunities to strengthen your profile, expand your range of customers and generate healthy profits.
JAZZ EXTEMPORE 8.00pm - 26 September 2015 Lyth Arts Centre Length: 1 hour Interval: buffet supper Age suitability : 14+ JAZZ EXTEMPOREJAZZ EXTEMPORE An ongoing intercultural project which explores ways that traditional music heritage can enrich new musical composition. It was founded by guitarist Elvis Stanic (Croatia) and Andrea Vicari (London) who will spend a week at Lyth working with bass-player Mario Caribe (Brazil), reed-player Fraser Fifield and drummer Alyn Cosker (both Scotland).
8.00pm - 18th September 2015 Lyth Arts Centre Length: 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ TINA MAY AND NIKKI ILES IN CONCERTTINA MAY AND NIKKI ILES IN CONCERT A return visit from two top UK musicians, vocalist Tina May and pianist Nikki Iles, both much admired here and abroad. Although essentially a jazz singer, Tina has had great success in cabaret and theatre.
BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE Lyth Arts Centre 2nd September 2015 8.00pm Length: 1 hour Age suitability : 12+ There can't be many people who are unfamiliar with the great singer Nina Simone but perhaps less familiar is her life story. This is what inspired the play in which she is vividly brought to life by actor and singer Apphia Campbell who has taken her production to audiences in three continents to great acclaim..
8.00pm 28th September 2015 Lyth Arts Centre 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ THE BEN COX BAND IN CONCERT After sell-out performances at Ronnie Scott's while still all under 25 years old, this has got to be the most promising up-and-coming band in the UK starring the truly original voice of Ben Cox - quite literally the new kid on the block backed with bass, drums and the exciting pianist/arranger Jamie Safiruddin..
Lyth Arts Centre 22nd August 2015 8.00pm Length: 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ McKerron Brechin Ó hEadhra - in concert. An evening of fiery tunes and beautiful songs from the Gaelic and Scots tradition performed by three of Scotland's finest traditional musicians: Charlie McKerron (fiddle), Sandy Brechin (piano accordion) and Brian Ó hEadhra (guitar & vocals.
Tuesday 11th August saw local group No Limits Caithness visit the Museum for a morning packed with Viking activities with Curator Joanne Howdle, or Thordis Eiríksdóttir as she is fondly known to local groups and schools. The group helped the Museum to hit the half million visitors mark and to celebrate they were presented with a special cake made in the Museum's cafe.
18 July 2015 8.00pm *** Booking is essential ***Length: 2 hours Interval: Yes Age suitability : 8+ Elsa Jean McTaggart in concert We are delighted to welcome back Scottish singer/songwriter Elsa who joins forces with her partner Mr. Lister to give a great show.
13th July 2015 Le Vent Du Nord in concert Time: 20:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 2 hrs Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ Tickets For tickets please either email marelle[AT]lytharts.org.uk or use the postal booking form on our website. Considered a driving force in progressive folk, Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Quebec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air.
26 July 2015 8.00pm - 10.30pm *** Booking is essential ***Length: 2 hours Interval: Yes Age suitability : 8+ Luca Ciarla in "Fiddler in the Loop" Italian born violin wizard Luca Ciarla fills the stage with only his fiddle and a few toy instruments. With a loop pedal he plays new virtuoso passages and unique sounds, using the violin like a guitar, a cello or a percussive instrument to perform everything from Reinhardt to the Beatles http://www.violipiano.it/artists/luca-ciarla/fiddler-in-the-loop/ For tickets please either email marelle[AT]lytharts.org.uk or use the postal booking form on our website.
1st August 2015 8.00pm *** Booking is essential ***Length: 2 hours Interval: Yes Age suitability : 8+ Wingin' It in concert Adam Bulley and Chas Mackenzie formed this duo in 2005, and are very popular at Lyth with their expert playing, amusing wit and great songs. They perform a wide range of material from rock, pop, and funk as well as instrumental pieces in the style of gypsy jazz, bluegrass and classical.
St Fergus Gallery, High Life Highland and the Wick Society would like to invite you and your friends to visit the Johnston Collection exhibition at the St Fergus Gallery from 15th to 28th July 2015. Looking forward to seeing you at the gallery.
Cafe Exhibitions Joan Powell 1st June - 30th June Gallery Exhibitions Hazel Cashmore 5th June - 30th August Exhibition preview 6pm - 8pm Thursday 4th June – all welcome Special Events Peters Pals Activity – 27th June Contact Joanne Howdle for more information Seasonal Opening Times: Remember that we are now open 11am – 4pm on Sundays until the end of September..
Caithness Horizons in Thurso has secured Museum Accreditation for the next three years. The award is made by Museums Galleries Scotland and Arts Council England under the 2011 Museum Accreditation Standard.
St Fergus Gallery and High Life Highland would like to invite you and your friends to visit the Danish Diaspora - Scotland Seen Through Danish Eyes. The exhibition of ceramics, jewellery, baskets and boxes will show work by five internationally recognized Scottish Danes Lotte Glob, Lise Bech, Lillian Busch, Mette Fruergaard and Nickolai Globe.
Lyth Arts Centre 26 May 2015. The brand new immersive comedy from Right Lines! The surrounding area has been hit by a freak flood and the locals (the audience) are guided to the safety of the Village Hall, the designated Emergency Rest Centre.
Mill Theatre, Thurso Friday 29th May 2015 - 7.30pm. Inspired by Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe, M.R.
Lyth Arts Centre. 23 May 2015.