2009: A Sinclair Odyssey - You Can Get Involved
8th May 2009
A Sinclair Odyssey combines arts and archaeology to tell the stories of the Sinclair Clan of Caithness.
With a glittering Street Parade and an opportunity to step back in time at The Gathering, Odyssey will explore the themes of Ancestry and Homecoming in the county of Caithness.
With many activities planned for the coming months there will be a chance for everyone to be involved and make their contribution to Homecoming Scotland 2009!
Check out the Community Arts pages at Lyth Arts Centre web site where you can sign up to have updates emailed to you over the year. See www.lytharts.org.uk and click on Community Arts
Caithness Big Band - we are always delighted to welcome back this happy gang who keep jazz alive in the north by playing the well-loved swing repertoire to a very high standard to which they add a few of their own surprises. We feel proud that Caithness has a big band of its own - there is nothing quite like that rich sound to get your feet tapping.
In 2014, Simon Gall (Salsa Celtica) and Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs) created Clype. A new project fusing sounds and styles from around the globe, borrowing from Scottish folk traditions very much rooted in the north-east of Scotland as well as from the rhythms of Latin America and harmonic ideas of jazz.
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MAGDALEN MAY 2, 2016 Bing Bremner (LAC Drama Programmer) writes. Breathtaking, riveting and marvellous is how professional reviewers have described Erin Layton&#38;#38;#39;s performance in her self-penned play Magdalen and I was absolutely stunned by the production and couldn&#38;#38;#39;t be prouder of Lyth Art Centre for giving you the opportunity to see this truly outstanding play.
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.
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.
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&#39;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.
EDEN COURT THEATRE PRESENTS "NOT ABOUT HEROES" OCTOBER 21, 2015 DRAMA Produced by Eden Court Theatre and opening there before touring the Highlands and the rest of Scotland as part of Eden Court's mission to increase theatre production in the Highlands. The play is directed by Philip Howard, former director of the Traverse Theatre & Dundee Rep.
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