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[Dance Tutors]1/10/2014
Rush.dance Win Big at Central Scotland Street dance championshipsThumbnail for article : Rush.dance Win Big at Central Scotland Street dance championships
Rush.dance Competition kids have just competed at Central Scotland Street dance Championships in Perth, Our kids have just returned for the first Scottish UDO street dance championships, which was also a UDO European / World championship qualifier for 2015.   Results on the day, Crew - U14 Novice, Fenix Rise *Runners up* Beth Mackay, Kelsey Ross, Rhiannon Mackay, laya Cowie, Chloe MacGregor, Lauren miller & Rebecca Miller (Lead choreographer) Solo - U6 Open, Hannah Cowie 5th place, Troy Giles 3rd place.  
[Venues]1/10/2014
Connections - Last Few Days at St Fergus GalleryThumbnail for article : Connections - Last Few Days at St Fergus Gallery
The connections exhibition at St Fergus Gallery, Wick ends on 4th October 2014.   Connections is a collaborative project to showcase the work of emerging and established artists and writers living and working in Caithness.  
1/10/2014
Tony Feher at the Utah Museum of Fine ArtsThumbnail for article : Tony Feher at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Tony Feher They arrived yesterday, dusty and weary from the journey, but in good spirits.  October 3, 2014-December 15, 2015 Exhibition preview: October 2, 2014, 4pm An artist talk will begin at 5pm Utah Museum of Fine Arts The University of Utah Marcia and John Price Museum Building 410 Campus Center Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Wednesdays 10am–8pm, weekends, 11am–5pm www.umfa.utah.edu/salt Tony Feher sees the world differently.  
29/9/2014
Scottish Ensemble strings spectacular for young Highland musicians
The Scottish Ensemble, the UK's only professional string orchestra, will be visiting the Highlands in October to host a special day of tuition for young musicians in Inverness.   Pupils of all ages and abilities who play stringed instruments have the chance to come and join the Scottish Ensemble musicians for a fun day of music making with the opportunity to ask questions and learn how to get more out of their music playing.  
[Drama Promoters]25/9/2014
Verdi's Macbeth Coming To ThursoThumbnail for article : Verdi's Macbeth Coming To Thurso
Lyth Arts Centre are pleased to announce the presentation of Verdi's MacBeth by Scottish Opera at Thurso High School.   This brooding, atmospheric Macbeth returns in celebration of the 2014 Year of Homecoming.  
[Drama Promoters]25/9/2014
Youth Showcase - live concert by local musiciansThumbnail for article : Youth Showcase - live concert by local musicians
Lyth Arts Centre welcomes a group of aspiring young musicians who have been attending weekly "jam sessions" at Thurso Youth Club facilitated by Highlife Highland Youth Work staff and local musician Andy Williamson.   Andy has been mentoring them while they try out cover versions of some of their favourite chart numbers and write, perform and record their own songs.  
[Drama Promoters]25/9/2014
Mull Theatre in: The Drawer BoyThumbnail for article : Mull Theatre in: The Drawer Boy
A welcome visit from one of Scotland's most revered theatre companies.  They bring us a production of an excellent Canadian play by Michael Healey which has received considerable attention both in Canada and the UK since its debut in 1999.  
[Drama Promoters]25/9/2014
Brian Molley Quartet & The Boteco Trio - Jazz ExchangeThumbnail for article : Brian Molley Quartet & The Boteco Trio - Jazz Exchange
Sax-player Brian is popular with Caithness jazz fans who have enjoyed his masterclasses.  We are delighted to present his quartet to give a live performance of their new album CLOCK.  
25/9/2014
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival in HighlandThumbnail for article : Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival in Highland
Power and mental health put in spotlight at the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival in Highland.   Aiming to challenge attitudes towards mental health through the arts the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival takes place again in Highland between 1 and 19th of October.  
[Artists]23/9/2014
Artists Studio SaleThumbnail for article : Artists Studio Sale
Dunnet - Joanne B Kaar studio Artist Studio Sale Sat 1st & Sun 2nd Nov 11am - 4pm handmade papers handmade books framed artworks small hand tools craft materials a variety of misc objects!! Joanne B Kaar 1st studio sale bargain basement prices Directions: Follow signs for Mary-Ann's Cottage, Dunnet.  When you're at the T-junction facing the cottage, turn right to go up the hill.  
20/9/2014
Nae Plans - Traditional Scottish Folk Duo ConcertThumbnail for article : Nae Plans - Traditional Scottish Folk Duo Concert
22 November 2014 7.30 - 8.30pm Wick Pipe Band Hall £10/£7 age concessions Pianist/vocalist Hamish Napier (Back of The Moon, Man's Ruin) and fiddler Adam Sutherland(Treacherous Orchestra, Session A9, Croft No.  5) join forces in a new and exciting project called ‘Nae Plans‘.  
18/9/2014
Thurso cinema - Week Commencing 19 September 2014Thumbnail for article : Thurso cinema - Week Commencing 19 September 2014
Here are the film times for the week commencing Friday 19th September 2014 at Thurso Cinema.   The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG) 122mins.  
[Drama Promoters]17/9/2014
In the Wake of Neil Gunn - Tour By Mike VassThumbnail for article : In the Wake of Neil Gunn - Tour By Mike Vass
11th October, 8pm, Lyth Arts Centre In 1937, Neil Gunn quit his job at the Customs Office in Inverness to pursue his writing career full time.  The first thing he did was to sell his house and buy a boat in the North of Skye.  
[Artists]17/9/2014
Art Collector Visits Caithness Artist Elaine Rapson-GrantThumbnail for article : Art Collector Visits Caithness Artist Elaine Rapson-Grant
It was with great excitement that Elaine welcomed Alison Damant all the way from Bradford, England last week.   Alison travelled 652 miles from Bradford to Caithness especially to meet her artist friend.  
[Venues]17/9/2014
A DANGEROUS GAME - A film by Anthony BaxterThumbnail for article : A DANGEROUS GAME - A film by Anthony Baxter
"Unmissable" ★ ★ ★ ★ - Scotsman "Highly Recommended" ★ ★ ★ ★ - Guardian "Funny, penetrating and timely" ★ ★ ★ ★ - Herald "A Dangerous Game is a game changer.  Do not Miss" ★ ★ ★ ★ - Britflicks "Impassioned docu targets abuse of power by golf-loving kleptocrats." ★ ★ ★ ★ - Independent.  
13/9/2014
The CAB Collective play Y-NotThumbnail for article : The CAB Collective play Y-Not
Y-Not, Thurso 18 September 2014 8.00pm - 12 CAB Collective are a four piece original and covers band based in Morzine, France.  Gigging super prolifically during winter seasons throughout the Alps and beyond, they play everything including but not limited to; blues, disco, dub, folk, pop, metal, reggae and rock! A hugely versatile act, they can be enjoyed either as a fully amplified rock band or as a stripped down acoustic act depending on the vibe and atmosphere of the venue! .  
12/9/2014
Ian Charles Scott - Book Signing At Mackays Hotel 12 SeptemberThumbnail for article : Ian Charles Scott - Book Signing At Mackays Hotel 12 September
Weel known Wick artist Ian Charles Scott from Wick who lives in New York is returning once again to his home town.   A new book highlighting his portrait work will be launched and on sale.  
11/9/2014
Shortcuts to the Far North - full showcaseThumbnail for article : Shortcuts to the Far North - full showcase
Last Friday (5 September 2014) The North Highland College UHI showcased seven of its student films to a delighted audience at the impressive Pulteneytown People's Project in Wick.  The first six films had been premiered in June and the latest viewing highlighted a new film from screenwriting student Donna Booth.  
[Venues]11/9/2014
Hitchcock Double Feature at Caithness HorizonsThumbnail for article : Hitchcock Double Feature at Caithness Horizons
2nd October 2014 6.00 - 10.30pm.   To mark the final week of ARTIST ROOMS: Douglas Gordon, Caithness Horizons is showing an evening of classic Hitchcock featuring 'Psycho' and 'The Birds'.  
10/9/2014
John O'Groats Artist's Commission
This commission is a substantial opportunity for a permanent feature work in a stunning and very special site - John O'Groats - one of Britain's best known destinations where a major transformation has been underway over the last few years.   In leading this development, HIE have been committed to working with artists to ensure a creative and unique development to the highest standards, reflecting the special sense of place of this stunning location.