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[Venues]28/7/2014
PHIL CUNNINGHAM & ALY BAIN CONCERTThumbnail for article : PHIL CUNNINGHAM & ALY BAIN CONCERT
Two of Scotland's foremost traditional musicians, Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain will be taking their Scotland 2014 tour to Wick's Assembly Rooms on Thursday 7th August.  The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets costing £18 and £16 for age concessions will be available at the door or in advance on 01955 603080.  
25/7/2014
University unveils Belladrum festival programmeThumbnail for article : University unveils Belladrum festival programme
The University of the Highlands and Islands is inviting Belladrum goers to find out more about their local university with the unveiling of its festival programme.  Students, staff and graduates will be helping to run a range of fun activities, topical debates and musical performances over the course of the weekend.  
21/7/2014
Barluath - Pipe Band Hall, Wick - Tuesday 22nd JulyThumbnail for article : Barluath - Pipe Band Hall, Wick - Tuesday 22nd July
A critically acclaimed debut album, a host of sell out concerts across Scotland as well as performances alongside some of the best acts on today's folk scene signals only the start of things to come for Barluath.   "One of life's great pleasures is witnessing the creation of something new.  
14/7/2014
Time To Bid Online For A Postcard Size PictureThumbnail for article : Time To Bid Online For A Postcard Size Picture
We are now already half way through the fundraiser exhibition at Castlehill Heritage Centre, Castletown.   Can't choose?? Why not go for lucky dip?? See section at end of bid form on the blog or in the exhibition!! http://www.postcardsea.blogspot.com 204 SEA inspired artworks were donated to our fundraiser by artists of all ages (youngest 2yrs I think).  
[Venues]11/7/2014
Thurso Cinema Listings For Week Commencing Friday 11th July 2014
Film times for the week commencing Friday 11th July 2014.   Transformers: Age of Extinction (12A) 180mins.  
[Venues]11/7/2014
Figurative - Art ExhibitionThumbnail for article : Figurative - Art Exhibition
High Life Highland and the St Fergus Foyer Gallery would like to invite you to view a small exhibition of Figurative paintings by a local artist Mike Weeden.  It is on display in our foyer space until 28th July and will be accessible during the library building's opening hours as well.  
6/7/2014
Postcard SEA Fundraiser and Exhibition Sees Steady Bids On PicturesThumbnail for article : Postcard SEA Fundraiser and Exhibition Sees Steady Bids On Pictures
The success of the exhibition, which opened to a capacity audience of well over 100 people on the evening of Wednesday 2nd July at Castletown Heritage Centre, was down to the artistic talents and generosity of locals and others further afield.  Businesses near and far also gave generously to support the event.  
3/7/2014
Royal National Mòd launches with biggest ever fringe event
Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail (The Royal National Mòd), Scotland's biggest Gaelic Cultural Festival, will take place in Inverness this autumn for the first time since 1997.   Now in its 122nd year, the event is the most important festival of the Gaelic language in Scotland.  
[Drama Promoters]3/7/2014
Pacific Curls - Celtic Soul to Pacific RootsThumbnail for article : Pacific Curls - Celtic Soul to Pacific Roots
Booking is essential 25 July 2014 Time: 20:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Foyer Length: 2 hours Interval: Yes Age suitability : 10+ Pacific Curls - Celtic Soul to Pacific A rare opportunity to hear music from the Pacific Islands with a Celtic twist performed by a female trio using a wide and unusual range of instruments.  Although this is a free performance arranged by The Touring Network as part of nationwide celebrations for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, booking is required.  
[Drama Promoters]3/7/2014
The JeremiahsThumbnail for article : The Jeremiahs
17th August 2014 Time: 20:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Foyer Length: 2 hours Interval: Yes Age suitability : 10+ Folk - The Jeremiahs The talent and rich musical backgrounds of Brian, Jean-Christophe, James and Joe have helped the Jeremiahs deliver one of the hottest and most entertaining Irish performances on the music scene today.  They create a truly original sound with their fantastic repertoire of old and new folk songs coupled with Joe's beautiful lilting voice.  
30/6/2014
Postcard SEA exhibition & fundraiserThumbnail for article : Postcard SEA exhibition & fundraiser
Postcard SEA Fundraiser & Exhibition for Brough Bay Association & Castletown Heritage Society.   5th - 30th July 2014 Starts: 2:00pm Ends: 4:00pm.  
30/6/2014
Caithness Horizons Prepares For The Invasion Of The Glasgow Vikings!Thumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Prepares For The Invasion Of The Glasgow Vikings!
To celebrate and promote the unique Pictish and Norse heritage of the Far North of Scotland Caithness Horizons Museum in Thurso has received funding from EventScotland, the Caithness and North Sutherland Fund, The Highland Council Culture Fund and Museums Galleries Scotland to run a year long programme of living history events that will bring the Far North's Pictish and Norse heritage to life.   From 5th - 13th July Caithness Horizons will be going Viking mad with free film screenings, family friendly storytelling sessions with storyteller and musician Bob Pegg, Viking-themed art and craft workshops with local artist Helen Moore and ceramist Lorraine Robson and a Viking living history encampment.  
Far North Youth Orchestra Enjoyed A Day of Music MakingThumbnail for article : Far North Youth Orchestra Enjoyed A Day of Music Making
The Far North Youth Orchestra is a brand new symphony orchestra, conducted by Susie Dingle, for young musicians aged 8 to 13 who live in Caithness or Sutherland.   On Saturday 28th June 2014 the group held a day of practice and lessons followed by a short concert to show parents and friends what they had learned that day.  
27/6/2014
Young, creative and seriously into film? Training for People Aged 16 - 19
Screen Education Edinburgh is seeking young people aged 16 to 19 in Scotland with a love of film to take part in the first ever BFI Film Academy Scotland Residential on the 2nd to 9th August 2014.   An intensive eight day course, young people will be given the low down on the world of Scottish film, with hands on training, production, advice and master classes.  
27/6/2014
Young artists have designs on Athletes' Village walls with unique poster collection
Around 9,000 brightly coloured posters have been produced by school children across Scotland to hang in the bedrooms at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes Village.   Young people from 23 Highland primary schools and 4 secondary schools took part in the competition to create a unique collection of artwork to adorn the athletes' bedroom.  
Join A Choir In Caithness With Rising SuccessThumbnail for article : Join A Choir In Caithness With Rising Success
Fresh from the success of their recent appearance at the Caithness Music Festival, where they scored one of the highest marks of the week (an outstanding 90) the Caithness and North Sutherland Adults Choir are looking for new members to join their very successful, fun choir.   At present there are approx 30 enthusiastic female members who would welcome any new members with a healthy appetite for singing for pleasure.  
22/6/2014
The Giant Whose Heart Wasn't In PortskerraThumbnail for article : The Giant Whose Heart Wasn't In Portskerra
A secret to uncover..  
[Drama Promoters]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.  
21/6/2014
ROH:Manon LescautThumbnail for article : ROH:Manon Lescaut
This early Puccini masterpiece makes a welcome return to Covent Garden after an absence of over 20 years, in a new production by Jonathan Kent under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano.   Tickets cost up to £250 but for £10 you watch it beamed live to Thurso Cinema on Tuesday 24th June.  
21/6/2014
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)Thumbnail for article :  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
Journal 25 June-7 September 2014 Institute of Contemporary Arts The Mall London, SW1Y 5AH www.ica.org.uk Twitter - https://twitter.com/ICALondon Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/icalondon Over the ICA's summer season, Journal brings together international artists who explore both historical events and more gradual social changes in their work.  At the project's core is an exhibition of five presentations by Rossella Biscotti, Edson Chagas, Cyprien Gaillard, Paulo Nazareth and Koki Tanaka.  

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