The Scottish Affairs Committee has launched an inquiry into the creative industries in Scotland. The Committee will look at the contribution of the creative industries in Scotland to employment and the economy, and consider how UK policy—in areas such as tax reliefs and intellectual property rights—affects these industries.
Alice Anderson: Memory Movement Memory Objects at Wellcome Collection. 22 July-18 October 2015 Wellcome Collection 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE wellcomecollection.org Wellcome Collection presents Memory Movement Memory Objects , a major exhibition of over 100 works by artist Alice Anderson.
Massed pipe bands from Caithness in the Market Square, Wick on Saturday 18th July 2015.
One of the highlights of the opening weekend of the Blas 2015 festival will be the appearances of renowned Scottish musician and songwriter Dick Gaughan, whose performances are sure to capture the spirit of Blas 2015 and set the tone for what follows in nine great days of musical entertainment across the Highlands and in Argyll. Amongst Scotland's greatest performers the guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer and record producer from Leith is the only person to hold the dual honours of a Lifetime Achievement award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and induction into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Le Vent du Nord Tuesday July 14th. Melvich Village Hall - 8pm start.
Rush.dance competition kids have just competed at MJN Promotions Hip Hop Trophy day in Grangemouth. Willie Miller said, "it's awesome when your school competes hard and then the kids get the rewards, again today Rush.dance showed we are major contenders in the Hip Hop world, teachers Rebecca & Willie Miller are really proud of our achievements at this comp." Results on the day -.
28th July - 8th August 2015. This years exhibition is the 80th and runs from July 28th til August 8th at Thurso High School.
A brand new musical project has been launched in Caithness this week. The ‘Musical Map of Caithness' is the brand new CD & project produced by local musician Gordon Gunn and other musical talents from across Scotland with the North Highland Initiative (NHI).
More bursaries now available Royal College of Art Kensington Gore London SW7 2EU T +44 (0) 20 7590 4444 info[AT]rca.ac.uk www.rca.ac.uk/opendays [AT]RCAevents / Facebook Show 2015 25 June-5 July 2015, 12-6pm daily, extended to 9pm Wednesday 1 July, closed Friday 3 July Free admission More bursaries now available: the RCA is holding a unique open day during its annual summer show to provide information about over 200 10k GBP HEFCE-funded Postgraduate Bursary Scheme bursaries now on offer, as well as the College's own 6k GBP bursary scheme. Student support officers will be on hand to offer advice and guidance.
Milestones and memories will be the hallmark of the 11th Blas festival launched in Inverness today and which will take place at venues across the Highlands and Argyll between 4 and 12 September. Now entering its second decade as one of Scotland's leading music festivals, Blas 2015 has assembled a stellar line-up of some of the best musicians and singers to celebrate Highland culture.
Twelve of the Highland's most talented young musicians will gather at Eden Court's Maclean Room on Sunday (14 June) as they complete for the title of 'Highland Young Musician of the Year 2015'. The Young Musician competition is now in its ninth year and is open to all those who are currently members of Highland Young Musicians groups with the 3 competitors judged most successful on the day receiving monetary awards and the overall winner receiving the Richardson Trophy for Musical Excellence - generously gifted by Mr.
The Side are back, and are set to play Blackstairs Lounge in Wick on Saturday 4th July with a new line-up consisting of original members Hugh "Winnie" Winton (Vox/Guitar), John “Muff” Ross (Drums) & Ryan Golder (Bass / Backing Vox), with new addition Ruaridh Campbell (Keys). Formed in 2005 in Alness, The Side have enjoyed remarkable success over the years for an unsigned act, with appearances at Belladrum, Bfest and Rockness as well events in France, Russia and Luxembourg.
Opening on 13th June, Thurso's first ever dance studio. On the day of opening up the studio for looking around, sign up to classes and to see what’s going on.
Only 10 weeks 'til the annual Art & Craft Exhibition, in aid of raising awarness for Give Blood and Funds for Caithness General Hospital, Blood Laboratory. If you have any kind of hand made arts or crafts and would like to enter them into the exhibition, please do call or email for an entry form.
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..