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Christmas Exhibition At St Fergus GalleryThumbnail for article : Christmas Exhibition At St Fergus Gallery
St Fergus Gallery and High Life Highland would like to invite you to view a Christmas Exhibition in the St Fergus Foyer Gallery from 25th November 2014 - 10th January 2015.   All artwork will be for sale if you are looking for a special Christmas present.  
Neon Walz Start UK Tour In CumbriaThumbnail for article : Neon Walz Start UK Tour In Cumbria
UP-AND-COMING BAND KICK OFF TOUR IN CARLISLE 'Cumbria Live' is carrying the story about Caithness band 'Neon Walz' hitting the trail around the UK and starting in Carlisle.   See full article HERE.  
Edinburgh Festival Hit Comes to the Mill TheatreThumbnail for article : Edinburgh Festival Hit Comes to the Mill Theatre
Waves tells the story of the unofficial history of the invention of the Butterfly stroke.  It is a solo theatre work written and performed by Alice Mary Cooper.  
'Where the White Stops' - Pre- Christmas Family OutingThumbnail for article : 'Where the White Stops' - Pre- Christmas Family Outing
Antler Theatre are touring to Melvich Village Hall after successful tours to the Edinburgh Fringe and elsewhere.   Come see 'Where the White Stops' - for adults, but suitable for 8+ year olds - check the video to see if your under 8 will like it.  
Santa's Little Helpers At St Fergus Gallery, WickThumbnail for article : Santa's Little Helpers At St Fergus Gallery, Wick
St Fergus Gallery will have a Christmas Craft Market on Saturday 13th December.   To make the gallery as festive looking as possible for this event, children and adults are invited to come in anytime during the opening times to create pretty paper decorations.  
Unique Concerts Festival celebrates youth music-making at its best
Over 300 young musicians from across the Highlands have been busy rehearsing for their unique showcase Concerts Festival which will feature the eight diverse groups working under the umbrella of Highland Young Musicians.   Held in the Osprey Arena at MacDonald Aviemore Resort on Saturday 22 November, the festival will open with the full symphonic sound of the Highland Regional Youth Orchestra, conducted by the RSNO's Jean-Claude Picard at 2.30pm.  
Scholarships for postgraduate study in the History of DesignThumbnail for article : Scholarships for postgraduate study in the History of Design
The V&A/RCA postgraduate programme, which includes MA, MPhil and PhD in the History of Design, invites applications for two fully funded MA scholarships: The Friends of the V&A Scholarship and the Oliver Ford Trust Scholarship.  These scholarships cover fees for the two years of the MA and include maintenance grants of up to 3,000 GBP per year.  
Light In The North - Neil GunnThumbnail for article : Light In The North - Neil Gunn
Writer George Gunn with Jennifer Ross on Clarsach.   Location: Salmon Bothy, Dunbeath Harbour.  
The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry At HelmsdaleThumbnail for article : The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry At Helmsdale
Helmsdale Community Centre, Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale 28 October - 9 November 2014 Monday to Friday 1.00 - 5.00pm Saturday 10.00 - 5.00pm.   A project to involve communities around the world in the celebration of Scottish heritage and culture.  
Hunting for Lost CraftsThumbnail for article : Hunting for Lost Crafts
St Fergus Gallery, Wick 1st November - 6 december 2014 High Life Highland would like to invite you and your friends to visit the new exhibition Hunting for Lost Crafts which will be with us at the St Fergus Gallery from 1st November -6th December 2014.   It is an exhibition of crafts and historical objects connected with the pursuits of hunting, shooting and fishing in the Highlands illustrating how historic techniques and materials have been transformed by contemporary makers - including fly-tying, taxidermy and trophy fish carving.  
James Ross & New Caithness Music inspired by Johnston CollectionThumbnail for article : James Ross & New Caithness Music inspired by Johnston Collection
Wick born pianist James Ross has composed a piece based on the wonderful historic photographs taken around Wick over a period of 100 years by three generations of the Johnston family.   James who grew up admiring these photographs and has been thinking about this project for some years will be performing on piano with Carol Ella on viola at the Pulteney Parish church on 11th November to a background of projected images from the Johnston Collection ..  
Brandon buttons up the Scottish accordion championshipThumbnail for article : Brandon buttons up the Scottish accordion championship
IF you were someone who enjoys a flutter, then you might regard Brandon McPhee as a sure bet to win an accordion competition.   Not sure what odds you would get, because the amazing exponent of the button box has won a string of championships over the years.  
North Magician Lined up for AwardThumbnail for article : North Magician Lined up for Award
Former Thurso High School pupil and Magician Clive Grewcock (Golspie) has been short listed in the prestigious Scottish VOWS Awards which recognise companies within the wedding industry in Scotland who provide excellence in customer service.   Clive is 1 of 10 in the running under the Musician and Entertainer category with businesses nominated from across Scotland The winners in all the categories will be announced at the awards ceremony and dinner held at the Hilton hotel, Glasgow on the 24th of November which also marks 10 years of the VOWS Awards.  
Portskerra Story FestivalThumbnail for article : Portskerra Story Festival
Here's a Hallowe'en treat for those who don't fancy Guy-sing...   One week to go until the Festival starts...  
Galleria Melissa Where Shoes Are ArtThumbnail for article : Galleria Melissa Where Shoes Are Art
Engage Production Ltd, specialists in interactive technologies for branded environments, has created the ultimate pedal extremity with it's now kinetic sculpture of clear acrylic boxes, each containing a singular Melissa shoe for the new retail ‘Galleria' in Covent Garden, Central London - the brand’s first permanent store in Europe.  The store will house the label’s full collection for women, men and children, as well as its designer collaborations with the likes of Jason Wu, Gareth Pugh, Vivienne Westwood, and Karl Lagerfeld.  
Royal College Of Art - Online ApplicationsThumbnail for article : Royal College Of Art - Online Applications
Royal College of Art Welcoming applications for MPhil and PhD candidates for 2015.  Online applications open: 1 November 2014 Priority deadline: 1 December 2014.  
The Third Annual Portskerra International Storytelling Festival
Thursday October 30th - Sunday November 2nd 2014 [AT] 7.30pm (Sunday 2pm- 4pm) "Our big focus this year is on food, music and celebrating life - even in death!" 'Feed the Spirit' will happen each day of the festival - three people will gather at Melvich Village Hall to make and pass along the recipe and stories of their family favourites - one +50, - 50 & -20.  In the evening we will all share the food & their stories.  
Head In The Clouds - Fun for Small ChildrenThumbnail for article : Head In The Clouds - Fun for Small Children
Head In The Clouds.  Designed fro 0 - 4 year olds and their families.  
Voluntary Arts - What It DoesThumbnail for article : Voluntary Arts - What It Does
Voluntary Arts works to promote and increase active participation in cultural activities across the UK and Republic of Ireland.   Over half the UK adult population is involved in the voluntary arts and crafts (cultural activity that people undertake for self-improvement, social networking and leisure, but not primarily for payment).  
Artists' Studio Sale By Joanne B KaarThumbnail for article : Artists' Studio Sale By Joanne B Kaar
Caithness artist, Joanne B Kaar is to hold her first studio sale.  This two-day event will take place on the Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd November, in Dunnet.