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28/8/2015
Blas Festival at Strathy HallThumbnail for article : Blas Festival at Strathy Hall
Friday 11th September 2015.   Strathy Village Hall.  
24/8/2015
Growing Pains - Running A Craft BusinessThumbnail for article : Growing Pains - Running A Craft Business
Thursday 10 September, 12.45 -16.30 Caithness Horizons, Thurso (Please note that lunch is not provided, however you are welcome to have lunch at The Caithness Horizons Cafe prior to the event) Running a craft practice is addictive - there is always more to try, new ideas to explore and projects to develop.  Growing your business allows you to confidently pursue these exciting new opportunities to strengthen your profile, expand your range of customers and generate healthy profits.  
15/8/2015
Lyth Arts Centre Double Bill - JAZZ EXTEMPORE plus EVERY BRILLIANT THING Thumbnail for article : Lyth Arts Centre Double Bill - JAZZ EXTEMPORE plus EVERY BRILLIANT THING
JAZZ EXTEMPORE 8.00pm - 26 September 2015 Lyth Arts Centre Length: 1 hour Interval: buffet supper Age suitability : 14+ JAZZ EXTEMPOREJAZZ EXTEMPORE An ongoing intercultural project which explores ways that traditional music heritage can enrich new musical composition.  It was founded by guitarist Elvis Stanic (Croatia) and Andrea Vicari (London) who will spend a week at Lyth working with bass-player Mario Caribe (Brazil), reed-player Fraser Fifield and drummer Alyn Cosker (both Scotland).  
15/8/2015
Black Is The Colour Of My VoiceThumbnail for article : Black Is The Colour Of My Voice
BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE Lyth Arts Centre 2nd September 2015 8.00pm Length: 1 hour Age suitability : 12+ There can't be many people who are unfamiliar with the great singer Nina Simone but perhaps less familiar is her life story.  This is what inspired the play in which she is vividly brought to life by actor and singer Apphia Campbell who has taken her production to audiences in three continents to great acclaim..  
15/8/2015
TINA MAY AND NIKKI ILES IN CONCERT Thumbnail for article : TINA MAY AND NIKKI ILES IN CONCERT
8.00pm - 18th September 2015 Lyth Arts Centre Length: 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ TINA MAY AND NIKKI ILES IN CONCERTTINA MAY AND NIKKI ILES IN CONCERT A return visit from two top UK musicians, vocalist Tina May and pianist Nikki Iles, both much admired here and abroad.  Although essentially a jazz singer, Tina has had great success in cabaret and theatre.  
15/8/2015
THE BEN COX BAND IN CONCERT Thumbnail for article : THE BEN COX BAND IN CONCERT
8.00pm 28th September 2015 Lyth Arts Centre 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ THE BEN COX BAND IN CONCERT After sell-out performances at Ronnie Scott's while still all under 25 years old, this has got to be the most promising up-and-coming band in the UK starring the truly original voice of Ben Cox - quite literally the new kid on the block backed with bass, drums and the exciting pianist/arranger Jamie Safiruddin..  
15/8/2015
McKerron Brechin Ó hEadhra - in concert Thumbnail for article : McKerron Brechin Ó hEadhra - in concert
Lyth Arts Centre 22nd August 2015 8.00pm Length: 2 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 8+ McKerron Brechin Ó hEadhra - in concert.   An evening of fiery tunes and beautiful songs from the Gaelic and Scots tradition performed by three of Scotland's finest traditional musicians: Charlie McKerron (fiddle), Sandy Brechin (piano accordion) and Brian Ó hEadhra (guitar & vocals.  
13/8/2015
Caithness Horizons Museum welcomes half a million visitorsThumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Museum welcomes half a million visitors
Tuesday 11th August saw local group No Limits Caithness visit the Museum for a morning packed with Viking activities with Curator Joanne Howdle, or Thordis Eiríksdóttir as she is fondly known to local groups and schools.   The group helped the Museum to hit the half million visitors mark and to celebrate they were presented with a special cake made in the Museum's cafe.  
8/8/2015
Wick Girl Is Golden Dancer On HolidayThumbnail for article : Wick Girl Is Golden Dancer On Holiday
Local girl uses dance skills learnt at Rush.dance and wins Golden ticket to perform main stage with her dance idols Diversity.  Beth Mackay 12 years old (Wick).  
2/8/2015
COSÌ FAN TUTTE BRINGS ITALIAN GLAMOUR TO SCOTLAND THIS AUTUMN
Scottish Opera's new production of Mozart's Così fan tutte will bring a touch of 1950s Italian glamour, romance and comedy to 19 venues across Scotland.   Wick High School - Thu 15 Oct.  
23/7/2015
Scottish Affairs Committee to look at creative industries in Scotland
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.  
20/7/2015
If You Happen To Be In London? - If You Cannot Get There Check The LinksThumbnail for article : If You Happen To Be In London? - If You Cannot Get There Check The Links
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.  
18/7/2015
Massed Pipe Bands In Wick - Saturday 18 July 2015Thumbnail for article : Massed Pipe Bands In Wick - Saturday 18 July 2015
Massed pipe bands from Caithness in the Market Square, Wick on Saturday 18th July 2015.  
14/7/2015
Spirit of Blas 2015 captured on first weekendThumbnail for article : Spirit of Blas 2015 captured on first weekend
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.  
11/7/2015
Elsa Jean McTaggart in concertThumbnail for article : Elsa Jean McTaggart in concert
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.  
11/7/2015
Luca Ciarla in Fiddler In The LoopThumbnail for article : Luca Ciarla in Fiddler In The Loop
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.  
11/7/2015
Le Vent du Nord - At Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : Le Vent du Nord - At Lyth Arts Centre
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.  
11/7/2015
Wingin' It in concertThumbnail for article : Wingin' It in concert
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.  
7/7/2015
Johnston Exhibition - At St Fergus Gallery, WickThumbnail for article : Johnston Exhibition - At St Fergus Gallery, Wick
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.  
7/7/2015
Le Vent du Nord Tuesday July 14th - Melvich Village HallThumbnail for article : Le Vent du Nord Tuesday July 14th - Melvich Village Hall
Le Vent du Nord Tuesday July 14th.  Melvich Village Hall - 8pm start.