Makar Liz Lochhead, who has been Scotlands National Poet for the last five years, ends her term today (Sunday 31st Jan 2016). During her tenure she has undertaken more than 300 engagements, conducting workshops in schools and prisons as well as representing Scotland in the UK and beyond in venues ranging from as the Scottish Parliament to Westminster Abbey and the Bookworm Festival in China.
2nd - 27th February 2016 Caithness Horizons. See the fantastic work by pupils of Thurso High School..
Flameworking with Ian Pearson. 5-7 April and 18-20 October 2016.
The Great Tapestry of Scotland was unveiled for the first time after its completion at the Scottish Parliament on 3 September 2013. The Tapestry is one of the most ambitious community arts projects in the world and Inverness Museum &#38; Art Gallery are delighted to be hosting a selection of panels.
Fantastic to see working with the lovely music and lighting! Really worth taking the time to see this creative masterpiece!.
The Edge Dance Studio in Thurso marked its 6 month opening with showcase performance at Mount Pleasant school on the 17th of December infront of a sell out crowd. Around 100 studio members, (kids from the age of 2 right up to adults) performed on the night, showcasing 11 different dance styles.
The Board of North Lands Creative Glass is delighted to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Sarmiento as Artistic Director from 1 October 2016. He will succeed Emma Woffenden on the completion of her inspiring three-year term of office, culminating in North Lands 20, the anniversary celebration of its first master class and conference in 1996.
St Fergus Gallery and High Life Highland would like to invite you and your friends to visit Cloth, Paper, Stitch, an exhibition of textile/collage stitched works by our local artist Debbie Lee. Debbie graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1992.
For some great Caithness based music this Christmas take look at Gordon Gunns new CD Wick to Wickham. 10 tracks: Woodlea Mount / The Blue Reel / The Earls Chair * Atlantic Forest / Nearly Not / Colonel Penguin * Ardessie * Fleurs de Mandragore / Over The Moors to Maggie * Money, Stories, Fame....Stuff / Boy On a Headland * Osmosis / Alasdairs Reel / The Grey Coast Reel * Rob of The Strath * Phil - Marina Anderson of Springlands / Limehill / McKinnons Brook / Hamish The Carpenter * Shop Street * Wick to Wickham / Anna and Rob Rowe of Plockton / The Black Stairs.
Rush.dance kids achieve back to back wins at two massive comps, Rush have just competed at MJN promotions Hip Hop festival in Aviemore. Once again the Rush kids have stepped up, delivered and came home with a 25 trophy haul, winning 14 Championship titles and (Tops Off Winners) the very best Hip Hop dancers of the day in Junior and Senior sections.
Currently on display at the Gallery Cafe, Caithness Horizons from now until the end of November is a collection of paintings by local wildlife artist Elaine Rapson-Grant. Elaine has a total of fifteen paintings on display and has used various mediums and techniques.
Latheron based artist Magi Sinclair holds her first solo exhibition this week at North Lands Glass Gallery, Lybster, with a private viewing on Friday evening, November 20 between 6.00 and 8.00pm. The exhibition of over 20 pieces created over the last three years is entitled Norland and focuses on the Flow Country, Whaligoe and Caithness castles.
St Fergus Gallery, Wick and High Life Highland would like to invite you to view the Winter Warmth art exhibition in the St Fergus Foyer Gallery from 21st November to 19th December 2015. All artwork will be for sale if you are looking for a special Christmas present and it can be collected during the gallerys opening times on 22nd and 23rd December, in time to wrap it up and put under the Christmas tree.
A Northerly Land - George Gunn book launch - Tues. 3rd Dec 2015 at Caithness Horizons..
The Elephant Trust: Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects. The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 18th January 2016.The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects based in the UK.
Wellcome Trust - Arts Awards. The Wellcome Trust is inviting organisations and individuals to apply for funding through its Arts Awards.
LOOK OUT your dancing shoes!...the Caithness Big Band is swinging into town next week. The musicians are again playing for the Caithness Heart Support Group, at Mackays Hotel, Wick, and it promises to be quite a night.
MERLIN MAGIC. Thursday 19th November 2015.
Rush.dance competitive team have just competed at MAD street dance championships in Motherwell. Results on the day, SOLO results - U10 Beginner *Winner* Ruby Mann, 3rd place Koby Sutherland.
The Melvich Hotel 13 - 15 November 2015. &#34;Harrison&#39;s astonishing command of the whole language of 21st-century theatre - text, music, movement, image and the breathing presence of the audience - never wavers.