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29/10/2014
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.  
28/10/2014
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 ..  
27/10/2014
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.  
23/10/2014
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.  
23/10/2014
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...  
21/10/2014
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.  
20/10/2014
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.  
15/10/2014
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.  
11/10/2014
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.  
7/10/2014
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).  
6/10/2014
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.  
5/10/2014
Ness River Public Art Programme receives £305,000 to create new public art pieces in Inverness
AN award of £305,000 has been made towards the creation of new public art pieces in Inverness as part of the area's Ness River Public Art Programme, River Connections.   Highland Council has commissioned four artists to create four new pieces of work along the riverbank to form unique spaces where people can quietly experience new ways of interacting with the landscape.  
2/10/2014
Scottish Diaspora Tapestry - St Fergus Gallery, WickThumbnail for article : Scottish Diaspora Tapestry - St Fergus Gallery, Wick
High Life Highland would like to invite you and your friends to visit the new exhibition Scottish Diaspora Tapestry which will be with us at the St Fergus Gallery from 27th September - 25th October 2014.   This project involved communities around the world in the celebration of Scottish heritage and culture.  
1/10/2014
Rush.dance Win Big at Central Scotland Street dance championshipsThumbnail for article : Rush.dance Win Big at Central Scotland Street dance championships
Rush.dance Competition kids have just competed at Central Scotland Street dance Championships in Perth, Our kids have just returned for the first Scottish UDO street dance championships, which was also a UDO European / World championship qualifier for 2015.   Results on the day, Crew - U14 Novice, Fenix Rise *Runners up* Beth Mackay, Kelsey Ross, Rhiannon Mackay, laya Cowie, Chloe MacGregor, Lauren miller & Rebecca Miller (Lead choreographer) Solo - U6 Open, Hannah Cowie 5th place, Troy Giles 3rd place.  
1/10/2014
Connections - Last Few Days at St Fergus GalleryThumbnail for article : Connections - Last Few Days at St Fergus Gallery
The connections exhibition at St Fergus Gallery, Wick ends on 4th October 2014.   Connections is a collaborative project to showcase the work of emerging and established artists and writers living and working in Caithness.  
1/10/2014
Tony Feher at the Utah Museum of Fine ArtsThumbnail for article : Tony Feher at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Tony Feher They arrived yesterday, dusty and weary from the journey, but in good spirits.  October 3, 2014-December 15, 2015 Exhibition preview: October 2, 2014, 4pm An artist talk will begin at 5pm Utah Museum of Fine Arts The University of Utah Marcia and John Price Museum Building 410 Campus Center Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Wednesdays 10am–8pm, weekends, 11am–5pm www.umfa.utah.edu/salt Tony Feher sees the world differently.  
29/9/2014
Scottish Ensemble strings spectacular for young Highland musicians
The Scottish Ensemble, the UK's only professional string orchestra, will be visiting the Highlands in October to host a special day of tuition for young musicians in Inverness.   Pupils of all ages and abilities who play stringed instruments have the chance to come and join the Scottish Ensemble musicians for a fun day of music making with the opportunity to ask questions and learn how to get more out of their music playing.  
25/9/2014
Youth Showcase - live concert by local musiciansThumbnail for article : Youth Showcase - live concert by local musicians
Lyth Arts Centre welcomes a group of aspiring young musicians who have been attending weekly "jam sessions" at Thurso Youth Club facilitated by Highlife Highland Youth Work staff and local musician Andy Williamson.   Andy has been mentoring them while they try out cover versions of some of their favourite chart numbers and write, perform and record their own songs.  
25/9/2014
Verdi's Macbeth Coming To ThursoThumbnail for article : Verdi's Macbeth Coming To Thurso
Lyth Arts Centre are pleased to announce the presentation of Verdi's MacBeth by Scottish Opera at Thurso High School.   This brooding, atmospheric Macbeth returns in celebration of the 2014 Year of Homecoming.  
25/9/2014
Mull Theatre in: The Drawer BoyThumbnail for article : Mull Theatre in: The Drawer Boy
A welcome visit from one of Scotland's most revered theatre companies.  They bring us a production of an excellent Canadian play by Michael Healey which has received considerable attention both in Canada and the UK since its debut in 1999.