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20/7/2016
Super Hero Show Coming To WickThumbnail for article : Super Hero Show Coming To Wick
The Pulteneytown People's Project is delighted that Central Superhero Events will be coming to the Pulteney Centre on Friday 5th of August 2016 with their Superhero Shows.   Come along with your kids and meet the famous central superheroes Batman, Spider man, Captain American, Hulk, Iron Man and Transformer Bumblebee.  
13/7/2016
Blas 2016 tickets on sale nowThumbnail for article : Blas 2016 tickets on sale now
Tickets for the Blas 2016 Festival are now on sale.   9 great days across the Highlands and Argyll.  
8/7/2016
Building Blocks At St Fergus GalleryThumbnail for article : Building Blocks At St Fergus Gallery
St Fergus Gallery and High Life Highland would like to invite you and your friends and family to visit our next exciting exhibition Building Blocks.   Building Blocks is an interactive exhibition designed to encourage participation in an online building project using the computer game Minecraft.  
5/7/2016
2016 Exhibition at Lyth Arts Centre Sees William Wilson Retire after 40 YearsThumbnail for article : 2016 Exhibition at Lyth Arts Centre Sees William Wilson Retire after 40 Years
This year Lyth Arts Centre is presenting three exhibitions which in various ways mark this 40th year in a broader context.   1st July - 31st August 2016 Open daily 12 - 5pm Adults: £3 OAPs: £2 Children, Students, Unwaged: £1 http://lytharts.org.uk/archive-2/2016-exhibitions/ Kilmorack Gallery Showcase An exhibition of work by some of the best artists working in Scotland, curated by Tony Davidson whose gallery near Beauly shares our taste and ambition to celebrate quality.  
5/7/2016
Shine at Lyth ArtsThumbnail for article : Shine at Lyth Arts
Originally formed in 1998, Shine combines Corrina Hewat, Mary Macmaster and Alyth McCormack's distinctive voices with two electro-harps in hauntingly timeless and modern arrangements of traditional and contemporary music.   Lyth Arts Centre - 14th July 2016 - 7.30 - 9.30pm Castletown Drill Hall - 15th July 2016 7.30 - 9.30pm Tempest Cafe, Thurso - 16th July 2016 - 7.30 - 9.30pm Reay Village Hall - 17th July 2016 - 7.30 - 9.30pm Tickets £10 (Cons.£6).  
3/7/2016
Highland youth pipe bands' success at European Pipe Band Championships
Ross and Cromarty Pipes and Drums School (RACPADS) pipe band, Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band and City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band were competing at the European championships last Saturday in Forres.   Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band was placed 2nd in Novice B, Ross and Cromarty were 5th in Novice A and City of Inverness 9th in Novice B.  
2/7/2016
Society of Caithness Artists 81st Annual ExhibitionThumbnail for article : Society of Caithness Artists 81st Annual Exhibition
The 81st Annual Exhibition opens on Tuesday, 2nd August and runs until Saturday 13th August, 2016 at Thurso High School 2 to 5pm & 6:30 to 9pm daily (except Sunday).   Note: final day opening hrs 10am to 12 noon.  
8/6/2016
Due To high Demand - Another Quilting WorkshopThumbnail for article : Due To high Demand - Another Quilting Workshop
The quilting workshop in Wick on Friday this week was completely booked out on the first day it was advertised.   Consequently another one has been arranged for Saturday 25th June, 10.30am - 12.30pm.  
8/6/2016
World class leading creative figures at XpoNorthThumbnail for article : World class leading creative figures at XpoNorth
Influential decision makers and buyers from creative industries around the world will meet Scottish businesses and individuals when they take part in XpoNorth in Inverness this week.   Supported by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), the European Regional Development Fund and Creative Scotland, XpoNorth is now firmly established as Scotland's leading creative industries festival.  
4/6/2016
Quilting Workshop - Friday 10th June 2016Thumbnail for article : Quilting Workshop - Friday 10th June 2016
Quilitng workshop by Lyn Ball at the St Fergus Gallery on Friday 10th June, 6-8pm.   You will be able to learn the basic technique of foundation piecing and create a little quilt and embellish in your own unique way.  
Musical Map Of Caithness Success Brings Second Run For 2016Thumbnail for article : Musical Map Of Caithness Success Brings Second Run For 2016
The Musical Map of Caithness produced by local musician Gordon Gunn and friends in 2015 has proved a huge hit with local sand visitors.   Gordon said, We had a terrific response last summer and now we are restocked and gearing up for summer tourists so folk are are using it as their musical tour guide and from hotel responses some are staying the extra night due to the visitor attractions on the album and wanting to go and visit.  
3/6/2016
The 25 for 25 Collection - Quilt ExhibitionThumbnail for article : The 25 for 25 Collection - Quilt Exhibition
St Fergus Gallery and High Life Highland would like to invite to a new quilt exhibition - The 25 for 25 Collection.   This exhibition of 25 works by contemporary makers was intended to act as a snapshot of patchwork and quilting at the time of The Guilds 25th Anniversary.  
3/6/2016
Supporting theatre in Scottish schoolsThumbnail for article : Supporting theatre in Scottish schools
New initiative to develop the provision of theatre for up to 15,000 children.   Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has welcomed a new initiative established to support and develop theatre for young people in Scotland's nurseries and schools.  
2/6/2016
Jazz At Mey Hall - Sunday 6th JuneThumbnail for article : Jazz At Mey Hall - Sunday 6th June
Jazz in the Village is an event not to be missed - coming to Mey Village Hall.   Jazz in the Village; stars IAN MILLAR and DOMINIC SPENCER - saxophone and piano jazz duo.  
Come and play Tchaikovskys 5th Symphony With The Caithness OrchestraThumbnail for article : Come and play Tchaikovskys 5th Symphony With The Caithness Orchestra
SCOTLANDS MOST NORTHERLY MAINLAND ORCHESTRA.   From 4th - 7th August 2016.  
27/5/2016
KRAZY KAT THEATRE IN THE VERY MAGIC FLUTE At Mill Theatre JUNE 14, 2016Thumbnail for article : KRAZY KAT THEATRE IN THE VERY MAGIC FLUTE At Mill Theatre JUNE 14, 2016
Childrens Theatre Lyth Arts Centre is delighted to welcome a return visit by the multi-award winning Krazy Kat Theatre with their performance of The Very Magic Flute.  With Krazy Kats mastery of visual storytelling, the show is set to bristle with creativity and humour, big laughs, beautiful puppets, magical transformations and fully integrated sign language.  
27/5/2016
CAITHNESS TO PATAGONIA BY IAN LEITH JUNE 11, 2016Thumbnail for article : CAITHNESS TO PATAGONIA BY IAN LEITH JUNE 11, 2016
A new book by the author of The Man Who Went To Farr - Ians interesting reflections on the Highland Clearances.  Although previously an undocumented story of emigration from Scotland, many Caithness families were affected by this exodus which Ian has carefully researched both in Caithness and Patagonia.  
27/5/2016
THE JEREMIAHS REISS and KILLIMSTER VILLAGE HALL JUNE 6, 2016Thumbnail for article : THE JEREMIAHS REISS and KILLIMSTER VILLAGE HALL JUNE 6, 2016
*** Note this event takes place at Reiss, Killimster Village Hall ***The Jeremiahs combine traditional and contemporary sounds to create their own brand of Urban Folk music.  Since founding the band in 2013, they have trail-blazed across Ireland and Europe playing some of the top venues and festivals.  
27/5/2016
Withering Looks - A comedy at Mill Theatre, ThursoThumbnail for article : Withering Looks  - A comedy at Mill Theatre, Thurso
LIPSERVICE THEATRE IN WITHERING LOOKS - MILL THEATRE, THURSO  JUNE 22, 2016 COMEDY DRAMA *** Note this event takes place at the Mill Theatre, Thurso ***Returning for a third time - Lip Service is back with its potted version of Wuthering Heights, an authentic insight into the lives and works of those three Brontë sisters.  Who is Mr.  
27/5/2016
THE JEREMIAHS LYTH ARTS CENTRE JUNE 5, 2016Thumbnail for article : THE JEREMIAHS LYTH ARTS CENTRE JUNE 5, 2016
The Jeremiahs combine traditional and contemporary sounds to create their own brand of Urban Folk music.  Since founding the band in 2013, they have trail-blazed across Ireland and Europe playing some of the top venues and festivals.