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8/7/2018
Blas Festival Launches Programme Which Showcases Young TalentThumbnail for article : Blas Festival Launches Programme Which Showcases Young Talent
Blas, which means ‘taste' or ‘sample', is organised by Fèisean nan Gàidheal in partnership with The Highland Council and will take place from 7-15th September.   It aims to celebrate Gaelic culture and the thriving Scottish traditional music scene over nine days of concerts, cèilidhs and larger events in venues across the Highlands and Islands.  
24/6/2018
Everybody's Talking About JamieThumbnail for article : Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Everybody's Talking About Jamie By Veronica Lee.   Merlin Cinema, Thurso Thursday 5 July 2018 - 7.20pm.  
23/6/2018
Wifie To Wifie June 29, 2018 -Lyth Arts summer Exhibition LaunchThumbnail for article : Wifie To Wifie June 29, 2018 -Lyth Arts summer Exhibition Launch
We are delighted to invite you to the opening of Lyth Arts Centre's Summer Exhibition: From Wifey to Wifie.   From Wifey to Wifie explores the changing roles of women in Caithness from 1918 through to the present day.  
23/6/2018
Ivan Drever June 24, 2018 At Lyth ArtsThumbnail for article : Ivan Drever June 24, 2018 At Lyth Arts
Lyth Arts Centre are excited to host one of Scottish folk music's most accomplished singer/songwriters, Orkney's very own Ivan Drever.  Now living in Norway, Ivan spends a large portion of his days on the road, touring the length and breadth of the British Isles, USA and northern Europe.  
23/6/2018
Gàidhlig ri fhaicinn is ri chluinntinn aig fèis XpoNorth 2018 - Xponorth Set To Celebrate Gaelic At 2018 Festival
Thèid a' Ghàidhlig a thaisbeanadh do riochdairean nàiseanta agus eadar-nàiseanta aig fèis XpoNorth air Diciadain agus Diardaoin 27/28 Ògmhios ann an Inbhir Nis.   An English version is available below Bidh an seinneadair agus neach-ciùil ainmeil Julie Fowlis còmhla ri Iseabail Nic an t-Sagairt, Stiùiriche Ro-innleachd is Co-bhanntachd MG ALBA, agus Agnes Rennie, Manaidsear aig an fhoillsichear Ghàidhlig, Acair, agus a tha na Cathraiche air Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn ann an Iar-thuath Leòdhais, a’ lìbhrigeadh seisean 'The Gaelic Angle' air Diciadain 27 Ògmhios ann an Cùirt Eden aig 10m.  
20/6/2018
The Glass Menagerie - Thurso PlayersThumbnail for article : The Glass Menagerie - Thurso Players
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams Thurso Players at the Mill Theatre, Thurso Wednesday 27th - Friday 29th June 2018.   Tickets £8 concessions £6 from McBeath Jewellers Tel 01847 892634 The Glass Menagerie is a memory play by Tennessee Williams that premiered in 1944 and catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame.  
15/6/2018
JILL JACKSON JUNE 22, 2018Thumbnail for article : JILL JACKSON JUNE 22, 2018
*** Note this event is in the Ross Institute, Halkirk ***Tickets £10.   DATE: Friday, 22nd June, 2018.  
15/6/2018
Scotland's Hottest New Artists Set To Perform At This Year's Xponorth Festival
Scotland's leading creative industries festival, XpoNorth has announced the line-up of bands set to take the stage across various Inverness venues.   The much-anticipated live music showcase takes place across the 27th & 28th of June 2018 and boasts a diverse selection of Scottish artists including Annie Booth, Beta Waves, Tamzene, Zoe Graham plus many more.  
29/5/2018
Calling Local Artists - Contract For Art WorkshopsThumbnail for article : Calling Local Artists - Contract For Art Workshops
Pulteneytown Peoples Project are looking for local artists to run eight 1-day workshops for local people, where they will have a finished creation to take home at the end of the day.   Please see poster for more details..  
29/5/2018
SHATTERED - A NEW PLAY BY LISA NICOLLThumbnail for article : SHATTERED - A NEW PLAY BY LISA NICOLL
Shattered, a new play written by Lisa Nicoll will tour Scotland from 19 May.   Inspired by interviews and life experiences, Shattered deals with the universal themes of grief, loss and isolation as well as the things that are left unsaid between the people to whom we are sometimes the closest.  
29/5/2018
Blas Festival 2018 to showcase young musiciansThumbnail for article : Blas Festival 2018 to showcase young musicians
Blas Festival to showcase young musicians and their choice of bands for Year of Young People 2018.   The Highland Capital will ring to the sound of hundreds of young people performing traditional music and song as the finale to this year's Blas Festival in a special event to mark Scotland's Year of Young People 2018.  
27/5/2018
My Ness - the new Gathering Place - Inverness Art ProjectThumbnail for article : My Ness - the new Gathering Place  - Inverness Art Project
Artists Sans façon and OSA have unveiled their new concept for ‘the Gathering Place,' the centrepiece of the River Ness Public Art project.   The artwork, entitled ‘My Ness,' will be sited at the Little Isle Pool, Fisherman's Car Park, and will provide a focal point for people to gather, linger and enjoy an area of great natural beauty in the centre of the city.  
24/5/2018
Hie Funding Boost For Fèisean Nan Gàidheal
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has announced £370,000 support to Fèisean nan Gàidheal for the next three years.   In partnership with Creative Scotland, Bòrd na Gàidhlig and local authorities, HIE's investment will help the organisation improve and build upon the success it has generated over the last 35 years.  
10/5/2018
Aviemore, Scotland is announced as venue for 40th anniversary of Celtic Media FestivalThumbnail for article : Aviemore, Scotland is announced as venue for 40th anniversary of Celtic Media Festival
Ireland's The Crossing took home the Single Documentary award with their story of one month on the LÉ Samuel Beckett's deployment in the southern Mediterranean.  It shows the reality for both the crew and the migrants as their worlds meet in the middle of the sea, often in the most difficult of circumstances.  
23/4/2018
Fat Quarter Quilters - Show And TellThumbnail for article : Fat Quarter Quilters - Show And Tell
REE, no booking necessary As the Fat Quarter Quilters come to the end of a weeks residency at Lyth Arts Centre, join the quilters and LAC Co-Directors Tom and Charlotte in and informal ‘Show and Tell'.  Discussing what they have been quilting over the week, this is a great opportunity to to find about more about Fat Quarter Quilters and residencies at Lyth Arts Centre.  
23/4/2018
Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret About GinThumbnail for article : Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin
presented by NCM in association with The Ginstress Including a free Rock Rose Gin & Tonic Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret.  "Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius" (TheatrePress), its critically acclaimed stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood return to the U.K.  
23/4/2018
Scottish Chamber Orchestra In ThursoThumbnail for article : Scottish Chamber Orchestra In Thurso
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra return to Thurso in their 40th year of touring Scotland! The Scottish Chamber Orchestra return to Thurso placing their immaculate and distinguished duo of Maximiliano Martín and William Stafford at the heart of the concert with Franz Krommer's Concerto in E-flat for two clarinets.  It was written around 1800 to show off the capabilities of the instrument which was then fairly new.  
23/4/2018
Family Film Club 29/4/2018Thumbnail for article : Family Film Club 29/4/2018
Cosy beanbags, craft activities and free popcorn! Bring the whole family along and to enjoy a FREE family film every month here at Lyth Arts Centre.  Follow the Facebook page and be the first to find out what our next film will be...  
23/4/2018
Writing Someone Else's Story - Workshop Thumbnail for article : Writing Someone Else's Story - Workshop 
*** Note this event takes place at Reiss & Killimster Village Hall *** "Writing Someone Else's Story" is a workshop from In Motion Theatre Company touring to local writers groups in support of our upcoming production of Shattered, showing at Lyth Arts Centre on June 12th.   Shattered is a new play inspired by interviews with families who have experienced the sudden loss of a child and the effect it has had on them them years after the event.  
19/4/2018
Thurso Players Present A Short Play and MusicThumbnail for article : Thurso Players Present A  Short Play and Music
26th 27th 28th April 2018 - 7:30pm.   Live music followed by Nobody Sleeps - a short play - a one act comedy..