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14/7/2020
Mary Quant extended at V&A DundeeThumbnail for article : Mary Quant extended at V&A Dundee
V&A Dundee will reopen on Thursday 27 August with its first major fashion exhibition, Mary Quant, and an exciting new programme extending throughout the whole museum.   Mary Quant is the first international retrospective on the iconic British designer who disrupted the fashion establishment, captured the spirit of London in the 1960s, and started a fashion revolution that a whole generation wanted to take part in - and still continues today.  
13/7/2020
Only 5 Days Left To Watch "glass, Meet The Future Film Festival"Thumbnail for article : Only 5 Days Left To Watch
There are only 5 days left to explore the Glass, Meet the Future Film Festival at North Lands Creative.   The online presentation will finish on Friday the 17th of July 2020.  
6/7/2020
£1.57 Billion Investment To Protect Britain's World-class Cultural, Arts And Heritage Institutions
Future of Britain's museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues will be protected with emergency grants and loans.   Funding will also be provided to restart construction work at cultural and heritage sites paused as a result of the pandemic Britain's globally renowned arts, culture and heritage industries will receive a world-leading £1.57 billion rescue package to help weather the impact of coronavirus, the government announced today.  
6/7/2020
Iconic arts venues in Scotland set to turn red tonight in aid of beleaguered live events industry
Tonight (Monday 6 July 2020), 500 of the UK's most iconic landmarks will be lit up in "emergency red" to draw attention to the critical condition of the live events and entertainment industry.   A glimpse of hope was given to Britain's arts industry last night, as £1.57bn was pledged by the government - yet the supply chain behind the production of live music events and festivals is still being largely ignored.  
4/7/2020
Society Of Caithness Artists 2020 Annual Showcase Exhibition - OnlineThumbnail for article : Society Of Caithness Artists 2020 Annual Showcase Exhibition  - Online
Over eighty artists.   Two hundred and fifty works of art.  
4/7/2020
Lifeline Support For Performing Arts Venues - Dedicated £10 Million Fund Announced
A targeted £10 million fund to support Scotland's performing arts venues has been announced by Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.   Created as part of the Scottish Government's £185m Business Support Fund, the Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund will help venues who cannot yet reopen to their audiences due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).  
3/7/2020
Northlands Creative Glass Takes Unique Film Festival Online After Covid CancellationThumbnail for article : Northlands Creative Glass Takes Unique Film Festival Online After Covid Cancellation
Unveiling of the Inaugural Glass, Meet the Future Festival 3 July -17 July 2020 Northlands Creative Glass GMTF UNVEILS ITS AMBITIOUS AND DIVERSE FILM PROGRAMME REFLECTING TODAY'S GLASS COMMUNITY Scotland's arts links with Japan are being supported by over £100,000 from a partnership between British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland.  Following an open call for proposals, which drew 24 responses from individuals and organisations working across the Scottish arts sector, North Lands Creative was selected to receive a share of the funding.  
13/6/2020
Betty Bradstreet Died Age 80
Gordon Calder writes on 13th June 2020 in the John O'Groat Journal - Betty Bradstreet died age 80.   A STALWART of Thurso Players who has died at the age of 80 will leave "a wealth of memories".  
26/5/2020
Free Music and Gaelic LessonsThumbnail for article : Free Music and Gaelic Lessons
FèisTV and with funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Creative Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise have made a video series of traditional music lessons, at different levels.   No Gaelic is required and the web site is in Gaelic or English.  
24/5/2020
Can you add to the Wick Players ArchiveThumbnail for article : Can you add to the Wick Players Archive
.See poster for details.   Take a look at the archive form.  
24/5/2020
Join Wick Players Membership SchemeThumbnail for article : Join Wick Players Membership Scheme
Many organisations run by committees can do a lot.   With members they can do a lot more.  
16/5/2020
Society Of Caithness Artists Offer An ON-LINE Exhibition
In the absence of their usual Summer Exhibition in Thurso, The Society of Caithness Artists offer all artists with a Caithness connection an opportunity to exhibit with the Society as part of their on-line exhibition.   The Society recognises the negative impact the present situation of galleries and exhibition closures has on individual artists so offer this alternative.  
11/5/2020
Schools and families can access online teaching resources for Scottish OperaThumbnail for article : Schools and families can access online teaching resources for Scottish Opera
ONLINE VERSION OF SCOTTISH OPERA'S PRIMARY SCHOOLS TOUR SHOW FEVER! AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME From today (11 May 2020), schools and families can access online teaching resources for Scottish Opera's popular primary schools production, Fever! Created especially for children in primaries 5, 6 and 7, the show, which was first performed by Scottish Opera in 2011, features music by Alan Penman and lyrics by Allan Dunn.  A staple of many Scottish schools' calendars, this is the very first time an online version of the tour has been made available, bringing the funny and fast-moving story to living rooms up and down the country, culminating in a nationwide virtual performance at the end of June.  
10/5/2020
SOCIETY OF CAITHNESS ARTISTS - ON-LINE EXHIBITION
This will be a "Showcase exhibition" where artists can display up to 4 works by uploading images.  Images will be uploaded to the Society's website and the exhibition will be publicised through various routes including social media and local press.  
10/5/2020
Royal National Mod Moved Forward One Year
Following its decision to postpone the Royal National Mod in Inverness until October next year, event organiser An Comunn Gaidhealach has released its upcoming schedule of host venues.   The annual event will now take place in Inverness from October 8-16, 2021, due to concerns about coronavirus ahead of the planned event this year.  
5/5/2020
A New Book - Mysteries and Misadventures: Tales from the HighlandsThumbnail for article : A New Book - Mysteries and Misadventures: Tales from the Highlands
Caithness features heavily in a new book from author Aaron Mullins.  A former Wick high School pupil, the book also contains a Story Behind the Stories section where he reveals the aspects of his life growing up in Caithness which inspired each story.  
16/4/2020
Calling all budding young artists and architectsThumbnail for article : Calling all budding young artists and architects
Savills has launched a competition for all the budding young artists and architects who find themselves stuck indoors this month.  The Savills Little Architects competition invites children to grab their tools, pencils, paint brushes and crayons and let their imaginations run wild to create their dream home.  
15/4/2020
One World: Together At Home Adds 70+ Artists To Lineup Of Historic Digital And Tv SpecialThumbnail for article : One World: Together At Home Adds 70+ Artists To Lineup Of Historic Digital And Tv Special
Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, the 18th April 2020 event will celebrate health workers globally.   As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to force people apart, Global Citizen is using the power of music and advocacy to bring people together with One World: Together At Home.  
15/4/2020
Heritage Lottery Updates Following Coronavirus
Our support for the heritage sector in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.   See full details at https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/news/coronavirus-update.  
15/4/2020
Museums - Digital Resilience Covid-19 Fund
Museums can apply for up to £3000 to purchase equipment and software that will enable them to adapt to more digital working during the period of closures brought about by the Coronavirus outbreak and the associated restrictions.   This fund is designed to support museums to purchase equipment and software that will enable them to adapt to more digital working during the period of closures brought about by COVID-19 and the associated restrictions.