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Research reveals the UK's most popular filming locationsThumbnail for article : Research reveals the UK's most popular filming locations
While CGI allows filmmakers to create incredible, lifelike locattions using the latest technology, sometimes you just can't beat the real thing! But which locations are directors returning to time after time? Jurys Inn have analysed over 5,000 IMDb entries, splitting the data out by city-level, to reveal the UK's most popular filming locations.   Perhaps unsurprisingly, London comes out on top, with 1,008 movies and TV shows listing the UK's capital city as a filming location.  
Licensing Of The Public Performance Of Play
Licensing of the public performance of plays The Highland Licensing Committee, at their meeting on 14 January 2020, made their final resolution in relation to the licensing of the public performance of plays under the public entertainment licensing regime after the repeal of the Theatres Act 1968.   This was after the completion of the 28 day statutory consultation period as set out in section 9 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.  
Will Brexit Hit The Creative Industries?
The Scottish Government says,"Creative industries are those based on individual creativity, skill and talent, or which have the potential to create wealth and jobs through the development or production of intellectual property." "In Scotland our creative industries comprise over 15,000 businesses employing more 70,000 people, in addition to a large number of freelancers as well as students studying creative courses.  Together they make an important contribution to our national wealth and international reputation." Scotland's creative industries contribute more than £5 billion to the Scottish economy every year.  
Lyth Arts Plan Spectacular September Show At Wick HarbourThumbnail for article : Lyth Arts Plan Spectacular September Show At Wick Harbour
SCOTLAND'S YEAR OF COASTS AND WATERS 2020 Posted 06/01/20 by Charlotte Mountford Happy New Year! January marks the beginning of Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.  This year, Scotland celebrates its Coasts and Waters with a year-long programme of events and activities which will shine a spotlight on these vital elements of our landscape.  
Wick Players Christmas ExhibitionThumbnail for article : Wick Players Christmas Exhibition
Wick Players exhibition on until end January 2020 at the Nucleus.   See poster..  
Scottish Opera's Primary Schools Tour Returns With Warriors! The Emperor's Incredible ArmyThumbnail for article : Scottish Opera's Primary Schools Tour Returns With Warriors! The Emperor's Incredible Army
Mon 16 March 2010, Newton Park Primary School, Wick.   In Spring and Summer 2020, thousands of primary school children across Scotland will perform Warriors! The Emperor's Incredible Army as part of the Scottish Opera Primary Schools Tour.  
Blas Festival delights audiences across the Highlands for 15th yearThumbnail for article : Blas Festival delights audiences across the Highlands for 15th year
Organisers of this year's Blas Festival have reported another successful Blas Festival, with Highland audiences being entertained by some of the country’s top musicians, for the 15th year; and are already looking forward to what 2020 has in store for the Gaelic festival.   Blas, which means ‘taste’ or ‘sample’, is organised by Fèisean nan Gàidheal in partnership with The Highland Council and took place from 22-30 November in venues across the Highlands and Islands from Aviemore to Barra, Stornoway to Strathy.  
Third Round Of Closed Talks To Try To Find A New Home For The IronworksThumbnail for article : Third Round Of Closed Talks To Try To Find A New Home For The Ironworks
A THIRD round of closed talks took place this week to try to find a new home for The Ironworks, Inverness.   The live music venue will have to move out of the rented 1000-capacity purpose-built premises on Academy Street if plans for a 162-bed hotel on the site win approval.  
Wishing The Wind Winter Exhibition At LythThumbnail for article : Wishing The Wind Winter Exhibition At Lyth
The ancient folklore tradition of ‘buying the wind' was common across Caithness and the fishing routes of the North Atlantic.  The tradition involved sailors purchasing 3 knots of thread, rope or fabric, to be undone as wind is required, but the mariner is instructed on no account to untie the third knot, as it may start a hurricane.  
Joanne Kaar With Liz & Michael O'donnell At Lyth Festive Makers EventThumbnail for article : Joanne Kaar With Liz & Michael O'donnell At Lyth Festive Makers Event
6th December 4.00 - 9.00pm.   handmade home grown willow baskets lichen inspired art greetings cards string dogs handmade paper art turned wooden xmas trees childrens books written & illustrated by Liz O'Donnell There is also FREE fun for all ages - come along and join in with Lyth Arts Centre's Wishing the Wind outdoor light installation - make a wind spinner to hang on the tree!.  
Paper Moon At LythThumbnail for article : Paper Moon At Lyth
7th and 8th December 2019.   Saturday 7th December - Sold Out.  
Festive Makers Market at Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : Festive Makers Market at Lyth Arts Centre
Starts: 4:00pm Ends: 9:00pm.   An indoor market with stalls from local artists and makers, supplying you with all your Christmas gifts and goodies.  
Neon Walz - LatestThumbnail for article : Neon Walz - Latest
Neon Waltz have just released the beautiful, haunting track All In Good Time.  The song was recorded live at the imposing Prestwick Castle.  
Nordic by Nature: modern design and printsThumbnail for article : Nordic by Nature: modern design and prints
British Museum touring exhibition comes to Thurso Gallery.   High Life Highland are delighted to be working in partnership with the British Museum to bring an exhibition of Nordic Craft to the Thurso Gallery in Caithness.  
Wick Players Geared Up For Christmas Panto - AladdinThumbnail for article : Wick Players Geared Up For Christmas Panto - Aladdin
The wicked Abanazer is seeking the magic lamp that contains the all-powerful Genie, so that he can rule the world, and is just steps away from succeeding! Is all hope lost? No! Help is at hand! A family posse of wannabe heroes are here to foil Abanazer's evil scheme! The innocent local lad, Aladdin, his brother, the cheeky Wishee Washee and their fearsome mother, washerwoman Widow Twankey are ready to intervene and save the day! Throw in a magic carpet, a mystical Spirit of the Ring, the Emperor of China, a beautiful princess and a couple of inept policemen and you have all the ingredients for a fantastic tale and great entertainment.   Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, audience participation for the whole family and all the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime!.  
Strengthening Scotland's creative industries
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop today set out her vision for the creative industries while visiting cultural and creative collaborations between Japan and Scotland.   Developed in partnership with industry representatives, the Scottish Government's Creative Industries Policy Statement has been published to establish priorities for growing the sector, which include: • developing and retaining skills, and attracting international talent • promoting Scotland’s strengths internationally, through overseas hubs and by working closely with Scottish Development International • developing business support and creative networks • promoting the value of design The plan comes on the back of new Scottish Government analysis which shows the creative industries support around £9 billion of activity within the wider Scottish economy, contributing £5.5 billion to Scotland’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  
THE STORYTELLING FESTIVAL Event in THURSO at the Park Hotel on Friday Oct 25th £8/£6 concs/family of four £20 or email: .   Tickets for Sat Oct 26th at Lyth Arts Centre £10/£6 .  
FRIDAY 11TH OCTOBER 6PM Timespan Helmsdale.   Timespan presents thulu thu thu, before the sun harms you from artist collective knowbotiq.  
Magi Sinclair Exhibition At The Thurso GalleryThumbnail for article : Magi Sinclair Exhibition At The Thurso Gallery
Caithness based artist Magi Sinclair is holding a solo exhibition for High Life Highland at the Thurso Gallery (situated within Thurso Library) from Saturday 12th October to Wednesday 6th November 2019.   The exhibition entitled ‘From the Causewaymire' comprises 40 pieces - drawings, etchings and paintings - where she has taken inspiration from places and landmarks along the road from Latheron to Thurso.  
Caithness Young Company Audition WorkshopsThumbnail for article : Caithness Young Company Audition Workshops
Caithness Young Company will be holding a workshop for anyone interested in going to Drama College, but doesn't know where to start.   This workshop will take you through the different types of auditions and the various drama courses available in Scotland.