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13/6/2024
Winners Announced In Prestigious Neil Gunn Writing CompetitionThumbnail for article : Winners Announced In Prestigious Neil Gunn Writing Competition
People of all ages have been sharing their literary talents by taking part in the Neil Gunn writing competition, with awards being presented to the winning authors at a special ceremony at Strathpeffer Pavillion yesterday (12th June 2024).   Taking place every two years, the Neil Gunn Writing Competition is organised by the Neil Gunn Trust in partnership with High Life Highland.  
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15/4/2024
Writing A Song - A Journey Into Lyricism And Poetry With Zoe SutherlandThumbnail for article : Writing A Song - A Journey Into Lyricism And Poetry With Zoe Sutherland
For beginners and music enthusiasts interested in exploring lyric writing and poetry, this workshop is an introduction to the basics of writing a song.  Part 1 of a 4 part songwriting series, this workshop explores different techniques for putting pen to paper when writing a song.  
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15/4/2024
Printmaking With Katie SquiresThumbnail for article : Printmaking With Katie Squires
Come and have a go at traditional printmaking with Katie Squires, use Katie's own pre made lino print stamps and blocks with colourful inks to make your own prints.   ‘I am a self-taught printmaker based in Caithness.  
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15/4/2024
Inspired By Books Author Talks And Q And AThumbnail for article : Inspired By Books Author Talks And Q And A
Come and join us for an afternoon of author talks! JD Kirk and Neil Lancaster will be talking about all things books and how they got to be where they are now.  There will also be time to answer any questions you might have.  
4/4/2024
Edinburgh International Film Festival Announces Collaboration With Edinburgh Festival FringeThumbnail for article : Edinburgh International Film Festival Announces Collaboration With Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The newly relaunched Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has announced a landmark collaboration with the renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe which will open up the Film Festival programme in new venues across the city including non-traditional cinema spaces at Summerhall and the heart of the Fringe footprint.   From August 15 to August 21 2024, the 77th edition of EIFF will see film embedded in the August festival ecosystem, allowing audiences to seamlessly experience the best of the Fringe along with the world-class programme of cinema at EIFF.  
3/4/2024
Gaelic Easter Activities For Hundreds Of Young People - Òigridh air feadh Alba a' Gabhail Com-pàirt ann an Tachartasan Gàidhlig na Càisge Thumbnail for article : Gaelic Easter Activities For Hundreds Of Young People - Òigridh air feadh Alba a' Gabhail Com-pàirt ann an Tachartasan Gàidhlig na Càisge
Gheibh na ceudan de dh'òigridh ann an coimhearsnachdan air feadh Alba cothrom a dhol an sàs ann am Fèisean a’ tachairt rè shaor-làithean na Càisge eadar Nis, Port Rìgh, Inbhir Nis, An t-Òban, Obar Dheathain agus Glaschu.   Bidh iad a’ faighinn oideachadh luachmhor ann an ceòl traidiseanta, dràma, òrain Ghàidhlig, dannsa agus ealain bho luchd-teagaisg air leth comasach.  
3/4/2024
Scot Trad Music Awards To Return To The Highlands - Duaisean Ceòl Traidiseanta Na H-alba A' Tilleadh Chun Na GàidhealtachdThumbnail for article : Scot Trad Music Awards To Return To The Highlands - Duaisean Ceòl Traidiseanta Na H-alba A' Tilleadh Chun Na Gàidhealtachd
Chaidh ainmeachadh gun tèid 22mh Duaisean Ceòl Traidiseanta na h-Alba aig MG ALBA a chumail ann an Cathair-bhaile Inbhir Nis, a' toirt spionnadh mòr dhan eaconamaidh ionadail.   Thug Mgr Thoumire, Stiùiriche Cruthachail Hands Up for Trad, seachad an deagh naidheachd do Bhuill aig Comataidh Gàidhlig na Comhairle.  
31/3/2024
UK Artists On Course For Royalty Windfall Down Under
UK artists will earn new royalties when their work is resold in Australia through the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement.   UK creative sector set for boost as new measures ensure British artists are paid fairly when their work is resold Down Under.  
29/3/2024
Can The Gaelic Blas Festival survive As Funding Cuts BiteThumbnail for article : Can The Gaelic Blas Festival survive As Funding Cuts Bite
The Gaelic committee of Highland council met on 28th March 2024 and one of the papers for discussion was the Blas 2023 Festival Report.   Cuts have already reduced the scale of the festival compared to previous years and future years will be no easier for the organisers unless it can become more commercial and run in the face of ever diminishing council and government funding.  
29/3/2024
Art Works Helps Redesign Of Wick Lanes Celebrates Town's HeritageThumbnail for article : Art Works Helps Redesign Of Wick Lanes Celebrates Town's Heritage
Residents joined local artists to celebrate completion of the community-led Wick Lanes Pocket Places project in the town this week.   The project has seen the installation of a series of durable, long-lasting interventions in and around the lanes to bring life and colour back to the area.  
29/3/2024
Helping Scotland's Culture And Creative Sector Shine On The World Stage
Scotland's culture and creative sector will be helped to flourish on the world stage with the launch of Inspiring Connections: Scotland's International Culture Strategy 2024-30, according to Culture Secretary Angus Robertson.   The strategy sets out the value of international activity to Scotland's culture and creative sector.  
16/3/2024
Handbell Concert For All - Saturday 16 MarchThumbnail for article : Handbell Concert For All - Saturday 16 March
The Assembly Rooms will be the venue for the Scottish Spring Rally of the Handbell Ringers of Great Britain (HRGB).   Concert 4.00 - 4.40pm Handbell Ringers from across the country are coming to WICK for a Spring Rally.  
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4/3/2024
Anthropocine - The Human EpochThumbnail for article : Anthropocine -  The Human Epoch
A cinematic meditation on humanity's massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film following the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group.   From concrete seawalls in China, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia's Ural Mountains, to metal festivals in the closed city of Norilsk, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and surreal lithium evaporation ponds in the Atacama desert.  
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15/2/2024
Uýra - The Rising ForestThumbnail for article : Uýra - The Rising Forest
Uýra shares ancestral knowledge with Indigenous youth in the Amazon to promote the significance of identity and place, threatened by Brazil's oppressive political regime.  Through dance, poetry, and stunning characterization, Uýra confronts historical racism, transphobia, and environmental destruction, while emphasising the interdependence of humans and the environment.  
5/2/2024
Why Taylor Swift belongs on English literature degree coursesThumbnail for article : Why Taylor Swift belongs on English literature degree courses
When I started my podcast, Studies in Taylor Swift, in the spring of 2021, I felt that I was simultaneously helping to invent, and trying to catch up to, the academic discipline of Taylor Swift studies.  Though there wasn't much published on reading Swift as literature, I had no trouble finding guests who had some kind of experience teaching Swift or thinking academically about her lyrics.  
27/1/2024
Wick Players Supporting LocalThumbnail for article : Wick Players Supporting Local
Each year we give some of our fantastic local organisations the chance of receiving some funding from our Christmas production and 2023's panto "The Snow Queen".   Giving away a whopping £700 each to three excellent beneficiaries:.  
26/1/2024
COMMUNITY WIND BAND FUN DAYThumbnail for article : COMMUNITY WIND BAND FUN DAY
Sunday 4th February 2024 at Thurso Royal British Legion 10-4pm for advanced players; 1pm-4pm for children under 16 and adult learners (grade 1-2).   This event is free of charge and open to any community musician who plays a wind band instrument.  
25/1/2024
Announcement - More Than A Half-life | Artist In ResidenceThumbnail for article : Announcement - More Than A Half-life | Artist In Residence
Lyth Arts Centre is delighted to announce that the wonderful Lindsey Gallacher is our 'More Than A Half-Life' Community Artist in Residence!.   ‘More Than A Half-Life explores the unique and specific social and geographic context of Dounreay Nuclear Plant, which is currently being decommissioned.  
24/1/2024
Looking Back As Royal Mail Look To Change Postal Services - Night Mail By W H AudenThumbnail for article : Looking Back As Royal Mail Look To Change Postal Services - Night Mail By W H Auden
As Ofcom has published a consultation with some suggestions to allow Royal Mail to make huge changes to our postal services we look at the famous poem by WH Auden that accompanied a famous documentary about the mail on trains made in 1936.   Ofcom has outlined two proposals for consultation, including cutting the six-day service down to five days a week or three.