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17/10/2020
The Girl From Ipanema Is A Far Weirder Song Than You ThoughtThumbnail for article : The Girl From Ipanema Is A Far Weirder Song Than You Thought
If you know the song - and who doesn't you will be surprised about its history.   Adam Neely sets it all out..  
17/10/2020
Saturday With A Difference Davie504 - Bass with HumourThumbnail for article : Saturday With A Difference Davie504 - Bass with Humour
Lots of wacky videos on Youtube from expert bass player ..  
16/10/2020
The Highland Council CeilidhThumbnail for article : The Highland Council Ceilidh
Tha Mòd Air-loidhne 2020 a' tighinn gu crìch.  Mus tig sinn uile far-loidhne ge-tà, tha Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd agus Fèis Rois a’ toirt cuireadh dhuibh gu aon hòro-gheallaidh eile - Cèilidh na Comhairle.  
3/10/2020
A Guide To Growing And Engaging Audiences OnlineThumbnail for article : A Guide To Growing And Engaging Audiences Online
The web site Heritage Digital has published an introduction to a useful guide for artists who want to get online for marketing what they have to offer.   Social media, email and your website are some of the best tools to market your organisation to your target audiences.  
10/9/2020
Level Up - Xponorth And University Of The Highlands And Islands Unveil Unique Programme For Students
Students at the University of the Highlands and Islands with a desire to work in the creative industries will benefit from a range of opportunities to help them get their careers started thanks to the new LevelUp! initiative with XpoNorth.   XpoNorth, which helps grow the creative economy across the Highlands and Islands, has teamed up with the university's careers and employability centre to give more than 1,000 students access to a unique free-to-use service.  
10/9/2020
Covid-19: Where's The Help For My Creative Business?
Information, advice and funding opportunities seem to be popping up everywhere but how to manage all the alerts, emails, follow the feeds, and stay sane and focussed on what's important whilst keeping FOMO to the minimum.   One way is to manage what you read, where you check for updates and how long for.  
24/8/2020
Scottish Opera Reveals A Programme Of Outdoor Socially-distanced PerformancesThumbnail for article : Scottish Opera Reveals A Programme Of Outdoor Socially-distanced Performances
Following the Scottish Government's update to the route map out of the Covid-19 crisis, Scottish Opera is thrilled to announce a programme of seated outdoor performances, including a special production of Puccini's La bohème and Pop-up Opera performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, Gilbert & Sullivan's The Gondoliers and a new work, The Song of the Clyde, by Scottish composer Karen MacIver.   These performances, the first with live audiences in over six months, are in addition to a live online stream on Friday 18 September of Janáček's The Diary of One Who Disappeared, just announced as part of the Lammermuir Festival.  
24/8/2020
Chamber Music Soundscapes: Philip Higham & Susan TomesThumbnail for article : Chamber Music Soundscapes: Philip Higham & Susan Tomes
The Edinburgh International Festival opens the doors of its home, The Hub on Castlehill, to a series of specially filmed performances from leading chamber musicians. The recorded performances are available for free, with new performances every Monday to Friday from 10-28 August.  The recordings are also relayed to speakers scattered across Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens for listeners to enjoy.    Two celebrated Edinburgh-born artists deliver an unforgettable performance for film.  
24/8/2020
My Light Shines On: The Telephone By Gian Carlo Menotti | Scottish OperaThumbnail for article : My Light Shines On: The Telephone By Gian Carlo Menotti | Scottish Opera
The Telephone, or L'Amour à trois, is an opera in a single act, written for two singers and a hand-picked chamber ensemble.  Menotti's 1947 work, last performed at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1984 by Washington Opera, brings together piquant humour with sly nods to the classics of grand opera.  
24/8/2020
My Light Shines On: An Evening With Scottish BalletThumbnail for article : My Light Shines On: An Evening With Scottish Ballet
The International Festival celebrates their long-standing relationship with Scottish Ballet with an expansive programme for film, including three duets from world-leading choreographers.  Helen Pickett is the pioneering choreographer behind the 2019 International Festival's acclaimed The Crucible.  
24/8/2020
Chamber Music Soundscapes: Angela Hewitt & Members Of The Royal Scottish National OrchestraThumbnail for article : Chamber Music Soundscapes: Angela Hewitt & Members Of The Royal Scottish National Orchestra
The Edinburgh International Festival opens the doors of its home, The Hub on Castlehill, to a series of specially filmed performances from leading chamber musicians. The recorded performances are available for free, with new performances every Monday to Friday from 10-28 August.  The recordings are also relayed to speakers scattered across Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens for listeners to enjoy.    Canadian-born pianist Angela Hewitt is a major figure among world-class pianists, praised for her light-footed accounts of Baroque music, especially Bach.  
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.