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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.  
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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.  
23/1/2024
Industrial Caithness - An Art Exhibition In Halkirk - Call For Artists And Public NominationsThumbnail for article : Industrial Caithness - An Art Exhibition In Halkirk - Call For Artists And Public Nominations
Industrial Caithness will be the second of Sidh Chailleann Art's exhibitions of local work at The Ross Institute in Halkirk.  Artists, photographers, storytellers and musicians will be asked to contribute pieces which show any of the past, present or future industries of Caithness.  
22/1/2024
Why Dancers Are Better Workers, According To ResearchThumbnail for article : Why Dancers Are Better Workers, According To Research
Breakdancing in the break room might not seem like the best way to get ahead at work, but research shows recreational dance can actually improve productivity performance in the workplace.   It is well known that engaging in physical activity has many health benefits - from reducing the risk of diabetes, to lowering the risk of developing coronary heart diseases and dementia.  
14/3/2021
Celebrating Scotland's Makar - Enriching lives through poetryThumbnail for article : Celebrating Scotland's Makar - Enriching lives through poetry
Jackie Kay's tenure as Scotland's national poet has come to an end after five years.   Scotland's third Makar - who succeeded Edwin Morgan and Liz Lochhead - described her time in the role as an "incredible journey".  
18/2/2021
New Collective Aims To Deliver 'refreshed' Inverness Events And Festivals
A new approach to the delivery of a refreshed Inverness Common Good Fund's events and festivals programme was agreed by Councillors at The Highland Council's City of Inverness and Area Committee today.   The new approach will support the revitalisation, economic recovery and social well-being of the city as Scottish Government COVID-19 relaxation of restrictions allow in future.  
16/2/2021
Virtual Online 2020 Blas Festival - Report To Highland CouncilThumbnail for article : Virtual Online 2020 Blas Festival - Report To Highland Council
The report will be discussed by the Gaelic Committee of Highland Council on 21st February 2021.   Extract from the paper................  
14/2/2021
Xponorth 2021 Line-up Announced
An internationally acclaimed historian and Hollywood producer will be among the high-profile talent speaking at XpoNorth's annual conference which is taking place in June.   XpoNorth is Scotland's leading creative industries conference, funded by HIE and delivered by IronWorks Venue.  
22/1/2021
Scottish Opera Presents A Filmed Performance Of Humperdinck's Hansel And GretelThumbnail for article : Scottish Opera Presents A Filmed Performance Of Humperdinck's Hansel And Gretel
Scottish Opera premieres Humperdinck's enchanting Hansel and Gretel in the latest Scottish Opera: On Screen, filmed at Glasgow's Theatre Royal on 19 December.  The whole family can immerse themselves in this modern adaptation of the classic fairy tale from Wednesday 10 February at 6pm, via the Scottish Opera website.  
20/1/2021
Calling all Highland Creatives
North Lands Creative and Berlin Glas are collaborating on an initiative to improve and increase dialogue between an artist from the Highland & Islands region in Scotland and an artist based in the city of Berlin at a time when mobility of artists has been badly affected by the pandemic.   This interdisciplinary and collaborative artist residency will focus on dialogue and interaction between the two artists working from the Lybster and Berlin Studio's.  
17/1/2021
Supporting Performing Arts - Eden Court Is One Of Three Major AwardsThumbnail for article : Supporting Performing Arts - Eden Court Is One Of Three Major Awards
Three charitable arts organisations will receive a share of £3 million of additional funding as part of the ongoing emergency coronavirus (COVID-19) support for culture.   Aberdeen Performing Arts - which runs His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen Music Hall and The Lemon Tree - will receive £1.4 million.  
6/1/2021
Hardship Fund For Creative Freelancers - Open Again From 5 January
From 11 December 2020, all applications to the Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers will now be solely handled by Creative Scotland, and not through our partners BECTU, Craft Council, Help Musicians, Society of Authors and Visual Arts Scotland.  If you received a URN and didn't complete your application to one of the partners before 11 December, please contact us via enquiries@creativescotland.com If you have already applied, either through Creative Scotland or one of the partners, please note that as outlined in the funding guidance you can expect to get your decision within 6 weeks of the date of submission.  
21/12/2020
Competition Launches To Showcase Young People's Art To World Leaders At Cop26Thumbnail for article : Competition Launches To Showcase Young People's Art To World Leaders At Cop26
Actor and broadcaster Cel Spellman launches a nationwide art competition, Creative Earth, in collaboration with COP26 and WWF.   ● Competition launched at a surprise event in a school in Great Yarmouth.  
11/12/2020
Council Approves Final Design Of Inverness's Iconic New Gathering Place On The River NessThumbnail for article : Council Approves Final Design Of Inverness's Iconic New Gathering Place On The River Ness
Highland Council Members last night (10 December 2020) approved the artists' detail design for the My Ness Gathering Place project and work is expected to begin in the new year.   Works had been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but also due to design elements requested by Inverness City Area Members, which will further ensure the new iconic Gathering Place is accessible to all.  
11/12/2020
The Queen's Gambit Movie - Every Chess Position‎Thumbnail for article : The Queen's Gambit Movie - Every Chess Position‎
Whether you are a chess player or not the movie has been a huge hit on Netflix.   Now on the huge chess web site Chess.com an article shows all the chess positions from the movie.  
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5/12/2020
A Festive Drive-in Experience At Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : A Festive Drive-in Experience At Lyth Arts Centre
This Winter, Lyth Arts Centre will produce a new drive-in festive experience for all the family to enjoy.   Through a projection mapping installation, this exhibition will share Caithness' amazing Winter and Christmas history.