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6/4/2020
Spiggy Topes Record Is Released ... After 50 YearsThumbnail for article : Spiggy Topes Record Is Released ... After 50 Years
A Scottish band's recording is released in Britain for first time; half a century after it was made in a London Tin Pan Alley studio.   A recording made by a young North of Scotland professional 'beat' band has been released in Britain for the very first time ...  
2/4/2020
New support for creative sector during COVID-19 outbreakThumbnail for article : New support for creative sector during COVID-19 outbreak
Creative Scotland has launched three funding programmes designed to provide further support to sustain the country's creative community during the COVID-19 outbreak: A Creative Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund will help sustain creative practice by freelance creative professionals who have lost earnings due to the cancelation of work as a result of COVID-19.   A parallel Screen Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund will provide similar one-off bursary support to self-employed screen sector workers The Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development will provide support for individuals and organisations to sustain their creative development in the coming months.  
1/4/2020
Edinburgh's August Festivals Will Not Take Place in 2020Thumbnail for article : Edinburgh's August Festivals Will Not Take Place in 2020
For the first time in over 70 years, the five festivals that transform Edinburgh into the world's leading cultural destination every August are not going ahead this year due to concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic.  Edinburgh Art Festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are not happening as planned in 2020.  
17/3/2020
Coronavirus Action Plan At Lyth Arts Centre - Check Shows Cancelled
Posted 16/03/20 on Lyth Arts Centre web site by Calvin Wilson [Last updated: Tuesday 17 March, 10.30am].   Here at Lyth Arts Centre, we've already taken steps towards keeping our audiences happy and healthy with the recent Coronavirus developments.  
17/3/2020
Merlin Cinema Closed Until Further Notice From Today
At Merlin Cinemas we are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our employees and customers.   With this in mind and following government guidelines we have made the difficult decision to shut our cinemas, bars and restaurants as of the close of business today, Tuesday 17th March 2020, until further notice.  
17/3/2020
Event Cancellation - The History Of Wick Players
"Wick Players are sorry to announce that due to the restrictions suggested by the government, the talk on the history of the club which was to take place on Thursday 19th March has been CANCELED.  Cancelling is something we would have liked to have avoided, however, due to the ongoing issue of COVID-19 we have taken many point into consideration and have taken on the advice suggested.  
17/3/2020
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness Closed Until Covid 19 Emergency OverThumbnail for article : Eden Court Theatre, Inverness Closed Until Covid 19 Emergency Over
Ground-breaking partnership announced.   Joint Statement between Eden Court Highlands and The Highland Council.  
9/3/2020
Bones+Stars At Forsinard Visitor CentreThumbnail for article : Bones+Stars At Forsinard Visitor Centre
Bones+Stars is a series of installations that celebrate the work of women scientists and encourages the community to look up to the sky and down to the earth.   Come by to RSPB Forsinard Visitor Centre for a show celebrating women scientists through sound, animation and interactive theatre.  
5/3/2020
Her CenturyThumbnail for article : Her Century
Join us from 6pm with CASWA - https://www.caswa.org.uk/ - for their 15th Anniversary Celebrations.  We'll have info stands, fun crafts and activities and your chance to share who your woman of the century is! Scotland's women lived through major social change in the twentieth century, challenging their roles in society and fighting for equality: at work and at home, classroom to croft, girlhood to motherhood.  
5/3/2020
Andreas Tophøj and Rune BarslundThumbnail for article : Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund
Danish duo Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund perform with violin, accordion and viola.  The accomplished duo has its roots in Jutland, Denmark, and emerged from the folk scene formed around the Academy of Music in Odense, which until recently was named after composer and musician Carl Nielsen.  
4/3/2020
Grand Ukulele EventThumbnail for article : Grand Ukulele Event
Ukulele Event Pentland Music, Thurso SATURDAY 7th MARCH 2020 9.00am - 5.00pm Kala KAMTG & KAMTGE-C.   Mango wood FREE Kinsman Hard Case FREE Snark ST8 Tuner FREE set of Aquila strings of your choice (from stock) KAMTG £309.99 plus £81 worth of FREE accessories KAMTGE-C £429.99 plus £81 worth of FREE accessories Lots more going on including: FREE TRIAL UKULELE LESSON (no instrument required but if you do have one bring it along) ALL AGES WELCOME We expect demand to be high so please call (01847) 890566 to pre-book your FREE time slot, some time slots have already been allocated !!! (Please note: FREE TRIAL UKULELE LESSON is NOT available to existing ukulele students) http://pentlandmusic.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/pentlandmusicthurso/.  
21/2/2020
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.  
7/2/2020
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.  
3/2/2020
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.  
11/1/2020
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.  
3/1/2020
Wick Players Christmas ExhibitionThumbnail for article : Wick Players Christmas Exhibition
Wick Players exhibition on until end January 2020 at the Nucleus.   See poster..  
16/12/2019
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.  
11/12/2019
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.  
5/12/2019
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.  
5/12/2019
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.