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Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret About GinThumbnail for article : Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin
presented by NCM in association with The Ginstress Including a free Rock Rose Gin & Tonic Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret.  "Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius" (TheatrePress), its critically acclaimed stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood return to the U.K.  
Writing Someone Else's Story - Workshop Thumbnail for article : Writing Someone Else's Story - Workshop 
*** Note this event takes place at Reiss & Killimster Village Hall *** "Writing Someone Else's Story" is a workshop from In Motion Theatre Company touring to local writers groups in support of our upcoming production of Shattered, showing at Lyth Arts Centre on June 12th.   Shattered is a new play inspired by interviews with families who have experienced the sudden loss of a child and the effect it has had on them them years after the event.  
Scottish Chamber Orchestra In ThursoThumbnail for article : Scottish Chamber Orchestra In Thurso
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra return to Thurso in their 40th year of touring Scotland! The Scottish Chamber Orchestra return to Thurso placing their immaculate and distinguished duo of Maximiliano Martín and William Stafford at the heart of the concert with Franz Krommer's Concerto in E-flat for two clarinets.  It was written around 1800 to show off the capabilities of the instrument which was then fairly new.  
Family Film Club 29/4/2018Thumbnail for article : Family Film Club 29/4/2018
Cosy beanbags, craft activities and free popcorn! Bring the whole family along and to enjoy a FREE family film every month here at Lyth Arts Centre.  Follow the Facebook page and be the first to find out what our next film will be...  
Thurso Players Present A Short Play and MusicThumbnail for article : Thurso Players Present A  Short Play and Music
26th 27th 28th April 2018 - 7:30pm.   Live music followed by Nobody Sleeps - a short play - a one act comedy..  
Thurso Music Play - Fun For Under 5sThumbnail for article : Thurso Music Play - Fun For Under 5s
Music play for under 5's coming to Thurso on Wednesday the 25th of April 2018.   Little ones and parents are invited to come along to play instruments, make their own instruments, dance, sing and play until their hearts content!.  
Scottish Opera Launches New Interactive Primary School Musical Experience - The Opera Factory
The Opera Factory, Scottish Opera's brand new interactive musical experience for Primary 3 pupils exploring how an opera is made, launches next month.   It combines advance classroom resources designed to reinforce key learning outcomes of A Curriculum for Excellence Level 1 with a live performance that features singers, actors and The Orchestra of Scottish Opera.  
Come And Sing Or Play Faure's Requiem With The Caithness OrchestraThumbnail for article : Come And Sing Or Play Faure's Requiem With The Caithness Orchestra
All Singers and Orchestral Musicians are warmly invited to Come and Sing or Play Faure's Requiem with The Caithness Orchestra, conducted by Susie Dingle on Saturday 14th April 2018 in The Pulteney Centre, Wick.   Please come and join the Caithness Orchestra for a day (10.00am-1pm and 2-5.00pm) rehearsing Faure's Requiem (Hamelle version including violins in the orchestration).  
The Friel Sisters 14th April 2018Thumbnail for article : The Friel Sisters 14th April 2018
The Friel Sisters, Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are young traditional musicians born and brought up in Glasgow with their family roots firmly entrenched in the Donegal Gaeltacht.  They play a mixture of music interspersed with songs in English and Irish, many from their family repertoire.  
INNOCENCE 11th APRIL 2018Thumbnail for article : INNOCENCE 11th APRIL 2018
A unique playroom performance, Innocence invites little ones (and their adults), to explore William Blake's imagination and enter a realm of mystery, fun and adventure.   Innocence is a magical theatrical journey led by Scottish Dance Theatre's captivating dancers, with live music, songs, giggles and animal noises by Paul Bradley.  
Cadets Beat the Retreat in DingwallThumbnail for article : Cadets Beat the Retreat in Dingwall
Dingwall once again played host to the massed pipes and drums of the Army Cadet Force on Friday 6 April 2018.   This is the twelfth year that the ‘Beat the Retreat' event has taken place in Dingwall since the Cadets first stepped out in April 2006.  
GNOSS At Pulteney Centre, Wick
THURSDAY 12TH APRIL PULTENEY CENTRE, WICK DOORS 7PM FOR 7-30 TICKETS £12 FROM McALLANS WICK & THURSO OR   Biography Gnoss are a dynamic four-piece of fiddle, flute, guitar and percussion, that tackle energetic tune sets and driving folk song with a ‘maturity of ability many of a greater age will envy' (Living Tradition).  
Old Blind Dogs 2nd April 2018Thumbnail for article : Old Blind Dogs 2nd April 2018
Folk Singing.   The legendary, multi-award winning Old Blind Dogs bounded into their 25th anniversary year with a cracking new album ‘Room with a View' and full houses across Scotland, USA and Germany.  
Family Film Club 25th March 2018Thumbnail for article : Family Film Club 25th March 2018
Cosy beanbags, craft activities and free popcorn! Bring the whole family along and to enjoy a FREE family film every month here at Lyth Arts Centre.  Follow the Facebook page and be the first to find out what our next film will be...  
Sylvia Woodcock - Clarke Art ExhibitionThumbnail for article : Sylvia Woodcock - Clarke Art Exhibition
An Exhibition of Mixed Media & Drawings by Local Artist Sylvia Woodcock-Clarke.   Held at Dunbeath Heritage Museum Monday - Friday 10-4pm for the whole of April.  
Feis Ghallaibh Instrumental Music WorkshopsThumbnail for article : Feis Ghallaibh Instrumental Music Workshops
Fiddle, guitar, drums, chanter, clarsach and keyboard tuition by local tutors.  These workshops are for children and there is no need to book.  
Scottish Government Gives £2million To Scotland's Festivals
2018-19 Expo funding unveiled.   The Scottish Government will invest £2 million in 2018-19 in support of Scotland's international Festivals.  
Halladale Film Festival 23 - 25 March 2018Thumbnail for article : Halladale Film Festival 23 - 25 March 2018
The Halladale Film Festival which is running at the Halladale Hall (A897) from March 23-25th.  We have chosen a group of really interesting films and because we are rural, as part of the festival and as part of your festival pass, we will feed you all day on the Saturday March 24th - check out the Facebook Page See also the PHOTO Gallery link above.  
Pass Your Instrument On In HighlandThumbnail for article : Pass Your Instrument On In Highland
Highland Council is asking people with unwanted and unused musical instruments in their homes if they ‘Gave it up?' to ‘Pass it on!' during Pass it on Week which runs from 10 - 18 March 2018.   Pass it on Week is Scotland's annual celebration of re-use promoted by Zero Waste Scotland and recycle for Scotland.  
Only the best is good enough for Highland Young Musicians
Around 250 young musicians from across the Highlands have been busy rehearsing for their unique showcase Concerts Festival which will feature the eight diverse groups working under the umbrella of Highland Young Musicians.   Held in the Osprey Arena at MacDonald Aviemore Resort on Saturday 17th March, the first of the days concerts (at 3pm) will feature ‘snas; Còisir G (with special guests Calum Alex McMillan and Innes White) and Highland Regional Youth Orchestra with Highland Youth Choir and guests Dingwall Choral Society performing John Rutter's ‘Sprig of Thyme'.