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5/7/2006
Deadline for Cathness Arts Newsletter
Linda Hutton the new Caithness Arts Co-ordinator sends this message regarding the What's On Guide and Newsletter As the new Arts Co-Ordinator for Caithness Arts I have taken over from Christine Russell and Katrina Gordon in the production of our What's On Guide and Newsletter.   Currently preparing the bi-monthly What's On Guide for August/September, I would welcome news of any events you have planned across the County for inclusion.  
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3/7/2006
New Caithness Arts Festival Co-ordinator Appointed
Caithness Arts was pleased to announce a new development in their effort to support growth in the local arts infrastructure.   Linda Hutton has been appointed as Caithness Arts Festival Co-ordinator.  
Wildcat Traditional Music Association - Monthly Newsletter
Hi Folks, late again with this, but better late than never.   Due to very poor attendances over the last few months, we find ourselves with a cash flow problem! This is the reason we do not have a guest artiste this month.  
19/6/2006
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour DreamcoatThumbnail for article : Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
20, 21, 23 and 24 June At Thurso High School - 7.30pm each night.  Here is chance o see one of the most famous West end musicals performed by the pupils of Thurso High.  
18/6/2006
Highland Regional Youth Orchestra Performs in Scotland's Largest Cities
Edinburgh and Glasgow are to host performances from the Highland Regional Youth Orchestra on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th June, 2006.   This 90-strong orchestra whose members come from Highland schools will perform Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture, Wagner's Die Meistersinger Overture and Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite with selected operatic arias and percussion ensemble.  
13/6/2006
HNC Acting & Performance students showcase their final production this week
Students Sarah Glen and Rachel Rosie wrote their play 'Lifeless Revenge' with tuition from Ami Simpson, course leader and George Gunn, writing tutor.   The production is set in modern day England and tells the story of two half sisters who set out on a tentative, suspicious journey for the truth surrounding their father's death.  
Photos From the 2006 Caithness Music FestivalThumbnail for article : Photos From the 2006 Caithness Music Festival
The Caithness Music Festival has had another great week with lot of entries.   As always the flow of children across the county from rural schools to Wick and thurso has kept the buses very busy.  
6/6/2006
Subscriptions Sought for New Book About the Ryrie Family in AustraliaThumbnail for article : Subscriptions Sought for New Book About the Ryrie Family in Australia
I am preparing a book about the branch of this Caithness family who emigrated to Australia in 1825.   Stewart Ryrie (born c.1776 at Bower, Caithness - died 1852 at "Arnprior," Braidwood, NSW) had been a Commissary in Wellington's army.  
5/6/2006
Highland Partnerships Proved Powerful at Cannes Film Festival
A joint effort in promoting the Highlands and Islands at the recent Cannes Film Festival proved a very productive investment for local businesses according to Trish Shorthouse of the Scottish Highlands and Islands Film Commission.   Through a multi-agency approach, a Highland-base was established at Villa Belle - poque in the centre of Cannes from where the Scottish Highlands and Islands Film Commission, with support from Scottish Screen, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, VisitScotland, and Movie Site, promoted Highland and Islands film-friendly products to movers and shakers of the movie industry.  
1/6/2006
Latest Photos From Thurso Scottish Country Dance ClubThumbnail for article : Latest Photos From Thurso Scottish Country Dance Club
Thurso Scottish Country Dance Club season has come to an end and sent in some recent photos from dances.   If you are interested in Scottish country dancing for social nights out for fun and keeping fit check out their web page for details.  
31/5/2006
Wick Players Open Night Celebrates New PremisesThumbnail for article : Wick Players Open Night Celebrates New Premises
Wick Player's chairman Drew MacLeod welcomed everyone to the open evening to celebrate the move into the premises at Moray Street after many years of working with only a small storage space.  The new place provides workshops, rehearsal space, wardrobe space, small meeting rooms and lots of storage.  
31/5/2006
Highland 2007 Secures Transport And Accommodation Package
Support for Highland 2007 is growing within the business community as a further three organisations become official partners to the year Scotland celebrates Highland culture.   The three, Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort, Highlands and Islands Airports Limited and First Scotrail are each contributing a substantial package of in-kind promotional support.  
29/5/2006
Don QuixoteThumbnail for article : Don Quixote
THEATRE MODO PRESENTS Don Quixote By Miguel de Cervantes Adapted and Directed by Martin Danziger Music and Lyrics by Nick Underwood Cast: Robbie Jack, Simon Donaldson, Hannah McPake At the Mill Theatre, Thurso 8.00pm Wednesday 7 June 2006 'Stylistically sleek, sumptuously sexual, voluptuously vulgar' - Total Theatre Magazine on Ubu The Show In which is recounted the never imagined adventure of the brave Don Quixote, along with other events worthy to be recorded.   Don Quixote lives in a world created by his imagination and finds in his stories the excitement and passion lacking in the real world.  
29/5/2006
Scottish Arts Council Backs Highland 2007 With £250,000 For Capital Funding
Organisations planning arts projects to mark Highland 2007, the year Scotland celebrates Highland culture, will from today (May 29) have access to the Highland 2007 Arts Capital Fund.   The Scottish Arts Council, working in partnership with Highland 2007, has made 250,000 available in capital grants for Highland 2007 related arts projects in the Highlands and Islands.  
Concert Held In Episcopal Church, WickThumbnail for article : Concert Held In Episcopal Church, Wick
The concert held in the Episcopal Church, Wick on Friday 26 May 2006, by Wick Choral.  The concert was well attended and the audience were treated to items from Wick Choral, Caithness Handbell Ringers and a short Organ Recital by Margaret Widdowson.  
28/5/2006
Council Conducts Weekend of Music
Around 250 young Highland musicians will meet in Inverness this weekend (Friday 2nd ~ Saturday 3rd June) to take part in selection events for the regional instrumental groups run by The Highland Council's Instrumental Tuition Service.   The new Regional Ceilidh Band applicants will meet in Charleston Academy on Friday evening to participate in a group session and to play their instruments to a panel of tutors who will make selections for members of the new group.  
Quayside - Play For Local CharitiesThumbnail for article : Quayside - Play For Local Charities
Quayside formed during the summer of 2005.  Margaret MacDonald, who has sung locally for a number of years, and Bob Turner, who plays guitar, teamed up to provide support to a charity concert in the Wick Youth Club.  
Music Link Media - The April PhotosThumbnail for article : Music Link Media - The April Photos
Music Link Media the project that began in March based at Wick Youth Club is racing ahead with music tuition, video and a range of other activities aimed at introducing young people to music and the associated activities that make it all happen.   April 2006 Photos.  
21/5/2006
Have You Seen It? - The Loch Of Mey MonsterThumbnail for article : Have You Seen It? - The Loch Of Mey Monster
A new Children's book is now on sale in Jim Bews Thurso, Simply Unique at East Mey and the Castle Of Mey - 'The Loch Of Mey Monster' Written by Graham Winkle and illustrated wonderfully by Rebecca R Winkle.from Scarfskerry Caithness.   'The lowlands of Caithness have and invoke so many legends and mysteries sometimes I feel I really do see the monster flying in under cover of the geese' - Graham Winkle Graham's first novel is described as a 'delightful book' by Clarence House and 'beautifully illustrated' by Little Tiger Press.  
More Music Link Media - May PhotosThumbnail for article : More Music Link Media - May Photos
The Music Link Media - May Photos May 2006 Photos .