Finding funding for a film is difficult unless you have practical experience. It's even harder to get practical experience without any funding! Enter Grass Roots Media, film's answer to the Arctic Monkeys, a new production company dedicated to showcasing and promoting young talent from the ground up.
Update on Brodie McHaggis. He is quickly capturing the hearts and minds of those who have followed him through his first adventure and they are asking when they can read his next adventure.
A great new opportunity for young people to take part in music and film workshops over the next two years will soon be available in a new project Music Link Media. This well funded project will have five part time staff led by Douglas Cowie a well known local musician.
The ensemble Configure8 are well known for their concerts allover the UK. The talented group consists of 8 musicians and five of them (Strings) will be appearing in Thurso at the High School as part of the Thurso Live Music Association season of music.
A completely unique, never-to-be-repeated event: ten inspiring directors, ten surprising locations, ten brand new pieces of simultaneous site-responsive theatre created across the country to mark the launch of the National Theatre of Scotland. In Aberdeen, Caithness, Dumfries, Dundee, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness Shetland and Stornoway With 10 directors - Graham Eatough, Scott Graham, Stewart Laing, Matthew Lenton, Kenny Miller, Anthony Neilson, Alison Peebles, Gill Robertson, John Tiffany and Wils Wilson.
24th February, LYRA CELTICA. (Now a four piece band) PENTLAND HOTEL, THURSO.
This week is now confirmed as an opportunity for local arts organisations and individuals to showcase their talent and ideas. If you would like to organise an event as part of this new annual Arts Festival in Caithness get in touch with Christine Russell at Caithness Arts.
Caithness Arts Bulletin The next item on the Thurso Players Professional Programme is to be a musical one. On Wednesday 22 February 2006 we see the welcome return of Martin Taylor to the Mill Theatre, Thurso.
We have one of Crimson Tide's latest CDs on offer. We will randomly select a winner from whoever can answer the following question - Forget the question just email your name and address and we will make the draw.
Thanks to Hugh Ross for preparing another David Grant Poem from the Huna Book The following Ballads were inserted here at the request of Dr. Sinclair of Wick.
The Caithness Citizens Advice Bureau are holding a Spring Concert at Thurso High School on Friday March 10th 2006 at 7:30pm to raise funds and the profile of the work that Citizens Advice Volunteers do for the public. Performing at the concert will be: Caithness Junior Pipe Band Carol-Anne Mackenzie Karen Anderson Caithness Schools Wind Band Matthew Fields Leo Shelley The Big Band Willie Mackay The performers are all donating their time to the concert and are very enthusiastic about the concert.
BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year Announces New Competition - Search For Britainıs Best Amateur Singing Groups Now On BBC Radio 3ıs Choir Of the Year the UKıs largest national amateur group singing competition - is looking for Scotlandıs most talented and diverse choirs and singing groups to take part in this yearıs competition. In last yearıs competition Inverclyde Schoolıs Junior Choir reached the Finals.
This poem was one of a few written by David Grant in Huna Inn guest book 1859. It has ben sent in by Hugh Ross.
Playing local gigs is another up and coming Caithness band - Cyanide are gradually gaining a following in local clubs, hotels and other venues. Their music sits in the melodic rock band easy listening variety but no doubt they will from time to time let rip with something off the wall.
If you are interested in taking part in the Wick Traditional Music workshop at Halkirk on 18 February get your application form in now. You can get form at Gordon Gunn's web site www.gordongunn.co.uk.
Consultation on the shares of National Lottery money for the arts and film, sport, and heritage is now being undertaken. Lots of different bodies are trying to encourage people to put their views forward from film groups, sports groups - in fact wide range from manny backgrounds who want to see a different distribution of the funds.
A portrait of the late Rt. Hon.
If you have an interest in the arts in Caithness you might like to go along to hear about he Arts Strategy to be launched at the Orrange Room, Park Hotel Thurso at 4.00pm on Thursday 2 February. Professor Ian Brown was commissioned by Caithness Arts to put together ideas and a plan with recommendations to carrry it forward.
Families in Ross and Cromarty, Caithness, and Inverness will this February have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of storytelling events organised by Highland Council's Community Learning and Leisure Service. Through funding from the Live Literature Scotland Scheme, Highland Libraries have organised five family storytelling sessions "Stories For All Ages" led by key Scottish poets, authors and storytellers.
CAITHNESS ARTS PLAYFEST Saturday 28th January, 7.30 pm Lyth Arts Centre North Highland College HNC Drama Students present TWO NEW PLAYS FROM THE NORTH written by the students themselves presented as moved readings followed by a discussion between playwrights' and audience EVENT FREE.