At long last Scotia Review is able to welcome you to their new website - . www.scotiareview.org With funding from the National Lottery through Awards for All, and with the design-flare of Thurso-based Naver Technology Ltd, we are moving into an exciting new phase of existence.
2007 is set to be a memorable year in Ross and Cromarty thanks to the commitment of a large number of voluntary groups who have risen to the occasion by putting in place exciting ideas for a vibrant programme of events throughout the special year of cultural celebration. The Year of Highland Culture in 2007 will certainly showcase Highland culture and talent throughout Scotland through its ambitious programme of high profile performances and large-scale events.
A Scotia Review Event Britannia Hall, Dunnet is the venue for an evening of original local art for the whole family. Gordon and George Gunn will reprise their Spring performance of 'Atlantic Forest', in which fiddle and voice explore topical themes of globalisation, environmental chaos, and world politics.
Scotia Review - Creatin' a Stoor CUTTING EDGE WRITERS On Thursday 21st September, three writers associated with Caithness will each read from their recently published collections of poetry. Founding editor David Morrison's The Cutting Edge - Collected Poems 1966-2003 [Poetry Salzburg, 2006]; Tom Bryan's Rattlesnake Road [Dionysia Press 2006]; and George Gunn's Winter Barley [Chapman 2005] are all substantial volumes from mature poets, which deserve national attention.
The event begins at 7.30pm.
As partof Caithness Arts Week the two well known bands - The Caithness Big Band and the North Coast Jazz Band will play at the Weigh Inn, Thurso on 19 September 2006. The Caithness Big Band Folowing a lapse of about fifteen years, the Caithness Big Band was reformed in 2002 by the late Jim Marshall.
Theatre Modo & Caithness Arts Week Theatre Modo is an award winning Scottish based company formed to bring to life the magic of theatre. We combine all the elements that make theatre a truly invigorating and exciting live artform; great texts, a highly physical style that engages and includes its audience, a visually spectacular design flair and a fully integrated musical performance.
Grey Coast Theatre Company Present "OEDIPUS AT THE SPLIT STONE" By George Gunn at the NORTH HIGHLAND COLLEGE Drama Studio, Ormlie Industrial Estate, on Saturday 16th September at 7.30 pm Admission Free Grey Coast Theatre Company present Gunn's gripping re-working of the Sophocles "Oedipus at Colonus" set in a post-oil futuristic Caithness where the clans are at constant war. A community cast, script in hand, tackle the music of language, conflict and the eternal plight of the refugee.
Part of Scottish Archaeology Month. www.
With Caithness Archaeological Trust and Caithness Field Club go back in history and join us for the walk and afternoon tea to discover Thomas Telford's water scheme for Pulteneytown, Wick working from his original letters of 1800s to explore the layout of the Water Course into Wick, it's historic construction and importance to the British Fisheries and the Herring Industry. Cars meeting at - Thurso Railway Station 10.00am Wick Railway Station 10.30am Later at the conclusion of the walk a "Telford Tea" willbe served for all participants and an exhibition of maps charts etc willbe on display.
The Highlands & Islands Tour The MacDougall Collection is a social history museum collection gathered by the late Hope MacDougall of MacDougall, Oban. Although firmly rooted in Oban, being the daughter of the Chief of the Clan MacDougall, Hope MacDougall spread her collecting interests widely.
Background to Oormlie Community Association's Caithness Arts Week project OCA is looking to build upon its track record of project delivery with a community led renewable energy project of national significance. There are abundant renewable energy resources in Caithness and OCA is hoping to use some of these in its plans.
Documentary screening and Q&A session. The event will comprise of a screening of the film (40 mins) and a Question and Answer (Q&A) session with the Caithness born filmmaker, David Graham Scott.
'In Search of Mozart' - Documentary film. Thurso Recorded Music Society The film which is 128 minutes long commemorates the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth.
New work from the Scottish Basketmakers Circle. The introduction of new materials, new media, an ever growing interest in and development of traditional methods and the re-examination of use and function are making the crafts sector one of the most exciting creative industries to be involved in the 21st Century.
BLAS-festival presents CLAN 6 September 7.30pm Mary Ann Kennedy, Kenna Campbell, Wilma Kennedy and Maggie Macdonald are four of the most distinguished Gaelic singers of our age, all Mod medal winners and well known throughout Scotland. They are joined by musicians Angus, Kenneth and Calum Mackenzie who hail from Mabou in Cape Breton, a community rich in Gaelic tradition and language, to create an evening of great music.
Murray Lamond has pulled off a small coup in the music scene in Wick by bringing back the blues singer Kent DuChaine. The well travelled singer with several albums to his name and used hitting the blues scene all over Euroipe and the US is in Mackays Hotel on Saturday 9th September from 9.00pm.
SEAFARING tales and traditional tunes are to be served up at a Bothy Night taking place at Wick's "Seven Gates" salt cellars next weekend. The event on Saturday, 9th September, is being organised by Lower Pulteneytown Promotions as one of the Doors Open Day activities linked to Scottish Archaeology Month.
The Mill theatre in Thurso has a packed programme in September for anyone who enjoys live events. Macbeth 30 August - Macbeth is presently underway and there are only a few tickets left for tonight 31 August.
This years panto from Thurso Players is 'Sleeping Beauty' and will be directed by Andrew Crawford. Auditions will be held in the Mill Theatre at 2.30pm on Sunday 3rd September.