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Highland Year Of Culture 2007 Deadline For Grant Applications 6 February 2006
A reminder to any groups thinking about putting in an application to the Community Programme funding stream of Highland Year of Culture 2007 that the deadline for applications is 6 February 2007 The Communnity Programme is to enable community groups and organisations to decide how Highland Culture should be celebrated in each area of Highland in 2007.   Registered charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for revenue funding.  
Highland Cultural Pledge To Children
Every school pupil in Highland will be given the chance to participate in a cultural activity during 2007 as part of a cultural pledge being made by The Highland Council in celebrating Highland 2007 ~ the year Scotland celebrates Highland culture.  Teachers and Community Learning and Leisure staff will be working with Pupil Councils to identify a range of topics and potential activities which might form part of the Pledge to the 31,000 Highland pupils.  
Traditional Music Workshop - Halkirk - 18th February 2006
If you are a player of traditional music and want a chance to improve then here is yet another chance in Caithness.   but the day long class is open to anyone and increasingly people are coming from further afield for the chance to have a day with the professionals.  
EasY SundaYs' in Oldfields at the Park Hotel - Starts Sunday 29th January
Easy Jazzy Sundays To Relax At the Park Hotel In Thurso There seems to be wee rush to liven up Thurso's eateries and here is another new idea.   Ian Sinclair, After hours and Peter Dyson, the North coast Jazz Bandd are setting out to change your Sunday lunch and add a bit of relaxing jazz music to the Sunday roast.  
Radical Plans To Transform Scotland's Cultural Landscape
Scotland's cultural landscape will be transformed by radical plans for the future, MSPs were told in the Parliament today.   Culture Minister Patricia Ferguson said plans to invest an extra 20 million pounds per year from April 2007 will support plans to nurture the best creative and cultural talent while cutting back on unnecessary bureaucracy.  
Launch of Arts Strategy for Caithness
Thursday 2nd February 4pm Orange Room, Park Hotel Thurso.   Caithness Arts, the group moving the arts forward in Caithness will launch the Arts Strategy for Caithness.  
An Arts Development Study of Caithness
Revealing the Vision of Caithness An Arts Development Study of Caithness We know that some folk have been looking for this report recently and so have relinked it here - The full report produced in May 2003 is at 2 Introduction and methodology 2.1 Highland Council commissioned this Arts Development Study for Caithness through a steering committee in September 2002.  The membership of the steering committee comprised Tom Bryan, Arts Development Officer (Caithness), Katrina Gordon, Chair, Caithness Arts, Eann Sinclair, Head of Projects, Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise and William Wilson, Director, Lyth Arts Centre.  
Calling Arts Groups To Check Out New Funding Source
CLORE DUFFIELD FOUNDATION £1 Million Over Five Years Available Grants of up to £10,000 are available to fund education programmes that cover every aspect of the performing arts including opera, dance, music, musical theatre, the spoken word and theatre.  The funding which is being made available through the Clore Duffield Foundation's Small Grants programme is open to both professional and amateur arts organisations, including schools.  
Graham Maharg From Scarfskerry Launches First AlbumThumbnail for article : Graham Maharg From Scarfskerry Launches First Album
After spending several years living and working in Cornwall Graham and his family moved to Scarfskerry Caithness to start their own smalholding.  They keep a variety of animals on the croft including a small group of water buffalo that seeem to be right at home in the north - maye something to do with our wet climate.  
Rock N Roll & Jive Music Club
Any one interested in being a member of a Rock n Roll & Jive Music Club, if so call 01847 893 430 from 7pm to 10pm and leave your contact name & contact etc.  
Melting Pot - A New Mix Of Music For Many EventsThumbnail for article : Melting Pot - A New Mix Of Music For Many Events
The Ideal Lively Music Band for Dinner / Supper Dances, Clubs, Lounge Entertainment, Etc.   With the addition of an Accordionist they are ideal for Weddings, December & January Christmas & Hogmany Party's playing 60s 70s 80s Country & Commercial Pop.  
Northern Nashville Caithness Country Music Festival 2006
Yes the Northern Nashville Country Music are already well down the preparation for their annual country music festival for 2006.  The country festival in 2006 runs over three days 14 - 16 April at the indoor Riding Centre, Halkirk.  
Lybster Players Christmas Concert 2005 - Cancelled Due To IllnessThumbnail for article : Lybster Players Christmas Concert 2005  - Cancelled Due To Illness
Christmas fun in Lybster once again from Lybster Players.  Cancelled Due to illness.  
Its These Years Of Being - Devised Theatre Performance By Acting Students
North Highland College HNC Acting & Performance students present a piece of devised theatre called 'Its these years of being……' the material was inspired by the work of American Poet Richard Brautigan(1935-1984).   Brautigan who lived in San Francisco became an integral part of the mid- 60's scene and was part of the beat movement.  
Caithness Quilters - Another Successful Exhibition And Coffee MorningThumbnail for article : Caithness Quilters - Another Successful Exhibition And Coffee Morning
Caithness Quilters held another successful exhibition and coffee morning for charity on Saturday morning.   Raffle tickets will shortly be on sale for a quilt.  
Red Fish - Latest Grey Coast Project At Lyth Arts CentreThumbnail for article : Red Fish - Latest Grey Coast Project At Lyth Arts Centre
Saturday 10th December 8pm "RED FISH" is an exciting new development for Grey Coast Theatre Company as it is the first time the company has been awarded a Scottish Arts Council music commission which has enabled long term Grey Coast musical collaborator Andy Thorburn (of Blazin' Fiddles etc.) to write music for the company well ahead of the pressure of production.   "RED FISH" is the unbelievable story of a Klondike in the north, of a small town which literally blows up.  
Crimson Tide CD Launch 10 December 2005Thumbnail for article : Crimson Tide CD Launch 10 December 2005
Caithness band Crimson Tide will launch their new CD on 10 December at the Redwood in Thurso.   Making a night of it they have two other local bands Boss Hogg & Cyanide joining them for a gig.  
Crimson Tide To Release First Album
Caithness band Crimson Tide will release their first album on the 10th December.  The CD will feature 5 original tracks, produced by Isaac Sutherland, QPQ Productions.  
A Light In The North - A Neil Gunn Celebration
A Celebration Of The Work Of Neil Gunn in the Dunbeath Heritage Centre.   Friday 4 November 2005 7.00pm - Wine Reception 7.45pm - George Gunn with Dunbeath and Lybster Primary Schools Performance 8.45pm - Ian Stephen - Story Teller Saturday 5 November 2005 10.00am - Diarmid Gunn (The authors nephew) introduces: Dr Margery McCulloch - "Neil Gunn Re-visited" Tom Bryan - "Neil Gunn Now" Followed by George Gunn "Butcher's Broom Schools Project 2007" Lunch £3 2.00pm - 4.00pm "Butcher's Broom" & "The Key Of The chest" then Neil Gunn Reading Group led by Christine Russell Saturday Evening 8.00pm - Evening Celidh in Inver Arms & Sea Stories with Ian Stephen.  
The Unusual Suspects At Assembly Rooms Wick 4 November
Eden Court is delighted to bring one of Scotland's most incredible live acts, The Unusual Suspects, to Wick for a concert at the Assembly Rooms.   The Unusual Suspects are a 22 piece "Folk Big Band" famed for their exciting performances: "It's big, bold, brassy, and adventurous...