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10/5/2020
SOCIETY OF CAITHNESS ARTISTS - ON-LINE EXHIBITION
This will be a "Showcase exhibition" where artists can display up to 4 works by uploading images.  Images will be uploaded to the Society's website and the exhibition will be publicised through various routes including social media and local press.  
10/5/2020
Royal National Mod Moved Forward One Year
Following its decision to postpone the Royal National Mod in Inverness until October next year, event organiser An Comunn Gaidhealach has released its upcoming schedule of host venues.   The annual event will now take place in Inverness from October 8-16, 2021, due to concerns about coronavirus ahead of the planned event this year.  
5/5/2020
A New Book - Mysteries and Misadventures: Tales from the HighlandsThumbnail for article : A New Book - Mysteries and Misadventures: Tales from the Highlands
Caithness features heavily in a new book from author Aaron Mullins.  A former Wick high School pupil, the book also contains a Story Behind the Stories section where he reveals the aspects of his life growing up in Caithness which inspired each story.  
16/4/2020
Calling all budding young artists and architectsThumbnail for article : Calling all budding young artists and architects
Savills has launched a competition for all the budding young artists and architects who find themselves stuck indoors this month.  The Savills Little Architects competition invites children to grab their tools, pencils, paint brushes and crayons and let their imaginations run wild to create their dream home.  
15/4/2020
One World: Together At Home Adds 70+ Artists To Lineup Of Historic Digital And Tv SpecialThumbnail for article : One World: Together At Home Adds 70+ Artists To Lineup Of Historic Digital And Tv Special
Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, the 18th April 2020 event will celebrate health workers globally.   As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to force people apart, Global Citizen is using the power of music and advocacy to bring people together with One World: Together At Home.  
15/4/2020
Heritage Lottery Updates Following Coronavirus
Our support for the heritage sector in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.   See full details at https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/news/coronavirus-update.  
15/4/2020
Museums - Digital Resilience Covid-19 Fund
Museums can apply for up to £3000 to purchase equipment and software that will enable them to adapt to more digital working during the period of closures brought about by the Coronavirus outbreak and the associated restrictions.   This fund is designed to support museums to purchase equipment and software that will enable them to adapt to more digital working during the period of closures brought about by COVID-19 and the associated restrictions.  
11/4/2020
Watch Together: Jane Eyre - The National TheatreThumbnail for article : Watch Together: Jane Eyre -  The National Theatre
The play runs for almost 3 hours.   A chance to see a production from one of the top theatre companies played live on 9th April 2020 and now available Youtube.  
11/4/2020
Fèis Rois To Host Online Traditional Music Festival Next Month Live on Facebook
One of Scotland's leading traditional arts organisations, Fèis Rois, has lined up some of Scotland's top musicians and singers for an online traditional music festival, after having two of its popular annual events cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Fèis Rois ran its first Adult Fèis in 1990 and sadly had to cancel its 30th anniversary event, which usually takes place in May, due to the pandemic.  
10/4/2020
Virtual Tours And Places to Go Online - Art Galleries, Museums and More
There are thousands of places to visit for virtual tours while you are stuck at home so we have put together a few - Tour the National Museum of Scotland on Google Street View Virtual Tour of The Grounds Of Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Zoo Cams Tours at The Louvre Easter events to keep you entertained include: You can see some of this year's top exhibitions and popular shows you may have missed without leaving home.   On Monday 13 April, a new online tour of Tate Britain's Aubrey Beardsley exhibition will launch on the Tate website and YouTube channel.  
6/4/2020
Spiggy Topes Record Is Released ... After 50 YearsThumbnail for article : Spiggy Topes Record Is Released ... After 50 Years
A Scottish band's recording is released in Britain for first time; half a century after it was made in a London Tin Pan Alley studio.   A recording made by a young North of Scotland professional 'beat' band has been released in Britain for the very first time ...  
2/4/2020
New support for creative sector during COVID-19 outbreakThumbnail for article : New support for creative sector during COVID-19 outbreak
Creative Scotland has launched three funding programmes designed to provide further support to sustain the country's creative community during the COVID-19 outbreak: A Creative Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund will help sustain creative practice by freelance creative professionals who have lost earnings due to the cancelation of work as a result of COVID-19.   A parallel Screen Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund will provide similar one-off bursary support to self-employed screen sector workers The Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development will provide support for individuals and organisations to sustain their creative development in the coming months.  
1/4/2020
Edinburgh's August Festivals Will Not Take Place in 2020Thumbnail for article : Edinburgh's August Festivals Will Not Take Place in 2020
For the first time in over 70 years, the five festivals that transform Edinburgh into the world's leading cultural destination every August are not going ahead this year due to concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic.  Edinburgh Art Festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are not happening as planned in 2020.  
17/3/2020
Coronavirus Action Plan At Lyth Arts Centre - Check Shows Cancelled
Posted 16/03/20 on Lyth Arts Centre web site by Calvin Wilson [Last updated: Tuesday 17 March, 10.30am].   Here at Lyth Arts Centre, we've already taken steps towards keeping our audiences happy and healthy with the recent Coronavirus developments.  
17/3/2020
Event Cancellation - The History Of Wick Players
"Wick Players are sorry to announce that due to the restrictions suggested by the government, the talk on the history of the club which was to take place on Thursday 19th March has been CANCELED.  Cancelling is something we would have liked to have avoided, however, due to the ongoing issue of COVID-19 we have taken many point into consideration and have taken on the advice suggested.  
17/3/2020
Merlin Cinema Closed Until Further Notice From Today
At Merlin Cinemas we are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our employees and customers.   With this in mind and following government guidelines we have made the difficult decision to shut our cinemas, bars and restaurants as of the close of business today, Tuesday 17th March 2020, until further notice.  
17/3/2020
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness Closed Until Covid 19 Emergency OverThumbnail for article : Eden Court Theatre, Inverness Closed Until Covid 19 Emergency Over
Ground-breaking partnership announced.   Joint Statement between Eden Court Highlands and The Highland Council.  
9/3/2020
Bones+Stars At Forsinard Visitor CentreThumbnail for article : Bones+Stars At Forsinard Visitor Centre
Bones+Stars is a series of installations that celebrate the work of women scientists and encourages the community to look up to the sky and down to the earth.   Come by to RSPB Forsinard Visitor Centre for a show celebrating women scientists through sound, animation and interactive theatre.  
5/3/2020
Andreas Tophøj and Rune BarslundThumbnail for article : Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund
Danish duo Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund perform with violin, accordion and viola.  The accomplished duo has its roots in Jutland, Denmark, and emerged from the folk scene formed around the Academy of Music in Odense, which until recently was named after composer and musician Carl Nielsen.  
5/3/2020
Her CenturyThumbnail for article : Her Century
Join us from 6pm with CASWA - https://www.caswa.org.uk/ - for their 15th Anniversary Celebrations.  We'll have info stands, fun crafts and activities and your chance to share who your woman of the century is! Scotland's women lived through major social change in the twentieth century, challenging their roles in society and fighting for equality: at work and at home, classroom to croft, girlhood to motherhood.