Three flagship venues will receive funding as part of the ongoing emergency coronavirus (COVID-19) support for cultural and heritage organisations. Capital Theatres - which operates the Festival Theatre, the King's Theatre and The Studio in Edinburgh - will receive £500,000 in addition to £250,000 already awarded through the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund to help weather the effects of the pandemic.
Caithness residents have shared their scariest paranormal experiences in a new book released this week by former Wick High School pupil Aaron Mullins, which has gone straight into a top 100 bestsellers list on Amazon. Scottish Urban Legends: 50 Myths and True Stories features legendary stories that reveal Scotland's mysterious past.
Worries over the financial outlook for Lyth Arts Centre (LAC) have been eased for the time being after the venue was awarded £97,000 in Scottish Government funding. The sum - from the Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund - represents the full figure requested by co-directors Charlotte Mountford and Tom Barnes, who say the money secures LAC's short-term future up to the end of March next year.
If you know the song - and who doesn't you will be surprised about its history. Adam Neely sets it all out..
Lots of wacky videos on Youtube from expert bass player ..
Tha Mòd Air-loidhne 2020 a' tighinn gu crìch. Mus tig sinn uile far-loidhne ge-tà, tha Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd agus Fèis Rois a’ toirt cuireadh dhuibh gu aon hòro-gheallaidh eile - Cèilidh na Comhairle.
The web site Heritage Digital has published an introduction to a useful guide for artists who want to get online for marketing what they have to offer. Social media, email and your website are some of the best tools to market your organisation to your target audiences.
Students at the University of the Highlands and Islands with a desire to work in the creative industries will benefit from a range of opportunities to help them get their careers started thanks to the new LevelUp! initiative with XpoNorth. XpoNorth, which helps grow the creative economy across the Highlands and Islands, has teamed up with the university's careers and employability centre to give more than 1,000 students access to a unique free-to-use service.
Information, advice and funding opportunities seem to be popping up everywhere but how to manage all the alerts, emails, follow the feeds, and stay sane and focussed on what's important whilst keeping FOMO to the minimum. One way is to manage what you read, where you check for updates and how long for.
Following the Scottish Government's update to the route map out of the Covid-19 crisis, Scottish Opera is thrilled to announce a programme of seated outdoor performances, including a special production of Puccini's La bohème and Pop-up Opera performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, Gilbert & Sullivan's The Gondoliers and a new work, The Song of the Clyde, by Scottish composer Karen MacIver. These performances, the first with live audiences in over six months, are in addition to a live online stream on Friday 18 September of Janáček's The Diary of One Who Disappeared, just announced as part of the Lammermuir Festival.
The Edinburgh International Festival opens the doors of its home, The Hub on Castlehill, to a series of specially filmed performances from leading chamber musicians. The recorded performances are available for free, with new performances every Monday to Friday from 10-28 August. The recordings are also relayed to speakers scattered across Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens for listeners to enjoy. Two celebrated Edinburgh-born artists deliver an unforgettable performance for film.
The International Festival celebrates their long-standing relationship with Scottish Ballet with an expansive programme for film, including three duets from world-leading choreographers. Helen Pickett is the pioneering choreographer behind the 2019 International Festival's acclaimed The Crucible.
The Telephone, or L'Amour à trois, is an opera in a single act, written for two singers and a hand-picked chamber ensemble. Menotti's 1947 work, last performed at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1984 by Washington Opera, brings together piquant humour with sly nods to the classics of grand opera.
The Edinburgh International Festival opens the doors of its home, The Hub on Castlehill, to a series of specially filmed performances from leading chamber musicians. The recorded performances are available for free, with new performances every Monday to Friday from 10-28 August. The recordings are also relayed to speakers scattered across Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens for listeners to enjoy. Canadian-born pianist Angela Hewitt is a major figure among world-class pianists, praised for her light-footed accounts of Baroque music, especially Bach.
V&A Dundee will reopen on Thursday 27 August with its first major fashion exhibition, Mary Quant, and an exciting new programme extending throughout the whole museum. Mary Quant is the first international retrospective on the iconic British designer who disrupted the fashion establishment, captured the spirit of London in the 1960s, and started a fashion revolution that a whole generation wanted to take part in - and still continues today.
There are only 5 days left to explore the Glass, Meet the Future Film Festival at North Lands Creative. The online presentation will finish on Friday the 17th of July 2020.
Future of Britain's museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues will be protected with emergency grants and loans. Funding will also be provided to restart construction work at cultural and heritage sites paused as a result of the pandemic Britain's globally renowned arts, culture and heritage industries will receive a world-leading £1.57 billion rescue package to help weather the impact of coronavirus, the government announced today.
Tonight (Monday 6 July 2020), 500 of the UK's most iconic landmarks will be lit up in "emergency red" to draw attention to the critical condition of the live events and entertainment industry. A glimpse of hope was given to Britain's arts industry last night, as £1.57bn was pledged by the government - yet the supply chain behind the production of live music events and festivals is still being largely ignored.
Over eighty artists. Two hundred and fifty works of art.
A targeted £10 million fund to support Scotland's performing arts venues has been announced by Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop. Created as part of the Scottish Government's £185m Business Support Fund, the Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund will help venues who cannot yet reopen to their audiences due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).