Traditional Scottish Music - TMSA Young Trad Tour, At Lyth Arts Centre Tuesday, 25th Oct. 8pm, 2 hrs.
Reception - Come and meet students from Sinclair Community College, Ohio Sunday 7th August, 8pm, 2 hours including buffet, age 12+, foyer event, live music A party of 10 students and 2 Faculty are spending a week billeted at Lyth while engaged in an archaeological dig at Girnigoe Castle. The Centre is hosting this reception and serving a light supper.
Lecture - Lesley Ferguson Wednesday, 3rd August, 8pm, 1 hour including questions followed by tea, age 12+, foyer event As part of our focus on the life of John Nicolson (1843 - 1934), whose paintings hang in this year's exhibition , this illustrated talk by the Head of Collections, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, will cover the archaeological work Nicolson and Tress Barry undertook around 1890 excavating local prehistoric sites. .
Sunday, 10th July, 8pm- FOYER PERFORMANCE seats £12 (cons. £10/£6) 2 hours including interval Elsa Mctaggart is a bluesy folk singer/songwriter who writes songs that stop conversations, has a voice that could stop wars and plays a fiddle that stops at nothing.
The Highland Council is delighted to present Spirit of Air, a body of work by leading willow artist Lizzie Farey which opens at the Iona Gallery in Kingussie on Saturday (7 May) before touring the Highlands. Spirit of Air presents a new body of expressive willow works by Lizzie Farey including a series of large scale wall-based and suspended works.
A group of pupils from five Highland secondary schools have created an exhibition which is their interpretation of the works of American artist Ed Ruscha. 'Ruscha's Room - Sẹmraichean Luchd-ealain' is currently at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery until 12 February 2011.
Swanson Gallery, Thurso exhibits work of acclaimed American artist Ed Ruscha - Major works from Four Decades ARTIST ROOMS on Tour with the Art Fund supported by The Scottish Government Major drawings by Ed Ruscha, one of the most influential and pioneering American artists of the past half-century, will be opening at the Swanson Gallery, Thurso Library on Saturday 15th January until 26th February as part of ARTIST ROOMS, the important new public collection of international post-war and contemporary art that independent charity the Art Fund is helping to tour across the UK. ARTIST ROOMS is jointly owned and managed by National Galleries of Scotland and Tate on behalf of the nation.
The second Art Show got underway on Friday 29th May 2010 when it was opened by local MSP Jamie Stone. The second Latheron Art show has been well supported by a large numberof artists entering their work.
For jazz lovers and performers to come together and share a spirit of mutual enthusiasm. Visiting musicians will take part in an exciting day of master-classes and improvisation sessions open to musicians of any age/degree of musical ability with rehearsals of pieces for that evening's concert.
Lyth Arts Centre - 6 October 2009 Time: 18:30:00 Length: 1 hour Age suitability : 5+ One of Scotland's favourite theatre companies is back again to give eight day-time school performances for local primary children plus this extra early-evening public performance. Not to be missed, Wee Stories have great stage craft and a delightful sense of humour.
Book Launch "Blood in the Glens" by Jean McLennan. Time: 19:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 1 hour Interval: no Age suitability : 14+ The Centre is proud to launch a new book by a local writer.
Right Lines Productions present "Tour-a-Rural-Ceilidh-Band". Time: 19:30:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 3 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 14+ Enjoy an irresistible mixture of top quality music, song and ceilidh dancing with the band members from the legendary comedy ceilidh theatre show "The Accidental Death of an Accordionist" which we brought to Latheron and Lyth village halls back in 2002.
Dave Gorman SIT DOWN, PEDAL, PEDAL, STOP AND STAND UP Stand-up comedy bike tour of UK DAVE GORMAN is going back on the road. And when we say "on the road" we really mean it.
3rd June - to 27the June 2009 Swanson Gallery, Davidson's Lane, Thurso Matisse: Drawing with Scissors The French painter, sculptor and designer, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the 20th century's most influential artists. His vibrant works are celebrated for their extraordinary richness and luminosity of colour.
30th May to 27th June 2009 At St Fergus Gallery, Sinclair Terrace, Wick Upstairs In Wick Library Precious Cargo 2009 is Scotland's Year of Homecoming and the calendar's theme of migration, boats and the sea reflects this. The exhibition has been designed by Brodie Nairn and Nicky Burns from Glasstorm in Tain as an innovative installation of closed Cargo boxes, one of which opens every day over the festive period to reveal a new object or contemporary 'souvenir' of the Highlands which travellers to lands across the sea might have cherished to remind them of 'home'.
A Sinclair Odyssey combines arts and archaeology to tell the stories of the Sinclair Clan of Caithness. With a glittering Street Parade and an opportunity to step back in time at The Gathering, Odyssey will explore the themes of Ancestry and Homecoming in the county of Caithness.
It's 1972. After devoting his lifetime to sweetening the soundtracks of the stars with canned laughter, Ed looks back over his career and finds himself having to decide who should get the last laugh.
Thurso Players are busy gearing up for their latest production and, with an onstage cast of 21 along with an offstage support team of 20, it is proving to be a quite a considerable undertaking. Directed by Denise Imrie, 'As You Like It', is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare written between 1598 and1600 and first published in the folio of 1623.
Swanson Gallery, Thurso 14 Feb to 14 Mar ~ Precious Cargo 2009 is Scotland's Year of Homecoming and the calendar's theme of migration, boats and the sea reflects this. The exhibition has been designed by Brodie Nairn and Nicky Burns from Glasstorm in Tain as an innovative installation of closed Cargo boxes, one of which opens every day over the festive period to reveal a new object or contemporary 'souvenir' of the Highlands which travellers to lands across the sea might have cherished to remind them of 'home'.
North Lands Creative Glass Lybster http://www.northlandsglass.com/ Thurs 5th March Intensive Kiln Casting 6 week evening class AP Studio £120, 7pm - 9pm Every Thurs for 6 weeks Sat 4th & Sun 5th April Engraving & Sandblasting weekend £75, 10am - 4.30pm Sat 23rd & Sun 24th May 2009 May Family Weekend £5 per piece, 12 noon - 4pm 25th - 28th June Glass Week - 2 day Bullseye Box Casting £120 2 day Introduction to Kiln Forming £120 2 day Engraving with a difference £75 10am - 4pm 6th & 7th August 2009 Kids Kilnforming - 2 days Paperweight Making 19th & 20th September www.northlandsglass.com info[AT]northlandsglass.com 01593 721229.