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Printmaking in the NorthThumbnail for article : Printmaking in the North
An exhibition featuring work by printmakers with a strong connection to northern Scotland.   9th March - 3 April 2018.  
Princesses Of Pop At Mackays Hotel!Thumbnail for article : Princesses Of Pop At Mackays Hotel!
Meet the combined Princesses of Pop, Little Mix Magic and Simply Ariana! These all-singing, all-dancing girls will be performing all the top tunes for an excellent event of fun, singing and dancing.  The show comes with a meet and greet where big and small kids alike can pose for a picture with the band and Ariana.  
Feis Ghallaibh Instrumental Music WorkshopsThumbnail for article : Feis Ghallaibh Instrumental Music Workshops
Instrumental workshops for children of all ages, beginners upwards, with local musicians.   Bring an instrument if you have one or borrow from the Feis on the day.  
Shooting Clerks - Postponed Until Saturday 10th March, ThursoThumbnail for article : Shooting Clerks  - Postponed Until Saturday 10th March, Thurso
Thurso Players.   One of our ex members - Brett Murray is returning to the Mill Theatre with his film showing.  
Scottish Community Drama - Festival of One Act PlaysThumbnail for article : Scottish Community Drama  - Festival of One Act Plays
Weekend Drama festival featuring Thurso & Wick Players.   23rd and 24th February 2018.  
Crafty ThursdaysThumbnail for article : Crafty Thursdays
Come and Craft with others, bring a challenge or just something to work on.  beginner crochet and knitting also available.  
Lyth Arts Aims For Families With Lower Priced TicketsThumbnail for article : Lyth Arts Aims For Families With Lower Priced Tickets
Lyth Arts Centre have announced a family programme for Spring 2018, with some incredible shows coming to Caithness from some of Scotland's leading theatre companies, and international collaborations with companies from Jordan and Australia.   All tickets to family shows are £6, meaning a family of 4 will be able to attend for just £24.  
Family Film Club 25th February 2018Thumbnail for article : Family Film Club 25th February 2018
Cosy beanbags, craft activities and free popcorn! Bring the whole family along and to enjoy a FREE family film every month here at Lyth Arts Centre.  The first Lyth Arts Centre Family Film Club will be on Sunday 25th February 2018 at 11am.  
My Friend Selma 2nd March 2018Thumbnail for article : My Friend Selma 2nd March 2018
The tale of an incredible journey, a world turned upside down, loss, friendship, courage and conkers.   "When I was eight years old my dad set up a charity to help people fleeing danger in Bosnia.  
Twelfth Day At Lyth ArtsThumbnail for article : Twelfth Day At Lyth Arts
Twelfth Day is a folk duo of Orcadian fiddler Catriona Price and Peebles harpist Esther Swift.  They are classically trained and mix folk, jazz and classical influences, blended with inspiration from their respective Highland and Lowland upbringings.  
Twelfth Night Live At Merlin Cinema, ThursoThumbnail for article : Twelfth Night Live At Merlin Cinema, Thurso
'I am all the daughters of my father's house, And all the brothers too.' 14th February 2018 - 7.00pm Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love - hilarious and heartbreaking.  Twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land.  
Scottish Guitar Virtuoso Andy Gunn - Live at Assembly RoomsThumbnail for article : Scottish Guitar Virtuoso Andy Gunn  - Live at Assembly Rooms
Scottish Guitar Virtuoso Andy Gunn brings his all new line up featuring the cream of Scottish Blues musicians on tour in support of brand new album ‘Too Many Guitars To Give Up Now'.  Compared to Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan in the press, Andy has absorbed these classic influences but also honed his own style and voice over the years by the old fashioned route of wood shedding and jamming in every bar and club the length of the UK.  
Past, Present and FutureThumbnail for article : Past, Present and Future
A curated exhibition from current and past members of the Society of Caithness Artists.   3rd February - 2nd March 2018 Swanson Gallery, Thurso.  
Opera HighlightsThumbnail for article : Opera Highlights
Four singers and a pianist perform a selection of operatic highlights ranging from Rossini to Gilbert & Sullivan.   Ross Institute, Halkirk.  
North Lands Creative Secures Regular Funding From Creative ScotlandThumbnail for article : North Lands Creative Secures Regular Funding From Creative Scotland
There's good news for one of the world's most prestigious centres for the study and development of glass as an artform, North Lands Creative.  In the latest round of Creative Scotland funding, the organisation has secured an 18% increase over the next three years.  
Pamela And Erlend Tait Exhibition At St Fergus GalleryThumbnail for article : Pamela And Erlend Tait Exhibition At St Fergus Gallery
Individual and collaborative works from Highland artists.   Location: St Fergus Gallery, Wick Price: FREE.  
Creative Scotland Awards Regular Funding To Regional Screen ScotlandThumbnail for article : Creative Scotland Awards Regular Funding To Regional Screen Scotland
Creative Scotland has awarded Regional Screen Scotland a second round of Regular Funding, for the period April 2018 to March 2021.  Over that three year period, Creative Scotland intends to provide a total grant of £620,350 to RSS.  
Creative Scotland Announces 3 Year Funding For Arts Groups
Creative Scotland is pleased to announce the network of organisations that will receive Regular Funding for the three-year period, April 2018 to March 2021, following the conclusion of an open application process.   The Regular Funding Network 2018-21 consists of 116 organisations, of which 19 are new and 97 continue with three-year funding, supported by £99m Grant in Aid funding through a three-year commitment from the Scottish Government, as set out in the recent draft budget statement.  
Arts for allThumbnail for article : Arts for all
The need to express oneself creatively through some artistic or cultural endeavour appears to be an innate part of the human condition.  There can be no other explanation for the sheer scale of voluntary arts based activity that occurs day in day out in communities across Scotland.  
EXPO Fund to include Celtic Connections
For the first time, Glasgow event Celtic Connections is able to apply for up to £100,000 of EXPO funding, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop confirmed.   Speaking ahead of the opening concert Ms Hyslop said:"Since 2008, the Scottish Government EXPO Fund has supported the delivery and further expansion of Scotland's major festivals with an investment of £21 million.