Organisers of this year's Blas Festival have reported another successful Blas Festival, with Highland audiences being entertained by some of the country’s top musicians, for the 15th year; and are already looking forward to what 2020 has in store for the Gaelic festival. Blas, which means ‘taste’ or ‘sample’, is organised by Fèisean nan Gàidheal in partnership with The Highland Council and took place from 22-30 November in venues across the Highlands and Islands from Aviemore to Barra, Stornoway to Strathy.
6th December 4.00 - 9.00pm. handmade home grown willow baskets lichen inspired art greetings cards string dogs handmade paper art turned wooden xmas trees childrens books written & illustrated by Liz O'Donnell There is also FREE fun for all ages - come along and join in with Lyth Arts Centre's Wishing the Wind outdoor light installation - make a wind spinner to hang on the tree!.
The ancient folklore tradition of ‘buying the wind' was common across Caithness and the fishing routes of the North Atlantic. The tradition involved sailors purchasing 3 knots of thread, rope or fabric, to be undone as wind is required, but the mariner is instructed on no account to untie the third knot, as it may start a hurricane.
7th and 8th December 2019. Saturday 7th December - Sold Out.
A THIRD round of closed talks took place this week to try to find a new home for The Ironworks, Inverness. The live music venue will have to move out of the rented 1000-capacity purpose-built premises on Academy Street if plans for a 162-bed hotel on the site win approval.
Starts: 4:00pm Ends: 9:00pm. An indoor market with stalls from local artists and makers, supplying you with all your Christmas gifts and goodies.
Neon Waltz have just released the beautiful, haunting track All In Good Time. The song was recorded live at the imposing Prestwick Castle.
British Museum touring exhibition comes to Thurso Gallery. High Life Highland are delighted to be working in partnership with the British Museum to bring an exhibition of Nordic Craft to the Thurso Gallery in Caithness.
The wicked Abanazer is seeking the magic lamp that contains the all-powerful Genie, so that he can rule the world, and is just steps away from succeeding! Is all hope lost? No! Help is at hand! A family posse of wannabe heroes are here to foil Abanazer's evil scheme! The innocent local lad, Aladdin, his brother, the cheeky Wishee Washee and their fearsome mother, washerwoman Widow Twankey are ready to intervene and save the day! Throw in a magic carpet, a mystical Spirit of the Ring, the Emperor of China, a beautiful princess and a couple of inept policemen and you have all the ingredients for a fantastic tale and great entertainment. Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, audience participation for the whole family and all the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime!.
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop today set out her vision for the creative industries while visiting cultural and creative collaborations between Japan and Scotland. Developed in partnership with industry representatives, the Scottish Government's Creative Industries Policy Statement has been published to establish priorities for growing the sector, which include: • developing and retaining skills, and attracting international talent • promoting Scotland’s strengths internationally, through overseas hubs and by working closely with Scottish Development International • developing business support and creative networks • promoting the value of design The plan comes on the back of new Scottish Government analysis which shows the creative industries support around £9 billion of activity within the wider Scottish economy, contributing £5.5 billion to Scotland’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
THE STORYTELLING FESTIVAL Event in THURSO at the Park Hotel on Friday Oct 25th £8/£6 concs/family of four £20 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Tickets for Sat Oct 26th at Lyth Arts Centre £10/£6 lytharts.org.uk/event/portskerra-storytelling-festival/ .
FRIDAY 11TH OCTOBER 6PM Timespan Helmsdale. Timespan presents thulu thu thu, before the sun harms you from artist collective knowbotiq.
Caithness based artist Magi Sinclair is holding a solo exhibition for High Life Highland at the Thurso Gallery (situated within Thurso Library) from Saturday 12th October to Wednesday 6th November 2019. The exhibition entitled ‘From the Causewaymire' comprises 40 pieces - drawings, etchings and paintings - where she has taken inspiration from places and landmarks along the road from Latheron to Thurso.
Caithness Young Company will be holding a workshop for anyone interested in going to Drama College, but doesn't know where to start. This workshop will take you through the different types of auditions and the various drama courses available in Scotland.
In Celebration of his solo exhibition "A life time of adventures in glass" North Lands Creative is delighted to welcome Denis Mann to the Quatre Bras Gallery on the evening of the 25th of September for a unique meet the artist talk and demonstration event. "Denis is a highly regarded Caithness artist; his accomplished creative career has spanned 49 years.
Currently on at North Lands Creative in Lybster, Caithness " A Life Time of Adventures in Glass" a solo exhibition by renowned Caithness artist and craftsman, Denis Mann. This retrospective collection features highly regarded works spanning Denis' accomplished career.
During today's meeting of the Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee Councillors has agreed to contribute £30,000 to continue a feasibility study into the expansion and redevelopment of Eden Court Theatre. The £30,000, which will be coming from the Development and Infrastructure service budget, will be match-funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and carries on from earlier work funded by HIE and the Inverness Common Good Fund to support the future vision for the theatre.
Come along and create your own wax finished Harry Potter Wand. Messy Play Centre, Thurso.
The History Press is to publish ‘The Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales', a collection of the magical, mythical, and mystical folklore woven into the Scottish landscape. This enchanting collection of stories gathers together legends from across Scotland in one special volume.
Come along and create a unique piece of jewellery. Messy Nessy Play Centre, Thurso.