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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.  
Halladale Film Club New SeasonThumbnail for article : Halladale Film Club New Season
See poster for the latest films coming.   Bigger Poster HERE.  
Developing Crafts Skills For A New Business? - Come To A Coffee MorningThumbnail for article : Developing Crafts Skills For A New Business? - Come To A Coffee Morning
Coffee Morning For Anyone Starting a Craft Business.   Friday 15th December 10:00am - 1:00pm.  
Thurso Panto Cancelled Tonight Thursday 7 December
Message From Thurso Players.   Due to the weather/Health and Safety reasons, the Thurso High School is shut today which means that unfortunately tonight's performance of the Thurso Players pantomime has had to be cancelled.  
Thurso Players Panto - Robin Hood and The Babes in the WoodThumbnail for article : Thurso Players Panto - Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood
Can our favourite outlaw, Robin Hood, outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham who has hatched a cunning plan to dispose of his niece and nephew in Sherwood Forest so he can inherit their fortune? Come and join Robin's gang and help our hero win the day, and also win the heart of Maid Marian.   NOTE - This year the panto starts 30 minutes earlier than previous years at 7.00pm..  
You Are Invited! Open Evening at North Lands CreativeThumbnail for article : You Are Invited! Open Evening at North Lands Creative
To celebrate the launch of our first Annual Winter Open Exhibition, we are delighted to invite the local community to join us at our Gallery at Quatre Bras from 7-9pm on Friday 24th November 2017.   This exhibition is designed to provide an opportunity for Scottish artists to exhibit their work in our Gallery Space located just off the A9 at Lybster.  
Scottish Opera Heading for Halkirk -15 February 2018Thumbnail for article : Scottish Opera Heading for Halkirk -15 February 2018
OPERA HIGHLIGHTS TOURS TO 14 VENUES ACROSS SCOTLAND THIS SPRING.   Scottish Opera's hugely popular Opera Highlights tour kicks off once again in February, travelling to 14 smaller, more remote venues the length and breadth of Scotland, from Lerwick in the north to Castle Douglas in the south.  
Jack and The BeanstalkThumbnail for article : Jack and The Beanstalk
Wick Players present Jack and the Beanstalk Tickets on sale 2nd December "Jack and the Beanstalk" is an English fairy tale.  It appeared as "The Story of Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean" in 1734 and as Benjamin Tabart's moralised "The History of Jack and the Bean-Stalk" in 1807.  
An innovative traditional fiddler from Inverness who began playing from the age of six.  In 2013, he graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and completed a Masters in Scottish Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in June 2015.  
Lyth Arts - End of Season CEILIDH Thumbnail for article : Lyth Arts - End of Season CEILIDH 
As a final fling for our 40th Birthday Celebration, there will be a special fundraising Ceilidh with some fantastic raffle prizes, music from Addie Harper, Gordon Gunn and Grant Lyall.  We look forward to seeing everyone old and new for a exciting night of entertainment.  
"Cleville takes the surreal into a realm that is ridiculously entertaining & chillingly dark..." - ★★★★ (The Herald) "fine physical poetry" - ★★★★ (The Stage) It's a place we all know but have never been...  A forest, a desert of ice.  
10 November 2017.   The funny, fearless international sell-out mask production from the UK's leading full mask company.  
Whats your view on Scotlands TV and Film Industry?
The Scottish Parliament's Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee are conducting an inquiry into Scotland's TV and film industry.  The Committee wants to look at ways to strengthen and develop the sector using recommendations from the Screen Sector Leadership Group's report.  
Live Music in North on 28th - 30th SeptThumbnail for article : Live Music in North on 28th - 30th Sept
Irish fisherman and singer song-writer Martyn Travis and band (with Thurso musician Donald McNeill) will be at The Halladale Inn, Melvich on Saturday Sept 30th and- okay okay - they will also be in Thurso at the Tempest Cafe on Thursday 28th and Mr C's on Fri 29th ;-) Check it out, promote and attend live entertainment in the North.  Please post and share this information..  
Music In Thurso - Quintet CairdeasThumbnail for article : Music In Thurso - Quintet Cairdeas
Quintet Cairdeas - Rossini • Hoad • Schubert.   Thurso West Church.