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Museums - Digital Resilience Covid-19 Fund
Museums can apply for up to £3000 to purchase equipment and software that will enable them to adapt to more digital working during the period of closures brought about by the Coronavirus outbreak and the associated restrictions.   This fund is designed to support museums to purchase equipment and software that will enable them to adapt to more digital working during the period of closures brought about by COVID-19 and the associated restrictions.  
Watch Together: Jane Eyre - The National TheatreThumbnail for article : Watch Together: Jane Eyre -  The National Theatre
The play runs for almost 3 hours.   A chance to see a production from one of the top theatre companies played live on 9th April 2020 and now available Youtube.  
Fèis Rois To Host Online Traditional Music Festival Next Month Live on Facebook
One of Scotland's leading traditional arts organisations, Fèis Rois, has lined up some of Scotland's top musicians and singers for an online traditional music festival, after having two of its popular annual events cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Fèis Rois ran its first Adult Fèis in 1990 and sadly had to cancel its 30th anniversary event, which usually takes place in May, due to the pandemic.  
Virtual Tours And Places to Go Online - Art Galleries, Museums and More
There are thousands of places to visit for virtual tours while you are stuck at home so we have put together a few - Tour the National Museum of Scotland on Google Street View Virtual Tour of The Grounds Of Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Zoo Cams Tours at The Louvre Easter events to keep you entertained include: You can see some of this year's top exhibitions and popular shows you may have missed without leaving home.   On Monday 13 April, a new online tour of Tate Britain's Aubrey Beardsley exhibition will launch on the Tate website and YouTube channel.  
Spiggy Topes Record Is Released ... After 50 YearsThumbnail for article : Spiggy Topes Record Is Released ... After 50 Years
A Scottish band's recording is released in Britain for first time; half a century after it was made in a London Tin Pan Alley studio.   A recording made by a young North of Scotland professional 'beat' band has been released in Britain for the very first time ...  
New support for creative sector during COVID-19 outbreakThumbnail for article : New support for creative sector during COVID-19 outbreak
Creative Scotland has launched three funding programmes designed to provide further support to sustain the country's creative community during the COVID-19 outbreak: A Creative Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund will help sustain creative practice by freelance creative professionals who have lost earnings due to the cancelation of work as a result of COVID-19.   A parallel Screen Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund will provide similar one-off bursary support to self-employed screen sector workers The Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development will provide support for individuals and organisations to sustain their creative development in the coming months.  
Edinburgh's August Festivals Will Not Take Place in 2020Thumbnail for article : Edinburgh's August Festivals Will Not Take Place in 2020
For the first time in over 70 years, the five festivals that transform Edinburgh into the world's leading cultural destination every August are not going ahead this year due to concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic.  Edinburgh Art Festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are not happening as planned in 2020.  
Coronavirus Action Plan At Lyth Arts Centre - Check Shows Cancelled
Posted 16/03/20 on Lyth Arts Centre web site by Calvin Wilson [Last updated: Tuesday 17 March, 10.30am].   Here at Lyth Arts Centre, we've already taken steps towards keeping our audiences happy and healthy with the recent Coronavirus developments.  
Event Cancellation - The History Of Wick Players
"Wick Players are sorry to announce that due to the restrictions suggested by the government, the talk on the history of the club which was to take place on Thursday 19th March has been CANCELED.  Cancelling is something we would have liked to have avoided, however, due to the ongoing issue of COVID-19 we have taken many point into consideration and have taken on the advice suggested.  
Merlin Cinema Closed Until Further Notice From Today
At Merlin Cinemas we are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our employees and customers.   With this in mind and following government guidelines we have made the difficult decision to shut our cinemas, bars and restaurants as of the close of business today, Tuesday 17th March 2020, until further notice.  
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness Closed Until Covid 19 Emergency OverThumbnail for article : Eden Court Theatre, Inverness Closed Until Covid 19 Emergency Over
Ground-breaking partnership announced.   Joint Statement between Eden Court Highlands and The Highland Council.  
Bones+Stars At Forsinard Visitor CentreThumbnail for article : Bones+Stars At Forsinard Visitor Centre
Bones+Stars is a series of installations that celebrate the work of women scientists and encourages the community to look up to the sky and down to the earth.   Come by to RSPB Forsinard Visitor Centre for a show celebrating women scientists through sound, animation and interactive theatre.  
Andreas Tophøj and Rune BarslundThumbnail for article : Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund
Danish duo Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund perform with violin, accordion and viola.  The accomplished duo has its roots in Jutland, Denmark, and emerged from the folk scene formed around the Academy of Music in Odense, which until recently was named after composer and musician Carl Nielsen.  
Her CenturyThumbnail for article : Her Century
Join us from 6pm with CASWA - - for their 15th Anniversary Celebrations.  We'll have info stands, fun crafts and activities and your chance to share who your woman of the century is! Scotland's women lived through major social change in the twentieth century, challenging their roles in society and fighting for equality: at work and at home, classroom to croft, girlhood to motherhood.  
Grand Ukulele EventThumbnail for article : Grand Ukulele Event
Ukulele Event Pentland Music, Thurso SATURDAY 7th MARCH 2020 9.00am - 5.00pm Kala KAMTG & KAMTGE-C.   Mango wood FREE Kinsman Hard Case FREE Snark ST8 Tuner FREE set of Aquila strings of your choice (from stock) KAMTG £309.99 plus £81 worth of FREE accessories KAMTGE-C £429.99 plus £81 worth of FREE accessories Lots more going on including: FREE TRIAL UKULELE LESSON (no instrument required but if you do have one bring it along) ALL AGES WELCOME We expect demand to be high so please call (01847) 890566 to pre-book your FREE time slot, some time slots have already been allocated !!! (Please note: FREE TRIAL UKULELE LESSON is NOT available to existing ukulele students)  
Research reveals the UK's most popular filming locationsThumbnail for article : Research reveals the UK's most popular filming locations
While CGI allows filmmakers to create incredible, lifelike locattions using the latest technology, sometimes you just can't beat the real thing! But which locations are directors returning to time after time? Jurys Inn have analysed over 5,000 IMDb entries, splitting the data out by city-level, to reveal the UK's most popular filming locations.   Perhaps unsurprisingly, London comes out on top, with 1,008 movies and TV shows listing the UK's capital city as a filming location.  
Licensing Of The Public Performance Of Play
Licensing of the public performance of plays The Highland Licensing Committee, at their meeting on 14 January 2020, made their final resolution in relation to the licensing of the public performance of plays under the public entertainment licensing regime after the repeal of the Theatres Act 1968.   This was after the completion of the 28 day statutory consultation period as set out in section 9 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.  
Will Brexit Hit The Creative Industries?
The Scottish Government says,"Creative industries are those based on individual creativity, skill and talent, or which have the potential to create wealth and jobs through the development or production of intellectual property." "In Scotland our creative industries comprise over 15,000 businesses employing more 70,000 people, in addition to a large number of freelancers as well as students studying creative courses.  Together they make an important contribution to our national wealth and international reputation." Scotland's creative industries contribute more than £5 billion to the Scottish economy every year.  
Lyth Arts Plan Spectacular September Show At Wick HarbourThumbnail for article : Lyth Arts Plan Spectacular September Show At Wick Harbour
SCOTLAND'S YEAR OF COASTS AND WATERS 2020 Posted 06/01/20 by Charlotte Mountford Happy New Year! January marks the beginning of Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.  This year, Scotland celebrates its Coasts and Waters with a year-long programme of events and activities which will shine a spotlight on these vital elements of our landscape.  
Wick Players Christmas ExhibitionThumbnail for article : Wick Players Christmas Exhibition
Wick Players exhibition on until end January 2020 at the Nucleus.   See poster..