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Calling Local Artists - Contract For Art WorkshopsThumbnail for article : Calling Local Artists - Contract For Art Workshops
Pulteneytown Peoples Project are looking for local artists to run eight 1-day workshops for local people, where they will have a finished creation to take home at the end of the day.   Please see poster for more details..  
Shattered, a new play written by Lisa Nicoll will tour Scotland from 19 May.   Inspired by interviews and life experiences, Shattered deals with the universal themes of grief, loss and isolation as well as the things that are left unsaid between the people to whom we are sometimes the closest.  
Blas Festival 2018 to showcase young musiciansThumbnail for article : Blas Festival 2018 to showcase young musicians
Blas Festival to showcase young musicians and their choice of bands for Year of Young People 2018.   The Highland Capital will ring to the sound of hundreds of young people performing traditional music and song as the finale to this year's Blas Festival in a special event to mark Scotland's Year of Young People 2018.  
My Ness - the new Gathering Place - Inverness Art ProjectThumbnail for article : My Ness - the new Gathering Place  - Inverness Art Project
Artists Sans façon and OSA have unveiled their new concept for ‘the Gathering Place,' the centrepiece of the River Ness Public Art project.   The artwork, entitled ‘My Ness,' will be sited at the Little Isle Pool, Fisherman's Car Park, and will provide a focal point for people to gather, linger and enjoy an area of great natural beauty in the centre of the city.  
Hie Funding Boost For Fèisean Nan Gàidheal
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has announced £370,000 support to Fèisean nan Gàidheal for the next three years.   In partnership with Creative Scotland, Bòrd na Gàidhlig and local authorities, HIE's investment will help the organisation improve and build upon the success it has generated over the last 35 years.  
Aviemore, Scotland is announced as venue for 40th anniversary of Celtic Media FestivalThumbnail for article : Aviemore, Scotland is announced as venue for 40th anniversary of Celtic Media Festival
Ireland's The Crossing took home the Single Documentary award with their story of one month on the LÉ Samuel Beckett's deployment in the southern Mediterranean.  It shows the reality for both the crew and the migrants as their worlds meet in the middle of the sea, often in the most difficult of circumstances.  
Fat Quarter Quilters - Show And TellThumbnail for article : Fat Quarter Quilters - Show And Tell
REE, no booking necessary As the Fat Quarter Quilters come to the end of a weeks residency at Lyth Arts Centre, join the quilters and LAC Co-Directors Tom and Charlotte in and informal ‘Show and Tell'.  Discussing what they have been quilting over the week, this is a great opportunity to to find about more about Fat Quarter Quilters and residencies at Lyth Arts Centre.  
Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret About GinThumbnail for article : Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin
presented by NCM in association with The Ginstress Including a free Rock Rose Gin & Tonic Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret.  "Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius" (TheatrePress), its critically acclaimed stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood return to the U.K.  
Writing Someone Else's Story - Workshop Thumbnail for article : Writing Someone Else's Story - Workshop 
*** Note this event takes place at Reiss & Killimster Village Hall *** "Writing Someone Else's Story" is a workshop from In Motion Theatre Company touring to local writers groups in support of our upcoming production of Shattered, showing at Lyth Arts Centre on June 12th.   Shattered is a new play inspired by interviews with families who have experienced the sudden loss of a child and the effect it has had on them them years after the event.  
Scottish Chamber Orchestra In ThursoThumbnail for article : Scottish Chamber Orchestra In Thurso
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra return to Thurso in their 40th year of touring Scotland! The Scottish Chamber Orchestra return to Thurso placing their immaculate and distinguished duo of Maximiliano Martín and William Stafford at the heart of the concert with Franz Krommer's Concerto in E-flat for two clarinets.  It was written around 1800 to show off the capabilities of the instrument which was then fairly new.  
Family Film Club 29/4/2018Thumbnail for article : Family Film Club 29/4/2018
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.  Follow the Facebook page and be the first to find out what our next film will be...  
Thurso Players Present A Short Play and MusicThumbnail for article : Thurso Players Present A  Short Play and Music
26th 27th 28th April 2018 - 7:30pm.   Live music followed by Nobody Sleeps - a short play - a one act comedy..  
Thurso Music Play - Fun For Under 5sThumbnail for article : Thurso Music Play - Fun For Under 5s
Music play for under 5's coming to Thurso on Wednesday the 25th of April 2018.   Little ones and parents are invited to come along to play instruments, make their own instruments, dance, sing and play until their hearts content!.  
Scottish Opera Launches New Interactive Primary School Musical Experience - The Opera Factory
The Opera Factory, Scottish Opera's brand new interactive musical experience for Primary 3 pupils exploring how an opera is made, launches next month.   It combines advance classroom resources designed to reinforce key learning outcomes of A Curriculum for Excellence Level 1 with a live performance that features singers, actors and The Orchestra of Scottish Opera.  
Come And Sing Or Play Faure's Requiem With The Caithness OrchestraThumbnail for article : Come And Sing Or Play Faure's Requiem With The Caithness Orchestra
All Singers and Orchestral Musicians are warmly invited to Come and Sing or Play Faure's Requiem with The Caithness Orchestra, conducted by Susie Dingle on Saturday 14th April 2018 in The Pulteney Centre, Wick.   Please come and join the Caithness Orchestra for a day (10.00am-1pm and 2-5.00pm) rehearsing Faure's Requiem (Hamelle version including violins in the orchestration).  
The Friel Sisters 14th April 2018Thumbnail for article : The Friel Sisters 14th April 2018
The Friel Sisters, Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are young traditional musicians born and brought up in Glasgow with their family roots firmly entrenched in the Donegal Gaeltacht.  They play a mixture of music interspersed with songs in English and Irish, many from their family repertoire.  
INNOCENCE 11th APRIL 2018Thumbnail for article : INNOCENCE 11th APRIL 2018
A unique playroom performance, Innocence invites little ones (and their adults), to explore William Blake's imagination and enter a realm of mystery, fun and adventure.   Innocence is a magical theatrical journey led by Scottish Dance Theatre's captivating dancers, with live music, songs, giggles and animal noises by Paul Bradley.  
Cadets Beat the Retreat in DingwallThumbnail for article : Cadets Beat the Retreat in Dingwall
Dingwall once again played host to the massed pipes and drums of the Army Cadet Force on Friday 6 April 2018.   This is the twelfth year that the ‘Beat the Retreat' event has taken place in Dingwall since the Cadets first stepped out in April 2006.  
GNOSS At Pulteney Centre, Wick
THURSDAY 12TH APRIL PULTENEY CENTRE, WICK DOORS 7PM FOR 7-30 TICKETS £12 FROM McALLANS WICK & THURSO OR   Biography Gnoss are a dynamic four-piece of fiddle, flute, guitar and percussion, that tackle energetic tune sets and driving folk song with a ‘maturity of ability many of a greater age will envy' (Living Tradition).  
Old Blind Dogs 2nd April 2018Thumbnail for article : Old Blind Dogs 2nd April 2018
Folk Singing.   The legendary, multi-award winning Old Blind Dogs bounded into their 25th anniversary year with a cracking new album ‘Room with a View' and full houses across Scotland, USA and Germany.