Year Of Ancient Ancestors Festival - 5th – 13th July 2014
5th February 2014
Homecoming Scotland 2014 offers a year-long programme of events celebrating the very best of Scotland’s food and drink, our fantastic active and natural resources as well as our creativity, culture and ancestral heritage. Homecoming Scotland 2014 will position Scotland on the international stage as a dynamic and creative nation.
To celebrate and promote the unique Pictish and Norse heritage of the Far North of Scotland Caithness Horizons Museum in Thurso has received funding from Museums Galleries Scotland, The Robertson Trust and the Highland Council to develop a new Early Medieval Sculpture exhibition. The exhibition will be the centrepiece of the Museum’s Year of Ancient Ancestors Festival as part of the Scotland-wide Homecoming 2014 celebrations.
The Museum has received funding from EventScotland, the Caithness and North Sutherland Fund, The Highland Council - Highland Culture Fund and Museums Galleries Scotland to run a year long programme of living history events that will bring the Far North’s Pictish and Norse heritage to life.
The Pictish element of the Year of Ancient Ancestors Festival will run from 15th – 18th May and will include special events such as storytelling, a one-off performance by Thurso Players Juniors, talks and art workshops.
From 5th – 13th July the Museum will be going Viking mad with storytelling, arts and craft workshops and a Viking living history encampment and battles run by Glasgow Vikings.
During the weekend of the 24th – 25th October the Museum will be running a Norse themed “Vetrablot” or harvest festival event.
For further information about the Year of Ancient Ancestors Festival visit www.caithnesshorizons.co.uk
Location: Caithness Horizons
Price: Free, donations welcome
Web Link: www.yearofancientancestors.co.uk
Phone: 01847 896508
Our next exhibition at Caithness Horizons is called Graffito. Breaking the boundaries of what is art and what gets shown in a gallery, Graffito is an exhibition that celebrates artwork that is available to everyone.
An exhibition featuring work by printmakers with a strong connection to northern Scotland. 9th March - 3 April 2018.
Caithness artist Elaine Rapson-Grant has a display of her latest artwork coming soon at The Cafe Gallery, Caithness Horizons. Admission is free but you could treat yourself to a cuppa and cake whilst you visit the exhibition.
Debbie Lee An exhibition of textile art celebrating the special landscape along the north coast route from John Oâ€˜Groats to Ullapool â€˜Throughout Scotland there are sign posts to direct travellers, â€˜tourists', off the main route and onto an â€˜Alternative Tourist Route'. The sign at John Oâ€™ Groats directing people to Ullapool using the north coast is both inspiring and to me amusing.
2nd - 27th February 2016 Caithness Horizons. See the fantastic work by pupils of Thurso High School..
Thursday 10 September, 12.45 -16.30 Caithness Horizons, Thurso (Please note that lunch is not provided, however you are welcome to have lunch at The Caithness Horizons Cafe prior to the event) Running a craft practice is addictive - there is always more to try, new ideas to explore and projects to develop. Growing your business allows you to confidently pursue these exciting new opportunities to strengthen your profile, expand your range of customers and generate healthy profits.
Tuesday 11th August saw local group No Limits Caithness visit the Museum for a morning packed with Viking activities with Curator Joanne Howdle, or Thordis EirÃksdÃ³ttir as she is fondly known to local groups and schools. The group helped the Museum to hit the half million visitors mark and to celebrate they were presented with a special cake made in the Museum's cafe.
Cafe Exhibitions Joan Powell 1st June - 30th June Gallery Exhibitions Hazel Cashmore 5th June - 30th August Exhibition preview 6pm - 8pm Thursday 4th June â€“ all welcome Special Events Peters Pals Activity â€“ 27th June Contact Joanne Howdle for more information Seasonal Opening Times: Remember that we are now open 11am â€“ 4pm on Sundays until the end of September..
Caithness Horizons in Thurso has secured Museum Accreditation for the next three years. The award is made by Museums Galleries Scotland and Arts Council England under the 2011 Museum Accreditation Standard.
Cafe Exhibitions Kimirea and John Glen Exhibition Monday 2nd March-Tuesday 31st March A display of work by local artists Kim Reade and John Glen will be on display throughout March. Gallery Exhibitions Committed to Art Wednesday 4th March-Saturday 28th March "Committed to Art" showcases a selection of paintings and sculptures from committee members of the Society of Caithness Artists with the objective of proving that the committee has true empathy with all artists and particularly to those in the Caithness area.
[Printer Friendly Version]