FRANK MCELHENNEY - ILLUSTRATED TALK - 5th August 2016
27th July 2016
Frank McElhenney is an artist and photographer who lives in Milngavie. He has an interest in nationhood, conflict and mortality. Over the last three years he has exhibited in Scotland, England, Wales, China and Lithuania.
With an unusual approach to photography he is currently working on a project making kite aerial photographs of abandoned settlements throughout the highlands and
islands. Partly inspired by a concern for current global issues of forced migration he views this subject through a Scottish historical lens. Having already travelled to several islands as far north as Skye and to the Outer Hebrides we welcome him to Lyth Arts Centre.
During his two-week residency at Lyth he will be visiting sites in Caithness and would welcome participation by others interested in kite photography and/or local history. He will be pleased to provide transport to and from sites for a few people while others may choose to make their own way there. This is an opportunity to see little-known historical sites in our county and, by using kite photography, gain a clearer picture of their history. Please use the contact form below on how to take part. There will also be an illustrated talk where you can hear about his work please select options below to book.
DATE: August 5, 2016
TIME: 8:00 pm
LENGTH: 1 Hour
AGE SUITABILITY: 10+
LOCATION: Lyth Wick Scotland KW1 4UD
VENUE: Lyth Arts Centre
Tickets Adults £14, Members OAP's £12, Children , Students, Unwaged £6
7th and 8th December 2019. Saturday 7th December - Sold Out.
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.
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!.
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.
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.
Sunday 7th July 2019 At Duncansby Head - 2.00 - 3.00pm. Book on Lyth Arts web site.
Lyth Arts presents an unusual performance on 21st July 2019 at a secret location between 6.00pm and 7.00pm. Location to be announced later.
Brought To Caithnes by Lyth Arts and playing at Mey Village Hall. 12 July 2019 - 8.00 - 10.00pm.
Join us for the opening of our Summer Exhibition Mountains Underwater: Stroma. The exhibition also features work by local artists, film and audio recordings of Stroma histories, island artefacts and extracts of recent UHI research conducted on the island.
Join us for a weekend of family fun at Lyth Arts Centre this Summer! With outdoor circus, bush craft, story telling, arts & crafts workshops and the puppet caravan there is sure to be something for everyone at Lyth Family Festival! £20 family of 4 £25 family of 5 £6 single ticket Tickets grant entry for Saturday, Sunday or both days. The festival is suitable for all ages and there's lots of fun activities to keep the kids - and big kids - occupied..
[Printer Friendly Version]