The Electrifying Mr Johnston + Bite Size
18th February 2019
Lyth Arts Centre
1st March 2019 - 8.00pm - 10.00pm.
Join us for our 2019 season opener! A double bill of a new play and a selection of work-in-progress readings by Mull Theatre.
The Electrifying Mr Johnston is a new play about one of Scotland's great unsung heroes, Tom Johnston, once described by Churchill as the ‘King of Scotland', focusing on his struggles to bring "light to the glens." Through incredible feats of engineering and political manoeuvring, he sought to transform the lives of everyone in the north of Scotland by bringing hydroelectric power to the Highlands & Islands. A story of power-and the struggle for it.
Bite-Size is an informal programme of script-in-hand play readings of new plays and works-in-progress.Readings, encounters, questions & answers, feedback and chat offer audiences the chance to be part of and enjoy the fun of a the creative process.
Hailing from the north-east of Scotland, Jenny Sturgeon is a singer-songwriter described as a significant new talent on the folk and acoustic scenes. Her passion for music lies in her interest in traditional folk song, combined with creating fresh, new compositions.
Multi award winning guitarists Eduardo Martín & Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas embark on their first Scottish tour introducing their spectacular album The Bridge. Their fingerpicking artistry tastefully conveys an exuberant mix of contemporary sounds and flavours of Havana City, seamlessly navigating between traditional rhythms and genres such as rumba and mambo, new age, classical and jazz.
Mairi Campbell's five star follow up show to acclaimed Pulse. Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne tells stories of her adventures with Scotland's most famous song - singing for US President Bill Clinton, a starring role in Sex and the City and a reinterpretation of the Robert Burns classic that changed her life.
Lyth Arts Centre 7..30pm - 10.00pm Passion Jealousy Revenge. Join us for a rare silent Italian drama with a new live score by six-piece band The Badwills, followed by wild southern Italian folk dancing! Assunta Spina(1915) stars Francesca Bertini, one of Italian cinema's greatest ‘silent diva' actresses smouldering on-screen as she's torn between the men who can’t control her passions.
Lyth Arts Centre 9th March 2019 - 1.00pm - 2.00pm. Moving school is never easy.
Lyth Arts Centre 5 March 2019 - 8.00pm - 10.00pm Thirteen-year-old Alice wishes her life was completely different. She wakes up one morning to find that her life is different.
Lyth Arts Centre 2nd March 2019 8.00 - 1000pm. The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic regions.
£1 TICKET GIVE AWAY!!! This Sunday at 12pm (midday) there will be a limited number of £1 tickets on sale for all of our upcoming shows... yes that's right - £1!!! Be quick as there are only a limited number per show so once they're gone, THEY'RE GONE! CHECK OUT THE PROGRAMME HERE: https://lytharts.org.uk/events/.
We are delighted to invite you to the opening of Lyth Arts Centre's Summer Exhibition: From Wifey to Wifie. From Wifey to Wifie explores the changing roles of women in Caithness from 1918 through to the present day.
Lyth Arts Centre are excited to host one of Scottish folk music's most accomplished singer/songwriters, Orkney's very own Ivan Drever. Now living in Norway, Ivan spends a large portion of his days on the road, touring the length and breadth of the British Isles, USA and northern Europe.
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