What’s on in August at Caithness Horizons
31st July 2013
Sue Jane Taylor “Beatrice Works” Exhibition
Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Until 22nd August
The “Beatrice Works” exhibition is open until 22nd August so if you haven’t already been to see it make sure you don’t miss your chance!
Thurso Gala: Children’s Art Competition Exhibition
Throughout August the Thurso Gala children’s art competition entries will be brightening up our Cafe walls. Do come and have a look at the fantastic work that is on display.
Saturday 3rd August & Saturday 10th August
On Saturday 3rd and Saturday 10th August we are taking parities of visitors across to Stroma, Caithness’s only island. Both trips are fully booked, but if you are interested in visiting Stroma next summer, please e-mail christinegunn[AT]caithnesshorizons.co.uk
Cape Breton University Press Book Launch
Sunday 11th August - 2pm
Cape Breton University Press will be joining us as part of their Highlands wide tour to launch two new books based on the Highland Clearances. A talk will take place in our Education Room at 2pm on Sunday 11th August to launch “Bearing the People away” by Julie Skinner Sawyers and “Parting, Prophecy, Poetry” based on the work of the Reverend Duncan Blair.
Feis Rois National Ceilidh Trail
Wednesday 15th August
As part of the Feis Rois National Ceilidh Trail we will be welcoming a group of young musicians to Caithness Horizons on the afternoon of Wednesday 15th August. They will be playing traditional music in our Pictish Stones area. Please come along and support them.
Caithness Horizons invites you to come along to the following event: no booking required
The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Demonstrator Project: An Illustrated Lecture
Thursday 22nd August
Temporary Exhibition Gallery
“A Mountain In My Hand” Magic Lantern Show & Informal Talk For Adults
6th September 2013
Help Ewan McVicar explore the surprising connections between the stones of Caithness and David Livingstone in Africa. 19th Century Highland Scots amateur geologists including Robert Dick, “the baker of Thurso”, consulted with and reported to Ross-shire born Roderick Murchison, a key protagonist in the “Highland Controversy”. Livingstone dedicated his first book to Murchison.
For Livingstone’s bicentenary this year Author and Storyteller Ewan McVicar is touring a “Livingstone’s Magic Lantern” show around Scotland, featuring his newly-published book on Livingstone’s Scottish and African friends. At Caithness Horizons the show will be followed by an informal non-expert investigation of aspects of local geology, involving handling geological specimens and fossils.
This is a FREE event but places are limited so pre-booking is essential. To book your place please contact Caithness Horizons on 01847 896508 or e-mail info[AT]caithnesshorizons.co.uk
With the announcement of the closure of Caithness Horizons is it time to reflection whether there is longer life in volunteers running these places. The fact that grants have been a big part of the running has always put it at risk if as now grant funding is being seriously cut back as part of government austerity measures.
Scotland welcomes the world for the Year of Homecoming 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.
Cafe Exhibitions Meg Telfer & Rhona Graham November Until the end of November these two local artists will be exhibiting their work in the Gallery Cafe. Christmas Exhibition December Throughout the whole of December an exhibition of small works by local artists will be on show.
Petr's Pals Curators Club for youngsters is getting popular and priority is given to them for events. Book early for your children if you want them to attend.
MUSEUM PROJECTS TO RECEIVE £300K INVESTMENT ANNOUNCED. A new roof, Homecoming 2014 events, collection redisplays, enhanced security and marketing training and support are some of the benefits to come from Museums Galleries Scotland’s new Strategic Investment Fund.
“Inaugural Meeting of the Great Guild of Museologists” Museums at Night is Culture24's UK-wide festival of inspiring after hours cultural events in Museums and Galleries. It runs from Thursday 16th May until Saturday 18th May 2013.
We’re planning an ambitious programme of events to complement this Summer’s major exhibition in our Gallery. During May and June, Sutherland based artist Sue Jane Taylor will be joined by Caithness STEM Ambassadors to work with young people from Caithness and North Sutherland schools, exploring how current developments in renewable technology are making an impact locally as well as nationally and internationally.
Stroma Visit - Saturday 10th August 2013 Last year we organised a visit to Stroma, prompted by interest from the Islands Book Trust, and readers of their book Stroma, published in 2010. Taking the abandoned island as its subject, the book features photos by Roddie Ritchie, with poetry by Caithness writer George Gunn.
April Exhibition of paintings inspired by the Caithness landscape by local artist Tom Newton. 21st April—Peter’s Pals session on Museum Pests with fibre artist Joanne B Kaar.
On 19th and 20th January Caithness Horizons will be launching a new initiative called "Peter's Pals" a Young Curators Club for children aged between 8 and 12 years old. Led by “Peter” the Museum’s mascot who is a Little Penguin (scientific name: Eudyptula minor) and the Museum Curator “Peter’s Pal’s” will meet regularly (once a month apart from at Christmas and during the summer holidays) to investigate the Museum Collection; participate in workshops to learn new skills relating to the Museum’s Collection.