What's On at Caithness Horizons: July 2015
28th June 2015
Thurso Gala primary school art competition exhibition
6th July - 31st July
5th June - 30th August
Saturday 11th July, 11am – 3pm
Local makers display and sell their wares at the first of our Summer Craft Markets. We'll host another market in July and then one again in August.
Peter's Pals Workshop – Exhibition Preparation
Saturday 18th July, 2 – 4pm
Peter’s Pals: Young Curators Club will be working with Museum Curator Joanne Howdle to develop their own temporary exhibition.
Hazel Cashmore Art Workshop For Children
Tuesday 21st July, 2 – 4pm
Art workshop for children with Caithness artist Hazel Cashmore. Places limited to 20 children, aged 7 – 12 years old. Priority booking for members of Peter’s Pals: Young Curators Club. To book please telephone 01847 896508 or e-mail info[AT]caithnesshorizons.co.uk
Hazel Cashmore Art Workshop For Adults
Thursday 23rd July, 2 – 4pm
Art workshop for adults with Caithness artist Hazel Cashmore. Places limited. To book please telephone 01847 896508 or e-mail info[AT]caithnesshorizons.co.uk
Seasonal Opening Times:
Remember that we are now open 11am – 4pm on Sundays until the end of September.
Talks have taken place on the possibility of reopening Thurso's Caithness Horizons which closed last week due to financial problems. The operators of the museum and art gallery said increasing running costs and reduced income had made the running of the site "unsustainable".
Centre For Nordic Studies, UHI Awarded Funding To Work With Caithness Horizons Museum To Develop The Caithness Viking Festival. Northern Scotland despite its Viking heritage does not have a modern Viking Festival.
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 Eiríksdóttir 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.
Join Museum Mascot Peter the Penguin and natural historian Neil Redgate to learn why Museums collect and preserve biology collections. Thursday 6th August, 10.30am-12.30pm Suitable for children ages between 7 &12 years.
Thursday 15th May, 7pm – 9pm Talk – The Pictish and Early Medieval Sculpture of Caithness in detail and in context. FREE adult event Booking essential Talk by John Borland, Measured Survey Manager, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS).