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Lyth Arts Centre
4 miles off the A99 between  Wick & John O'Groats KW1 4UD
Reopened 2004

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Lyth Arts Centre Web Site

Lyth Arts Centre, deep in the countryside, is housed in a beautiful old building surrounded by trees and ancient stone walls. From the outside it retains the character of a Victorian village school but the interior has been imaginatively converted to a dynamic multi-purpose arts centre.

Most of the programme is devoted to presenting the work of professional British and international artists and performers and the centre also acts as a stepping-off point for local artistic activity. The main aim is to promote work of the highest standard.

A year-round programme of Live Performances presents the best work of small-scale touring companies - often innovative and experimental.  This includes drama, dance, jazz, folk, world, and new music. 

May 2005
Wednesday, 18 May, 8pm (Music - Jazz)
Cathie Rae in Concert. Cathie last visited Lyth with Colin Steele in a delightful Chet Baker tribute show. Now she is launching her first solo tour which starts at Lyth with 15 gigs taking in London's 606 Club. She is backed by the highly talented combination of Steve Hamilton on piano and Martin Kershaw on saxophone. This unusual but interesting combination of piano, voice and sax come together to produce original jazz compositions and arrangements.

Wednesday, 25 May, 8pm (Music - Scottish)
Gordon Gunn, Marc Clement and Charlie McKerron in Concert
Music fans in the North have been delighted to hear of this Wick fiddle player's success on the Scottish and international music scene but would love to hear him play his own turf, so here's a chance to see him. He is a ccompanied by two of his talented colleagues from 'Session A9', Capercaille's Charlie McKerron on fiddle and Blazin Fiddle's Mark Clement on guitar. This should be an un-missable night for Scottish music fans.

All tickets are 10 full price, 8 Members and OAP's and 5 children, students, unwaged and they can call 01955 641270, email info@lytharts.org.uk or visit our website on www.lytharts.org.uk

17 November 04
The Emperor's New Kilt - 4,6,7,8 December 2004
Based on Hans Christian Anderson's wonderful story of The emperor's New Clothes.  Wee Stories present the Emperor's New Kilt, a festive musical comedy for all the family.  The story takes place on the extraordinary island of Kiltie, an island that lies far out on the horizon in the North of Scotland, an island that only clever people can see.  Kiltie is ruled by a very powerful man, and the entire island and everything on it is his empire (even the sheep and the wool on their backs): so he is the emperor, but because this is Scotland, everyone calls him the Laird!

1 July 2004
Lyth Arts Centre Web Site
Lyth Arts Centre has now set up a a web site and Caithness.org will no longer run these pages as events and news will appear on their own web site.  Just click on the link to go to the Lyth Arts Centre web site.

Shows and other events will continue to appear in the What's On section of Caithness.org where links will also be made to the Lyth arts Centre web site.

Lyth Arts Centre, by Wick, Caithness, KW1 4UD
Pictures of The existing building before alterations and upgrading
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Telephone (01955) 641 270
Reg. Charity no. SC005543
presented with financial assistance from The Scottish Arts Council and Highland Council

Links
Highland Festival - for more Highland Events and community work.
Hi-Arts - Promoting Events all over the Highlands