Archive for May, 2009

my first craft news posting

Posted by on May 29th, 2009 1 Comment
The first craft news posting…… at last …..   this is going to be so useful, there’s so much to say about design and craft  and applied arts in Shetland and our projects. I hope the 13 craftmakers who encouraged me ages ago to make a craft blog will be pleased to see this and I’m… Read the rest...

Story of a Family

Posted by on May 29th, 2009 No Comments
Media release: Every year, Imaginate, The Bank of Scotland International Children’s Festival brings the best theatre available for children and young people to Scotland. Over recent years companies have travelled outside Edinburgh and performed in different parts of the country. Once again Shetland Arts is delighted that once again a company is coming from the… Read the rest...

Convenor Digs Mareel

Posted by on May 29th, 2009 No Comments
Media release: On a cold, grey, windy night an enthusiastic crowd gathered at the North Ness, Lerwick to see the first turf dug out on the site of Mareel, Shetland Arts’ long awaited Cinema, Music and Education Venue which will be up and running early in 2011. At 6.30 pm, on Wednesday 25 May, to… Read the rest...

Open Quintet (30 May – 21 June 2009)

Posted by on May 28th, 2009 No Comments
Open Quintet (30 May - 21 June 2009) An Exhibition by the prizewinners of the Shetland Open Art Exhibition 2008 To accompany the prizes awarded by the five sponsors of last year’s Open Exhibition, Shetland Arts awarded a further £100 to each prize-winner, to fund the preparation of work for a joint exhibition in the gallery. Helen Whitham won Baker Tilly’s prize for… Read the rest...

Shetland’s eighth annual book festival says hello…

Posted by on May 27th, 2009 No Comments
Plans for Wordplay 2009 are now well under way as this year’s team of curators, each a volunteer, really get to grips with the job in hand. Already confirmed are some really great guests: for more detail, watch this space!… Read the rest...

Old dogs and new tricks

Posted by on May 27th, 2009 1 Comment
‘A brave new world’ they keep telling me – the original Luddite. So my Facebook page is up and running (well crawling really, I’m just collecting friends, not communicating with them or anything spohisticated like that – that’s phase 2) and now a blog. So here I am thinking that the prospect of taking 33… Read the rest...

Literature says hello…

Posted by on May 27th, 2009 No Comments
Hi, I’m Donald, the development officer for literature. I work on developing and planning Wordplay, Shetland’s annual book festival and a whole lot of other stuff which includes supporting local writers groups, planning and running creative writing residencies, speaking to and advising Shetland writers and generally supporting reading and writing development and advocating literature. that… Read the rest...

Mareel TV goes live ready for construction start

Posted by on May 21st, 2009 No Comments
Ready for construction activity to start on Mareel (Shetland’s new music, cinema and education venue) at the end of this month, 60 North TV has a lunched a new webcam feed called Mareel TV available from the Shetland.org site. Just follow the link for webcams at the top of their home page. There is… Read the rest...

Silent Disco comes to Shetland

Posted by on May 4th, 2009 No Comments
Media release: The unusual concept of a Silent Disco, which has become extremely popular on the mainland UK and featured at T in the Park and Glastonbury, is coming to Shetland. This is thanks to the SYPG (Shetland Young Promoter’s Group) and Shetland Arts in partnership with Shetland Island’s Council Environmental Health Department. This innovative… Read the rest...