Archive for June, 2009

Flavour of Shetland 2009 kicks off

Posted by on June 25th, 2009 No Comments
This year’s four day Flavour of Shetland Festival got cracking on Victoria Pier earlier today, and those lucky enough to be out making the best of the fine day would have so far enjoyed the young bands Calishang, Kollifirbolli and Fishing Notes, the all star Whalsay accordion band. My colleague Donald Anderson, who has just… Read the rest...

Open Quintet’s exhibition at Bonhoga review

Posted by on June 22nd, 2009 No Comments
A  busy night at Bonhoga Gallery saw nearly all the participating artists attend the exhibition preview of Open Quintet.  This is the first initiative by Shetland Arts to take forward the five prizewinners from the 2008 Shetland Open Art Exhibition and create an exhibition to showcase their talents.  The opening was busy and both curator… Read the rest...

Gonna have a Vunky good time – Vunk Fest 2009

Posted by on June 19th, 2009 No Comments
Those hard working music and arts loving folks over at Vunk Ventures are at it again. This time it’s in the shape of Vunk Fest, a “non profit festival of rock music and art works inspired by music” Taking place over the weekend of the 11th and 12th July, Vunk Fest will comprise two events… Read the rest...

Causing a stir in the big city

Posted by on June 18th, 2009 No Comments
Overheard in the foyer of the Lyceum Theatre last week – “saw the Shetland show last night.  Went with my boyfriend, he’s a bit of a snob.  We went into the auditorium and he said “Good God the place is full of neds.””  Yes, the young members of Shetland YUF Theatre were in town with… Read the rest...

Proclaimers to play Shetland concert in August

Posted by on June 17th, 2009 No Comments
Media release: The Proclaimers, one of Scotland’s most popular bands, are set to play the Clickimin Centre, in Lerwick on Saturday 29 August, 2009. The concert is part of a string of international dates to promote their eighth studio album “Notes & Rhymes” released on 15 June and the single “Love Can Move Mountains” released… Read the rest...

Alison Hayes – Island Sound, 27 June – 26 July

Posted by on June 16th, 2009 No Comments
Alison Hayes - Island Sound, 27 June - 26 July Island Sound flyer Media release: Video/sound projections and photographic work capturing natural phenomena of an island landscape To coincide with the upcoming Festival of Nature, Shetland Arts is privileged to be exhibiting the work of Alison Hayes at Bonhoga, in a show called Island Sound. Alison Hayes’ work explores the un-manipulated experience of wildness in… Read the rest...

Rock, Salt and new balls please

Posted by on June 16th, 2009 No Comments
Volley Highway Shetland rooted roots group Rock, Salt and Nails are set to release a single in support of tennis player Andy Murray. The song, entitled “Volley Highway”, is timed to coincide with the start of Wimbledon and features lyrics intended to inspire Murray in his quest to win the world famous tennis tournament. Rock,… Read the rest...

Mareel site accommodation takes shape

Posted by on June 16th, 2009 No Comments
Mareel site accommodation takes shape There have been a few comments regards the size and shape of Shetland’s new £12m+ music, cinema and education centre given the current activity on the North Ness site. Just in case you are wondering, the building going up at the moment is actually only the site offices that will only be there for the… Read the rest...

Planning in earnest for Screenplay 09

Posted by on June 12th, 2009 No Comments
I suspect the word ‘earnest’ should never appear on my news posting – earnestness not being a groovy, cyber-friendly, happening sort of word. But it does go some way to describing the single-minded activity that’s going in to planning for this year’s film festival. There are two strands to the festival this year – the… Read the rest...

Pro Tools 8 on the way

Posted by on June 11th, 2009 No Comments
Pro Tools 8 on the way We’re just about to upgrade the Shetland Arts multi media Mac to Pro Tools 8, the de facto standard hardware/software for music and film audio production. If you’d like to have a bash of Pro Tools 8 give us a phone on 01595 743 843 and book a session in the studio. (If you don’t… Read the rest...