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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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