Archive for July, 2009

Event and Festivals Strategy tenders invited

Posted by on July 31st, 2009 No Comments
Shetland Islands Council Economic Development Unit in partnership with Shetland Arts is developing Shetland’s first Event and Festivals Strategy. To move this work forward the The Council is inviting Tenders from individuals or companies interested in researching, developing and preparing an events strategy for Shetland.  Deadline Tenders will be 21 August at 12 Noon. See… Read the rest...

Bryan Gear and Violet Tulloch fiddle book launch

Posted by on July 30th, 2009 No Comments
Bryan Gear and Violet Tulloch launch Shetland Arts’ third fiddle tune book ‘Kebister Head’ – and other fiddle tunes composed, or as played, by Bobby Peterson. The launch will take place in the Foyer of Shetland Museum on Sunday 2 August at 2.30pm and an invitation is extended to anyone who would like to come… Read the rest...

Creative Connections Clickimin Comedy

Posted by on July 29th, 2009 No Comments
Creative Connections Clickimin Comedy Clickimin Comedy poster As part of Creative Connections 2009 Shetland Arts is staging “Clickimin Comedy”, a stand up comedy night on Friday 7th August at 8.30pm in the Clickimin Centre, Lerwick. The line up comprises visiting comedians Michael Redmond, Steven Dick and Eilidh MacAskill together with local comedian Les Sinclair and compère Sandy Nelson. Nelson,… Read the rest...

Bryan Gear and Violet Tulloch launch fiddle tune book

Posted by on July 29th, 2009 No Comments
Media release: Bryan Gear and Violet Tulloch launch Shetland Arts’ third fiddle tune book ‘Kebister Head’ – and other fiddle tunes composed, or as played, by Bobby Peterson.  The launch will take place in the Foyer of Shetland Museum on Sunday 2 August at 2.30pm and an invitation is extended to anyone who would like… Read the rest...

July Mareel site progress in images

Posted by on July 28th, 2009 No Comments
Our main contractor and their piling subcontractor are making good progress. The major groundworks are now well underway with the piling contractor busy drilling down to bed rock,  then filling the deep narrow holes with reinforced concrete. These 100+ piles will effectively provide a set of stilts that the building will sit on.… Read the rest...

Creative Connections 2009

Posted by on July 28th, 2009 No Comments
Media release: Shetland Arts’ Creative Connections is a marathon, seven-day and night festival, celebrating the contemporary creative culture of Shetland, incorporating four summer schools, cultural and creative visits across the islands, showcase concerts and dances, a specially curated exhibition and an artist residency.  This event is part of Scotland’s Year of Homecoming and takes place… Read the rest...

Diaspora exhibition at Bonhoga Gallery 1 – 31 August 2009

Posted by on July 28th, 2009 No Comments
Media release: Shetland Arts is taking part in Homecoming Scotland 2009’s celebrations with Creative Connections Shetland, a programme of summer schools, concerts, events and a residency in August, beginning with the new exhibition, ‘Diaspora’, at Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill.  The show runs from 1 – 31 August with a preview on 31 July at… Read the rest...

Every £1 spent on Cultural Planning* saves almost £14!

Posted by on July 25th, 2009 No Comments
A recent Social Return on Investment Audit supported by the Scottish Government investigating the work Fablevision in Glasgow shows that for every £1 invested in Fablevision, the Government saves almost £14 they would otherwise have had to spend on employability, health care or other “mopping up” services. Nicola Sturgeon said: “I am impressed with the… Read the rest...

Euripides’ Medea – premiere at Garrison Theatre tonight

Posted by on July 24th, 2009 No Comments
Don’t miss Open Door Drama’s production of Euripides’ tale of betrayal and madness, adapted by Liz Lochhead, showing at The Garrison Theatre on Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July at 7.30pm. Tickets can be obtained at the door, or from Shetland Box Office, Islesburgh Community Centre – 01595 745555 The story so far… Read the rest...

Music funding opportunities – update 24-07-09

Posted by on July 24th, 2009 2 Comments
Here’s a round-up of some of the funding currently available for music related projects. If you’d like more information on any of these funds or assistance with the application process please contact us. Please note that many funders require applications to be submitted several weeks or even months before your project is due to… Read the rest...