Archive for August, 2009

Mark Kermode heads for the UK’s most northerly bus shelter

Posted by on August 31st, 2009 No Comments
Media release: Mark Kermode heads for the UK’s most northerly bus shelter before welcoming Terence Davies to the Shetland Film Festival Shetland young filmmakers group Maddrim Media will welcome film critic Mark Kermode (and his mum) to be guests of honour to the UK’s smallest film festival screening in the UK’s most northerly bus Shelter… Read the rest...

Shetland Open Art Exhibition at Bonhoga 2009

Posted by on August 25th, 2009 No Comments
Shetland Open 2009 3rd September – 4th October 2009 Bonhoga Gallery – Weisdale Exhibition Preview: Wednesday 2nd September 7.30 – 9pm Shetland Arts’ Bonhoga Gallery will shortly be opening the annual exhibition of work by artists and craft-makers from across Shetland. The Shetland Open is showing at Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill from Thursday 3rd September… Read the rest...

Wordplay 2009 – Fisherman’s Lives

Posted by on August 24th, 2009 No Comments
Wordplay 2009, Shetland Arts’ book festival, will feature a special reading in Room 12, Islesburgh Community Centre at 10.30am on Saturday 5th September, of a work in progress for a fascinating publication planned by local imprint, Hansel Cooperative Press. Prize winning writer and sculptor, John Cumming, the initial instigator of the project said, “Fisherman’s… Read the rest...

Shetland’s 1st Classic Guitar Show

Posted by on August 24th, 2009 No Comments
As part of this year’s Peerie Willie Guitar Festival we’ve teamed up with High Level Music to hold Shetland’s first Classic Guitar Show. The event will take place at Islesburgh Community Centre on Sunday 20th September at 12.00 and will feature displays of rare, historical, unusual and valuable guitars from all over Shetland. Sunday’s event… Read the rest...

Chaucer Made Modern – Youth Theatre Summer Production

Posted by on August 19th, 2009 No Comments
A version of one of the all time classics of English literature will be presented at the Garrison Theatre next week when Shetland Youth Theatre presents its take on Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.   The show, written by Phil Woods is a modern version of the 14th Century original.  In Chaucer’s Middle English work, some two… Read the rest...

Upcoming at Bonhoga, 10 Oct – 15 Nov 09

Posted by on August 18th, 2009 No Comments
Upcoming at Bonhoga, 10 Oct - 15 Nov 09 Chloe Garrick is a young visual artist from Shetland. Since recently completing her BA(Hons) in Visual Communications from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, Chloe has found her interests lie predominately in the field of photography. Chloe’s use of diverse styles and processes has given her the ability to undertake commissions from the likes of… Read the rest...

A Great Gravit, a Plinth and a Hubbard

Posted by on August 15th, 2009 No Comments
London had a very special treat today as Shetland’s famous Great Gravit was taken to dizzy heights accompanied Stuart Hubbard for his 1 hour stint on the Plinth in Trafalgar Square. The Gravit and Stuart took part in Antony Gormley’s One & Other in which Gormley invited the people of the UK to occupy the… Read the rest...

Opportunity to feed into a craft standards survey

Posted by on August 13th, 2009 No Comments
This is for all craftmakers in Shetland, do you remember last year’s visit from Jenna from Creative & Cultural Skills ?  We met with a group of Shetland makers here at Shetland Arts to review the draft Craft Blueprint and many of you provided online feedback. The Craft Blueprint is a workforce plan for Craft… Read the rest...

Bold, boisterous and bawdy

Posted by on August 12th, 2009 No Comments
Rehearsals are well underway for the shetland youth theatre summer production – Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.  30 participants delving into the bawdy mindset of 14th century literature.  A few raised eyebrows at some of the content but the ‘carry on canterbury’ approach seems to be working.  makes a change for the company to be doing a… Read the rest...

Contemporary Shetland craft in Hometrader at Bonhoga

Posted by on August 11th, 2009 No Comments
There’s a nice group of work by eleven Shetland craftmakers and applied artists in  Hometrader, an exhibition of contemporary craft in the Cafe at  Bonhoga Gallery.  Angela Irvine’s woven panels look precious, they were inspired by personal treasures brought home from family members who were in the merchant navy and travelled around the world. If… Read the rest...