Archive for September, 2009

A G’day for Highlands and Islands Social Enterprises

Posted by on September 30th, 2009 1 Comment
Media release – Issued Wednesday September 30 2009 Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is sponsoring two local community run enterprises in a trip to Australia to attend the Social Enterprise World Forum. Representatives of the Shetland Arts Development Agency (SADA) and Argyll Training Limited, along with HIE’s development manager Kerrien Grant, will fly to Melbourne… Read the rest...

Mareel construction update Month 3

Posted by on September 27th, 2009 No Comments
Its been a while since the last update on the construction of Mareel so here is the latest news. Piling works were completed on Friday 21st August. Car park – rock excavation has been completed and work started on grading the site to underside of base course (the level before the final surface – tarmac… Read the rest...

Photographer Wanted for Exciting Project

Posted by on September 18th, 2009 3 Comments
Mirrie Dancers is looking for a photographer to document ten temporary illuminations which will form a Festival of Light taking place in locations throughout Shetland during autumn/winter 2009-10.… Read the rest...

Exciting Opportunities for Shetland Artists

Posted by on September 18th, 2009 No Comments
Shetland Arts is currently advertising four great opportunities for artists and creative practitioners in Shetland. Created Space is an ongoing garden design project at Arheim, Quoys involving a partnership between Shetland Arts, Independent Living Project and Hjaltland Housing Association. The garden has been designed by Independent Living Project tenants working alongside two professional artists over… Read the rest...

Shetland Open 2009 prizewinners

Posted by on September 3rd, 2009 No Comments
On a lovely Shetland evening people gathered at Shetland Arts Bonhoga Gallery for the opeinng of the Shetland Open Arts Exhibition 2009. The work on show was very interesting in media used and subject matter chosen. ‘The work in this year’s show is very eclectic and the judges had a difficult job making their choices’… Read the rest...

Follow Mark Kermode in Shetland on Twitter

Posted by on September 3rd, 2009 No Comments
Mark Kermode arrived in Shetland yesterday for Shetland Arts’ third annual film Festival, Screenplay. You can follow Mark on his trip around the isles on wittertainment on Twitter.… Read the rest...

Shetland Guitar Festival 2009 – dates, venues and artists

Posted by on September 3rd, 2009 1 Comment
Media release: The 2009 Shetland Guitar Festival will take place between Friday 18th and Sunday 20th September with concerts in Unst, Lerwick, Brae and Bigton, educational events in schools throughout Shetland and the Classic Guitar Show and Trade Fair on Sunday 20th in Islesburgh Centre. Known locally as the “Peerie Willie” Guitar Festival, the Shetland… Read the rest...

Maddrim Screenplay Trailer 2009 – Be there

Posted by on September 2nd, 2009 No Comments
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Visual Artist Award for Andrew Morrison

Posted by on September 2nd, 2009 3 Comments
In conjunction with a new Visual Artist Award scheme run by Shetland Arts, a show of recent prints by Andrew Morrison will be exhibited in the Mill Cafe at Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill from 3 September – 4 October for the duration of the Shetland Open Art Exhibition, and at Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick throughout… Read the rest...

Wordplay 2009 – Hit Show Comes to Book Festival

Posted by on September 1st, 2009 No Comments
Wordplay 2009, Shetland Arts annual book festival will feature two performances of the acclaimed puppet show, The Man Who Planted Trees. The hit show will be performed in Islesburgh Community Centre on both days of the festival. The Edinburgh based Puppet State Theatre Company are on their first visit to Shetland, just another stop on… Read the rest...