Archive for October, 2009

Curve Foundation Dance Company Performance Postponed

Posted by on October 29th, 2009 No Comments
Shetland Arts regrets that the performance on the 4th November at the Clickimin has had to be postponed.  The performance will be rescheduled for a later date.  Any tickets that have been purchased will be valid for the rescheduled performance or refunds are avaliable from Shetland Box Office. Shetland Arts is bringing Scotland’s most exciting… Read the rest...

Chris Stout & Catriona McKay – Scottish tour Shetland dates

Posted by on October 29th, 2009 No Comments
Media release: Shetland’s internationally renowned fiddler Chris Stout is set to make a welcome return to the islands next week when he and long term musical associate Catriona McKay (harp, piano) play two concerts in Shetland  as part of their Scottish winter tour. The concerts, co-promoted by Atlantic Edge Music Services and Shetland Arts, will… Read the rest...

Africa in Motion Film Festival visits Shetland

Posted by on October 27th, 2009 No Comments
Media Release Some of the best of African film will be screened at the Shetland Museum and Archives on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November, thanks to a collaboration between the Africa in Motion Film Festival, Shetland Film Club and Shetland Arts. Supported by Regional Screen Scotland, the festival proper is taking place in Edinburgh… Read the rest...

Writer John Hudson’s November Residency in Shetland

Posted by on October 22nd, 2009 No Comments
November 1st will see the arrival in Shetland, of award winning writer, editor and film-maker, John Hudson who will take up a month long Creative Writing Residency in the Booth in Scalloway. John Hudson has been working as a freelance writer since 1980; he is extra mural lecturer in English for the University of Glasgow… Read the rest...

Australia study trip ends – holiday begins

Posted by on October 18th, 2009 1 Comment
Well I’ve said goodbye to the ‘Scottish mob’ an apparent term of affection for a group of friendly folk out here in Western Australia. The emotional farewell was at Broome Airport as they set off on their 2 day journey home and I started five days of leave and a follow up on a couple… Read the rest...

GMan Dance Performance at the Museum & Archives

Posted by on October 14th, 2009 No Comments
Shetland Arts is delighted to welcome back to Shetland, dancer and choreographer Martin Robinson. To compliment the Gunnister Man exhibition at Shetland Museum and Archives, Martin is devising an exciting and innovative new dance piece with young local dancers James Watt, Kara Manson, Chris Wright and Mhairi Coutts.  The piece is inspired by the… Read the rest...

Power of Place Launch ‘The POP Phone’

Posted by on October 14th, 2009 No Comments
Power of Place, Shetland’s first year long celebration of architecture and place, have launched The POP Phone as an easy and quirky way for people to take part in the celebrations. Power of Place will run throughout 2010 and will help to raise the profile of architecture, design and construction within Shetland and place this… Read the rest...

Gman at the Museum

Posted by on October 12th, 2009 No Comments
Gman at the Museum To coincide with the Gunnister Man’s artefacts returning to Shetland Museum, 10 contemporary Shetland makers, a journalist, graphic designer and a retired policeman have been researching the Gunnister Man and his story. Makers working in textiles, wood and jewellery are exhibiting their new range at Shetland Museum October 2009-February 2010. For more information see Gman Read the rest...

Orkney 10 Research Trip – update

Posted by on October 12th, 2009 No Comments
10 Shetland-based craft-makers were selected and sponsored by Shetland Arts to travel to Orkney between 23rd and 27th September 09, both to attend the Maker’s Day at Pier Arts Centre organised by Hi-Arts and to research the Orkney Craft Trail. Amongst the benefits of networking and sharing experiences at an event such as this it… Read the rest...

Last days in Melbourne

Posted by on October 10th, 2009 No Comments
Fantastic two days of study visits. Spent some time yesterday morning at a Bonsai tree nursery on the outskirts of Melbourne. Really interesting social firm – operating a well organised commercial wholesale operation that provides employment for a large group of people, with over half people with mental illness and/or learning disabilities. The scale of… Read the rest...