Archive for November, 2009

Mareel and the Flea immortalised in a dance

Posted by on November 29th, 2009 No Comments
Extract taken from South Mainland Notebook 23.10.09 Shetland Times 23/10/09 Compliment has Flea reeling As you would expect, Lerwick Old Time Dance Club tends to stick to old time dances, but a recent session was rather different. By special dispensation Alistair Gair, who has taught dancing for over four decades and has in the past… Read the rest...

Fiddle On Magazine highlights Creative Connections

Posted by on November 26th, 2009 No Comments
Fiddle On Magazine featured an article on Creative Connections 2009 written by one of our guests, Ramona Kirkness. You can download a copy of the article here – Shetland’s Homecoming: Event leaves students ‘reeling’ (pdf) Fiddle On magazine website – www.fiddleon.co.uk Read the rest...

Mareel on time, on budget and on track

Posted by on November 24th, 2009 No Comments
The building is now rapidly taking shape. I walked into one of the downstairs rooms today, through a doorway and looked out to sea through a window. Well almost, the block work is only about 1m high. I did however for the first time really get a sense of one of the many spaces in… Read the rest...

An Evening of Poems and Stories with John Hudson

Posted by on November 24th, 2009 No Comments
Shetland Arts Writer in Residence, John Hudson will make the final appearance of his residency in Room 5 of Islesburgh House at 7.30pm on Friday 27th November. Mr Hudson will be joined by a coterie of the local writers who have been involved in the string of workshops, who will give readings of their own… Read the rest...

Launch Event Aberdeen/ Open Call for Submissions to Scottish Digital Shorts 2010

Posted by on November 20th, 2009 No Comments
The Scottish Digital Shorts (SDS) and DigiCult in partnership with Peacock (www.peacockvisualarts.co.uk) will be in Aberdeen on Thursday 26th November to offer local writers, directors and producers a direct route into this professional and award winning short film making scheme. Funded by the UKFilm Council and Scottish Screen, it offers production and development… Read the rest...

Noel Christmas exhibition @ Bonhoga Gallery

Posted by on November 19th, 2009 No Comments
‘The First Noel the angels did sing….’  Well Shetland Arts cannot always supply singing angels but ‘Noel’ is the title for the Christmas exhibition at Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale, which runs from 21 November – 23 December 2009.  The preview is on Friday 20 November at 7.30 pm and a warm welcome is extended to all… Read the rest...

Mareel is officially off the ground

Posted by on November 18th, 2009 1 Comment
It has been a good day on the Mareel site. After 6 months of work under the ground it’s now all go above. A significant milestone in any construction project is the point that the first blocks are laid. That milestone was reached today. The underground work has gone well and apart from some minor… Read the rest...

Angus seeks a Creative facilitator

Posted by on November 17th, 2009 No Comments
Project Blueprint: Angus Council, with Gingko Projects, wish to commission an artist/designer/creative thinker to work with the project team to deliver a working process that will facilitate the engagement of pupils, staff and design practitioners in the design and modification of the school environment, so as to create a dynamic model for embedding creativity and… Read the rest...

Peerie Picters – Da Gaer Box Artists

Posted by on November 17th, 2009 No Comments
Shetland Arts is exhibiting ‘Peerie Picters’ by Da Gaer Box artists as part of the Bonhoga Gallery Touring Programme.  ‘Peerie Picters’ is a series of illustrations by artists from Shetland for Da Gaer Box, a Shetland Dialect resource for primary 1 – 3.  The artists kindly donated their illustrations for this project. The illustrations are… Read the rest...

Culture Delivers – presentation

Posted by on November 10th, 2009 No Comments
Transcript of a presentation made by John Haswell (Drama Development Officer for Shetland Arts) at CULTURE DELIVERS, Shetland Community Planning Summit held on 6th November 2009 at Shetland Museum and Archives Good Afternoon  I would like to start off with a bit of history. 25 years ago I was associate Artistic Director of 7:84 Theatre… Read the rest...