Archive for December, 2009

Alyn Cosker to play Shetland gigs in Feb

Posted by on December 29th, 2009 No Comments
Jazz drummer Alyn Cosker will be playing two concerts in Shetland with his quartet as part of a tour to support his debut solo album “Lyn’s Une”, recently released on Linn Records. The group will be playing at the Lerwick Town Hall on Friday 5th of February and the Bigton Hall on Saturday the 6th.… Read the rest...

Toll Clock Reception Closure

Posted by on December 23rd, 2009 No Comments
Shetland Arts Reception is closed for the holidays from Thursday 24th December and reopens on Monday 4th January. In the event of an emergency call 07824 335 502… Read the rest...

Snow and ice close Weisdale Mill

Posted by on December 22nd, 2009 No Comments

--> Due to snow and ice in and around the car park of Weisdale Mill, Bonhoga Gallery and the Mill Cafe have been closed today the 22 Dec. A poor forecast for tomorrow has also led to the decision to close the cafe tomorrow due to difficulties for travelling staff. However it is hoped that the… Read the rest...

Shetland Arts Bad Weather Refunds

Posted by on December 21st, 2009 No Comments
It is inevitable that as the frosty snowy weather sets in, and the stormy season gets going that there will be times when those wishing to travel to Shetland Arts’ events will struggle to get to venues or may not feel it is safe or wise to travel. There will also be times when Shetland… Read the rest...

Craft Fair 2009

Posted by on December 14th, 2009 1 Comment
After the enormous success of this year’s Craft Fair at the Clickimin, there’s no let up for the makers as they continue work on their products in the run up to Christmas. Almost 3000 people visited the Shetland Arts and Crafts Association annual Craft Fair over the weekend of 13-15 November. There was work by… Read the rest...

Mirrie Dancers at the Glasshouses

Posted by on December 4th, 2009 No Comments
Hard to believe that the Mirrie Dancers illuminations are now at the halfway point. Tonight’s launch at the Glasshouses at Tingwall is Illumination No. 5 out of a series of ten, and it will run until 11th January. So far the lights have been dancing at Lower Voe, Haroldswick, the Dunes at West Sandwick and… Read the rest...

Sector search for top 50 future female leaders

Posted by on December 3rd, 2009 No Comments
The Cultural Leadership Programme has launched its search for the sector’s top 50 future female leaders. “There are nowhere near enough women in positions of power and influence, whether it be in the cultural and creative industries or other sectors. We need to do everything we can to enable and encourage the next generation.” Jenni… Read the rest...

Gman still with us…

Posted by on December 1st, 2009 No Comments
The Gunnister Man exhibition may have closed at the Museum and returned to Edinburgh but his influence lives on in the Focus Display exhibition cabinet upstairs until February 2010. The Gman project is a collaborative response to the subject of Gunnister Man led by artist and designer Deirdre Nelson. The project involved eight textile makers,… Read the rest...

Gifted makers spread their Winter Warmth

Posted by on December 1st, 2009 No Comments
Shetland makers Emma Blain and Claire Henry (Aamos Designs) and Robyn Inkster, have been selected to exhibit at Gifted, the Christmas exhibition at The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, running now until 10th January 2010. The show, ‘brings together new work from over 20 of Scotland’s most talented craft makers with handmade… Read the rest...