Archive for January, 2010

Poetry CPD Postponed

Posted by on January 29th, 2010 No Comments
Shetland Arts regrets that due to severe weather conditions the Poetry CPD session to be held at the library today at 2.30pm has had to be postponed until further notice.  Anyone who was due to attend the session will be contacted with a new date and time.  Shetland Arts would like to apologise for any… Read the rest...

Bonhoga Gallery Closed Today (Friday 29th Jan)

Posted by on January 29th, 2010 No Comments
Unfortunately the Bonhoga Gallery is closed today because of the adverse weather conditions.  We are hoping to open tomorrow as usual but will review the situation later in the day.    If you need to contact the Bonhoga or have any queries please call the Shetland Arts office on 01595 743843.  Shetland Arts apologise for any… Read the rest...

Mirrie Dancers: Cancellation

Posted by on January 29th, 2010 No Comments
Shetland Arts regrets that due to severe weather conditions the Mirrie Dancers functions at Betty Mouats Böd tonight (Friday 29 January) and  Skeld Hall tomorrow (Saturday 30 January) have been canceled. We would like to apologise for any disappointment this may cause.… Read the rest...

Alyn Cosker Quartet to funk Shetland with Feb jazz dates

Posted by on January 22nd, 2010 1 Comment
Drummer Alyn Cosker and his jazz funk quartet will visit Shetland in the first weekend of February to play two concerts and hold educational workshops as part of their national tour. A multi-faceted, all encompassing drummer with blistering technique and a sympathetic ear to all genres, Cosker “has emerged as the top young drummer on… Read the rest...

Cancellation of The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Posted by on January 22nd, 2010 No Comments
Due to a fault with the film, Shetland Arts & Filmobile (Scotland) Ltd regret they are unable to screen “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” at the Garrison Theatre this weekend. Please contact Shetland Box Office at Islesburgh Community Centre, tel. 01595 745 555, to arrange a full refund or exchange of tickets. Additional screenings of… Read the rest...

Lise Sinclair’s Empty Ocean on Radio 3 – 23/1/10

Posted by on January 19th, 2010 No Comments
On Saturday 23rd January at 21:30 Radio 3 are to re-broadcast Jessica Isaac’s programme made in Fair Isle in May 2009 inspired by the song “Empty Ocean” by Fair Isle singer Lise Sinclair which she recorded with composer Damian Montagu from London. The song is based on a poem by Shetland’s Paulo Dante, “The Halibut… Read the rest...

Stand Up Helly Aa at Garrison

Posted by on January 15th, 2010 No Comments
Following on from last year’s successful Stand Up Helly Aa and the Clickimin Comedy Night in August, Shetland Arts has invited the popular Unst-based comedian and actor Sandy Nelson to once again host Stand Up Helly Aa, an alternative evening’s entertainment for those of you who are not attending halls. After the procession is over,… Read the rest...

Changes to Mirrie Dancer Illumination Programme

Posted by on January 15th, 2010 No Comments
Shetland Arts apologises to the residents of Bressay and Lerwick for postponing the illumination, on Bressay, as part of the Mirrie Dancers Illuminations. The next illumination will take place at the Reawick Kirk where the event will be celebrated by a closing, instead of a launch party, on Saturday 30 January. An invitation is extended… Read the rest...

Absent Voices exhibition – Mhairi Killin at Bonhoga

Posted by on January 13th, 2010 No Comments
12 January – 7 February 2010 The New Year at Shetland Arts’ Bonhoga Gallery opens with Absent Voices a new body of work by one of Scotland’s most innovative and dynamic artists.  Over the last twenty years Mhairi Killin has explored the nature of visual language and craft as a signifier of social cohesion and… Read the rest...

Visual Artist Award – applications sought

Posted by on January 12th, 2010 No Comments
The deadline for the latest round of ‘Visual Artist Awards – Shetland Arts in partnership with Scottish Arts Council’, is upon us!  To be eligible you need to be resident in Shetland for at least 12 months prior to applying and be a visual artist with an established body of work.  Applications are invited for… Read the rest...