Archive for February, 2010

Rescheduled Board Meeting

Posted by on February 18th, 2010 No Comments
The postponed February Board meeting has been rescheduled to Saturday 20th February at 11.15am in the Radio Room, Islesburgh Community Centre.… Read the rest...

Opportunity to perform with Dance Ihayami

Posted by on February 16th, 2010 No Comments
Shetland Arts is delighted to offer the opportunity for anyone interested in dance to perform with Dance Ihayami who will be visiting Shetland in March.  Dance Ihayami is a groundbreaking Scottish based classical Indian dance company that has captivated audiences in Scotland and abroad for many years.  During the week beginning 15th March members of… Read the rest...

“Small Expectations” by Donald S Murray: Multi-Venue Book Launch

Posted by on February 16th, 2010 No Comments
Friday 26th February will see the launch of “Small Expectations” the latest book by Donald S Murray, published by Two Ravens Press. This unique event will be held simultaneously in Lerwick (at Shetland College), Inverness (UHI MIllenium Institute), Stornoway (Lewis Castle College), Kirkwall (Northern College), and Skye (Sabhal Mor Ostaig) via the video network of… Read the rest...

Writer in Residence for March

Posted by on February 16th, 2010 No Comments
Acclaimed writer, Choman Hardi will be returning to Shetland in March 2010, to take up a month long Creative Writing Residency. Choman Hardi is a poet, translator and painter, born in Iraqi Kurdistan. She arrived in the UK in 1993, having twice had to flee to Iran with her family, in 1975 and in 1988… Read the rest...

Shetland Jazz Club meeting reminder – Tuesday 16th Feb

Posted by on February 15th, 2010 No Comments
Shetland Jazz Club is to hold a meeting in Shetland Arts’ offices at 7pm in the Toll Clock Centre, Lerwick, tomorrow (Tuesday) night. The club is going through a process of transition – from a period of little or no activity to a potential for a significant increase in the provision of an exciting programme… Read the rest...

Chief Executive of Creative Scotland announced

Posted by on February 12th, 2010 No Comments
Creative Scotland 2009 Ltd has just announced that the Chief Executive of Scotland’s national arts and culture body, Creative Scotland, will be Andrew Dixon of the NewcastleGateshead Initiative for the last five years.  Andrew has 30 years’ experience of working in the arts media and creative industries. Full details on the Creative Scotland website.Read the rest...

Films @ The Garrison – This Weekend *FRIDAY 12, UPDATE

Posted by on February 12th, 2010 No Comments
Shetland Arts and Filmobile (Scotland) Ltd are pleased to announce that all screenings of the films “Its Complicated”, “Nowhere Boy”, “Did You Hear About the Morgans?”, “Nine” and “Where The Wild Things Are” for 11-14 February will be run as scheduled. See film schedule PDF.… Read the rest...

Not the Valentine’s Ball – an alternative Valentine event

Posted by on February 12th, 2010 No Comments
If you’ve had enough of hearts, flowers and the loved-up excesses of this time of year, head to the Library tonight at 7pm  for a 7.30pm start, for an event which acknowledges the dark side of love. Shetland Arts and Shetland Library have put together a programme of local writers, readers and musicians to highlight… Read the rest...

Timo Jokela: Northern Traces: 1999-2009

Posted by on February 8th, 2010 No Comments
Sometimes an art exhibition is particularly pertinent. The new show opening this weekend at Shetland Arts’ Bonhoga Gallery is appropriate considering the weather we have experienced over the past two months. Northern Traces introduces the extraordinary practice of Timo Jokela, a leading pioneer of Environmental and Community Art in his native Lapland.  Many of the… Read the rest...

What’s on: Previous events

Posted by on February 4th, 2010 No Comments
Previous events For upcoming events: What’s On John Etheridge – Peerie Willie Guitar Season 2010 October events Friday 22 October, Aith Hall (19.30) – £10/8 – John Etheridge & Ben Ferguson Saturday 23 October, St Columba’s Church, Lerwick (da Big Kirk) (19.30) – £12/10 – John Etheridge & Harris Playfair Big Band Project Sunday 24… Read the rest...