Archive for May, 2010

Swedish Ethno Camp opportunity for young folk musicians

Posted by on May 31st, 2010 No Comments
Organisers of the annual Ethno World Music Camp in Sweden have kindly offered free places to four young musicians from Shetland. The ten-day event comprises workshops, seminars, concerts and social events, culminating in a showcase performance at the famous outdoor folk culture museum Skansen, Stockholm. The camp is based in Rättvik, a town 300 km… Read the rest...

Who Cares?

Posted by on May 31st, 2010 No Comments
The Westside Players are performing their latest production next week in Walls.  ‘Who Cares?’ is the result of a three way partnership between the theatre group, Shetland Arts and The Shetland Mental Health team. The project started with a meeting last year when the drama group indicated to the Mental Health Team that they would… Read the rest...

Portage: Crossing Points Mini Site

Posted by on May 28th, 2010 No Comments
Follow tweets from visitors online and live from Bonhoga Gallery along with the latest videos from the first of the three Portage exhibitions this year, Portage: Crossing Points. Public Opening Friday 28 May, 7.30pm – 9.00pm. The mini site can be found here:  Portage: Crossing Points Mini Site And press release for more information: Digital Read the rest...

Kevin Bridges at the Garrison Theatre

Posted by on May 27th, 2010 4 Comments
Kevin Bridges at the Garrison Theatre Kevin Bridges at the Garrison Theatre IN RESPONSE TO THE HIGH DEMAND FOR TICKETS, SHETLAND ARTS ARE CURRENTLY IN DISCUSSION WITH OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS ABOUT MOVING THE GIG TO A DIFFERENT VENUE. WE WILL PUBLISH FURTHER INFORMATION AS SOON AS WE CAN CONFIRM IT. Off The Kerb and Shetland Arts are delighted to announce… Read the rest...

Everyone’s a critic……..

Posted by on May 26th, 2010 No Comments
Shetland Film Critic of the Year Competition Do you have strong opinions about films? Would you like to share them? As Mareel steadily rises from the ground Shetland Arts is looking for the best local reviewers who can get across what a film means to them in an entertaining and engaging way. Whether you want… Read the rest...

Digital Kists, Networked Necklaces and Long Distance Lovers

Posted by on May 24th, 2010 1 Comment
UK’s First Exhibition of Digital Jewellery and Interactive Craft Opens in The Shetland Islands Portage: Crossing Points (29 May – 27 June), Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland. The Shetland Islands are a fitting location for the UK’s first exhibition dedicated solely to digital jewellery and interactive craft. The word Portage means to transport or carrying something. This,… Read the rest...

Film Makers Wanted for Screenplay2010

Posted by on May 17th, 2010 No Comments
Screenplay 2010 – Shetland’s Film Festival – is calling for submissions from Shetland film makers of any age (i.e., Shetlanders by birth or residency, and those currently in higher education) for inclusion at the festival. Click here for further details and to download a submission form.… Read the rest...

Simon King in Shetland to talk about and sign copies of his new book Shetland Diaries

Posted by on May 7th, 2010 No Comments
Award winning film maker, presenter of Spring Watch and best-selling author Simon King will be taking about his new book Shetland Diaries at the Town Hall, Upper Hillhead, Lerwick on Thursday 13th May at 7.30pm.  Entry is free.  for all enquires, please contact the Town Hall on 01595 693535 or info@shetland.gov.uk or Shetland Times bookshop… Read the rest...

White Below, a collection of short stories and poems by Shetland writers

Posted by on May 7th, 2010 No Comments
White Below, published by Hansel Cooperative Press, is a collection of short stories and poems by six Shetland writers.  As the title suggests, the writing focuses on Shetland’s fishing culture, and the writers involved have used conversations with fishermen, gutters and their families, to develop new works with a common theme. Laureen Johnson, who researched… Read the rest...