Archive for July, 2010

Look out for the mailboats

Posted by on July 30th, 2010 2 Comments
Bottles containing messages were cast overboard on July 21st in the Minch in a southerly wind and a flood tide - organisers hope some will reach Shetland Read the rest...

Youth Trad Big Band project

Posted by on July 28th, 2010 No Comments
Shetland is about to see the launch of a new youth ‘super group’ featuring some of the islands’ finest young musicians who, under the tutelage of Harris Playfair, Margaret Scollay and a range of youth tutors, will focus on material which spans jazz and traditional Shetland music with ‘big band’ style arrangements. The as yet… Read the rest...

Westside Cluster

Posted by on July 23rd, 2010 No Comments
Those of you who have read the article in today’s Shetland Times will be aware that Shetland Arts is proposing to develop the area around Weisdale Mill under the working title of the Westside Cluster.  A financially and environmentally sustainable hub will be established with strong community and tourism elements building on the success of… Read the rest...

August Films @ the Garrison

Posted by on July 21st, 2010 No Comments
August Films @ the Garrison Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 August– The Garrison Theatre, Lerwick. August films at The Garrison are: Shrek Forever After (u): the Scottish swamp-dweller is back for his fourth adventure, and this time he makes an ill-advised pact with Rumpelstiltskin which finds himself banished to a Shrek-less version of the land of Far Away where Rumpelstiltskin… Read the rest...

Kevin Bridges – more tickets available

Posted by on July 20th, 2010 No Comments
Kevin Bridges – more tickets available Kevin Bridges, coming to the Clickimin Centre in October Following the huge demand for tickets when they went on sale recently, Shetland Arts have been in discussion with all parties involved, and are delighted to announce that the stand-up show scheduled for the Garrison Theatre on Thursday 21 October has been moved to the Clickimin… Read the rest...

Portage: Finger Symbols

Posted by on July 16th, 2010 No Comments
Shetland Arts received curatorial and programme development funding from the Scottish Arts Council in 2008.  This was used in the research and development of ideas for the exhibition of contemporary craft in Shetland.  The theme of Portage was relevant to our location and the Portage Team of Clair Aldington, Hazel Hughson and Mary Smith went… Read the rest...

First images of the Mareel Recording Studio

Posted by on July 14th, 2010 4 Comments
Mareel construction has now reached roof level. All but a few last bits of block work have now been completed and the roof is under construction. I have uploaded 24 new images of Mareel and added commentary (Click on full screen and ‘Show Info’ to read) to almost all of them to give you an… Read the rest...

Wordplay/Screenplay 2010

Posted by on July 14th, 2010 No Comments
Wordplay 2010, Shetland’s 9th annual Book Festival will be held on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of September at Islesburgh Community Centre. The festival will contain a wide variety of events for people of all ages. Guests will include best selling writer and award winning broadcaster, Simon King, Costa Prize winning poet Christopher Reid and… Read the rest...

The Shetland Open 2010 – Call for Entries

Posted by on July 7th, 2010 No Comments
The Open welcomes entries from amateur, professional and student artists and craft makers, aged 18 and over, who are linked to Shetland by birth, education or residency. This year the Shetland Open is changing… it will now take place as a biennial (every two years), with an exhibition by the prize winners in each intervening… Read the rest...

Art Plus: jewellery + drawing with wire

Posted by on July 7th, 2010 No Comments
Art Plus: jewellery + drawing with wire Brooch by Alison Macleod CPD EVENT: Monday 16 August 2010, Bonhoga Gallery, 4.30-6.30pm. An illustrated talk and workshop by Alison Macleod, award winning jeweller & graduate of Edinburgh College of Art. More information – Art Plus CPD event 16 August 2010 pdfRead the rest...