Archive for August, 2010

Screenplay starts at The Garrison

Posted by on August 31st, 2010 No Comments
The first Garrison screenings for Screenplay get underway today with ‘Young at Heart’ at 2.00pm. A film about an inspirational group of senior citizens, you may find you need your hankie at the end!  This evening’s classic film is ‘An American in Paris’ with the sublime Gene Kelly, followed by a series of films about… Read the rest...

Film fun up north

Posted by on August 30th, 2010 No Comments
The Fetlar audience provided a great start for Screenplay on Saturday night (and looked after our projectionist in a positively royal manner!).  Sunday saw us at North Haven Care centre showing ‘Simmer Dim’, a smashing piece of archive film about Shetland made by the Methodist Home Mission in the early 1950’s.  Residents, visitors staff and… Read the rest...

Screenplay in Fetlar and North Roe

Posted by on August 28th, 2010 No Comments
Screenplay 2010 starts tonight at Fetlar Community Hall with a screening of ‘Chicago’. Shetland Arts and Shetland Film Club have teamed up to offer screenings around the islands before the festival settles in to The Garrison Theatre next weekend. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Making a Song and Dance’ so ‘Chicago’, with its… Read the rest...

Shetland Youth Theatre; Performance Images of ‘More Light’

Posted by on August 27th, 2010 3 Comments
Latest pictures Of the Youth Theatre’s latest production performed in their most amazing and ambitious venue to date – a 25 metre diameter fish tank!  Bryony Lavery’s ‘More Light’ is an unforgetable experience for both the company and the audience – wind, rain, sunshine, moonlight, midges and an intensely moving journey over an incredible 90… Read the rest...

Calling friendly dogs and their owners……

Posted by on August 26th, 2010 No Comments
We know this is a bizarre request but……..we are looking for half a dozen friendly canines and their owners to join us for a screening of Ken Wardrop’s 5 minute film, ‘Useless Dog’ at the Shetland Livestock Marts at Staney Hill at 11.00am on Thursday 2nd September. We hope this will be picked up by… Read the rest...

Wordplay 2010: Shetland’s 9th Annual Book Festival Full Line Up Announced

Posted by on August 25th, 2010 No Comments
Wordplay 2010 will bring a packed programme of delights to Islesburgh Community Centre in Lerwick on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September. Shetland Arts are delighted to confirm a line up of guests that includes, TV wildlife star, Simon King, leading film critic, Mark Kermode, award winning, best selling novelist, James Robertson and leading playwright,… Read the rest...

First Screenplay screenings start Saturday

Posted by on August 25th, 2010 No Comments
Screenplay 2010 – Film Festival gets underway Screenplay 2010, Shetland Arts’ 4th Film Festival gets underway on Sat. 28th August, starting at Fetlar Community Hall with a screening of Chicago, and again at North Roe Community Hall on Sunday 29th.  Outreach screenings of Sounds Like Teen Spirit will take place in various schools early next… Read the rest...

Evening Classes 2010/11 – learn music tech, arts and crafts with the pros!

Posted by on August 25th, 2010 No Comments
Shetland Arts, in conjunction with Adult Learning and Shetland College, are offering professionally led evening classes in a range of music technology, creative writing, graphic design and textile subjects over the autumn and winter months. All courses are taught by experienced creative industry practitioners. Adult Learning offer a range of other evening classes, details of… Read the rest...

Lilypad Arduino Project

Posted by on August 25th, 2010 No Comments
Shetland Arts has funding to commission three full or part-time craft makers working in textiles to create a small work each using Lilypad Arduino technology as part of the Portage: Extremes of Scale exhibition at Bonhoga in October 2010. Go to the Opportunities page on our website for more information. Closing date for submissions is… Read the rest...

Finger Symbols Jewellery Workshops

Posted by on August 24th, 2010 No Comments
As part of the Finger Symbols exhibition at the Bonhoga Gallery artist Alison Macleod led 2 Jewellery workshops at Shetland Museum & Archives. Rings Workshop: Binding memories encouraged participants to bring along small objects such as shells, pieces from an old family sewing box, old postcards or costume jewellery.  They used binding, sewing and riveting… Read the rest...