Archive for May, 2011

Artist in Residence on board the Swan for the Tall Ships

Posted by on May 27th, 2011 No Comments
Artist in Residence on board the Swan for the Tall Ships For the first time in a Tall Ships Race there will be an artist in residence on one of the vessels.  In a unique partnership between Shetland Arts, Shetland’s restored herring drifter SWAN LK 243, and Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, North Uist, contemporary artist Imi Maufe has been appointed as artist in residence… Read the rest...

Youth Scholarships – Fiddle Frenzy & Harris Playfair Trad Big Band

Posted by on May 26th, 2011 No Comments
Youth Scholarships - Fiddle Frenzy & Harris Playfair Trad Big Band Shetland Arts is offering free scholarship places for young musicians from Scotland’s Islands to visit Shetland and take part in two exiting music events this summer. Scholarship students will participate in The Harris Playfair Youth Trad Big Band Project and Fiddle Frenzy, our renowned fiddle school that comprises a week long programme of tuition from… Read the rest...

Film screening: The Pipe – Saturday 21st May

Posted by on May 18th, 2011 No Comments
On Saturday 21st May Shetland Film Club will be screening The Pipe at the Shetland Museum and Archive at 7.30pm. Currently being screened at festivals around the world, where it is gathering a great deal of critical acclaim, this is a documentary about a small community being torn apart by the advent of a large… Read the rest...

Olympic Torch to visit Shetland

Posted by on May 18th, 2011 No Comments
It has today (18 May) been announced that the 2012 Olympic Torch will visit Shetland en-route to the Games in London. The route will include Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh together with Shetland, Orkney  and Lewis. The torch is expected in Shetland on Sunday 10th June, day 23 of the relay. More news to… Read the rest...

Shetland Craft Trail

Posted by on May 17th, 2011 No Comments
Shetland Arts & Crafts Association are proud to announce the launch of Shetland’s first ever Craft Trail.  Around forty craftspeople, artists and related shops and outlets are participating in opening their workshops or studios –to visitors. Some studios are purpose built and professional; sometimes the studio is just a corner of a house – visitors… Read the rest...

Nova Scotia Jazz Band in Shetland this weekend (13-14 May)

Posted by on May 10th, 2011 No Comments
- Nova Scotia Jazz Band Guest blog by Jeff Merrifield, Shetland Jazz Club One of the big successes at the last Glasgow Jazz Festival was the performance of the Nova Scotia Jazz Band in the special showcase of Scottish bands. This is an exceptionally good band, primarily for the playing of cornet player Mike Daly, described as ‘the best kept… Read the rest...

Ignition shortlisted for the UK’s Biggest Performance Award

Posted by on May 9th, 2011 No Comments
Ignition shortlisted for the UK's Biggest Performance Award A Proposal for ambitious, large-scale, participatory project in Shetland considered for £175K support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Today, Monday 9th May 2011, the National Theatre of Scotland, in partnership with Shetland Arts, is delighted to announce that an ambitious idea for a large-scale, participatory community project based on Shetland has been shortlisted for one… Read the rest...

Andrew Dixon CEO of Creative Scotland on Mareel

Posted by on May 9th, 2011 No Comments
Andrew Dixon Chief Executive of Creative Scotland, the lead agency for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries was in Shetland last week. During his packed visit he met with Council officials, Elected Members, key staff from Highland and Islands Enterprise, Shetland Arts, he attended the Creative Industries Networking Event on Wednesday night and made a… Read the rest...

Minutes of Mareel Stakeholders Meeting – 21st April 2011

Posted by on May 6th, 2011 No Comments
The most recent meeting of Mareel Stakeholders was held Thursday 21st April, click here to see the minutes. The next meeting of this group will be Wednesday 15th June, 6.30pm at Islesburgh Community Centre. Meeting details are posted on the Mareel Stakeholders Meeting Event on Facebook This meeting is open to the public, and anyone… Read the rest...

Open Winners Exhibition at Bonhoga – opens Fri 6th May

Posted by on May 6th, 2011 No Comments
Open Winners Exhibition at Bonhoga - opens Fri 6th May Progressions – An exhibition of work at Bonhoga Gallery by the five winners of the 2010 Shetland Open Portrait Awards: John Carolan, Mandy Tait, Amy Irvine, Jayne Kelly and Claire Laurenson. Public Opening Friday 6th May, 5-7pm. The exhibition runs until Sunday 19th June. The exhibition will be complemented by two shows in the Lower… Read the rest...