Archive for May, 2011

Artist in Residence on board the Swan for the Tall Ships

Posted by on May 27th, 2011 No Comments

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

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Youth Scholarships – Fiddle Frenzy & Harris Playfair Trad Big Band

Posted by on May 26th, 2011 No Comments

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…

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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…

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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.
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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…

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