Archive for June, 2011

New national study into small-scale creative finance

Posted by on June 30th, 2011 No Comments
New national study into small-scale creative finance Shetland Arts is pleased to publish today a major new study into the need for and provision of small-scale finance for creative practitioners and the creative sector. The study commissioned by Shetland Arts and carried out by the BoP Consulting through 2010 provides a key insight into the finance needs and habits of creative people… Read the rest...

The Illustrators

Posted by on June 27th, 2011 No Comments
The Illustrators An exhibition of contemporary children’s book illustration curated by author Julia Donaldson and organised by The Park Gallery, Falkirk and Artlink Central is due to start a tour of the UK following the recent news that Julia Donaldson has been appointed Children’s Laureate. It has been announced this week that Shetland Arts’ Bonhoga Gallery is… Read the rest...

Progress on the Mareel site

Posted by on June 22nd, 2011 2 Comments
It’s about time for an update on the construction of Mareel. Those of you that have been following progress will have heard that DITT Construction have had a few set backs in recent months with a couple of subcontractors who were involved in the glazing and the roof, but although progress on the exterior of… Read the rest...

Shetland Youth Theatre performs ‘Five Minute Theatre’

Posted by on June 21st, 2011 No Comments
From 5.00 pm tonight (Tue) until 5.00 pm tomorrow (Wed) The National Theatre of Scotland will be celebrating its fifth birthday by screening over 200 pieces of five minute theatre from all over the country and beyond. The pieces will reflect the depth and range of creativity across the nation. Shetland Arts is delighted that… Read the rest...

RSNO to visit Shetland as part of BBC Music Nation

Posted by on June 16th, 2011 No Comments
RSNO to visit Shetland as part of BBC Music Nation The BBC today (16th June 2011) announced Shetland’s involvement in Music Nation, a weekend of live music events taking place across the UK on 3 & 4 March 2012, with related performances and community activities in the week leading up to it. Thursday 1– Monday 5 March The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will be… Read the rest...

Outdoor Drawing Workshop with Janette Kerr RWA

Posted by on June 9th, 2011 No Comments
Outdoor Drawing Workshop with Janette Kerr RWA To coincide with the opening of Extreme Wave Theory: an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Janette Kerr RWA @ Bonhoga Gallery 25 June – 14 August 2011. Join Janette for an Outdoor Drawing Workshop on Sunday 26 June, 10am-4pm.  … Read the rest...

Travelling Gallery Visit to Shetland

Posted by on June 6th, 2011 No Comments
The Travelling Gallery will be arriving in Shetlandthis month with its latest exhibition, Drawn In.  The exhibition is a fascinating exploration of drawing as a tool for unlocking the imagination, and the visit to the islands is the final part of its fifteen week tour of Scotland. The Travelling Gallery is a custom-built, mobile, contemporary… Read the rest...

Shetland Jazz up for top Scottish award (vote online)

Posted by on June 6th, 2011 No Comments
Shetland Jazz Club Secretary Jeff Merryfield has been nominated as “Jazz Promoter of the Year” in the Scottish Jazz Awards 2011, presented by the Scottish Jazz Federation and Jazz International. Information on the awards can be found on the following website, where you can also vote online (Please note that online voting closes at midnight… Read the rest...

The Mysterious Death of Netta Fornario

Posted by on June 2nd, 2011 No Comments
The Mysterious Death of Netta Fornario Shetland Arts presents The Mysterious Death of Netta Fornario by Mull Theatre and Wildbird in Walls and Lerwick in June.  The Gothic tale of magic, madness, murder and mystery is a stylish production inspired by true events on the Isle of Iona. On the 17th of November 1929, Netta Fornario, aged 32, a practicing Golden… Read the rest...