Archive for August, 2011

Craigiebuckler String Ensemble concert 9th September

Posted by on August 31st, 2011 1 Comment
Craigiebuckler String Ensemble concert 9th September On Friday 9th September the Big Kirk in Lerwick opens its doors to the Craigiebuckler String Ensemble who will be performing Strauss Prelude for Sextet from ‘Capriccio’, Vivaldi’s double concerto for two cellos RV 531 in G minor and Brahms Sextet no.2 in G major. The Craigiebuckler String Ensemble was formed in 2010 and brings… Read the rest...

Listen with Others

Posted by on August 30th, 2011 No Comments
Listen with Others Last Saturday was the first in the series of readings for children at Bonhoga as part of The Illustrators exhibition. Janice Armstrong, local author of The Grumpy Old Sailor and A Midsummer Foy, read to a group of children (and their grown ups) in the gallery surrounded by the wonderful illustrations from books by Julia… Read the rest...

Distruptions to Shetland Box Office service

Posted by on August 26th, 2011 No Comments
Due to essential maintenance, the Shetland Box Office website (www.shetlandboxoffice.org) will be offline from 8.00am Saturday 27 August until 6pm Sunday 28 August 2011. For any box office/ticketing queries please contact Shetland Box Office on 01585 745555. Shetland Arts and Shetland Islands Council apologies for any inconvenience caused by this essential maintenance work.… Read the rest...

Screenplay 2011

Posted by on August 24th, 2011 No Comments
Screenplay 2011 Shetland Arts’ annual film festival, Screenplay 2011, kicks off this weekend, and runs from 26th August to 4th September. For the fifth year in a row, Screenplay will be co-curated by Professor Linda Ruth Williams and film critic Mark Kermode. This year they will be joined by film producers Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, who… Read the rest...

Wordplay 2011

Posted by on August 24th, 2011 No Comments
Wordplay 2011 Wordplay 2011, the tenth Book Festival is run by Shetland Arts Development Agency. The festival will be held in Islesburgh Community Centre, in Lerwick and will feature a stunning cast of writers, comedians, journalists, broadcasters, visual artists, no less than three makers (poet laureates) and at least one CBE. It will run from 6.30pm on… Read the rest...

Shetland Youth Theatre Performs Oscar Wilde’s ‘Salome’

Posted by on August 18th, 2011 1 Comment
Shetland Youth Theatre Performs Oscar Wilde's 'Salome' For a company that has a reputation for staging theatrical productions in unusual, site specific locations, Shetland Youth Theatre would at first sight appear to have embraced tradition by electing to perform its latest production at the Garrison Theatre next week. The production in question is Oscar Wilde’s 1891 classic piece Salome.  Based on the… Read the rest...

Voluntary Arts Survey – a Chance to Win 300 Pounds

Posted by on August 11th, 2011 No Comments
Voluntary Arts Scotland have just launched the National Voluntary Arts Survey which is aimed at finding out the size, range and function of the voluntary arts and crafts sector in Scotland.  They are looking for arts and craft groups throughout Scotland to contribute to this research by completing a survey which will get entered into… Read the rest...

Fiddle Frenzy 2011 kicks off on Sunday

Posted by on August 3rd, 2011 No Comments
Harris Playfair Big Band Sunday 7th Aug sees the start of this year’s Fiddle Frenzy, a marathon seven-day and night music festival and summer school celebrating the contemporary culture of Shetland. ' Harris Playfair Youth Big Band Fiddle Frenzy’s showcase concerts will feature Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham headlining the opening night concert on Sunday 7th August with Bodega,… Read the rest...