Archive for May, 2012

Film Wednesdays presents ‘Drive’

Posted by on May 28th, 2012 No Comments
On Wednesday 30th May Shetland Arts will be showing Drive at The Garrison Theatre as part of the Film Wednesday season. Film Wednesdays give an opportunity to see some of the best in contemporary independent cinema, and this hard-hitting drama is no exception. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, it stars Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan,… Read the rest...

Film Wednesdays presents ‘Julia’s Eyes’

Posted by on May 14th, 2012 No Comments
Film Wednesdays presents 'Julia’s Eyes' On Wednesday 23rd May, 7.30pm, Shetland Arts will be screening Julia’s Eyes (Los Ojos De Julia) as part of its Film Wednesday season. Film Wednesdays are an opportunity to see some of the best in independent and world cinema, and this intense psychological thriller, directed by Guillem Morales, stars Belen Rueda as the eponymous heroine,… Read the rest...

Shetland Arts announces partnerships with DF Concerts & Events and Atlantic Edge Music Services for Mareel

Posted by on May 14th, 2012 No Comments
Shetland Arts announces partnerships with DF Concerts & Events and Atlantic Edge Music Services for Mareel Shetland Arts is delighted to announce the signing of a unique partnership agreement with DF Concerts & Events to provide a broad range of programming support for Mareel which brings together the UK’s most northerly music venue with one of the country’s largest and most respected promoters. Shetland Arts is also pleased to have secured… Read the rest...

Competition: A Reel for Mareel

Posted by on May 10th, 2012 No Comments
Fiddle Frenzy will be taking place in Shetland Arts’ new venue, Mareel, this year and to celebrate, we’d like to invite you to compose a tune! It must be a reel and will be titled Reel Mareel. The winning entry will be played at a concert during Fiddle Frenzy week by an artist of our… Read the rest...

Calling all knitters!

Posted by on May 10th, 2012 No Comments
Shetland Arts in collaboration with Alzheimer Scotland – action on Dementia. Calling All Knitters! A Knitting Challenge for Shetland For Dementia Awareness Week in June 2012, Shetland Arts is collaborating with Alzheimer Scotland in attempting to create a knitted blanket measuring 710 square metres, made up of 71,000 squares. It represents the number of people… Read the rest...

‘Roofless’ comes to Shetland

Posted by on May 7th, 2012 No Comments
'Roofless' comes to Shetland A giant robotic musical bird will be visiting a number of sites across Shetland in August this year, culminating in a huge celebration event in Lerwick. Shetland is one of five areas of the country selected to take part in Roofless, Scotland’s biggest, most ambitious outdoor arts programme, run by Scottish events company UZ Arts… Read the rest...

Shetland Arts announces Fiddle Frenzy tutors

Posted by on May 7th, 2012 No Comments
Shetland Arts announces Fiddle Frenzy tutors Shetland Arts is pleased to announce the tutors for Fiddle Frenzy 2012. The fiddle tutors this year will include sisters Jenna and Bethany Reid, alongside Angela Fraser, Pauleen Wiseman, Lois Nicol, Cathy Geldard, Helen Whitham and Ross Couper. This year’s guitar tutor is John Hutchison. Jenny Bradley will be teaching knitting and Amy Fisher will… Read the rest...

Donnie Nicolson chosen to launch Hansel of Film relay

Posted by on May 7th, 2012 No Comments
Donnie Nicolson chosen to launch Hansel of Film relay Shetland Arts is delighted to announce that it has chosen a ‘runner’ for the Shetland to Ullapool leg of Hansel of Film. Donnie Nicolson will launch the relay in style by transporting films by Shetlanders in his 1972 MG Midget 1500 from Shetland to Ullapool, via Aberdeen. Funded by the London Organising Committee of the… Read the rest...

New BBC One crime drama, ‘Shetland’

Posted by on May 7th, 2012 No Comments
New BBC One crime drama, 'Shetland' Shetland Arts is pleased to note that acclaimed Scots actor Douglas Henshall has been cast as the lead role in Shetland, a new two-part drama set in the Isles for BBC One, adapted from the series of books by award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves. The powerful murder-mystery is set against the stunning backdrop of our… Read the rest...

West Side Story @ The Garrison Theatre

Posted by on May 3rd, 2012 No Comments
West Side Story @ The Garrison Theatre Film Wednesday audiences are in for a special treat at The Garrison on Wednesday 9th May with a screening of the 1961 film West Side Story. Many film makers have updated Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, but none quite like Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, who set the tale of the star-crossed lovers in the New… Read the rest...