Archive for May, 2012

‘Roofless’ comes to Shetland

Posted by on May 7th, 2012 No Comments
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 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
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
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
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...