Archive for June, 2012

Book now to take part in the Creative Writing Course

Posted by on June 26th, 2012 2 Comments
Book now to take part in the Creative Writing Course The Creative Writing Course, usually held at Shetland Arts’ annual fiddle festival Fiddle Frenzy, will this year be taking place during Shetland Arts’ annual book festival Wordplay. The Creative Writing Course will be tutored by TS Elliot Prize winner Jen Hadfield and former George Mackay Brown Fellow Pam Beasant. It will run from the… Read the rest...

Dance Bus comes to Shetland

Posted by on June 25th, 2012 1 Comment
Members of the community invited to take part in a fun day of dance on Saturday 14 July. Thanks to funding from Creative Scotland’s Big Dance Fund, on Saturday 14 July the ‘Dance Bus’ will be making its way around a number of different venues in Shetland. On board the bus will be drummers from… Read the rest...

Volunteers wanted to play crowd extras in BBC drama ‘Shetland’

Posted by on June 22nd, 2012 1 Comment
New BBC crime drama Shetland is looking for volunteers who would like be unpaid crowd extras in a recreation of Up Helly Aa on Sunday 8 July. Shetland stars Douglas Henshall of Primeval fame and is based on the Shetland Quartet crime novels by Ann Cleeves. The drama features Up Helly Aa as a backdrop… Read the rest...

Young local composer to release computer-composed classical music CD

Posted by on June 20th, 2012 1 Comment
Young local composer to release computer-composed classical music CD Young local musician and Shetland College NC Music student, Eamonn Watt, will be releasing his debut album of computer-composed orchestral and piano music, entitled Virtually Conducted 1: Bonhoga, at Bonhoga Gallery on 27 June, 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Eamonn, from Sandwick, has been playing drums in local bands for a number of years but also, more… Read the rest...

‘Hansel of Film’ recognised in Parliament

Posted by on June 18th, 2012 No Comments
'Hansel of Film' recognised in Parliament Shetland Arts is delighted to announce that Jean Urquhart, MSP for the Highlands and Islands, has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament recognising the launch of Hansel of Film. The motion reads: “The Parliament acknowledges the opening of the Hansel of Film 2012, a UK-wide relay stretching from Shetland to Southampton of screenings of… Read the rest...

Highland and Islands Enterprise Chief Executive Mareel Visit

Posted by on June 14th, 2012 No Comments
Alex Paterson (CEO) of Highland and Islands Enterprise enjoyed a visit to Mareel on Tuesday (12 June), watch here his thoughts, impressions and reflections following his visit.  … Read the rest...

Shetland Arts to show last set of Films @ The Garrison

Posted by on June 13th, 2012 No Comments
Shetland Arts to show last set of Films @ The Garrison Shetland Arts is showing its final set of Films @ The Garrison this weekend in preparation for working towards its new 7 days a week, 2 to 3 screenings per day, year round programme of film in Mareel this summer. There will also be one final film screening in The Garrison on Wednesday 20th June:… Read the rest...

Film Wednesdays presents ‘A Separation’

Posted by on June 13th, 2012 No Comments
Film Wednesdays presents 'A Separation' On Wednesday 20th June at 7.30pm, Shetland Arts will be screening A Separation as the last title in its current Film Wednesday season. Films Wednesdays are an opportunity to see some of the best in independent and world cinema, and they will be resumed when Mareel opens later this summer. Set in contemporary Iran, this… Read the rest...

Shetland Arts launches ‘Creative List’

Posted by on June 12th, 2012 No Comments
Shetland Arts launches 'Creative List' Shetland Arts is delighted to announce the launch of the Creative List: an online resource for creative Shetlanders to promote their work, build networks with each other, and provide a point of contact and information for those wishing to enquire about commissions, purchases, education and/or other opportunities. The List allows users to create profiles describing… Read the rest...

Shetland Arts announces Fiddle Frenzy headline acts

Posted by on June 12th, 2012 No Comments
Shetland Arts announces Fiddle Frenzy headline acts Shetland Arts is pleased to announce the headline acts for Fiddle Frenzy 2012. The week will kick off in style on Sunday 5th August with a performance by the Harris Playfair Big Band, this will be the culmination of 6 days intensive workshops with young Shetland Musicians led by the innovative Harris Playfair. Traditional themes… Read the rest...