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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...

Shetland Youth Theatre Summer Production

Posted by on July 20th, 2011 No Comments
This year’s Shetland Youth Theatre Summer Production will be Salome by Oscar Wilde.  The first meeting and rehearsal will be on Tuesday 26th July in the Garrison Theatre at 2pm.  Dates for the rehearsal schedule will be discussed at this meeting and performances will take place at the end of August.   Anyone who can’t make… Read the rest...

Call for Interest: Shetland-Fife Poetry & Craft Project

Posted by on July 13th, 2011 No Comments
Call for Interest: Shetland-Fife Poetry & Craft Project Shetland-Fife Poetry & Craft Project – FARLIN Farlin has been organised by Shetland Arts and Fife Contemporary Art & Craft in collaboration with StAnza: Scotland’s International Poetry Festival. Farlin: a communal container of herring = a unifying resource of work and nourishment 8 poets and 8 makers from Shetland and Fife will exchange pieces of… 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...

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...

Artist in Residence on board the Swan for the Tall Ships

Posted by on May 27th, 2011 No Comments
Artist in Residence on board the Swan for the Tall Ships For the first time in a Tall Ships Race there will be an artist in residence on one of the vessels.  In a unique partnership between Shetland Arts, Shetland’s restored herring drifter SWAN LK 243, and Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, North Uist, contemporary artist Imi Maufe has been appointed as artist in residence… Read the rest...

Shetland Craft Trail

Posted by on May 17th, 2011 No Comments
Shetland Arts & Crafts Association are proud to announce the launch of Shetland’s first ever Craft Trail.  Around forty craftspeople, artists and related shops and outlets are participating in opening their workshops or studios –to visitors. Some studios are purpose built and professional; sometimes the studio is just a corner of a house – visitors… Read the rest...