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Gwilym Gibbons to leave Shetland Arts after 8 years of service

Posted by on March 6th, 2014 No Comments
Gwilym Gibbons to leave Shetland Arts after 8 years of service Gwilym Gibbons, the Director of Shetland Arts, will leave his job this September having completed eight years with the organisation as its first Director. Gwilym has given notice now (2 months more than contracted) to aid a smooth transition. Gwilym Gibbons said: “It was after careful consideration and with a certain sense of sadness that… 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...

Mareel is hotting up!

Posted by on March 6th, 2012 No Comments
Some good news. Nothing scary has happened in regard to the construction of Mareel in the past month. The new venue is packed full of builders rapidly moving Mareel towards completion. Our Contractor DITT Construction Ltd is on schedule for the end of May handover of the building and we are all working hard together… Read the rest...

Acclaimed film Director Robin Hardy to introduce The Wicker Tree

Posted by on January 30th, 2012 No Comments
We are very excited to announce that Wednesday’s free special screening of The Wicker Tree will be introduced by famed writer and director Robin Hardy, best known for his cult classic The Wicker Man. The Wicker Tree will be screened at The Garrison Theatre on Wednesday night at 7:30pm.… Read the rest...

Shetlander makes big ‘social investment’ into feature film

Posted by on July 4th, 2011 No Comments
Shetlander makes big 'social investment' into feature film B4films announced today their delight that Shetlander George Stroud, CEO of Marin Subsea has injected a six-figure sum of money into the Shetland based feature film, Between Weathers. The Ellon based entrepreneur was captivated by the story, written by Jim Brown and Marc Pye and was really excited about a movie being shot in… Read the rest...

New national study into small-scale creative finance

Posted by on June 30th, 2011 No Comments
New national study into small-scale creative finance Shetland Arts is pleased to publish today a major new study into the need for and provision of small-scale finance for creative practitioners and the creative sector. The study commissioned by Shetland Arts and carried out by the BoP Consulting through 2010 provides a key insight into the finance needs and habits of creative people… Read the rest...

Progress on the Mareel site

Posted by on June 22nd, 2011 2 Comments
It’s about time for an update on the construction of Mareel. Those of you that have been following progress will have heard that DITT Construction have had a few set backs in recent months with a couple of subcontractors who were involved in the glazing and the roof, but although progress on the exterior of… Read the rest...

RSNO to visit Shetland as part of BBC Music Nation

Posted by on June 16th, 2011 No Comments
RSNO to visit Shetland as part of BBC Music Nation The BBC today (16th June 2011) announced Shetland’s involvement in Music Nation, a weekend of live music events taking place across the UK on 3 & 4 March 2012, with related performances and community activities in the week leading up to it. Thursday 1– Monday 5 March The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will be… Read the rest...

Ignition shortlisted for the UK’s Biggest Performance Award

Posted by on May 9th, 2011 No Comments
Ignition shortlisted for the UK's Biggest Performance Award A Proposal for ambitious, large-scale, participatory project in Shetland considered for £175K support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Today, Monday 9th May 2011, the National Theatre of Scotland, in partnership with Shetland Arts, is delighted to announce that an ambitious idea for a large-scale, participatory community project based on Shetland has been shortlisted for one… Read the rest...

Andrew Dixon CEO of Creative Scotland on Mareel

Posted by on May 9th, 2011 No Comments
Andrew Dixon Chief Executive of Creative Scotland, the lead agency for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries was in Shetland last week. During his packed visit he met with Council officials, Elected Members, key staff from Highland and Islands Enterprise, Shetland Arts, he attended the Creative Industries Networking Event on Wednesday night and made a… Read the rest...