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Fiddle Frenzy 2015 Packages to go on sale next week

Posted by on January 28th, 2015 No Comments
Shetland Arts has announced that packages for its annual fiddle festival, Fiddle Frenzy, running this year from 2 – 9 August will go on sale on Monday 2 February. The fiddle tutors for this year have also been confirmed. They are: Jenna and Bethany Reid (who are also curators of the festival), Claire White, Gemma… Read the rest...

Upcoming Cinema @ Mareel in January

Posted by on January 14th, 2015 No Comments
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Shetland Youth Theatre to perform Stef Smith’s ‘Remote’ in February

Posted by on January 13th, 2015 No Comments
After a break of three years, Shetland Youth Theatre will perform a production as part of National Theatre Connections, presented by Shetland Arts. The production, entitled Remote is by Stef Smith and will be performed at the Garrison Theatre on the 19 -21 February. Tickets go on sale this Friday (16 January) via Shetland Box… Read the rest...

Northern Lights Ambassadors reveal creative project videos

Posted by on January 6th, 2015 No Comments
The Northern Lights Ambassadors have revealed two videos as part of their creative project inspired by the work of world-famous photojournalist Don McCullin. Funded as part of the ARTIST ROOMS On Tour programme with the support of Arts Council England, the Art Fund and Creative Scotland, the Ambassadors’ work is currently exhibited alongside the ARTIST… Read the rest...

One month left to snap-up Early Bird deal for Shetland’s crime fiction festival

Posted by on January 6th, 2015 No Comments
Shetland Noir, the isles first ever crime fiction festival, running from 13-15 November this year, has issued a reminder to would-be participants to register before the end of January (31 January) to take advantage of the festival’s Early Bird Deal. Winter darkness is usually just beginning to grip the isles come November making a… Read the rest...

Public invited to have their say on future of theatre in Shetland

Posted by on January 5th, 2015 1 Comment
Shetland Arts is inviting members of the public interested in having their say on the future of theatre in Shetland to come along to a discussion at The Garrison on Thursday 15 January, 6-7pm. General Manager of Shetland Arts’, Graeme Howell, said: “We are looking to enter into a discussion with interested parties about how… Read the rest...

Shetland Arts announces line-up for Fiery Sessions 2015

Posted by on December 22nd, 2014 No Comments
Shetland Arts has announced the line-up for Fiery Sessions, its annual traditional music concerts on Up Helly Aa day. The two concerts will star Eunice Henderson & The South Mainland Young Fiddlers, Eart Kyent, Bryan Gear & Violet Tulloch, and the Loris MacDonald Band. Eunice Henderson & The South Mainland Fiddlers are back for a… Read the rest...

Shetland Arts announces line-up for Stand Up Helly Aa

Posted by on December 16th, 2014 No Comments
Shetland Arts has announced the line-up for its annual stand-up comedy show on Up Helly Aa night, Stand Up Helly Aa. This year’s show will be hosted by Sandy Nelson and star special guests Mark Nelson and Stuart Mitchell. Sandy Nelson is an actor, writer and comedian from Glasgow. He put together the annual Stand… Read the rest...

Join us in saying farewell to Gwilym

Posted by on December 11th, 2014 No Comments
We’re holding a little a farewell party for Gwilym in Mareel’s Main Auditorium on Thursday 18 Dec, 6-8pm. Gwilym is moving on to pastures new after 8 years at the helm of Shetland Arts, & you are invited to join us in raising a toast to him. Refreshments, finger food, & good cheer will be… Read the rest...

Lau to play Mareel in June as part of European tour

Posted by on December 2nd, 2014 No Comments
Lau will play Mareel on 26 June 2015, presented by Shetland Arts. Tickets go on sale this Friday (5 Dec). Internationally acclaimed modern folk trio Lau has announced a European tour, including a date in Mareel in June, in support of their highly anticipated forthcoming new album (due for release in May 2015 on Reveal… Read the rest...