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Stand Up Helly Aa at Garrison

Posted by on January 15th, 2010 No Comments
Following on from last year’s successful Stand Up Helly Aa and the Clickimin Comedy Night in August, Shetland Arts has invited the popular Unst-based comedian and actor Sandy Nelson to once again host Stand Up Helly Aa, an alternative evening’s entertainment for those of you who are not attending halls. After the procession is over,… Read the rest...

Changes to Mirrie Dancer Illumination Programme

Posted by on January 15th, 2010 No Comments
Shetland Arts apologises to the residents of Bressay and Lerwick for postponing the illumination, on Bressay, as part of the Mirrie Dancers Illuminations. The next illumination will take place at the Reawick Kirk where the event will be celebrated by a closing, instead of a launch party, on Saturday 30 January. An invitation is extended… Read the rest...

Noel Christmas exhibition @ Bonhoga Gallery

Posted by on November 19th, 2009 No Comments
‘The First Noel the angels did sing….’  Well Shetland Arts cannot always supply singing angels but ‘Noel’ is the title for the Christmas exhibition at Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale, which runs from 21 November – 23 December 2009.  The preview is on Friday 20 November at 7.30 pm and a warm welcome is extended to all… Read the rest...

Life and creativity of Stuart Henderson – Shetland Arts Project

Posted by on November 3rd, 2009 No Comments
Two years after the tragic road accident that claimed the lives of Stuart Henderson and Marcus MacPherson, ‘Slow for Stuart’ and Shetland Arts have launched a major new arts project. Initial proposals have been agreed to develop a large scale piece of public performance that will act as both a celebration of the life and… Read the rest...

Adrian: Scotland Remembers Adrian Mitchell – Book launch

Posted by on November 3rd, 2009 No Comments
MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 10th November will see the launch of a poetry anthology published in memory of, and in tribute to, the late Adrian Mitchell aka the Shadow Poet Laureate, who died in December 2008. The event will take place in Shetland Library and will begin at 7.30pm. An invitation is extended to all who… Read the rest...

Africa in Motion Film Festival visits Shetland

Posted by on October 27th, 2009 No Comments
Media Release Some of the best of African film will be screened at the Shetland Museum and Archives on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November, thanks to a collaboration between the Africa in Motion Film Festival, Shetland Film Club and Shetland Arts. Supported by Regional Screen Scotland, the festival proper is taking place in Edinburgh… Read the rest...

Shetland Open 2009 prizewinners

Posted by on September 3rd, 2009 No Comments
On a lovely Shetland evening people gathered at Shetland Arts Bonhoga Gallery for the opeinng of the Shetland Open Arts Exhibition 2009. The work on show was very interesting in media used and subject matter chosen. ‘The work in this year’s show is very eclectic and the judges had a difficult job making their choices’… Read the rest...

Shetland Open Art Exhibition at Bonhoga 2009

Posted by on August 25th, 2009 No Comments
Shetland Open 2009 3rd September – 4th October 2009 Bonhoga Gallery – Weisdale Exhibition Preview: Wednesday 2nd September 7.30 – 9pm Shetland Arts’ Bonhoga Gallery will shortly be opening the annual exhibition of work by artists and craft-makers from across Shetland. The Shetland Open is showing at Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill from Thursday 3rd September… Read the rest...

Wordplay 2009 – Welcome to the book zone

Posted by on August 5th, 2009 No Comments
Plans for this year’s book festival are well under way, with a variety of writers and artists set to visit Shetland for Wordplay 2009, Shetland Arts’ 8th annual book festival which will be held in Islesburgh Community Centre on the 5th and 6th of September. One writer who will need very little introduction is Louis… Read the rest...

Bryan Gear and Violet Tulloch fiddle book launch

Posted by on July 30th, 2009 No Comments
Bryan Gear and Violet Tulloch launch Shetland Arts’ third fiddle tune book ‘Kebister Head’ – and other fiddle tunes composed, or as played, by Bobby Peterson. The launch will take place in the Foyer of Shetland Museum on Sunday 2 August at 2.30pm and an invitation is extended to anyone who would like to come… Read the rest...