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Folk Festival gets underway

Posted by on April 28th, 2011 1 Comment
The 2011 Shetland Folk Festival ‘officially’ kicked off in style today with the opening concert at the Festival Club in Islesburgh. We say ‘officially, as the revelry began for many last night as the visiting musicians  made their way north on the ferry, and expectant local musicians warmed up in Lerwick bars. We hope everyone… Read the rest...

Basketmaking Workshop

Posted by on March 17th, 2011 No Comments
Basketmaking Workshop Quarff Hall, 10am-5pm, Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 April. A two day course for adult beginners and basket makers in coiling and looping, exploring the creative potential of ancient basket making techniques with recycled and natural materials from your own environment. Book tickets now Almost anything can be used to make baskets but, in order… Read the rest...

Looney Tunes animation workshop & jazz concert – Sat 5 March

Posted by on February 23rd, 2011 No Comments
Stu Brown's Raymond Scott Project A unique jazz and cartoon film project will take place in Shetalnd at the beginning of March. The Stu Brown Sextet from Glasgow have exclusive rights to play the music of Ray Simpson. Now, Cole Porter you may have heard of, Rogers and Hart you may have heard of, but… Read the rest...

Saxophonist Derek Nash and pianist David Newton Shetland Bound

Posted by on February 1st, 2011 No Comments
Derek Nash As with many people the backdrop to Hogmanay is usually the Jools Holland Hootenannny on the telly. For several years now the smiling face in the front row of saxes has been that of Derek Nash – and this year was no exception. Choice solos in spots by luminary guests like Alison Moyet, Kylie Minogue… Read the rest...

Michael Janisch Quintet: Friday 17 Cancelled

Posted by on December 17th, 2010 No Comments
Due to weather conditions affecting travel Michael Janisch Quintet at Sandwick Social Club Tonight (Friday 17 Dec, 2010) has been cancelled. Please contact Shetland Box Office, Islesburgh Community Centre, 01595 745555 for full refund on cancelled event. At the moment Saturday’s performances are going ahead as planned.  … Read the rest...

Bonhoga Gallery Late Night Opening

Posted by on December 15th, 2010 No Comments
Tonight (Wednesday 15th) is late night shopping night at the Bonhoga Gallery. Come and join us until 8pm on Wednesday 15th December for a magical Christmas shopping experience at the Sprickle an’ Peester exhibition. The gallery is full of the perfect gifts for Christmas (see photographs on Flickr). The cafe will be open too! (Weather… Read the rest...

Arts Focus Survey – How are we doing?

Posted by on November 16th, 2010 6 Comments
How are we doing? Have your say about the work of Shetland Arts In 2007 Shetland Arts piloted a small-scale consultation process called Art Focus. People were invited to focus group meetings to discuss issues for the arts in Shetland. It was a new step for us, and an important one. Although people found lots… Read the rest...

Youth Trad Big Band project

Posted by on July 28th, 2010 No Comments
Shetland is about to see the launch of a new youth ‘super group’ featuring some of the islands’ finest young musicians who, under the tutelage of Harris Playfair, Margaret Scollay and a range of youth tutors, will focus on material which spans jazz and traditional Shetland music with ‘big band’ style arrangements. The as yet… Read the rest...

Showaddywaddy concert to be rescheduled

Posted by on April 16th, 2010 No Comments
Shetland Arts can now confirm the new date for The Showaddywaddy concert at the Clickimin Centre will be Saturday 2nd October. All tickets for the April concert will be valid for the new date, anyone unable to attend and wishing a refund can obtain this from Shetland Box Office, Islesburgh Centre, from Monday 19th April… Read the rest...

What’s on: Previous events

Posted by on February 4th, 2010 No Comments
Previous events For upcoming events: What’s On John Etheridge – Peerie Willie Guitar Season 2010 October events Friday 22 October, Aith Hall (19.30) – £10/8 – John Etheridge & Ben Ferguson Saturday 23 October, St Columba’s Church, Lerwick (da Big Kirk) (19.30) – £12/10 – John Etheridge & Harris Playfair Big Band Project Sunday 24… Read the rest...