Artforms

Acclaimed Kora player Seckou Keita comes to Mareel

Posted by on August 24th, 2015 No Comments
Acclaimed Kora player Seckou Keita comes to Mareel Following the critical acclaim of his award-winning collaborative project with Welsh harpist Catrin Finch, the extraordinary Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita comes to Mareel this October as part of his 2015 UK tour. Variously described as a griot (praise singer), composer, djembe master, virtuoso and pioneer, Seckou is a rare type of musician, seated in… Read the rest...

Your chance to have your say on future priorities for film development

Posted by on August 24th, 2015 No Comments
Your chance to have your say on future priorities for film development As part of the events planned during the Screenplay Festival week, Shetland Arts is hosting a meeting to discuss the future priorities for the development of Film in Shetland. The meeting follows on from those previously held on Theatre and Visual Art and Craft. It will take place in Mareel on 2nd of September at… Read the rest...

Screenplay Programme released

Posted by on August 7th, 2015 No Comments
Screenplay Programme released It’s here!  The programme for Screenplay 2015  has been released online, and it’s a good’un! Lindsay Duncan Special guests this year include film and television actor Lindsay Duncan, and actor, writer and director Mark Gatiss. Mark is a familiar face on our television screens through his appearances as Mycroft Holmes on Sherlock (which he… Read the rest...

Song of the Sea

Posted by on July 20th, 2015 No Comments
Song of the Sea Ireland 2014 Cert PG 93 mins Dir Tomm Moore Voice cast David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Lisa Hannigan We know many of you missed this during the summer holiday season, so Screenplay is more than happy to provide another chance to see this enchanting film about selkies, myth and magic. Ben and his little sister Saoirse… Read the rest...

Slow West

Posted by on July 15th, 2015 No Comments
Slow West UK 2015 Cet 15 84 mins Dir John Maclean Cast Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn Directorial feature film debut for Scottish film maker John Maclean, Slow West premiered at the 2015 Sundance Festival where it was awarded the Sundance Institute’s World Jury Prize for drama. Described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘the perfect Western’,… Read the rest...

Bridging the Gap (Documentary Workshop)

Posted by on July 14th, 2015 No Comments
Bridging the Gap (Documentary Workshop) 135 minutes Open to film-makers at any level The Scottish Documentary Institute is hosting a workshop to help film-makers prepare for submissions to Bridging the Gap – Scotland’s flagship short documentary film scheme for new talent. Every year, the initiative provides training and mentorship as well as an £8k budget to get your film made.… Read the rest...

Drawing Workshops with Berenice Carrington

Posted by on July 14th, 2015 No Comments
Drawing Workshops with Berenice Carrington Shetland Arts is hosting a series of workshops with artist Berenice Carrington as part of the new exhibition Unearthed which opens at Bonhoga on 25 July.  The workshops suitable for all levels of experience   Ethnographic drawing Wednesday 29 July 1-4pm Mareel Green Room An introduction to the method that has been the basis for… Read the rest...

Film Development in Shetland – a conversation with Graeme Howell

Posted by on July 13th, 2015 No Comments
Film Development in Shetland - a conversation with Graeme Howell All welcome 60 mins As part of an ongoing series of conversations about the work of Shetland Arts Development Agency we would like to invite you to discuss what the future development priorities for film in Shetland should be with Shetland Arts’ General Manager, Graeme Howell.… Read the rest...

Shooting The Past

Posted by on July 13th, 2015 No Comments
Shooting The Past UK 1999 Cert 15 215 mins inc a short break Dir Stephen Poliakoff Cast Lindsay Duncan, Timothy Spall, Liam Cunningham, Billie Whitelaw An absolute treat – all three episodes of Stephen Poliakoff’s extraordinary play for television about a US property developer who realises that he has a battle on his hands when he tries to… Read the rest...

An Adventure in Space and Time

Posted by on July 13th, 2015 No Comments
An Adventure in Space and Time

Mark Gatiss is an actor, screenwriter and director. He is a member of the comedy team The League of Gentlemen alongside Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and co-writer Jeremy Dyson, and has both written for and acted in the TV series Doctor Who and Sherlock (which he co-created along with Steven Moffat). Other television work includes Nighty Night, Jekyll, The Wind in the Willows and Game of Thrones. He made a three-part documentary series for the BBC on The History of Horror and a documentary about the acclaimed writer of the supernatural, M.R.James. Most recently he appeared as Stephen Gardiner in the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall. Mark has worked extensively in radio, television and theatre, as writer, actor and editor, and Screenplay is delighted to showcase two of the best of his creations for television at the festival.

    --> UK 2013 Cert PG 120 mins inc Q and A (155 with additional screening) Writer Mark Gatiss Dir Terry McDonough Cast David Bradley, Jessica Raine, Roger May, Brian Cox A special one-off drama that travels back to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by… Read the rest...