Artforms

Literary Stars line up for Shetland Noir.

Posted by on June 29th, 2015 No Comments
A galaxy of crime fiction writers are set to appear at Mareel this November for Shetland Noir, Shetland’s first ever festival of crime fiction, including local author Marsali Taylor, and Shetland’s very own Ann Cleeves.   As well as the six special guest authors, Arne Dahl, Hakan Nesser, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Alex Gray, Denise Mina and… Read the rest...

If you love music, go and see Lau, by Lewie Peterson

Posted by on June 12th, 2015 No Comments
If you love music, Lewie Peterson reckons you’d better go and see Lau.  Have a look below and see why. When a fiddle player, accordionist and guitarist decided to jam in a kitchen in Edinburgh, few would imagine that a decade later they would become one of the leading lights in the Scottish music scene.… Read the rest...

LAU ON TOUR: Week Two.

Posted by on June 9th, 2015 No Comments
LAU ON TOUR: Week Two. Tim Matthews fills us in on the second installment of Lau’s tour.  This time there’s cake! WEEK TWO: UK Siobhan in the light   Day 1 – Glasgow We all arrive in Newcastle from our various directions: me fresh from a night bouncing across the North Sea, and Lau fresh from their BBC 2 radio… Read the rest...

Meaghan and Amythyst bring a taste of Southern Fried Festival to Shetland

Posted by on June 9th, 2015 No Comments
Meaghan and Amythyst bring a taste of Southern Fried Festival to Shetland Meaghan Blanchard Shetland Audiences will experience a taste of The South next month, when country artists Meaghan Blanchard and Amythyst Kiah play Mareel on 28th July.  The event, which is presented by Shetland Arts, is being run in association with Perth’s Southern Fried Festival. Meaghan Blanchard is a singer-songwriter from Prince Edward Island in Canada.… Read the rest...

NOISE to produce Shetland Opera penned by Chris Stout, Gareth Williams & Sian Evans

Posted by on June 9th, 2015 No Comments
NOISE to produce Shetland Opera penned by Chris Stout, Gareth Williams & Sian Evans Hirda is a new opera for Shetland commissioned and produced by NOISE (New Opera In Scotland Events), supported by Creative Scotland and Shetland Arts. It is a collaboration between Shetland fiddler and composer, Chris Stout, classical composer Gareth Williams, and librettist Sian Evans, a Welsh playwright and linguist. The opera will be premièred in Mareel… Read the rest...

Scottish Ensemble announce 2015/16 Shetland concerts & residency.

Posted by on June 2nd, 2015 No Comments
Scottish Ensemble announce 2015/16 Shetland concerts & residency. Scottish Ensemble, the UK’s only professional string orchestra, give their first ever concert series on Shetland. Working in association with Shetland Arts, as part of the group’s 2015-16 season, they will bring three contrasting chamber music concerts to the island, showing the focused possibilities of sound that can be achieved with a smaller group of… Read the rest...

Shadowed Valley

Posted by on June 2nd, 2015 No Comments
Shadowed Valley Artist Fraser Taylor returns to Shetland 6 June – 19 July 2015 Public Opening 5 June 6pm – 7.30pm During June and July, Bonhoga Gallery is proud to be showing an exhibition of work based on the history of the Weisdale valley. ‘Shadowed Valley’, the title of the exhibition, is taken from the book of… Read the rest...

‘Eye Can Draw’ exhibition on display in Upper Cafe bar.

Posted by on May 27th, 2015 No Comments
'Eye Can Draw' exhibition on display in Upper Cafe bar. The wall space in the Upper Café Bar at Mareel has been transformed this week with the new exhibition, Eye Can Draw. Bringing together the work of two artists Jackie Smith and Dawson Murray, the exhibition explores the use of eye-tracking technology as a drawing tool for those with limited or no mobility. Both Jackie… Read the rest...

Newly released single ‘Bonfire’ by Eve Maguire

Posted by on May 21st, 2015 No Comments
Newly released single 'Bonfire' by Eve Maguire                   Battery Park Records, the student run record label based in Mareel, is geared up for its third online release. Eve Maguire, a Shetland based singer-songwriter, has released her new track called “Bonfire” which is now available on Battery Park’s Bandcamp page for 80p at batteryparkrecords.bandcamp.com The… Read the rest...

Lau on Tour – Week One

Posted by on May 21st, 2015 No Comments
Lau on Tour - Week One First week of the Lau Springtime tour saw us heading off to the continent. We loaded up the van in Edinburgh and caught the Newcastle-Amsterdam ferry. Plenty to do on this boat with casino, restaurants, live band and a pop quiz. The lively sea made for some good dance floor antics but we contented ourselves… Read the rest...