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Kai Fischer’s thought-provoking Entartet to be staged at Bonhoga

Posted by on October 23rd, 2013 No Comments
“Mercifully, we still live in a society where varying views about artistic excellence can flourish… Fischer’s important and disturbing installation reminds us of how fragile that freedom can be.” - Joyce McMillan Kai Fischer’s powerful performance and installation piece, inspired by the 1937 exhibition in Munich of Degenerate Art, will be presented at Bonhoga Gallery… Read the rest...

Sweeney Todd begins next week

Posted by on September 24th, 2013 No Comments
Next week sees the foul deeds of the notorious barber of Fleet Street enacted on the stage of the Garrison Theatre. Shetland Youth Theatre will be performing a brand new version of the gruesome tale, written and directed by John Haswell, with music composed by Borders musician Chris Achenbach. The grisly deeds of the demon… Read the rest...

An opportunity for anyone interested in film

Posted by on September 10th, 2013 No Comments
For  some months, discussions have been taking place with film producer Kathy Proctor about a possible new movie ‘Up Helly Aa’.  Described as ‘a comedy with international appeal’ the storyline starts in Shetland before moving to mainland Scotland. Kathy Proctor and the film director Phil John (‘Downton Abbey’) will be in Shetland over the weekend … Read the rest...

Shetland Youth Theatre to perform ‘Sweeney Todd’

Posted by on August 20th, 2013 No Comments
Shetland Arts is pleased to reveal that the next production by Shetland Youth Theatre is to be new version of Sweeney Todd. For more than 150 years the legend of Sweeney Todd has fed the appetites of those hungry for ghoulish and violent tales. The story, originally titled A String of Pearls first captured the… Read the rest...

Shetland Arts releases overview of Wordplay 2013

Posted by on August 13th, 2013 No Comments
Shetland Arts this week has revealed some of the details of the first weekend of its annual Book Festival, Wordplay 2013, running this year from 31 August to 8 September, as well a glimpse at some of the workshops that will be available to attend throughout the Festival. Shetland Arts’ Literature Development Officer, Donald Anderson,… Read the rest...