literature

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...

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...

Artists and Performers invited to showcase their skills in Mareel Cafe Bar

Posted by on March 4th, 2015 No Comments
Artists and Performers invited to showcase their skills in Mareel Cafe Bar Shetland Arts are delighted to announce the launch of two new platforms for local artists, practitioners and performers, Gutters’ Gaet Sessions and The Open Mic Café, to take place in Mareel. The events, designed to provide local people with a chance to develop their performance skills and showcase their artistic abilities, will be free to… Read the rest...

One month left to snap-up Early Bird deal for Shetland’s crime fiction festival

Posted by on January 6th, 2015 No Comments
Shetland Noir, the isles first ever crime fiction festival, running from 13-15 November this year, has issued a reminder to would-be participants to register before the end of January (31 January) to take advantage of the festival’s Early Bird Deal. Winter darkness is usually just beginning to grip the isles come November making a… Read the rest...

Crime fiction festival to come to Shetland in 2015

Posted by on November 25th, 2014 No Comments
Shetland Arts and Promote Shetland are delighted to announce that Shetland Noir, in association with Iceland Noir, will take place at Mareel from Friday 13 November until Sunday 15 November 2015. The Crime Fiction Festival will be the first of its kind ever to be held in Shetland and the headliners will be: Denise Mina,… Read the rest...

Don McCullin: ARTIST ROOMS On Tour – Young Ambassador Project

Posted by on September 15th, 2014 No Comments
Media release by Patrick Mainland, ARTIST ROOMS On Tour Young Ambassador Over the next three months, a group of Young Ambassadors will be showing off their creative talents as part of a scheme in connection with the ARTIST ROOMS On Tour exhibition, in association with Shetland Arts and Shetland Museum and Archives. They have called… Read the rest...

Wordplay 2014 now on sale

Posted by on September 10th, 2014 No Comments
See the brand new Wordplay 2014 dedicated website here! Events at Wordplay 2014, running from 12-16 November, are now on sale. Wordplay is Shetland Arts’ annual book festival and has been running since 2001. Welcoming writers of local, national and international renown, the festival features a mix of readings, writing workshops, children’s events, and signings.… Read the rest...

‘Auld Enemies’ poetry event @ Mareel this month

Posted by on July 1st, 2014 No Comments
On Monday 14 July at 7pm Shetland Arts will present Auld Enemies, a transnational collaborative poetry event, in Mareel’s Green Room. The event will see poets work in rolling pairs to produce original works for readings across the breadth of Scotland. Each event across Scotland features numerous pairs of writers from the region who present… Read the rest...

Interview with Ari Shapiro, NPR international correspondent, in Mareel Cafe Bar

Posted by on June 20th, 2014 1 Comment
Ari Shapiro is an NPR international correspondent based in London. An award-winning journalist, his reporting covers a wide range of topics and can be heard on all of NPR’s national news programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Ari Shapiro working in Mareel Cafe Bar Prior to his current post, Shapiro reported from the… Read the rest...

Vikings Live from the British Museum @ Mareel this weekend & next

Posted by on June 9th, 2014 No Comments
Vikings Live from the British Museum @ Mareel this weekend & next Encore screenings of exhibition broadcast. Sundays 15 & 22 June @ 3pm, Mareel. At 3pm on Sundays 15 & 22 June the British Museum and Shetland Arts will present Vikings Live from the British Museum, supported by BP, at Mareel. Vikings Live from the British Museum will offer cinema audiences an exclusive guided tour of… Read the rest...