Posted by Lauren Doughton on February 4th, 2016
Shetland Arts will be holding a meeting to discuss future priorities for supporting and encouraging development in literature in the isles.
The meeting follows on from those previously held on Theatre, Visual Art and Craft and Film. It will take place in Mareel on 16th February at 6pm in Screen 2, Mareel. The event is… Read the rest...
Posted by Lauren Doughton on September 21st, 2015
Shetland Arts are delighted to announce the winners of the Shetland Noir
Competition for writing Crime Fiction.
Entrants were required to write a piece of crime fiction of between 500 and 1000 words in length which included the following ingredients: At least one corpse, or part thereof; one darkened room; at least one Nordic… Read the rest...
Posted by Lauren Doughton on June 29th, 2015
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...
Posted by Lauren Doughton on June 2nd, 2015
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...
Posted by Lauren Doughton on March 4th, 2015
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...
Posted by Lisa Ward on January 6th, 2015
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...
Posted by Lisa Ward on November 25th, 2014
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...
Posted by Lisa Ward on September 15th, 2014
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...
Posted by Lisa Ward on September 10th, 2014
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...
Posted by Lisa Ward on July 1st, 2014
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...