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Space 2 Face girls group to exhibit in Lodberrie Traders

Posted by on June 29th, 2015 No Comments
Space 2 Face girls group to exhibit in Lodberrie Traders ‘It won’t be pretty’ an exhibition by the space2face girls’ group 2 – 4 July 2015 Members of the Anderson High School Space2Face girls group create the artworks. For three days at the beginning of July, the Lodberrie Traders will be home to an unusual exhibition of artwork entitled ‘It won’t be pretty’, by a… Read the rest...

Artwork to celebrate Shetland’s Pelagic Fishing Industry

Posted by on June 17th, 2015 2 Comments
Artwork to celebrate Shetland’s Pelagic Fishing Industry A newly formed group, the Pelagic Sculpture Partnership, comprising Shetland Catch, Shetland Fish Producers’ Organisation, Lerwick Port Authority and LHD, in association with Shetland Arts hope to commission a brand new piece of artwork for Lerwick harbour front. The sculpture is being sponsored by the four businesses who have been successful in obtaining match funding… Read the rest...

I Vesterled

Posted by on June 17th, 2015 No Comments
I Vesterled Untitled, David Rios I Vesterled The Pier Store, Shetland Museum & Archives Saturday 20th June: 10.00 – 17.00 / Sunday 21st June: 12.00 – 17.00 A new exhibition, entitled I Vesterled, opens this Saturday at the Pier Store, Shetland Museum and Archives. The exhibition features the work of David Rios, Hilde Skevik, Ånond Versto, Bjørn… 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...

Lorraine Hall to take up the reins as chair of Board of Trustees

Posted by on June 2nd, 2015 No Comments
Lorraine Hall to take up the reins as chair of Board of Trustees Shetland Arts are delighted to announce the appointment of Lorraine Hall as Chair of the Board of Trustees. Originally from Motherwell, she was educated at Glasgow and DeMontfort Universities and worked in Finance and HR for a number of notable companies, including a stint at the head office of Boots in Beeston, before moving to… Read the rest...

Nicholson, Dever & Campbell to play Mareel as part of collaborative project

Posted by on May 28th, 2015 No Comments
Nicholson, Dever & Campbell to play Mareel as part of collaborative project They may be geographically removed and unique in their own way, but Scotland’s northernmost islands share many cultural connections, not least their Viking heritage and a tradition of expressing their distinctive lifestyles through music. Now a new project, Between Islands, has fused together the collective talents of the three Island groups, featuring a trio of… 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...

Mareel Student Showcase 2015

Posted by on May 14th, 2015 No Comments
Mareel Student Showcase 2015 Photo by Liam Brannan With the academic year quickly coming to a close – Mareel’s students are set to host a live event in Mareel’s auditorium in an effort to showcase the progress they have made throughout the year. From EP releases to promotional video projects; Mareel’s music and video students have been hard at… Read the rest...

New Bonhoga Opening Times

Posted by on May 8th, 2015 No Comments
New Bonhoga Opening Times   We are pleased to announce the new High Season opening times for Bonhoga Gallery, Shop and Cafe. The gallery will now be open throughout the week including Mondays and late night opening Thursdays until 7.30pm.  We look forward to seeing you!… Read the rest...