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Ross Noble to start warm-up tour in Shetland

Posted by on April 15th, 2014 No Comments

World-renowned comedian Ross Noble has chosen Shetland, the most northerly point in the UK, as the starting point to his UK tour. Mareel, the UK’s most northerly music, cinema and creative industries centre, in Shetland’s capital, Lerwick, will host an intimate gig for just 330 people, presented by Shetland Arts Development Agency. This warm-up gig…

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Mareel receives Commendation from Civic Trust Awards

Posted by on March 12th, 2014 No Comments

Mareel has received a Commendation from the Civic Trust Awards, one of only five Scottish projects to receive a Commendation. From 238 applications, 134 were progressed for consideration by the National Panel (12 from Scotland). A total of 79 national and international projects were rewarded with a Civic Trust Award, Commendation, or Community Recognition.
Commendations…

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Gwilym Gibbons to leave Shetland Arts after 8 years of service

Posted by on March 6th, 2014 No Comments


Gwilym Gibbons, the Director of Shetland Arts, will leave his job this September having completed eight years with the organisation as its first Director. Gwilym has given notice now (2 months more than contracted) to aid a smooth transition.
Gwilym Gibbons said: “It was after careful consideration and with a certain sense of sadness that

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Eduardo Niebla, renowned jazz & flamenco guitarist, in Shetland

Posted by on February 3rd, 2014 No Comments

Shetland Arts & Atlantic Edge Music Services… are delighted to welcome  world class jazz and flamenco guitarist, Eduardo Niebla to Shetland for a series of schools workshops and two performances. Hailed by The Guardian for his “exquisite” guitar playing, Eduardo Niebla is joined for his visit by guitarist Matthew Robinson to present an amazing repertoire

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Time to Shine Shetland – Youth Arts Strategy

Posted by on January 31st, 2014 No Comments

Time to Shine is a new opportunity for young people in all parts of Shetland to really get involved in the arts activities they want. Time to Shine is being launched by Creative Scotland. Shetland Arts is working with Shetland Islands Council’s Creative Links and Youth Services to make this happen in Shetland. Young people will be at the…

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