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Summer workshops at Shetland Arts

Posted by on July 14th, 2015 No Comments
Summer workshops at Shetland Arts In addition to the print and drawing workshops with Berenice Carrington Shetland Arts will be hosting workshops on drama and narrative non fiction writing for both adults and children to take place over the summer. Local author Malachy Tallack will host a narrative non fiction writing workshop at Mareel on Monday 27th July. Tallack, whose… Read the rest...

DRIFT

Posted by on July 11th, 2015 No Comments
DRIFT Vision Mechanics’ new production, Drift, is inspired by Shetland crofter, Betty Mouat.  On a beach setting, a soundscape of 9 songs and 9 sculptural installations represent the days she spent adrift at sea. “A beach trip like no other.” ***** Irene Brown, Edinburgh Guide.com Drift is on at Skaw Beach, Unst from 10-13 July, as… Read the rest...

Public invited to have their say on future development priorities for Visual Art & Craft

Posted by on July 9th, 2015 No Comments
Public invited to have their say on future development priorities for Visual Art & Craft Following the success of recent consultations on Theatre earlier this year, Shetland Arts is hosting a series of meetings to discuss the future priorities for the development of Visual Art and Craft in Shetland. The first meeting will be held at the Garrison Theatre at 6pm – 7pm on Tuesday 14th July.  A second meeting… Read the rest...

Fiddle Frenzy Programme Released

Posted by on July 9th, 2015 No Comments
Fiddle Frenzy Programme Released The countdown to Fiddle Frenzy, Shetland Arts’ annual celebration of the Shetland fiddle tradition, is underway with only 3 weeks to go. All tickets are now on sale – for both full week and day packages of workshops, the 7 evening concerts that place across the week, and a special lecture event discussing the… Read the rest...

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...