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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...

If you love music, go and see Lau, by Lewie Peterson

Posted by on June 12th, 2015 No Comments
If you love music, Lewie Peterson reckons you’d better go and see Lau.  Have a look below and see why. When a fiddle player, accordionist and guitarist decided to jam in a kitchen in Edinburgh, few would imagine that a decade later they would become one of the leading lights in the Scottish music scene.… Read the rest...

Gutters Gaet Sessions: The Donald Anderson Band

Posted by on June 9th, 2015 No Comments
Gutters Gaet Sessions: The Donald Anderson Band The Donald Anderson Band, one of Shetland’s best kept secrets is to launch Shetland Arts new Gutters Gaet Sessions at Mareel Cafe Bar this coming Sunday afternoon June 14th from 1:30 to 3:30.  The local band who are made up of well-known musician’s guitarist Alan Mackay, bassist Rick Nickerson and drummer Duncan Kidson provide a… Read the rest...

Meaghan and Amythyst bring a taste of Southern Fried Festival to Shetland

Posted by on June 9th, 2015 No Comments
Meaghan and Amythyst bring a taste of Southern Fried Festival to Shetland Meaghan Blanchard Shetland Audiences will experience a taste of The South next month, when country artists Meaghan Blanchard and Amythyst Kiah play Mareel on 28th July.  The event, which is presented by Shetland Arts, is being run in association with Perth’s Southern Fried Festival. Meaghan Blanchard is a singer-songwriter from Prince Edward Island in Canada.… 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...

‘Eye Can Draw’ exhibition on display in Upper Cafe bar.

Posted by on May 27th, 2015 No Comments
'Eye Can Draw' exhibition on display in Upper Cafe bar. The wall space in the Upper Café Bar at Mareel has been transformed this week with the new exhibition, Eye Can Draw. Bringing together the work of two artists Jackie Smith and Dawson Murray, the exhibition explores the use of eye-tracking technology as a drawing tool for those with limited or no mobility. Both Jackie… 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...

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...

Open Winners: Malakoff

Posted by on April 23rd, 2015 No Comments
Open Winners: Malakoff Opening at Bonhoga Gallery this Friday is an exhibition taking local marine engineering firm Malakoff Ltd. as its inspiration. The diverse range of work is by the four category winners of last year’s Shetland Open exhibition: Susan Timmins, Ana Arnett, Cheryl Jamieson and Fionn Arnett. Working with both financial and professional support from Shetland Arts… Read the rest...

Singer Songwriter Night launches seasonal showcase concerts

Posted by on March 19th, 2015 No Comments
Singer Songwriter Night launches seasonal showcase concerts Shetland Arts has announced that in addition to the monthly Singers & Songwriters’ Nights at Mareel, it will present three concerts throughout the year in the Mareel Auditorium showcasing some of the incredible talent the group has to offer. The first of this year’s concerts is on Sunday 19 April and stars Lisa Ward (as… Read the rest...