Mareel

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...

‘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...

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...

Artists and Performers invited to showcase their skills in Mareel Cafe Bar

Posted by on March 4th, 2015 No Comments
Artists and Performers invited to showcase their skills in Mareel Cafe Bar 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...

Dean Owens set to play Mareel and Muckle Roe

Posted by on February 27th, 2015 No Comments
Edinburgh based singer / songwriter Dean Owens will return to Shetland in April to play a duo of gigs at Mareel and Muckle Roe. Owens is no stranger to Shetland, his association with the islands having begun several years back when he and his then band The Felsons’ first stormed the Shetland Folk Festival, winning… Read the rest...

World Premier of Kai Fisher’s Last Dream (On Earth) comes to Mareel

Posted by on February 27th, 2015 No Comments
  Shetland Arts is to host the world premier of Kai Fisher’s new production Last Dream (On Earth), at Mareel on 15th April. The production, which has been developed in association with the National Theatre of Scotland and Tron Theatre, opens in Glasgow, before going on tour to St Andrews, Paisley, Shetland and Inverness. Last… Read the rest...