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Conversation on future development priorities for literature to be held at Mareel

Posted by on February 4th, 2016 No Comments
Conversation on future development priorities for literature to be held at Mareel Shetland Arts will be holding a meeting to discuss future priorities for supporting and encouraging development in literature in the isles. The meeting follows on from those previously held on Theatre, Visual Art and Craft and Film. It will take place in Mareel on 16th February at 6pm in Screen 2, Mareel.  The event is… Read the rest...

Are you prepared for… GARGANTUA?

Posted by on January 29th, 2016 No Comments
Are you prepared for... GARGANTUA? You might have survived the ‘Attack of the 50 foot Woman’; you might have been terrified with ‘The Incredible Shrinking Man’; and you might have escaped from ‘The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms’…….but are you ready to face the ultimate test?  Are you prepared for …GARGANTUA? As part of NT Connections (the largest youth theatre festival… Read the rest...

Artist Talk: David Mach

Posted by on January 28th, 2016 No Comments
Artist Talk: David Mach Presented by Shetland Arts in association with UHI/Shetland College David Mach, Tuner prize nominated and well-renowned Scottish sculptor and installation artist, will be giving a talk about his life and work. With influences from Pop Art and consumerism, Mach employs a sense of performance and unexpectedness in his work, as well playing with a sense… Read the rest...

Gareth Hoskins

Posted by on January 15th, 2016 No Comments
Gareth Hoskins Shetland Arts are saddened to hear of the passing of the architect Gareth Hoskins this week.  Gareth was instrumental in the construction of Mareel, and his loss will be felt deeply throughout the architectural community. Our sympathy goes out to his family and friends at this difficult time.   A full obituary can be found… Read the rest...

Mark Thomas brings Trespass to Mareel

Posted by on January 8th, 2016 No Comments
Mark Thomas brings Trespass to Mareel Comedian Mark Thomas will bring his new show Trespass to Mareel on 25th March. Best known for his campaigning Channel 4 program The Mark Thomas Product, Thomas first rose to public attention through the BBC Radio 1 show The Mary Whitehouse Experience in the 1980s.  He has also performed as a regular member on comedy… Read the rest...

New Year, New Music at Shetland Arts

Posted by on December 3rd, 2015 No Comments
New Year, New Music at Shetland Arts 2015 might not be over yet, but Shetland Arts are already looking ahead to 2016, and it’s shaping up to be another great year for gig goers.This Friday will see tickets go on sale for Mareel’s annual Hogmanay bash – featuring an open mic from 8-10pm, before our Mixology DJs take to the decks to… Read the rest...

Popular Life Drawing classes return to Mareel.

Posted by on October 22nd, 2015 No Comments
Popular Life Drawing classes return to Mareel. The popular Life Drawing Classes are returning to Mareel this winter, with the addition of a one-off tutored session, led by artist Heather Wilson. Life Drawing Classes have been running successfully at Mareel for the past 18 months, with regular attendees of all abilities enjoying the chance to practice drawing a real life nude model.… Read the rest...

Screenplay Bigger & Better than ever before

Posted by on September 17th, 2015 No Comments
Screenplay Bigger & Better than ever before Staff at Mareel get in the mood for a screening of the Black Pirate (image (c) Dale Smith)  Sunday evening saw the culmination of 10 days of film, fun and festivities at Mareel, as Screenplay 2015 was brought to a triumphant end with a screening of 1970’s sci fi classic Silent Running.  As square-eyed film… Read the rest...

Screenplay Reviews: Lord of the Rings

Posted by on September 2nd, 2015 No Comments
Screenplay Reviews: Lord of the Rings As part of the Screenplay Festival our volunteers have been reviewing some of the films they’ve been watching. Here Logan Nicolson reviews Lord of the Rings (Dir Ralph Bakshi). Let me begin by saying this is not an animated version of Peter Jackson’s semi-classic trilogy, but is in fact a very interesting (and to an… Read the rest...

Screenplay Reviews: Alive Inside

Posted by on September 2nd, 2015 No Comments
Screenplay Reviews: Alive Inside As part of the Screenplay Festival our volunteers have been reviewing some of the films they’ve been watching. Here Sophie Balcombe reviews Alive Inside (Dir Michael Rossato-Bennett). Alive Inside is a touching and inspiring documentary about the power of music and its importance in shaping us as people. It follows scientist Dan Cohen on his… Read the rest...