Posts Tagged ‘Creative Connections’

Creative Connections blog – Wednesday and Thursday

Posted by on August 6th, 2009 No Comments
The sun shone all day in Whalsay on Wednesday and everyone could see why it’s called the Bonnie Isle! For the fiddlers the highlight of the day undoubtedly was a visit by Gibby Hutchison (91), the last of the old Whalsay style of fiddlers. John, his son, is teaching guitar with us this week and… Read the rest...

Creative Connections blog – Tuesday and Wednesday

Posted by on August 5th, 2009 No Comments
Well here I am sitting in Whalsay school; the fiddlers, knitters and writers are distributed throughout the building and I just noticed a Shetland pony walking past the window. I’ve had my coffee and can draw breath to think about how its all gone so far. Yesterday our first full day went fantastically; the feedback… Read the rest...

Creative Connections blog – Monday

Posted by on August 4th, 2009 No Comments
Creative Connections got off to a flying start yesterday; visitors, from as far away as Australia, the States and Spain, started gathering in the early afternoon and Islesburgh Community Centre was filled with Shetland fiddle tunes. Our regular Fiddle Frenzy visitors were desperate to fire up a session and for three quarters of an hour… Read the rest...

Fiddle Frenzy 2009 – the first aftenoon

Posted by on August 3rd, 2009 No Comments
Fiddle Frenzy, part of Creative Connections, started this afternoon (Monday) with students from around the world registering and getting stuck straight into lessons from some of Shetland’s finest musicians. The day will finish with a family dance, with music from the Jim Halcrow Band, and a late night music session back at the… Read the rest...

Bryan Gear and Violet Tulloch fiddle book launch

Posted by on July 30th, 2009 No Comments
Bryan Gear and Violet Tulloch launch Shetland Arts’ third fiddle tune book ‘Kebister Head’ – and other fiddle tunes composed, or as played, by Bobby Peterson. The launch will take place in the Foyer of Shetland Museum on Sunday 2 August at 2.30pm and an invitation is extended to anyone who would like to come… Read the rest...

Creative Connections Clickimin Comedy

Posted by on July 29th, 2009 No Comments
Creative Connections Clickimin Comedy Clickimin Comedy poster As part of Creative Connections 2009 Shetland Arts is staging “Clickimin Comedy”, a stand up comedy night on Friday 7th August at 8.30pm in the Clickimin Centre, Lerwick. The line up comprises visiting comedians Michael Redmond, Steven Dick and Eilidh MacAskill together with local comedian Les Sinclair and compère Sandy Nelson. Nelson,… Read the rest...

Creative Connections 2009

Posted by on July 28th, 2009 No Comments
Media release: Shetland Arts’ Creative Connections is a marathon, seven-day and night festival, celebrating the contemporary creative culture of Shetland, incorporating four summer schools, cultural and creative visits across the islands, showcase concerts and dances, a specially curated exhibition and an artist residency.  This event is part of Scotland’s Year of Homecoming and takes place… Read the rest...

Diaspora exhibition at Bonhoga Gallery 1 – 31 August 2009

Posted by on July 28th, 2009 No Comments
Media release: Shetland Arts is taking part in Homecoming Scotland 2009’s celebrations with Creative Connections Shetland, a programme of summer schools, concerts, events and a residency in August, beginning with the new exhibition, ‘Diaspora’, at Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill.  The show runs from 1 – 31 August with a preview on 31 July… Read the rest...

Jen Hadfield on film

Posted by on July 24th, 2009 No Comments
Jen Hadfield won the 2008 T.S. Eliot Prize with her second collection, NIGH-NO-PLACE. In this short video she reads four poems from the book, beginning with the title-poem ‘Nigh-No-Place’, followed by ‘In the same way’, ‘Daed-traa’, and then ‘Paternoster’, the Lord’s Prayer uttered by a draught-horse. The film shows excerpts from her Wordsworth Trust reading… Read the rest...