Posted by Lauren Doughton on August 24th, 2015
Following the critical acclaim of his award-winning collaborative project with Welsh harpist Catrin Finch, the extraordinary Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita comes to Mareel this October as part of his 2015 UK tour.
Variously described as a griot (praise singer), composer, djembe master, virtuoso and pioneer, Seckou is a rare type of musician, seated in… Read the rest...
Posted by Lauren Doughton on July 14th, 2015
Shetland Arts is hosting a series of workshops with artist Berenice Carrington as part of the new exhibition Unearthed which opens at Bonhoga on 25 July. The workshops suitable for all levels of experience
Wednesday 29 July 1-4pm
Mareel Green Room
An introduction to the method that has been the basis for… Read the rest...
Posted by Lauren Doughton on June 9th, 2015
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...
Posted by Amy Sclater on May 21st, 2015
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...
Posted by Lisa Ward on January 6th, 2015
Shetland Noir, the isles first ever crime fiction festival, running from 13-15 November this year, has issued a reminder to would-be participants to register before the end of January (31 January) to take advantage of the festival’s Early Bird Deal
Winter darkness is usually just beginning to grip the isles come November making a… Read the rest...
Posted by Lisa Ward on December 16th, 2014
Shetland Arts has announced the line-up for its annual stand-up comedy show on Up Helly Aa night, Stand Up Helly Aa. This year’s show will be hosted by Sandy Nelson and star special guests Mark Nelson and Stuart Mitchell.
Sandy Nelson is an actor, writer and comedian from Glasgow. He put together the annual Stand… Read the rest...
Posted by Lisa Ward on December 11th, 2014
We’re holding a little a farewell party for Gwilym in Mareel’s Main Auditorium on Thursday 18 Dec, 6-8pm.
Gwilym is moving on to pastures new after 8 years at the helm of Shetland Arts, & you are invited to join us in raising a toast to him.
Refreshments, finger food, & good cheer will be… Read the rest...
Posted by Lisa Ward on December 2nd, 2014
Lau will play Mareel on 26 June 2015, presented by Shetland Arts. Tickets go on sale this Friday (5 Dec).
Internationally acclaimed modern folk trio Lau has announced a European tour, including a date in Mareel in June, in support of their highly anticipated forthcoming new album (due for release in May 2015 on Reveal… Read the rest...