What's on during lockdown...
In response to the shuttering of our facilities Shetland Arts moved a range of activity online. We have been very conscious that a lot of organisations, some with significantly more resources than us, have also done the same thing. Our focus has been to celebrate Shetland, provide work for freelancers resident in Shetland, support the vulnerable groups we were working with, and continue to deliver on our trust deed.
We have delivered the following activities since the beginning of lockdown:
Story Time with Shetland Library, ongoing, Thursday morning on Facebook
Wellbeing Choir, ongoing, Tuesday evening on Facebook
Live@Lunch, Tuesday lunchtime performance series on Facebook and Instagram (June)
Scenes for Survival, produced by National Theatre of Scotland, in association with BBC Scotland, Screen Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project and Shetland Arts, with support from Hopscotch Films.
Art Through the Lockdown with Gilly B, Facebook/Instagram (April)
Student Night 2020 Facebook, Instagram, YouTube (March)
Cinderella, recorded Soup and Show Christmas performance, Facebook (March)
The Last Day, student film, Facebook, Instagram (April)
International Dance Day, Shetland Youth Dance Company Performance videos, Facebook, Instagram (April)
Participatory Activity - All
Wellbeing Craft, Zoom, weekly (April/May)
Wellbeing Writing, Zoom, weekly (April-July)
Creative Lab: Theatre Writing with Grace Barnes, Zoom
Creative Lab: Peter Davis Watercolour lessons from his kitchen table, Zoom (July/Aug)
Participatory Activity – Youth
Shetland Youth Dance, Zoom, weekly (ongoing)
Shetland Youth Theatre, Zoom, weekly (ongoing)
Film Crew JNR, Zoom, weekly (April/May/June)
Education in partnership with Shetland College UHI
All formal education activity has been moved online and we are currently supporting 47 full and part time students to complete their studies.
We were due to host a BA film residential at Mareel at the end of March this was delivered online to students from across Scotland and Europe.
At Home Activities
Fact to Fiction St Ninian's Isle Treasure, online resources and zine here
Instabitions Footage/photographs from past Shetland Arts Exhibitions shared on Instagram:
- Finger Symbols
- ShetlandMade 2020
- The Art of Ping Pong
- 27 Shades of Shetland blues