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Shetland Arts are excited to announce a number of seated events this autumn at Mareel.

Internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist Dame Evelyn Glennie will play Mareel on Monday 25 October at 7.30pm. On sale from Wednesday 6 October at 10am.

Dame Evelyn Glennie is the world’s premier solo percussionist, performing worldwide with the greatest orchestras, conductors and artists. Her solo recordings exceed 40 CDs and are as diverse as her career on-stage. A double GRAMMY award winner and BAFTA nominee, Evelyn is also a composer for film, theatre and television.

Evelyn was awarded an OBE in 1993 and has over 100 international awards to date, including the Polar Music Prize and the Companion of Honour. Evelyn is currently forming The Evelyn Glennie Collection with a vision to open a centre that embodies her mission to ‘Teach the World to Listen’.

We will also be screening a retrospective of documentary Touch the Sound (2004), which considers Evelyn’s journey with sound, on Sunday 17 October at 2pm. Find out more here.


JUNO Award-winners The East Pointers are set to play Mareel on Wednesday 17 November at 7.30pm. On sale from Friday 8 October at 10am.

The trio are redefining the ever-evolving genre of modern folk with pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies.

Considered musical trailblazers, their latest album Yours To Break captures the furious energy of their live shows and push the boundaries of East Coast folk while lighting a path for a new generation of music lovers.

Their debut album Secret Victory won the 2017 JUNO Award for ‘Traditional Album of the Year’ and they have developed loyal fanbases in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the UK, Europe, Mexico, the USA, and Canada.


Doug Allan looks back over his successes and setbacks during 35 years of natural history film making on Thursday 25 November at 7.30pm. On sale now.

Part retrospective, the show is also Doug’s perspective on climate change and its impacts on the world’s wild places. What change of emphasis and direction should we now be incorporating in wildlife films?

Doug says, “There are big days when animals behave spectacularly right in front of your lens. And other quieter times when a deeper understanding reveals itself, a new insight into the environment and what’s alive there. I’ll be talking about these moments of truth and how they’re the biggest privilege of a wildlife cameraperson.”


Tickets for Doug Allan are on sale today, alongside tickets for Rose Room (presented by Ragged Wood - Friday 5 November at 7.30pm). Tickets for Evelyn Glennie go on sale on Wednesday 6 October; tickets for The East Pointers are on sale from Friday 8 October.

Tickets can be booked at shetlandarts.org, can be booked in-person at Box Offices at Mareel or ShetlandMade at Sumburgh Airport, or by calling on 01595 745 500 (lines open 10am – 10pm Wednesday to Sunday). Tickets for the film Touch the Sound, which screens on Sunday 17 October at 2pm, are on sale now.

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