The last of ten light installations in the Mirrie Dancers project has been installed at the Gable End of the former Methodist Chapel at Longfield, Dunrossness. Once again, the weather prevented our being able to stick to our original plans of installing the lights at Snarravoe in Unst, at the Bod of Nesbister or at the top of Ander Hill in Bressay, but the project team is more than happy with the results at Longfield. The Gable End was included in the original long list when sites were being chosen, but did not make it to the final selection. This was a source of disappointment to some, so we hope that they will be as happy as we are that it is now being illuminated. Our thanks to Kathleen Sinclair and her neighbours for responding so quickly to a last minute plea for help! The illuminations were originally meant to run until the 25th March, but enquiries are ongoing to see if they can stay up a few weeks longer. Meanwhile, local poet Donald S Murray has written a poem in response to the Gable End illuminations, which can be read on this site.
Mirrie Dancers continues with Lace Labs, wherein knitters are producing designs for the interior light works at Mareel, and there will be an exhibition of their progress at Bonhoga Gallery from 3rd July 1st to August.