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Shetland Arts has a busy week coming up with The Imposters: Musical Panto, Herkja, Young Musicians Sessions and Student Night!

Friday 25 March - The Imposters Present: An Improvised Musical Panto (Mareel)

Shetland's highly acclaimed comedy troupe, The Imposters, are back and will be twisting traditions as they perform a full-improvised musical panto! For the first time appearing with live musical accompaniment from the wonderful Carol Jamieson, the Imposters are gearing up for a panto like you've never seen before.

There's no script, no lyrics, and no holding back the laughter when this once-in-a-lifetime show kicks off. You'll be in for a night of surprises- and so will the performers. Featuring: Marjolein Robertson, Ashlea Tulloch, Alex Garrick-Wright, Les Sinclair and Thomas Jones. Recommended age 16+ This event is part of the We Are Live season, commissioned by Shetland Arts and supported by the Creative Scotland Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund.

Saturday 26 March - Herkja's 'Caald Nights o' Winter' (Vidlin Hall)

Herkja present 'Caald Nights O Winter' - a new music commission exploring Shetland's audio and visual heritage.

Taking inspiration from Shetland Film Archive and voice recordings from The School of Scottish Studies Archives, Herkja (Lyn Anderson, Lana Smith, Martha Thomson and Jenny Sturgeon) have created a new collection of music celebrating Shetland's rich heritage. Join Herkja for an evening of music and film celebrating crofting, fishing and crafting tradition, as well as music from their recent EP. This event is part of the We Are Live season, commissioned by Shetland Arts and supported by the Creative Scotland Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund.

Sunday 27 March – Young Musicians Sessions (Mareel Café Bar)

Monthly young musicians sessions on a Sunday afternoon (2pm-4pm) in the Mareel cafe bar, featuring the welcome return of Skelburn and High Level Hot Club and showcasing bright new emerging local talent! This month’s session also featuring Oot o Tune, Kirmirren, Daisy Amber & Niamh, with a special guest appearance from George Spence.

Thursday 31 March – Student Night (Mareel)

The ever-popular Mareel Student Night is back, showcasing the talents of the young people on the music and sound courses taught by Shetland Arts, in partnership with Shetland UHI.

Image Herkja (c) Dale Smith

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