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John Etheridge - Peerie Willie Guitar Season 2010 October events

Friday 22 October, Aith Hall (19.30) – £10/8 – John Etheridge & Ben Ferguson

Saturday 23 October, St Columba’s Church, Lerwick (da Big Kirk) (19.30) – £12/10 – John Etheridge & Harris Playfair Big Band Project

Sunday 24 October Busta House, Brae (19.30) – £10/8 – John Etheridge & Ben Ferguson

For more details visit www.shetlandarts.org/events/guitar-festival

Disability Pursuits Exhibition

Tuesday 12th - Monday 25th October in the Shetland Museum and Archives . An interactive visual arts exhibition opening by artist Lydia Popowich.  See poster for details.

Kevin Bridges

Thursday 21st October, 8.00pm, Clickimin Centre, Lerwick. Tickets now sold out. Please note change of venue: Tickets for the Garrison Theatre are valid at Clickimin.

Disability Pursuits Workshop

Tuesday 12th October 5-7pm in the Shetland Museum and Archives and runs until 25th October. An interactive visual arts exhibition opening by artist Lydia Popowich.  See poster for details.

Thursday 14th October 2-5pm at the Shetland Museum and Archives. Lydia is running a workshop  See poster for details

Dance Workshops with Tony Mills

Monday 11th October 1-3pm, Tuesday 12th October 10am-12pm & 1-3pm.Workshops for Secondary age (12-17 years) Monday 11th October, 7-8.30pm. Adult workshop (age 17 and over)

Tickets are free but places need to be booked. All abilities are welcome. To book your place ring Shetland Box Office on 01595 745555

Break-dancer Tony Mills

Wednesday 13th October, 7.30pm, Garrison Theatre. Leading break-dancer Tony Mills performs a dynamic double bill of dance solos. Watch iT! a hit during the Edinburgh 2009 Fringe Festival and Such a Bloke by award winning choreographer Janis Claxton.

Tickets £10/£6 are available from Shetland Box Office, 01595 743843

The Shetland Open Portrait Awards 2010

11th September to 3 October 2010, Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill. Poster on Flickr.

Showaddywaddy - Rescheduled

Saturday 2nd October, 7.30pm, Clickimin Centre, Lerwick. For the celebrations of Clickimin Leisure Centre, Shetland Arts are proud to be recreating the venue's first ever gig back in 1985 in 2010 - Showaddywaddy with original support band No Sweat. Tickets £18.50/£17 from Shetland Box Office, 01595 745555.

Portage: Finger Symbols

Building Resilience in Island Communities Public Talks

Friday 17th September 7.30pm, Shetland Museum and Archives. Dominic Cole will talk about his work on The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Saturday 18th September 6.30pm, Shetland Museum and Archives. Hugh Broughton will talk about past, present and future life in Antartica, including the South Shetland Islands.Tickets cost £5.00 from Shetland Box Office, 01595 745555 or on the door. See poster for more details.

Shetland Community Orchestra Meeting

Thursday 16th September, 7.30pm, Room 10, Isleburgh. Calling all Shetland musicians and music lovers. A meeting to discuss the possiblity of establishing a Community Orchestra in Shetland. For more information contact Emily Sharp at Shetland Arts emily.sharp@shetlandarts.org

Guitar Festival

Friday 17th to Monday 20th September 2010, various venues. Venues TBC. See the Guitar Festival page for more info 7th August to 5th September, Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill. Exhibition celebrating finger adornment with workshops (14th and 15th August) and artist talk (17th August) by Alison Macleod. Visit this page for detailed information.  Visit this page for photographs of the exhibition

More Light - Shetland Youth Theatre

Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th August 2010. Former Shore Station, Ness of Sound, Lerwick. Outdoor drama production. See More Light Post for detailed information

ScreenPlay

Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th September 2010. Various venues. Film Festival. See ScreenPlay page for detailed information

WordPlay

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September 2010. Various venues. Literature Festival. See WordPlay page for detailed information

Mirrie Lace Exhibition

3rd July - 5th August, Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill. Mirrie Lace fuses the craft of Shetland lace knitting with new technologies. Twenty-one knitters have been working with artists Nayan Kulkarni and Roxane Permar to develop Shetland lace pieces which will become part of the permanent light installations for Mareel, Shetland’s new music, cinema and education venue. In the lower galleries there are a further two exhibitions: Here’s One I Made earlier – a selling exhibition of selected new contemporary craft by members of the Shetland Arts and Crafts Association, and Spectrum – a selling exhibition of new watercolours and mixed media by local visual artist, Rob Colclough.

Portage: Crossing Points - Digital Jewellery Exhibition

29th May - 27th June, Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill. An innovative exhibition that combines new technology, jewellery design and craft that explore how people relate to one another. It features the work of Mutsugoto by Distance Lab, Hazel White and Sarah Kettley. Bonhoga Gallery is open 10.30 to 4.30 Tuesday to Saturday and 12.00 to 4.30 on Sundays. For full details about the exhibition please read this news item.

Films @ The Garrison

Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th June - The Garrison Theatre, Lerwick. June films at The Garrison are - How to Train Your Dragon (PG) - How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 computer-animated fantasy film by DreamWorks Animation loosely based on the 2003 book of the same title. - Iron Man 2 (12a) Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster film based on the legendary Marvel Super Hero “Iron Man". - The Ghost Writer (15) A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy. - Date Night (15) Date Night is a 2010 screwball comedy film directed by Shawn Levy and starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey. Tickets £6/£4 (concessions) on sale at Shetland Box Office 01595 745555. For film programme download June Films Programme (PDF)

Jazz duo Rob Hall and Chick Lyall

Saturday 15th May, Bixter Hall; Sunday 16th May, Town Hall Lerwick. Saxophonist Rob Hall and pianist Chick Lyall will be performing in Shetland on the evenings of 15/16 May with school workshops on 17. There will also be an free informal session in The Lounge, Lerwick, on the afternoon of Sunday 16. Tickets available from Shetland Box Office, Islesburgh Centre - 01595 745 555. For full event information please read this news item

Sun Town Moon Street - Artists from Soller, Mallorca

17th April - 21th May, Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill. This group exhibition features the photography, painting, jewelery and sculpture from six artists from Soller, Mallorca.  Everyone is invited to come along to the preview at 7.30 on Friday 16 April and see the art of another sunny island.  Bonhoga Gallery is open 10.30 to 4.30 Tuesday to Saturday and 12.00 to 4.30 on Sundays. Images of the show

'V' Five winners of 2009 Open Exhibition

13th March - 12th April, Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill. This exhibition features the work of the five winners of Shetland Arts Open Exhibition 2009.  Ross Fulton won Baker Tilley’s prize for the best newcomer, Peter Biehl won Vaila Fine Arts’ award for the best painting or drawing, Dave Donaldson was the successful photography winner for the prize donated by Millgaet Media and Hilary Seatter won the John Goudie prize for best print.  Shetland Arts and Crafts gave the prize for best craft piece and this was won by Ruth Fisher. Flyer on flickr.

The Hurt Locker - Film screening

Tuesday 30th March, 7.30pm, The Garrison Theatre, Lerwick. Tickets £5/£3.50 (concessions) on sale at Shetland Box Office 01595 745555. View this months films trailer playlist on YouTube. For poster see flickr.

Mirrie Dancers - Winter Illuminations

Until April, 2010 - Auld Chapel at Longfield, Dunrossness. 1hr after sunset until 2300hrs. The final winter illumination in the Mirrie Dancers project. See the Mirrie Dancers set on flickr.

Contact Shetland Arts - 01595 743843.

For further information visit www.mirriedancers.com or contact: Roxane (01595) 859 202 - roxane@mirriedancers.com.

Choman Hardi - Poetry Reading

Friday 26th March, 7.00pm for 7.30pm, Shetland Library, Lerwick. For poster see flickr.

Dance Ihayami - Thrayaa - Trinity

Saturday 20th March, 7.30pm, Town Hall, Lerwick. Dance Ihayami is a groundbreaking Scottish-based classical Indian dance company that has been captivating audiences in Scotland and abroad for many years. See poster on flickr.

Belly Dancing Classes for Families

Classes are every Thursday for 6 weeks from 21st January at Whiteness Primary School, 6pm until 7pm. Free Belly Dancing Classes for parents and children given by experienced teacher Rocio Balanos.  To book your place ring Shetland Arts on 01595 743843. See poster on flickr.

Northern Traces: 1999 - 2009 - Timo Jokela

13th February - 7th March, Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill. This exhibition shows the extraordinary practice of Timo Jokela a leading pioneer of Environmental and Community Art in his native Lapland, Finland. Further information from Bonhoga Gallery.  Please note exhibition tour and preview on Saturday 9 January is canceled due to weather. See poster on flickr.

Power of Place - 'People, Places and Planet' Presentation

6.30pm for 7.00pm, 12th January, Shetland Museum & Archives, Lerwick. A talk and presentation by Diarmaid Lawlor from Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS). Diarmaid is Scotland's national champion for good architecture, design and planning in the built environment. All welcome. Refreshments available. For more information and full program of events for Shetland's Year of Architecture and Place 2010, see the Power of Place website.

Not the Valentine's Ball

Friday 12th February, 7.00 for 7.30 start, Shetland Library. Shetland Arts and Shetland Library have put together a programme of local writers, readers and musicians to highlight the fact that Love is not all flowers and chocolates and all things nice… The event will include 3 of Shetland finest writers, Donald Murray, Matt Wright and Martin Platt reading from their own work, readings by the Library’s very own Morag Nicolson and Kat Brack and music by Trevor Jamieson and Milford Georgeson. “Not the Valentine’s Ball” is free entry and everybody is welcome.

Alyn Cosker Quartet

Lerwick Town Hall, Friday 5th February. 7.30pm and the Bigton Hall, Saturday the 6th February, 7.30pm. Jazz drummer Alyn Cosker will be playing two concerts in Shetland with his quartet as part of a tour to support his debut solo album “Lyn’s Une”, recently released on Linn Records. Tickets for both gig £10/8, from Shetland Box Office, Islesburgh Community Centre, 01595 745555. See poster on flickr.

Fiery Sessions

Up Helly Aa Day, Tuesday 26th January, 2pm, The Garrison Theatre, Lerwick. An afternoon with some of Shetland's best local musicians hosted by Stanley Manson. Including: Bryan Gear with Violet Tulloch, Maggie Adamson & Brian Nicholson, Brack Da Bröd, Junior Jarl Squad. Tickets £8/£6 from Shetland Box Office, 01595 745555.

Stand Up Helly Aa

Up Helly Aa Day, Tuesday 26th January, 9pm, The Garrison Theatre, Lerwick. Comedy Night hosted by Sandy Nelson with Raymond Mearns (regular in new BBC2 show "Limmy's Show") and Mark Nelson (Scottish comedian of the year 2006). Tickets £10 from Shetland Box Office, 01595 745555.

Noel

21st November - 23rd December, Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill. The Bonhoga Gallery's annual Christmas Exhibition of affordable art & craft under £100. Further information from Bonhoga Gallery.  See poster on Flickr.

Jazz Weekender

13th - 16th November, Concerts and Workshops in Schools and Venues across Shetland. Featuring, Harris Playfair Trio, Kirkwall Grammar School Big Band, Norman & The Folding Deckchairs, Shetland Youth Jazz.

Public Events: Sat 14 Nov, 2-5pm - Youth Workshop, Islesburgh Community Centre.

Sat 14 Nov, 7.30pm, Town Hall Concert, Tickets £10/£8 from Shetland Box Office, 01595 745555.  Find out more and see poster on Flickr

Chris Stout and Catriona McKay in Concert

In association with Atlantic Edge Music Services.

Wednesday 4th November - Baltasound Hall, Unst. Acoustic performance, doors 7pm concert 7.30, Tickets £10/£7 (concessions) available on door.

Thursday 5th November - Town Hall, Lerwick. Doors 7pm concert 7.30, Tickets £12/£8 (concessions) on sale at Shetland Box Office 01595 745555.

Feint ae Wird - Chloe Garrick

10th October to 15th November - Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill. Show of work by Chloe Garrick, a young visual artist from Shetland. This exhibition will focus on traditional black and white darkroom printed photographs, mainly of Asia, including portraits, scenic views and glimpses of everyday life. Further information from Bonhoga Gallery. See poster on Flickr.

GMan - Contemporary Dance

Saturday 24th (2pm & 4pm), Sunday 25th (2pm & 4pm) & Friday 30th October (7.30pm) - Shetland Museum and Archives, Lerwick. Contemporary dance performance in response to the Gunnister Man Story. See poster on flickr.

Seckou Keita Quintet

Saturday 17th October - Clickimin Leisure Centre, Lerwick. Concert by the Senegalese “Hendrix of the Kora” and his quintet. Tickets £12/£8 (concessions) on sale at Shetland Box Office 01595 745555. Find out more about the concert and see poster on Flickr.

The Curve Foundation Dance Company - Performance Postponed

Due to unforseen circumstances Shetland Arts regrets that the Curve Foundation's performance on Wednesday night has had to be postponed.  The performance will be resheduled for a later date.  Tickets purchased will be valid for the resheduled performance or refunds can be obtained from Shetland Box Office (01595 745555)

Shetland Open 2009

5th September to 4th October - Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill. Show of work by artists and makers who are Shetland by birth, education or residency. Further information from Bonhoga Gallery.

GMan - Contemporary Craft Illustrated Talk

Friday 2nd October - 19.30 - Shetland Museum and Archives, Lerwick. Illustrated talk with Deirdre Nelson, Hazel Hughson and some of the craft makers talk about their experience during the GMan project. Free. Follow the project online: gunnisterproj.blogspot.com & twitter.com/gunnisterman.

Katya Kabanova

Saturday 26th September 7.30pm - Garrison Theatre. Scottish Opera presents this show examining the private horror and public shame of an unhappily married woman living in a claustrophobic Russian community, torn between her love for a younger man and what she knows to be her duty as a wife. Tickets £13/£5 (under 26's) on sale at Shetland Box Office 01595 745555.

Craft Research Trip to Orkney

Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th September - Orkney. Research visits to Orkney makers' studios and a 'Makers Day' at the Pier Arts centre in Stromness, with makers attending from Orkney and the Scottish Highlands. Ten sponsored places available. For an application form and full programme please contact us.

Film Wednesdays - DR.Strangelove

Wednesday 21tst October - The Garrison Theatre, Lerwick.

Tickets £5/£3.50 (concessions) on sale at Shetland Box Office 01595 745555.

Film Wednesdays - The Omen

Wednesday 7th October - The Garrison Theatre, Lerwick. Shetland Arts season of Film Wednesday Classics continues with Richard Donner’s The Omen (cert 15), does it still terrify more than 30 years after its release? Most defiantly, but you can make up you own minds by going along on Wednesday. Tickets £5/£3.50 (concessions) on sale at Shetland Box Office 01595 745555. View film poster on Flickr. See the Film Wednesdays preview playlist on Youtube for the Film Wednesday's line up.

Film Wednesdays – Alien

Wednesday 30rd September – The Garrison Theatre, Lerwick. Shetland Arts season of Film Wednesday Classics continues with Ridley Scott’s Alien (cert 18), the movie with the most memorable tagline ever: “In space, no-one can hear you scream”. Tickets £5/£3.50 (concessions) on sale at Shetland Box Office 01595 745555. View film poster on Flickr. See the Film Wednesdays preview playlist on Youtube for a taster of the the Film Wednesday’s line up.

Film Wednesdays - Jaws

Wednesday 23rd September - The Garrison Theatre, Lerwick. Part of a season of Film Wednesday Classics at The Garrison Theatre starting with Steven Spielberg’s monster fish movie Jaws (12). Tickets £5/£3.50 (concessions) on sale at Shetland Box Office 01595 745555. View film poster on Flickr. See the Film Wednesdays preview playlist on Youtube for a taster of the the Film Wednesday's line up.

Shetland Guitar Festival

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September - various venues. Concerts and educational activities  throughout Shetland. Visit the Guitar Festival page for information on venues, dates and artists. Tickets are available from Shetland Box Office 01595 745555.

ScreenPlay

Friday 28 August to Sunday 6th September - various venues. Shetland's annual celebration of film, featuring a feast of screenings, lectures and panel discussions. Visit the ScreenPlay page for more information and to download this year's programme.

WordPlay

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September - various venues. Shetland's annual book and literature festival, featuring a mix of readings, writing workshops, children's events and book signings. Visit the Wordplay page for more information and to download this year's programme.

Diaspora

1st August to 30th August - Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill. Exhibition featuring Shetland artists who no longer reside in the islands and artists who have decided to make their homes here - all of whom have been inspired by a sense of place.

Hometrader

1st August to 30th August - Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill. Exhibition of contemporary Shetland craft and applied art - part of Creative Connections Shetland, and will be shown alongside 'Diaspora'.

The Proclaimers

Saturday 29th August 7.30pm - Clickimin Centre. Live music from one of Scotland's favourite bands with support from Bex Marshall. Read the media releaseview the poster watch the video.

Canterbury Tales

Thursday 27th August 7.30pm, Friday 28th August 7.30pm, Saturday 29th August 2.30pm - Garrison Theatre. Shetland Youth Theatre, Chaucer made modern - bold, boisterous and bawdy! Written by Phil Woods, directed by John Haswell.

Fiddle Frenzy - Youth Music Concert

Sunday 9th August 2.30pm - Garrison Theatre. Featuring local young musicians with a historical theme highlighting music and musicians from Shetland's past.

Fiddle Frenzy - Fiddlers Bid

Saturday 8th August 7.30pm - Clickimin Centre. A dynamic four fiddle front line joined with a powerhouse of piano, bass, guitar and Scottish harp. Also featuring Scholarship and Fiddle Frenzy students.

Comedy Night

Friday 7th August 8.30pm - Clickimin Centre. Stand up comedy night featuring Michael Redmond, from TV's 'Father Ted', with Eilidh MacAskill, Steve Dick and local support.  Compered by Sandy Nelson.

Fiddle Frenzy - An Evening in Fetlar

Friday 7th August 7.30pm - Fetlar Hall. Concert featuring Fullscelidh Spelemannslag and other support, followed by a dance with Leeshinaat.  Open to the Public.

Fiddle Frenzy - Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

Thursday 6th August 2009 7.30pm - Clickimin Centre. Two of the most celebrated musicians on the Scottish traditional scene, Fiddler Aly Bain and accordionist Phil Cunningham. Also featuring Shetland's Young Fiddler of the year.

Fiddle Frenzy - An Evening with...Concert

Wednesday 5th August 2009 7.30pm - Voe Hall. Featuring local musicians including The Heritage Fiddlers, followed by a dance with Da Fustra. Open to the Public.

Shetland Singers Concert

Wednesday 5th August 2009- Garrison Theatre. Featuring local singers/songwriters, including Laeverick, Freda Leask Band, Erin Sandison and the Marie Williamson Band.

Fiddle Frenzy Opening Concert

Tuesday 4th August 2009 - Garrison Theatre. Bryan Gear and Violet Tulloch with other local musicians. Open to the public.

Fiddle Frenzy Family Dance

Monday 3rd August 2009 - Islesburgh Community Centre. Family Dance with the Jim Halcrow Band.

Mirrie Dancers Light Labs

Various dates and venues from 25th July to 2nd August 2009. Work with artists Nayan Kulkarni and Roxane Permar to use light as though it was an artist’s paintbrush. Learn how to create dynamic, colour ‘light scores’, which will become part of Mirrie Dancers’ Festival of Light. Free entry and everyone is welcome, no matter what level of experience.

For further information visit www.mirriedancers.com or contact: Roxane (01595) 859 202 - roxane@mirriedancers.com - download more informationlight labs schedule and the light labs poster (pdf)

Crossing Waater Art L@b

25th to 31st July 2009 - Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill. Creating visual art in the grounds of the gallery. Organised by Veer North. Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am (12.00 Sun) to 4.30pm.

Canterbury Tales

Rehearsals start Monday 27th July 2009 in Lerwick. Shetland Youth Theatre Summer Project. If you are aged 12-21 and intertested in taking part, either on stage or behind the scenes, contact us.

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