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a guide to what’s on during April & beyond... • FILM • MUSIC • ART • THEATRE • CAFÉ BAR • EDUCATION •

WELCOME Whether it is Film, Music, Art or Theatre this is your guide to Shetland Arts and its venues.

CONTENTS 03 > Toby Paterson: The Pinwheel 04 > Traces 05 > Film / ScreenPride 06 > Event Listings 07 > Action Films 08 > Shetland Folk Festival 08 > Young Fiddler of The Year 2017 09 > Shetland Fiddle Frenzy 2017 10 > The East Winds Project 10 > Community Film Project 11 > Film / Autism Awareness Day 12 > Event Listings 13 > One Off Screenings 14 > Wellbeing Choir 14 > Summer Dance Intensive 15 > Comedy Films 16 > Let's Circus

17 > Family Friendly Films 18 > Event Listings 19 > ScreenPlay 2017 19 > Shetland Youth Theatre 20 > Mr McFall's Chamber: Solitudes 21 > Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards 21 > Event Cinema 22 > General Levy 22 > Dunedin Consort 23 > Rom-Com Season 24 > Phill Jupitus: Juplicity 24 > Student Showcase 25 > ScreenHorizons 26 > Oscillon Response 26 > Café Bar Events 27 > Cinema Ticket Prices 28 > What’s On at a Glance 2

> Art

Toby Paterson The Pinwheel

Abstraction, Architecture and Reality

11 March - 23 April LOWER GALLERY: Prints - Linda Richardson Opening Hours:

Wed - Fri: 11.00am - 3pm

Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale, ZE2 9LW

Sat & Sun: 11am - 4pm

ï‚• 01595 745750


> Art

Vivian Ross-Smith Gillian Bridle, Jeanette Nowak and Aimee Labourne


29 April - 11 June PUBLIC OPENING: Friday 28 April, 6 - 7.30pm Everyone welcome Opening Hours:

LOWER GALLERY: The Bairns’ Open 2017

Wed - Fri: 11.00am - 3pm

Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale, ZE2 9LW

Sat & Sun: 11am - 4pm

 01595 745750


> Film

Life (15)

Free Fire (15)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson star in a spectacular sci-fi thriller. The six-member crew of the International Space Station makes of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extra-terrestrial life on Mars. But as the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences, and the life form proves more intelligent, and dangerous, than anyone ever expected.

A darkly hilarious crime thriller from director Ben Wheatley (High Rise). Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer), who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart stopping game of survival ensues. Hugely entertaining, Ben Wheatley’s latest has been compared to Reservoir Dogs.

> ScreenPride


Appropriate Behavior (15)

Jordan Peele’s debut perfectly balances suspense, humour and horror while making a hard-hitting political statement about liberal America. Rose invites her boyfriend Chris to spend the weekend upstate with her parents. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behaviour as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could never have imagined.

Monthly screenings of contemporary and classic films with themes of LGBT. Everyone welcome!


A refreshingly honest and brilliantly witty lesbian romcom from writer-director-star Desiree Akhavan. For Shirin, being part of a perfect Persian family isn't easy. Her family doesn't know she's bisexual, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine, can't understand why she doesn't tell them. Following her brother's betrothal to a parentally approved Iranian prize catch, Shirin embarks on a private rebellion involving a series of pansexual escapades, while trying to decipher what went wrong with Maxine.

> Events

Wellbeing Choir

Community Film Project


Deadline: MONDAY 17 APRIL

No need to read music, come along & enjoy a fun evening of song with a chat and cup of tea afterwards.

We can offer one member of your group free training sessions and use of the state-of-the-art edit suite at Mareel to produce a short film that will benefit your community.

Mareel & Lerwick Methodist Church  £2

Toby Paterson: The Pinwheel Mr McFall’s Chamber 11 MARCH - 23 APRIL Solitudes: Baltic Reflections Bonhoga Gallery SATURDAY 15 APRIL, 7.30pm

Public opening on Friday 10 March, 6 - 7.30pm - Everyone welcome.

Mareel  £16 / £5

On Golden Pond

Student Open Evening

TUE 28 – THU 30 MARCH, 7.30pm


A study in disfunction - a families struggle with age, regret, love withheld, love unspoken, disappointment and ultimately forgiveness, acceptance and renewal.

Come and visit it us at Mareel, meet the tutors and find out more about the courses we offer.

The East Wind Project

Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year Concert

Garrison  £11 / £8 (concessions only available on the first performance)

Mareel  FREE

FRIDAY 7 APRIL, 7pm Mareel  FREE


East Winds is a musical and cultural exchange between young fiddlers from Shetland and London.

Mareel  £10 / £6


> Action Films

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Cert TBC)

Ghost in the Shell (12A) A dazzling sci-fi action movie, based on a Japanese animation from 1995 and starring Scarlett Johansson. Ghost in the Shell follows the Major, a one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and favourite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Fast & Furious 8 (12A)

John Wick: Chapter 2 (15)

Vin Diesel is joined by an all-star cast, including Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren, in the latest instalment of the hugely successful franchise. Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game, the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But then a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape, and into a betrayal of those closest to him…

Keanu Reeves' legendary hitman takes on the world's deadliest killers in this thrill-packed sequel. John Wick isn't having much luck staying retired. A former associate of the unstoppable hitman is planning to take over the shadowy international assassins' guild, and someone has 'opened an account' on John himself. It's not long before the bullets start flying in this explosive sequel to the 2014 hit that reignited Keanu Reeves' action career.


The UK's most northerly folk festival, it is regarded as a prestigious event for performers, locals and visitors alike.

Shetland Showcase Concert

Step Into My Parlour

Peerie Spang

Friday Evening Concert

Mareel Foy

Thursday 27 April, 7:30pm Mareel  £17 / £15 (Members: £12 / £10)

Saturday 29 April, 7:30pm Mareel  £17 / £15 (Members: £12 / £10) Sunday 30 April, 2pm Mareel  £10 / £8 (Members: £8 / £6)

Friday 28 April, 7:30pm Mareel  £17 / £15 (Members: £12 / £10)

Sunday 30 April, 7pm Mareel  £23 / £21 (Members: £18 / £16)

> Young Fiddler of the Year

Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year 2017 Friday 21 April, 9.00am – 7.30pm (judging, free entry)

Saturday 22 April, 9.00am – 4pm (judging, free entry)


Saturday 22 April, 7pm - Mareel  £10 / £6 The Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year is a highlight on the fiddler’s calendar. The very best of Shetland’s talented young fiddlers are showcased and finalists perform at the prizewinner’s concert before judges Catriona Macdonald, Iain Williamson and Linda Gair. There are also performances from the Junior and Intermediate winners as well prize winning compositions from the tune competition played by judges Violet Tulloch, Debbie Scott and Bryan Gear. The night culminates with the announcement of the Young Fiddler of the Year 2017.


> Music





> Music

FRIDAY 7 APRIL, 7pm Mareel ď…… FREE East Winds is a musical and cultural exchange between young fiddlers from Shetland and young violinists from East London, exploring Indian, classical and traditional musics.

> Community Film Project

Are you a community group with a big idea? We can offer one member of your group free training sessions and use of the state-of-the-art edit suite at Mareel to produce a short film that will benefit your community. Application forms can be downloaded from our website, deadline Monday 17 April!


> Film

Lion (PG)

The Lost City Of Z (15)

An uplifting drama based on an incredible true story. Saroo, a five-year-old Indian boy, falls asleep while hiding on a train and ends up thousands of kilometres away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone, before he is eventually adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination and Google Earth, he sets out in search of his lost family and first home.

An epic tale of courage and passion, based on an incredible true story. British explorer Percy Fawcett journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment, the determined Fawcett returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case.

> Autism Awareness Day

Manchester By The Sea (15)

Life, Animated (PG)

Casey Affleck gives an Oscar-winning performance in this heart-wrenching drama of loss and redemption. When troubled Boston handyman Lee Chandler receives news of the sudden death of his beloved brother, he sets off for his home town of Manchester-by-the Sea. Here he learns that he has become guardian of his 16-year-old nephew, and is forced to confront his troubled past and the tragic events that forced him to leave.

A special screening of this brilliant, moving documentary, to mark World Autism Awareness Day, Sunday 2 April. Nominated in the Best Documentary category at this year’s Oscars, Life, Animated tells the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, who, as a child, was unable to speak until he discovered a unique way to communicate. By immersing himself in the world of animated Disney films, Owen found the tools he needed to understand and connect with the world around him. After making remarkable progress, Owen is now an adolescent striving for independence, but what does the world hold for an autistic boy who relies on Disney sidekicks in the face of adversity?


> Events

Dunedin Consort

37th Shetland Folk Fest THURSDAY 27 - SUNDAY 30 APRIL

FRIDAY 19 MAY, 7.30pm


Mareel  £16 / £5

The UK's most northerly folk festival, it is regarded as a prestigious event for performers, locals and visitors alike.

Establishing themselves as the leading Scottish Baroque ensemble, they’ve performed in Canada, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Israel and France.


Oscillon Response: Mark Lyken


FRIDAY 26 MAY 8pm Mareel  £15

29 APRIL - 11 JUNE Bonhoga Gallery

As part of the prize for last year’s Shetland Open

Composer and filmmaker Mark Lyken interprets, Ben F Laposky’s pioneering “Oscillon” Electronic Abstractions.

Let's Circus

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards


TUESDAY 30 MAY, 7.30pm

Let’s Circus is a Contemporary British Circus company made up of International Artists from across the globe.

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards are returning to the islands following a hugely successful stint at Shetland Folk Festival in 2016. This is post-folk that seriously rocks!

In the Still of the Night Have We Wept

Amy Gear +300 artists from 5 Shetland Schools The Future

Mareel  £18 / £14

Various venues around Shetland

6, 7 & 9 MAY  £8 / £6 See page 19 for more details A powerful and moving performance based on WW1 poetry by the Shetland Youth Theatre.

17 JUNE - 2 JULY Bonhoga Gallery


> One Off Screenings


Train To Busan (15)

Goodfellas (18)

This brilliant Korean zombie horror-thriller follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicionfilled, blood-drenched bullet train. Showing in honour of Shetland's Annual Zombiefest, this film will get you in the mood for the annual shuffle that takes place this year on Saturday 15 April. Zombies will be assembling at the Bop Shop on Harbour Street at 10am for help with costume and make-up, before shambling off to the Market Cross. Visit them on their FaceBook page for more details!

Goodfellas is Scorsese at the very height of his powers, directing with a dynamic urgency and a bravura use of camera, music and outstanding performers. Ray Liotta stars as Henry Hill, a young man drawn into the swaggering glamour and violence of a mobster’s life, mentored by the lethally paranoid Jimmy Conway (De Niro). The knockout support cast includes Lorraine Bracco and an Oscar-winning Joe Pesci as the volatile Tommy DeVito.


> Special Screening!

Mad Max (1979) (15)

Mad Max: Fury Road (15) BLACK & CHROME EDITION

Bringing classic films back to the big screen where they belong.

Ditching the vibrant colours of the 2015 cinema release, this new black-and-white version is director George Miller’s preferred vision of his postapocalyptic world.

In celebration of the release of Mad Max: Fury Road – Black & Chrome Edition (screening on 30 April), we bring you the first film in George Miller’s iconic franchise. In a dystopian southern hemisphere, Max is an ex-cop who seeks revenge after a biker gang murder his family. Miller’s gritty, low-budget indie hit turned Mel Gibson from an Australian soap star into a post-apocalyptic hero. (Our definition of ‘classic’ is very broad, so expect something for everyone over the coming months!)

Max Rockatansky joins a band of renegades fleeing across the wastelands, led by elite Imperator Furiosa, who is hell-bent on crossing the desert to reach sanctuary in her childhood homeland. They’re hotly and viciously pursued by the warlord Immortan Joe and his ruthless followers.


> Music

Wellbeing Choir Tuesday Evenings, 7 - 8.30pm, Lerwick Methodist Church & Mareel

£2 per session - includes light refreshments! 16+

No experience required, no audition process and no need to read music, come along & enjoy a fun evening of music with a chat and cup of tea afterwards. Improve your physical and mental health through music and song!

> Summer Dance Intensive BEGINNERS BLOCK:

Monday 10 July – Friday 14 July, 10am – 4pm


Monday 17 July – Friday 21 July, 10am – 4pm Mareel  £60 for the week (£48 for siblings) Explore a range of contemporary dance skills with Shetland-born dancer and choreographer Kathryn Spence. Devise, create and edit a short dance film and choreograph a piece for the Dance Showcase.



> Comedy Films

The Time of Their Lives (12A)

Rules Don't Apply (12A)

A sunny comedy starring Joan Collins, Pauline Collins and Italian heartthrob Franco Nero. Determined to gatecrash her ex-lover's funeral on the glamorous French hideaway of Îe-de-Ré, former Hollywood siren Helen escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla, a repressed housewife stuck in an unhappy marriage. Pooling their resources, they hit the road in a race to get to the island, becoming entangled in a love triangle with a reclusive Italian millionaire along the way.

A stylish romantic comedy set in 1950s Hollywood, directed by and starring Warren Beatty. It's 1958 and small town Baptist beauty queen Marla Mabrey has just arrived in Tinseltown under contract to eccentric mogul Howard Hughes. But her career seems to be going nowhere, and, in her boredom, Marla finds herself drawn to Hughes’ handsome young chauffeur Frank Forbes. Unfortunately, Hughes has one golden rule: no employee is permitted to have any kind of relationship with a contract actress. A sparkling, hugely enjoyable comedy.

Going in Style (12A)

Their Finest (12A)

Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin team up for this heist movie with a difference! After their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty, OAPs Willie, Al and Joe decide to step off the straight-andnarrow for the first time in their lives, and embark on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Garden State director (and Scrubs actor) Zach Braff directs this star-studded comedy.

A witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war… and the movies! 1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew including eccentric actor Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits, and inspire America to join the war.


> Circus

HALLS SHOW TOUR 4 MAY, 7.30pm | Mid Yell Leisure Centre 6 MAY, 7.30pm | Whalsay Leisure Centre 9 MAY, 7.30pm | Brae Community Hall 10 MAY, 7.30pm | Aith Leisure Centre 12 MAY, 7.30pm | Sandwick School Hall 13 MAY, 7.30pm | Sandwick School Hall

BIG TOP SHOWS 17 MAY, 7.30pm 18 MAY, 7.30pm 19 MAY, 7.30pm 20 MAY, 7.30pm (Guizer Night)

21 MAY, 2pm The Magpie Big Top

LET’S (Guizer Night)  From £12 (£7 / £4)

King George V Park, Lerwick  From £15 (£8 / £5)



> Family Friendly Films

Power Rangers (12A)

The Boss Baby (U)

A modern reinvention of the hit 90s TV show, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Five ordinary high school kids learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet, but to do so they will have to work together.

When 7-year-old Tim’s parents show up one day with his new baby brother, he isn’t happy, to say the least. He doesn’t get the same attention he used to, but it’s not just that – there’s something strange about his new sibling, and he’s determined to get to the bottom of it… A hilarious family animation about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family.

Smurfs: The Lost Village (U)

Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience (U)

A mysterious map sends Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on a thrilling quest through a Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures, to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. On their rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are set to discover the biggest secret in Smurf history! An exciting family animation starring everyone’s favourite little blue creatures!

Join Peppa in this exciting new preschool cinema experience, with plenty of snorts, giggles and jumping up and down in muddy puddles! Leading with ‘Peppa Visits London’, the first of nine never-before-seen episodes, the show continues with ‘The Police, ‘Canal Boat’, ‘The Zoo’, ‘Move to the Music’ and a four-part story in which viewers will join Peppa on an Australian holiday to visit her old friend, Kylie Kangaroo.


> Events

General Levy

ScreenPlay 2017



Mareel  £20

Shetland’s annual film festival curated by Linda Ruth Williams & Mark Kermode

Abandon North Presents the multi-award winning Artist/MC from London who throws energy into music.

Summer Dance Intensive

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

MONDAY 10 – FRIDAY 21 JULY, 10am


Beginners block and an Intermediate block available. Explore a range of contemporary dance skills with choreographer Kathryn Spence.


Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Roddy Woomble Band



Watch as this experienced funny-man creates laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.

Frontman of Scottish indie giants, Idlewild, acclaimed songwriter Roddy Woomble is coming back to Shetland.

Fiddle Frenzy 2017

An Evening with LAU



Mareel  £60 / £48

Mareel  £22 / £20

Walls Hall  £22 / £20

Mareel  £16

Mareel  £18 / £12

Mareel  £22 / £16

Shetland Arts’ Annual week-long celebration of the Shetland Fiddle Tradition,

Lau is the pioneering contemporary folk trio comprising three of the UK’s finest traditional musicians: Kris Drever, Martin Green and Aidan O’rourke.


> ScreenPlay 2017








> Theatre

In the Still of the Night Have We Wept A powerful and moving performance based on the poetry of the First World War. Created by the young people of Shetland Youth Theatre this show does not attempt to recreate the horrors of the Great War but rather a contemporary reaction to the emotions expressed in verse over 100 years ago.

SATURDAY 6 MAY, Baltasound Hall  £8 / £6 SUNDAY 7 MAY, The Garrison Theatre  £8 / £6 TUESDAY 9 MAY, Walls Public Hall  £8 / £6 19

> Music


> Music

Tuesday 30 May, 7.30pm | Mareel  £18 / £14


Romeo and Juliet SUNDAY 23 APRIL, 1.30pm

Mareel  £12 / £10 All’Opera presents Prokofiev’s magnificent ballet Romeo and Juliet, filmed live at Teatro Alla Scala in Milan in January this year. Conducted by Patrick Fournillier and choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan, this highly anticipated production features special performances by international ballet megastars Roberto Bolle and Misty Copeland. Romeo and Juliet first saw the light of day in January 1938 in Soviet Russia, where it took three years for Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev to get his adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ill-fated lovers to the stage. This masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s enduring romantic tragedy has since been performed all over the world.



SATURDAY 24 JUNE, 9pm Mareel  £20

General Levy is a multi-award winning Artist/MC from London who throws energy into music. Getting signed young by Tim Westwood, he’s since spent multiple weeks in the UK Official Charts Top 40 and Top 10! With his distinctive vocals, that are renowned in multiple music scenes, General Levy has even been voted Best Singer at The Black Music Awards! His career is taking him around the world to perform at festivals and events such as Red Bull Culture Clash, Boomtown, Bestival, Outlook, Glastonbury to name only a few and soon performing at Mareel!

> Classical Season

FRIDAY 19 MAY, 7.30pm Mareel  £20


> Rom-Com Season


Love and laughter are our focus with our latest movie showcase, featuring four great romantic comedies from masters of the genre Frank Capra, Woody Allen, Nora Ephron and Richard Curtis.


(Tickets are subject to availability and must all be purchased at the same time.)

It Happened One Night (U)

Manhattan (12A)

Frank Capra's seminal screwball comedy, which won all five major Academy Awards for 1934, is still as breezy and beguiling today. When spoilt high-society brat Ellie (Claudette Colbert) runs away from her father to marry her fiancé, she encounters down -on-his-luck journalist Peter (Clark Gable). Quickly figuring out a solution to both their predicaments, Peter agrees to help Ellie cross the country, all the while scheming for the society story of his career...

Setting the tone and style for many of his later movies, this early masterpiece from Woody Allen celebrates, as ever, his beloved New York. Allen stars as Isaac, a neurotic TV comedy writer who feels uneasy about his relationship with a 17-year-old girl (Mariel Hemingway) and escapes into the arms of his best friend's mistress (Diane Keaton), all the while coping with the unsettling presence of his ex-wife (Meryl Streep).

Sleepless in Seattle (PG)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (15)

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in Nora Ephron’s whimsical charmer. Sam Baldwin is a widower living in Seattle with his eight-year-old son Jonah. One night, a desperate Jonah calls a radio psychologist to see if she can help Sam find a new wife. Across the country, Annie Reed, a reporter for The Baltimore Sun, hears the show and becomes obsessed with Sam’s story, even though she’s already engaged…

A London bachelor's misfortunes in love look set to change when he meets an American beauty at a wedding. However, the prospect of a transatlantic relationship succeeding seems slim, so the pair go their separate ways – only for him to realise he is unable to get her out of his mind.


> Comedy


JUPLICITY SATURDAY 22 JULY, 8pm Mareel  £16 Join stand-up comedian and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for a show of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch as this experienced funny-man creates laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it. Phill became a familiar face as team captain on BBC2's pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which went on to run for 19 years. Aside from that and live stand up shows all over the UK, he also appears as a regular guest on QI (BBC2), and in 2012 returned to television stand-up comedy with an appearance on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), while over on BBC Radio 4 Phill is a regular panellist on the award winning show I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.

> Student Showcase

1 MAY, 7.30pm


Mareel  £10 /


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> ScreenHorizons

Certain Women (12A)

Screen Horizons is the new name for Screen Wednesdays. We’ll still be bringing you the best of independent and world cinema, classic films and documentaries, but now the first screening of each film will be at 5pm on Sundays, with the repeat at 8pm the following Wednesdays. We hope you enjoy this month’s selection of great films!

Laura is an overworked lawyer trying to defend a construction worker injured at work. Gina is an ambitious wife and mother building a new home with her husband. Lonely ranch hand Jamie enrols at an evening class and develops confusing feelings for supply teacher Beth. A beautifully observed drama set against the stunning backdrop of mountains and open landscapes.

It's Only the End of the World (15) The Salesman (12A) Winner of the Grand Prix at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, this taut chamber piece follows terminally ill writer Louis, who returns home to break the news of his impending demise to his estranged family. Once there, old wounds and deep seated frustrations surface as Louis struggles to rekindle relationships and articulate the real reason for his visit.

Actors Emad and Rana accept the offer of an empty apartment from a fellow thespian when theirs falls into disrepair. Morality, a desire for justice and social pressure come to the fore when they make a troubling discovery about the previous occupants, and are forced to deal with the aftermath of a violent attack.

Dancer (12A)

The Fits (12A)

Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal. But at the peak of his success, aged 25, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom. This captivating documentary, featuring a wealth of archive footage and interviews, traces Polunin’s incredible journey.

11 year-old Toni is torn between two worlds, the boxing gym where she spars with her brother, and the adjacent space where a female dance troupe practices. Drawn to the dancers, she eventually joins them, but soon afterwards the members of the group begin suffering fainting fits.


> Oscillon Response


"An entirely new world of continual formal flux...visceral sublimity” - The Cusp

FRIDAY 26 MAY 8pm Mareel  £15 Composer and filmmaker Mark Lyken interprets, Ben F Laposky’s pioneering “Oscillon” Electronic Abstractions. Working in collaboration with Sanford Museum, Iowa this Cryptic commission for Sonica 2015 merges Lyken’s sonic responses and visualisations with Laposky’s groundbreaking 1950s art works. Responding to a selection of six strikingly different photographic works capturing complex, rhythmic waveforms, not only are Laposky’s images an inspiration for Lyken’s compositions but the creative process behind the artworks has also been utilised to generate the accompanying visuals for the performance.

> Café Bar Events

Sun - Thu: 10am - 11pm Fri - Sat: 10am - 1am


TUESDAYS 18 APRIL & 23 MAY from 7pm

Every Friday night in Mareel Café Bar our staff mix up a selection of delicious cocktails and mocktails for you to sample. Come on down and enjoy while listening to some great chilled-out mixes from our house DJs John Collins & DJ Lyall.

Mareel’s Monthly Film Quiz is for both film buffs and novices alike! Movie themed prizes are awarded to the teams with the highest and lowest scores, but really it’s all about the glory. Max team size: 6 people.


 £10 (team)



SUNDAYS 23 APRIL & 21 MAY from 7pm

WEDNESDAY 31 MAY from 7.30pm

Shetland Singers & Songwriters group hold monthly nights in the Auditorium, featuring some of the best of Shetland’s Singing & Songwriting talent. As well as sets from established acts, there is also an Open Mic spot. To find out more visit the Shetland Singers Songwriters page on Facebook.

Shetland College UHI students on the Vocational Pathways, NC, HNC & BA Applied Music courses based in Mareel demonstrate their talents with a fantastic end of academic year variety concert. For more info on the courses & how to apply visit:


 10 / £6


> Cinema Ticket Prices Matinees: before 5pm


Monday to Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5.50 / £4.50 Saturday, Sunday, Holidays* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7 / £5

Evenings: from 5pm onwards Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7 / £5 Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday . . . . . . . £8 / £6 Friday, Saturday, Holidays* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £9 / £7

Special Screenings:

Our prices vary depending on the day and time of the performance, and the type of screening. When booking you will be asked to choose between two different ticket types: adult or concession. Concessions include children under the age of 16 years old (those aged 16 and above must buy adult tickets), students (must produce valid ID), seniors (aged 60+), and people with disabilities.

Senior Screening (includes refreshment) . . . . . . . . . . . £6

Mareel Opening Hours: Sun - Thu: 9am - 11pm Fri - Sat:

9am - 1am

* Holidays include Bank Holidays, Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, & New Year’s Eve. • 3D screenings cost an extra £1 on top of ticket prices. Glasses cost an additional £1 and are reusable.

Mareel  01595 745500

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded once purchased. Customers are responsible for checking that they have booked the correct tickets at time of purchase as mistakes cannot be rectified at a later date. Only in the event of a screening being cancelled will your ticket be refunded.

Shetland Arts Development Agency manages Bonhoga Gallery, The Garrison Theatre & Mareel. We also develop and promote a year round programme of film, music, theatre, literature, visual arts, & dance events. We do this because we want to see Shetland celebrated as a place where inspiration & innovation are valued; where people want to live, work & study; and we want the full social & economic potential of the islands to be achieved.

Shetland Arts is supported by Creative Scotland and core funded by the Shetland Charitable Trust. Shetland Arts is a registered charity (SCO37082).


> Shetland Arts: Whats On


3 1 MARCH - 6 APRIL > Wellbeing Choir > Toby Paterson: The Pinwheel FILM: > Ghost in the Shell > Smurfs: The Lost Village > Goodfellas > John Wick: Chapter 2 > Life, Animated > Dancer > It's Only the End of the World 7 - 13 APRIL > The East Wind Project

21 - 27 APRIL > Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year Concert > 37th Shetland Folk Fest > Shetland Singers Songwriters > Mixology at Mareel FILM: > Going in Style > Rules Don't Apply > Power Rangers > Free Fire > Mad Max > All’Opera: Romeo and Juliet > The Salesman

> Mixology at Mareel FILM:

28 APRIL - 4 MAY > 37 Shetland Folk Fest th

> The Boss Baby > Life > The Lost City of Z 14 - 20 APRIL > Mr McFall’s Chamber Solitudes: Baltic Reflections > Mareel Film Quiz > Student Open Evening FILM: > Fast & Furious 8 > Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience > Appropriate Behaviour > It Happened One Night > Manchester By The Sea > Lion > The Time of Their Lives > Certain Women > Train To Busan

> Traces > Let's Circus FILM: > Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 > Their Finest > Mad Max: Fury Road - Chrome Edition > Four Weddings and a Funeral > Get Out > The Fits FILMS MAY BE ADDED OR REMOVED AT ANY TIME SUBJECT TO DEMAND.


Booklet April 2017  

A guide to what's on in Shetland Arts Venues in April & Beyond.

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