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a guide to what’s on during January & 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 > Hogmanay with the Revellers 03 > Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling 04 > We're here because we're here 05 > Screen Focus: WW1 06 > Event Listings 07 > Northern Flyway 07 > Creativity Club: Animation 08 > Birds of Chicago 08 > Scottish Opera Highlights 09 > Film 09 > Screen Classics 10 > Trio HLK 10 > The Furrow Collective 11 > Film 11 > Screen Pride 12 > Event Listings 13 > Fiery Sessions 13 > Dinh Q. Lê: The Colony

14 > Wellbeing Choir 14 > Neil Georgeson: Dance Music 15 > Family Films 15 > Film: Mountain 16 > The Wallace Collection 16 > Cézanne: Portraits Of A Life 17 > Film 18 > Event Listings 18 > Up Helly Aa: Pop-Up Food Market 19 > Screen Horizons 20 > Café Bar Events 21 > Lindsay Lou 21 > Tide Lines 22 > Väsen 22 > Ben Ottewell 23 > Cinema Ticket Prices 24 > What’s On at a Glance

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Variety concert. . . 7:30pM

A paired back set from The Revellers & performances by Vair, Arthur Nicholson Band, Kansa & Hom Bru.

Bring in the Bells! . . . 9:00pM

Enjoy DJs & refreshments before The Revellers at 11pm to bring in the Bells. Followed by a traditional dance with the Alan Nicolson Dance Band to welcome in 2018.

> Scottish Ballet

Age guidance: 14+ (Contains adult themes)

Matthew Bourne’s

Highland Fling Saturday 21 April, 7pm & Sunday 22 April, 2pm Clickimin  £16 / £14 Highland Fling follows the downfall of James- a young Scot with sex, love and rock and roll on his mind. Recently married to his beloved Effie, his addiction to excess finds him in the company of a wild, gothic fairy. As his love for the strange and beautiful fairy becomes an obsession, James embarks on a fateful journey that takes him from the mean streets and nightclubs of Glasgow into a world beyond reality and reason.

‘This is one of the funniest, funkiest, most irresistibly infectious ballets I have ever had the delight to sit through’ - Daily Mail

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© Paul Riddell

We’re here because we’re here

An exhibition telling the story of the contemporary memorial presented by 14-18 NOW and the National Theatre of Great Britain - in association with the National Theatre aof Scotland

20 January - 18 March LOWER GALLERY & CRAFT CABINET: Applied Art & Craft to Go: contemporary work from Shetland and the UK

PUBLIC OPENING: Friday 19 January 5.30 - 7pm everyone welcome

Opening Hours: Wed - Fri: 11am - 3pm Sat & Sun: 11am - 4pm Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale, ZE2 9LW  01595 745750 www.shetlandarts.org

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SCREENF CUS

WORLD WAR ONE

A season of films set during the First World War, to coincide with the exhibition We’re here because we’re here at Bonhoga Gallery. See all four films in the season for the price of three with our Screen Focus package.

Paths of Glory (PG)

Testament of Youth (12A)

Sunday 21 January, 2pm Introduction by history teacher and WWI scholar Jon Sandison Thursday 25 January, 5.45pm

Sunday 4 February, 2pm Thursday 8 February, 5.45pm A searing story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain which became the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view.

Kirk Douglas gives a searing performance in Stanley Kubrick’s profound and poignant drama. A French assault on a German position during the First World War ends in disaster, but the general in charge refuses to accept the plan was doomed from the start and demands that three men from the ranks be executed as an example to the rest. However, the colonel who led the attack resolves to defend the condemned soldiers.

When war breaks out, Vera is left behind at home while her fiancé Roland and her brother Edward leave for France to fight for their country. Desperate to keep her loved ones safe, she leaves university to become a nurse on the Front.

War Horse (12A)

Journey's End (12A)

Sunday 18 February, 1.45pm Thursday 22 February, 5.15pm

Sunday 4 March, 2pm Thursday 8 March, 5.45pm

Steven Spielberg’s beautifully realised adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling novel.

A group of men await an attack in the trenches of the First World War in this outstanding new adaption of R C Sherriff’s 1928 play.

A farmer's son forms a close bond with a horse he trains, but is forced to give the animal up when it is sold to the British army during the First World War. The horse passes through various owners on both sides as he travels across the battlefields of France, while the boy refuses to give up on being reunited.

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C Company, led by Captain Stanhope, is about to take its posting on the front line. Intelligence suggests an imminent German attack, and, having been all but abandoned by the commanding Officers, Stanhope knows there is little chance of survival.


> Events Christmas Eve Music in Mareel Café Bar

Mareel Film Quiz

SUNDAY 24 DECEMBER, 2-6pm

Mareel  £10 (team)

TUESDAY 16 JANUARY (TEAM TAKEOVER) & TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY, from 7pm

Mareel  FREE

Christmas Carols with Wellbeing Choir leader Suzanne Briggs (All welcome - come along and have a sing!), Adam Guest and a festive themed Open Mic.

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.

Computer Games League: Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2

We’re Here Because We’re Here

SATURDAY 30 DECEMBER, 6-7pm

20 JANUARY - 18 MARCH

The league will run all winter - the more you come the more points you can build up to become the ultimate Mareel Champion.

An exhibition telling the story of the contemporary memorial presented by 14-18 NOW & the National Theatre of Great Britain.

HOGMANAY with The Revellers

Computer Games League: Ultra Street Fighter IV

SUNDAY 31 DECEMBER

SATURDAY 27 JANUARY, 6-7pm

Welcome in 2018! with The Revellers, Alan Nicholson Band and many more at Mareel.

The league will run all winter - the more you come the more points you can build up to become the ultimate Mareel Champion.

Wellbeing Choir

Up Helly Aa: Pop-Up Food Market

Mareel  £5 / £15

Bonhoga Gallery  FREE

Mareel  £50 / £35 / £30

Mareel  £5 / £15

TUESDAY EVENINGS

Mareel & Lerwick Methodist Church  £2

MONDAY 29 JANUARY, 4 - 9pm

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

Mareel  FREE

We'd love you to join us for our first Pop-up Food Market, the day before Up Helly Aa

Creativity Club Animation

Fiery Sessions

SATURDAYS 13 JAN - 10 FEB, 1pm - 3pm

TUESDAY 30 JANUARY, 12pm & 3pm

The sessions will cover drawn, 2D and 3D animation, plus film editing and creating soundtracks, and will culminate in a screening of the films for friends and family.

Join us and get your Up Helly Aa celebrations off to a fine start with some of Shetland’s best trad musicians!

Mareel  £50 / £40 (Sibling discount)

The Garrison Theatre  £14 / £12

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> Music

SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY, 7.30pm Mareel  £15

Northern Flyway is a newly created performance by Inge Thomson and recently arrived Shetland resident Jenny Sturgeon, exploring the ecology, folklore, symbolism and mythology of birds and birdsong. Drawing on such sources as the extensive field-recordings of musician/composer and birdsong expert Magnus Robb, the duo have worked with singer/multi-instrumentalist Sarah Hayes (Admiral Fallow) and the renowned vocal sculptor Jason Singh to create this brand-new piece. Jenny’s background as a biologist and Inge’s home island of Fair Isle, have contributed to an evocative piece, combining vocal and instrumental composition with sonic experimentation and lush visuals. Northern Flyway will also be performed at the Tron Theatre as part of Celtic Connections 2018.

> Creativity Club

SATURDAY AFTERNOONS 13 JANUARY - 10 FEBRUARY Mareel  £50 / £40 (Sibling discount)

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> Music

BIRDS OF CHICAGO SUNDAY 20 MAY, 7.30pm - Mareel  £20 / £16

The acclaimed husband-and-wife led band are fronted by singer-songwriters JT Nero and Allison Russell, who recently relocated to Nashville, and have been described by No Depression magazine as delivering “near perfect Americana” sounds. Drawing heavily on rock'n'roll and the gospel tradition, in 2016 Birds of Chicago released the Joe Henry-produced album Real Midnight and since forming in late 2012 have toured around 200 nights a year: “Singing for a room full of new people, hearts wide open, keeps off the cold and chases off the shadows.”

2017/2018 Classical Season

Scottish Opera Highlights

Wednesday 28 February, 7.30pm Team Opera Highlights is on a mission. Equipped with a suitcase full of music and a sense of adventure, the team are ready for a journey of operatic proportions. Our talented young singers are travelling the length and breadth of the country to bring you an unforgettable night at the opera. Join us for a guaranteed great night of music, laughter and good company. There’s something for everyone – from opera first timers to seasoned fans.

The Garrison Theatre  £12 / £5

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> Film

The Disaster Artist (15)

Stronger (15)

James Franco stars in the hilariously entertaining true story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau.

Jake Gyllenhaal gives a superb performance in this gritty and moving drama, based on the true story of Jeff Bauman, injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Based on Greg Sestero's best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy's cult-classic 'disasterpiece' The Room, The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend—and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you're doing.

Jeff is waiting at the finish line when the blast occurs, and loses both his legs in the attack. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun.

SCREENClassics

Darkest Hour (PG)

Silence of the Lambs (15)

Directed by Joe Wright (Atonement) and starring Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940, during which Churchill's courage to lead changed the course of world history.

Jonathan Demme’s award-winning thriller, starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, returns to cinemas in a new digital restoration.

As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Should he negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost, or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds?

FBI agent Clarice Starling, a specialist in serial killers, is fresh out of training and on the hunt for psychopathic murderer Buffalo Bill. She adopts a highrisk strategy in visiting the imprisoned, dangerous and highly intelligent psychiatrist Dr Hannibal Lecter for his insight, but Lecter wants something in return.

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> Music

“One of the grooviest, hippest young bands in the city…rhythmically and melodically a great combination of subtlety and strength” - Kevin Le Gendre

TRIO HLK MAREEL - FRIDAY 16 JUNE, 7.30pm

A belief in the high art of improvisation and intrigue with the infinite art and science of rhythm is what brings H, L and K together. They address ambitious improvisational frameworks which often resemble contemporary classical music more than jazz. Their music features dense, complex rhythms and textures, and virtuosic improvisation. Trio HLK’s music sounds genuinely fresh, and genuinely new.  £18 / £8

© Seth Tinsley

> Music

FURROW COLLECTIVE THE

SATURDAY 10 MARCH, 7.30pm Mareel  £20 / £18

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The Furrow Collective is a critically acclaimed English/Scottish quartet consisting of four distinctive and talented performers. The group formed in 2013, drawn together by a shared love of traditional song and balladry and an open, intuitive approach to collaboration. They mostly focus upon material from English and Scottish sources, occasionally turning their attentions further afield in their quest for intriguing songs.


> Film

The Greatest Showman (PG)

Murder on the Orient Express (12A)

A dazzling musical starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron.

Kenneth Branagh directs a sumptuous adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery, and leads a cast that includes Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, PenÊlope Cruz, Daisy Ridley and Willem Dafoe.

Inspired by the imagination of PT Barnum, The Greatest Showman celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

A passenger on the luxurious Orient Express is found murdered, and, with the train stuck in a snowdrift , legendary detective Hercule Poirot must solve the mystery while all of his suspects are still aboard the train.

SCREENPRIDE

Pitch Perfect 3 (12A)

Beach Rats (15)

The Bellas are back!

A gripping drama of repressed sexual desire.

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the girls have now graduated from college and are finding life in the real world tough. When they get the chance to reunite for an overseas tour, this group of awesome nerds come together to make music, along with some questionable decisions, one last time.

British newcomer Harris Dickinson gives a superb performance as enigmatic Brooklyn teen Frankie, who spends his days with his group of macho friends, hanging around the beach and showing off to girls. But night-time finds him hustling alone for furtive gay hook-ups with men he meets online, or cruising for sex near the Coney Island boardwalk. These two worlds seem destined to collide.

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> Events Artangel: The Colony

Ben Ottewell

3 FEBRUARY - 9 MARCH, 10am - 8pm*

SATURDAY 3 MARCH, 8pm

Dinh Q. Lê: The Colony is a film installation commissioned by Artangel. Opening Event on Saturday 3 February at 6pm.

As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez, Ben Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar solos.

Mareel  FREE

Mareel  £15 / £10

* See page 13 for detailed opening times.

Northern Flyway

The Furrow Collective

SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY, 7.30pm

SATURDAY 10 MARCH, 7.30pm

A new body of work by Jenny Sturgeon and Inge Thomson, exploring connections between people and birds, the performance incorporates birdsong, vocal and instrumental mimesis and new lyrical material as well as a lush visual skyscapes.

The Furrow Collective is a critically acclaimed English/ Scottish quartet consisting of four distinctive and talented performers. The group formed in 2013, drawn together by a shared love of traditional song and balladry and an open, intuitive approach to collaboration.

Computer Games League: FIFA 14

Tide Lines

Mareel  £15

Mareel  £20 / £18

FRIDAY 16 MARCH, 8pm

Mareel  £13 (14+ only, under 18's accompanied by an adult)

SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY, 6-7pm Mareel  £5 / £15

Tide Lines are a 4 piece band originally from the Highlands of Scotland. Whilst their music is heavily influenced by and rooted in the places they grew up in they produce a highly eclectic sound.

The league will run all winter - the more you come the more points you can build up to become the ultimate Mareel Champion.

Lindsay Lou

Neil Georgeson: Dance Music

SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY, 8pm

THURSDAY 22 MARCH, 7.30pm

Mareel  £18 / £14

Mareel  £16 / £5

Presented by Ragged Wood. Outstanding Michigan songbird Lindsay Lou is returning to Shetland with her band and a brand new album to promote. The core three-piece of her band remains the same, with a fourth member introduced on percussion/vocals.

Neil Georgeson returns with another eclectic yet integrated conceptual programme which focuses this time on dance music.

Scottish Opera Highlights

Computer Games League: Super Smash Bros Melee

WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY, 7.30pm The Garrison Theatre  £12 / £5

SATURDAY 31 MARCH, 6-7pm

Join us for a guaranteed great night of music, laughter and good company.

Mareel  £5 / £15

The league will run all winter - the more you come the more points you can build up to become the ultimate Mareel Champion.

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> Up Helly Aa!

Shetland Arts’ annual Up Helly Aa day concerts at The Garrison Theatre.

TUESDAY 30 JANUARY 2018 12pm & 3pm  £14 / £12

Showcasing some of best of Shetland traditional music > Artangel Exhibition

DINH Q. LÊ

THE COLONY

3 FEBRUARY 9 MARCH 10am - 8pm*

Dinh Q. Lê: The Colony is a film installation commissioned by Artangel. It immerses the viewer in panoramic scenes of the timeless and desolate Chincha Islands off the coast of Peru, home to an enormous colony of sea birds. It gradually reveals a sublime landscape with a complex history. Mareel Auditorium  FREE

Opening Event:

Sat 3 Feb, 6 - 7:30pm Dinh Q. Lê Chincha Norte Island Production shot of The Colony, 2016 Photo courtesy of the artist

* 10 Feb: CLOSED 25 Feb: CLOSED 11 Feb: 2-8pm 26 Feb: 2-8pm 20 Feb: 10am-4pm 3 Mar: CLOSED 4 Mar: 2-8pm

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Wellbeing

Choir

Tuesday, 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!

2018 Dates

9 January

Mareel, Green Room

16 January

Mareel, Green Room

23 January

Mareel, Green Room

6 February

Lerwick Methodist Church

13 February

Lerwick Methodist Church

20 February

Lerwick Methodist Church

27 February

Lerwick Methodist Church

6 March

Lerwick Methodist Church

13 March

Lerwick Methodist Church

20 March

Mareel, Green Room

27 March

Mareel, Green Room

2017/2018 Classical Season

Neil Georgeson "Dance Music" Thursday 22 March, 7.30 pm

Neil Georgeson returns with another eclectic yet integrated conceptual programme which focuses this time on dance music. Including Johann Strauss' incandescently famous Blue Danube waltz in the form of Schultz-Evler's spectacular and fiendish Fantasy, and Stravinsky's Three Movements from Petrushka, a colourful and exceedingly virtuosic reworking of his famous ballet. Also featuring Grieg's masterful reworkings of Hardanger fiddle tunes, as well as contemporary pieces making innovative use of technology by Johannes Kreidler and Patrick Nunn, and music by Chopin, Haydn and Schubert.

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> Family Films

Paddington 2 (PG)

Coco (PG)

Everyone’s favourite bear is back by popular demand!

The latest brilliantly imaginative animated adventure from Pixar.

While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief...

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

> film

Mountain SUNDAY 28 JANUARY, 1.30pm A unique cinematic and musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom, Mountain is a dazzling exploration of our obsession with mountains. Only three centuries ago, climbing a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Peaks were places of peril, not beauty. Why, then, are we now drawn to mountains in our millions? Mountain shows us the spellbinding force of high places – and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams. Mareel  £9 / £7.50

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2017/2018 Classical Season

The Wallace Collection

Saturday 9 June, 7.30 pm The Wallace Collection brings together a group of extraordinary musicians, presenting a unique combination of performance, education, innovation, creativity, research and development. Together they embrace the potential of brass music, where anything becomes possible.

Mareel  £16 / £5

> Exhibition on Screen:

CÉZANNE

PORTRAITS OF A LIFE SUNDAY 28 JANUARY, 11.30am Exhibition on Screen presents one of the most talked about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington. Featuring interviews with curators and experts, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked, and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists - until now. Mareel  £12 / £10

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> Film

Molly’s Game (15)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)

A smart and entertaining directorial debut from writer/producer Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing, starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba.

It’s been seven months since her daughter was murdered and Mildred Hayes is fed up. Fuelled by grief and outraged that the investigation has gone quiet, she provokes the local police department with a series of messages plastered on three disused billboards outside her home town. So begins a rapidly escalating and very public feud between Mildred and the town’s venerated police chief.

This exhilarating drama is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob.

Holocaust Memorial Day

The Commuter (12A)

Destination Unknown (12A)

A smart and intense action thriller starring Liam Neeson and Vera Farmiga.

A special screening to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Insurance salesman Michael is contacted by a mysterious stranger on his daily commute home, and challenged to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realises he is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy, one that carries life and death stakes for himself and his fellow passengers.

This powerful documentary blends intimate testimony with archive footage to bring the stories of twelve Holocaust survivors to the screen. We meet those who survived in hiding, those who fought as partisans, and those who endured camps. Their stories do not end with liberation – we learn how they survived the chaos that came afterwards, and of their attempts to build new lives. For more info on Holocaust Memorial Day go to hmd.org.uk

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> Events Väsen

Lankum

FRIDAY 20 APRIL, 7.30pm

WEDNESDAY 30 MAY, 7.30pm

Having last played in Shetland at the Folk Festival in 2010, Väsen are making a welcome return to the Isles with their unique brand of Swedish folk music.

A four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, Lankum combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar.

Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling

The Wallace Collection

Mareel  £18

Mareel  £24 / £5

SATURDAY 9 JUNE, 7.30pm Mareel  £16 / £5

SATURDAY 21, 7pm & SUNDAY 22 APRIL, 2pm Clickimin  £16 / £14

Presented exclusively by Scottish Ballet, Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling is La Sylphide for the Trainspotting generation.

The Wallace Collection brings together a group of extraordinary musicians, presenting a unique combination of performance, education, innovation, creativity, research and development. Together they embrace the potential of brass music, where anything becomes possible.

Birds of Chicago

Trio HLK

SUNDAY 20 MAY, 7:30pm

FRIDAY 16 JUNE, 7.30pm

Birds of Chicago are bringing their brand of soulful Americana to Shetland for a full-band show in support of their new album Love in Wartime in May.

Trio HLK is the union of three distinct, forward thinking musical personalities.

Mareel  £20 / £16

Mareel  £18 / £8

UP HELLY AA: POP-UP FOOD MARKET Mareel - Mon 29 Jan 2018, 4pm - 9pm

We'd love you to join us for our first Pop-up Food Market, the day before Up Helly Aa Come and meet our producers and members, taste their wonderful produce - and see what's new too - at this free-to-enter market. In attendance will be Viking Mead, Shetland Reel, Mirrie Dancers, Mackenzie's, The V Bird, Thule Ventus, LJs, Aald Harbour Tea Room, and many more. We're expecting a few new products to be launched, too. Looking forward to seeing you at Mareel!

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> ScreenHorizons

The Florida Project (15)

Happy End (15)

A vivid and tender drama set amongst families living on the poverty line in a series of budget motels in Orlando.

In English and French with English subtitles. Master auteur Michael Haneke (Amour, The White Ribbon, Hidden) returns with a biting satire on bourgeois family values set in the shadow of the European refugee crisis.

The Florida Project follows the summer adventures of two 6 year-old girls, Moonee and Jancey, who live in neighbouring motels. They and their friends run amok, unsupervised and frequently getting under the feet of Bobby, the tough-but-tender manager of the Magic Castle Motel, where Moonee lives with her explosive 22-year-old mother Halley.

The Laurent family – wealthy, neurotic and selfobsessed – own a lucrative construction company and live in a sprawling mansion house in Calais. But trouble is brewing, as a series of intergenerational backstabbings threaten to tear the family apart.

Boy (15)

Marjorie Prime (12A)

A young boy is reunited with his absentee father in this quirky, bittersweet coming-of-age-story written, directed by and starring Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor: Ragnarok).

Veteran actress Lois Smith and Jon Hamm star in this haunting vision of a future where death has become slightly less final. When her husband Walter dies, 85-year-old Marjorie decides to replace him with a Prime – an artificially intelligent avatar that looks and sounds exactly like Walter did when he was 40. This Prime provides Marjorie with much-needed support and warmth, but for her daughter, it feels like an interloper.

11-year-old Boy and his younger brother Rocky have been brought up on their grandmother’s farm since their mother died and their father Alamein disappeared from their lives. Boy is delighted when his dad suddenly returns home, but it soon becomes clear that Alamein is a narcissistic deadbeat.

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> Café Bar Events

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

OPEN MIC AT MAREEL GAMES LEAGUE Hosted by Magnus Stout

Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2: Sat 30 Dec, 6pm Ultra Street Fighter IV: Sat 27 Jan, 6pm FIFA 14: Saturday 24 February, 6pm Super Smash Bros Melee: Sat 31 Mar, 6pm Retro Night: Date TBC + GRAND FINALE!: Date TBC

SUNDAYS 14 JAN & 28 JAN, 4-6pm Join us in the Café Bar for Open Mic at Mareel. Anyone and everyone is invited to share a song or a tune, a new piece of prose, poetry or stand-up, or whatever you want – the stage is yours! Pop down on a Sunday afternoon for a relaxed vibe and a chance to enjoy some emerging talent and established performers alike share a stage. Open Mic at Mareel will run on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month.

the more you come the more points you can build up to become the ultimate Mareel Champion!

 FREE

 £5 per person or  £15 for a group of 4

MAREEL FILM QUIZ

MIXOLOGY @ MAREEL

TUESDAY 16 JANUARY (TEAM TAKEOVER) & TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY, from 7pm

FRIDAYS 5 JAN & 19 JAN, from 7pm Enjoy chilled out tunes and a laid-back vibe in Mareel’s Café Bar with Mixology, fortnightly on Friday nights. Try one of our selection of delicious cocktails and get your weekend started with some funk, soul and house from our DJs John Collins and 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)

 FREE

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> Music

LINDSAY LOU SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY, 8pm Mareel  £18 / £14

Outstanding Michigan songbird Lindsay Lou is returning to Shetland with her band and a brand new album to promote. The core three-piece of her band remains the same, with a fourth member introduced on percussion/vocals. Having appeared at Shetland Folk Festival in 2015, and other Scottish festivals including HebCelt, Lindsay Lou & co earned rave reviews following their own sold-out headline show at Celtic Connections in 2017. Writing in fRoots magazine, Tim Chipping said: “I’m convinced I have seen the most affectingly expressive singer since Amy Winehouse, backed by the new Punch Brothers.”

> Music

FRIDAY 16 MARCH, 8pm Mareel  £13

Tide Lines are a 4 piece band originally from the Highlands of Scotland. Whilst their music is heavily influenced by and rooted in the places they grew up in they produce a highly eclectic sound. Imagine a 70’s Bruce Springsteen but with bagpipes and electronics in the E-Street band and you’re probably just about there! Initially formed by 2 ex-Skipinnish members Robert Robertson (singer) and Ross Wilson (piano) Tide Lines emerged just over a year ago with the addition of Alasdair Turner (guitar &bagpipes) and Fergus Munro (drums). They released their Far Side of the World single in 2016 and its lyrical theme the connection between youth and location formed the basis for their first full length album: Dreams We Never Lost which featured original Waterboy and current Saw Doctor Anthony Thistlewaite was released in June 2017. 14+ only, under 18's must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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> Music

VÄSEN

FRIDAY 20 APRIL, 7.30pm Mareel  £18

Having last played in Shetland at the Folk Festival in 2010, Väsen are making a welcome return to the Isles with their unique brand of Swedish folk music. Inspiring covers by bands like the Punch Brothers and Snarky Puppy, Väsen’s music is deeply rooted in the forests of the Swedish countryside and it's centuries-old tradition of the folk music. It's a tradition spiced with consummate playing skills. But this is more than just a traditional sound.

> Music

BEN OTTEWELL

SATURDAY 3 MARCH, 8pm

Mareel  £15 / £10

As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez, Ben Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar solos. Rolling Stone declared "Gomez's not-so-secret weapon is Ben Ottewell." And as GQ Magazine once wrote and anyone listening can attest "his voice is not of this world". Since his first solo release, Shapes and Shadows (2011), Ottewell has been pleasing audiences with a series of sucessful acoustic tours across the UK, US and Australia. Ben has released 2 further solo albums to widespread acclaim, Rattlebag for 2014 and A Man Apart, which was released earlier this year. Ottewell will re-join his Gomez bandmates in 2018 for a tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their ground-breaking debut album, Bring It On, with most UK dates already sold out.

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> Cinema Ticket Prices Matinees before 5pm Monday / Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5 Wednesday / Thursday / Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6.50 / £5 Saturday / Sunday / Holidays* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £9 / £7.50 Family Screenings (Sat & Sun mornings) . . . . . . . . . . . £5

Evenings from 5pm onwards Monday / Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5 Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday Sunday / Holidays* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £9 / £7.50 Mon / Tue Wed / Thu / Fri Weekends & Hols

Before 5pm Cheap Day Off Peak Peak

After 5pm Cheap Day Peak Peak

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.

Prices Cheap Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5 (all) Off Peak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6.50 / £5 Peak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £9 / £7.50 For 3D Add . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1 Senior Screening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £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.

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.

Mareel  01595 745500 www.shetlandarts.org

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).

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> Shetland Arts: Whats On

January 2018

29 DECEMBER - 4 JANUARY

19 - 25 JANUARY

> HOGMANAY with The Revellers

> We’re Here Because We’re Here

> Computer Games League

> Mixology @ Mareel

FILM:

> Creativity Club Animation

> Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

> Wellbeing Choir

> Pitch Perfect 3

FILM:

> Ferdinand

> Coco

> The Apartment (1960)

> Darkest Hour

> The Florida Project

> Molly’s Game

5 - 11 JANUARY > Mixology @ Mareel > Wellbeing Choir

> Happy End > Paths of Glory > The Silence of the Lambs

FILM:

26 JANUARY - 1 FEBRUARY

> The Greatest Showman

> Fiery Sessions

> Paddington 2

> Up Helly Aa: Pop-Up Food Market

> Murder on the Orient Express

> We’re Here Because We’re Here

12 - 18 JANUARY > Creativity Club Animation > Open Mic at Mareel > Mareel Film Quiz > Wellbeing Choir

> Computer Games League > Open Mic at Mareel > Creativity Club Animation FILM: > The Commuter

> The Disaster Artist

> Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri > Destination Unknown

> Stronger

> Mountain

> Beach Rats

> Cézanne: Portraits Of A Life

> Boy

> Marjorie Prime

FILM:

MAREEL OPENING TIMES (New Year) SUNDAY 31 DECEMBER (Hogmanay): Building Closed to Public from 5pm. Ticket holders only from 7pm MONDAY 1 JANUARY (New Year’s Day): CLOSED TUESDAY 2 JANUARY: Normal Opening Hours

01595 745500 | WWW.SHETLANDARTS.ORG | MAREEL

What's On Booklet January 2018  
What's On Booklet January 2018  

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