a guide to what’s on during March & beyond... • FILM • MUSIC • ART • THEATRE • CAFÉ BAR • EDUCATION •
WELCOME Film, Music, Art or Theatre this is your guide to Shetland Arts & its venues.
CONTENTS 17 > Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing 18 > Wellbeing Choir 18 > Life Drawing 19 > Film 20 > Event Listings 21 > Lindsay Lou 21 > Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle 22 > Birds of Chicago 22 > Mareel Student Night 23 > Comedy Films 24 > Väsen 24 > Neil Georgeson: Dance Music 25 > Drama Films 26 > Shetlands Got Talent 26 > Young Fiddler of the Year 2018 27 > The Wallace Collection 27 > Ben Ottewell 28 > Event Listings 28 > Screen Horizons 30 > New Memberships! 31 > Cinema Ticket Prices 32 > What’s On at a Glance
03 > Dinh Q. Lê: The Colony 04 > We're here because we're here 04 > ShetlandMade 05 > Oscar Catch-Up 06 > Baba Yaga 06 > Eddie and the Slumber Sisters 07 > Family Friendly Films 08 > Event Listings 09 > Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling 09 > Lankum 10 > Trio HLK 10 > The Furrow Collective 11 > Adventure Films 12 > Scottish Opera Highlights 12 > Tide Lines 13 > Screen Pride 13 > Messiah from Bristol Old Vic 14 > Event Listings 15 > Creativity Club: Craft 15 > Fred MacAulay: 30 Years On 16 > The Free9 16 > Gretchen Peters 17 > Action Films 2
Dinh Q. Lê Chincha Norte Island Production shot of The Colony, 2016 Photo courtesy of the artist
DINH Q. LÊ
Mareel Auditorium | Daily | 10am - 8pm*
3 February - 9 March The Colony is a film installation by Vietnamese artist and filmmaker Dinh Q. Lê. 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, gradually revealing a sublime landscape with a complex history. The project was commissioned and is supported in Shetland by Artangel, a charitable organisation pushing the boundaries of contemporary art worldwide.
Mareel Auditorium FREE * some dates and times may vary
© Paul Riddell
We’re here because we’re here An exhibition telling the story of the contemporary memorial presented by 14-18 NOW & the National Theatre of Great Britain, in association with the National Theatre of Scotland
20 January - 18 March LOWER GALLERY & CRAFT CABINET: Applied Art & Craft to Go: Contemporary work from Shetland & the UK.
Showcasing contemporary applied art & craft from Shetland
31 MARCH - 20 MAY
> Oscar Catch-Up
Darkest Hour (PG)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)
Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture, 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.
Nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture, a darkly comic drama from writer/director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges), starring Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson.
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?
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.
Lady Bird (15)
The Shape of Water (15)
Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, a charming comedy-drama written and directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan.
Nominated for 13 Academy Awards including Best Picture, this other-worldly fairy tale is set against the backdrop of Cold War era America.
Outspoken and strong-willed, 17-year-old ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson is drifting through her final year of high school, longing for opportunities and new beginnings, and clashing with her mom, a nurse working tirelessly to support the family after her husband lost his job.
In the high-security government laboratory where she works, mute janitor Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. But when she stumbles across a classified experiment in the shape of a mysterious, aquatic creature, Elisa's life is changed forever.
> Drama & Dance IMAGINATE & WINDMILL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT...
TUESDAY 15 MAY, 6pm Mareel £8 / £6
Vaselina lives the quiet life, working as a receptionist in a very tall apartment block. But all that changes when she is forced to confront a terrifying resident who plays her music too loudly and eats jelly babies with her mouth open. Who is this mysterious neighbour? Will she ever turn the music down? And what exactly is she planning for dinner? An uproarious musical journey to the top floor and beyond, Baba Yaga is a brand new take on an old Russian folktale co-created by director Rosemary Myers and two unique and celebrated artists from opposite ends of the globe; Shona Reppe (Scotland) and Christine Johnston (Australia). Recommended for ages 7-12
> Drama & Dance
National Theatre of Scotland & Catherine Wheels Theatre Company present...
EDDIE AND THE SLUMBER SISTERS Eddie and the Slumber Sisters is a whimsical, heart-warming fable blending music, magic, and imagination, Eddie and the Slumber Sisters explores the realities of grief through the eyes of a child. Featuring the Slumber Sisters: an all-singing trio whose job it is to ensure that our night-time dream wanderings remain healthy and safe. Armed with an infinite supply of remedies, they arrive to create dreams that will help us through difficult times. Recommended for age 8+
FRIDAY 18 MAY, 6pm Mareel £8 / £6
...a new immersive theatre show for children and families!
> Family Friendly Films
The Incredibles (U)
Gnomeo & Juliet (U)
A rare chance to see this classic Pixar animation on the big screen before its sequel is released later this year!
The greatest love story ever told, starring… garden gnomes? Two garden gnomes, Gnomeo (voice of James McAvoy) and Juliet (voice of Emily Blunt), try to avoid tragedy and find a happy ending to their star-crossed love affair when they are caught up in a feud between neighbours. Screening in advance of the sequel, Sherlock Gnomes, coming soon!
Once one of the world's top masked crime fighters, Bob Parr and his wife Helen – a famous superhero in her own right – have adopted civilian identities and retreated to the suburbs to live normal lives with their three kids. But then a mysterious communication summons Bob to a remote island for a top-secret assignment…
Monster Family (PG)
Peter Rabbit (PG)
A normal family are turned into a vampire, mummy, werewolf and monster in this entertaining animation.
Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role in this playful family comedy.
A stressed mom persuades her husband and kids to accompany her to a fancy dress Halloween party, in an attempt to get them to spend some quality time together as a family. All seems to be going well, until they cross the path of a real-life witch…
The feud between Peter (voiced by James Corden) and Mr McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warmhearted animal lover who lives next door.
> Events Wellbeing Choir
Scottish Opera Highlights
WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY, 7.30pm
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!
Join us for a guaranteed great night of music, laughter and good company.
We’re Here Because We’re Here
Mixology @ Mareel
Mareel & Lerwick Methodist Church £2
The Garrison Theatre £12 / £5
FRIDAYS 2 & 16 MAR, from 7pm Mareel FREE
20 JANUARY - 18 MARCH Bonhoga Gallery FREE
An exhibition telling the story of the contemporary memorial presented by 14-18 NOW & the National Theatre of Great Britain.
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.
Dinh Q. Lê: The Colony
Creativity Club Craft
3 FEBRUARY - 9 MARCH, 10am - 8pm*
SATURDAYS 3 - 31 MARCH, 1pm - 3pm
Dinh Q. Lê: The Colony is a film installation commissioned by Artangel. Opening Event on Saturday 3 February at 6pm.
Each week we’ll use different natural materials from around Shetland to create unique and original sculptures and installations, using a variety of crafting techniques. These pieces will be exhibited for family and friends in the final week.
Mareel £50 / £40
* See page 13 for detailed opening times.
Computer Games League: Ultra Street Fighter IV
Ben Ottewell SATURDAY 3 MARCH, 8pm Mareel £15 / £10
SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY, 6-7pm Mareel £5 / £15
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.
The league will run all winter - the more you come the more points you can build up to become the ultimate Mareel Champion.
Shetland County Drama Festival
SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY, 8pm Mareel £18 / £14
5 - 8 MARCH, 7.30pm
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.
The Garrison Theatre £10 / £8 Drama groups from all over Shetland have been busy all winter to provide four nights of great entertainment, all competing for first place!
> Scottish Ballet
Age guidance: 14+ (Contains adult themes)
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
L A N K UM D U B L I N F OL K M I S C R E A N T S M A R E E L - W E D N E S D A Y 3 0 M A Y, 7 . 3 0 p m
Lankum are one of the most talked about bands to come out of Ireland in decades. They’re a Dublin four-piece who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. Mareel £24
“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 - SATURDAY 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
BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS BEST GROUP WINNERS 2017
FURROW COLLECTIVE THE
SATURDAY 10 MARCH, 7.30pm Mareel £20 / £18
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.
> Adventure Films
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (12A)
Tomb Raider (Cert TBC) A thrilling reboot of the action franchise, starring Alicia Vikander.
The epic finale to the Maze Runner saga.
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent 21-year-old daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, Lara feels compelled to finally solve the mystery of his disappearance. But her mission will not be an easy one…
To save their friends, Thomas and his group of escaped Gladers set out on their most dangerous mission yet. They must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all.
> Autism Awareness Day
A Wrinkle in Time (Cert TBC)
Power Rangers (12A)
An epic live-action family adventure from Disney.
Monday 2 April, 5pm A special relaxed screening to mark World Autism Awareness Day
After gifted teenager Meg Murry’s world-renowned physicist father disappears, Meg and her younger brother are joined by three celestial guides – Mrs Which, Mrs Whatsit and Mrs Who – in the search. Traveling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are soon transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil.
Five ordinary high school kids, one of whom is on the autism spectrum, 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.
4 singers & a pianist coming to Shetland
OPERA HIGHLIGHTS Our talented young musicians are packing their bags full of props and costumes - travelling the length and breadth of the country to bring you an unforgettable night at the opera and a glimpse behind the scenes. Follow the twists and turns in the tale of two stage managers as they deal with the outrageous demands of their opera stars. There’s something for everyone – from opera first timers to seasoned fans. £12 / £5
THE GARRISON THEATRE
WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY, 7:30 pm
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.
52 Tuesdays (15)
The Ice King (12A)
Thursday 1 March, 5.45pm
Thursday 29 March, 5.45pm
This award-winning drama from Australia is an insightful and moving exploration of gender and sexuality with a compelling, time-lapse structure: it was shot chronologically, every Tuesday, over a year.
A compelling documentary about John Curry, the greatest ice skater of all time, who transformed a dated sport into an art form and made history by becoming the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality was not even fully legal.
16-year-old Billie goes to live with her father for a year while her mother transitions from female to male. The pair, who are extremely close, agree to meet every Tuesday during their year apart.
Toxic yet charming; rebellious yet elitist; emotionally aloof yet spectacularly needy; an artist and an athlete whose body became a political battlefield.
> Bristol Old Vic:
SUNDAY 1 APRIL, 1.55pm
Inspired by Handel's profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses.
Described by the critics as an 'astonishingly beautiful' (The Stage),'direct and impactful interpretation' (The Times), this dramatised concert is a rare treat for connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.
> Events The Furrow Collective
Neil Georgeson: Dance Music
SATURDAY 10 MARCH, 7.30pm
THURSDAY 22 MARCH, 7.30pm
Mareel £20 / £18
Mareel £16 / £5
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.
Neil Georgeson returns with another eclectic yet integrated conceptual programme which focuses this time on dance music.
Open Mic at Mareel
Culture & Business Fund Scotland Workshop
SUNDAYS 11 & 25 MARCH, 4-6pm Mareel FREE
TUESDAY 27 MARCH, 12.45-4pm
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.
A free workshop for arts and heritage organisations on Culture and Business Fund Scotland.
Mareel Film Quiz
FRIDAY 16 MARCH, 8pm
TUESDAY 27 MARCH, from 7pm
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.
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.
Absurd Person Singular
TUESDAY 20 & WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH, 7.30pm
28, 29 & 30 MARCH, 7.30pm
Shetland Youth Theatre presents The Free Nine by In-Sook Chappell. With threats around every corner nine teenagers flee North Korea, dreaming of a new life in the south. Based on a true story, this is the story of hope, escape and cultural difference.
Islesburgh Drama Group present their spring production - Absurd Person Singular - a funny, gripping and wretchingly truthful play that slices into the soul of seventies suburbia!
Mareel Student Night
WEDNESDAYS 28 MARCH - 2 MAY, 7pm - 9pm
THURSDAY 29 MARCH, 7.30pm
Shetland Arts’ popular life drawing sessions are back! These informal sessions give artists of all abilities the opportunity to practise using a real life nude model.
A great night of live music brought to you by the students on our music courses taught here at Mareel in partnership with Shetland College UHI. Everyone welcome!
Mareel £13 (14+ only, under 18's accompanied by an adult)
Mareel £10 (team)
Mareel £8 / £6
The Garrison Theatre £11 / £8
SATURDAYS, 1pm - 3pm 3 - 31 MARCH
- Mareel £50 / £40 (Sibling discount)
Creativity Club is a series of arts workshops for 7-11 year olds which encourage creativity and this block we'll be crafting! Each week we'll use different natural materials from around Shetland to create unique and original sculptures and installations, using a variety of crafting techniques. These pieces will be exhibited for family and friends in the final week. Come along and learn new skills while having lots of fun!
Fred MacAulay: 30 YEARS ON FRIDAY 15 JUNE, 8pm Mareel £15 / £13 In 1998, Fred MacAulay made his stand up debut at Mayfest's "So you think you're funny" competition in Glasgow with five minutes of his own comedy material. Much of what Fred talked about that night was about his family, coupled with wry observations about society and politics - themes which Fred's fans will be familiar with. His observations have led him to success on television and radio, on the live circuit and comedy festivals worldwide. You'll know Fred from QI, Have I Got News For You, and Mock The Week, from Radio 4's comedy programmes....not forgetting the legendary "McCoist and MacAulay". PLEASE NOTE - This is a 16+ event.
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With threats around every corner, nine teenagers flee North Korea, dreaming of a new life in the south. Based on a true story of hope, escape and cultural difference.
GRETCHEN PETERS Thursday 7 June, 7:30pm Mareel £20 / £16
GRAMMY-nominated Nashville songwriting hall of fame star Gretchen Peters will pay a second visit to the islands this summer for a trio show. Joining her on stage at Mareel will be husband and pianist/accordionist Barry Walsh and bassist Conor McCreanor, as well as special guest Kim Richey, a two-times Grammy nominee in her own right who features in a collaboration on Peters’ new LP and will perform her own solo set. The tour will be in support of her as yet untitled new album, which also sees Peters perform at venues including Edinburgh’s Queens Hall, Cadogan Hall in London and Birmingham Town Hall.
> Action Films
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A) Black Panther (12A) Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.
Directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station), Marvel Studios' Black Panther follows T'Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, and he is faced with treachery and danger, T'Challa must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Rey finally comes face to face with Luke, but he’s not the man she was expecting to find. The most eagerly anticipated film of the year is here at last! Director Rian Johnson (Looper) has lined up an epic adventure that challenges heroes old and new and delves deep into the mythology of the Force.
> Exhibition on Screen:
VINCENT VAN GOGH
A NEW WAY OF SEEING Sunday 25 March, 2pm Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, awardwinning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff, showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before and featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum.
Mareel £12 / £10 17
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 27 February 6 March 13 March 20 March 27 March
Lerwick Methodist Church Lerwick Methodist Church Lerwick Methodist Church Mareel Mareel
WEDNESDAYS 28 MARCH - 2 MAY, 7pm - 9pm Shetland Arts’ popular life drawing sessions are back! These informal sessions give artists of all abilities the opportunity to practise using a real life nude model.
> International Women's Day
Rio Bravo (1959) (PG)
Screen Classics: Bringing classic films back to the big screen where they belong.
Thursday 8 March, 5:15pm Screening to mark International Women’s Day
Howard Hawks’ superbly entertaining Western, starring John Wayne, Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson.
Marshalltown, Nova Scotia, 1937. Maud is stuck living with her unsympathetic aunt. Desperate to break away, she responds to a local fish seller’s ad for a housekeeper.
Presidio County Sheriff John T Chance is holding Joe Burdette, a worthless, drunken thug, for the murder of an unarmed man in a fight in a saloon. The problem is that Joe is the brother of wealthy Nathan Burdette, who owns a big chunk of the county…
Irish filmmaker Aisling Walsh directs Sally Hawkins in the true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists.
Red Sparrow (15)
A supernatural chiller based on true events and starring Helen Mirren.
Jennifer Lawrence stars in a stylish and action-packed spy thriller.
Having lost both her husband and child, Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester firearms fortune, becomes convinced that she and her inheritance are cursed, and that she is being haunted by the ghosts of all the people killed by the weapons her family business produced.
After an injury ends her career, prima ballerina Dominika Egorova and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. But then Dominika finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons.
> Events ShetlandMade
Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year 2018 Mareel
31 MARCH - 20 MAY Bonhoga Free
FRIDAY 27 APRIL, 9.15am - 8pm free SATURDAY 28 APRIL, 9.15am - 4pm free SUNDAY 29 APRIL, 7.30pm £10 / £6
Showcasing contemporary applied art & craft from Shetland. Aamos Designs, Esme Wilcock, Paparwark, Gilly B, Glansin Glass & Joan Fraser
The Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year brings together Shetland’s talented young fiddlers to showcase their music.
Shetland's Got Talent
SATURDAY 14 APRIL, 7:30pm
TUESDAY 15 MAY, 6pm
As part of their fundraising efforts in advance of the 2018 CRUK Shetland Relay for Life Shetland, the committee are delighted to announce that they will be hosting “Shetland’s Got talent 2018”.
An uproarious musical journey to the top floor and beyond, Baba Yaga is a brand new take on an old Russian folktale. Recommended for ages 7-12
Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle
Eddie & the Slumber Sisters
SUNDAY 15 APRIL
FRIDAY 18 MAY, 6pm
Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this iconic role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling yet luminous ballet.
Eddie and the Slumber Sisters is a whimsical, heartwarming fable blending music, magic, and imagination, Eddie and the Slumber Sisters explores the realities of grief through the eyes of a child. Recommended for age 8+
Birds of Chicago
FRIDAY 20 APRIL, 7.30pm
SUNDAY 20 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.
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.
Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling
Mareel £8 / £6
Mareel £12 / £10
Mareel £8 / £6
Mareel £20 / £16
WEDNESDAY 30 MAY, 7.30pm
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.
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.
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.”
> Event Cinema
Giselle SUNDAY 15 APRIL When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death… Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this iconic role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling yet luminous ballet.
Mareel £12 / £10 21
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.”
© CHRIS COLES
MAREEL STUDENT NIGHT THURSDAY 29 MARCH, 7.30pm Mareel Free
A great night of live music brought to you by the students on our music courses taught here at Mareel in partnership with Shetland College UHI. Everyone welcome!
> Comedy Films
I, Tonya (15)
Finding Your Feet (12A)
Based on unbelievable, but true, events, I, Tonya is a darkly hilarious romp featuring an Oscar-nominated performance from Margot Robbie.
A charming comedy with a wonderful cast including Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall and Joanna Lumley.
Figure skater Tonya Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, but her legacy was forever defined by her involvement in one of the most sensational scandals in sports history.
When uptight Lady Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged sister Bif. The two could not be more different, but different is just what Sandra needs!
Game Night (15)
Walk Like a Panther (Cert TBC)
A riotous comedy adventure where you never see the twists coming!
A warm and hilarious British comedy that’s a must-see for fans of 80s wrestling!
Max and Annie host a weekly game night for their friends, and this week, Max’s brother Brooks is kicking things up a notch with a surprise murder mystery party. Brooks has warned them that they won’t know what’s real and what’s fake… so when he gets kidnapped, is it just part of the game?
A group of retired wrestlers are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened by closure. Led by father-son duo Mark and Trevor Bolton, this unlikely bunch of heroes sets out to save their community, rekindling old friendships and family ties along the way.
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.
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.
Mareel £16 / £5 24
> Drama Films
SCREENF CUS The Mercy (12A)
Journey's End (12A)
Colin Firth stars in the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife and children behind, embarking on what soon becomes an ill-fated adventure.
Sunday 4 March, 2pm & Thursday 8 March, 5.45pm
The 5.30pm screening on Friday 23 February will be introduced by local sailor Andrew Halcrow.
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. 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.
> Event Cinema
Mary Magdalene (12A)
Bill Viola: Road to St.Paul’s (PG)
Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix star this epic drama.
Sunday 25 February, 2.30pm
A young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement, headed by a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth. As the notoriety of the group spreads and more are drawn to follow Jesus' inspirational message, Mary must confront the reality of Jesus' destiny and her own place within it.
A powerful, moving portrait of the world’s most influential video artist and his wife and close collaborator, Kira Perov. The film documents Viola’s 12-year odyssey to create two permanent video installations for St Paul's Cathedral, London: Martyrs (2014) and its companion piece, Mary (2016). It’s the remarkable story of producing, filming and realising the first art commission of its kind to ever be installed in Britain’s most famous religious space.
SATURDAY 14 APRIL, 7:30pm | MAREEL £15 As part of their fundraising efforts in advance of the 2018 Cancer Research UK Shetland Relay for Life Shetland, the committee are delighted to announce that they will be hosting “Shetland’s Got talent 2018”. Expect a night of full entertainment & laughs!
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SHETLAND YOUNG FIDDLER OF THE YEAR 2018 Friday 27 April, 9.15am - 8pm free Saturday 28 April, 9.15am - 4pm free Sunday 29 April, 7.30pm £10 / £6 Mareel The Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year brings together many of Shetland’s talented young fiddlers to showcase their music. Contemporary and traditional Shetland tunes are performed at the prize-winner’s concert before judges Iain Williamson, Linda Gair and Jennifer Wrigley. 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 2018.
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
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.
> Events Gretchen Peters THURSDAY 7 JUNE, 7:30pm Mareel £20 / £16
GRAMMY-nominated Nashville songwriting hall of fame star Gretchen Peters will pay a second visit to the islands this summer for a trio show.
The Wallace Collection
Walk With Me (PG)
SATURDAY 9 JUNE, 7.30pm Mareel £16 / £5
A rare insight into a community of Buddhist monks and nuns who have given up all their possessions and left their homes in order to master the art of mindful living under the guidance of world-renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.
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.
With unprecedented access, this intimate and meditative film, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, touches on the universal themes of belonging, love, loss, hope and death.
Fred MacAulay: 30 Years On FRIDAY 15 JUNE, 8pm Mareel £15 / £13
His observations have led him to success on television and radio, on the live circuit and comedy festivals worldwide. You'll know Fred from QI, Have I Got News For You, and Mock The Week. PLEASE NOTE - This is a 16+ event.
Trio HLK SATURDAY 16 JUNE, 7.30pm Mareel £18 / £8
Trio HLK is the union of three distinct, forward thinking musical personalities.
The Final Year (12A) A unique insiders' account of President Barack Obama's foreign policy team during their last year in office.
Featuring unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, this compelling documentary offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years.
25 AUGUST - 2 SEPTEMBER Shetland’s annual film festival is curated by celebrated film historian Linda Ruth Williams and film critic Mark Kermode, alongside our own Kathy Hubbard.
Dark River (15)
In Russian with English subtitles.
A compelling drama from Clio Barnard, director of The Selfish Giant.
A powerful drama from Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan). Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page. But then, after witnessing one of their fights, their 12-year-old son Alyosha disappears.
Following the death of her father, Alice returns home to Yorkshire for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy of the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Alice must confront traumatic memories and family betrayals to find a way to restore the farm and salvage her relationship with her hostile brother.
Last Flag Flying (15)
Sweet Country (15)
30 years after they served together in Vietnam, former Navy Corps medic Richard â€˜Docâ€™ Shepherd reunites with two of his former comrades on a different type of mission: to bury Doc's son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.
An outback western inspired by real events and set in the stark panoramas of Australia's Northern Territory.
Writer/director Richard Linklater (Boyhood) balances raw drama against refreshing moments of humour in an impeccably cast film that wrestles with questions of patriotism, family, and grief.
Aboriginal stockman Sam Kelly works the land of a kind preacher, living in respectful harmony. But when a bitter WWI veteran returns to town, trouble escalates and Sam is forced to kill in self-defence. Shocked, afraid, and with a deep distrust in the impartiality of the law, Sam and his wife go on the run.
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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
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.
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> Shetland Arts: Whats On 23 FEBRUARY - 1 MARCH > Scottish Opera Highlights > Lindsay Lou > Dinh Q. Lê: The Colony > Computer Games League > Open Mic at Mareel > Wellbeing Choir > We’re Here Because We’re Here FILM: Black Panther (12A) The Mercy (12A) Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A) 52 Tuesdays (15) Bill Viola: The Road to St Paul’s (PG) The Incredibles (U) Walk With Me (PG) 2 - 8 MARCH > Ben Ottewell > Creativity Club Craft > Shetland County Drama Festival > Mixology @ Mareel FILM: Gnomeo & Juliet (U) Journey’s End (12A) Maudie (12A) Maze Runner: The Death Cure (12A) The Final Year (12A) The Shape of Water (15) 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15) Winchester (15) 9 - 15 MARCH > The Furrow Collective > Open Mic at Mareel FILM: Darkest Hour (PG) I, Tonya (15) Lady Bird (15)
01595 745500 | www.shetlandarts.org Loveless (15) Monster Family (PG) 16 - 22 MARCH > Neil Georgeson: Dance Music > Tide Lines > The Free Nine > Life Drawing > Mixology @ Mareel FILM: Finding Your Feet (12A) Game Night (15) Last Flag Flying (15) Monster Family (PG) Red Sparrow (15) Rio Bravo (1959) (PG) 23 - 29 MARCH > Mareel Student Night > Mareel Film Quiz > Open Mic at Mareel > Culture & Business Workshop > Absurd Person Singular FILM: Dark River (15) Van Gogh: A New Way Of Seeing (PG) Mary Magdalene (12A) Peter Rabbit (PG) The Ice King (12A) Walk Like a Panther (Cert: TBC) 30 MARCH - 5 APRIL > ShetlandMade FILM: A Wrinkle in Time (Cert: TBC) Messiah from Bristol Old Vic (Cert: TBC) Power Rangers (12A) Sweet Country (15) Tomb Raider (Cert: TBC)
A guide to what's on in Shetland Arts Venues in March & Beyond.