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a guide to what’s on during November & beyond.


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

CONTENTS 03 > Bert Simpson: Noup & Noost 04 > FLIT: Martin Green 05 > Comedy films 06 > Event Listings 07 > Stage 1 Drama 08 > Neil Georgeson Song Recital with soprano Anna Dennis 09 > Action films 10 > Event Listings 11 > Wordplay 2016 12 > TMSA Young Trad Tour 12 > Life Drawing 13 > Family Friendly films 13 > Fantasy films 14 > Event Listings 15 > Wellbeing Choir 15 > Branagh: The Entertainer 16 > Turner Prize sessions: Know Your Arts From Your Elbow

16 > Shetland Open: Black & White 17 > Drama films 18 > My Scientology Movie 18 > Adam Sutherland 19 > The Dolly Parton Story 19 > Buddy Holly & The Cricketers 20 > Classical Season 2016 / 2017 21 > ScreenFocus: Studio Ghibli Season 22 > Fiery Sessions 22 > Christmas 23 > Visual Art & Craft Awards 23 > Creative Industries Forum 24 > Hogmanay with Fiddlers' Bid 25 > Screen Wednesdays 26 > Café Bar Events 26 > Songwriters Extravaganza 27 > Cinema Ticket Prices 28 > What’s On at a Glance 2

> Art


Noup & Noost Landmarks that guide and act as places of shelter for those who live by, and from, the sea.

5 November - 24 December PUBLIC OPENING: Friday 4 December 6pm - 7.30pm, everyone welcome Opening Hours: Low Season

LOWER GALLERY & CRAFT CABINET: Art & Craft for Christmas 5 November - 24 December Wed - Fri: 11.00am - 3pm

Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale, ZE2 9LW  01595 745750

Sat & Sun: 11am - 4pm






Wednesday 2 November, 8pm Mareel  £20


Some of today’s most influential musicians explore themes of migration through dark, atmospheric songs set within a world of breathtaking stop-motion animation. “Green’s musical architecture is a wonder to behold” - fRoots Sponsored by

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> Comedy

Swiss Army Man (15)

A Street Cat Named Bob (12A)

Outrageously funny and deeply affecting, Swiss Army Man tells the tale of Hank (Paul Dano), who is stranded on a desert island and has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on the shore. The two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.  Bursting with creativity in both form and content, Swiss Army Man creates a world like no other, and strikes a perfect balance of humour and heart. 

James Bowen (Luke Treadaway) is in a bad place. Addicted to drugs from an early age, the Covent Garden busker lives a chaotic life and has endured periods of homelessness. But his life changes when a stray ginger tom cat turns up in his supported housing complex. He names his new feline pal Bob and the duo soon become inseparable, giving James the motivation to turn his life around. Based on the inspirational bestseller of the same title, and starring none other than the real Bob as himself, this is a moving, uplifting and often humorous story of hope and friendship.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (12A) War on Everyone (15) A box office smash in New Zealand and a favourite at this year’s Screenplay, Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a warm and affecting comedy with a serious message. Ricky Baker, a defiant young city kid, is sent by child welfare services to live in the country with foster aunt Bella and cantankerous foster uncle Hec (Sam Neill). When Bella suddenly passes away and child services decide to take him back to a care home, Ricky runs away into the bush with uncle Hec in pursuit. When child services jump to the conclusion that a mentally unstable Hec has abducted Ricky, triggering a national manhunt, the two have to overcome their differences to survive.

John Michael McDonagh, the award-winning writerdirector of The Guard and Calvary, crosses the Atlantic for his highly anticipated third film, a jet-black action comedy starring Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña and Theo James. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Terry Monroe and Bob Bolaño are two corrupt cops who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. But things take an unexpected turn when Terry and Bob try to intimidate someone who’s even more dangerous than they are. Or is he?


> Events

The Shetland Open



THU 3 - SAT 5 NOV, 7.30pm / SAT & SUN, 2pm

Celebrating Shetlands artistic & creative talent. This years theme is Black & White.

Shetland County Drama & Open Door Drama bring to life the all-time favourite musical with a Shetland cast of all ages.

Wellbeing Choir

Bert Simpson: Noup & Noost



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

Landmarks that guide and act as places of shelter for those who live by, and from, the sea.

Stage 1 Drama

Adam Sutherland



Drama Workshops for 7-11 year olds!

Adam Sutherland will visit Shetland to give workshops over two days, and a gig on the Saturday night.


Know your Arts from your Elbow



Darkly atmospheric songs set within a world of breathtaking stop-motion animation.

Join artist Amy Gear for informal evening sessions exploring the work of this year's Turner Prize nominees.

Bonhoga Gallery

The Garrison Theatre  £15 / £10

Lerwick Methodist Church  £2

Bonhoga Gallery

Mareel  £60 / £48

Mareel  Concert: £15  2 Day Workshop +Concert: £80

Mareel  £20

Mareel  £25 / £20


Drama Workshops

for 7-11 year olds!

@ M A RE E L Saturday Mornings, 10am - 12pm (29 October - 3 December) Booking available through Shetland Box Office. Mareel & Islesburgh Community Centre T: 01595 745555 • Advance booking recommended limited places available!


> Music

Neil Georgeson Song Recital with soprano Anna Dennis A varied and exciting programme of French, Russian, German and English song, including works by:

• Mussorgsky • Wolf • Stravinsky • • Strauss • Sorabji • Adès •

Thursday 1 December, 7.30pm - Mareel  £16 / £5 8

> Action

Deepwater Horizon (12A)

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (12A)

Mark Wahlberg stars in a thrilling drama of reallife heroism. In April 2010, one of the world's most devastating man-made eco catastrophes took place when BP's Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to a massive oil spill and to eleven people losing their lives. Little reported at the time were the stories of immense courage as workers struggled desperately to avert the calamity and managed to prevent an even greater death toll. Mark Wahlberg plays electrician Mike Williams in this compelling and inspirational action drama charting the 48 hours leading up to the disaster.

Tom Cruise races against time to expose an elaborate conspiracy in this thrill-packed action sequel. Formidable ex-military badass Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) returns to Virginia to meet up with Major Susan Turner, the head of his former unit. There's considerable mutual admiration between these two uncompromising individuals, and perhaps a little more. But when Reacher arrives, he finds that Major Turner has been arrested on an espionage charge. He quickly realises that she's been set up as part of a dark, far-reaching conspiracy that also results in him being charged with a crime that was committed nearly two decades ago.

Doctor Strange (12A)

The Accountant (15)

Benedict Cumberbatch is a sorcerous superhero in Marvel’s latest all-action extravaganza. Doctor Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) is a brilliant yet arrogant neurosurgeon whose life is turned upside down when he barely survives a devastating car accident. Embarking on a journey of self-discovery, he travels to the Far East, where he becomes the protégé of the mysterious Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). Soon Stephen’s abilities are put to the ultimate test when villainous Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) threatens the future of the entire world.

An intense, compelling thriller starring Ben Affleck as a mathematics savant in deep with deadly criminals. At a young age, Christian Wolff’s penchant for complex mathematics left people awed. Now an adult, he’s a highly successful financial consultant who has more affinity for numbers than people. But Chris’ story has a dark side: behind his apparently unremarkable façade, he is in fact the accountant for some of the most dangerous criminals on the planet. With treasury agent Ray King (JK Simmons) closing in on Chris’ operations, it doesn’t take long for the body count to start rising.


> Events

Life Drawing

Branagh: The Entertainer SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER, 1.30pm


Mareel  £12 / £10

A series of untutored life drawing workshops with a nude model. The workshop is suitable for over 16's.

John Osborne’s modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment.

Wordplay 2016

Mother Goose

16 - 27 NOVEMBER


Mareel, Library, Bonhoga & Schools Welcoming writers of local, national and international renown, Wordplay features a mix of readings, writing workshops, children’s events, and book signings.

The Garrison Theatre  £12 / £8

Islesburgh Drama Group present their 31st pantomime, all the old favourites of Mother Goose with a whole new script!

Shetland Singers Songwriters Extravaganza

Neil Georgeson

SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER, 7.30pm Mareel  £15 / £7.50

Mareel  £16 / £5 A varied and exciting programme of French, Russian, German and American song.

The Dolly Parton Story

Creative Industries Forum

SAT 26 & SUN 27 NOVEMBER, 7.30pm & 2pm


This Country and Western tribute act is paying homage to Dolly Parton and all the fantastic music she has written and performed over the years.

Do you work in, or would you like to work in, the creative industries sector in Shetland?

Song Recital with soprano Anna Dennis THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER, 7.30pm

Mareel  £20

Mareel  FREE (Register via HIE)


This year’s Wordplay festival is being held in partnership with Shetland Library and timed to coincide with Book Week Scotland celebrations. An exciting mix of events put the “play” into Wordplay, featuring local and national names including Scots Makar Jackie Kay, much loved children’s author Debi Gliori and island authors Kevin MacNeil, Alison Miller and Roseanne Watt. Events will be held in the Library, Mareel, Bonhoga and in schools across Shetland. From a Harry Potter fest with special dress up screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them to the launch of Bobby The Birdman and celebration of the remarkable life of Bobby Tulloch, there is something for everyone at Wordplay.

For full details look out for your FREE copy of the Wordplay festival programme or head to: 11

TMSA YOUNG TRAD TOUR Monday 5 December, 7.30pm - Mareel  £14 / £12 The TMSA Young Trad Tour presents the finalists of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Competition (2015) including Shetland fiddler Gemma Donald described by Aly Bain as “one of the finest players in the country”.

Hastings (Song and 2015 Winner), Séamus Ó’Baioghill (Fiddle & Pipes), Robyn Stapleton (Song and 2014 Winner) and Ryan Young (Fiddle) with accompanist Anna Massie. Expect some brand new material written and composed by the young musicians, as well as some innovative arrangements of traditional tunes, all of which feature on their new album.

The full line-up is as follows; Gemma Donald (Fiddle), Heather Downie (Clarsach), Ainsley Hamill (Song), Claire

> Workshops Music

An untutored life drawing workshop with a nude model. Mareel, Wednesday Evenings, 7 - 9pm  £10 - From 9 November This class is suitable for over 16s of all abilities. Please bring your own drawing materials and paper. Booking in advance is recommended.


> Family Friendly

Trolls (U)

Phantom Boy (PG)

From the creators of Shrek comes the smartest, funniest, most irreverent animated comedy of the year. Enter a colourful, wondrous world populated by unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach. A grumpy troll survivalist named Branch must go along with giddy Poppy on a quest to save Troll Town's population from the Bergens.

A stylish animated adventure from the team behind A Cat In Paris. Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city's power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo's phantom powers and Alex's detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction.

> Fantasy

Your Name (12A)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (TBC)

A quirky and engaging body-swap adventure from Japanese animator Makoto Shinkai. Mitsuha and Taki are two total strangers living very different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, the two become connected in a bizarre way. Mitsuha dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he’s never been to. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together?

Eddie Redmayne seeks magical creatures in the first part of an amazing new Harry Potter spin-off series. It’s 1926, and 'Magizoologist' Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in New York City for a meeting with the Magical Congress of the United States of America. He doesn’t arrive alone, however – in his magical suitcase lives a menagerie of dangerous creatures. But when the beasts escape, officials from the Magical Congress send the wizarding authorities after Newt, as the peaceful relationship between magic people and Muggles comes under threat.


> Events

TMSA Young Trad Tour

Neil Georgeson

Piano Recital - Pictures at an Exhibition

MONDAY 5 DECEMBER, 7.30pm Mareel  £14 / £12

THURSDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2017, 7.30pm

The Traditional Music and Song Association showcase the young musicians who appeared in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year.

Mareel  £16 / £5

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers Hebrides Ensemble SATURDAY 11 MARCH 2017, 7.30pm

MONDAY 12 DECEMBER, 7.30pm Mareel  £25

Mareel  £16 / £5

Christmas just wouldn't be the same without Buddy Holly and the Cricketers!

The Ensemble is renowned for its fresh and intelligent approach to programming, which places contemporary music at the heart of a diverse range of repertoire.

Hogmanay with Fiddlers’ Bid Mr McFall’s Chamber SATURDAY 31 DECEMBER, 7.30pm

SATURDAY 15 APRIL 2017, 7.30pm

Fiddler’s Bid invite you to welcome the New Year in sparkling style.

A combination of rhythmic interest and yearning melody with a distinctively Nordic melancholy.

Fiery Sessions

Dunedin Consort

Mareel  £35 / £50

Mareel  £16 / £5

TUESDAY 31 JANUARY 2017, 12pm & 3pm

FRIDAY 19 MAY 2017, 7.30pm

The Garrison Theatre

Mareel  £16 / £5

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

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


Wellbeing Choir

Tuesday Evenings, 7 - 8.30pm, Lerwick Methodist Church £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!

> Event Cinema

SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER, 1.30pm Mareel  £12 / £10

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne’s modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the unforgettable Archie Rice.


> Turner Prize sessions

Installation by Michael Dean

Know Your Arts From Your Elbow Join artist Amy Gear for a five-week block of informal evening sessions exploring the work of this year’s Turner Prize nominees. Decode the mystery that is Contemporary British Art, exploring the work that has been shortlisted for this prestigious national prize. Each week Amy will focus on the work of one of the shortlisted artists and the final session on 5 December will coincide with the live TV screening of the award ceremony. Sessions will take place on Monday evenings at 7pm, starting on 7 November. Each will last two hours with a break, and are suitable for anyone – no previous knowledge or expert vocabulary is required!

Places for the sessions will be available to book from Friday 7 October through Shetland Box Office at Mareel and Islesburgh Community Centre, over the phone on 01595 745555 or online at:

Sessions through November will take place in the Green Room at Mareel, with the final session on 5 December in Mareel’s Screen 2.

> Bonhoga Music Gallery

The Shetland Open celebrates the creativity and diverse talent abundant in Shetland, bringing together work from established and new artists. This year’s Open theme was Black and White and has inspired a fantastic variety of work that sits together as a dramatic and intriguing collection. The Open winners were Jeanette Nowak (Photography, Print & New Media), Aimee Labourne (First Time Exhibitor), Gillian Bridle (Craft & Design) and Vivian Ross Smith (Painting, Drawing & Sculpture). Winners receive a cash prize followed by a further award of £150 each from Shetland Arts to fund the creation of work for a group exhibition in 2017. This provides the opportunity for emerging and established artists to work collectively towards new work.



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The Bairn’s Open had the same Black and White theme this year and showcased a great variety of new talent.

17 September - 30 October Celebrating Shetland’s artistic & creative talent

LOWER GALLERY/CRAFT CABINET: The Bairns’ Open 2016 & Caroline Rees: Papercuts Prizes sponsored by:

John Goudie 16

> Drama

I, Daniel Blake (15)

The Light Between Oceans (12A)

59-year-old Geordie joiner Daniel Blake suddenly finds himself unable to work, and in need of help from the State for the first time in his life. He forms an unlikely alliance with single mother Katie, whose only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man's land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy in modern day Britain. Winner of the Palme D’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Ken Loach’s latest, written by his regular collaborator Paul Laverty, is tender, witty and devastatingly relevant.

Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender star in an emotional romantic drama about a couple facing a moral dilemma. On the remote island of Janus in Western Australia in the aftermath of WWI, traumatised war veteran Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) works as the lighthouse keeper. He's married to warm and vivacious Isabel (Alicia Vikander), who's the love of his life. But unfortunately the couple are unable to have children. When a rowing boat washes ashore containing a baby girl, Isabel implores her husband to keep the child and pretend that she's their own. Against his better judgement, he gives in. But this decision has far-reaching consequences.

Nocturnal Animals (15)

Arrival (12A)

Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Armie Hammer star in the second feature from fashion-designerturned-director Tom Ford (A Single Man), a stylish and effective psychological thriller about a woman who is forced to confront the demons of her past. Susan is a successful Los Angeles art-gallery owner who wants for very little, yet she finds her paradise troubled by the frequent absences of her second husband, a handsome young doctor. Susan is rattled further when a manuscript arrives on her desk, a dark and violent novel written by her long-estranged first husband and dedicated to her.

A thrilling and visually stunning sci-fi blockbuster that is also intelligent and moving as it explores the idea of what it is to be human. When twelve alien spacecraft land around the world, linguistics expert Dr Louise Banks (Amy Adams) and physicist Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) are recruited by the US military to obtain the answer to one question: "What do they want?" Arriving in Montana, working under the leadership of Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker), Louise and Ian are only remotely aware that their lives and the future of humanity are about to become inextricably linked.


> Documentary

My Scientology Movie (15) The inimitable Louis Theroux delves into the world of Scientology, one of the world’s most mysterious and powerful religions. When his request to enter the Church of Scientology headquarters is turned down, the unassuming Theroux won’t be put off. Inspired by the Church’s alleged techniques, and aided by former Scientology members-turned-whistleblowers, Theroux uses actors to recreate incidents people claim to have experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates. However, in a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that Louis is not the only one making a documentary… This screening will be followed by a recorded Q&A with Louis Theroux, which was broadcast live to cinemas on 10 October.

> Music

School of Fiddle

Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 November Mareel

Concert: £15 2 Day Workshop +Concert: £80

Join Adam Sutherland for a weekend school that emphasises creativity, tune writing, technique and fun! Adam has years of experience working with fiddlers of all ages and ability. Learning with Adam will feature opportunities to learn tunes, explore the vastness of music, discuss learning challenges, play in a session and attend a concert featuring Adam and special guests on Saturday evening.

This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced fiddle players. All tunes will be taught by ear, but sheet music will be provided at the end of the course. Attendees are encouraged to bring a recording device and an open mind.


> Music

Saturday 26 November, 7.30pm Sunday 27 November, 2pm Mareel  £20 Featuring Andrea Pattison and the Partoners, this new show pays tribute to one of the greatest icons of popular music, Dolly Parton. The stunning vocals of Andrea Pattison are backed by an all live 4 piece band. You can expect to hear accurate versions of Dolly’s most celebrated material, from her early Country classics such as “Coat of Many Colours” through to her later smash hits such as “Islands in the Stream” and “9 to 5”. They will joined by special guest Peter White, as Kenny Rogers.

> Music

Monday 12 December, 7.30pm Mareel  £25

In what would have been his 80th year, this tribute to Buddy Holly is a breathtaking show that stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One's Saturday night live programme, “The One and Only”, hosted by Graham Norton. Making their first visit to Shetland, Buddy Holly and the Cricketers will herald in the Yuletide festivities with ‘Holly at Christmas’, performing Holly’s hits, other contemporary classics and some Christmas crackers, all wrapped up in a fast, furious and funny feast of entertainment to make the perfect gift for all the family.


> Music

Classical Season

Join us for our 2016/17 Classical Season featuring performances by Shetland born pianist Neil Georgeson, Mr McFall’s Chamber, Hebrides Ensemble and the Dunedin Consort

2016/17 Neil Georgeson 1 December Song Recital with Soprano Anna Dennis 9 February Piano Recital ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’

Hebrides Ensemble March 2017

Mr McFalls Chamber April 2017

Dunedin Consort May 2017

A package price of 3 concerts for £33 is available for this season. Only available to book in person, or over the phone on 01595 745555.


> ScreenFocus: Studio Ghibli


A four-film celebration of the brilliant Japanese animation company, Studio Ghibli. Co-founded by Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki in 1985, the studio has been producing extraordinary hand-drawn animated feature films and shorts for more than thirty years. Shetland Arts have hand-picked these four films spanning the company’s history showcasing their most popular features, from their early outings to their most recent release.

My Neighbour Totoro (U)

Howl's Moving Castle (U)

Studio Ghibli's 1988 breakthrough set its writer/ director Hayao Miyazaki on the road to success and made the title character, Totoro, as famous among children in Japan as Winnie-the-Pooh is in Britain.

In the wake of Spirited Away comes Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle, containing strongly anti-war themes influenced by the Iraq war. This film is adapted from a British novel of the same name by writer Diana Wynne Jones.

Two young girls find that their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of magical creatures. They befriend Totoro, the biggest and eldest of the forest spirits, who is also the keeper of the forest. As the girls' mother lies sick in the hospital, Totoro takes the sisters on a magical adventure, but also helps them to understand the realities of life.

Sophie, a young hatter, encounters a wizard named Howl on her way to visit her sister. Jealousy gets the better of the 'Witch of the Waste' and she transforms Sophie into an old woman. Ashamed and afraid, Sophie flees to Howl's magic moving castle seeking to break her curse. But will Howl see her for who she really is?

Spirited Away (PG)

When Marnie Was There (U)

Released in 2001, Spirited Away became the most successful film in Japanese history and received widespread critical acclaim as well as the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

The newest feature from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli is a sweeping story of friendship, mystery and discovery that delivers stirring emotions and breathtaking animation as only Ghibli can.

Chihiro and her parents stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku, who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.

Sent from her foster home in the city to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, emotionally distant adolescent Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. When she discovers an abandoned mansion, she becomes obsessed with it, and infatuated with a girl who lives there – a girl who may or may not be real.


> Up Helly Aa

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

TUESDAY 31 JAN 2017 12pm & 3pm

Showcasing some of best of Shetland traditional music > Christmas Music

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!! Keep your eye out for our special festive offers, including the return of our festive makers markets, Christmas craft workshops, the great festive art giveaway, great films, gigs, gift vouchers, goodies and much much more!


> Visual Art & Craft Awards




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Ultimate New Year, Concert and Dance

Bring In The Bells and Dance

Mareel Auditorium, then all areas - 7.30pm - close

Mareel Café Bar, then all areas - 9pm - close

Your hosts Fiddlers’ Bid welcome you to kick off the night with some of Shetland’s finest musicians and performers for an exclusive concert! Afterwards refresh yourself with supper and a dram in the glitz and glamour of the 1920’s Café Bar, or relax in the cinema before bringing in the bells with Fiddlers’ Bid from 11pm. Dance the night away with the Alan Nicolson Dance band accompanied by a supergroup of musicians in what promises to be the ultimate Shetland Hogmanay experience.

The New Year starts here! Kick back with a cocktail and enjoy the glamour of a 1920’s themed mixology in the café bar, chill out in our cinema screens and enjoy supper and a dram, before heading to the auditorium where Fiddlers’ Bid will kick off the countdown at 11pm for everyone to take in the New Year. Then dance the night away with a supergroup of musicians on the Mareel stage.


> Screen Wednesdays

Julieta (15)

Little Men (PG)

Spanish maestro Pedro Almodóvar adapts three stories from Canadian Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro for this time-tripping tale about the relationship and eventual rupture between a Madrid teacher and her beloved daughter. Julieta is the middle-aged mother of Antía, whom she hasn’t seen for 12 years. Just as Julieta is about to leave Madrid for good, a chance meeting reveals that Antía, now a mother of three, is living happily in another country. The discovery prompts a radical change of plan, gradually explained in a series of flashbacks which explore Julieta’s emotional complexity.

American director Ira Sachs (Love is Strange) returns with one of the best films of the year. Jake and Tony are two 13 year olds who form a deep friendship in the aftermath of the death of Jake’s grandfather. But the family bereavement also brings the shop run by Tony’s mother into the hands of Jake’s parents (Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Ehle), whose plan to raise the rent leads to an increasingly bitter feud, and threatens the boys’ friendship. A perfectly drawn, achingly sympathetic character drama with subtle insights into the true nature of gentrification.

A Good American (15)

American Honey (15)

The mass surveillance revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden was not the first scandal in the history of the American intelligence agency NSA. Friedrich Moser’s eye-opening documentary tells the deeply disturbing story of how corruption, lies and personal ambitions led to the closure of a cheap and effective monitoring system that demonstrably could have stopped the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Former intelligence agent Bill Binney reveals how this brilliant system was abandoned in favour of an expensive, useless intelligence programme that in turn had the advantage of creating hundreds of jobs at the intelligence agency – and handsomely rewarded a number of former NSA employees.

Award-winning British director Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, Wuthering Heights) crosses the Atlantic for her latest feature, a dazzling, bittersweet road movie. Star (Sasha Lane), a teenage girl from a troubled home, runs away with a travelling sales crew that drives across the American mid-west selling magazine subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, and falling for the charismatic Jake (Shia LaBeouf), she soon joins in with the group’s hard partying, law-bending lifestyle.


Café Bar Events Mixology @ Mareel Cocktails every Friday, from 7pm DJs on Fridays 28 Oct (Halloween Themed), 4 & 18 Nov from 9pm 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.  FREE

The Open Mic Café Sundays 6 Nov & 4 Dec, from 7pm Fun and informal open mic session in the café bar. Sing a song, play an instrument, recite a poem, tell a joke or even do a dance! No instrument? Don’t worry! You can play on our house guitar. Keep an eye on the Open Mic Café website and Facebook page for details of ‘One Time Only’ collaborative songs.  FREE

Mareel Film Quiz from 7pm Tue 1 Nov (Halloween Themed) & Tue 13 Dec 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.  £8 (team)

Shetland Singers Songwriters Wednesday 28 December, from 7pm 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.  FREE

Forgotten Sons EP Launch Saturday 29 October, 7pm

Forgotten Sons will be performing the whole new record and a few covers. There will be some amazing bands playing. So don't miss this!  FREE


Extravaganza! SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER, 7.30pm - Mareel  £15 / £7.50 The evening will showcase local singers and songwriters that have written and performed at the Singer Songwriter nights held monthly on Sunday evenings at Mareel. It is a night that promises the very best of Shetland song writing talent, some well known and others who have only recently begun to perform in public. Singers already confirmed to perform are Sheila Henderson, Steven Robertson and Ian McCormack, with more to be announced over the coming months.


> 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: 10am - 11pm Fri - Sat:

10am - 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.

01595 745555 Mareel & Islesburgh Community Centre

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 28 OCTOBER - 3 NOVEMBER

11 - 17 NOVEMBER > Wordplay 2016

> Flit: Martin Green


> The Shetland Open

> The Accountant

> Mixology @ Mareel - Halloween Themed

> A Street Cat Named Bob   

> Mareel Film Quiz - Halloween Themed

> Phantom Boy  

> Forgotten Sons EP Launch

> My Scientology Movie

> Stage 1 Drama

> Spirited Away

> Wellbeing Choir

> A Good American 

> Oliver!

18 - 2 4 NOVEMBER

FILM: > Doctor Strange   > Trolls

> Mixology @ Mareel > Singers Songwriters Extravaganza! FILM:

> Inferno  > Carrie

> Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them   > The Light Between Oceans   

> Blair Witch

> War on Everyone

> Son of Saul 

> Your Name

> The Rocky Horror Picture Show

4 - 10 NOVEMBER > Bert Simpson: Noup & Noost > Adam Sutherland

> Howl's Moving Castle > Little Men  25 NOVEMBER - 1 DECEMBER

> Know your Arts from your Elbow

> The Dolly Parton Story

> Life Drawing Workshops

> Neil Georgeson Song Recital with soprano Anna Dennis > Mother Goose

> Oliver! > Mixology @ Mareel > The Open Mic Café FILM: > Deepwater Horizon  > Swiss Army Man > I, Daniel Blake   > Hunt for Wilderpeople > Jack Reacher: Never Go Back > My Neighbour Totoro > Julieta 

FILM: > Arrival  > Nocturnal Animals > Kenneth Branagh: The Entertainer > When Marnie Was There > American Honey   Screen Wednesdays  Babes In Arms  Subtitled Screenings

 Senior Screenings   Autism / ASN Friendly ScreenFocus Season

films may be added or removed at any time subject to demand.

Booklet November 2016