WITHOUT A HITCH
a guide to what’s on during October & beyond... • FILM • MUSIC • ART • THEATRE • CAFÉ BAR • EDUCATION •
CONTENTS 03 > Behind the North Wind 04 > Hairst 05 > Film 05 > Screen Classics 06 > Event Listings 07 > Biographical Films 07 > Screen Pride 08 > Hogmanay with the Revellers 08 > Wellbeing Choir 09 > Family Friendly Films 10 > Edinburgh String Quartet 10 > Neil Georgeson: Dance Music 11 > Colin Steele Quintet 11 > 2017/2018 Classical Season 12 > Event Listings 13 > Film 13 > Screen Pride 14 > Roddy Woomble Band 14 > Lucy Spraggan 15 > Sara Pascoe
15 > Black Sabbath: End of the End 16 > Without A Hitch 17 > Newton Faulkner 17 > Canaletto & the Art of Venice 18 > Event Listings 19 > Screen Focus: Halloween Horrors! 20 > My Mountain Life 20 > Scouting For Girls 21 > Screen Horizons 22 > WordPlay 2017 23 > The Stray Birds 23 > Crime Thriller Films 24 > Lau 24 > Queen II 25 > Life Drawing / Poor Kids 25 > By the Law featuring RM Hubbert 26 > Christmas with North Ness Boys 26 > Know Your Arts From Your Elbow 27 > Cinema Ticket Prices 28 > Whatâ€™s On at a Glance 2
Barbara Ridland Kristín Reynisdóttir Malfridur Aðalsteindóttir
BEHIND THE NORTH WIND Nordic Art
2 September - 15 October PUBLIC OPENING: Friday 1 September, 6 - 7.30pm everyone welcome
LOWER GALLERY: Gail Kelly Northern Journey
CRAFT CABINET: Textile Jewellery
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat: 10:30am - 5pm Sun: 11am - 5pm Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale, ZE2 9LW 01595 745750 www.shetlandarts.org
21 October - 12 November
A selling exhibition of contemporary applied art and craft from Shetland and the UK. PUBLIC OPENING: Friday 20 October, 6 - 9pm plus HAIRST SUPPER with Chef Bo Simmons: 7pm Enjoy a two course meal made using locally sourced produce. Limited availability, book through Bonhoga. BYO! Opening Hours
24 April 2017 - 29 October 2017 Mon - Sat: 10:30am - 5pm Sun: 11am - 5pm Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale, ZE2 9LW
30 October 2017 - 1 April 2018 Wed - Fri: 11am - 3pm Sat & Sun: 11am - 4pm
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Blade Runner 2049 (15)
Thor: Ragnarok (Cert: TBC)
The highly anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s dazzling and hugely influential 1982 sci-fi.
Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeland and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an allpowerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (15)
The Princess Bride (PG)
Eggsy, Merlin and Roxy are back in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which finds them fresh from saving the world – and now they’re going to have to do it again.
A special screening marking the 30th anniversary of the release of this swashbuckling comedy adventure!
After Kingsman HQ is destroyed, the three travel to the US to join up with Statesman, their American counterparts. They’re faced with a ruthless common enemy who pushes their skills to the limit – and that’s without getting into the difficulties of American and British spies working together...
Monday 23 October, 5:30pm
When the beautiful maiden Buttercup hears that her true love Westley is dead, she reluctantly agrees to marry the loathsome Prince Humperdinck. After Westley returns to rescue Buttercup, the two begin an epic adventure filled with fencing, fighting, giants, monsters, miracles, true love and hilarity!
> Events Mareel Film Quiz
BARBARA RIDLAND, MALFRIDUR AÐALSTEINDÓTTIR, KRISTÍN REYNISDÓTTIR
Behind The North Wind
TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER, 7pm
ENDS 15 OCTOBER
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.
Mareel £10 (team)
Nordic Art and spirituality. Public Opening on Friday 1 September at 6pm.
Mixology @ Mareel
By the Law
With live accompaniment by RM Hubbert
FRIDAYS 6 & 27 OCTOBER, 7pm Mareel FREE
THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER
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.
A superb event combining silent cinema with live music written and performed by multi-award-winning postrock Scottish composer and songwriter RM Hubbert. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with RM Hubbert.
Mareel Screen 1 £15/£12 (£10 for Gold Card holders)
TUESDAY EVENINGS - COMING SOON
21 OCTOBER - 12 NOVEMBER
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!
Contemporary art and craft.
Roddy Woomble Band
SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER, 7:30pm
SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER, 8pm
Having toured the world as frontman of Scottish indie giants, Idlewild, acclaimed songwriter Roddy Woomble recently toured UK in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of this debut solo album, My Secret Is My Silence.
After her sell-out gig last year Lucy Spraggan returns to Shetland after netting her fourth top 40 album and following that success with a huge tour across the UK and Europe!
Open Mic at Mareel
SUNDAYS 8 & 22 OCTOBER, 4-6pm
TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER, 8pm
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.
Hugely talented singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner is coming to Mareel as part of his autumn tour of the UK and Europe! Newton shot to fame in 2007 when his first album, Hand Built By Robots topped the charts.
Mareel & Lerwick Methodist Church £2
Public Opening on Friday 20 October at 6pm.
Mareel £18 / £12
> Biographical Films
Victoria and Abdul (PG)
Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG)
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's reign.
A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author AA Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh.
When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself (played, majestically, by Judi Dench). As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance.
Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of his father’s books, the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?
Borg vs McEnroe (15)
Tom of Finland (18)
A thrilling biopic that brings to life the rivalry that set the world of tennis alight, culminating in an exhilarating recreation of the 1980 Wimbledon final – one of the greatest tennis matches of all time.
Thursday 5 October, 5.45pm A captivating biopic of artist Touko Laaksonen, aka Tom of Finland, one of the most influential gay artists of the 20 th century. After the trauma of serving in WWII, Tuoko finds no peace at home, as he has to go to increasingly great lengths to hide his homosexuality. As the secret affairs and police crackdowns wear on him, he commits more deeply to his art, drawing inspiration from the uniforms that oppress him. In Finnish, English and German with English subtitles.
Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) is the number one ranked tennis player in the world, and there’s only one obstacle in his pursuit of a fifth recordbreaking Wimbledon championship; the highly talented but ferociously abrasive young American, John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf).
Event Scotland Winter Festivals Fund & Shetland Arts Present
Welcome in 2018!
with The Revellers, Alan Nicholson Band & many more at Mareel. Tickets On Sale soon!
n n g ur ei et lb r el i l l . W r w o on oi s
Wellbeing Choir Tuesday, 7 - 8.30pm Lerwick Methodist Church & Mareel ÂŁ2 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! 8
> Family Films
Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor (U)
The Jungle Bunch (U) A wildly entertaining jungle adventure for the whole family!
Join Thomas and his friends in this exciting adventure.
Maurice may look like a penguin – but he's a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he's the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends, the Jungle Bunch, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle, as his mother did before him. But Igor, an evil koala, wants to destroy the jungle once and for all, helped by his army of silly baboons...
Thomas leaves the Island of Sodor for the first time ever to travel to the mainland, where he sees and experiences things that are beyond his wildest dreams. On his epic journey Thomas befriends the Experimental Engines, Lexi, Theo and Merlin, who look like no engines he has seen before…
The LEGO Ninjago Movie (U)
My Little Pony: The Movie (Cert: TBC)
Ninjas and Samurai take on dragons and snake-men in this brilliant Lego Movie spin-off.
An exciting animated adventure featuring everyone’s favourite ponies!
Evil warlord Lord Gagmadon, aka The Worst Guy Ever, was banished to the underworld, but now he's attempting a comeback. Led by Master Wu, as wisecracking as he is wise, a fierce but undisciplined alliance of Ninjas, Samurai and Sensei must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.
A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home.
2017/2018 Classical Season
Edinburgh String Quartet “North South East West” Wednesday 15 November An emotionally charged programme featuring the most intense of Haydn’s Op 20 quartets; a work which has been described as Janácek’s “Manifesto on Love”; and Tchaikovsky’s second quartet, regarded by the composer in the year it was written as his finest work. This concert will also feature a new quartet by Tom Harrold as part of the Edinburgh Quartet’s “North-South-East-West” Project in which the Quartet will be joined on stage by local amateur string players.
Mareel £16 / £5
2017/2018 Classical Season
Neil Georgeson "Dance Music" Thursday 22 March 2018
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 10
THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER - MAREEL £18 / £8
This year Colin Steele has made a triumphant and very welcome return to music with two highly acclaimed albums, "Even In The Darkest Places" and "Diving for pearls"! He is back on top form with a quintet including saxophonist Michael Buckley, with the composer’s folk-jazz alter ego Dave Milligan on piano, Calum Gourlay (bass) and Stu Ritchie (drums).
“Trumpeter Colin Steele’s quintet is a dream of a band: a kind of Scottish supergroup whose individual stars remain at the service of compelling tunes, sophisticated arrangements and a swinging and sensitive ensemble feel.”(Independent On Sunday)
Scottish Opera Highlights
The Wallace Collection
Wednesday 28 February 2018
Saturday 9 June 2018 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.
Join us for a guaranteed great night of music, laughter and good company.
Mareel £16 / £5
Mareel £16 / £5 11
> Events Without A Hitch
THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER, 7:30pm The Garrison Theatre £10 / £5
WEDNESDAYS 8, 22, 29 NOV, 6 DEC 7-9pm & SATURDAY 9 DEC 10am-3pm
Hip hop ya don’t stop…but all good things must come to an end. Given a hitchcockian twist to create a world that is slightly off kilter, expect plenty of dark comedy, powerful breakdancing and slick production from Room 2 Manoeuvre’s new hip hop dance theatre production.
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. You can book all these dates for a discounted price of £65!
Scouting for Girls
Shetland Mandolin Band
THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER, 8pm
SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER, 8pm
Scouting for Girls are coming to Shetland as part of their tenth anniversary tour, celebrating the release of their 2007 self-titled debut album, which hit No.1 in the UK. The band, known for tracks like She's So Lovely and This Ain't a Love Song, will perform the record in full on the tour.
Playing a varied mix of contemporary and traditional music from around the world, the band is looking forward to hosting its own concert this time, and will be ably supported by fiddle favourites Haltadans as well as the emerging young talent of the High Level Hot Club.
Mareel £14 / £12
WordPlay 2017 Curated by Karen Cunningham Edinburgh String Quartet 2-5 NOVEMBER
WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER
Shetland Arts’ annual book festival welcomes writers of local, national and international renown, Wordplay features a mix of readings, writing workshops, children’s events, and book signings. Wordplay offers a unique opportunity for readers and writers to meet with their favourite authors, hear them read their work.
This concert is the second in our 2017/2018 Classical Season, which will also includes performances by Scottish Opera, a solo performance by Neil Georgeson and brass ensemble The Wallace Collection.
Mareel £16 / £5
The Stray Birds
My Mountain Life
SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER
FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER, 7.30pm
Americana trio Stray Birds return to Mareel in a partnership between Shetland Arts and Ragged Wood as part of Wordplay 2017! Also on the bill are Scottish acoustic duo Jellyman's Daughter with local support from Kansa!
One of the most accomplished exploratory mountaineers of all time. Simon Yates is best known for his role in the harrowing expedition to the Andes documented in Joe Simpson's Touching The Void.
Know Your Arts From Your Elbow
Mareel £12 / £10
SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER Mareel £18 / £14
7, 14, 21, 28 NOV 7-9pm, 5 DEC 7.30-9.30pm Mareel £25/£20 or £7/£5 per session
Following a sell-out live tour of Animal (inspired by her acclaimed book of the same name), the multiple award-winning comedian and star of Live at The Apollo, Mock the Week, QI and Taskmaster, is coming to Shetland for the first time with a brand-new (best ever) stand-up show.
Join artist Amy Gear for informal, informative and creative evenings exploring the work of the four artists shortlisted for this year's Turner Prize.
The Mountain Between Us (TBC)
Revisiting the psycho-chiller genre he mined so vividly in Black Swan, writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s latest is an audacious drama with elements of horror and pitch black comedy.
Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star in this powerful drama about strangers brought together by fate. Photojournalist Alex Martin and surgeon Ben Bass have never met before, but both urgently need to fly to Baltimore. When their flight out of Denver is cancelled, the two hire a charter plane, but things go tragically wrong. Stranded atop a snow-covered mountain with no hope of rescue, Alex and Ben must work together if they are to get out alive.
Jennifer Lawrence plays one half of an apparently happy couple – Javier Bardem being the slightly sinister other – whose relationship is put to the test when some unexpected visitors arrive at their remote and beautiful house, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Poor Kids (12A)
Gods Own Country (15)
Wednesday 18 October, 5:45pm
Sunday 22 October, 2:15pm Thursday 26 October, 5:45pm
In the UK, around 4 million children live in poverty, one of the highest rates in the industrialised world. This remarkable documentary offers four of these kids the chance to share their insights on the reality of growing up below the poverty line. The screening will be followed by a discussion around the issues raised by the film. This is a special event to mark Challenge Poverty Week, run in association with Community Planning and Development, Shetland Islands Council. £9 / £7.50 (Free to benefit claimants)
A gritty yet broodingly beautiful drama set in Yorkshire. Johnny works long hours on his family’s remote farm. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. But when a handsome Romanian migrant worker arrives to take up temporary work on the farm, Johnny finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before.
Roddy Woomble Band SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER, 7.30pm Mareel £18 / £12 Having established himself as a leading voice in the thriving British contemporary indie folk music scene, with his anticipated new album, 2017 will see Roddy take a darker more lo-fi direction held together by Woomble’s trademark poetic lyrics, "evocative vocals and consummate gift for a tune.”
SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER, 8pm Mareel £13 For Lucy Spraggan, 2017 has already been a year to remember. The singersongwriter has already netted her fourth top 40 album and followed that success with a huge tour across the UK and Europe, including some of the UK’s leading festivals. After her sell-out show last year she returns to Shetland with her signature cross-border sound she calls AFLOP, the melodic middle ground where pop and acoustic folk meet. 14+, under 18’s to be accompanied by a responsible adult
'Pascoe's lively mind teases out big questions with intelligence, silliness and self-deprecation'
Saturday 18 November Mareel £18 / £14
Sara is enjoying a year-long, one-woman stag do. From spiritual retreats, city breaks, life drawing classes and football matches – she has been drunk and lonely everywhere. Following a sell-out live tour of Animal (inspired by her acclaimed book of the same name), the multiple award-winning comedian and star of Live at The Apollo, Mock the Week, QI and Taskmaster, is coming to Shetland for the first time with a brand-new (best ever) stand-up show.
'Hilarious confessions of a forensic mind' - Evening Standard
> Concert Film
The End of the End WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER, 7.30pm
On 4 February 2017, Black Sabbath stormed the stage in their home town of Birmingham to play the 81st and final gig of The End tour. This monumental show brought down the curtain on a career that spanned almost half a century. The film brings cinema audiences the up close and personal story of the final, emotionally-charged concert, as the band perform hits including Iron Man, Paranoid, War Pigs and many more.
Shetlandarts presents | Room 2 Manoeuvre
WITHOUT A H I TC H THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER, 7:30pm THE GARRISON THEATRE £10 / £5
Hip hop ya don’t stop…but all good things must come to an end. Without a Hitch follows the downward spiral of a 4 man b-boy crew as ambition, jealousy and frustration manifest in a group struggling to move in the same direction. Given a hitchcockian twist to create a world that is slightly off kilter, expect plenty of dark comedy, powerful breakdancing and slick production from Room 2 Manoeuvre’s new hip hop dance theatre.
TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER, 8pm Mareel £22.50
Hugely talented singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner is coming to Mareel as part of his autumn tour of the UK and Europe! Newton shot to fame in 2007 when his first album, Hand Built By Robots topped the charts, since then Newton has toured the world and released four more hugely successful albums. His latest Human Love is a colourful statement of intent, an alluring maelstrom of rhythm and harmony. Embracing racing drums, African percussion, chanted choruses, ambient interludes and the most imposing hooks of his career to date. Please note: over 14s only and under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
> Exhibition On Screen
Canaletto & the Art of Venice
Sunday 29 October, 2:30pm An immersive journey into the life and work of the artist who so captured the essence and allure of Venice. With access to the stunning exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, this fascinating film offers unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and visits the sites immortalised in Canaletto’s views – from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo.
£12 / £10
> Events Maxie Bain
HOGMANAY with The Revellers
18 NOVEMBER - 24 DECEMBER Bonhoga Gallery
SUNDAY 31 DECEMBER
An exhibition celebrating the long and varied artistic career of Shetland’s well-known Maxie Bain. Bringing together new and old work; drawings, watercolours and oils, Maxie will be showing both portraiture and the landscapes for which he has become renowned.
Tickets On Sale soon
Welcome in 2018! with The Revellers, Alan Nicholson Band and many more at Mareel.
Colin Steele Quintet
Scottish Opera Highlights
THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER
WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2018
This year Colin Steele is back on top form with a quintet including saxophonist Michael Buckley, with the composer’s folk-jazz alter ego Dave Milligan on piano, Calum Gourlay (bass) and Stu Ritchie (drums).
Join us for a guaranteed great night of music, laughter and good company.
Christmas with the North Ness Boys & Freda Leask
Neil Georgeson: Dance Music
Mareel £16 / £5
THURSDAY 22 MARCH 2018 Mareel £16 / £5
FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER Mareel £15
Neil Georgeson returns with another eclectic yet integrated conceptual programme which focuses this time on dance music.
Welcome in the Christmas spirit with the North Ness Boys and Freda Leask!
An Evening with LAU
The Wallace Collection
SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER, 7:30pm
SATURDAY 9 JUNE 2018
As you might expect for a band as renowned for its brilliant stage performances as recordings, Lau will be taking this retrospective material to concerts and festival stages throughout the summer of 2017 and then touring it in the UK during the November and December 2017.
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.
FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER, 8:30pm
Mareel £22 / £16
Mareel £16 / £5
Mareel £20 / £18
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Performing hits from every decade of Queen’s musical legacy - Queen II truly are the champions of tributes! Queen II provide a breath taking show at any venue! The band have been touring Britain and Europe captivating audiences with their nostalgic tribute show!
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (18) The Wicker Man (15) Saturday 7 October, 5:30pm Tuesday 10 October, 9pm
Saturday 14 October 2:15pm Tuesday 17 October, 8:30pm
Nancy and her friends are having violent nightmares which all feature one common element, a disfigured serial killer with a glove made of razors. When one of the group is murdered in their sleep. Nancy realises that she must stay awake and try to uncover the truth behind this all-too-real bogey man.
Brought to the island of Summerisle by an anonymous letter, a police constable investigating the disappearance of a young girl is surprised to discover that the island's population denies the missing girl's very existence. Even more shocking, at least to the traditionally pious law officer, the island is ruled by a libertarian society organized around pagan rituals.
The Evil Dead (18)
The Shining (15)
Saturday 21 October 5:45pm Tuesday 24 October, 8:45pm
Tuesday 31 October (Halloween), 8pm
Five vacationing college kids make an unplanned stopover in an abandoned mountain cabin surrounded by impenetrable woods. Before settling in for the night, they come across an ancient-looking occult tome filled with dense hieroglyphics and macabre illustrations, a dagger fashioned from human bones, and a reel-to-reel tape recorderâ€Ś
The Overlook, a secluded, labyrinthine hotel in the Colorado Rockies, is looking for an off-season caretaker to manage the building and its grounds in the winter months. For Jack Torrance, an aspiring writer hoping to finish his play and reconnect with his wife and young son, it seems like the perfect jobâ€Ś
> Simon Yates Talk
My Mountain Life Presented by Touching the Void's
Simon Yates Friday 17 November, 7.30pm Mareel | £12 / £10
One of the most accomplished exploratory mountaineers of all time. Simon Yates is best known for his role in the harrowing expedition to the Andes documented in Joe Simpson's Touching The Void. Following that experience, Simon Yates has been increasingly drawn to places where few others have trod and this illustrated lecture features spectacular images of the most remote and rarely explored mountain ranges of the world.
SCOUTING FOR GIRLS
TENTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR Thursday 26 October, 8pm Mareel £22.50 Scouting for Girls are coming to Shetland as part of their tenth anniversary tour, celebrating the release of their 2007 self-titled debut album, which hit No.1 in the UK. The band, known for tracks like She's So Lovely and This Ain't a Love Song, will perform the record in full on the tour. Scouting for Girls have made three albums since their debut, including Everybody Wants to Be on TV (2010) and Still Thinking About You (2015). Frontman Roy Stride has recently written songs for groups such as One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer and McBusted. Please note: over 14s only and under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Una (15) Based on David Harrower’s award-winning play Blackbird, Una follows a young woman’s journey to reclaim her past. As a young girl, Una ran away with an older man, Ray, a crime for which he was arrested and imprisoned. Fifteen years later, when she comes across a photo of him in a magazine, Una tracks him down to his workplace, an action which threatens to destroy her precarious stability as well as Ray’s new life.
Pecking Order (PG) A fascinating and hilarious documentary from New Zealand, about the 148-year-old Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club. Director lavko Martinov uncovers a cutthroat world of passion, obsession, power struggles and competition among people who take chicken fancying as seriously as life and death. In this world, you're either a champion, or you're lunch…
Elementary (12A) An honest, optimistic and engrossing drama that probes the moral and ethical dilemmas a teacher faces when emotional entanglements put her on a collision course with her professional responsibilities. Devoted primary school-teacher Florence is a single mother who pours her heart and soul into her work. When she encounters a disruptive pupil and finds he has been abandoned by his mother, Florence makes it her mission to help him.
Loving Vincent (12A) A stunning, fully hand-painted animated feature exploring the life and controversial death of Vincent van Gogh.
Hotel Salvation (PG) A charming, gently humorous and life-affirming drama set in contemporary India. Rajiv, an overworked, middle-aged son, is forced to accompany his 77-year-old father, Daya, who is seeking salvation in the holy city of Varanasi. The film will be preceded by a one-minute archive film of Varanasi from 1899, the world’s earliest surviving footage of India. Part of Luminate: Scotland’s creative ageing festival.
This extraordinary and elegant labour of love tells its intriguing story using dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to van Gogh’s death, along with ‘interviews’ with the characters closest to him, all painstakingly portrayed in the style of his own paintings.
Shetland Artsâ€™ annual literary festival curated by KAREN CUNNINGHAM is jam-packed with fabulous guests & events. For full details, keep your eye out for our festival programme, OUT NOW!
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SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER Doors 7pm, Start 7.30pm - Mareel £18 / £14
> Crime Thriller Films
Wind River (15)
The Snowman (Cert: TBC)
A compelling thriller from writer-director Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water), set in Wyoming but sure to appeal to fans of Scandinavian noir.
Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) directs this superb adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s crime thriller.
A rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) teams up with a local game tracker (Jeremy Renner), who has deep community ties and a haunted past, to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American reservation.
Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. With the help of a brilliant young recruit, Hole must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.
SAT 9 DEC, 7.30pm Mareel £22 / £16
As you might expect for a band as renowned for its brilliant stage performances as recordings, Lau will be taking this retrospective material to concerts and festival stages throughout the summer of 2017 and then touring it in the UK during the November and December 2017. They will perform two sets spanning their first decade together.
“The U.K’s best live band, Lau are remarkable — the most musically adventurous trio in British folk: exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best” - THE GUARDIAN
QUEEN II Friday 15 December, 8.30pm Mareel £18 early bird price (valid until 1 Oct) / £20 Queen II provide a breath taking show at any venue! The band have been touring Britain and Europe captivating audiences with their nostalgic tribute show! The band faithfully recreates the energy, excitement, and emotion of a classic Queen concert! An authentic lookalike/ soundalike tribute, the four-piece band delivers powerful vocals, driving rock anthems and flamboyant showmanship. Performing hits from every decade of Queen's musical legacy - Queen II truly are the Champions Of Tributes!
WEDNESDAYS 8, 22, 29 NOVEMBER, 6 DECEMBER 7-9pm & SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER 10-3pm 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. As well as the usual untutored sessions, there will be a two tutored sessions and a full day. Mareel - You can book all these dates for a discounted price of £65!
> Film / Live Music
“R.M. Hubbert’s delicate guitar is a perfect soundtrack… Mesmerising” The Skinny
BY THE LAW
With live accompaniment by RM Hubbert THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER - Mareel Screen 1 £15/£12 (£10 for Gold Card holders) A superb event combining silent cinema with live music written and performed by multi-award-winning post-rock Scottish composer and songwriter RM Hubbert (aka Hubby), whose brand new guitar score was commissioned by the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival in Bo’ness. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with RM Hubbert. Legendary Soviet director Lev Kuleshov adapted a short story by Jack London for this tense Western. Three gold prospectors are holed up in a cabin – one driven to murder by greed, the others wrestling with whether to wait for the snow and ice to thaw and summon the authorities, or to take the law into their own hands… The score for ‘By the Law’ was premiered at the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival in March 2017 and tours Scotland this summer and autumn supported by Film Hub Scotland. Screening material courtesy of Munich Filmmuseum.
with the NORTH NESS BOYS and FREDA LEASK
Welcome in the Christmas spirit with the North Ness Boys & Freda Leask!
FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER MAREEL £15
KNOW YOUR ARTS FROM YOUR ELBOW 7, 14, 21, 28 NOV 7-9pm, 5 DEC 7.30-9.30pm Mareel £25/£20 or £7/£5 per session
The Turner Prize was created in 1984 to celebrate contemporary art in Britain. Join artist Amy Gear for a five-week block of informal, informative and creative evening sessions exploring the work of the four artists shortlisted for this year's Turner Prize. Amy will focus on the work of one of the artists each week - discussing, decoding and playing with their work. The final session on 5 December will coincide with the live TV screening of the award ceremony and will be live-streamed in Screen 2. Sessions will last 2 hours with a break and are suitable for anyone - no previous knowledge or experience is required.
> Cinema Ticket Prices Matinees before 5pm Monday / Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5 Wednesday / Thursday / Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6.50 / £5 Saturday / Sunday / Holidays* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £9 / £7.50
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).
> Shetland Arts: Whats On
29 SEPTEMBER - 5 OCTOBER
20 - 26 OCTOBER
> Behind The North Wind
> Without A Hitch
> Scouting for Girls
> Kingsman: The Golden Circle
> Victoria and Abdul
> Open Mic at Mareel
> Despicable Me 3
> Lucy Spraggan
> Tom of Finland
> Newton Faulkner
FILM: 6 - 12 OCTOBER
> Behind The North Wind > Mixology @ Mareel > Roddy Woomble Band > Open Mic at Mareel > Mareel Film Quiz FILM: > Blade Runner 2049
> Goodbye Christopher Robin > The Mountain Between Us > Black Sabbath: The End of The End > The Evil Dead > Mother! > Gods Own Country > The Princess Bride > Pecking Order 27 OCTOBER - 2 NOVEMBER
> Wind River > The Jungle Bunch
> WordPlay 2017
> A Nightmare on Elm Street
> Mixology @ Mareel
> Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor
13 - 19 OCTOBER > By the Law
> Thor: Ragnarok > The Snowman > My Little Pony: The Movie
> Exhibition on Screen: Canaletto and the Art of Venice > The Shining
> The LEGO Ninjago Movie
> Loving Vincent
> Behind The North Wind
> The Wicker Man > Poor Kids > Borg vs McEnroe > Hotel Salvation (Luminate)
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