SUNDAY 23 MARCH
CATRIONA McKAY & OLOV JOHANSSON
MARCH 2014 @ MAREEL & ISLESBURGH COMMUNITY CENTRE T: 01595 745555 www.shetlandboxoffice.org
LIVE @ MAREEL
At Mareel, we love listening to live music and the venue has been specifically designed with great acoustics in mind. We have an excellent selection of events lined up in the Auditorium and other spaces in Mareel, and this booklet highlights everything currently confirmed for this month and beyond.
Shetland Arts presents SIXTIES REVISITED by Dennis Coutts SATURDAY 18 JANUARY – SUNDAY 2 MARCH An exhibition of fascinating black & white images from 1960’s Shetland.
*Please be aware that some details in this booklet may be subject to change. Tickets are available via Shetland Box Office @ Mareel & Islesburgh Community Centre T: 01595 745555 www.shetlandboxoffice.org
Shetland Arts presents ORA BLU by Louise Schmid SATURDAY 8 MARCH – SUNDAY 20 APRIL An exhibition exploring the symbiotic alliances between art and sustainable development. PUBLIC OPENING SAT 8 MAR, 11AM – 1PM
THE GARRISON THEATRE
At the Café Bar in Mareel we pride ourselves on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create delicious, rustic dishes and refreshments - the perfect accompaniment to a day out at Mareel.
Shetland County Drama presents THE SHETLAND COUNTY DRAMA FESTIVAL 2014 MONDAY 10 - THURSDAY 13 MARCH The 64th festival promises to offer a wide range of entertainment.
The Café Bar plays host to regular events which are free to attend, from live music to DJs, the details of which you can find in this booklet.
MAREEL OPENING HOURS Sun - Thu: 10am - 11pm Fri - Sat: 10am - 1am
Shetland Folk Society presents SHETLAND YOUNG FIDDLER OF THE YEAR 2014 FRIDAY 25 & SATURDAY 26 APRIL Running since 1992 & open to all under 16s across Shetland.
Shetland Arts Development Agency manages Mareel, the Garrison Theatre & Bonhoga Gallery. 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).
CAFÉ BAR EVENTS
CAFÉ BAR OPENING HOURS
Sun - Thu 10am - 11pm Fri - Sat 10am - 1am
SINGERS & SONGWRITERS NIGHT SUNDAY 9 MARCH, FROM 7pm
Monthly Singers & Songwriters Night with performances from great local acts plus an open mic session. Takes place in the Main Auditorium via Café Bar entrance. For regular updates on the Singers & Songwriters Nights, join the Shetland Singers and Songwriters Group on Facebook.
MONTHLY FILM QUIZ TUESDAY 11 MARCH, FROM 7.30pm
For film buffs and novices alike. A small prize will be awarded to the teams with the highest and lowest scores. Max team size: 6 people. Quiz takes place in the Main Auditorium via Café Bar entrance. *£5 per table to enter, pre-booked via Shetland Box Office.
MIXOLOGY@ MAREEL EVERY FIRST & THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH.*
Every Friday night we mix up a selection of delicious cocktails and mocktails for you to sample. And every first & third Friday of the month is Mixology@Mareel, where you can enjoy these delicious drinks while listening to some great mixes of chill-out tunes from our house DJs John Collins & DJ Lyall. *except 7 March & 2 & 16 May, due to events in the Main Auditorium.
EATING & DRINKING
Every penny you spend in Mareel helps Shetland Arts generate income to invest in our venues, events, exhibitions, and arts development in Shetland. So when you buy something to eat or drink from us you don’t just get refreshed - you feed the hunger for great arts venues and activity in Shetland.
A KLUB REVOLUTION EVENT www.klubrevolution.com
The UK’s number 1 tribute to
KINGS OF LEON
Live at Mareel
support: THE DIRTY LEMONS
SATURDAY 1 MARCH Doors: 7.30pm, Start: 8pm Tickets £15
Battery Park Records in association with Shetland Arts presents
EXHIBITION LAUNCH & MUSICAL TOUR OF MAREEL
WED 5 & THU 6 MARCH
Tours starting at 7.30pm & 8.30pm in Mareel Foyer Shetland College HNC music students present their latest compositions - all inspired by our relationship with the weather. Follow the students through the building as they perform seven new pieces live. Discover some of the hidden wonders of Mareel on a journey through different moods, styles and weather conditions. This will constitute the official launch of the Weather Stations Exhibition where another seven original pieces will be presented via various listening posts around Mareel. The exhibition will run until the end of March. Tickets £5/£4 (Limited availability, advance booking recommended)
SUNDAY 16 MARCH AT 15:00 & THURSDAY 20 MARCH AT 19:00 Skilfully adapted for the stage War Horse was an instant hit when it opened at the National Theatre back in 2007. Packed with moving music and songs, this hugely inventive production features breathtaking life sized horse puppets by South Africa’s acclaimed Handspring Puppet Company. An international smash hit, War Horse has been seen by more than four million people worldwide.
£16 / £13
in association with
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES INFORMATION EVENT FRIDAY 14 MARCH, 1pm - 3pm
This is a chance to find out about developments within the Creative Industry sector in Shetland while you have a bite to eat. Among the speakers there will be representatives from Shetland College UHI, NB Communication Ltd, Laurence Odie Knitwear, Business Gateway, and Atlantic Edge Music Services. To book your place please email/phone: Alicia Hunter or Fiona Mercer at Skills Development Scotland on 01595 695791, firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Presented by BEYOND in association with ATLANTIC EDGE MUSIC
SATURDAY 15 MARCH Doors: 7pm, Start: 7.30pm
Fans of the the Saw Doctors have been lamenting the fact that the band have been taking a break, but now to temporarily fill that gap, two of the band members, vocalist Leo Moran and bassist/saxophonist Anthony Thistlethwaite, have struck out on their own as a duo.
Shetland Music Festival Committee presents
SHETLAND SCHOOLS’ MUSIC FESTIVAL 70TH ANNIVERSARY
2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the Shetland Schools’ Music Festival. This year will be a primary school festival and will include a packed programme of adjudicated music classes, performances and workshops. There will also be 3 concerts:
16 – 20 MARCH GRAND OPENING - 70TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT SUNDAY 16 MARCH
YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR WEDNESDAY 19 MARCH
THURSDAY 20 MARCH All concerts are: Doors: 6.30pm, Start: 7pm Tickets: £6 / £4
CATRIONA MCKAY & OLOV JOHANSSON “UTTERLY RESHAPES OUR PERCEPTION OF THE INSTRUMENTS’ POTENTIAL… A RADIANT EXCURSION INTO UNCHARTED TERRAIN.” - IRISH TIMES
SUNDAY 23 MARCH Doors: 7pm, Start: 7.30pm Catriona & Olov met in 2002 when Väsen and Fiddlers’ Bid shared a concert in Stockholm. A new sound was experienced that had to be explored further! They have toured extensively in recent years with their unique collaboration of Scottish harp and Swedish nyckelharpa. The two harpists have developed a common core, combining experience of different traditions with a drive to energise and inspire.
£16 / £14
BRIGHT CLUB NORTH COMEDY SHOW THURSDAY 27 MARCH
“AUTHORITATIVELY ORIGINAL AND BRILLIANTLY ENTERTAINING” [CITATION NEEDED]
Doors: 7pm, Start: 7.30pm Straight from the research field to the stage! Academics take a break from their normal work to entertain audiences with some stand up comedy. Bright Club is the freshest thing in stand-up - an academic comedy cocktail synthesised for your entertainment and enlightenment. Their unique twist of pun-fact variety show blends comedy and research with diverse subjects ranging from Art to Zoology. Tickets: £10 (Over 18’s only)
Multiple Sclerosis Society Shetland presents
Helping to Strip Away the Problems of Living with MS Saturday 5 April Doors: 8pm, Start: 8.30pm All proceeds will be donated to MS Society Shetland. With a lineup featuring ska band Bombskare, and local folk rock band The Revellers, plus some fun and cheeky charity events including a striptease (to underwear) by group Different Strokes, a fundraising charity wax, and a raffle. £15
Ragged Wood Promotions in association with Shetland Arts present
Friday 23 May Doors: 7pm, Start: 7.30pm Acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Martin has been a professional musician for 35 years. He has been nominated an astounding 26 times in the 12 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He has twice won musician of the year, and also won two awards for 2008 album Prodigal Son. £16 / £14
Shetland Arts presents
BARBARA DICKSON & RAB NOAKES
Sunday 8 June Doors: 7pm, Start: 7.30pm Playing a wonderful blend of folk songs, classic pop influences and self written favourites, Barbara and Rab recall their early years playing in Scottish folk clubs and concert halls. Rab’s continuing reputation as one of Scotland’s finest singer-songwriters and Barbara’s skills as an interpreter of new and traditional songs provide an enviable platform for this unique show. £22
UPCOMING EVENTS 2014 Shetland Arts presents
Tuesday 15 July From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings joyous life to all forms of song. Whilst the perfection of her technique is widely acknowledged, what sets her apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. £22
Ragged Wood Promotions in association with Shetland Arts present
Friday 25 July Doors: 7pm, Start: 7.30pm Classy contemporary Dublin singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke’s honey-deep vocals were previously heard in the isles as part of the 2012 Transatlantic Sessions show. O’Rourke will draw on material from his three solo records, Since Kyabram, Big Bad Beautiful World and Mag Pai Zai. The 37-year-old’s work has been covered by a host of big name acts including Paul Weller, who described the song Galileo (Someone Like You) as “possibly the greatest song written in the last 30 years.” £16 / £14
Shetland Arts presents Shetland Arts presents
YVES LAMBERT TRIO
Wednesday 11 June After 26 years as a member of La Bottine Souriante, Yves Lambert, with his partners Olivier Rondeau and Tommy Gauthier, have since 2010 presented a trio with a new sound that offers unusual brilliance and a distinctive personality. The Yves Lambert Trio shows how traditional music continually reinvents itself in the modern context. Music lovers will discover the work of master craftsmen who make traditional music accessible. £18 / £16
FIDDLE FRENZY 2014
3 – 10 August Fiddle Frenzy is Shetland Arts’ week long Fiddle School and celebration of traditional Shetland musical culture. An opportunity to learn the secrets of Shetland Fiddle from a range of experienced tutors, explore the thriving musical traditions of our unique and beautiful islands, or simply be part of our Festival Week which is packed with a range of classes, trips and evening concerts. PACKAGE DEALS: FULL FRENZY: £400 / £300 [classes & concerts] HALF FRENZY: £325 / £250 [classes only]
MARCH AT A GLANCE SATURDAY 1 MARCH
KINGS OF LYON
WED 5 & THU 6 MARCH
SUNDAY 23 MARCH
CATRIONA MCKAY & OLOV JOHANSSON
THURSDAY 27 MARCH
BRIGHT CLUB SCOTLAND COMEDY SHOW
FRIDAY 7 MARCH
RODDY HART & THE LONESOME FIRE
16 & 20 MARCH
SHETLAND ARTS PRESENTS
29 AUGUST – 7 SEPTEMBER Shetland’s annual film festival curated by Linda Ruth Williams & Mark Kermode.
SATURDAY 15 MARCH
LEO & ANTO OF THE SAW DOCTORS
CAFÉ BAR EVENTS
FRIDAY 14 MARCH
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES INFORMATION EVENT
13 – 16 NOVEMBER Shetland Arts’ annual book festival.
16 - 20 MARCH
70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SHETLAND SCHOOLS’ MUSIC FESTIVAL p8 @ MAREEL & ISLESBURGH COMMUNITY CENTRE
www.shetlandboxoffice.org T: 01595 745555