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The Curse of the Were-Rabbit & Wallace & Gromit short films showing as part of Screenplay 2018

WHAT’S ON

AUGUST


WELCOME Welcome to August’s What’s on Guide - our one stop brochure for all that is going on in Shetland Arts. Now that we are well into the summer and enjoying getting out and about in the (mostly) sunny weather, it is good to reflect on the last few months.

Whether it is Film, Art, Music or the Performing Arts this is your guide to Shetland Arts and its venues. Please be aware that, due to the flexible nature of programming, some details may be subject to change.  Art / Exhibition / Visual Art  Film / Cinema  Music  Café Bar Event  Workshops / Craft Drama / Dance / Theatre

Comedy  Literature  Website  Phone Number  Location / Venue  Ticket Price

Shetland Arts Development Agency manages Bonhoga, The Garrison Theatre & Mareel. We also develop and promote a year round programme of film, music, theatre, literature, visual arts, & dance events. Our vision is for a creative, connected Shetland that values art and culture and the transformative impact it can have on everyone’s life; a Shetland that nurtures and celebrates its own creative talents and is open to all cultures and lifestyles; a Shetland where no one feels isolated and where culture is core to ensuring the economic and social wellbeing of all its residents. Supported by Creative Scotland and core funded by the Shetland Charitable Trust. Shetland Arts is a registered charity (SCO37082). Registered office: Mareel, Lerwick, ZE1 0WQ

Between the beginning of April and the end of June we presented or hosted over eleven hundred concerts, film screenings and exhibition days which were enjoyed by over forty seven thousand people. We supported over six hundred practitioners with performance or learning opportunities and delivered nearly five hundred development sessions. All of this happens as part of our mission to contribute to making Shetland the fantastic place we all know it to be. Looking forward to August we must mention Screenplay 2018 which kicks off on Friday 24th. The festivals directors, Kathy Hubbard, Mark Kermode and Linda Ruth Williams have excelled themselves this year with a great lineup of films and guests. The programme will be published at the end of July and I am sure you will all be excited by what is on offer. Those of you who were fortunate enough to see George MacKay at last years Screenplay will I have no doubt be looking forward to his new film The Secret of Marrowbone. August also sees the release of the next installment of the Mission Impossible films as well as Ant Man and the Wasp. We will also be showing the much requested André Rieu’s Maastricht Concert: Amore, My Tribute to Love.

Our very successful platform for local makers at Bonhoga, ShetlandMade, will be on its third iteration, featuring Julie Williamson, Bill Brown, Helen Robertson, Margaret Hamilton and Morwenna Garrick and Bonhoga Cafe will be hosting an exhibition from the Contemporary Textile Degree Course at Shetland College. Beyond Bonhoga will be based at The Booth in Scalloway where we will present an exhibition by Shetland artist John Cumming. Over the last decade John has taken part in several sea voyages and island residencies. As well as exploring a diverse range of materials and techniques he has sought to collaborate with other artists including cabinetmaker Cecil Tait and poet James Mainland. I hope you enjoy the sunshine and the creativity and culture that is on offer.


JULY

Fraser Taylor: Shadowed Valley  Fraser studied painting at Glasgow School of Art and printmaking at Royal College of Art in London in the 1980s before establishing the internationally acclaimed textile company The Cloth. He was Adjunct Professor of Textile Art at the Institute of Art in Chicago before moving back to Scotland in 2017. He spent several months in The Booth (Scalloway) and found himself inspired by Shetland’s largely treeless landscape, the shapes of the myriad small islands, black rock strata, and the shifting colours and light. Opening on Monday 2 July  Mareel Café Bar  FREE

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ShetlandMade 

a showcase of contemporary applied art & craft from Shetland ShetlandMade celebrates craft and its role in Shetland’s culture and economy. Over the summer period the main gallery will host the work of some of Shetland’s most popular and talented practitioners. This programme is part of a new initiative to re-focus the space at Bonhoga towards Applied Art and Craft, while taking the established Visual Art programme out to new and exciting locations throughout Shetland. This showcase features work from five of Shetland’s finest designers and makers; including the launch of new contemporary textile collections from Morwenna Garrick and Margaret Hamilton, jewellery and fine applied art pieces from Helen Robertson, Shetland themed ceramics by designer Bill Brown and a bold new collection of homewares and accessories from Julie Williamson. In addition to the exhibition, Shetland Arts will continue to deliver a weekly online feature offering further insight into each designer’s practice.

21 July - 9 September  Bonhoga  FREE

Shetland College UHI:

An Exhibition of Contemporary Textiles 

The exhibition features artwork and inspiration from students in year one, through to high quality contemporary textiles produced by the end of the course. This exhibition is an insight into the coursework delivered, the practical skills developed and the amazing standard of work produced at all levels.

21 July - 9 Sept  Bonhoga, Lower Gallery  FREE


FRIDAY 27 JULY - THURSDAY 2 AUGUST

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (U)  1h55

This summer, join our favourite monster family as they embark on a luxury cruise! It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as they indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, in between catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Drac falls for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

Friday 27 July - Thursday 9 August see shetlandarts.org/listings for times

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG)

 2h20

Ten years after the global phenomenon that was Mamma Mia!, get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again! Sophie is pregnant, and not sure how she’s going to cope. Moving between past and present, we follow Sophie as she tries to come to terms with her situation, and also see how her mother Donna did it all those years ago, falling in love and building a home for her family on their sunsoaked island.

Friday 27 July - Thursday 9 August see shetlandarts.org/listings for times

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Ideal Home (15)

Skyscraper (12A)

A warm-hearted comedy starring Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd.

Dwayne Johnson stars in this spectacular high-rise action thriller.

Erasmus and Paul are a bickering gay couple whose life is turned upside down when a ten-year-old boy shows up at their door claiming to be Erasmus’ grandson. Neither of them is ready to give up their extravagant lifestyle to be parents, but maybe this kid has a thing or two to teach them about the value of family.

Former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and army veteran Will Ford now works as a skyscraper security assessor. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it. Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family, who are trapped inside the building...

Friday 27 July - Thursday 2 August see shetlandarts.org/listings for times

Friday 27 July - Thursday 2 August see shetlandarts.org/listings for times

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 2h20


FRIDAY 27 JULY - THURSDAY 2 AUGUST

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McQueen (15) Computer Games League: Grand Final!  The culmination of the Shetland Arts Computer Games League! Pit your skills against the best to become the ultimate Mareel Champion.

Leave No Trace (PG)

 2h11

 2h09

A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

The director of the highly acclaimed Winter’s Bone returns with this tender, beautifully observed film.

Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, McQueen is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary.

Will and his teenage daughter Tom have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into the social services system. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on the difficult journey back to their wild homeland.

Games for this Grand Final include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon and Soul Callibur II.

Saturday 28 July, 6pm  Mareel Café Bar  Free

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QUALIFIED Music & Audio • Film & Visual Shetland College UHI, in partnership with Shetland Arts, offer a range of music, audio and film courses, from part time courses for school pupils through to degrees. Students are based in Mareel with access to world class facilities and professional teaching staff in a busy situational learning environment, with a music venue, cinema, recording studio and teaching spaces. Courses can be studied full or part time, and degree courses utilise several flexible study methods.

Sunday 29 July, 2.20pm  Mareel, Screen 2

Sunday 29 July, 5pm Wednesday 1 August, 8pm

Visit www.shetlandarts.org to view each course & for more details about how to apply.


FRIDAY 27 JULY - THURSDAY 2 AUGUST

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Iris DeMent + Support 

Summer Dance Intensive 

Twice Grammy-Nominated Americana / country star Iris DeMent will visit Shetland following her headlining appearance alongside Rodney Crowell at the ‘Southern Fried Festival’ in Perth – her only Scottish date bar that appearance.

Shetland Arts’ week-long Summer Dance Intensive will give young people the opportunity to explore a range of dance skills with Shetland-born dancer and choreographer Kathryn Spence. Participants will learn contemporary dance technique and use this to devise, create and edit a short dance film and choreograph a piece for the Dance Showcase on Friday 3rd August. Kathryn will work collaboratively with participants to ensure all have ownership of the pieces created, using a combination of her choreography experience and ideas from participants. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the creative process and to have your ideas heard and put into dance.

Perhaps best known through her classic song ‘Our Town’, from her equally classic debut album ‘Infamous Angel’, DeMent has released six successful and hugely acclaimed albums to date, together with prominent appearances on albums by the likes of Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Nanci Griffiths and various other country legends.

DeMent’s Shetland debut promises to be another of those ‘not-to-be missed’ events!!!

The sessions will be very active, so participants should wear clothes that they can move comfortably in. Lunch will not be provided. Booking available through Shetland Box Office. Advance booking recommended – limited places available! Participants can join provided that they are going into S1 after the summer, all the way up to age 18.

Sunday 29 July, 7.30pm  Mareel  £30

Monday 30 July - Friday 3 August, 10am - 4pm  Mareel  £60 / £48

Her songs have also appeared in several movies including the remake of ‘True Grit’, the ‘Horse Whisperer’ and ‘Songcatcher’ – in which she also played the character Rose Gentry.


FRIDAY 27 JULY - THURSDAY 2 AUGUST

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Drever, McCusker & Woomble / Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards (Double Bill) 

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Variety Concert 

Drever McCusker Woomble are a folk supergroup who are reuniting in 2018 to mark the tenth anniversary of their album Before the Ruin. For what is one of their only non-festival shows of the year, the band – featuring Kris Drever, singer and guitarist with LAU, Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble and one of Scotland’s foremost fiddlers, John McCusker – will be joined on percussion by Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott as they play the 2008 LP in full, as well as delving into each other’s back catalogues.

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club is holding a fundraising Variety Concert featuring all local acts.

They are teaming up with one of Shetland’s Americana favourites, Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards, for a double bill. Laura and her band previously wooed audiences at Shetland Folk Festival and then at Mareel last summer, and are back in support of their brilliant new album California Calling hot on the heels of some acclaimed shows at this year’s Celtic Connections.

The concert will feature among others the fantastic North Ness Boys, the hilarious Whalsa Weemen, top Shetland Fiddler Kirsten Hendry, the ever popular Gussie & Co with the pipes and Shetland Dance Band Da Fustra. We hope to see you there for what promises to be a great concert. www.shetlandaccordionandfiddle.co.uk

Both artists will perform a full set. Tuesday 31 July, 7:30pm  Mareel  £25 / £20

Wednesday 1 August, 7.30pm  The Garrison Theatre  £12 / £9


FRIDAY 3 - THURSDAY 9 AUGUST

Sicario 2: Soldado (15)

 2h22

The blistering follow-up to 2015’s thriller Soldado, set in the middle of a drug war with no rules. The drug cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, and federal agent Matt Graver calls on the mysterious Alejandro, whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war, hoping to bring matters to a head. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin’s young daughter and casts suspicion on a rival cartel.

Friday 3 - Wednesday 8 August see shetlandarts.org/listings for times

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The Secret of Marrowbone (15)  2h10

A chilling haunted house tale from the writer of The Orphanage, starring lovely Screenplay 2017 guest George MacKay! A young man and his four younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.

Friday 3 - Thursday 9 August see shetlandarts.org/listings for times

Just Dance Join us in our summer celebration of dance! Shetland’s own Kathryn Spence presents an exciting new piece of contemporary dance with Gordon Raeburn, supported by performances from local dance groups and graduates of Shetland Arts’ Summer Dance Intensive. Kathryn’s choreography has toured Singapore, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, London and Scotland, as well as creating dance videos, including working on the music video for David Gilmour’s (Pink Floyd) ‘A girl in the Yellow Dress’.

Friday 3 August, 7.30pm  Mareel  £8 / £6


FRIDAY 3 - THURSDAY 9 AUGUST

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North By Northwest

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (15)

(1959) (PG)  2h36

Mixology @ Mareel 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. Fridays 3, 17 & 31 August.

Arts

SCREENF CUS

Cary Grant stars in this playfully entertaining thriller which features some of Hitchcock’s most ambitious and memorable set pieces.

 1h38

Roger O Thornhill is a hapless New York advertising executive who’s mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies. In an attempt to clear his name he becomes obsessed with finding the spy that he’s been mistaken for, and gets swept up in a dangerous web of intrigue.

Chronicling his life up until he sells his first painting, filmmaker Sara Driver interviews close friends, lovers and collaborators, and shows how Basquiat has become, over the years, the ultimate representation of late 70s New York City, fed by its politics, the rise of both hip-hop and punk rock, race issues and the art scene itself.

ScreenFocus Alfred Hitchcock: A film celebration of the Master of Suspense.

SCREEN ARTS: Monthly screenings showcasing the visual arts and design.

Saturday 4 August, 2pm Thursday 9 August, 5.10pm

Sunday 5 August, 2.45pm  Mareel, Screen 2  £9 / £7.50

A compelling exploration of the prefame years of the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

SCREEN

L’Amant Double (18)  2h08

Director François Ozon returns with a sleek but gleefully irreverent erotic thriller. Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. After they move in together, everything seems perfect, until a series of discoveries lead her to suspect that he may be living a double life. As she searches for the truth, Chloé finds herself in a dark and bewildering world where nothing is as it seems, and no one can be trusted.

Sunday 5 August, 5pm Wednesday 8 August, 8pm


FRIDAY 10 - THURSDAY 16 AUGUST

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (12A) Open Mic at Mareel  

 2h47

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Avengers: Infinity War (12A)

 2h49

Join us in the Café Bar for Open Mic at Mareel.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout sees Ethan Hunt and his elite team of IMF agents in a desperate race against time after a mission goes terribly wrong.

Another chance to see this epic adventure on the big screen.

Anyone and everyone is invited to share a song, or a tune, a new piece of prose, poetry or stand up, or whatever you want - the stage is yours! Pop down on a Sunday afternoon for a relaxed vibe and a chance to enjoy some emerging talent and performers alike share a stage.

Hunt’s best intentions come back to haunt him, and he soon finds himself up against old allies, enemies and the CIA. He’s been betrayed, disavowed and cast aside by his government so many times – what if he’s finally had enough?

Ten years in the making, this unprecedented cinematic journey spans the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, and brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Friday 10 - Thursday 16 August see shetlandarts.org/listings for times

Friday 10 - Thursday 16 August see shetlandarts.org/listings for times

Open Mic at Mareel is hosted by Keirynn Topp and will run at 4pm on the first Sunday of every month. Sunday 5 August, 4pm  Mareel Café Bar  FREE

Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big

Adventures! The Movie (U)

 1h45

The world’s most famous blue engine goes on his biggest journey yet in this all-new big screen adventure! When a mischievous little racing car called Ace comes to Sodor, he inspires Thomas to embark on an ambitious trip without the Fat Controller’s permission. The quest takes Thomas across deserts, through jungles and over dangerous mountains, as he travels across five continents seeing amazing sights and discovering new cultures.

Friday 10 - Thursday 16 August see shetlandarts.org/listings for times


FRIDAY 10 - THURSDAY 16 AUGUST

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BEYOND

SCREENPRIDE

BONHOGA

Book Club (12A)

Freak Show (12A)

 2h04

 1h51

Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles Fifty Shades of Grey.

Trudie Styler’s directorial debut tackles bullying and prejudice in flamboyant style with this coming-of-age comedy-drama.

Diane is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon is still working through a decades-old divorce. And Carol’s marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The infamous Christian Grey inspires these friends to discover new romance and rekindle old flames.

Friday 10 - Thursday 16 August see shetlandarts.org/listings for times

John Cumming: Flow  seas, tidelines and shores

Over the last decade Shetland sculptor John Cumming has taken part in several sea voyages and island residencies. As well as exploring a diverse range of materials and techniques John has sought to collaborate with other artists including cabinetmaker Cecil Tait and poet James Mainland. The exhibition includes sketchbooks, collographic prints, silverpoint drawings and relief stone carvings. Opening Event: Friday 10 August, 6 - 7.30pm  Free Everyone welcome (subject to space restrictions)

When his mother sends him away to live with his father, Billy Bloom is ripped from his glamorous life in the city and dumped in unforgiving small town society. After a severe bullying incident leaves him hospitalised, Billy decides he will not cower in the shadows, and announces he’s running for Homecoming Queen.

Artist Talk: Saturday 11 August, 12 - 1pm  Free Everyone welcome (subject to space restrictions)

SCREEN PRIDE: Monthly screenings of contemporary and classic films with themes or characters who identify as LGBT+. Everyone welcome!

Saturday 11 August - Sunday 23 September  The Booth Studio, Scalloway, Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 5pm  FREE

Saturday 11 August, 5pm Thursday 16 August, 5.45pm


FRIDAY 10 - THURSDAY 16 AUGUST

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The Beatles: Yellow Submarine (1968) André Rieu’s 2018 Maastricht Concert: Amore, My Tribute to Love (U)

  2h45

One of the most popular live acts in the world, André Rieu, the King of the Waltz, presents his 2018 Maastricht concert.

(50th Anniversary) (U)

 1h50

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Beatles’ glorious animated adventure returns to the big screen.

First Reformed (15)  2h13

The latest film from legendary screenwriter Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) is an unforgettable portrait of a tortured man, struggling to reconcile with his faith.

‘Amore, My Tribute to Love’, is the renowned violinist’s tribute to his love for music, and his love for both of his families: his wife and children, and of course his Johann Strauss Orchestra, with whom he has performed for over 30 years. A truly spectacular event, packed with emotion, humour and some very special guests.

An exuberant fusion of music, film and art, Yellow Submarine tells the story of how the Beatles battle the music-hating Blue Meanies armed only with the power of love. Features some of the most-loved songs in the world, from Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds to Nowhere Man, and Eleanor Rigby to All You Need is Love.

Ethan Hawke plays Reverend Ernst Toller, pastor of a small church in upstate New York. When a young pregnant woman comes to him for help, Toller, reeling from both the loss of his own child and a chain of unexpected events, finds his faith tested.

Saturday 11 August, 1pm  Mareel, Screen 1  £12 / £10

Sunday 12 August, 1.45pm  Mareel, Screen 1  £9 / £7.50

Sunday 12 August, 5pm Wednesday 15 August, 8pm


FRIDAY 17 - THURSDAY 23 AUGUST

Ant-Man and the Wasp (12A)  2h18

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink!

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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (PG)  1h48

A fresh and funny big-screen adventure starring everyone’s favourite animated TV superheroes.

Hotel Artemis (15)

 1h54

An original, grungy action thriller starring Jodie Foster, Jeff Goldblum and Sterling K Brown.

As Scott Lang struggles to balance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr Hank Pym, who come to him with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and fight – this time alongside The Wasp.

It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies – everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! But Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them…

In riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, Hotel Artemis is a secret, membersonly hospital for criminals, run by a woman known only as The Nurse. One eventful night, two members turn up in need of help after a botched heist – bank-robbing brothers Sherman and Lev, who have unwittingly swiped a pen filled with diamonds, property of a famously ruthless mobster…

Friday 17 - Thursday 23 August see shetlandarts.org/listings for times

Friday 17 - Thursday 23 August see shetlandarts.org/listings for times

Friday 17 - Thursday 23 August see shetlandarts.org/listings for times

A Prayer Before Dawn (18)

 2h17

Based on a true story and shot in an actual Thai prison, this is a visceral, thrilling journey through an unforgettable hell on earth. Billy Moore, a young English boxer and drug user, finds himself incarcerated in one of Thailand’s most notorious and violent prisons. When the authorities allow him to take part in a boxing tournament, he realises this might be his chance to stay alive.

Friday 17 - Wednesday 22 August see shetlandarts.org/listings for times


FRIDAY 17 - THURSDAY 23 AUGUST

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SCREENF CUS

Spitfire (PG)

Vertigo (1958) (PG)

Marking the RAF’s centenary year, this moving documentary shines a light on the plane and the people that helped win the Battle of Britain, and ultimately the Second World War.

James Stewart and Kim Novak star in Hitchcock’s compelling drama of obsession and desire, often hailed as one of the greatest films of all time.

 1h59

Spitfire is an epic, sweeping tale of determination, vision and courage, featuring breathtaking aerial footage from the world’s top aviation photographer John Dibbs, and rare, digitally remastered archive footage from the 1940’s, when this sublime aircraft’s power in the skies was unrivalled.

Monday 20 August, 6pm Wednesday 22 August, 2pm

 2h28

Retired detective Scotty Ferguson is hired by an old friend to follow his wife, who is behaving suspiciously. After he successfully rescues her from a suicidal leap into the San Francisco bay, Scotty finds himself becoming obsessed with the beautiful and troubled woman. ScreenFocus Alfred Hitchcock: A film celebration of the Master of Suspense.

Saturday 18 August, 2pm Thursday 23 August, 5.30pm

Oscar Wilde Season Live: Lady Windermere’s Fan (PG)

 2h31

A hugely enjoyable new production of one of Oscar Wilde’s most popular and witty plays, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, and starring Grace Molony, Kevin Bishop and Jennifer Saunders. It’s the day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order… until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? Filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre, London on 20 March 2018.

Sunday 19 August, 2pm  Mareel  £12 / £1


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SCREEN SCREEN

a feast of film screenings

Summer 1993 (12A)

tons of short films

An utterly charming autobiographical debut feature from writer/director Carla Simón, featuring an astonishing performance from its young lead, Laia Artigas.

lectures & discussions

 1h58

After her mother’s death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle’s family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life. In Catalan with English subtitles.

never before seen films classic screenings Shetland film makers

seven great documentaries

education programme

films for families & kids

Look North strand

outreach programme Home Made

Sunday 19 August, 5pm Wednesday 22 August, 8pm

wonderful visiting guests

workshops & other fun things

Tickets & Programme available in August! WWW.SHETLANDARTS.ORG/SCREENPLAY


FRIDAY 24 - THURSDAY 30 AUGUST

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Film Quiz 

Our annual crazy festival event, modelled on the monthly Mareel Film Quiz, where anything could happen – and usually does. Hosted by Mark Kermode and Linda Ruth Williams in the quizmasters’ chairs, and supported by Mareel’s regular quizmaster team. We are hoping to see all our regular teams plus some new contenders, so book your table as soon as possible this is guaranteed to sell out quickly. Remember, there must be no more than six people in your team and the ticket price buys the whole table. You will need your cinema expertise, a dash of cut-throat competitiveness and a whole lot of stamina. Wednesday 29 August, 7.30pm  Mareel  £15 (team)

I’m With Her  I’m With Her is Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan. An impromptu show in 2014 at the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, CO, sparked the formation of I’m With Her and sent the trio touring the world together the next year. Along the way, I’m With Her formed a special, family-like chemistry, garnering acclaim for their unique blend of instrumental interplay combined with their indelible harmonies, as the New York Times describes, “... that could be sweetly ethereal, or as tightly in tandem as country sibling teams like the Everly Brothers, or as hearty as mountain gospel.” Their debut album, See You Around, was recorded in Box, England, with Ethan Johns at Real World Studios. O’Donovan previously wooed audiences at Shetland Folk Festival with her band Crooked Still, while Jarosz and her trio performed to a sold out Mareel auditorium in January 2017. Watkins, who will visit the islands for the first time, first made her name as fiddler and vocalist with Nickel Creek (also featuring mandolin wizard Chris Thile and Sara’s brother Sean Watkins). Monday 27 August, 7.30pm  Mareel  £28 / £24

Claymation Creations Workshop 

Come along and get to grips (literally) with plasticine animation, in a workshop led by Maya Darrell Hewins. Inspired by the films of Aardman Animations, we’ll be creating wild creatures with crazy features and learning the basics of bringing them to life using stop-motion animation, just like the pros. You can take your creation home with you afterwards. The workshop is suitable for adults and children (8+) alike so families can take part together. No experience necessary. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy!

Saturday 25 August, 2pm  Mareel  £20 / £17


FRIDAY 24 - THURSDAY 30 AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

The Lone Bellow 

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham 

Returning to Shetland after an acclaimed sold-out show at Mareel in January 2016, The Lone Bellow burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut in 2013. The Brooklyn-based band quickly became known for their transcendent harmonies, serious musicianship and raucous live performance — a reputation that earned them their rabid fan base. It’s been three years since the band’s victorious Then Came The Morning was released. Produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, the album was nominated for an Americana Music Award.

What more can you say about these two stellar musicians, now embarking on their 31st year of working together. Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music and have been described by Mike Russell as “probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear”.

“Support from melodic local guitar-pop foursome Trookers.”

With their musical magic and quick-witted humour they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next.

Please note: over 14s only and under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Thursday 30 August, 7.30pm  Mareel  £22 / £20

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Tuesday 4 September, 7:30pm  Mareel  £22 / £20 Wednesday 5 September, 7:30pm  Brae Public Hall  £22 / £20 Thursday 6 September, 7:30pm  Fair Isle Public Hall  £18 / £16


18 Young people take over Shetland Arts...

FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

Dance Workshops | Garrison Theatre, 2.15pm (P5-S1) Dance Workshops | Mareel Green Room, 2.15pm (S2-S5) Deadpool (15) | Mareel Screen 1, 8.30pm BIG Dance Takeover | Garrison Theatre, 7.30pm BIG Club Night | Mareel Auditorium, 10pm (S2+) Shetland Young Promoters Present | Mareel, 7.30pm

SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

Blooming Youth | Jubilee Flower Park, All Day The Gig Takeover - with 100 Fables | Mareel Auditorium, 4pm (P5-S1) & 8pm (S2+) Spaceships, Sharks & Sausages - A Story Time Session with Nick Sharratt | Mareel Auditorium, 10am BIG Circus | Garrison Theatre, 3pm Moxology | Mareel Café Bar, 9.30pm (S5+) Moana Sing-a-long | Mareel Auditorium, 11:30am How to Make a Film | Mareel Media Lab, 10:30am (S2-S5) Circus Workshops | Garrison Theatre, 10:30am

SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER

Blooming Youth | Jubilee Flower Park, all day Avengers Assemble (12A) | Mareel Screen 1, 1.30pm Avengers Assemble (12A) | Mareel Screen 2, 1.30pm (Relaxed) Shetland Youth’s Got Talent | Mareel Auditorium, 7.30pm Open Mic | Mareel Café Bar, 5pm Fairytale Mash-up | Garrison Theatre, 4pm Shetland Cosplay Competition | Mareel Café Bar, 1pm

PROGRAMME OUT SOON!

And more... in venues across Shetland.


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Wellbeing Choir 

BLOOMING YOUTH is going to take over the Flower Park in Lerwick on 15/16 September, as part of the Year of Young People Big Takeover weekend - a spectacle of contemporary art, inspired and created by all our young people!

Wellbeing Choir will be taking a break for summer, but will return in September!

For this year only the Shetland Open is becoming a BAIRNS OPEN, in partnership with The Big Takeover, wholly devoted to the creativity of our younger talent. Anyone and everyone from 5-26 is encouraged to join the fun, creating work towards this mega-artwork. See more details on page 22.

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 September  Jubilee Flower Park  Free

Improve your physical and mental health through music and song! 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. “If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing.” (ZIMBABWEAN PROVERB)

Tuesday 18 September Tuesday 18 December, 7pm  Mareel Green Room / Lerwick Methodist Church  £2

BambinO 

Callum Beattie 

BambinO is a first operatic adventure for six to 18-month-olds. A bird, called Uccellina, discovers an egg. The egg grows to a magical size. It hatches, revealing a baby bird, called Pulcino, who takes Uccellina for his mother. He explores the world. Uccellina tells Pulcino of the sky and its wonders, and that it is his destiny to fly the nest. Although saddened at the thought of being separated, they are soon caught up in the excitement of his imminent flight. Ready to take to the skies, the birds sing a final duet of farewell. Pulcino takes flight and soars among the clouds, and Uccellina ponders his journey.

Callum Beattie has been hard at music for almost half his life, making his own chances, taking chances and, for sure, being a chancer. The Edinburghborn musician has progressed from “mangled” versions of Wonderwall and bad gigs in pubs straight out of Trainspotting, via stage invasions in front of 80,000 REM fans and backstage blags with Kaiser Chiefs, to where he is now: a singer-songwriter with a punchy, rousing, emotive and gloriously catchy debut album that lit up 2017. And lit it up in stereo.

Fri 21 Sep, 10am & 12pm Sat 22 Sep, 10am & 11.30am  Mareel  £12 / £7

14 years and over, all under 18’s need to be accompanied by a responsible adult

Tuesday 25 September, 8pm  Mareel  £10


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Unlimited cinema access on Mondays & Tuesdays and before 5pm between Wednesday - Friday.

The World is a Wedding, the Presentation of Unst in Everyday Life Why not treat yourself to one of our NEW range of reusable cups, available from the Kiosk, Café Bar & Bonhoga. All purchases of cups come with a

FREE hot drink of your choice!

We will be charging 20p for all paper takeaway cups from Mareel & Bonhoga Cafés. The charge will be waived on presentation of a valid ticket for the next film/event that day.

In 1948, Canadian sociologist Erving Goffman came to Unst, told everyone he was there to study the economy but, instead, studied everyone there. His research ended up in his massive bestseller The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, changing the game for sociology. Seventy years later, a cast of Shetland youth have teamed up with performance company Mammalian Diving Reflex to apply Goffman’s insights to Unstfest, UK’s most northerly festival. The Presentation of Unst in Everyday Life presents their findings. Let us present a study of you to you, hopefully with a song or two. Thu 25 Oct, 7.30  Mareel Fri 26 Oct, 7.30  Mareel Sun 28 Oct, 7.30  Haroldswick, Unst

GOLD CARD MEMBERSHIP Starting at £32.50 a month

Unlimited cinema access any time of the day, every day of the week including Public Holidays.

SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIP £100 a year or £12 a month

Help support us in delivering Development & Art Activities throughout Shetland and get 10% off all Shetland Arts events.

MEMBERSHIP OFFERS DURING AUGUST MAREEL KIOSK Small packet of Pringles, Haribo & drink of the month for only £3! MAREEL/BONHOGA SHOP 20% off all T-shirts!

MAREEL CAFÉ BAR Choose a dish from the day or evening menu with a tea or filter coffee for £5.50! OR a day/evening menu dish with a beer or glass of wine for £7!

Subject to terms and conditions. For further details see the Shetland Arts website, or speak to a member of our front of house team.


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Doug Allan: Wild Images, Wild Life   Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan for an evening of behind the scenes stories for all the family, with highlights from the most challenging assignments of his 35 years filming wildlife in the remotest places on Earth. Find out if snow leopards or leopard seals are the most scary; discover how to get close to the biggest fish in the sea and whether your eyeballs freeze at minus 50.

Wordplay 2018  

Abba Party Night 

Shetland Arts’ annual book festival has been running since 2001. Welcoming writers of local, national and international renown, Wordplay features a mix of readings, writing workshops, children’s events, and book signings.

1974 Abba Tribute Show – The ultimate ABBA experience, live in concert!

Wordplay offers a unique opportunity for readers and writers to meet with their favourite authors, hear them read their work, and answer questions.

This new presentation traces Doug’s personal journey as he discusses how he’s seen pollution and climate change affect the natural world. Sunday 4 November, 7.30pm  Mareel  £18 / £16

Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 November  Mareel + other venus in shetland

Back in 1974, Swedish pop sensations ‘ABBA’ took the world by storm! Now 40 years on, their incredible musical legacy is still celebrated around the world. Don’t miss this fantastic show featuring the unforgettable Agnetha, Frida, Benny & Bjorn.These not-so Swedish superstars previously fronted BJÖRN AGAIN for over a decade. They have been delighting audiences around the world for the last 16 years, performing ABBA’s wonderful music in their own fun and unique style.

Mareel's Recording Studio is an incredible space for Shetland's many talented musicians & visiting artists: a beautiful place to work with a variety of live rooms and experienced & sympathetic technicians. We have a unique combination of state of the art equipment and vintage/bespoke recording gear and can provide a range of high quality backline, percussion, instruments, etc. We are also one of the few recording studios in the country to have a Steinway B grand piano.

Tickets on sale Friday 27 July.

In addition to this, we have a multitrack link to the main auditorium so any concert can become a live album.

Saturday 17 November, 7.30pm  Mareel  £27 (£23 - Early Bird)

Contact us on 01595 743843 or admin@shetlandarts.org


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BLOOMING YOUTH

Bonhoga at Mareel

AS PART OF THE YEAR OF YOUNG PEOPLE BIG TAKEOVER

Courtney Marie Andrews  Award-winning American singer songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews will round off a UK solo tour including a show at London’s Union Chapel with a gig at Mareel at the end of 2018. The 27 year old singer has released acclaimed albums including “Honest Life” (2016) and this year’s “May Your Kindness Remain”, and promises to play “lots of new songs, old songs, and in-between songs”. In January she won international artist of the year at the UK Americana Awards, while this September she is up for emerging artist of the year at Nashville’s prestigious Americana Music Honours and Awards. Wednesday 12 December, 7.30pm  Mareel  £18 / £15

We want to turn the Flower Park into an even more magical place than it already is, we’re going to add giant flowers and mushrooms and beetles and butterflies, all made from fabric and bruck, all made by young people. We have made up some free kits (available at Mareel and Bonhoga) to get things underway but people are free to make whatever they like to fit the guidelines.

pavilion in the run up to the exhibition, on 12 and 19 August. The deadline for all entries is 1 September.

For older bairns we are going to turn the adjoining tennis court into a brain with an installation that develops over the Big Takeover weekend. Artist co-lab Kristi Cumming and Maya Darrell Hewins are overseeing the whole project and asking the question, “What’s going on in your teenage brain?”

Find more information download the instructions and templates online at www.shetlandarts.org/our-work/ exhibitions/blooming-youth.

Show us your thoughts, ideas, hopes and fears in the form of an artwork for the tennis-court-brain. Work can be in any medium that will survive outdoors. You could build a sculpture, paint a picture, write and record a song, make a film or anything else you can think of… there’s no size restriction as long as it can fold up into a car! Kristi and Maya will be hosting two public workshops in the Flower Park

All this creativity is combined with an Instagram competition responding in any way to the idea of ‘Blooming Youth’. Tag @shetland_arts for a chance to have your image(s) exhibited as part of the project.

The retail space in Mareel features an ever-changing collection of design led gifts, stationery, cards and books as well as a small selection of local music CD’s.


BONHOGA means ‘my spiritual

home’ in Shetland dialect. Art, crafts and a great café, all in a beautiful location. A programme of exhibitions/showcases are organised each year for the Upper Gallery, featuring local, national and international contemporary craft. Downstairs are smaller scale exhibitions by craftmakers from both Shetland and the rest of the UK.

 01595 745750  shetlandarts.org/bonhoga

THE GARRISON THEATRE is a

small traditional proscenium arch theatre, situated in the heart of Lerwick, The Garrison Theatre is open throughout the year, hosting a varied annual programme of community and professional shows, including live theatre, stand up, concerts, pantomime and dance. 

shetlandarts.org/the-garrison

MAREEL is the UK’s most northerly music, cinema and creative industries centre. Sited right on the edge of the North Sea on the historic Hay’s Dock quayside in Lerwick beside the Shetland Museum, Mareel offers a stunning setting for performance, production, studying or just relaxing with a coffee enjoying the view and watching the seals & seabirds.  01595 745500  shetlandarts.org/mareel

Cinema Ticket Prices

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Matinees

before 5pm Mon / Tue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5 Wed / Thu / Fri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6.50 / £5 Sat / Sun / Holidays* . . . . . . . . . . £9 / £7.50 Family (Sat & Sun mornings) . . . . . . . . . . £5

Evenings from 5pm onwards

Mon / Tue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5 Wed / Thu / Fri / Sat Sun / Holidays* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £9 / £7.50 Mon / Tue Wed / Thu / Fri Weekends Holidays

Before 5pm Cheap Day Off Peak Peak Peak

After 5pm Cheap Day Peak 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


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S E PT E M BE R

Fraser Taylor: Shadowed Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p3

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (12A) . . . . . . . . . . . . p10

ShetlandMade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p3

Avengers: Infinity War (12A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p10

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An Exhibition of Contemporary Textiles . . . . . .p3

Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! (U) . p10

Book Club (12A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p11

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John Cumming: Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p11

BambinO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p19

Freak Show (12A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p11

Callum Beattie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p19

2 7 JULY - 2 AUGUST

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p17 The Big Takeover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p18

Blooming Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p19 Wellbeing Choir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p19

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (U) . . . . p4

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG) . . . . . . . . . . .p4

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Ideal Home (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p4

The Beatles: Yellow Submarine (1968) (U) . . . . . p12

Skyscraper (12A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p4

First Reformed (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p12

Computer Games League: Grand Final! . . . . . . . .p5

McQueen (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p5

17 - 23 AU GU ST

Leave No Trace (PG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p5

Ant-Man and the Wasp (12A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p13

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Iris DeMent + Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p6

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (PG) . . . . . . . . . . . .p13

Wordplay 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p21

Summer Dance Intensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p6

Hotel Artemis (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p13

Abba Party Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p21

Drever McCusker Woomble (Double Bill) . . . . . . p7

A Prayer Before Dawn (18) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p13

Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Variety Concert . . .p7

Spitfire (PG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p14

D E C E M BE R

Vertigo (1958) (PG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p14

3 - 9 AUG UST  

Sicario 2: Soldado (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p8

André Rieu’s 2018 Maastricht Concert (TBC) . . . p12

Oscar Wilde: Lady Windermere’s Fan (PG) . . . . p14

Summer 1993 (12A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p15

OC TOBE R The World is a Wedding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p20 NOV E M BE R Doug Allan: Wild Images, Wild Life . . . . . . . . . . . p21

Courtney Marie Andrews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p22

The Secret of Marrowbone (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p8 Just Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p8

2 4 - 30 AUGU ST

North by Northwest (1959) (PG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p9

Boom for Real... (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p9

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L’Amant Double (18) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p9

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Open Mic at Mareel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p10

Screenplay 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p15 I’m With Her . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p16

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Screenplay Film Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p16

Claymation Creations Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . p16

The Lone Bellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p17

 SHETLANDARTS.ORG  MAREEL  01595 745500

What's On Booklet August 2018  

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

What's On Booklet August 2018  

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