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WELCOME a lot of life and energy to Mareel, and we get to watch them develop their skills through the three student showcases at the end of each term.

allowed to mention any of the great films or guests that have been confirmed. We haven’t launched the program yet but this will happen later this month, definitely something to keep an eye out for. Screencards are on sale, however, allowing you to attend any screening of your choice for £110 for the whole festival, or £11 a day.

So we seem to be having great weather for the ducks. Shetland summers are wonderfully variable, but at least this means we can happily sit indoors at Mareel and Bonhoga without feeling that we are missing out on the sunshine! It’s hard to write about Shetland Arts in August without mentioning Screenplay, which starts on Friday 30 August. It’s even harder to write about Screenplay when I am not

August also sees us start a new year of education provision. Over the last 12 months we have hosted and delivered to over 50 students studying film and music. We offer vocational pathways for younger students still at school and anyone wanting to study full or part time with us can take Degrees, National Certificates or Higher National Certificates. We also teach on a Masters course and have delivered to students in Brazil and Sweden. It is great having the students as part of the organisation, they bring

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.

Through our partnership with Shetland College and the University of Highlands and Islands, we are hosting the Shoormal Conference for three days from the 18th of September. This is an opportunity for us all to join in exploring, creating and debating creative practice; the environment; innovation in the creative economy; islands and creative solutions; exploring digital collaboration; heritage and culture. I know that may seem like quite a mouthful but in essence if you are involved in the creative economy you will want to be here! If there is any sunshine enjoy it, if not come and see a film or simply have a coffee and grab a snack.. Graeme

Graeme Howell Chief Executive

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Drama / Dance / Theatre 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.

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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



ShetlandMade  The final of our successful ShetlandMade programme will open at Bonhoga Gallery on 20th July and run in to September, featuring some of Shetland’s most talented designers and makers as they launch new work and showcase their current ranges. As well as an opportunity to purchase from a large and diverse collection of high quality contemporary applied art and craft, this is a unique opportunity to engage with craft at a closer level, and discover what it is that inspire our local designers and makers to create their amazing pieces. FEATURED MAKERS: Mike Finnie, Glansin Glass, Nielanell, Paparwark, Esme Wilcock and Andrea Williamson.

Playlist Fridays!   Playlist Fridays! Twice a month in Mareel Café Bar we’ll be featuring playlists from a whole variety of exciting people: Shetlanders, visiting artists, interesting musiclovers from around the globe. Come on down and listen and if you have a suggestion of somebody whose playlist you’d like to hear, fill in a suggestion slip and let us know.

OWN ART: Live with the art you love... It’s easy and affordable to buy and collect contemporary art and craft. Available now at Bonhoga Gallery. BONHOGA OPENING HOURS: Mon - Sat 10.30am - 5pm

Sun 11am - 5pm

Saturday 20 July - Sunday 15 September

Fridays 26 July, 9 August, 23 August and 6 September, 6pm

 Bonhoga Gallery  Free

 Mareel, Café Bar  Free


The Lion King (PG)

 2h18

Directed by Jon Favreau, Disney’s new live action adventure journeys to the African savanna, where a future king is born. Young Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother, and former heir to the throne, has sinister plans of his own. Friday 26 July - Thursday 8 August Fri 12:00 14:45 17:30 20:15 Sat 10:30 13:30 16:30 20:40 Sun 11:00 11:30 (Relaxed) 14:00 17:30 (3D) 19:30 Mon 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:20 (Sub) Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:20 Wed 11:00 13:30 16:45 19:30 (3D) Thu 10:30 14:00 17:40 20:30 Fri 12:00 15:00 18:00 Sat 10:30 11:00 (Relaxed) 13:30 16:30 Sun 11:00 11:30 (3D) 14:30 17:30 Mon 10:30 13:30 16:30 Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 11:00 14:00 17:15 Wed 10:30 11:30 14:00 (Senior) 16:45 Thu 10:30 13:30 19:30


Collection & Archive: These Favourite Things  To celebrate the final year of our START Schools Education Programme we present COLLECTION & ARCHIVE Over the course of this year five schools across Shetland (Brae, Aith, Whalsay, Sandwick and Fetlar) have been exploring the theme of COLLECTION & ARCHIVE through the off-site contemporary visual art programme. The project has been built around visits to two exhibitions with workshops from visiting artists and makers. We’ve been thinking about why people collect things, what a collection can teach us, and we’ve been discovering what our friends like to collect at home. COLLECTION & ARCHIVE: FAVOURITE THINGS represents the treasured possessions of all the pupils we have worked with in 2019. In years to come this may tell us more than we can possibly know right now… The START Bonhoga Education Programme is supported by national organisation Children & The Arts and delivered by Shetland Arts in partnership with SIC Creative Links. It provides young people in five local schools with the opportunity to participate in high quality arts activities, focusing on our contemporary visual art programme.

Throughout 2019  Mareel, Upper Café Bar  Free



Peppa Pig: Festival Of Fun (U)

Annabelle Comes Home (15)

Speed Is My Need (12A)

 1h28

 2h06

 1h35

A whole hour of snorts and giggles, with songs to sing along to and games to join in with - perfect for pre-schoolers and the whole family!

The scariest doll in cinema is back...

This thrilling documentary takes us inside the mind of a superbike racer.

Join the party with Peppa and George in their brand new adventures, as they dance in the mud at a children’s festival, celebrate Grandpa Pig’s birthday at a restaurant for the first time, and take a trip to the cinema to see Super Potato’s big movie feature!

Friday 26 July - Thursday 1 August Fri 12:30 Sat 11:00 13:00 Mon 10:30 12:45 Tue 13:15 15:15 Wed 10:30 Thu 11:00

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her safely behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target: the Warrens’ ten-yearold daughter and her friends.

Friday 26 July - Thursday 1 August Fri 15:15 20:45 Sat 15:00 Sun 20:20 Mon 14:45 19:50 Tue 17:40 Wed 17:15 Thu 13:30 17:10

What makes riders risk their lives for the thrill of speed? This look behind the scenes of the world of racing superbikes is a spectacular tale of courage, crashes, psychology, speed and victory. Featuring interviews with MotoGP racing legends ‘Fast’ Freddie Spencer and Colin ‘Texas Tornado’ Edwards, plus Rick Broadbent, ‘Rocket’ Ron Haslam and his son British Champion Leon Haslam, and the fastest-ever rider at the Isle of Man TT, Peter ‘Hicky’ Hickman.

Friday 26 July - Thursday 1 August Fri 18:10 Sun 14:30 Mon 17:45 Thu 19:50



The Matrix (1999) (15)  2h36

Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving star in this hugely influential sci-fi, screening in a stunning new 20th anniversary restoration. Thomas Anderson (hacker alias: Neo) works in a cubicle, manning a computer and doing a little hacking on the side. It’s through this latter activity that Thomas makes the acquaintance of Morpheus, who has some interesting news for Mr Anderson: none of what’s going on around him is real...


Bringing classic films back to the big screen where they belong.

Westlife - The Twenty Tour Live (Cert: TBC)

  2h30 (TBC)

Westlife are back! It’s been 20 years since they smashed into the charts in 1999 with ‘Swear It Again’ and went on to achieve a staggering 14 number one UK singles, selling 55 million records worldwide. Now, their highly anticipated reunion tour is coming to cinemas worldwide. This is the final spectacular show of the UK and Ireland leg of the ‘Twenty Tour’, filmed at Dublin’s iconic Croke Park stadium. Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian perform brand new music alongside their greatest hits and all 14 of their UK No1 singles. Unmissable!

Saturday 27 & Tuseday 30 July Sat 17:30 Tue 19:50

Saturday 27 July, 7.30pm  Mareel  £12 / £10



Sometimes Always Never (12A)

 1h51

Bill Nighy, Sam Riley and Alice Lowe star in this heartfelt comedy-drama.

CASH – A Tribute to Johnny Cash 

Alan has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael, who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family.

Widely regarded as the UK’s most authentic tribute to Johnny Cash, CASH returns to Shetland for the 5th time within the last decade, having previously played to over 6000 islanders including sold out shows at the Clickimin Centre, Mareel and Party On The Pier in Yell.


CASH singer Ben Welburn carries off the role of the legendary “Man in Black” effortlessly due to having the same brooding looks as the young Johnny Cash, but also, more importantly, the same distinctive baritone vocals of the man he pays tribute to.

the best of independent and world cinema, classic films and documentaries.

Expect to hear all the Johnny Cash classics including Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk The Line and Ring Of Fire amongst many others. Support for the show comes from local rockabillies, Isaac Webb Trio.

Saturday 27 July, 8pm  Mareel  £17 / £10

Sunday 28 & Wednesday 31 July Sun 17:00 Wed 14:00 (Senior) 20:00



Stuber (15)

Beats (18)  2h01

 2h47

A hilarious buddy movie starring Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista.

A funny, moving and stomachchurning moving coming of age story, set in the Scottish rave scene of the mid-90s and featuring an eclectic and electrifying soundtrack.

From the visionary mind of Ari Aster (Hereditary) comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.

 1h53

When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu picks up a passenger who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he’s thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his fivestar rating.

Friday 2 - Thursday 8 August Fri 14:00 20:45 Sat 14:15 19:30 Sun 20:20 Mon 12:30 15:00 20:20 (Subtitled) Tue 14:30 20:05 Wed 14:30 19:30 Thu 11:30 17:00 20:45

Best mates Johnno and Spanner are on the cusp of adulthood, and life is pulling them in different directions. In pursuit of adventure and escape, the boys head out on one last night together.

Friday 2 - Monday 5 August Fri 17:30 Sat 20:20 Mon 17:45

Midsommar (18)

Dani and Christian are a young couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. After a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani joins Christian and his friends on a trip to a oncein-a-lifetime festival in a remote Swedish village. But what begins as an idyllic holiday in a land of eternal sunlight soon takes a sinister turn.

Friday 2 - Thursday 8 August Fri 20:00 Sat 17:00 Sun 19:30 Mon 19:10 Tue 19:30 Thu 14:00 17:30



Call for Entr ie s Prophecy (12A)

The Flood (15)

 1h45

 1h59

From the initial mounting of the canvas to every stroke of the paintbrush and even the eventual sale of the artwork, follow the meticulous process of Scottish artist Peter Howson as he brings to life his epic oil painting Prophecy.

This taut and timely drama presents a complex account of one of the most pressing problems of our times.

Over a months-long journey with Howson in his Glasgow studio, this unique artist profile gives you step-by-step insight into what goes into a single painting, with intimate access to his train of thought as he realises a darkly ambitious apocalyptic vision. PLUS SHORT: My Island My Studio (10 min), a portrait of three local artists by film-maker Roberto Getto.



Two hardened immigration officers, Wendy and Philip, are given the job of interrogating Haile, who has entered the UK illegally, to determine whether he is a legitimate refugee or a danger to the country. Wendy, in particular, has an unblemished record for ruthless efficiency, but there is something in Haile’s case that troubles her.


the best of independent and world cinema, classic films and documentaries.

Bringing other art forms to the cinema screen.

Deadline for Shetland Open: Contemporary Applied Art and Craft: th 7 September 2019

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

Sunday 4 & Wednesday 7 August Sun 14:10 Wed 17:30

Sunday 4 & Wednesday 7 August Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00

Contact us on 01595 743843 or



Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans (PG)

 1h52

The wonderful world of Horrible Histories comes to the big screen! Atti is a Roman teenager with brains but very little brawn. When one of his schemes falls foul of Emperor Nero, Atti is sent to miserable, cold, wet Britain. Things go from bad to worse when Atti is captured by Orla, a feisty teenage Celt desperate to prove herself as a warrior. Meanwhile a furious Nero is determined to crush the British rebellion...

Friday 9 - Thursday 15 August Fri 12:00 14:45 17:15 Sat 10:30 13:30 16:30 Sun 11:00 (Relaxed) 11:30 14:15 17:30 Mon 10:30 14:00 17:00 Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 11:00 13:45 16:30 Wed 10:30 11:30 14:30 Thu 10:30 13:45 15:15

Robert the Bruce (15)

Of Fish and Foe (12A)

 2h24

 1h52

Angus Macfadyen reprises his Braveheart role of Robert the Bruce in this hard-hitting historical epic.

Environmentalists clash with a traditional way of life in this thought-provoking documentary.

Scotland 1306, Robert the Bruce crowns himself King and takes the ambition of Scotland’s freedom as his own. But he cannot overcome England’s power: defeated again and again, his army is scattered and Scotland’s nobility abandons him. Hunted, with a price on his head, he finds himself alone and wounded. But his determination to do what is right, regardless of the cost, reinvigorates his passion to rise again.

The Pullars are one of the last families using traditional methods to fish for wild Atlantic salmon off the coast of Scotland. When these methods involve killing seals, the salmon’s natural predators, conflict erupts. Animal activist groups Sea Shepherd and Hunt Saboteurs oppose the Pullars at every turn, despite the legality of the fishermen’s actions and the consequences to their livelihood.

Friday 9 - Thursday 15 August Fri 13:30 20:20 Sat 14:45 Sun 19:45 Mon 12:15 Tue 19:30 Wed 14:00 (Senior) 17:00 Thu 12:15 19:50

Friday 9 - Wednesday 14 August Fri 17:45 Sat 12:15 Mon 15:15 Wed 17:30



The Dead Don’t Die (15)  2h05

Jim Jarmusch’s hilarious, philosophical zombie film features an extraordinary cast including Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop and Tom Waits. The local police force in the sleepy town of Centerville are thrown for a loop when their local diner is attacked. Upon examining the victims, Police Chief Cliff Robertson thinks it’s the work of a wild animal. But Officer Peterson offers an alternative hypothesis: zombies...

André Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert: Shall We Dance? (U)

  3h13

André Rieu invites you to put on your dancing shoes for his spectacular 2019 hometown concert from Maastricht, as he brings the waltz to life in an unforgettable evening of music and dance.

Friday 9 - Thursday 15 August Fri 19:50 Sat 17:45 Sun 20:15 Mon 17:45 20:20 (Subtitled) Tue 17:15 Wed 20:30 Thu 17:15

Maastricht’s medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for an unforgettable concert filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages – and, of course, magnificent music. Join André Rieu, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and special guests for a magical cinema experience. Audiences will be treated to behind the scenes content and an exclusive interview with André, and as always, some delicious surprises.



Bringing other art forms to the cinema screen.

Saturday 10 August, 7pm & Sunday 11 August, 1.45pm  Mareel  £12 / £10



John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (15)

 2h31

In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

In Fabric (15)

XY Chelsea (15)

This distinctive and surreal melodrama combines stylish horror and dark comedy.

A stirring documentary telling the historic story of whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

A witchy department store saleswoman sells a striking red dress to unsuspecting single mother Sheila. This sparks off a sort of curse, as the dress passes from person to person, each time with devastating consequences. Blending ravishing colours, sounds and textures, British director Peter Strickland serves up an otherworldly cornucopia of delights in this B-movie homage.

After instigating the largest of leak of secrets in US history, ex-soldier and trans woman Chelsea Manning was supposed to spend most of the rest of her life in an all-male military prison. But, in January 2017, President Obama commuted her sentence. XY Chelsea follows Chelsea Manning as she leaves prison after seven years inside, and begins a new life whilst at the same time having to deal with the far-reaching consequences of her past.

 2h19

 1h52


Saturday 10 - Thursday 15 August Sat 20:20 Mon 19:25 Tue 13:15 Thu 20:20

the best of independent and world cinema, classic films and documentaries.


Sunday 11 & Wednesday 14 August Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00

Tuesday 13 & Thursday 15 August Tue 20:00 Thu 17:45

Monthly screenings of contemporary and classic films with themes or characters who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or asexual. Everyone welcome!



The Angry Birds Movie 2 (U)

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (12A)

 1h57

 2h36

The angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2!

Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Idris Elba star in this hugely entertaining action movie.

When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red, Chuck, Bomb and Mighty Eagle recruit Chuck’s sister Silver and team up with pigs Leonard, his assistant Courtney, and techpig Garry to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

Friday 16 - Sunday 25 August Fri 12:00 14:45 Sat 10:30 11:45 17:30 Sun 11:45 17:30 Mon 11:00 14:00 Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 11:00 14:00 Wed 13:00 16:45 Thu 13:00 17:30 Fri 14:30 Sat 10:30 11:15 (Relaxed) Sun 11:00

When cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever, sworn enemies Hobbs, a loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and Shaw, a former British military elite operative turned lawless outcast, are forced to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.

Friday 16 - Thursday 22 August Fri 17:25 20:30 Sat 16:30 19:40 Sun 14:00 20:10 Mon 13:30 17:10 19:30 (Subtitled) Tue 17:00 20:00 Wed 19:25 Thu 13:30 17:00 20:25

Aladdin (PG)

 2h28

Disney’s thrilling live action reimagining of the classic tale. A young man frees a genie from a lamp, granting all of his wishes and transforming himself into a charming prince in order to marry a beautiful princess. But soon, an evil sorcerer becomes hell-bent on securing the lamp for his own sinister purposes.

Friday 16 - Thursday 22 August Fri 13:00 16:30 Sat 13:15 Sun 11:00 (Relaxed) 14:30 Mon 10:30 16:30 Tue 13:20 16:30



Diego Maradona (12A)

 2h30

The third film from the Oscarwinning team behind Senna and Amy, this compelling documentary is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive. In a city where the devil would have needed bodyguards, Maradona became bigger than God himself. This is the wild and unforgettable story of dazzling talent, glory, despair and betrayal, of corruption and ultimately redemption.

Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home (PG)

The Chambermaid (15)

 1h55

 2h02

A special charity screening arranged by Davy Leask, with profits going to the Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal.

The daily routine and grand ambitions of a hard-working chambermaid at a high-end Mexican hotel are poignantly explored in this striking drama.

To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.

Eve works long hours as a maid at a luxurious hotel in Mexico City. A young single mother, Eve has aspirations for the future and hopes that her diligence will get her a coveted spot as the cleaner on an executive floor, but soon discovers that it’s not necessarily the most hard-working who get noticed for advancement. In Spanish with English subtitles.


the best of independent and world cinema, classic films and documentaries.

Friday 16 - Thursday 22 August Fri 19:30 Sat 20:10 Mon 20:15 Tue 19:25 Thu 20:00

Saturday 17 August, 3pm  Mareel, Screen 2  £10

Sunday 18 & Wednesday 21 August Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00



Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) (PG)

 2h06

A superb black comedy from Ealing Studios.

Sunday Jazz Lunch with Girsie & The Loose Ends   What better way to spend your Sunday afternoons than in our Café/Bar, eating, drinking and listening to some of Shetland’s finest jazz musicians? This is not a ticketed event, just drop in.

Louis Mazzini’s mother belongs to the aristocratic D’Ascoyne family, but, because she ran away with an opera singer, the D’Ascoynes rejected her and Louis. Once an adult, Louis decides to avenge his mother, and himself, by becoming the next Duke of the family. To achieve this goal, he must murder every potential successor – all famously played by Alec Guinness – in a variety of imaginative ways.


Bringing classic films back to the big screen where they belong.

Sunday 21 July, 12pm - 2pm Sunday 25 August, 12pm - 2pm Sunday 29 September, 12pm - 2pm  Mareel, Café Bar  Free

Sunday 18 & Wednesday 21 August Sun 19:40 Wed 14:00 (Senior) 17:15



Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (18)  3h01

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie. In 1969 Los Angeles, at the height of hippy Hollywood, Rick Dalton, former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognise anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor… Sharon Tate. One of Tarantino’s most mature films to date, this is an emotional epic about integrity and longevity in a dark, fickle world.

Friday 23 - Thursday 29 August Fri 13:00 17:30 Sat 14:15 19:20 Sun 13:30 19:15 Mon 12:30 17:00 19:50 (Subtitled) Tue 12:15 19:30 Wed 13:00 17:25 Thu 13:00 18:45

Good Boys (15)  1h50

An outrageous comedy that’s also a charming coming-of-age tale. 12-year-old Max has been invited to a party, and decides he needs to learn how to kiss. He and his best friends use his dad’s drone to spy on a teenage couple making out next door, but when things go ridiculously wrong, the boys set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from both the cops and terrifying teenage girls.

Friday 23 - Thursday 29 August Fri 17:00 20:55 Sat 17:00 20:40 Sun 20:10 Mon 17:30 Tue 14:00 17:00 Wed 20:50 Thu 12:30 17:30

The Art of Racing in the Rain (PG)

 2h09

Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his bond with his owner, Denny Swift, an aspiring Formula One driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition. The film follows Denny and the loves of his life – his wife, Eve, their young daughter Zoe, and ultimately, his true best friend, Enzo.

Friday 23 - Thursday 29 August Fri 19:30 Sat 13:45 17:45 Sun 11:30 17:30 Mon 13:00 20:30 Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 20:15 Wed 14:00 (Senior) 17:00 Thu 15:00 19:50



Silver Darlings SYT 25 years celebratory weekend: Workshops  Silver Darlings - 25 celebratory years of Shetland Youth Theatre. This will be a weekend-long intensive workshop focusing on developing an interactive performance that will act as a celebration of SYT 25 years. The performance will revisit characters from previous works and will use different places around the building as theatre spaces to create an interactive performance. Participants will learn how to respond theatrically to a variety of performance spaces in a short, exciting development time, working with acclaimed Director John Haswell. Workshops open to all aged over 12 years (including adults and previous members of SYT). This event will use Mareel as a thought-provoking and exciting theatre space where site-specific works can happen. The interactive performance will explore different spaces and characters from different performances of SYT through the ages. We wish to celebrate the diversity of the performances and welcome members old and new. Saturday 24 August 10am - 5pm Sunday 25 August 10am - 4pm Performance - Sunday 25 August 4.30-5.30pm Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a packed lunch.

Pavarotti (12A)

  2h14

Director Ron Howard pays tribute to a towering cultural figure with this affectionate and entertaining documentary. Granted unique access to the Pavarotti family archives, home videos, behind the scenes and extensive live music footage, we see Pavarotti’s personal story emerge: from his humble beginnings in northern Italy through to global superstardom. We get to know the great tenor as a husband and a father, a committed philanthropist, as well as a fragile artist who had a complex relationship with his own unique talents and unprecedented success.



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Saturday 24 August, 10am - 5pm  Mareel  £30 (12+) Sunday 25 August, 10am - 4pm  Mareel  £30 (12+)

Sunday 25 & Tuesday 27 August Sun 14:15 Tue 17:30



Gwen (15)

 1h44

An exquisitely eerie drama set in 19th-century rural Wales.

Silver Darlings SYT 25 years celebratory weekend: Performance Come and join us to celebrate 25 years of Shetland Youth Theatre!

Gwen lives on a farm in the hills of Snowdonia with her mother, Elen, and little sister Mari. Like nearly all the local men, Gwen’s father is away at war. Elen, Gwen, and Mari must maintain a punishing work schedule to keep the farm going, but they are plagued by one ominous occurrence after another, as well as by a town that begins to become suspicious of their behaviour.


the best of independent and world cinema, classic films and documentaries.

Silver Darlings is an innovative and thought-provoking use of Mareel as an exciting theatre space where site-specific works can happen. The interactive performance will explore different spaces and characters from different performances of SYT through the ages. The production will revisit characters from previous productions over the last 25 years, developed through a weekend of workshops by SYT members of all ages, past and present, directed by acclaimed SYT Director John Haswell.

Sunday 25 August, 4.30pm  Mareel  £10

Sunday 25 & Wednesday 28 August Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00




The Night Before Screenplay Film Quiz   This year’s Screenplay film quiz takes place on the evening before the festival films kick off, so this is your opportunity to get ‘match fit’. Hosted by Mark Kermode and Linda Ruth Williams and supported by Mareel’s regular quizmaster team, there will be more than the usual mayhem going on. Hoping to see all our regular teams and some new contenders so book early – this is always sold out. As usual, the ticket price is for the table, not the individual, and there must be no more than six to a team. So – come early, come determined, and let battle commence! Quiz takes place in the Main Auditorium via Cafe Bar entrance. Max team size: 6 people. £15 buys you a table for your team.

ScreenPlay Film Festival 2019   Shetland’s annual film festival is curated by our own Jenny Leask alongside celebrated film historian Linda Ruth Williams and film critic Mark Kermode. It features a feast of film screenings and events, plus Q&A sessions with film makers. Screenplay also has a strong local flavour, provided by the work of local film makers of all ages, and an outreach programme taking in community halls and education. If you want to see and experience as much of it as you can, then a Screencard is for you. The card gives you entry into all film screenings between those dates, subject to availability (but remember, you must pre-book to guarantee admission), plus an invitation to join our guests at the festival reception.

Thursday 29 August, 7pm

Friday 30 August - Sunday 8 September

 Mareel  £15 (team)

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Interested in music or film? Want to turn your passion into a career? Whether you are leaving school this summer, leaving university or a mature student we have a course for you!

Front Country  Front Country is an acclaimed acoustic band from California, fronted by gifted singer and songwriter Melody Walker with her huge bluesy voice. The quintet is based on bluegrass instrumentation but draws on a broad palette of country, blues, Americana and jazz influences. Front Country has become renowned as a storming live act on the US festival scene over the last few years, after winning the band competition at Colorado’s Rockygrass festival in their early days. They refer to their style as “roots-pop” which goes some way to describing their wide-ranging but majestic and accessible sound. Now based in Nashville, this entertaining five-piece is packed with instrumental and songwriting talent, including Jacob Groopman (guitar/vocals), Jeremy Darrow (double bass), Adam “Roscoe” Roszkiewicz (mandolin/ vocals) and Leif Karlstrom (fiddle). Support comes from Shetland’s own acclaimed Americana specialists Kansa, who last year released their excellent debut album The Rowan Tree. “Sharply played ensemble Americana, with a powerhouse vocalist who puts the blues in bluegrass” - Rolling Stone

Beyond Bonhoga: Roseanne Watt, Stoal  As part of Beyond Bonhoga, Shetland Arts’ ongoing programme of off-site exhibitions in locations across Shetland, we present Stoal, an exhibition by Roseanne Watt at The Booth in Scalloway. In a series of short filmpoems, Roseanne Watt summons up five ‘uncan’ (strange) beings who act as guardians of Shetland’s landscape, language and memory. Made with the assistance of the Kishie Wife Collective, spirits of land, sea, fire and water come together in this exhibition to observe what has been, and what may yet happen. Roseanne Watt is a poet, filmmaker and musician from Shetland whose work is inspired by the landscape and language of her birthplace. She won the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award in 2018, the Outspoken Poetry Prize (Poetry in Film) in 2015 and was runner-up in the 2018 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. She lives and works in Edinburgh.

Tuesday 3 September, 7.30pm

4 - 29 September, 12pm - 5pm

 Mareel  £18

 The Booth, Scalloway  Free

In partnership with Shetland College UHI we offer: • Vocational Pathways (National 4): Sound Engineering / Video Production • NC Creative Industries: Music / Film • HNC: Music • BA(Hons): Contemporary Filmmaking in the Highlands & Islands / Applied Music • MA: Music & the Environment Courses can be studied full or part time, and degree courses utilise several flexible study methods.

SCREEN H o m e m ad e CALL FOR ENTRIES! ScreenPlay is calling for entries from Shetland film makers of any age, to show at our festival between 30 August - 8 September For more info and for entry forms contact Kathy Hubbard on 07876 727 059, email kathy.hubbard@ or download the submission form from shetlandarts. org/screenplay Submission deadline: Friday 26 July, 5pm.



Wellbeing Sessions

be a Trustee We are seeking expressions of interest from committed and enthusiastic individuals who wish to serve as a Trustee. You will play a key role in the governance, scrutiny and strategic direction of Shetland Arts Development Agency, a significant arts charity with a turnover of around £2.5million. In particular, we would be interested in hearing from you if you have a passion for the arts and have skills and knowledge in the following areas: Creative Practice, Creative Industries, Human Resources, Finance or Legal. Trustees are unpaid, but all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. For an initial informal conversation regarding the role please contact

Wellbeing Arts Sessions (Drop-in)  Informal Arts sessions that are a low pressure environment and open to all. Sessions follow the model of one hour of arts activity followed by tea, coffee and biscuits for 30 minutes. Sessions are an opportunity to meet new people, learn something new and have fun. Singalong Sessions with Suzanne Briggs ‘Like singing around a campfire but in a warm, safe space’ (group participant). These informal Singalong sessions are open to all. Tuesday evenings starting 3 September, 7pm  Mareel  £2 Craft with Jane Cockayne There will be an introduction to a new craft practice at each session. Sessions will explore: Felting, Decoupage, Upcycling and Aboriginal Style Painting Thursday evenings starting 5 September, 7pm  Mareel  £2

Wave goodbye to clingfilm! Beautiful, natural, plastic-free food wraps you can wash, re-use and compost. Available now at Mareel and Bonhoga!



Open Mic Oot & Aboot 

Little Mix Magic 

For our next touring programme, we will be taking three Shetland bands out on tour across Shetland in September. Visiting Carnegie Hall, Walls Regatta Club and Fetlar Hall, musician Adam Guest will host an evening of music including contemporary women’s choir Hersel, folk musician Jenny Sturgeon and the Shetland Mandolin Band. Each night will also feature an open mic session for local musicians to share their talents. Further information and tickets to be released soon!

Little Mix Magic is a tribute to the fabulous Little Mix pop group playing a jam-packed set that will wow audiences with outstanding vocals and slick dance routines. This fantastic tribute act brings together harmonies and highenergy dance routines to create a real live concert atmosphere in any type of venue. The show features all of Little Mix current hits as well as some of their X Factor performances. The show is full of energy and involves all the young ones who come along and at end of show the girls meet and greet everyone. Come listen and dance to all the hits!

Presented by GLK Promotions.

All under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at a ratio of 1 adult for every 6 children. Shetland Mandolin Band & Hersel Friday 13 September  Carnegie Hall

Shoormal Conference  New coasts and shorelines: Shifting sands in the creative economy. The Centre for Rural Creativity at Shetland College UHI and Shetland Arts Development Agency are inviting creative practitioners, researchers, professionals and arts organisations to join us at Mareel from 18-20 September. The conference will explore, create and debate creative practice; the environment; innovation in the creative economy; islands and creative solutions; digital collaboration; heritage and culture. Each day will feature presentations, workshops and evening entertainment. For more details see: projects/shoormalconference

Hersel & Shetland Mandolin Band Saturday 14 September  Fetlar Hall

Wednesday 18 September, 9.30am

Hersel & Jenny Sturgeon Saturday 28 September  Walls Regatta Club

 Mareel  £60 for each day

Thursday 19 September, 9.30am Friday 20 September, 9.30am Sunday 15 September, 1pm

Full Delegate Pass (3 days)

 Mareel  £19

 Mareel  £150








James Acaster

Strip MS Again 

Hugely acclaimed English comedian James Acaster is bringing his seventh solo show to Mareel in September. In 2018 he was commissioned to record four hour-long stand-up specials for Netflix, has appeared on a host of leading TV panel shows and garnered a succession of awards and nominations at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 will be in residency in London’s West End for six nights in January before he takes the show the length and breadth of the UK.

The MS Society Shetland presents Strip MS Again, with local bands Forgotten Sons and Sidewinder. Our amazing strippers are back to put on a show with a few good men also getting waxed for you all to see!

Here’s what he has to say about it: “One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasn’t very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in the bin and then later on I ate a spoonful of the cold lasagne because I was drunk and it was absolutely delicious. It was 4am. I then changed the name of a WhatsApp I was a part of to COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 because I had been thinking a lot about how 1999 was the best year of my life and also about how much I hate myself sometimes. The next day I was asked to name my new show. Come along.” Friday 27 September, 7.30pm  Mareel  £20 SOLD OUT

There will also be a raffle on the night. WARNING: This show may contain nudity and strobe lighting. Over 18’s only: ID may be required on entry.

Saturday 5 October, 9pm  Mareel  £20

Alan Carr: Work in Progress Join Alan Carr, for a night of workin-progress comedy, along with support act, Kelly Convey. This is your chance to see Alan trying out new material. Carr’s unique style of humour and effortless stage presence has made him one of Britain’s most successful and treasured comedians. With sixteen series of Channel 4’s Chatty Man under his belt, Alan has won a multitude of awards including the publicly voted NTA and a prestigious BAFTA.

Sunday 20 October, 8pm  Mareel  £18 SOLD OUT



365 Stories and Music   Wordplay 2019 is taking on a slightly different format this year, built around the concert, workshops and installation of 365: Stories and Music, a major new collection of Scottish contemporary literature and music in one interactive sound-art installation, launched at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year and touring to Mareel in November. 365: Stories and Music brings together the genius of Scottish poet and novelist James Robertson and Scottish fiddler and composer Aidan O’Rourke of Lau. James wrote a short story every day for a year, each story comprising 365 words, this was published in 2014 by Penguin as 365: Stories. Aidan then matched the challenge. He wrote a new tune every day for a year in response to James’s stories. I loved reading those stories: a daily dose of poetry and wisdom. And I loved the writing. The language is emotional, concise, apposite. Somehow the words and the pacing of the stories felt musical. I was intrigued by the discipline of setting such a quantifiable daily creative ritual. Would the same be possible in music…? (Aidan O’Rourke) Aidan’s response is sparse and emotive contemporary folk music — the fiddle is paired with bold and exploratory harmonies from ECM recording artist Kit Downes on harmonium and piano.

365 Workshops: Fiddle Masterclass with Aidan O’Rourke   365: Stories and Music is a major new collection of Scottish contemporary literature and music in one interactive sound-art installation and this years Wordplay is centred around it. 365 brings together the genius of Scottish poet and novelist James Robertson and Scottish fiddler and composer Aidan O’Rourke of Lau. James wrote a short story every day for a year, each story comprising 365 words, this was published in 2014 by Penguin as 365: Stories. Aidan then matched the challenge. He wrote a new tune every day for a year in response to James’s stories.

This concert features Aidan and Kit performing music from the 365 Project alongside readings from James.

A fantastic opportunity to learn and play along with world class fiddler Aidan O’Rourke as he leads an hour long masterclass in fiddle technique.

Friday 1 November, 7.30pm

Saturday 2 November, 11am  Mareel  £12

 Mareel  £15



365 Workshops: Aidan O’Rourke & Kit Downes on Composition & Harmony   365’s Aidan O’Rourke and Kit Downes lead a workshop on composition and harmony. 365: Stories and Music is a major new collection of Scottish contemporary literature and music in one interactive sound-art installation and this years Wordplay is centred around it. 365 brings together the genius of Scottish poet and novelist James Robertson and Scottish fiddler and composer Aidan O’Rourke of Lau. James wrote a short story every day for a year, each story comprising 365 words, this was published in 2014 by Penguin as 365: Stories. Aidan then matched the challenge. He wrote a new tune every day for a year in response to James’s stories.

Saturday 2 November, 1pm  Mareel  £12

365 Workshops: James Robertson on Writing   

Aly Bain / Ale Möller / Bruce Molsky 

365: Stories and Music is a major new collection of Scottish contemporary literature and music in one interactive sound-art installation and this years Wordplay is centred around it. 365 brings together the genius of Scottish poet and novelist James Robertson and Scottish fiddler and composer Aidan O’Rourke of Lau. James wrote a short story every day for a year, each story comprising 365 words, this was published in 2014 by Penguin as 365: Stories. Aidan then matched the challenge. He wrote a new tune every day for a year in response to James’s stories.

Shetland fiddle maestro Aly Bain, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Moller, and American fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player Bruce Molsky unite to explore their Celtic, Nordic and Appalachian cultures. They perform in dynamic harmony, creating complex music of exhilarating diversity. Aly Bain (fiddle. viola), Ale Moller (mandola, harmonica, wooden whistle, harmony vocals), Bruce Molsky (fiddle, vocals, banjo, guitar). Aly, Ale and Bruce kick off their UK tour with a date here in Mareel.

What inspires you? James will lead a 2 hour creative writing workshop in Mareel where you will learn tips and techniques to make your writing sing!

Saturday 2 November, 3pm  Mareel  £12

Thursday 14 November, 7.30pm  Mareel  £22 / £20



A Celebration of Shetland Writing   Bringing to a close this year’s Wordplay we celebrate the creativity within these isles. Hear from a variety of Shetland writers in an evening featuring poetry and prose from across Shetland. This event also celebrates our local writers’ groups, who meet regularly to work on their pieces together. They share ideas, encourage and give critiques, and develop their skills and techniques. Many of these writers have published works in anthologies, or their own collections and novels. Some of the groups have even published Writers’ Group collections. This event gives us the chance to hear new work from these talented local writers.

Friday 15 November, 6.30pm  Mareel  £5

Wilderland Film Festival  Wilderland is a brand new film festival bringing important, breathtaking stories from the natural world to the big screen, made by independent filmmakers from around the globe. These ground-breaking short films will offer audiences unparalleled insight into some of the world’s most incredible wildlife, from snow leopards to orangutans to humpback whales.

Grand Ole Opry featuring the Tennessee Wannabies  It’s the start of party season and Shetland Arts presents our tribute to THE GRAND OLE OPRY featuring David Sandison and the Tennesee Wannabies plus very special star guests. Dust off your stetsons and polish your spurs for our Western-themed night.

Tuesday 19 November, 7.30pm

Saturday 30 November, 7.30pm

 Mareel  £14.50 / £12.50

 Mareel  £25


MAREEL CINEMA TICKET PRICES Tickets only £5.50 before 12pm every day and all day Monday & Tuesday! Wednesday - Friday 12 - 5pm - £7.50/£5.50 5pm onwards - £10/£7.50/£5.50 Saturday & Sunday 12pm onwards - £10/£7.50/£5.50 Under 16s £5.50 at all times!

A day in the life of Shetland Arts... Here behind the scenes at Shetland Arts it is always busy, supporting and developing local artists, programming and running events and films both in Lerwick and out in the community. Sometimes, however, it gets busier than others! At the time of writing we are about to welcome visitors from as far afield as the United States and Australia to Folk Frenzy and are getting the programme ready for Screenplay, as well as all our usual day to day give you a glimpse into these we have picked a busy summer Saturday to show you...

On Saturday 20 July... In the cinema at Mareel we’re showing The Queen’s Corgi’s (PG), Yesterday (12A), Support the Girls (15), Apollo 11 (U) and Child’s Play (15)... We have FELT contemporary dance workshops and performance by internationally renowned choreographer Elizabeth Schilling in the Mareel Auditorium and in Lerwick Methodist Church...

These Favourite Things exhibition is in the Mareel Upper Café Bar... Meanwhile at Bonhoga we have the opening of the third ShetlandMade contemporary local craft exhibition of the year in the Upper Gallery, alongside Paul Bloomer’s Expressive Landscape Drawing Creative Lab workshop out in the landscape around the gallery if the weather holds (cosying up in the café if it doesn’t)... Our ShetlandMade retail outlet is open as usual at Sumburgh airport terminal, showcasing the work of 16 local artists and makers... At the Garrison Theatre we welcome Scottish Ballet with two performances of Wee Hansel and Gretel... And in case that wasn’t enough on the same day we’re also bringing storytelling performance Space Ape to Haroldswick Hall for Unst Fest!

Senior Screenings £6 (includes hot drink & biscuit) Mareel Opening Hours: Sun - Thu: 9am - 11pm Fri - Sat: 9am - 1am Peak prices may apply on Public Holidays. 3D screenings cost an extra £1 on top of ticket prices. 3D Glasses cost an additional £1 and are reusable. 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. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded once purchased. Customers are responsible for checking that they have booked the correct tickets at the 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.



A g u i d e t o wha t’s o n i n Shetland A r ts Venue s du r in g August & Be yon d. The Chambermaid (15)


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Playlist Fridays!

Sunday Jazz Lunch

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) (PG)

The Lion King (PG)

23 - 29 AUGUST

Collection & Archive: Favourite Things

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (18)

Peppa Pig: Festival Of Fun (U)

Good Boys (15)

Annabelle Comes Home (15)

The Art of Racing in the Rain (PG)

Speed Is My Need (12A)

The Matrix (1999) (15)


Westlife - The Twenty Tour Live (Cert: TBC)

Shetland Youth Theatre “Silver Darlings”: Workshops

Pavarotti (12A)

Shetland Youth Theatre “Silver Darlings”: Performance

Gwen (15)

CASH – A Tribute to Johnny Cash

Sometimes Always Never (12A)

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The Night Before Screenplay Film Quiz


2 - 8 AUGUST 

Stuber (15)

ScreenPlay 2019

Beats (18)

Front Country

Midsommar (18)

Beyond Bonhoga: Roseanne Watt, Stoal

Prophecy (12A)

 Wellbeing Arts Sessions

The Flood (15)


9 - 15 AUGUST

Open Mic Oot & Aboot Little Mix Magic

Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans (PG)

Robert the Bruce (15)

 Shoormal Conference

Of Fish and Foe (12A)

The Dead Don’t Die (15)


James 


André Rieu Maastricht 2019: Shall We Dance? (U)


Strip MS Again Carr: Work in Progress

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (15)

365 Stories and Music

In Fabric (15)

Fiddle Masterclass with Aidan O’Rourke

XY Chelsea (15)

Aidan O’Rourke & Kit Downes: Composition & Harmony

16 - 22 AUGUST


James Robertson on Writing

The Angry Birds Movie 2 (U)

Aly Bain / Ale Möller / Bruce Molsky

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (12A)

A Celebration of Shetland Writing

Aladdin (PG)

Wilderland Film Festival

Diego Maradona (12A)

Grand Ole Opry featuring the Tennessee Wannabies

Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home (PG)

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What's On Booklet August 2019  

Your guide to what's on in Shetland Arts venues during August & beyond.

What's On Booklet August 2019  

Your guide to what's on in Shetland Arts venues during August & beyond.