Page 1




It’s nearly time to start getting excited about Christmas. To be honest I am getting excited about being able to be excited about Christmas, and SADA has lots of goodies coming your way.

Ever popular AC/DC tribute AC/DC UK are all sold out but The U-Turns are coming to Mareel on the last Saturday night before Christmas, with Chain Gang and Isaac Webb Trio!

Kicking off the festive season on the 7th December we have Carols by Candlelight with the wonderful North Ness Boys and Friends, if you’re looking for something more alternative on the 13th we are hosting Make More Noise, although that’s selling fast so don’t delay! Get the full Make More Noise experience with Missy Malone’s Burlesque Teaser Class and Timberlina’s not-so-serious Yoga Against the Tyranny session over the following weekend…If panto is more your style we have Sleeping Beauty from Open Door Drama in the Garrison or a lunchtime production of Cinderella by Jacqui Clark in our new Soup & a Show series.

Still stuck for a Christmas present? ‘This Winter’ exhibition at Bonhoga showcases an amazing eclectic array of artwork from some of Shetland and the UK’s finest artists, designers and makers. Although you want something truly unique, why not make your own? There are still a few spaces left on our Make Your Own Christmas Gifts workshops. Our shops at Bonhoga, Sumburgh Airport and Mareel are also bursting with design-led ideas or let them chose their gift with a Shetland Arts’ voucher! For the younger members of the family, we have two Christmas Crafternoons with the wonderful Jane Cockayne for 7-11 years olds to create while you catch up with the last-minute shopping or relax in our café.

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.

The cinema screens are also getting into a festive mood with everything from Elf, Polar Squad and Home Alone to The Grinch, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Muppet Christmas Carol and of course Frozen II! If all that hasn’t made you feel Christmassy enough then come along and sing with us in Christmas Carols for Everyone on the 22nd December! Looking beyond Christmas I am very excited to welcome in 2020 with the fabulous Kinnaris Quintet at Hogmanay!

Graeme Howell Chief Executive

 Exhibition / Visual Art / Craft  Film / Cinema  Music  Café Bar Event 

Workshops / Craft

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.

Comedy  Literature  Website  Phone Number 

Location / Venue

 Ticket Price

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



Winter Wellbeing Arts Sessions

These Favourite Things  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.

Wellbeing Arts Sessions (Drop-in)   Informal Arts sessions in 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.

Creative Writing with Genny White Cheer up these dark winter evenings. Genevieve White will take you through a relaxing session of creative writing, providing writing prompts and discussion points to help you create prose and poetry. No prior experience needed and no requirement to share your work - just come along and enjoy a fun creative evening while having a chat and cup of tea. Monday evenings running until 9 December, 7.30pm  Mareel  £2 (drop in)

Acapella Carol Choir with Suzanne Briggs Accessible and inclusive choir sessions looking at harmonies and rehearsing carols in time for Christmas. No need to be able to sing! Tuesday evenings running unti 10 December, 7pm  Mareel  £2 (drop in)

Craft Sessions 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

Throughout 2019

Thursday evenings running unti 12 December, 7pm

 Mareel, Upper Café Bar  Free

 Mareel  £2 (drop in)



Storytime for under 5s   Thursday morning is storytime! In partnership with Shetland Library, we are hosting weekly storytime for the under 5s upstairs in our Café Bar.

Plastiglomerates 

by Aimee Labourne

‘Plastiglomerate’ is a proposed new kind of ‘human-made’ rock, consisting of a mix of melted plastic debris and natural sediment. Samples have been found on shorelines across the world. They are one part of a terrifying plastic pollution problem, which extends far beyond just visible material - as plastiglomerates are churned around in the water, smaller and smaller shards break off and form a ‘smog’ of microplastic particles in the ocean. Invented at the start of the 20th century, plastic was initially seen as utopian - endlessly malleable, convenient, hygienic – and so suitable for Modernity’s new vision. Increased post-war consumerism and exploitation of nature now means however that the detritus of urban-utopia is clogging our most remote and wild-seeming coasts. Despite the vastness of the ocean, its watery depths cannot absorb this dystopian material. Through drawing, I wish to isolate these uncannily organic samples from their usual shoreline context where they blend in all too easily. Studying these plastic forms almost as though they are geological specimens allows me to trace their strange lines and shapes in detail, lines which reveal how natural processes now confusingly mix with human actions in a world which is becoming more and more materially chaotic.

Admission is free, there’s ample space for buggy parking and we have tea, coffee and cakes in the Café downstairs! These sessions have been popular - please come early to get a good spot! Special Storytime: Draganory Saturday 14 December 11:30am See Page 17 for more details.

Did you know we also run regular Bring Your Own Baby (BYOBaby) morning film screenings? Parents and carers can enjoy the latest releases in a relaxed environment.

Showing now. On throughout December 2019 & January 2020

Thursdays, 10.30am

 Mareel Feature Space (beside the cinema screens)  Free

 Mareel  Free



This Winter Port & Lemon Running concurrently in the Lower Gallery is an exhibition of prints by British design brand Port and Lemon. The brand was started in 2012 by Tracy Evans and Kate Cooke who both started their creative careers in textile design, Kate as a print designer and Tracy as a woven textiles designer. They have many years’ experience between them in the design industry. They met at an art show and discovered their mutual appreciation for each other’s work. The first designs they produced ‘Hello Sailor’ and ‘Salty Sea Dog’ quickly became best sellers, and they have since gone on to design another 15 prints and have developed a range of contemporary homewares and gifts using their designs. The strong blue and white imagery has become popular around the UK shores as well as making it inland and overseas. The brand appeals to sailors, seaside lovers and those who aspire to coastal living. Complementing the print range is a small collection of their homewares and gifts.

This Winter

A selling exhibition of contemporary art and craft from Shetland and the UK Buy Art and Craft for Christmas! Bonhoga Gallery is welcoming in Winter with a fabulous eclectic array of artwork in a variety of mediums from some of Shetland and the UK’s finest artists, designers and makers. A multi media exhibition featuring paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, wood, glass, jewellery and textiles. This wonderful and diverse collection of handmade pieces will have you in no doubt about what you want for Christmas. There is a great selection of original paintings from local artists Peter Davis, Heather Wilson, Kirsten Hay and Wilma Cluness, with new original prints from Karen Clubb, Linda Newington and Howard Towll. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face are the quirky colourful sculptures from artist Tania Holland and Rococco inspired buttons from Barbara Cluness. There are contemporary ceramics from new designer Jack McGonigle with unique textiles and homewares from Ruth Holly and Ann Charlish. And not forgetting jewellery, we have a diverse collection of contemporary pieces, all beautifully crafted by some of the UK’s most talented designers, including stunning wooden jewellery from Danielle Flowers, gorgeous gemstones from Camilla West to contemporary silver pieces from Francesca Marcenaro. This Winter at Bonhoga offers a fantastic opportunity to view and purchase from a large range of contemporary art, craft and print. The Own Art scheme is available when making your purchases so you can spread the cost over 10 months interest free.

9 November - 22 December

9 November - 22 December

 Bonhoga Gallery  Free

 Bonhoga Gallery  Free



The Good Liar (15)  2h09

Legendary actors Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen star together for the first time in this suspenseful drama about the secrets people keep and the lies they live. Career con man Roy Courtnay sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes an unexpected turn.

Zombieland: Double Tap (15)  1h59

A decade after Zombieland became a hit film and a cult classic, the cast (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone) have reunited for this hugely entertaining sequel. Through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House across America, these four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.

Cut and Print Your Own Cards, Gift Tags and Wrapping Paper In this workshop you will learn: • Create simple designs thinking about pattern and shape. • Transfer and cut your design using nib cutter tools. • Print the soft cut vinyl block using rollers and lino ink. This workshop is open to all abilities: beginners and beyond! Drawing ability not essential. As part of the price all materials for the day are included. You get to keep your cutter tool and print block allowing you to continue making your own prints after the workshop. Please bring a notepad.

Friday 29 Nov - Thursday 5 Dec Fri 15:00 18:00 Sat 18:00 Sun 11:45 19:20 Mon 13:30 20:40 (Subs) Tue 12:15 17:45 Wed 14:00 (Senior) 17:45 Thu 13:00 19:40

Make your own Christmas Gift: Christmas Printmaking with Linda Richardson

Friday 29 Nov - Thursday 5 Dec Fri 20:00 Sat 19:45 Mon 12:15 Tue 20:00 Thu 17:30

Saturday 30 November, 10am - 3pm  Mareel  £60



CBeebies Christmas Show: Hansel & Gretel (Cert TBC)

 1h30

This year’s highly anticipated CBeebies Christmas Show is once again coming to the big screen for a family-friendly feast of Christmas fun, including interactive content exclusively created for cinemas and featuring many of CBeebies’ most popular stars, including, for the first time, Waffle the Wonder Dog! Siblings Hansel and Gretel go on an adventure through an enchanted forest, and prove to their family that the only thing that matters at Christmas is being together.

Grand Aald Opry featuring the Tennessee Wannabes  To mark the start of party season, Shetland Arts presents our tribute to The Grand Ole Opry. The original Nashville Opry was first broadcast live on the radio in 1925, and over one hundred years later, is still cited as the show that made country music famous around the world. Shetland’s GRAND AALD OPRY features David Sandison and the Tennesee Wannabes, plus very special star guests. Covering music by Johnny Cash, Eddie Cochrane, Steve Earl and more, allow the cowboys to take you on a trip to the country music stages of days past. They’ll be joined by a host of Shetland stars, including: Freda Leask, Kim Johnson & Clare Farer, Stewart Grains & Isobel Jamieson and Andy Stephen. Dust off your Stetsons and polish your spurs for our Western-themed night!

Saturday 30 Nov & Sunday 1 Dec Sat 13:15 Sun 14:30

Saturday 30 November, 7.30pm  Mareel  £25







Cabaret (1972) (15)

 2h24

An iconic, incredibly stylish study of the hedonism and sexual ambiguity of pre-war Berlin, Cabaret was a huge, multi Oscar-winning hit for choreographer and director Bob Fosse, and made Liza Minnelli a star. It sets its scene in Berlin during the 1931 Weimar Republic, against a backdrop of increasing antisemitism and the growing Nazi Party. Brian, a new British arrival in the city, befriends Sally Bowles, a talented performer at the risqué Kit Kat Klub. If you’re interested in this you might also be interested in ‘Make More Noise’ on Friday 13 December (see page 31) or perhaps ‘Burlesque Teaser Class with Missy Malone’ on Saturday 14 December (see page 32).


Make your own Christmas Gift: Make Ceramics with Sharon McGeady Make ceramic decorations, pendants, buttons and brooches with clay. These will then be taken away to be fired and can be collected from Mareel from 14th December. Participants can make multiple items. Participants will learn the process of clay making, which is: rolling clay, adding interesting textures to make individual pieces and glazing to add colour and shine Make pieces for your friends and family while learning the art of ceramics. Bring an apron and an old towel. No experience is necessary. Materials for the session will be provided.

By the Grace of God (15)

 2h38

Based on a true story, this powerful, quietly polemical drama explores both the enduring consequences of child abuse and the complacent complicity of the Catholic church. When Alexandre learns that the priest who abused him decades ago still works with young people, he tells his family what happened and seeks out other victims so that the Church will take action. Even as others are persuaded to speak out, however, the Catholic establishment starts dragging its feet. In French with English subtitles. Screening as part of the French Film Festival UK.


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

A rare opportunity to enjoy four glorious musicals on the big screen!

Saturday 30 Nov & Monday 2 Dec Sat 14:00 Mon 17:45

Sunday 1 December, 1 - 5pm  Mareel  £50 SOLD OUT

Sunday 1 & Wednesday 4 December Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00



Make your own Christmas gifts: Knit Bangles with Helen Robertson Explore different knitting techniques to create your own unique bangle that you can give as a gift or keep for yourself! Through each session you will explore different knitting techniques to create your own bangle. Participants will learn: • Knit Fair Isle, Lace or Slip Stitch • Choose colours for your project • Make design decisions in knit This workshop is open to all levels, including complete beginners, although it may take longer to complete. Materials (Bangle Blanks, Shetland Yarn, Pattern Guide) will be included in the price.

Sleeping Beauty Open Door Drama presents a traditional family Pantomime with lots of silly fun, slapstick and singing along. Boo and hiss at the wicked Fairy Belladonna and her nasty Bogles, and cheer on Fairy Bluebell and the other fairy godmothers. Will Tavish ever get his balloons delivered? Will Peggy the Cook get the banquet ready? Will Prince Hector find the Sleeping Princess?

Participants are encouraged to bring along pictures, clothes or objects showing colour combinations they like, as these can be incorporated into your bangle design.

We hope so!

Wednesday 4 December, 6 - 9pm

Between 3 - 14 December

 Mareel  £40

 The Garrison Theatre  £12 / £8

Our take on “Sleeping Beauty” had a slightly Scottish flavour and features possibly the world’s first pantomime haggis.



The Grinch (U)  1h50

Dr Seuss’s Christmas-hating grouch is brought to life in this hilarious animated adventure. Every Christmas the Grinch’s tranquil solitude is disrupted by the Whos and their increasingly spectacular celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realises there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas.

Friday 6 - Monday 9 December Fri 14:20 Sat 10:30 Sun 11:00 11:30 (Relaxed) Mon 17:10

Last Christmas (12A)

 2h03

A delightful romantic comedy starring Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding and Emma Thompson, and featuring the music of George Michael. Serial bad-decision-maker Kate has been kicked out of her flat, just in time for Christmas, and is forced to spend the festive period living with her family. To make matters worse, she works at a year-round Christmas shop and is forced to trudge around London dressed as an elf. However, things take a turn for the better when she meets the suave, confident and handsome Tom during a shift.

Friday 6 - Thursday 12 Dec Fri 14:50 17:40 20:20 Sat 11:30 13:15 16:00 19:45 Sun 14:15 19:50 Mon 12:30 17:40 20:15 Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 13:30 17:10 20:15 Wed 14:00 (Senior) 20:30 Thu 12:15 17:15 20:40

Le Mans ’66 (12A)  2h52

Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in this high-octane drama. The film is based on the remarkable true story of visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby and fearless British driver Ken Miles, who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary racing car for the Ford Motor Company, and take on the dominating Ferrari team at the 1966 Le Mans race.

Friday 6 - Thursday 12 Dec Fri 17:10 Sat 18:45 Sun 16:30 Mon 13:00 19:30 (Subtitled) Tue 12:10 19:45 Wed 13:30 17:00 Thu 12:45 19:50



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 music-lovers 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.

Countdown (15)

 1h50

A fast-paced horror that’ll have you on the edge of your seat. When young nurse Quinn downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die, it tells her she only has three days to live. Quinn frantically battles to survive and to save the lives of her friends, but with a haunting figure lurking in the shadows, and other app users losing their lives as predicted, time really is running out…

Shop Bonhoga at Mareel

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.

Fridays 6 & 20 December, 6pm  Mareel, Café Bar  Free

Friday 6 - Tuesday 10 December Fri 20:50 Sat 17:10 Sun 20:20 Tue 17:40



The Birdcage (1996) (15)  2h19

Robin Williams and Nathan Lane star in this riotous comedy from 1996. Albert and Armand are a longtime gay couple who live in Florida and own a nightclub in South Beach. When Armand’s grown up son Val announces his engagement to the daughter of a conservative republican senator, the unconventional family have to play it straight at a dinner party for their prospective in-laws.


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

Saturday 7 & Thursday 12 Dec Sat 14:15 Thu 17:45

Carols by Candlelight with the North Ness Boys & Friends  Usher in the festive season with Shetland’s finest - the North Ness Boys. Brothers, Aubrey, Clive and Trevor Jamieson are primarily a Gospel outfit, often performing three part harmonies with bass, guitar, mandolin/banjo. Joined by some special guests, let them guide you into the spirit of the season with a night of Christmas Carols.

Saturday 7 December, 7.30pm  Mareel, Auditorium  £15




Wed - Fri: 11am - 3pm Sat & Sun: 11am - 4pm

Make your own Christmas Gift: Lino Cut Printmaking with Paul Bloomer Participants will learn the basic relief printing techniques to make a gift for Christmas. For this, please bring an image that you would like to translate into print for your chosen gift. No previous experience necessary of printmaking. From the workshops, participants will make a print from an image, that they can then take home with them.

Sunday 8 December, 11am - 3pm  Mareel  £60

Bonhoga Gallery is situated in Weisdale Mill, on land cleared for largescale sheep farming in the 19th Century. It was a meal and barley mill from 1855 until the early 1900’s, then used as a butchery and tannery before falling into dereliction in the middle of the 20th Century. The building was renovated and opened as Bonhoga Gallery in 1994, and since then has been welcoming large numbers of both Shetland residents and visitors to the isles.

Bonhoga means ‘my spiritual home’ in Shetland dialect. In the southfacing conservatory overlooking the Weisdale burn, the Mill café is a popular spot all year round. The menu features locally sourced produce and all food is prepared daily on the premises. As well as options for children, the cafe caters for those with special dietary requirements.

Bonhoga promotes the best of Shetland, national and international applied art and craft through a programme of curated retail, exhibition and showcase opportunities, delivered from the main gallery space and supplementary retail areas. Supporting over 70 established and emerging artists, designers and makers, Bonhoga offers a unique opportunity to view and purchase a wide range of contemporary applied art, craft and print.



Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet (12A)

 1h51

From acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne comes this stunning new take on the classic tale, bursting with youth and vitality and filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London. This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s story of love and conflict is set in the not too distant future in The Verona Institute. Here ‘difficult’ young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. Our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.



Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15)

Mareel Film Quiz 

A portrait painter falls in love with her subject in Girlhood director Céline Sciamma’s exquisite new film.

Mareel’s monthly film quiz is for both film buffs and novices alike. Movie themed prizes are awarded to the teams with the highest and lowest scores, but really it’s all about the glory...

 2h19

In 1760, Lady Héloïse’s mother hires a female painter to create a portrait of her daughter for a distant suitor. But the painter, Marianne, must do so in secret because Héloïse is fiercely opposed to being married off; she thinks instead that Marianne has been hired as a walking companion.

Max team size: 6 people. £10 buys you a table for your team. Quiz takes place in the Main Auditorium via Cafe Bar entrance. 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

In French and Italian with English subtitles.


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

Bringing other art forms to the cinema screen.

Sunday 8 & Wednesday 11 Dec

Sunday 8 & Wednesday 11 Dec

Sun 13:45 Wed 17:30

Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00

Tuesday 10 December, 7pm  Mareel  £10 (team)




Every venue hire supports Shetland Arts in our work to educate, promote, support and develop the practice and enjoyment of the arts by all in Shetland. Find out more:

Soup and a Show  Our new lunchtime event! Once a month on a Thursday we will be presenting Soup and a Show. Your ticket gets you a hearty bowl of soup, bannocks, tea and coffee and a 40 minute show. What better way to spend a winter lunchtime.

Cinderella Written & Directed by Jacqueline Clark Expect a panto, a hard done by floor sweeping heroine, an awesome Fairy Godmother and that’s it! The rest is as unexpected as a 40 minute re-telling of the classic tale can be. It will be the most fun lunch break you will have this year and if it’s not then it’s your fault for not shouting “he’s behind you” with your mouth full of soup and bannocks. See you there... oh no we won’t... oh yes we will... go on you know you want to. Doors open 12.45pm for 1.10pm start.

Thursday 12 December, 1.10pm (Doors at 12:45pm)  Mareel, Auditorium  £7

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! 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.



Elf (PG)

Charlie’s Angels (12A)  2h18

 2h38

This charming comedy has become a modern Christmas classic since its release in 2003.

The all-female trio of international crime fighters returns to the big screen in this action-packed reboot, starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks and Patrick Stewart.

Director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) brings the true story of the Battle of Midway to the big screen in spectacular fashion, with a cast that includes Woody Harrelson, Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson and Luke Evans.

 1h57

Buddy is a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus. When the news is finally broken to Buddy that he’s not a real elf, he decides to head back to his place of birth, New York City, in search of his biological family.

Friday 13 & Saturday 14 Dec Fri 14:15 17:00 Sat 10:30 11:00 (Relaxed)

Midway (12A)

Computer programmer Elena’s life is thrown into chaos when she raises the alarm on a revolutionary new technology that could be weaponised. She finds herself joining the Townsend Agency, working alongside spies Sabina and Jane to try and stop the technology from getting into the wrong hands.

Only months after the attack on Pearl Harbour, the Pacific War has begun to intensify between US and Japanese forces. With their enemy demoralised, the Japanese hope that striking the important naval base of Midway will cripple the Americans once and for all.

Friday 13 - Thursday 19 Dec Fri 14:45 17:40 20:30 Sat 13:45 20:15 Sun 11:00 15:00 19:50 Mon 12:15 17:40 20:30 (Subtitled) Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 13:30 19:30 Wed 13:30 17:10 Thu 12:45 17:30 20:50

Friday 13 - Tuesday 17 Dec Fri 19:30 Sat 19:45 Mon 12:45 Tue 20:10



Draganory Story Time for under 5s  

Make More Noise!  Following last year’s successful event, the alternative office Christmas night out is back with a bang, hosting a range of fabulous burlesque, drag and music acts to get you in the festive spirit.

To compliment Make More Noise, we’ll have a very special storytelling session with Mareel’s favourite Drag Queen, Timberlina! Hosted by Shetland Library, come dressed up as anything from your imagination and listen to Timberlina read you a story.

Cabaret is followed by DJ and dancing till late! MC - Amber Topaz, Burlesque - Missy Malone, Bingo and Yoga - Timberlina, Comedy - Marjolein Robertson, Band - Odessa. Ticket holders for Make More Noise can also receive a 10% discount on the following events:

Burlesque Teaser Class with Missy Malone Saturday 14 December, 2.30pm See page 18 for more details.

Yoga against the Tyranny with Timberlina Sunday 15 December, 11.15am See page 19 for more details.

Friday 13 December, 8pm

Saturday 14 December, 11.30am

 Mareel  £28 (18+)

 Mareel Café Bar  Free





Christmas Crafternoons On the countdown to Christmas, 7-11 year olds can join craft sensation Jane Cockayne to make wintery goodies. These 2 hour sessions are sure to keep boredom at bay over the school holidays - and might give parents and carers a chance to relax with a tasty treat in Mareel’s café bar or grab some last-minute Christmas shopping!

The Irishman (15)

 3h49

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s superb crime drama, a Netflix release that richly deserves to be seen on the big screen! This epic saga of organised crime in postwar America is told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious underworld figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa and journeys through the hidden corridors of organised crime.

Burlesque Teaser Class With Missy Malone  This workshop is a “one off” 1 hour teaser class with international burlesque performer Missy Malone! This class will introduce you to your inner burlesque goddess! Looking at popular elements of tease such as Posing, Working a Feather Boa, Glove/Stocking Removal and Tassle Twirling. It is a perfect class for beginners and Hen Parties! This is not a burlesque stripping workshop and will not include nudity. The workshop will also include a Q&A with Missy. Ticket price includes any prop use (Tassles, Gloves and Feather Boas). But if you have your own Tassles/ Gloves/Boa please feel free to bring them along! Please bring: Comfortable Clothing & a pair of heels. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment! Ticket-holders for Make More Noise receive a 10% discount

Saturday 14 & 21 December, 1 - 3pm  Mareel  £10

Saturday 14 - Monday 16 Dec Sat 13:10 Sun 18:00 Mon 18:10

Saturday 14 December, 2.30pm  Mareel, Green Room  £20 (18+)



It’s A Wonderful Life (U)

 2h30

Western Stars (PG)

 1h43

The ultimate heartwarming Christmas classic – bring a hanky!

This wonderfully atmospheric concert film is a companion piece to Bruce Springsteen’s latest album.

It’s Christmas Eve, 1946, and George Bailey (James Stewart), who has long considered himself a failure, faces financial ruin and arrest. High above him, two celestial voices discuss George’s dilemma and decide to send down eternally bumbling angel Clarence Oddbody to help him out. But first, Clarence is given a crash course on George’s life, and the multitude of selfless acts he has performed.

Springsteen’s first studio album in five years, Western Stars marks a departure for the legendary singer/ songwriter while still drawing on his roots. Touching on themes of love and loss, loneliness and family and the inexorable passage of time, this cinematic event evokes the American West, both the mythic and the hardscrabble, weaving archival footage and Springsteen’s personal narration with song.

Yoga against the Tyranny with Timberlina  Shetland’s favourite Drag Queen Bingo Host presents Yoga against the Tyranny! It will be a 45-minute yoga session combining yoga, breathing and contemplation to help nullify notions of negativity It will consist of a process of Sun Salutation cycles, breathing techniques and relaxation, culminating of course in an obligatory yoga shot. Ticket-holders for Make More Noise receive a 10% discount



Bringing other art forms to the cinema screen.

Saturday 14 - Tuesday 23 Dec Sat 16:45 Tue 14:00 Wed 14:00 (Senior) Sat 13:45 Tue 13:30

Saturday 14 & Tuesday 17 Dec Sat 17:45 Tue 17:15

Sunday 15 December, 11.15am  Mareel, Green Room  £20 (18+)



Home Alone (PG)  2h03

There’s seasonal slapstick galore in this family favourite! A young boy named Kevin is accidentally left behind in Chicago when his family takes off for a vacation in France over the holiday season. Once he realises they’ve left him home alone, he learns to fend for himself and, eventually has to protect his house against two bumbling burglars...

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) (U)  1h51

This visually intoxicating, bittersweet romance pays homage to the Hollywood musical and is a major influence on directors including Wes Anderson and Damien Chazelle (La La Land). Guy, a mechanic, has fallen in love with Geneviève, an employee in her widowed mother’s struggling umbrella shop. After Guy leaves for military service in Algeria, Geneviève discovers she is pregnant. She must choose between waiting for Guy’s return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.

The Report (15)  2h20

A gripping political drama, based on real events and starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening. Idealistic staffer Daniel Jones is tasked by his Senator boss to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads him to uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public.


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


A rare opportunity to enjoy four glorious musicals on the big screen!

Sunday 15 & Monday 23 Dec Sun 11:30 Mon 11:15

Sunday 15 & Tuesday 17 Dec

Sunday 15 & Wednesday 18 Dec

Sun 14:30 Tue 17:45

Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00



Star Wars: The Force Awakens (12A)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A)

Another chance to see The Force Awakens (as well as The Last Jedi) on the big screen, in advance of the eagerly anticipated release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!

Another chance to see The Last Jedi (as well as The Force Awakens) on the big screen, in advance of the eagerly anticipated release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!

Three decades after the Empire’s defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Stormtrooper defector Finn and spare parts scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance’s search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke in the next chapter of the saga. Director Rian Johnson directs an epic adventure that challenges heroes old and new and delves deep into the mythology of the Force.

 2h35

 2h49

Wednesday 18 Dec, 6pm

Wednesday 18 Dec, 9pm

 Mareel, Screen 1  £7.50 / £5.50

 Mareel, Screen 1  £7.50 / £5.50

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Cert TBC)  2h55

Rey’s journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes. Lucas Film and director JJ Abrahams join forces once again for the highly anticipated conclusion to the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come! Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. 19 December - 2 January Thu 00:01 (Midnight Screening) 12:15 17:00 20:20 Fri 12:30 16:30 20:00 Sat 13:00 16:30 (3D) 20:00 Sun 11:00 (Relaxed) 12:30 16:30 19:40 Mon 13:00 17:00 19:50 (Sub) Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 14:00 16:30 Thu 13:30 17:00 Fri 14:30 16:15 19:45 Sat 14:15 16:00 19:30 Sun 12:45 16:30 19:40 Mon 11:00 16:00 19:30 (3D) Tue 11:00 13:30 Thu 13:00 16:30 19:00



Frozen II (U)

Knives Out (12A)

 2h04

 2h30

This spectacular new adventure reunites the cast and creative team from the Oscar-winning 2013 film Frozen – the highest grossing animated film of all time.

Writer/director Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and an all-star cast that includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Plummer pay tribute to Agatha Christie in this witty and stylish modern-day murder mystery.

Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. Previously, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. Now, she must hope they are enough.

Friday 20 - Tuesday 24 Dec Fri 14:15 17:00 Sat 11:00 Sun 14:25 Mon 10:30 Tue 11:00 17:30

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate, debonair detective Benoit Blanc is enlisted to investigate. Blanc must sift through a web of red herrings and selfserving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.

Friday 20 - Monday 23 Dec Fri 19:30 Sat 19:20 Sun 20:10 Mon 14:00 20:30

The Muppet Christmas Carol (U)

 1h46

Kermit and friends star in one of the greatest Christmas films of all time. Scrooge (Michael Caine) is a bitter, miserly old moneylender who shoos away charity collectors, sneers at his happy-go-lucky nephew and rages at the prospect of giving his clerks a day off for Christmas. But he’s forced to reconsider his attitude to the world when visited by a procession of ghosts on Christmas Eve…

Saturday 21 & Monday 23 Dec Sat 10:30 17:00 Mon 17:35



Winter Wind Down - Yin workshop 

The U-Turns  The U-Turns play Mareel on the last Saturday night before Christmas, with Chain Gang and Isaac Webb Trio. The U-Turns are a Shetland based band formed in late 2016. They play a wide range of tunes covering rock, pop, funk, and soul. Featuring Arthur Nicholson on guitar and vocals, David Sjoberg on bass and Mark Smith on drums. Normally a 4 piece, for this night they will be playing as a trio as Lisa is currently on maternity leave. Chain Gang are Shetland’s own Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Their members include Missy Mullay on vocals, Adam Johnson on guitar and vocals, Astryd Jamieson on keyboards and vocals, Graham Malcolmson on bass and Paul Mullay on drums.

Hilary and Adele are a mother and daughter team who are pulling together their broad spectrum of skills in order to deliver this unique Yin workshop. The festive season can leave you a little frazzled (however fun you find the run up to Christmas) – so join Hilary and Adele for a Winter Wind Down event. 4 hours of easing Tai Chi and Qi Gong inspired movements, an endorphin releasing barre class for circulation and heart health topped off by 2 hours of Yin Yoga and guided relaxation.

Isaac Webb Trio play a mixture of rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm ‘n’ blues. Fronted by Isaac Webb, the trio also features Gary Smith on bass and Tim Matthew on drums. Please note - standing tickets for main auditorium are strictly over 14’s only and all under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Seated tickets on the balcony have no age restriction but all under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Saturday 21 December, 9.30pm

Sunday 22 December, 12pm - 4pm

 Mareel, Auditorium  £15

 Mareel, Green Room  £45



Christmas Carols for Everyone  Everyone is welcome for this family friendly, all ages, singalong Christmas Carol session in the Auditorium. This one-off session gives an opportunity to get together and enjoy the act of singing Christmas carols. Words will be displayed on the screen, with print outs available for those who would prefer. This is an informal session where families and participants of all ages are encouraged to come along and sing some Christmas Carols the Sunday before the day itself. There will be a range of carols sung, most of which well known and easy to sing-along to! There is no pressure to stay for the full hour. There will be seating available.

Luce (15)

Polar Squad (U)

A taut and nuanced psychological thriller starring Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Octavia Spencer and Kelvin Harrison Jr.

A fun new animated adventure featuring the voices of Jeremy Renner, Heidi Klum, James Franco, Alec Baldwin and John Cleese.

It’s been ten years since Amy and Peter Edgar adopted their teenage son Luce from war-torn Eritrea, and he has grown into an all-star student beloved by his community in Arlington, Virginia. But when he is assigned to write an essay in the voice of a historical twentiethcentury figure, Luce turns in a paper that makes an alarming statement about political violence.

Swifty the Arctic fox works in the mailroom of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service, but dreams of one day becoming a star courier. To prove himself worthy, Swifty secretly commandeers one of the sleds and delivers a mysterious package to a secret location, but there he discovers a sinister plot that will melt the Arctic...

 2h10

 1h52


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

There will be mince pies and mulled apple juice and wine available in the cafe afterward (at additional cost)

Sunday 22 December, 4pm

Sunday 22 & 29 December, 5pm

 Mareel  £2

 Screen 2  £10 / £7.50 / £5.50

Thu 26 Dec - Thu 2 January Thu 14:00 17:30 Fri 12:00 18:00 Sat 10:30 11:00 (Relaxed) 17:45 Sun 11:00 Mon 10:30 14:30 Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) Thu 13:30







Jumanji: The Next Level (12A)

 2h23

Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan return in this follow-up to the hugely popular action comedy. Spencer disappears and his friends are pulled back into the game to rescue him, but discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.

AC  DC UK  Fronted by the most authentic Angus Young, and Brian Johnson in the business; AC/DC UK deliver up to a 2-hour powerhouse show, featuring all the AC/DC hits. Support for the show comes from local rockers Delorean.

with Girsie & the Loose ends

Sunday Jazz Lunch   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 and grab some lunch. Norman Goudie (Girsie) brings along his band of jazz cats, with a host of tunes from the ‘30s and ‘40s. Shetland Folk Festival Favourites, the band have also played Hogmanay at Mareel in 2018.

Fri 27 Dec - Thu 2 January Fri 13:00 20:30 Sat 13:10 20:15 Sun 13:30 20:10 Mon 13:00 17:00 20:00 (Subtitled) Tue 14:30 Thu 16:00 20:00

Friday 27 December, 8.30pm

Sunday 29 December, 12pm - 2pm

 Mareel  £20 / £15 SOLD OUT

 Mareel, Café Bar  Free



Hogmanay Hogmanay with Kinnaris Quintet  Shetland Arts Presents Hogmanay 2019 - welcome the new year in glittering style with the dazzling Kinnaris Quintet! “A fearless and unconventional exploration of traditional music as this powerhouse of a band takes Irish, Scottish, and Bluegrass by the hand and spins them into an album as unique and innovative as it is technically dazzling…” (Folk Radio UK) The night will begin with a traditional Shetland variety concert, opened by the Kinnaris Quintet with performances by local bands and musicians, followed by supper and the chance to relax in one of the cinema screens, while the stage is re-set for the Kinnaris Quintet to bring in the bells for Hogmanay 2019. Then it’s time to dance the night away with our DJs and dance band! Having appeared at Shetland Folk Festival, supported Shooglenifty in their gig at Glasgow’s Barrowlands in January and played on BBC Radio Scotland, Kinnaris Quintet are no strangers to music lovers. Bursting onto the scene back in 2017, the five-piece are revelling in the success of their debut album, Free One (2018). Combining Scottish and Irish folk with bluegrass and classical music, their musical style makes for a riotous addition to the evening’s entertainment, as Shetlanders and visitors get set to welcome in the New Year. The event has again received support through Scotland’s Winter Festivals, a programme designed to celebrate the spirit and fun of Scotland’s winter season with a range of exciting events and activity throughout the country; celebrating heritage and culture through the best of Scottish music, arts, food and drink and entertainment. There are three tickets available for this event - variety concert only, bells and dance only or come for the whole evening with our package ticket! VARIETY CONCERT: Tuesday 31 December, 7.30pm  Mareel, Auditorium  £35 BELLS AND DANCE: Tuesday 31 December, 9pm  Mareel, Auditorium  £45 VARIETY CONCERT & BELLS AND DANCE: Tuesday 31 December, 7.30pm  Mareel, Auditorium  £65



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.

creative LABS Editing Film with Keiba Clubb   Learn how to EDIT films! Suitable for beginner - intermediate filmmakers. In this Creative Lab you will learn: Basics of video editing Add supporting elements to films such as soundtrack, images, graphics and sound effects Typical quick fixes for mistakes Exploring different platforms Footage will be provided for practising but please feel free to bring your own (i.e. holiday footage). Keiba Clubb is a local film maker who also lecturers in film on the NC and Vocational Pathways courses we teach here at Mareel. Every Tuesday from 4 February - 25th February 2019 - booked as a block. Ages 18 years and over.

Tuesdays 4 - 25 Feb 2020, 7pm  Mareel  £40

Around the World in 80 Days: An Evening with Mark Beaumont  Around the World in 80 Days - Mark Beaumont set out to make this Victorian fiction a two wheeled reality. Having smashed the circumnavigation cycling World Record twice in his career, he now holds this 18,000 mile title in a time of 78 days and 14 hours, averaging 240 miles a day.

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

Over the past decade, Mark’s epic documentaries have taken viewers to over 100 countries, into the Arctic, the high mountains and around the commonwealth, also surviving capsize in the midAtlantic. Showing films and photography, these events are a fascinating insight into Mark’s career of adventure

Friday 7 February 2020, 7.30pm  Mareel, Auditorium  £16 / £14

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



Norman Willmore Quartet  The Norman Willmore Quartet blends Scandinavian and Appalachian folk music with elements of free jazz as well as arrangements of old wartime songs and hymns always played with a sense of humour, and with respect to the tradition. The quartet are recording an album at the start of the new year so will be playing in lots of new material at this gig. ‘The monumental cliffs, swelling ebb and rural village politics of the Shetland Islands are the inspiration behind the music of the Norman Willmore Quintet. All the musicians in the band are working towards a common goal with no ego present, and not one person ever standing out. Playing together for 3 years in the same line-up has given the band a distinctive sound that is soft and inviting but always with the feeling of momentum and power behind it. They are often all improvising together in a tasteful dialogue, taking the audience on a journey to the last house at the end of the last road.’

RANT  RANT is the meeting of 4 of Scotland’ s finest fiddle players, two from the Shetland Islands and two from the Highlands. Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Lauren MacColl and Anna Massie join forces to create a sound which is both rich and lush, yet retaining all the bite and spark synonymous with a Scottish fiddle player. Using just their fiddles, they weave a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds. Known for their work as soloists and with various bands, this is a celebration of the instrument they all have a passion for.

Antigone, Interrupted What do you do when the state becomes the oppressor? Would you put your body on the line? What’s the value of dissent in our democracies? Using their distinctive mixture of dance, theatre and storytelling, choreographer Joan Clevillé and acclaimed performer Solène Weinachter present Antigone, Interrupted, an intimate solo work, performed in the round, re-imagining the Greek tragedy of Antigone for contemporary audiences. Exploring the strength and vulnerability of the body as a tool for resistance and civil disobedience, the piece follows the story of a young woman who disobeys the law and puts her body on the line to defend what she thinks is right. The work examines the value of dissent in contemporary democracy and how the body (and in particular the female body) can be the target of oppression but also a powerful tool for challenging social injustice.

Friday 7 February 2020, 7.30pm

Monday 10 February 2020, 7.30pm

Thursday 27 February 2020, 7.30pm

 Muckle Roe Hall  £12 / £10

 Mareel  £20 / £18

 Mareel, Auditorium  £12




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.

Waves by Alice Mary Cooper Shetland Arts presents: an Independent Arts Project Production Waves is the tale of Elizabeth Moncello and how, growing up on Gabo Island (Australia) in the 1930s, by emulating fish, penguins and dolphins to learn how to swim, she came to be the unofficial inventor of the butterfly stroke. Combining storytelling, movement and splashes of humour, Waves is about having the courage, desire, and determination to swim against the tide of expectation. An extraordinary tale of a life fully lived. ‘Captivating’  - The List

Big Country  A Klub Revolution 20th Anniversary Event….. Big Country, one of Scotland’s best loved rock bands return to Shetland following a sell-out gig at Mareel in 2013. Formed by ex-members of The Skids in 1981, Big Country went on to have huge success in the 80’s with the seminal number 1 album, Steeltown, and hit singles Look Away, Fields Of Fire and In A Big Country. Nearly 40 years later and Big Country are still a huge draw worldwide and will return to Shetland to play a greatest hits set at Mareel.

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. Contact us on 01595 743843 or

eco cups 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!

Support comes from local rockers, Forgotten Sons.

‘Fifty glorious minutes’  - ‘A joy’  - The Herald ‘A born storyteller’ - West Australian Friday 3 April 2020, 7.30pm

Saturday 18 July 2020, 8pm

 Mareel, Auditorium  £15 / £12

 Mareel, Auditorium  £27 / £20

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.



The garden was overgrown. It didn’t look as if anybody lived there at all. When they knocked at the door it swung open. “Let’s go in,” Miley said, “so we can get out of the rain.” They found themselves in a big room with chairs and sofas all covered over with dust-sheets. “Let’s get out of here,” said Kelsey, who didn’t really feel like being a platypus any more.

Uncle David’s House Of Horrors By Whiteness Primary School P6&7. Written during a 365: Stories & Music workshop with James Robertson. It was Halloween. Miley and Kelsey had decided to go guising. Miley dressed up as Donald Duck. Kelsey was a duck-billed platypus. But where were they going to go? “Let’s go to that old house at the Cliffs of Eshaness,” Miley said. “You must be joking!” Kelsey said. “That’s where Uncle David lives.” Everybody was frightened of Uncle David. They told lots of stories about him, and most of them were bad stories. He lived all alone, ever since his wife had died. But some people said she hadn’t died of natural causes. They said Uncle David had murdered her.They also said that he kept a hyena to scare people away from his house. They said he used to work in Area 51 in

the American desert, which was full of aliens. They said there was a tunnel under his house that went all the way to an evil underground layer in the middle of London – right underneath 10 Downing Street, in fact. There were even stories about him kidnaping children and eating them. “I’m not going anywhere near there,” Kelsey said. “Oh, those are just stories,” Miley said. “You always hear scary stories at Halloween.” Eventually, Miley persuaded her friend to go with her. It was a long walk to the Cliffs at Eshaness, and they were tired by the time they got there. It was also cold, and the wind was rising, and it was beginning to rain. The house looked all crooked, and many of its windows were boarded up.

Just then they heard somebody crying. It sounded like an old man. They opened another door and there was Uncle David sitting by the fireside. He was blowing his nose and wiping his eyes with his hanky, and talking to himself. “Oh, darling, I still miss you,” he said. He was talking to his wife, who had been dead all those years! Suddenly he turned round and saw the two lassies. But instead of trying to eat them, his face lit up with delight. “Is it Halloween?” he cried. “It’s so long since anyone came guising here. Please come in and warm yourselves by the fire. Here, have a piece of chocolate cake. My wife hated Halloween, and made up all these stories about the house to keep people away. But now you have come! You are very welcome.” He had an old record-player, and played them some Beatles records. “These always help to calm me down when I’m feeling upset,” he said. “George Harrison is my favourite songwriter.” “Which is your favourite Beatles song?” Miley asked as she reached for a second slice of cake. “Here Comes the Sun,” said Uncle David. “Although I also like ‘In My Life’. Do you have a favourite?” “I do,” Kelsey said. “It’s ‘Blackbird’.” But they didn’t have to play it, because outside in the overgrown garden they could hear a blackbird singing.

MAREEL OPENING HOURS during Christmas & New Year Tuesday 24 December:

9am - 8pm

Wednesday 25 December: CLOSED

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

Thursday 26 December:

12pm - 8pm

Tuesday 31 December:

9am - 5pm

Under 16s £5.50 at all times!

Wednesday 1 January:


Senior Screenings £6 (includes hot drink & biscuit)

Thursday 2 January:

12pm - 11pm

Saturday & Sunday 12pm onwards - £10/£7.50/£5.50

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.

As part of its licence, this cinema enforces BBFC age ratings. Cinema films are rated U, PG, 12A, 15 and 18. All films come with detailed content advice called BBFCinsight. Find this for the film you’d like to see on the film poster, at or on the free BBFC app. A U film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over. However, it is impossible to predict what might upset a particular child. Not all U films are aimed at children, but may be rated U because they contain no material likely to offend or harm. Legally a child of any age may view a U film. PG films are suitable for general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for younger children. A PG film should not disturb a child aged around eight or older. Legally a child of any age may view a PG film. To see a 12A film, any under-12s must be accompanied by an adult. Films rated 12A are not recommended for children below 12. Please read the BBFCinsight to see if the film is suitable for your child. This will tell you about key aspects of the film like

violence, language, sex and horror. Children aged 12 and over may see a 12A film unaccompanied. No-one under 15 is allowed to see a 15 film at the cinema. A cinema may lose its licence if it admits children under 15 to a 15 rated film. No theme in a 15 rated film is prohibited, provided the treatment is appropriate for 15 year olds and any dangerous or illegal behaviour is not endorsed or promoted by the film. Films rated 18 are for adults. No-one under 18 is allowed to see an 18 film at the cinema. A cinema may lose its license if children under 18 are admitted to a 18 rated film. No theme is prohibited at 18. Adults are free to choose their own entertainment within the law, so it is possible some themes tackled at 18 may be offensive even to some adult viewers.

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 guide to what’s on in Shetland Arts venues during December & beyond. NOVEMBER  These Favourite Things  Winter Wellbeing Arts Sessions  Plastiglomerates   Storytime for under 5s  Port & Lemon  This Winter 29 NOVEMBER - 5 DECEMBER  The Good Liar  Zombieland: Double Tap  Christmas Printmaking with Linda Richardson  CBeebies Christmas Show: Hansel & Gretel  Grand Aald Opry featuring the Tennessee Wannabes  Cabaret (1972)  Make Ceramics with Sharon McGeady  By the Grace of God  Knit Bangles with Helen Robertson Open Door Drama presents Sleeping Beauty 6 - 12 DECEMBER  The Grinch  Last Christmas  Le Mans ‘66   Playlist Fridays!  Countdown  The Birdcage (1996)  Carols by Candlelight with the North Ness Boys  Lino Cut Printmaking with Paul Bloomer  Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet  Portrait of a Lady On Fire  

Mareel Film Quiz and a Show

 Soup

13 - 19 DECEMBER  Elf  Charlie’s Angels  Midway  Make More Noise!  01595 745500

13 - 19 DECEMBER   Draganory Storytime for under 5s  Christmas Crafternoons  The Irishman  Burlesque Teaser Class With Missy Malone  It’s A Wonderful Life  Western Stars  Yoga against the Tyranny with Timberlina  Home Alone  The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)  The Report  Star Wars: The Force Awakens  Star Wars: The Last Jedi  Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 20 - 26 DECEMBER  Frozen II  Knives Out  The Muppet Christmas Carol  The U-Turns  Winter Wind Down - Yin workshop   Christmas Carols for Everyone  Luce  Polar Squad 27 DECEMBER - 2 JANUARY  Jumanji: The Next Level  AC/DC UK   Sunday Jazz Lunch  Hogmanay with Kinnaris Quintet JANUARY 2020 AND BEYOND   Creative Labs: Editing Film with Keiba Clubb  Around the World in 80 Days: Mark Beaumont  Norman Willmore Quartet  RANT Antigone, Interrupted Waves by Alice Mary Cooper  Big Country



Profile for Shetland Arts

What's On Book December 2019  

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

What's On Book December 2019  

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