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What’s On

January 2020

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WELCOME So a new year is upon us, new year resolutions, hopes and dreams for the coming 12 months, the fog from Hogmanay lifting. January in Shetland sees the start of the Fire Festivals with Scalloway leading the way on January 10. Tuesday 28 Jan sees Lerwicks Up Helly aa get into full swing and we will be hosting our traditional Firey Sessions. A wonderful celebration of Shetland’s musical talent at the Garrison Theatre hosted by Lewie Peterson and featuring Haltadans, High Level Hot Club and Skelburn.

Our Youth Companies get back up and running in early January with Drama, Dance and Film Crew all returning. These popular early evening sessions for young talent development (12 - 19) follow the Scottish Qualification Authorities frameworks providing a platform for anyone wanting to pursue a career in the Creative Industries. Film Crew JNR for 7 - 11 year olds starts on Saturday 11 January and will provide a fun and creative way to master the basics of filmmaking for any budding speilbergs out there. If you are considering a career in the Creative Industries you may want to come and study at Mareel. With qualifications available in film, music and the creative industries at all levels up to Masters Degrees now is a good time to start considering your options for September 2020.

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. 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.

We have some great shows already confirmed for 2020. Adventure cyclist Mark Beaumont makes a visit on Feb 7, also on the 7th Shetlander Norman Willmore brings his Quartet to Muckle Roe Hall. The Reid sisters are making an appearance with RANT on Monday 10, Breabach stop off at Mareel on the 19th. For dance fans Scottish Dance Theatre brings Antigone Interrupted on the 27 February, and Scottish Opera return with Opera Highlights on March 4. Happy New Year!

Graeme Howell Chief Executive

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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




Plastiglomerates by Aimee Labourne 

Storytime for under 5s  

‘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.

Thursday morning is storytime!

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 urbanutopia is clogging our most remote and wild-seeming coasts. Despite the vastness of the ocean, its watery depths cannot absorb this dystopian material.

In partnership with Shetland Library, we are hosting weekly storytime for the under 5s upstairs in our Café Bar. 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!

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.

Showing now! Running until Friday 31 January  Mareel Feature Space (beside the cinema screens)  Free  01595 745500 |  W W W.S HE T L A N D A RTS.ORG |  M A RE E L

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

Jumanji: Star Wars: The Next Level The Rise of Skywalker 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 .  2h23

Friday 27 Dec - Thursday 9 Jan Fri 13:00 20:30 Sat 13:10 20:15 Sun 13:30 20:10  1h52 Mon 13:00 17:00 20:00 (Subs) Tue 14:30 Friday 27 Dec - Thursday 2 Jan Thu 16:00 20:00 Fri 12:00 18:00 Fri 15:20 20:10 Sat 10:30 11:00 (Relaxed) Sat 16:30 17:45 Sun 20:20 Sun 11:00 Mon 13:30 19:50 Mon 10:30 14:30 Tue 17:00 Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) Wed 20:35 Thu 13:30 Thu 13:00 19:30 4

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.

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Friday 27 Dec - Thursday 2 Jan 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 F I ND US ON






ACDC UK  Fronted by the most authentic Angus Young, and 80’s era Brian Johnson in the business; AC/ DC UK deliver up to a 2-hour powerhouse show, featuring all the AC/DC hits; with a few fan favourites thrown in to boot AC/DC UK are widely regarded as one of the world’s premier tributes to Australian rock gods AC/DC and play prestigious venues around Europe, including many festivals, where they have even shared stages with legends such as Iron Maiden! Support for the show comes from local rockers Delorean.

Jazz Sunday with Norman Willmore and Max Tyler   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. As a special event for Jazz Sunday Lunch, two of Shetland’s great musical exports - Norman Willmore (tenor sax) and Max Tyler (trumpet and piano) - will be performing.

Luce A taut and nuanced psychological thriller starring Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Octavia Spencer and Kelvin Harrison Jr. It’s been ten years since Amy and Peter Edgar adopted their teenage son Luce from wartorn 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 twentieth-century figure, Luce turns in a paper that makes an alarming statement about political violence. ScreenHorizons: the best of independent and world cinema, classic films and documentaries

Friday 27 December, 8.30pm  Mareel  £20 / £15 SOLD OUT

Sunday 29 December, 12pm - 2pm  Mareel, Café Bar  Free

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Sunday 29 December, 5pm  Screen 2  £10 / £7.50 / £5.50 5


Hogmanay Hogmanay with Kinnaris Quintet 

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)

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 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 DJs Lyall and Jamie, and the Alan Nicholson Dance Band!

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.

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

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 (Save £15!) 6



Playing With Fire John Cena stars in this fun family comedy. Straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson and his elite team of expert firefighters come to the rescue of three young siblings in the path of an encroaching wildfire. Unable to locate the children’s parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire depot turned upside down, and quickly learn that kids, much like fires, are wild and unpredictable.

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Friday 3 - Thursday 9 January Fri 12:00 14:40 Sat 10:30 11:00 (Relaxed) 14:00 Sun 11:00 14:30 19:30 Mon 10:30 14:30 Tue 11:00 14:20 17:45 Wed 13:30 17:10 Thu 12:30 17:00

Cats The highly anticipated big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved hit musical. A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. Director Tom Hooper (Les Misérables) employs astonishing new technology to transform his star-studded cast, which includes Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, James Corden, Jennifer Hudson and ballerina Francesca Hayward.

Mystify: Michael Hutchence A powerfully intimate and insightful portrait of the internationally renowned INXS frontman, Michael Hutchence. Deftly woven from an extraordinary archive of rich imagery, Michael’s private home movies and those of his lovers, friends, and family, the film delves beneath the public persona of the charismatic ‘Rock God’ and transports us through the looking glass to reveal a multifaceted, intensely sensitive and complex man.

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Friday 3 - Thursday 9 January Fri 12:30 17:15 Sat 13:15 19:30 Sun 11:30 17:30 Mon 11:00 17:00 20:20 (Sub) Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 13:45 20:00 Wed 14:00 (Senior) 17:45 Thu 17:30

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ScreenArts: Bringing other art forms to the cinema screen.

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Friday 3 & Tuesday 7 January Fri 18:15 Tue 20:30 7


Little Monsters

André Rieu:

Lupita Nyong’o stars in this hugely entertaining horror/rom-com hybrid.

Join us to celebrate André’s 70th birthday, looking back at his most spectacular performances throughout his career from all over the word - remastered exclusively for cinema audiences.

Washed up musician Dave volunteers to chaperone his nephew’s kindergarten class field trip after taking a serious liking to the teacher, Miss Caroline, but he has competition for her affections in the form of a famous TV personality. Complicating matters still further is a sudden zombie outbreak. Will Dave have a chance at Miss Caroline’s heart, or will the zombies get there first?

70 Years Young

This unique anniversary event will take audiences on an unbelievable journey around the world to André Rieu’s most amazing concert locations; such as Schönbrunn Vienna, Radio City Music Hall New York, Brazil, Mexico, the Coronation Concert in Amsterdam and Australia. ScreenArts: Bringing other art forms to the cinema screen.

A bitter estranged husband takes revenge on his wife’s emancipated lifestyle in this Iranian drama, based on real events. Afrooz is the devoted captain of Iran’s national futsal squad (a form of indoor soccer played on a handball court). But as the rest of her team take off to Malaysia for the Asia Cup finals, she’s left at the airport. The reason? An Iranian law stating that a woman needs permission from her husband to leave the country. In Persian with English subtitles. ScreenHorizons: the best of independent and world cinema, classic films and documentaries

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Friday 3 - Thursday 9 January Fri 20:45 Sat 20:30 Mon 17:40 Thu 20:30 8


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Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 January Sat 17:00 Sun 13:45

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Sunday 5 & Wednesday 8 Jan Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00 F I ND US ON


Shetland Youth Dance Company  Shetland Youth Dance Company offers talented young dancers the opportunity to develop and refine their contemporary dance technique and choreography skills. There will be performance opportunities throughout the year as well as opportunity to work with local and visiting choreographers. Sessions will be Mondays 5.30pm - 6.45pm with intensives happening during holidays or weekends throughout the year. This course will follow SQA framework ensuring transferable skills that can prepare young dancers for a career in the performing arts industries. These sessions are aimed at those with dance experience and/or a commitment to learning. The aim of this group is to provide regular development alongside intensive sessions to make new works from visiting choreographers.

Film Crew   Film Crew has been designed to offer film enthusiasts opportunity for progression and development. Participants will learn how to use the equipment and develop skills in recording, lighting, directing and editing. The projects will be diverse across different genres as well as including some green screen work, animation, documentary and self shooting. Participants will learn techniques and a creative approaches to filming and editing.

Mondays between 6 January - 16 March, 5.30pm (except for 24 Feb)  Mareel, Auditorium  £90 (12 - 19 years)

This sets participants up for progression into the NC level course offered here at Mareel or producing their own films for fun.

This term, Scottish Dance Theatre will be visiting the company. Over two 4 hour long sessions, company dancer Solene Weinachter (UK Dance Awards Outstanding Performer winner) will develop a new dance piece with Shetland Youth Dance Company. This will then be performed as a curtain raiser for Scottish Dance Theatre’s critically acclaimed, Antigone, Interrupted on Thursday 27 February. Students will then get to watch the performance.

We are really looking forward to this long term and how it can provide real progression for participants.

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to work with one of Europe’s best dance performers, to be performed alongside Scotland’s national company. Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 February, 4.30pm Antigone, Interrupted: Thursday 27 February, 7.30pm (See page 27)  01595 745500 |  W W W.S HE T L A N D A RTS.ORG |  M A RE E L

Tuesdays between 7 January 24 March, 5.30pm (except for 28 Jan)  Mareel  £65 (12 - 19 years) 9


Shetland Youth Theatre Company  Shetland Youth Theatre Company is Shetland Youth Theatre reborn with a twist. Not only will we still be offering opportunity to be involved in the Summer productions and projects with local and visiting Directors, we will also be meeting weekly to develop and refine our acting skills, allowing for progression and development for all involved. This group will allow participants to have an understanding of theatre practice as well as developing a range of appropriate skills in voice, movement, acting, acting for camera and stagecraft. Participants will get an opportunity to be part of the creative process with performances throughout the year. Sessions will be on Tuesdays 5.30pm - 6.45pm as well as intensives and production times during weekends or holidays. This course will follow SQA framework ensuring transferable skills that can prepare young actors for a career in the performing arts industries.

Craft with Jane Cockayne  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. Open to all. There will be an introduction to a new craft practice at each session so you can join at any time, all led by Jane Cockayne.

These sessions are aimed at those with drama experience and/or a commitment to learning. The aim of this group is to provide regular development alongside intensive sessions to make new works from visiting directors. As this is a longer term, the company will be working towards a miniproduction, as well as continually training as actors in a variety of formats, through exploration of a variety of theatre styles. These sessions are led by Director and Theatre facilitator, Stephenie Pagulayan who has a vast amount of theatre and participatory experience. Wednesdays between 8 January - 25 March, 5.30pm (except for 29 Jan)  Mareel, Auditorium  £65 (12 - 19 years) 10

Thursdays between 9 - 30 Jan & 27 February - 19 March, 7pm  Mareel, Green Room  £2 F I ND US ON


Little Women Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) directs a superb cast in this charming new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel. Set in mid-19th-century Massachusetts, the story centres on the four March sisters: Meg, the eldest, is responsible and conventional; Amy’s the glamorous one who longs to escape her poor upbringing; shy Beth is domestic and sickly; and Jo is the independent writer, perennially at war with the limitations of her gender.

StarDog and TurboCat A charming animated adventure for the whole family. StarDog and TurboCat chronicles the adventures of Buddy, a dog who was launched into space in 1969, and Felix, a genius millionaire cat, as they try to find Buddy’s owner. Featuring the voices of Luke Evans, Nick Frost, Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy.

2040 An untypically upbeat and inspiring documentary about climate change, which focuses on how we can create a positive future for our planet. Damon Gameau embarked on a global journey to meet innovators and changemakers in the areas of economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, education and sustainability. Drawing on their expertise, he sought to identify the best solutions, available to us now, that would help improve the health of our planet and the societies that operate within it.

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Friday 10 - Thursday 16 January Fri 14:10 17:30 Sat 13:15 19:25 Sun 13:25 19:25 Mon 12:15 17:35 19:00 (Subtitled) Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 13:30 20:00 Wed 14:00 (Senior) 17:30 Thu 12:15 20:00

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Friday 10 - Sunday 12 January Fri 14:40 Sat 10:30 11:45 Sun 11:00 11:30 (Relaxed)

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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.



Renée Zellweger gives a captivating performance in this compelling biopic.

Joaquin Phoenix gives an extraordinary performance in this gritty, stylish origin story.

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, she battles with her management, reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance.

Arthur Fleck is a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night, but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events.

Friday 10 January, 6pm & Friday 24 January, 6pm  Mareel, Café Bar  Free 12

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Friday 10 - Thursday 16 January Fri 19:30 Sat 17:10 Sun 14:00 Mon 13:00 Tue 17:10 Wed 12:30 17:00 Thu 20:30

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Friday 10 - Thursday 16 January Fri 20:40 Sat 16:30 Sun 16:30 Mon 20:40 Tue 14:00 20:30 Wed 20:35 Thu 12:45 17:00

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool Miles Davis’ life and music are given a fascinating re-telling in this new documentary from director Stanley Nelson. Nelson’s account uses newlyreleased archival footage, studio outtakes and rare photos in combination with interviews with the people who knew Davis best – friends, family and collaborators – and Davis’ own words from his 1989 autobiography. From these insights, Nelson builds a complex, multi-faceted portrait of Davis the musician and the man.

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.

Film Crew JNR   Creativity Club becomes Film Crew Junior! A fun and creative way to learn all the basics to filmmaking, including recording, lighting, directing and editing. Participants will learn how to create stories and make these into films.

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!

ScreenArts: Bringing other art forms to the cinema screen.

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Saturday 11 & Tuesday 14 Jan Sat 14:20 Tue 17:40 F I ND US ON

Find out more:

Saturdays between 11 January 22 February, 11am  Mareel  £65 (7 - 11 years) 13

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.


Shooting the Mafia

Contemporary Creative Dance Class  Writing with

A captivating portrait of a defiant Sicilian photographer whose extraordinary work recorded the Mafia’s violent crimes.

A drop in contemporary dance class for Adults (18+ years). This accessible and energetic class will look at contemporary dance techniques. Get fit while learning different contemporary dance styles through dynamic technique exercises and phrases.

In her 40s, stuck in a stuffy bourgeois household and battling with depression, Letizia Battaglia took a job as a photographer for a Palermo newspaper, and soon found herself recording the reign of terror inflicted on the city’s inhabitants by the Mafia. Narrated by Battaglia, now in her 80s, this is a poignant and inspiring account of a woman ready to fight for her city regardless of the danger to her own life. In Italian with English subtitles. ScreenHorizons: the best of independent and world cinema, classic films and documentaries

This class will only go ahead with a minimum of 5 participants

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. Open to all. Participants will explore dialogue, characterisation, plot, genre and point of view. There will be a chance to revisit, redraft and develop existing work. These sessions will culminate with a celebration of the participants’ achievements throughout the sessions

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Sunday 12 & Wednesday 15 Jan Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00 14

This class has become a block booking, allowing it to be progressive. Each session will expand from the last and participants will build up a phrase of material as well as developing technique exercises. Perfect for a fun way to work on your fitness and coordination. All levels welcome, including beginners.

Genny White  

Mondays between 13 January 3 February, 7pm  Mareel  £20 (18+)

Mondays between 13 January 17 February, 7.30pm  Mareel, Green Room  £2 F I ND US ON


Wellbeing Choir with Suzanne Briggs   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. Open to all. Accessible and inclusive singalong sessions led by Suzanne Briggs.

Mareel Film Quiz  

Soup and a Show 

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...

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.

Team Takeover!

This month one of the regular teams will be taking over the film quiz, writing and hosting the evening! 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.

Tuesdays between 14 Jan - 11 Feb (except for 28 Jan) & 3 - 24 March, 7pm  Mareel, Green Room  £2

Tuesday 14 January, 7pm  Mareel  £10 (team)

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Shetland Storytelling with Marjolein Robertson

One of Shetland’s most famous trowie tales. Da Hillswick Wedding is a magical tale that explores life in Shetland in the late 1800s as well as the very world of the trows. Marjolein has performed this story as part of the Fringe 2017, at the Las!/Ignite! Festival in ten An Lanntair and this year at the BBC Tent as part of the BBC Edinburgh Fringe.

Thursday 16 January, 1.10pm (Doors at 12:45pm)  Mareel, Auditorium  £7 15


Spies in Disguise

The Gentlemen

Will Smith and Tom Holland provide the voices in this entertaining animated adventure.

Director Guy Ritchie returns to his Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels roots with this entertaining action comedy, starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant.

Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo is forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise - transforming Lance into a brave, fierce, majestic… pigeon.

The Gentlemen follows American expat Mickey Pearson, who has built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

A beautifully understated yet deeply affecting drama with two superb performances from Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson at its core. Joan and Tom have been married for many years, and there is an ease to their relationship which only comes from spending a lifetime together. When Joan is diagnosed with breast cancer, Tom is there to support her, and we follow as they navigate the mundane and frightening new world of examinations, diagnoses and waiting rooms.

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Friday 17 - Saturday 25 January Fri 14:20 17:10 Sat 10:30 11:00 (Relaxed) 13:30 Sun 11:00 13:45 Mon 17:40 Tue 17:10 Wed 17:45 Thu 17:15 Fri 14:20 17:40 Sat 10:30 14:15 16:30 16

Ordinary Love

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Friday 17 - Saturday 25 January Fri 14:50 19:40 Sat 17:00 20:00 Sun 16:30 19:30 Mon 13:00 20:15 Tue 12:30 20:15 Wed 13:30 20:30 Thu 14:00 19:50 Fri 13:45 20:15 Sat 13:45 19:40

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Friday 17 - Thursday 23 January Fri 17:40 Sun 20:00 Mon 12:30 20:45 (Subtitled) Wed 14:00 (Senior) Thu 20:20

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Wave goodbye to clingfilm!

The Biggest Little Farm This inspiring documentary chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester, as they trade their busy lives in Los Angeles for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all with a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.

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Friday 17 - Saturday 25 January Fri 20:10 Sat 16:30 Sun 12:15 Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 13:30 Wed 17:15 Fri 17:10 Sat 11:15 17:10 F I ND US ON

Beautiful, natural, plastic-free food wraps you can wash, re-use and compost.

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) This cult favourite launched a plethora of now distinguished careers, including those of director Stephen Frears and actor Daniel Day-Lewis. An ambitious Asian teenager joins forces with a former National Front member to open a trendy laundrette, but as the project develops, so does the boys’ relationship - leading to mixed feelings and racial tension. ScreenPride: Monthly screenings of contemporary and classic films with themes or characters who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or asexual. Everyone welcome!

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Saturday 18 & Thursday 23 Jan Sat 14:00 Thu 17:45 17

Available now at Mareel and Bonhoga!

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


Motherless Brooklyn Edward Norton writes, directs and stars in this atmospheric crime drama. In 1950s New York, Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, must solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna. Armed only with a few clues and his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closelyguarded secrets in a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York’s power brokers.

 2h44

Saturday 18 - Saturday 25 Jan Sat 19:00 Mon 17:10 Tue 19:45 Thu 13:00 Fri 19:30 Sat 19:10 18

Exhibition on Screen:

Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait

A fascinating look at the life’s work of a 20th century master. Spanning nearly seven decades, the self-portraits of Lucian Freud give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter. For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together more than 50 of Freud’s self-portraits, presenting an opportunity for this engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of selfrepresentation. ScreenArts: Bringing other art forms to the cinema screen.

 1h46

Sunday 19 - Tuesday 21 Jan Sun 14:40 Tue 17:45

La Belle Epoque A witty fantasy about enduring love and memory as it is transformed over the course of a lifetime. After decades of marriage to Marianne, Victor finds that their love has cooled to the point where she finally kicks him out of the house. Feeling unloved and nostalgic, he approaches high-end service Time Travellers, which will recreate one special moment for their clients’ pleasure, and requests that they transport him to a dowdy café on 16 May 1974 – the exact place and time that he first met Marianne. In French with English subtitles. ScreenHorizons: the best of independent and world cinema, classic films and documentaries

 2h15

Sunday 19 & Wednesday 22 Jan Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00 F I ND US ON


Super Saturday with The Hostiles & Big Time Quell  “The party is starting to die off and you’re thinking it’s time to head, then suddenly, a familiar blast of horns comes out of nowhere to remind you that it’s far from over…” We’re delivering you the alternative Burns Nicht this January with ska-punk band The Hostiles, supported by Shetland’s very own Big Time Quell. Based in Ayr, Scotland, The Hostiles were recently described by Discovered Magazine as “the band marrying skaa and pop punk like no other in 2019.” Reflecting the transatlantic origins of the band members themselves, their sound introduces sunny US ska-punk to slamming Scottish skacore. Recently sharing the stage with local heroes Forgotten Sons, this is the band’s first show in Shetland since their appearance at the Heavy Metal Buffet. They’ll be supported by Big Time Quell, whose cogs run entirely on each other’s joy and sweat, featuring Thomas ‘The Cheese Grater’ Jones, Jamie ‘Medium Rib Eye’ Hatchbar, Chris ‘Pun Life’ Cope, Robert ‘Boyband’ Balfour and ‘Stormin’ Norman Willmore.

Saturday 25 January, 8.30pm  Mareel, Auditorium  £10

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Lucy Woodley, Ultima Thule  ...War, violence and persecution leaves at least one in every 122 humans on the planet a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum. There are borders, some friendly, some not and the journey can be a hopeful adventure towards new shores and a better future or a desperate passage undertaken to anywhere to escape the place of departure, left with regret, often driven by fear… Lucy Woodley graduated from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen in 1992 where she studied jewellery. She ran a successful jewellery business for 20 years based in the Highlands and now concentrates on sculptural works for galleries and private commissions. Ultima Thule tells a timeless story spanning centuries, of migrants fleeing from war and persecution or seeking a better life for loved ones.

Up Helly Aa Shetland Food and Drink Market Shetland Food and Drink member companies present a one day Up Helly Aa pop-up market showcasing quality local produce for tasting and buying. Delicacies include baked goods, seafood, condiments, dairy products, teas and alcoholic beverages. Come and taste Shetland’s larder for yourself in Mareel’s comfortable auditorium.

Join Lucy for the opening of the show on Saturday 25 January at 11am.

Saturday 25 January - Tuesday 24 March  Bonhoga  Free

Monday 27 January, 12 - 6pm  Mareel, Auditorium  Free




Fiery Sessions  Shetland Arts presents some of the best of Shetland music in a variety concert for Up Helly Aa day. Join Lewie Peterson as host of this year’s Fiery Sessions and welcome Skelburn, Peter Gear & Ewen Thomson, High Level Hot Club and Haltadans to the stage for an afternoon of tunes, as well as a special guest appearance of the Junior Up Helly Aa squad in the later show.

Tuesday 28 January  The Garrison Theatre  £14 / £12

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George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Andrew Scott and Benedict Cumberbatch star in Sam Mendes’ extraordinarily gripping drama.

Based on the real-life Fox News scandal, this dramatic biopic stars Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie and John Lithgow.

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers, Blake’s own brother among them.

When experienced and respected journalist Gretchen Carlson makes a stand against the inappropriate behaviour and sexual assault prevalent at Fox News, she inspires other victims to reveal their truths. The women fight to show that those in power should be held accountable.

 2h19

Friday 31 Jan - Thursday 6 Feb Fri 14:15 20:00 Sat 13:15 17:00 Sun 13:15 19:20 Mon 12:30 17:40 19:50 (Sub) Tue 13:30 20:20 Wed 12:30 17:50 Thu 13:00 17:40 20:30 22

Marriage Story Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson give superb performances as a couple going through a divorce in this superb Netflix drama. Charlie is a playwright who wants to stay in New York. Nicole is an actor who’s landed a coveted television role that requires her to relocate to Los Angeles. Director Noah Baumbach’s elegant narrative goes back and forth through time, showing how Charlie and Nicole fell in love and built a life together alongside a detailed, blow-by-blow chronicle of their marital dismantling.

 2h08 Friday 31 Jan - Thursday 6 Feb Fri 14:45 17:15 Sat 13:45 19:50 Sun 16:30 Mon 20:30 Tue 20:50 Wed 20:40 Thu 12:30 17:10

 2h37

Friday 31 Jan - Tuesday 4 Feb Fri 17:45 Sat 19:10 Mon 12:00 Tue 17:10

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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.

Jojo Rabbit

Cattle Hill

Writer director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople), brings his signature style of humour and pathos to his latest film, a World War II satire.

A sweet and entertaining animated adventure.

Jojo is a lonely German boy whose worldview is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

Klara is a little cow who lives in the city with her mum and dreams of becoming a music star. One day she receives a letter from her father, whom she has not seen for many years, and travels to the countryside to meet him. There, she helps to save his farm from a greedy businessman, makes her first friend and understands that one can be a star in many more ways than she imagined.

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!

 2h08

Friday 31 Jan - Thursday 6 Feb Fri 20:50 Sat 16:30 Sun 20:00 Mon 17:10 Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 14:00 Wed 17:20 Thu 19:50 F I ND US ON

 1h26

Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 Feb Sat 10:30 11:15 (Relaxed) Sun 11:00 12:00 23

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.


Creativity Club: Fact to Fiction   Fact to Fiction uses our imaginations to answer some of the unanswered questions around Shetland’s history. First of all, we’ll welcome historian Laurie Goodlad to explain to us the St Ninian’s Isle treasure, and what has been left unanswered about some of the findings. We will start from the facts, and from these participants will make stories and illustrations to explain their fictions, answering the questions using their imaginations. They will be guided through this process by Jane Cockayne.

Sunset The Two Popes Boulevard (1950) Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Gloria Swanson and William Holden created two of the screen’s most memorable characters in director Billy Wilder’s dazzling, blackly comic film noir. Norma Desmond is an ageing star of silent cinema, living in her memories and dreaming of a return to the big screen. William Holden is a struggling writer who is held in thrall by her madness. From the unforgettable opening sequence through the inevitable unfolding of tragic destiny, the film is the definitive statement on the dark and desperate side of Hollywood. ScreenClassic: Bringing classic films back to the big screen where they belong.

Saturdays 1 February - 7 March, 1pm (except for 22 February)  Mareel, Green Room  £50 Sibling discount  £40 per sibling 7 - 11 years 24

Pryce star in this absorbing Netflix drama inspired by a pivotal moment in modern organised religion. When Pope Benedict XVI breaks with tradition and decides to retire from the papacy, he invites his soon-to-be successor Cardinal Bergoglio – who will become the future Pope Francis – for a meeting. As one of Pope Benedict’s harshest critics, Cardinal Bergoglio is a progressive, forward-thinking leader, one who feels strongly that the Church should listen to its followers instead of blindly adhering to the ways of old – an outlook that leads to a fierce debate between the two men. ScreenHorizons: the best of independent and world cinema, classic films and documentaries

 2h10

Sunday 1 - Wednesday 5 Feb Sun 14:10 Tue 17:40 Wed 14:00 (Senior)

 2h26

Sunday 2 & Wednesday 5 Feb Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00

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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. • Typical quick fixes for mistakes. • Exploring different platforms . • Add supporting elements to films such as soundtrack, images, graphics and sound effects.


Bonhoga at Mareel

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. Booked as a block - Ages 18 years and over. The retail space in Mareel features an ever-changing collection of design led gifts, stationery, cards & books as well as a small selection of local music CD’s.

Tuesdays 4 - 25 February, 7pm  Mareel  £40 F I ND US ON



Around the World in 80 Days 

Norman Willmore Quartet 

An Evening with Mark Beaumont

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.

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.

Showing films and photography, these events are a fascinating insight into Mark’s career of adventure

‘The monumental cliffs, swelling ebb and rural village politics of the Shetland Islands are the inspiration behind the music of the Norman Willmore Quintet. Playing together for 3 years 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.’

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

Friday 7 February, 7.30pm  Muckle Roe Hall  £12 / £10

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.


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.

Monday 10 February, 7.30pm  Mareel, Auditorium  £20 / £18 F I ND US ON


Breabach  Marking their 15th anniversary, Breabach stop off at Mareel as part of their European tour. Winning Album of The Year with Frenzy of the Meeting (2018) at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2019, the five piece have gone from strength to strength. Uniting Megan Henderson (Fiddle, Vocals), James Lindsay (Double Bass, Vocals), Calum MacCrimmon (Bagpipes, Whistle, Bouzouki, Vocals), James Duncan Mackenzie (Bagpipes, Flute, Whistle) and Ewan Robertson (Guitar, Vocals, Cajon), the quintet respect the origins of both the music they play and the roots of the band. Alongside traditional songs, contemporary tues and original compositions, the material is largely inspired by today’s frenzied experience of global politics, media and the natural world, as well as the thriving Glasgow music scene, where the band are based.

Wednesday 19 February, 7.30pm  Mareel, Auditorium  £20

Antigone, Interrupted

Scottish Opera

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?

The venue is confirmed, and the guest list is complete. The decorations have arrived, and the entertainment has been booked for a special garden party. But who is the mystery host? Join four singers and a pianist to find out, as Scottish Opera pour some fizzing tunes into your Spring.

Using their distinctive mixture of dance, theatre and storytelling, choreographer Joan Clevillé and acclaimed performer Solène Weinachter present 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. Thursday 27 February, 7.30pm  Mareel, Auditorium  £12

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Highlights 

Enjoy a bumper crop of operatic highlights – including Delibes’ ‘Flower Duet,’ Vaughan Williams’ Blue larkspur in a garden’ and many more from the likes of Mozart, Léhar and Scottish Opera’s Composer in Residence Samuel Bordoli. ‘We enjoyed our evening tremendously. It was ingenious how you created a storyline and interwove pieces through it. We really felt ‘invited in’ to the production!’ – Audience member in Oban, Autumn 2019 Wednesday 4 March, 7.30pm  Mareel, Auditorium  £15 / £5 27



Elephant Sessions  ‘These Scots are using the instruments like weapons to destroy clichés. WE LOVE THEM.’ - Rolling Stone Elephant Sessions make a welcome return to Shetland. Since performing at Shetland Folk Festival 2019, the band have toured around the world. Winning the BBC Scots Trad Music Awards Album of The Year in 2017 and Live Act of The Year 2019, this “furiously energetic five piece” (The Wee Review) bring eclectic sounds Mareel that’ll get you jumping in this standing gig.

Waves by Alice Mary Cooper 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

Hailing from the Highlands of Scotland the band formed in 2012. They are comprised of Euan Smillie (fiddle), Alasdair Taylor (mandolin), Mark Bruce (guitar), Seth Tinsley (bass, synth) and Greg Barry (drums, samples).

Friday 6 March, 7.30pm  Mareel, Auditorium  £20 28

‘Fifty glorious minutes’  - ‘A joy’


- The Herald

Friday 3 April, 7.30pm  Mareel, Auditorium  £15 / £12

Ventoux Ventoux is a restaging of the dramatic battle between Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani in the Tour de France 2000 on Mont Ventoux. Once regarded as the greatest race in the history of cycling, we now know that both Armstrong and Pantani doped during their careers. At the time both were champions in their own right - Pantani winning the Tour de France in 1998, and Armstrong winning in 1999. In 2000 they went head to head on Mont Ventoux. They crossed the line together but their careers spiralled in wildly opposite directions. Armstrong won seven consecutive Tour de France titles; Pantani died of a cocaine overdose alone in a hotel room. Armstrong denied, lied and cheated where Pantani was caught.

Tuesday 26 May, 7.30pm  Mareel, Auditorium  £10 F I ND US ON


Big Country 

Folk Frenzy 

A Klub Revolution 20th Anniversary Event…..

Our traditional summer school, Folk Frenzy, is back bigger and better for 2020! Folk Frenzy is a focussed and intimate event, with a ‘family vibe’, focussing on developing the musical relationship between the participants, tutors and instruments to provide a collaborative and inspiring experience for everyone involved. We have added Singing in 2020 to complement our popular Fiddle and Ensemble classes. Throughout the week we also have a variety of extra activities - concerts, masterclasses, trips and sessions. The week culminates in the ‘Big Gig’ where participants will perform music they have been working on in their classes during the week.

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. Support comes from local rockers, Forgotten Sons.

Book absolutely everything with the Full Frenzy ticket, or the Half Frenzy gives you access to the course, concerts, trips and sessions but allows you to book masterclasses separately.

Saturday 18 July 2020, 8pm  Mareel, Auditorium  £27 / £20

Monday 3 - Saturday 8 August  Tickets On Sale in January

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Eva Cassidy “The Story”  A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy through video, voice and song. Elsa Jean McTaggart presents a tribute to her all-time favourite artist Eva Cassidy. With her voice and guitar plus piano accompaniment, she brings alive the essence of Eva as she relates the songs to the beautiful and yet tragic story of one of the world’s most iconic voices, which was not brought to light until years after her untimely death at 33. “One of these very few people with a distinctive enough voice to do the music and songs of Eva Cassidy justice.” - Tom King Southside Advertiser

Tuesday 6 October, 7.30pm  Mareel, Auditorium  £14 / £12 29


New meeting places, sweet selfies and interesting ideas await - LOCUS lands on the streets of Lerwick in 2020 LOCUS is a contemporary art trail being devised around the centre of Lerwick by Living Lerwick in partnership with Shetland Arts. Four commissioned works of public art will act as town placemakers, animating the area and offering a new way to engage with contemporary art and the environment. A trail map will connect the works to give everyone – visitors and locals alike - a piece of the story. The project is wholly funded by the Scottish Government’s scheme to encourage town centres to diversify and flourish, creating footfall through local improvements and partnerships. Living Lerwick’s successful application to this scheme led to an open call for experienced


artists from Shetland and beyond to submit proposals for the project. The four works will be created by artists working nationally and internationally, engaging local businesses, schools and community groups to inform their work. Jane Matthews, managing the project for Shetland Arts, said, “We’re privileged to be working with artists of such high calibre and welcoming them to Shetland to explore the place, its history, culture and future. Often the most exciting ideas come from new perspectives and I’m excited to see the concepts for these works emerging from the research that’s already underway.”

School workshops will take place in the New Year to get pupils involved with the project, working directly with some of the design work. And conversations have begun with local fabricators with the aim of having as much of the work as possible made in Shetland. The trail will connect business, place, art, the community and visitors to Lerwick in a celebration of bespoke creativity and design in the heart of our town. Watch this space…



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! Senior Screenings £6 (includes hot drink & biscuit)

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What’s On

January 2020

Your guide to what’s on in Shetland Arts venues during January & beyond. FRIDAY 27 DECEMBER - THURSDAY 2 JANUARY Plastiglomerates by Aimee Labourne Storytime for under 5s Polar Squad Jumanji: The Next Level Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ACDC UK Sunday Jazz Lunch Luce Hogmanay with Kinnaris Quintet FRIDAY 3 JANUARY - THURSDAY 9 JANUARY Playing With Fire Cats Mystify: Michael Hutchence Little Monsters André Rieu: 70 Years Young Permission Shetland Youth Drama Group Film Crew Shetland Youth Dance Company Craft with Jane Cockayne FRIDAY 10 JANUARY - THURSDAY 16 JANUARY Little Women StarDog and TurboCat 2040 Playlist Fridays! Judy Joker Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool Film Crew JNR Shooting the Mafia Contemporary Dance Class Creative Writing with Genny White Wellbeing Choir with Suzanne Briggs Mareel Film Quiz Soup and a Show

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FRIDAY 17 JANUARY - THURSDAY 23 JANUARY Spies in Disguise The Gentlemen Ordinary Love The Biggest Little Farm My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) Motherless Brooklyn Exhibition on Screen: Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait La Belle Epoque FRIDAY 24 JANUARY - THURSDAY 30 JANUARY Super Saturday with The Hostiles & Big Time Quell Lucy Woodley, Ultima Thule Up Helly Aa Shetland Food and Drink Market Fiery Sessions FRIDAY 31 JANUARY - THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY 1917 Bombshell Marriage Story Jojo Rabbit Cattle Hill Creativity Club: Fact to Fiction Sunset Boulevard (1950) The Two Popes Creative Labs: Editing Film with Keiba Clubb FEBRUARY 2020 AND BEYOND Around the World in 80 Days Norman Willmore Quartet RANT Breabach Antigone, Interrupted Scottish Opera Highlights Elephant Sessions Waves by Alice Mary Cooper Ventoux Big Country Folk Frenzy Eva Cassidy “The Story”

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What's On Book January 2020  

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

What's On Book January 2020  

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