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Elephant Sessions 3 Wellbeing Arts Sessions 4 Shetland Schools’ Music Festival 5 Scottish Opera Highlights 5 Comedy Films 6 Student Night / Student Showcase 8 Youth Arts Companies 9 Screen Pride 10 Screen Arts: Riverdance 11 Scottish Chamber Orchestra String Ensemble 12 Big Ears, Little Ears 12 ShetlandMade 13 Family Films 14 Creative Labs 16 Screen Extremes: Color Out Of Space 18 Screen Classics: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 18 Waves + workshop with Alice Mary Cooper 19 Calendar 20 Lucy Woodley: Ultima Thule 22 Sunday Jazz Lunch 23 Storytime for under 5s 23 Gutters Gaet Sessions with Da Langstrings 23 Playlist Fridays! 23 Screen Horizons 24 Shetland’s Otters: The Tale of a Draatsi Family 26 The White Bird Passes by Anne Downie 26 Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year 27 Ventoux 27 Drama Films 28 Soup and a Show 31 Neil Georgeson: Fireside Tales 32 Shetland’s 70th Drama Festival 32 Puppet Animation: Nettles in the Garden 33 Horror/Action Films 34 Red Note: Oceans Tour 35 Big Country 36 Tae Sup Wi’ A Fifer 36 Eva Cassidy “The Story” 37 Eddi Reader 37 Case Study: Meet the Team 38 Mareel Film Quiz 38 Folk Frenzy 38 Infomation / Cinema Tickets 39

So I nearly burnt down my shed at the weekend. During wordplay 2018 we had a talk from James Morton which included some instructions on the joys of cold smoking. As an upshot of this talk, I have been cold smoking anything that will stay still long enough, I have even attempted to make smoked fudge from cold-smoked sugar. Anyway, this went really wrong, and on Sunday morning it took me a moment to realise the pile of ash on the floor was my smoker, so I am sad, but feel I have learned a valuable lesson!


I suppose the point of the above introduction is how we can all be inspired by art and culture to learn and try new things, for good and bad and although Mark Beaumont’s talk hasn’t inspired me to cycle the world, I am quite glad my bikes didn’t go up in flames. Scottish Opera are joining us in early March for a bumper crop of operatic highlights, if you have never experienced a live opera this is the perfect introduction to what is a great art form. If that feels a little sedate for you then maybe Elephant Sessions is more your thing as they make a welcome return to Shetland on 6 March. Early April sees us hosting Red Note Ensemble with Raman Mundair for a voyage through sound, music and the spoken word. Shetlander Neil Georgeson will be joining us mid-April for a night inspired by traditional storytelling. Back in November we launched a new strand of work, Soup and a Show, which has proved very successful and the final show of this pilot run is planned for Thursday 12 March and will feature Shetland dialect poetry, brought to you by Shetland Forwirds. I promise to be more and health and safety conscious in March.

Graeme Howell

(Chief Executive)

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

ELEPHANT SESSIONS “Absolutely Superb” Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music

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.

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  £20


Wellbeing Arts Sessions We believe the arts are good for everyone! Join us for informal arts sessions in a low-pressure environment. The sessions consist of an hour of the activity followed by a relaxed half hour to chat, meet like-minded people and share ideas over tea/coffee and biscuits. Open to all, just £2 per session.

Creative Writing

with Genny White

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 achievements throughout the sessions Mondays ending on 2 March, 7.30pm  Mareel  £2


with Suzanne Briggs

Accessible and inclusive singalong sessions.

“Singing makes us all feel great and sometimes we sound ok too!” - Wellbeing Choir Participant

“If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing.” - Zimbabwean proverb Tuesdays 3 - 24 March, 7pm  Mareel  £2


with Jane Cockayne

Drop-in and try something new every week in our relaxed crafting session. There will be an introduction to a new craft practice at each session so you can join at any time. Thursdays 27 February - 19 March, 7pm  Mareel  £2


Shetland Schools’ Music Festival The Young Musician of the Year 2020 competition includes both the Senior and Junior Young Musicians of the Year. The evening is a chance for young musicians to share their repertoire and incredible skill, musicianship and aptitude. It promises to be an entertaining night culminating with two new Young Musicians of the Year and a chance to hear again from the winners from last year. Wednesday 18 March, 7pm  Mareel  £7 / £5

Gala Concert A chance to hear some of the highlights from this year’s Primary pupils who have taken part in this year’s Shetland Schools’ Music Festival. Thursday 19 March, 7pm  Mareel  £7 / £5

Scottish Opera Highlights 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. 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  £15 / £5 (students & under 26yr)


Greed Steve Coogan dazzles as the ‘da Vinci of dealmaking’ in Michael Winterbottom’s sharp-tongued satire on corporate greed. Retail billionaire Richard McCreadie is the king of the high street, but his crown is a little tarnished. Following some inconvenient fraud investigations and to prove he’s still on top, he decides to throw the ultimate celebfilled 60th birthday bash, on a Mediterranean island bedecked with a fake amphitheatre. But, as the guests start arriving, ‘greedy McCreadie’s’ empire begins to come apart at the seams.


Fri 13 Mar 5:30pm Sat 14 Mar 8:20pm Sun 15 Mar 5:30pm Mon 16 Mar 2:10pm 7:55pm Tue 17 Mar 2:15pm 5:10pm Wed 18 Mar 5:10pm Thu 19 Mar 5pm 8:10pm


Downhill An English-language remake of the acclaimed 2014 Swedish black comedy Force Majeure, starring Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Billie, Pete and their children are on a balcony during an idyllic family skiing holiday in the Alps when an avalanche suddenly strikes. While they all emerge physically unharmed, Pete’s actions during the avalanche reveal a side of him that leaves his family

in a state of shock, forcing them to re-evaluate their lives and, more specifically, how they feel about Pete – as a husband, father, and man. Fri 13 Mar Sat 14 Mar Sun 15 Mar Mon 16 Mar Tue 17 Mar Wed 18 Mar Thu 19 Mar

2:50pm 8:10pm 3:45pm 6pm 2:40pm 8:30pm 2:40pm 5:40pm 8:30pm (Subtitled) 1:45pm 8:40pm 2:30pm 8:30pm 2:10pm 5:30pm

Military Wives This irresistible crowd-pleaser stars Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan. With their husbands away serving in Afghanistan, a group of wives at a military base in England are left to wonder if they’ll ever see their spouses again. Uptight social committee chair Kate tries to organise activities to keep the women’s minds off things, but overcoming the daily worries and loneliness is no easy feat. But everything changes for the better when they get the idea to start a choir.

Fri 20 Mar 1:45pm 7:50pm Sat 21 Mar 11:30am 2:20pm 5:10pm 7:15pm Sun 22 Mar 2:10pm 7:30pm Mon 23 Mar 1pm 5:30pm 8:15pm (Subtitled) Tue 24 Mar 10:30am (BYOBaby) 1pm 5pm 8:15pm Wed 25 Mar 2pm (Senior) 8:30pm Thu 26 Mar 1pm 5:05pm

Misbehaviour A brilliant cast including Keira Knightley, Gugu MbathaRaw and Jessie Buckley star in this inspirational true story, which celebrates all women, however they choose to navigate a male-dominated world. At a time when the Miss World competition was the most-watched TV show on the planet, the 1970 edition was one to go down in history, thanks to the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement. Meanwhile, western ideals of beauty were being shaken up by new entrants like Miss Grenada and Miss South Africa. Fri 27 Mar 12:30pm 5:30pm 8:50pm Sat 28 Mar 2:10pm 7:15pm Sun 29 Mar 11:30am 7:40pm Mon 30 Mar 11:15am 7:45pm Tue 31 Mar 10:30am (BYOBaby) 1:05pm 5pm Wed 1 Apr 2pm (Senior) 5:10pm Thu 2 Apr 5.15pm 7.50pm


Free Entry!

T N E D U ST SE CASE SH OWCA SHOW Wednesday 3 June, 6.30pm  Mareel  £10 / £6


Film Crew JNR 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. This term will finalise with Film Crew JNR’s showcasing their Film at Student Showcase on 3rd June, with all of Mareel’s budding student filmmakers. Saturdays between 18 April - 30 May, 11am & Wednesday 3 June (Showcase)  Mareel  £50 (7 - 11 years)

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. 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. This course will follow SQA framework ensuring transferable skills that can prepare young dancers for a career in the performing arts industries. Mondays between 4 May - 29 June, 5.30pm - 6.45pm  Mareel  £45 (12 - 19 years)

Shetland Youth Theatre Company 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. 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 mini-production, as well as continually training as actors in a variety of formats, through exploration of a variety of theatre styles. Wednesdays between 6 May - 24 June, 5.30pm  Mareel  £50 (12 - 19 years)


End of the Century This seductive drama is an intimate, time-jumping look at life and love’s fortuitous twists and turns. Whilst on holiday in Barcelona, Ocho spies a handsome local from the balcony of his Airbnb. The two men later lock eyes while at the beach, and then, on their third fleeting encounter, Ocho musters the courage to invite Javi up to his apartment. What might have been nothing more than a brief hook-up instead turns into drinks and conversation, leading Javi to reveal that the two men have in fact met before. In Spanish and Catalan with English subtitles.


Fri 28 Feb 8.15pm

And Then We Danced A vibrant and intense love story setin the dynamic but ultra-conservative world of traditional Georgian dance. Merab is a devoted young dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli, throws Merab off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future in dance as well as his relationships with Mary and his family. In Georgian with English subtitles.


Thu 5 Mar 5.45pm

Thu 2 Apr 5.45pm

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



This spectacular new show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century, immersing the audience in the elemental power of its music and dance. 25 years ago, 7 minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. The Eurovision interval act performance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance. Now 25 years later, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the groundbreaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. This powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite is celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy of its Irish and international dance. Filmed live at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot where it all began, this 25th Anniversary Gala Performance will bring Riverdance to the big screen for the very first time!

Screen Arts... Bringing other art forms to the cinema screen.

Sunday 22 March, 1.40pm  Mareel, Screen 1  £12.50 / £10


30 AUG 6 SEP 2020

SHETLAND’S ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL Save the date for the 14th edition of the UK’s most northerly film festival curated by Mark Kermode, Linda Ruth Williams and Kathy Hubbard. shetlandarts.org/screenplay 11

Scottish Chamber Orchestra String Ensemble Soar into your summer with The Scottish Chamber Orchestra String Ensemble and a delightfully varied evening of music by Medelssohn, Bach, Bach, Bartók and more, featuring Jonian Ilias-Kadesha (Director/Violin) and Philip Higham (Cello). We open the evening with a work by child genius and musical pioneer Felix Mendelssohn, and move to one of Bach’s Inventions and Sinfonias, a collection of works originally composed to develop the piano technique of his son. ‘They attract each other, reject each other, love and hate each other’ is how the composer Jörg Widmann describes the intense relationship between violin and cello in his short, but not always sweet, Duo series, which follows. Sallinen’s String Quartet No. 3 may have been written in 1969, but its origins lie in a far older piece of folk music; Peltoniemi Hintrik’s Funeral March. The evening continues on an upbeat note with preeminent Romanian composer’s George Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody. A deceptively simple stark opening for solo violin gradually builds to a fast and furious infectiously charming finale. To close, we return to the works of Bela Bartók and firstly, the rich melodies of his Five Folk Tunes before finishing with his highly original Divertimento. Thursday 11 June, 7.30pm  Vidlin Hall Friday 12 June, 7pm  Fetlar Hall Saturday 13 June, 3pm  Mareel  £18 / £14 (Senior) £6 (Student / 19-26yrs / Unemployed / Full-time career)  Free (Under 18yrs)

Big Ears, Little Ears with Scottish Chamber Orchestra String Ensemble Join the Scottish Chamber Orchestra String Quartet for a live music experience with your little one. Big Ears, Little Ears gives you a chance to relax and enjoy wonderful performances up-close in a relaxed, childfriendly atmosphere. This concert is perfect for 0-3 year olds and their carers. Saturday 13 June, 11am  Mareel  £7 (Free for 0-3yrs)


Showcasing contemporary applied art & craft from Shetland

Bonhoga Gallery, 28 March - 17 May Featured makers: Shetland Tekstiler, Red Houss, Frances Wilson, Jayne Kelly, Drummie Bee, Julie Williamson Designs In the final of a three-year programme Bonhoga is celebrating craft and its role in Shetland’s culture and economy. Three showcase exhibitions will run in the main gallery throughout the summer and feature some of Shetland’s most popular and talented practitioners. The first showcase will feature six local artists, designers and makers, and include new work, current ranges and one-off larger pieces. In addition, Shetland Arts will feature a maker a week on our social media channels, providing further information on each artist and their practice. As well as an opportunity to purchase from a large and diverse collection of high-quality contemporary applied art and craft, this is a unique opportunity for visitors to engage with craft at a closer level, and discover what it is that inspires our local designers and makers to create their amazing pieces.


Sonic The Hedgehog The eagerly awaited live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster video game franchise. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.


Fri 28 Feb 3pm 6pm Sat 29 Feb 10:30am 11am (Relaxed) 1:30pm Sun 1 Mar 11am 1:40pm Mon 2 Mar 12:30pm 5:40pm Tue 3 Mar 2pm 5pm Wed 4 Mar 1:30pm 5:30pm Thu 5 Mar 3pm 7:40pm


The Call of the Wild A new adaptation of the beloved literary classic, starring Harrison Ford. Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world. Fri 6 Mar 2:45pm 5:40pm Sat 7 Mar 10:30am 11:30am 1:30pm 4:30pm Sun 8 Mar 11am 11:30am (Relaxed) 4:30pm Mon 9 Mar 1pm 5:45pm 8pm (Subtitled) Tue 10 Mar 10:30am (BYOBaby) 1:30pm 5:40pm Wed 11 Mar 1pm 5:40pm Thu 12 Mar 12:30pm 5:30pm 7:40pm

Spycies An unlikely pair of secret agents are thrown together to protect the world from an uncertain fate in this animated adventure. Smooth talking cat Vladimir might be the Secret Services’ top spy, but he’s not so good at following orders. Sent on a disciplinary assignment, Vladimir finds himself on a remote offshore platform,

guarding a top-secret material called the Radiuzit with only a rookie agent, Hector the Rat, for company. When several mysterious figures break in and steal the Radiuzite, the two are forced to work together to save the world from the brink of extinction. Fri 13 Mar 2:20pm 5pm Sat 14 Mar 10:30am 11am (Relaxed) 1:10pm Sun 15 Mar 11am

Onward The latest film from Disney Pixar is a wonderfully imaginative adventure featuring the voices of Tom Holland, Chris Pratt and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Set in a suburban fantasy world, Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. Fri 20 Mar 2:20pm 5:10pm Sat 21 Mar 10:30am 1:30pm 4:30pm Sun 22 Mar 11am 11:30am (Relaxed) 4:30pm Mon 23 Mar 12:30pm 5pm Tue 24 Mar 1:30pm 5:30pm Wed 25 Mar 12:30pm 5:40pm Thu 26 Mar 12:30pm 7:50pm Fri 27 Mar 12pm 2:45pm 6:10pm Sat 28 Mar 10:30am 4:30pm Sun 29 Mar 11am 1:45pm Mon 30 Mar 10:30am 5pm 8:15pm (Subtitled) Tue 31 Mar 11am 2pm Wed 1 Apr 10:30am 5:40pm Thu 2 Apr 10:30am 2pm


creative LAB S Creative Labs are workshops across artforms where the focus is on learning new skills and their practical application.

Contemporary Dance Class A contemporary dance class for adults (18+). This accessible and energetic class will look at contemporary dance techniques. Get fit while learning different contemporary dance styles through dynamic exercises and phrases. 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. Kathryn Spence trained in Contemporary Dance at Laban, Conservatoire of Dance in London and has since worked as a choreographer, teacher and performer across London, Scotland and Internationally. She is also a curator of dance festivals and is a Regional Artist for Dance North Scotland. Mondays 2 - 30 March, 7pm (except on Monday 16 March)  Mareel  £20 (18+)

Print Progression These 2 workshops allow you to introduce overprinting and colour to your oil-based printmaking practice. You will cut and print a relief block for overprinting in colour, learning how to: • Transfer and cut a vinyl block for printing in a single colour • Hand print using lino ink and roller to produce multiple prints • Introduce colour by overprinting additional blocks


Drawing ability is not essential. Examples will be shown, practical demonstrations and guidance will be given, and you’ll get help on an individual basis if needed.

The workshops include: soft cut, vinyl, nib cutter tools, papers, lino, inks etc. You will also be able to take-away the cutting tools you use in the workshop, meaning you can continue your printmaking practice afterward. We’ll be working with block size 100mm x 150mm. These two half-day sessions on Sundays will allow for your work and practice to develop across each session. Workshops are open to all abilities, from beginners to beyond. Sun 8 & 15 March, 9.30am - 1.30pm  Mareel  £65

Sound Skills Learn techniques for better sounding gigs with Tim Matthew who has over 20 years experience in live sound engineering. In these sessions you will learn: • Understand the basic principles of live sound amplification • Learn the technical terms to aid communication with technicians • Learn the characteristics of different pieces of equipment: microphones, pickups, preamps, mixing desk Sunday 12 April, 3pm - 5pm  Mareel  £20 (14+)

Life Drawing Practice your life drawing skills and techniques with a real life nude model. These informal life drawing sessions give artists of all abilities the opportunity to practise using a nude model. The model will work through a series of dynamic poses, then some longer poses to allow participants to produce more detailed work. Suitable for artists used to self-directed work as these are not tutored sessions. Please bring your own materials, easels are not provided. Wednesdays 22 April - 13 May, 7pm  Mareel  £10 (16+)  £32 (Blockbooking, all 4 sessions)

Experimental Watercolour Practice techniques with colour washes, flooding, splattering, building layers, and adding detail. These workshops are aimed at beginners and intermediates. There will be an introduction to each session including information about materials, a look at the history of watercolour painting and its applications also its use by contemporary artists. In these sessions you will learn: • A range of watercolour techniques • To create a mix of painted samples • Start making images bringing together learning from sample making Thursdays 7 - 28 May, 7pm  Mareel  £50



Color Out Of Space The first film in our new Screen Extremes strand is an over-the-top sci-fi/horror hybrid based on a story by HP Lovecraft, directed by cult filmmaker Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil, Jodorowsky’s Dune) and starring Nicolas Cage in a deliciously unhinged performance. After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare.

“Full-bore, glorious B-movie Cage: Cranked up to 11, spattered with gore and bellowing about alpacas.” - New York Post

A new monthly trip to cinema’s outer reaches and darkest corners, unearthing the wild and wonderful, the bizarre and unsettling, the visionary cult classics of the future!

Fri 20 Mar 8.30pm Thu 26 Mar 5.45pm

SCREEN classics A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Elia Kazan’s legendary adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play, starring Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh and Kim Hunter. In the sticky heat of New Orleans’ French Quarter, Blanche DuBois, a faded Southern belle, arrives at the modest apartment her sister Stella shares with her husband Stanley. Hot-tempered and unashamedly macho, Stanley has no time for Blanche’s pretensions... Screen Classics... Bringing classic films back to the big screen where they belong.


Sat 14 Mar 7.15pm Tue 17 Mar 10.30am (BYOBaby) Wed 18 Mar 2pm (Senior)


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.

Friday 3 April, 7.30pm

 Mareel  £15 / £12

WAVES Workshop with Alice Mary Cooper Join Alice Mary Cooper of Waves for a movement focussed workshop to accompany her work touring to Shetland. The workshop is open to all 12-19 year olds, exploring physical storytelling as well as looking at writing and relationship with the audience. It provides an exciting opportunity to work with a visiting artist and to explore new performance practices. Saturday 4 April, 10am  Mareel  £15 (12 - 19 yrs)



Emma 2:10pm 5:15pm Sonic the Hedgehog 3pm 6pm End of the Century 8:15pm Underwater 8:45pm


Sonic the Hedgehog 10:30am 11am 1:30pm A Hidden Life 2pm Emma 4:45pm 8:20pm Underwater 5:45pm 7:50pm


Sonic the Hedgehog 11am 1:40pm Sunday Jazz Lunch 12pm A Hidden Life 1pm Emma 4:30pm 7:40pm Honey Boy 5pm Underwater 8:15pm


Sonic the Hedgehog 12:30pm 5:40pm Emma 1pm 7:25pm Underwater 5pm 8:10pm Creative Labs: Contemporary Dance Class 7pm Creative Writing with Genny White 7.30pm


Emma 10:30am 12:30pm 8pm Sonic the Hedgehog 2pm 5pm Underwater 5:30pm Wellbeing Choir with Suzanne Briggs 7pm A Hidden Life 7:30pm


1917 12:30pm 8:30pm The Call of the Wild 1pm 5:4pm5 8pm A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 5:15pm Creative Labs: Contemporary Dance Class 7pm Shetland’s 70th Drama Festival 7.30pm


The Call of the Wild 10:30am 1:30pm 5:40pm A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 2pm 8pm 1917 5:10pm 8:30pm Wellbeing Choir with Suzanne Briggs 7pm Shetland’s 70th Drama Festival 7.30pm


The Call of the Wild 1pm 5:40pm 1917 2pm 5:10pm Shetland’s 70th Drama Festival 7.30pm The Cave 8pm A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 8:30pm


Storytime for under 5s 10.30am The Call of the Wild 12:30pm 5:30pm 7:40pm Soup and a Show 12.45pm A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 1pm 5pm Craft with Jane Cockayne 7pm Shetland’s 70th Drama Festival 7.30pm 1917 8:10pm


Downhill 2:50pm 8:10pm Spycies 2:20pm 5pm Greed 5:30pm The Rhythm Section 7:40pm


Emma 2pm 5pm Sonic the Hedgehog 1:30pm 5:30pm Scottish Opera Highlights 7.30pm Honey Boy 8pm Underwater 8:30pm



Storytime for under 5s 10.30am Emma 1:30pm 8:10pm Underwater 12:30pm 5:15pm Sonic the Hedgehog 3pm 7:40pm End of the Century 5:45pm Craft with Jane Cockayne 7pm

Spycies 10:30am 11am 1:10pm The Public 1:40pm Downhill 3:45pm 6pm The Rhythm Section 4:30pm A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 7:15pm Greed 8:20pm


Creative Labs: Print Progression 9.30am Spycies 11am The Public 11:50am Gutters Gaet Sessions with Da Langstrings 12pm Shetland’s Otters: The Tale of a Draatsi Family 2pm Downhill 2:40pm 8:30pm Parasite 5pm Greed 5:30pm The Rhythm Section 8:05pm


A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 2:15pm 8pm The Call of the Wild 2:45pm 5:40pm 1917 5:10pm 8:30pm Playlist Fridays! 6pm Elephant Sessions 7:30pm


The Call of the Wild 10:30am 11:30am 1:30pm 4:30pm A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 2:15pm 7:50pm 1917 5pm 7:15pm


Downhill 2:40pm 5:40pm 8:30pm Greed 2:10pm 7:55pm The Public 5:10pm Creative Labs: Contemporary Dance Class 7pm


Creative Labs: Print Progression 9.30am The Call of the Wild 11am 11:30am 4:30pm 1917 1:40pm 7:20pm A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 2:15pm 7:50pm The Cave 5pm


A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 10:30am 5:40pm Downhill 1:45pm 8:40pm Greed 2:15pm 5:10pm Wellbeing Choir with Suzanne Briggs 7pm The Rhythm Section 7:45pm



A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 2pm Downhill 2:30pm 8:30pm Greed 5:10pm The Rhythm Section 5:40pm SSMF: Young Musician of the Year 7pm Parasite 8pm


ShetlandMade Ending on Sun 17 May Onward 10:30am 4:30pm Little Women 11am 1:15pm Misbehaviour 2:10pm 7:15pm Bloodshot 5pm 7:50pm The White Bird Passes by Anne Downie 7.30pm


Storytime for under 5s 10.30am The Public 12:30pm 7:40pm Downhill 2:10pm 5:30pm Greed 5pm 8:10pm Craft with Jane Cockayne 7pm SSMF: Gala Concert 7pm


Onward 11am 1:45pm Misbehaviour 11:30am 7:40pm Sunday Jazz Lunch 12pm Bloodshot 2:15pm 8:10pm Little Women 4:30pm Dark Waters 5pm


Military Wives 1:45pm 7:50pm Onward 2:20pm 5:10pm The Invisible Man 5:40pm Playlist Fridays! 6pm Color Out Of Space 8:30pm


Onward 10:30am 5pm 8:15pm Misbehaviour 11:15am 7:45pm Little Women 1:30pm Bloodshot 2pm 5:30pm Creative Labs: Contemporary Dance Class 7pm


Onward 10:30am 1:30pm 4:30pm Military Wives 11:30am 2:20pm 5:10pm 7:15pm The Invisible Man 8pm



Misbehaviour 10:30am 1:05pm 5pm Onward 11am 2pm 7:40pm Bloodshot 3:45pm Little Women 6:40pm

Onward 11am 11:30am 4:30pm Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show 1:40pm Military Wives 2:10pm 7:30pm Just Mercy 5pm The Invisible Man 8:05pm



Onward 10:30am 5:40pm Little Women 11:15am Misbehaviour 2pm 5:10pm Bloodshot 2:30pm 8:30pm Dark Waters 8pm

Onward 12:30pm 5pm Military Wives 1pm 5:30pm 8:15pm Creative Labs: Contemporary Dance Class 7pm The Invisible Man 7:40pm



Military Wives 10:30am 1pm 5pm 8:15pm Onward 1:30pm 5:30pm Wellbeing Choir with Suzanne Briggs 7pm Mareel Film Quiz 7pm The Invisible Man 7:40pm

Storytime for under 5s 10.30am Onward 10:30am 2pm Little Women 11am Bloodshot 2:30pm 8:30pm Misbehaviour 5.15pm 7.50pm And Then We Danced 5:45pm Red Note: Oceans Tour 7.30pm


Onward 12:30pm 5:40pm Military Wives 2pm 8:30pm The Invisible Man 5:10pm Just Mercy 8pm


Storytime for under 5s 10.30am Onward 12:30pm 7:50pm Military Wives 1pm 5:05pm Color Out Of Space 5:45pm Student Night 7pm The White Bird Passes by Anne Downie 7.30pm The Invisible Man 8:30pm


Onward 12pm 2:45pm 6:10pm Misbehaviour 12:30pm 5:30pm 8:50pm Bloodshot 3:15pm 8:10pm The White Bird Passes by Anne Downie 7.30pm



Waves Waves Workshop Nettles in the Garden Nettles in the Garden Creative Labs: Sound Skills Neil Georgeson: Fireside Tales Film Crew JNR Creative Labs: Life Drawing Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year Shetland Youth Dance Company Shetland Youth Threatre Company CL: Experimental Watercolour Ventoux Student Showcase Scottish Chamber Orchestra Tae Sup Wi’ A Fifer Scottish Chamber Orchestra Big Ears, Little Ears Scottish Chamber Orchestra Big Country

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Fri 3 Apr 7.30pm Sat 4 Apr 10am Sat 11 Apr 2pm Sun 12 Apr 10am Sun 12 Apr 3pm Fri 17 Apr 7.30pm Sat 18 Apr 11am Wed 22 Apr 7pm Fri 24 Apr & Sat 25 Apr Mon 4 May 5.30pm Wed 6 May 5.30pm Thu 7 May 7pm Tue 26 May 7.30pm Wed 3 Jun 6.30pm Thu 11 Jun 7.30pm Thu 11 Jun 8pm Fri 12 Jun 7pm Sat 13 Jun 11am Sat 13 Jun 3pm Sat 18 Jul 7.30pm


Lucy Woodley

Ultima Thule Ultima Thule tells a timeless story spanning centuries, of migrants fleeing from war and persecution or seeking a better life for loved ones.

Bonhoga Gallery 25 January - 22 March ...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.


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?

Storytime for under 5s

This is not a ticketed event, just drop in and grab some lunch.

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

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.

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!

Sundays 1 & 29 March, 12pm  Mareel  Free

Every Thursday at 10.30am  Mareel  Free

Gutters Gaet Sessions with Da Langstrings & friends Once a month Da Langstrings host an informal performance of traditional music in Mareel’s Café Bar. Da Langstrings are: Liam Slater, Ewan Hutcheson and Magnus Williamson. Sunday 15 March, 12pm  Mareel  Free

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. Fridays 6 & 20 March, 6pm  Mareel  Free


For besieged civilians, hope and safety lie underground inside the subterranean hospital known as the Cave, where pediatrician and managing physician Dr Amani Ballour and her colleagues Samaher and Dr Alaa have claimed their right to work as equals alongside their male counterparts, doing their jobs in a way that would be unthinkable in the oppressively patriarchal culture that exists above.


Sun 8 Mar 5pm


Wed 11 Mar 8pm

Honey Boy From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, this extraordinary film brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father. Fictionalising his childhood ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery, LaBeouf takes on the daring and therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Director Alma Har’el’s feature narrative debut is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as therapy and imagination as hope. Sun 1 Mar 5pm

Wed 4 Mar 8pm

The Cave

Parasite This Oscar-winning black comedy from renowned Korean director Bong Joon-ho is a thrilling, satirical take on income inequality as told through two families. Ki-woo, the son in an unemployed family of four, is recommended to a highly-paid tutoring job for the wealthy Park family, whose patriarch owns a global IT firm. But when Ki-woo becomes entranced with the young lady of the house, an increasingly volatile series of events is set in motion. In Korean and English with English subtitles.

This powerful documentary is not only an unflinching story of the Syrian war but also a stirring portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity.

Sun 15 Mar 5pm

Wed 18 Mar 8pm

Just Mercy A powerful and thought-provoking true story, Just Mercy follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice.

McMillian, who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence.

After graduating from Harvard, Bryan has his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation. One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter

Sun 22 Mar 5pm

Wed 25 Mar 8pm

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

Dark Waters Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway star in this compelling drama, inspired by a shocking true story. Lawyer Robert Billott works for a company that represents the interests of major corporations like DuPont, the global chemical manufacturer. Against the advice of his firm, he takes on the cause of a West Virginian cattle farmer who is convinced that his cows are dying because of water supply contamination from the DuPont factories.

Sun 29 Mar 5pm Wed 1 Apr 8pm


Shetland’s Otters: The Tale of a Draatsi Family An enchanting documentary about a family of Shetland otters, followed by a Q&A. The Shetland Islands are home to the highest density of otters in Europe. But despite their numbers, otters are shy and rarely seen. This is the story of one family and their bid for survival in the often harsh conditions of Scotland's most northerly isles. The film is narrated by Shetland native, Brydon Thomason, who has been following otters on the islands for the last thirty years and knows these endearing animals' ways. Brydon and photographer Richard Shucksmith will take part in a Q&A following the screening.

Sunday 15 March, 2pm  Mareel, Screen 1  £10 / £7.50 / £5.50 (Under 16yrs)

The White Bird Passes by Anne Downie Poor, crowded and dirty, but full of life and excitement, the Lane is the only home Janie MacVean has ever known. It is a place where, despite everything, Janie is happy. But when the Cruelty Man arrives, bringing with him the threat of the dreaded ‘home’ – the orphanage that is every child’s nightmare – her contented childhood may be coming to an end. A gritty and moving portrayal of a young girl facing hardship and deprivation, The White Bird Passes is an autobiographical novel written with warmth, humour and insight. Find us on Facebook at: facebook.com/IslesburghDramaGroup or online at: www.islesburghdramagroup.com Thursday 26 March, 7.30pm Friday 27 March, 7.30pm Saturday 28 March, 7.30pm  The Garrison Theatre  £12 / £8


Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year The Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year brings together over 100 young fiddlers from all over Shetland to showcase their music. After two busy days of music, the prize winning fiddlers perform both contemporary and traditional Shetland tunes at the concert. The senior finalists perform for the last time before judges Jennifer Wrigley, John Robert Deyell and Stella Wilkie and the Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year 2020 will be announced. There will also be performances from the Junior and Intermediate winners as well prize winning compositions from the tune competition performed by the tune competition judges. Friday 24 April, 9am - 8pm  Mareel  Free entry, not ticketed Saturday 25 April, 9am  Mareel  Free entry, not ticketed Saturday 25 April, 7pm  Mareel  £12 / £8

© Lisa Johnson

Ventoux is a restaging of the they went head to head on Mont dramatic battle between Lance Ventoux. They crossed the line Armstrong and Marco Pantani in together but their careers the Tour de France 2000 on Mont spiralled in wildly opposite Ventoux. directions. Armstrong won seven consecutive Tour de France Once regarded as the greatest titles; Pantani died of a cocaine race in the history of cycling, we overdose alone in a hotel room. now know that both Armstrong and Armstrong denied, lied and Pantani doped during their careers. cheated where Pantani was caught. At the time both were champions in their own right - Pantani winning Tuesday 26 May, 7.30pm the Tour de France in 1998, and  Mareel  £10 Armstrong winning in 1999. In 2000




Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new adaptation, featuring rising star Anja Taylor-Joy as the title character and the marvellous Bill Nighy as her father.


pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

Handsome, clever and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the

Fri 28 Feb 2:10pm 5:15pm Sat 29 Feb 4:45pm 8:20pm Sun 1 Mar 4:30pm 7:40pm Mon 2 Mar 1pm 7:25pm Tue 3 Mar 10:30am (BYOBaby) 12:30pm 8pm Wed 4 Mar 2pm (Senior) 5pm Thu 5 Mar 1:30pm 8:10pm

A Hidden Life

The Rhythm Section

Director Terrence Malick (Badlands, The Thin Red Line) is back on top form with this rapturous and devastating drama, based on a true story.

This gripping thriller stars Blake Lively as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of selfdestruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash.

A Hidden Life is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fanni and children that keeps his spirit alive.

When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption. Based on the novel by Mark Burnell, The Rhythm Section also stars Jude Law and Sterling K Brown.

Sat 29 Feb 2pm Sun 1 Mar 1pm Tue 3 Mar 7:30pm

Fri 13 Mar 7:40pm Sat 14 Mar 4:30pm Sun 15 Mar 8:05pm Tue 17 Mar 7:45pm Wed 18 Mar 5:40pm

Back by popular demand, Sam Mendes’ extraordinarily gripping WWI drama, starring George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Andrew Scott and Benedict Cumberbatch. 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. Fri 6 Mar 5:10pm 8:30pm Sat 7 Mar 5pm 7:15pm Sun 8 Mar 1:40pm 7:20pm Mon 9 Mar 12:30pm 8:30pm Tue 10 Mar 5:10pm 8:30pm Wed 11 Mar 2pm (Senior) 5:10pm Thu 12 Mar 8:10pm



Little Women Back by popular demand, Greta Gerwig’s charming adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, starring Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Timothée Chalamet and Laura Dern. 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. Sat 28 Mar 11am (Relaxed) 1:15pm Sun 29 Mar 4:30pm Mon 30 Mar 1:30pm Tue 31 Mar 6:40pm Wed 1 Apr 11:15am Thu 2 Apr 11am


The Public Emilio Estevez directs and acts alongside Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater and Michael K Williams in this heartwarming drama. Each day sympathetic librarian Stuart deals with the large group of destitute people who come to his library to access the internet, apply for jobs and, crucially, stay out of the vicious Cincinnati cold. When the group insist on staying beyond closing time on a particularly icy night, Stuart agrees that it is an emergency and allows it. Soon, cops and ambitious politicians get involved and plan a raid to evict the occupiers.


Sat 14 Mar 1:40pm Mon 16 Mar 5:10pm


Sun 15 Mar 11:50am Thu 19 Mar 12:30pm 7:40pm

A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood Tom Hanks stars in this timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on a true story. After a jaded magazine writer is assigned to write a profile of US TV legend Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy and decency from America’s most beloved neighbour. It’s hard to overstate the impact Fred Rogers had on American culture, enchanting generations of children with his groundbreaking TV show, but a clever script and ingenious direction ensure that you don’t need to know who Mr Rogers was for this film to work its magic. Fri 6 Mar 2:15pm 8pm Sat 7 Mar 2:15pm Sun 8 Mar 2:15pm 7:50pm Mon 9 Mar 5:15pm Tue 10 Mar 2pm 8pm Wed 11 Mar 8:30pm Thu 12 Mar 1pm 5pm



Join us for our last show of the winter!

Thursday 12 March, 12.45pm

Shetland has a fine tradition of dialect poetry written from the 19th to the 21st century, often with a rich vein of humour running through it. The folk from dialect group Shetland ForWirds have been waling among this kist of treasures to bring you a flavour of the dialect writing which is such a distinctive element of our cultural heritage.


Neil Georgeson:

FIRESIDE TALES Neil Georgeson returns to Mareel for the first time in two years, for a piano recital inspired by traditional story-telling, and featuring poet Christine de Luca in addition to co-conveners of Shetland ForWirds Mary Blance and Laureen Johnson, reciting poems new and old. It will be an evening of music and words - of a slightly trowie or uncanny nature - including Ravel's pianistic masterpiece "Gaspard de la nuit", and Horowitz's virtuoso version of Liszt's celebrated concert paraphrase on "Danse Macabre" by SaintSaens, alongside new translations of the poems that inspired them, by Christine de Luca. Also featuring Prokofiev's colourful and quirky "Tales of an Old Grandmother", Debussy's war-time fireside piece "Nights lit up by the heat of coal" as well as more contemporary works by Cowell and Kagel, and classics by Chopin and Grieg. Friday 17 April, 7.30pm  Mareel  £18

Comedy, Drama, Tragedy…it’ll all be there, including several new works by local playwrights. Adjudicated by Mr Bruce Adams.

A celebration of Community Drama in Shetland. 15 performances over 4 nights of theatre of all types performed by many of Shetland’s own amateur dramatic societies, schools and clubs.


Monday 9 March, 7.30pm  The Garrison Theatre  £12 / £8 Tuesday 10 March, 7.30pm  The Garrison Theatre  £12 / £8 Wednesday 11 March, 7.30pm  The Garrison Theatre  £12 / £8 Thursday 12 March, 7.30pm  The Garrison Theatre  £12 / £8 Treat yourself to all four nights and get a discount!  £43 / £28

Puppet Animation:

Nettles in the Garden by The Travelling Shadow Theatre Springing out from an old brown suitcase, come and see a magical garden bloom to life! Join Greta Green Thumb the Gardening Clown, and her pal Nettles as they discover the wonder and adventures to be had within nature. Witness mischief-makers messing, monkey-business brewing and shenanigans shimozzling! A show full of joy with laughter, inclusion and accessibility lying at its heart. Using no spoken text alongside puppetry, clown, and a sprinkle of audience participation, you’re all invited to bring your giggles along and share in this delightful world. Suitable for ages 2+, children must be accompanied by responsible adult. After the show, there is an option for a half hour puppet making workshop, where Lois will work alongside families to create their own natureinspired puppet! One supporting adult goes free with every child as part of the workshop ticket.

The Travelling Shadow Theatre dream up original puppet shows filled with joy, wonderment, and a big dollop of silliness. Since 2012 from Fiji, to Australia, and back to our hometown Sheffield, UK, we’ve been sharing magic and exploding it onto streets, theatres and just about anywhere and everywhere!

Puppet Animation is a Scotland wide festival! Founded in 1984, Puppet Animation Scotland champions visual theatre puppetry and animated film in Scotland and internationally. Saturday 11 April, 2pm  Brae Hall  £7 / £5 Workshop: Saturday 11 April, 3.30pm  Brae Hall  £5 (per child) Sunday 12 April, 10am  Mareel  £7 / £5 Workshop: Sunday 12 April, 11.30am  Mareel  £5 (per child) Ages: 2+ | Duration: 1 hour Family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children at £20





Kristen Stewart and Vincent Cassell star in this claustrophobic sci-fi thriller. Five thousand miles from land, a research laboratory heads seven miles below the surface on a monthlong mission. But disaster strikes when a sudden earthquake damages the vessel. Trapped within their flooding rig at the bottom of the sea, the terrified crew are left with little option but to brave the bleak and dangerous ocean floor – and the unimaginable terrors that dwell in the darkness...

Fri 28 Feb 8:45pm Sat 29 Feb 5:45pm 7:50pm Sun 1 Mar 8:15pm Mon 2 Mar 5pm 20:10pm (Subtitled) Tue 3 Mar 5:30pm Wed 4 Mar 8:30pm Thu 5 Mar 12:30pm 5:15pm

The Invisible Man A terrifying thriller starring Elisabeth Moss. Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding. But when Cecilia’s abusive ex commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see. Fri 20 Mar Tue 24 Mar

5:40pm Sat 21 Mar 8pm Sun 22 Mar 7:40pm Wed 25 Mar 5:10pm Thu 26 Mar

8:05pm 8:30pm

Mon 23 Mar 7:40pm


Vin Diesel stars in this spectacular action sci-fi thriller, based on the bestselling comic book. Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action, is brought back to life by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force, stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But the company doesn’t only control his body, they also govern his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out. Fri 27 Mar 3:15pm 8:10pm Sat 28 Mar 5pm 7:50pm Sun 29 Mar 2:15pm 8:10pm

Mon 30 Mar 2pm 5:30pm Tue 31 Mar 3:45pm 7:40pm Wed 1 Apr 2:30pm 8:30pm Thu 2 Apr 2:30pm 8:30pm

Scotland’s leading contemporary music ensemble is set to take you on a voyage through sound, music and the spoken word. Celebrating Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, Red Note string players Jackie Shave (violin) and Robert Irvine (cello) blend their styles with Eliza Marshall on flutes and whistles and iconic Indian tabla player/composer Kuljit Bhamra to explore the theme of ‘Oceans and Journeys’.

Collaborating with local writer and artist Raman Mundair, the musicians are also joined by actor Crawford Logan in a concert integrating poetry and music of great power and beauty, performing specially written works by members of the ensemble and others. The ensemble will tour the Highlands and Islands in Scotland, interleaving poetry from local and international poets celebrating and exploring the passions of the Oceans.

Thursday 2 April, 7.30pm  Mareel  £18


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. Support comes from local rockers, Forgotten Sons. Saturday 18 July, 8pm  Mareel  £27 / £20

Tae Sup Wi’ A Fifer Tae Sup Wi’ A Fifer is a club night hosted and programmed by James Yorkston, based at the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy, Fife. Bringing together larger names and new discoveries from the worlds of music and literature, Tae Sup has had four successful years in its home base of Fife. Tae Sup now takes to the road from the first time, visiting Eden Court in Inverness, Mareel on Shetland and Peebles in The Borders as well as returning to Kirkcaldy. There will be three different line-ups, one each for tour, in June, Sept and December of 2020. This show features performers well known to Shetland audiences - Kris Drever, Rachel Sermanni and Phil Jupitus.

Thursday 11 June, 7.30pm  Mareel  £22


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  £14 / £12

Celebrating her 40th year as a live performer, Eddi Reader sails over the sea to Mareel, marking the most northerly gig in her UK tour. Starting out on Scottish country rock tours in 1978, she’s since gone on to appear on worldwide festival and concert hall stages. Having played with Gang of Four and Fairground Attraction through the eighties, she’s forged her own successful solo live career which continues to this day. Her most recent album Cavalier

(2018) features a mix of traditional songs, covers, and self-penned compositions.

“She sings with a gentle passion that you draw in like a soft breath of clear, fresh air.” - Folk Radio “sumptuous and scrumptious” - The Scotsman on Cavalier     Thursday 20 August, 7.30pm  Mareel  £25


CASESTUDY Meet the Team: Tom Ash, Customer Services Supervisor Tom is one of the voices you’ll hear on the phone on at the Shetland Arts box office and is quickly becoming a familiar face in Mareel, working at Front of House and in the Café Bar. He joined Shetland Arts recently after a 12 year career on the cruise ships. In a career literally spanning the globe Tom has worked as Shore Excursions Manager working with venues and tour operators and Cruise Director, looking after the on-board entertainment and activities. Everything to ensure the guests had an excellent time.

“I’ve been on two world cruises and visited everywhere on my wish list - from the Mediterranean to Antarctica and Australasia.” Tom has known Shetland as a cruise destination for much of his career and always had an affinity with the islands, he relocated here recently and is still exploring!

“Shetland Arts is unique and in some ways very similar to a ship - it has a close team that work together to run everything from cinema to events to exhibitions to catering and behind the scenes rigging for sound and lighting”

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... Tuesday 24 March, 7pm  Mareel  £10 (team)


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’, 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. 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. Sunday 2 - Saturday 8 August  Tickets On Sale Now

Bonhoga means ‘my spiritual home’ in Shetland dialect. Applied art, craft and a great café, all in a beautiful location. A programme of showcase exhibitions are organised each year for the Upper Gallery, featuring local, national and international contemporary craft. In the Lower Gallery are smaller scale exhibitions by artists from both Shetland and the rest of the UK.  01595 745750  shetlandarts.org/bonhoga

• 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) Mareel Opening Hours: Sun - Thu: 9am - 11pm Fri & Sat: 9am - 1am • Peak prices may apply on Public Holidays. • 3D screenings cost an extra £1 • 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.

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

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. 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 www.bbfc.co.uk or on the free BBFC app.


Cinema tickets only £5.50 before 12pm every day and all day Monday & Tuesday!

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. Please be aware that, due to the flexible nature of programming, some details may be subject to change.

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

Our vision is for a creative, connected Shetland that values art and culture and the transformative impact it can have on everyone’s life; a Shetland that nurtures and celebrates its own creative talents and is open to all cultures and lifestyles; a Shetland where no one feels isolated and where culture is core to ensuring the economic and social wellbeing of all its residents.



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