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So we have published our Annual Summary for 2018/19. This is a short four page document that makes it very easy for you to see how we are financially supported and where we spend our income. This year we have made the decision to include a graph that shows our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. Since we started measuring our carbon impact, and taking steps to manage it we have reduced our C02 tonne equivalent by over 40% - from 533 in 2014/15 to 316 in 2018/19. If you are interested in more detail about what we do and why we do it you can access our Trustees Report and Financial Statements at about/documents.

Looking ahead to November, we are excited to be bringing 365: Stories and Music to Shetland under the Wordplay banner. Commissioned by, and launched at, Edinburgh International Book Festival this summer, 365: Stories and Music is a collaboration between writer James Robertson and Lau member Aidan O’Rourke. This combination of immersive installation, performance and workshops is a fascinating study of the discipline required to be creative. They will be joined by Mercury prize-nominated Kit Downes for a performance on Friday 1st November. November sees Islesburgh Drama Groups’ latest production, The Crucible, take the stage at The Garrison. One of Arthur Miller’s best known plays, The Crucible is a dramatisation of the Salem witch trials that took place towards the end of the 17th Century in Massachusetts.

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.

Another of our Oot and Aboot tours takes three of Shetland’s finest musical acts on the road! Fresh from recording new music in the studio at Mareel, Haltadans, Herkja and Freda Leask will be performing at Skeld Public Hall, Burravoe Public Hall and Bigton Public Hall. Herkja’s performance at Hogmanay is definitely one of my personal highlights and I am really looking forward to these concerts. I have already hit my word count limit and I can feel our designers glaring at me through the office wall, so check out all the content in the What’s On Guide for workshops, films, concerts, performance, art and craft exhibitions . . .

Graeme Howell Chief Executive

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Drama / Dance / Theatre Shetland Arts Development Agency manages Bonhoga, The Garrison Theatre & Mareel. We also develop and promote a year round programme of film, music, theatre, literature, visual arts, & dance events. Our vision is for a creative, connected Shetland that values art and culture and the transformative impact it can have on everyone’s life; a Shetland that nurtures and celebrates its own creative talents and is open to all cultures and lifestyles; a Shetland where no one feels isolated and where culture is core to ensuring the economic and social wellbeing of all its residents.

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Supported by Creative Scotland and core funded by the Shetland Charitable Trust. Shetland Arts is a registered charity (SCO37082). Registered office: Mareel, Lerwick, ZE1 0WQ



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

Shetland Open 2019: Contemporary Applied Art & Craft  The Shetland Open exhibition takes place every two years, with an exhibition of work developed by prize winners in the intervening year. The focus this year is contemporary applied art and craft and entries are welcome from amateur, professional and student artists and craft-makers aged 18 and over, who are linked to Shetland by birth, education or residency. Work is to be submitted to Bonhoga Gallery or Mareel no later than 7th September. All submissions that meet the entry criteria will be displayed in the exhibition. Applied Art and Craft work includes…Basketry & Willow Weaving, Bookbinding, Ceramics, Furniture Making & Wood Working, Glass Working, Jewellery, Leather Working, Metal Working, Millinery, Mosaics, Paper Making (paperworks and wallpaper, this does not include stationery), Silversmithing & Goldsmithing, Stone Working (carving, lettering, sculpture and plasterwork), and Textiles.

Bairns’ Open 2019: Craft  The Bairns’ Open takes place every year in the Lower Gallery at the same time as the Open exhibition in the main gallery. It is open to all school age children and young adults in Shetland, from P1-S6. This year the focus is CRAFT and we are looking for all kinds of handmade craft, eg, textile pieces including knitting, weave, felt; sculpture including wood, ceramic, metal work; as well as jewellery. The piece must be no larger than A3, and 3D equivalent of A3. Three prizes are awarded and work will be displayed in the lower gallery and craft cabinets at Bonhoga from 21 Sep – 3 Nov. Deadline for entries is 7 September, with work submitted to Bonhoga or Mareel.

Throughout 2019

21 September - 3 November Monday - Saturday 10:30am - 5pm & Sunday 11am - 5pm

 Mareel, Upper Café Bar  Free

 Bonhoga Gallery  Free



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

John Goldie and The High Plains  One of the best acoustic guitarists in the world right now, John Goldie, is joined by his brand-new backing band, the High Plains. No stranger to Shetland, John is joined by a contemporary string quartet, made up of some of the most accomplished players in the country today. The High Plains combines the very considerable talents of Seonaid Aitken (of Shetland favourites Rose Room) and David Lang (Capella String Quartet) on fiddles, Patsy Reid (Julie Fowlis) on viola and Alice Allen (Scottish Ensemble) on cello.

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

“Stylistically varied, Goldie’s compositions straddle the worlds of folk, country, bluegrass and swing” - The Herald

Thursdays, 10.30am

Wednesday 30 October, 7.30pm

 Mareel  Free

 Mareel  £20



Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (PG)  2h19

Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning return in this follow up to the hugely successful 2014 fantasy. A formidable queen causes a rift between Maleficent and Princess Aurora. They are pulled in different directions, causing them to question whether they can ever be truly family, but soon find they must work together to protect the magical lands which they share.

Gemini Man (12A)  2h17

Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee (Life of Pi) directs Will Smith in this innovative action thriller. After an illustrious career, hitman Henry Brogan has finally decided to call time on his killing days. However, he suddenly finds himself targeted by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move. If he has any chance of starting a new life, Henry must work out how to defeat his younger, quicker, and fitter doppelganger before it’s too late.

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

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

Friday 1 - Thursday 7 November Fri 14:15 17:10 20:40 Sat 10:30 14:00 16:10 19:40 Sun 11:30 14:00 17:30 (3D) 19:20 Mon 13:00 16:45 20:40 (Subtitled) Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 13:30 17:10 20:00 (3D) Wed 12:30 17:05 20:30 Thu 13:00 17:00 20:30

Friday 1 - Thursday 7 November Fri 14:45 17:50 Sat 11:00 (Relaxed) 16:50 Sun 11:00 14:30 20:20 Mon 12:30 19:40 Tue 14:00 20:30 Wed 17:35 Thu 17:40

Friday 1 - Thursday 7 November Fri 20:00 Sat 19:00 Mon 17:15 Thu 12:30 19:50



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

365 Stories and Music   365: Tour Fiddler Aidan O’Rourke and author James Robertson tour their new project to Mareel, fresh from Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019. Join us for a one-off performance, workshops and pop-up installation as we bring together literature and music in this feast for the senses.

365: Installation Look out for a booth in Mareel’s Café Bar until mid November, where you’ll be able to read and listen to all of the stories and tunes that make up the 365 Project.

365: Stories and Music 365: Stories and Music brings together the genius of Scottish poet and novelist James Robertson (And The Land Lay Still, The Testament of Gideon Mack) and the sounds of Scottish fiddler and composer Aidan O’Rourke (Musician of the Year, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014). James wrote a short story every day for a year - with each story made up from 365 words. After the publication of this collection of stories, Aidan decided to challenge this by writing a new tune every day for a year in response. Alongside multiinstrumentalist Kit Downes, they present music from the 365 Project with selected readings from James. Fridays 1 & 22 Nov, 6pm  Mareel, Café Bar  Free

Friday 1 November, 7.30pm  Mareel  £15


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365 Workshops Taking a break from the usual Wordplay (which will return in 2020) we are sharing a different literary celebration this year built around the concert, workshops and installation of 365: Stories and Music, a major new collection of Scottish contemporary literature and music in one interactive sound-art installation, launched at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year and touring to Mareel in November.

Fiddle Masterclass with Aidan O’Rourke

Get your bow at the ready: join world-class fiddler Aidan O’Rourke for an hour-long masterclass in fiddle technique. Having studied fiddle in the West Highland tradition, Aidan has been part of notable Scottish bands and played alongside some greats, including Blazing Fiddles, Karine Polwart and The Atlantic Arc Orchestra. Saturday 2 November, 11am  Mareel, Auditorium  £12

Aidan O’Rourke & Kit Downes on Composition & Harmony

Set the right mood: join Aidan and ECM recording artist Kit Downes for an hourlong session on composition and harmony. Nominated for a 2010 Mercury Music Prize, Kit Downes has played the world with his own bands ENEMY and Troyka, in addition to working with Squarepusher, Benny Greb and Sam Amidon. Saturday 2 November, 1pm  Mareel, Auditorium  £12

James Robertson on Writing

James Robertson leads a 2 hour creative writing workshop where you will learn tips and techniques to let your writing sing. Notable for translating adult and children’s literature into Scots, his fictional works The Testament of Gideon Mack and And The Land Lay Still have won critical appraise in Scotland and beyond. This is open to musicians and writers. Saturday 2 November, 1pm  Mareel, Green Room  £12

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





Singin’ in the Rain (1952) (U)  2h03

Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, and bursting with classic song and dance routines, Singin’ in the Rain is pure movie magic! It’s 1927 in Hollywood and Don Lockwood, Monumental Pictures’ stuntman-turned-matinee-idol star, is caught in the bumpy transition from silent films to talkies. When the studio’s attempts to make their first talkie turn disastrous, it’s down to Don, his songwriter best friend Cosmo and rising star Kathy to save the day...

Creativity Club: Junior Film Crew!   Creativity Club does Junior Film Crew with Keiba Clubb! A fun and creative way to learn all the basics of film making, including recording, lighting, directing and editing. Participants will learn how to create stories and make these into films! These classes are booked in a block and runs on the following dates Saturday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th November 2019.

Bait (15)  1h49

Set in the present day but shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Bait is a timely, funny and poignant drama that gets to the heart of a community facing unwelcome change. Cornish fisherman Martin is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his harbour village. The summer season brings the simmering tensions between the locals and newcomers to boiling point, with tragic consequences.

Suitable for ages 7 - 11 years.


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


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

Saturday 2 - Wednesday 6 Nov Sat 13:30 Tue 17:45 Wed 14:00 (Senior)

Saturdays, 2 - 30 November, 11am  Mareel  £50 / £30 (Sibling Discount)

Sunday 3 & Wednesday 6 Nov Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00



Winter Wellbeing Arts Sessions Wellbeing Arts Sessions (Drop-in)  

Film Crew  

Informal Arts sessions in a low pressure environment and open to all. Sessions follow the model of one hour of arts activity followed by tea, coffee and biscuits for 30 minutes. Sessions are an opportunity to meet new people, learn something new and have fun.

Film Crew has been designed to offer young 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 approach to filming and editing.

Creative Writing with Genny White Cheer up these dark winter evenings. Genevieve White will take you through a relaxing session of creative writing, providing writing prompts and discussion points to help you create prose and poetry. No prior experience needed and no requirement to share your work - just come along and enjoy a fun creative evening while having a chat and cup of tea. Monday evenings between 4 November - 9 December, 7.30pm  Mareel  £2

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

Acapella Carol Choir with Suzanne Briggs Accessible and inclusive choir sessions looking at harmonies and rehearsing carols in time for Christmas. No need to be able to sing! Tuesday evenings between 5 November - 10 December, 7pm  Mareel  £2

Craft Sessions with Jane Cockayne There will be an introduction to a new craft practice at each session. Sessions will explore: Felting, Decoupage, Upcycling and Aboriginal Style Painting Thursday evenings between 7 November - 12 December, 7pm

Term 2: 5 November - 3 December Tuesdays 5:30pm - 7pm

 Mareel  £2

 Mareel (12-19 yrs)  £40 / £6 drop-in



creative LABS Filmmaking with Keiba Clubb   Learn how to make films! Suitable for beginner - intermediate filmmakers. In this Creative Lab you will learn: • How to use equipment • Write storyboards • All elements of good camera work You will be able to take the footage away to edit so please bring a hard drive. These will be hands on practical sessions. This Creative Lab will be followed with a Filmmaking: Editing lab in February which will also be delivered by Keiba. Keiba Clubb is a local film maker who also lecturers in film on the NC and Vocational Pathways courses we teach here at Mareel. Tuesdays 5 - 26 November, 7.15pm  Mareel  £40

Editing Film with Keiba Clubb   Focussing on the basics of video editing, we’ll explore the basics of film editing. Tuesdays 4 - 25 Feb 2020, 7pm  Mareel  £40

Shetland Youth Theatre Company  Get set for the next term of Shetland Youth Theatre! With weekly meetings and the chance to get involved in staging intensive productions, these sessions are aimed at those with theatre experience and/or a commitment to learning. There’s no better time to join. In Term 3, we’ll be working with writer, performer, playwright – and clown- Alice Mary Cooper. Passionate about sustainability, she makes work that has the environment at its heart. Alice is just one of the many visiting Directors who work alongside the Youth Company on performances and projects throughout the year. Shetland Youth Theatre Company’s work follows SQA framework, ensuring transferrable skills that can prepare young actors for a career in the performing arts industries.

Term 2: 6 November - 11 December Weds 5:30pm - 6:45pm (Term Time)  Mareel (12-19 yrs)  £36 / £6 drop-in

Doctor Sleep (15)  2h52

Adapted from Stephen King’s novel, this gripping sequel to The Shining stars Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson. Still scarred by the trauma he endured as a child 40 years earlier at the Overlook Hotel, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift. Instinctively recognising that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help.

Friday 8 - Thursday 14 November Fri 14:00 19:20 Sat 13:00 19:00 Sun 16:00 19:20 Mon 17:00 20:20 (Subtitled) Tue 13:00 19:40 Wed 19:25 Thu 12:15 17:10



The Addams Family (PG)

Mrs Lowry & Son (PG)

The kookiest family on the block are back on the big screen in this spooky animated comedy.

Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave star in this atmospheric biographical drama, back by popular demand!

 1h47

As the ghoulish Addamses prepare for a visit from their extended family, they must also deal with a scheming television host. Stylishly animated and with a star-studded voice cast including Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz and Finn Wolfhard, this is a treat for the whole family.

Friday 8 - Thursday 14 November Fri 14:30 17:00 Sat 10:30 16:30 20:15 Sun 11:00 11:30 (Relaxed) 13:30 Mon 12:30 17:30 Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 14:00 17:15 Wed 12:30 17:10 Thu 13:30 17:40 20:00

 1h51

Beloved British artist L.S. Lowry has lived all his life with his overbearing mother Elizabeth. Bedridden and bitter, Elizabeth actively tries to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions, whilst never failing to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he is to her.

Friday 8 - Thursday 14 November Fri 20:10 Sat 11:30 Sun 19:50 Mon 13:30 Tue 20:20 Wed 14:00 (Senior) 17:40 Thu 20:40

Port & Lemon Running concurrently in the Lower Gallery is an exhibition of prints by British design brand Port and Lemon. The brand was started in 2012 by Tracy Evans and Kate Cooke who both started their creative careers in textile design, Kate as a print designer and Tracy as a woven textiles designer. They have many years’ experience between them in the design industry. They met at an art show and discovered their mutual appreciation for each other’s work. The first designs they produced ‘Hello Sailor’ and ‘Salty Sea Dog’ quickly became best sellers, and they have since gone on to design another 15 prints and have developed a range of contemporary homewares and gifts using their designs. The strong blue and white imagery has become popular around the UK shores as well as making it inland and overseas. The brand appeals to sailors, seaside lovers and those who aspire to coastal living. Complementing the print range is a small collection of their homewares and gifts. 9 November - 22 December  Bonhoga Gallery  Free



This Winter This Winter

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

The Third Man (PG)

 2h05

Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten star in this celebrated British noir, voted the greatest British film of all time in a BFI poll and newly restored for its 70th anniversary. Holly Martins, a naïve writer of pulp westerns, arrives in Vienna to meet his old friend Harry Lime, but finds that he has apparently been killed in a suspicious accident. Martins, hearing contradictory stories about his friend’s death, decides to investigate, but will curiosity lead him to discover things about Lime that he’d rather not know?


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

This Winter at Bonhoga offers a fantastic opportunity to view and purchase from a large range of contemporary art, craft and print. The Own Art scheme is available when making your purchases so you can spread the cost over 10 months interest free.

9 November - 22 December  Bonhoga Gallery  Free

Saturday 9 & Monday 11 Nov Sat 17:40 Mon 19:45



For Sama (18)

 2h00

A harrowing yet tender account of the war in Aleppo and the devastation wrought on the city, its people and children.

Rigoletto On the Lake (12A)

 2h30

Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece – compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful – performed for the first time on the unique Bregenz lake stage in Austria. Once of Verdi’s most popular works, featuring several of opera’s bestknown arias, Rigoletto is an unforgettable tale of sacrifice and revenge, of a father’s rage and a daughter’s shame. Directed and designed by Philip Stölzl, this timeless tragedy will delight audiences, with a powerhouse combination of entertainment and emotional intensity from the spectacular shore of Lake Constance.

In 2012, Waad al-Kateab met her future husband, Dr Zahed Katurji, at protests against President Bashar al-Assad. Both were dedicated to a new Syria: she, a marketing student, filmed, while he provided first aid. The resulting documentary is in part a family video diary: falling in love, a wedding, the birth of a child, hanging out with their friends. But for all the irrepressible, relatable joy of these events, shells and bombs are often in the background. In Arabic with English subtitles.


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

Please note: this production includes a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.



Bringing other art forms to the cinema screen.

Saturday 9 November, 2.15pm  Mareel Cinema  £12 / £10

Sunday 10 & Wednesday 13 Nov Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00



Shetland Youth Dance Company

With weekly meeting and intensives, Shetland Youth Dance Company offers talented young dancers the opportunity to develop and refine their contemporary dance technique and choreography skills. This term, we’ll be working towards a winter showcase, with sessions focussed on development and technique, in addition to devising or choreographing for performance.

Exhibition on Screen Leonardo: The Works (U)  2h02

A fascinating look at the life and work of the extraordinary Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most well-known and acclaimed artists of all time. Leonardo’s peerless paintings and drawings are the main focus here, as we experience every single attributed painting, in Ultra HD quality, as never seen before on the big screen. The film also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life – his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day.



Bringing other art forms to the cinema screen.

Shetland Youth Dance Company’s work follows SQA framework, ensuring transferrable skills that can prepare young dancers for a career in the performing arts industries. Throughout the year, we work with visiting Directors and dance companies to share skills and create new work. In Term 3, we will be collaborating with dancer Solène Weinachter and Scottish Dance Theatre to create a piece in the round as an opener to a very special performance.

Sunday 10 November, 2.15pm & Tuesday 12 November 5.45pm

Term 2: 11 November - 16 December Mons 5:30pm - 6:45pm (Term Time)

 Mareel  £12 / £10

 Mareel (12-19 yrs)  £36 / £6 drop-in



Contemporary Dance Class 

Mareel Film Quiz 

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.

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...

These sessions are led by choreographer and professional dancer, Kathryn Spence Madonna is guaranteed to be on the playlist!

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.

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

Term 2: 11 November - 16 December Mondays 7pm - 8pm

Tuesday 12 November, 7pm

 Mareel (Ages 18+)  £6 drop-in

 Mareel  £10 (team)

Contact us on 01595 743843 or



Soup and a Show  Our new lunchtime event! Once a month on a Thursday we will be presenting Soup and a Show. Your ticket gets you a hearty bowl of soup, bannocks, tea and coffee and a 40 minute show. What better way to spend a winter lunchtime. The first show will be on Thursday 14th November hosted by local comedian Neil Tindall and will feature standup comedy from local Shetland comedians Miffy and James Nicol. Look out on our social media for more line-ups coming soon!  shetlandarts  mareel

Islesburgh Drama Group: The Crucible “Until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven.” Arthur Miller, The Crucible

Arthur Miller’s classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witchhunt of 1692 - ‘one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history’ - and the McCarthyism which gripped America in the 1950s. The story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice, culminating in a violent climax is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations. In this new interpretation of the play, Islesburgh Drama Group reimagines the town of Salem in a familiar landscape of a small island community in 1600s Scotland and explores how the themes are as relevant today as when the play was written over 60 years ago.

Thursday 14 November, 12.45pm  Mareel, Auditorium  £7

Thursday 14, Friday 15 & Saturday 16 November, 7.30pm  The Garrison Theatre  £12 / £8



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

eco cups Aly Bain / Ale Möller / Bruce Molsky 

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!

Kicking off their new UK tour in Mareel, Shetland fiddle maestro Aly Bain, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, and American fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player Bruce Molsky unite to explore their Celtic, Nordic and Appalachian cultures. They perform in dynamic harmony, creating complex music of exhilarating diversity. Aly (fiddle. viola), Ale (mandola, harmonica, wooden whistle, harmony vocals) and Bruce (fiddle, vocals, banjo, guitar).The trio have previously collaborated for the concert ‘Meeting Point’, which was recorded live from the Liverpool Philharmonic and released as an album in 2014. “Dynamic yet seamless diversity…with the extra warmth and zest of patent mutual ease, enjoyment and admiration.” - The Scotsman Thursday 14 November, 7.30pm  Mareel  £22 / £20

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



Terminator: Dark Fate (15)  2h28

Starring Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, this brilliant new sequel follows on from the events of action classic Terminator 2: Judgement Day. When Skynet sends a powerful new Terminator from the future to kill Dani Ramos, Sarah Connor must team up with Grace, a cyborghuman hybrid, and the original T-800 Terminator to fight the new threat and save the future once and for all.

A Celebration of Shetland Writing   Taking a break from the usual Wordplay (which will return in 2020) we are sharing a different literary celebration this year built around the concert, workshops and installation of 365: Stories and Music, a major new collection of Scottish contemporary literature and music in one interactive sound-art installation, launched at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year and touring to Mareel in November. We round off this celebration with a special event to celebrate the creativity within our isles. Hear from a variety of Shetland writers in an evening featuring poetry and prose from across Shetland. This event also celebrates our local writers’ groups, who meet regularly to work on their pieces together. They share ideas, encourage and give critiques, and develop their skills and techniques. Many of these writers have published works in anthologies, or their own collections and novels. Some of the groups have even published Writers’ Group collections. This event gives us the chance to hear new work from these talented local writers.

Friday 15 - Thursday 21 November Fri 14:15 19:30 Sat 17:30 19:40 Sun 19:20 Mon 17:10 20:30 (Subtitled) Tue 13:30 19:30 Wed 12:30 19:25 Thu 19:30

Friday 15 November, 6.30pm  Mareel  £5



A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (U)  1h47

A thrilling and hilarious new animated adventure from the creators of Wallace and Gromit. When extra-terrestrial Lu-La crash lands onto Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep welcomes her into the flock. But with an evil organisation on Lu-La’s tail, Shaun and the gang must figure out a way to shepherd her home before it’s too late...

Freda Leask, Haltadans & Herkja  Three of Shetland’s finest musical acts are taking to the road! Fresh from recording new music at the studio in Mareel, Haltadans, Herkja and Freda Leask are ready to bring gigs straight to your doorstep.

Friday 15 - Thursday 21 November Fri 14:45 17:10 Sat 10:30 11:00 (Relaxed) 13:30 Sun 11:00 14:40 17:30 Mon 12:30 17:40 Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 12:15 17:15 Wed 17:00 Thu 13:30 17:00

Having played for Hogmanay 2018, Haltadans seek to build upon Shetland’s rich tradition of fiddle tunes, whist finding room for improvisation. Debuting with an outstanding gig at Shetland Folk Festival in 2018, Herkja combine stunning harmonies with fiddle, accordion, piano and harmonium. Rounding up the bill is singer/songwriter Freda Leask, who recently played at Shetland Wool Week and has been recording new work produced by Orkney artiste Kris Drever. Friday 15 November, 7.30pm  Skeld Hall  £15 / £12 / £50 (Family Ticket 2 adults & 2 children) Saturday 16 November, 7.30pm  Burravoe Public Hall  £15 / £12 / £50 (Family Ticket 2 adults & 2 children) Sunday 17 November, 2.30pm  Bigton Public Hall  £15 / £12 / £50 (Family Ticket 2 adults & 2 children)



Sorry We Missed You (15)  2h01

Ken Loach’s follow-up to the wonderful I, Daniel Blake tells the story of a family at the mercy of the modern day ‘gig economy’. Ricky is a former construction worker who lost his job and home in the 2008 financial crash. Eager to make a go at being his own boss, he takes a freelance delivery gig, convincing his wife, Abbie, a home-care nurse, to sell her car in order to buy the van he needs for the job. Complications mount, and the family’s hopes of getting ahead seem only to drag them further behind.

Suzi Q (Cert TBC)  1h58

The definitive, unexpurgated story of Suzi Quatro, the girl from Detroit City who redefined the role of women in rock’n’roll. Before Suzi burst onto the music scene in 1973, there were few women in rock, and absolutely none who played bass, sang lead vocals, led the band, rocked out and reached millions of people around the world. This deeply personal exploration of fame, ambition, ego and resilience gives an intimate insight into a remarkable individual.



A Star is Born (1954) (U)  3h21

The second of four adaptations of the classic musical melodrama, this version features superb performances from Judy Garland and James Mason along with memorable songs by Harold Arlen and George Gershwin. Aspiring singer Esther Blodgett saves inebriated former matinee idol Norman Maine from a potentially embarrassing incident on stage. Grateful, he asks her out to dinner and, impressed by her talent, offers to help her succeed. However, as her star rises, his career continues on its downward spiral.

Bringing other art forms to the cinema screen.

Friday 15 - Thursday 21 November Fri 17:40 20:15 Sat 14:00 17:00 Sun 12:10 19:50 Mon 13:30 20:00 Tue 14:45 20:15 Wed 14:00 (Senior) 17:30 Thu 13:00 20:30


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

Saturday 16 & Tuesday 19 Nov Sat 20:30 Tue 17:45

Sunday 17 November, 1.30pm  Mareel



The Day Shall Come (15)  1h48

Directed by the brilliant Chris Morris (Four Lions), this blackly comic political satire is “based on a hundred true stories”. Anna Kendrick stars as FBI agent Kendra Glack, who is tasked with bringing in wannabe revolutionary preacher Moses Al Shabaz on terrorism charges. The only problem: Moses leads an ‘army’ of four in Florida, with no money and a strict aversion to weapons. But that doesn’t matter to the FBI – after all, it’s harder to catch a real terrorist than it is to manufacture your own.


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

Sunday 17 & Wednesday 20 Nov Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00

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

Tuesday 19 November, 7.30pm  Mareel  £14.50 / £12.50



Interested in music or film? Want to turn your passion into a career? Whether you are leaving school this summer, leaving university or a mature student we have a course for you! In partnership with Shetland College UHI we offer: • Vocational Pathways (National 4): Sound Engineering / Video Production • NC Creative Industries: Music / Film • HNC: Music • BA(Hons): Contemporary Filmmaking in the Highlands & Islands / Applied Music • MA: Music & the Environment Courses can be studied full or part time, and degree courses utilise several flexible study methods.

Student Night Here at Mareel there is always a buzz of activity behind the scenes as our music, audio and film students enjoy the hands-on experience of working in a real venue. Join Shetland College UHI Music Students as they perform a variety of musical styles at their first live event of the academic year.

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

Wednesday 20 November, 7pm  Mareel, Auditorium  Free

Available now at Mareel and Bonhoga!



The Aeronauts (PG)  2h00

The sky is no limit for Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne’s aerial explorers in this thrilling adventure.

Shetland Rape Crisis presents Zero Tolerance: Violence Unseen  Zero Tolerance and award-winning photographer Alicia Bruce have worked with groups and individuals affected by men’s violence to create a series of photographs that explore the types of violence against women that remain unseen and unacknowledged by mainstream society. The photographs shine a light on the types of violence against women that still remain unacceptably hidden and better represent the constellation of women’s lived experiences.

Set in 1862 and inspired by true events, The Aeronauts follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren and headstrong scientist James Glaisher as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. As their perilous ascent reveals their true selves, this unlikely pair discover things about each other – and themselves – that helps each of them find their place in the world they have left behind.

Over the past decades there have been dramatic changes to public attitudes around some aspects of men’s violence against women. Yet domestic abuse, sexual violence and other forms of violence against women are still prevalent in Scotland today, especially for groups of women who face other forms of discrimination; women with learning disabilities, women in prostitution, lesbian, bisexual and trans (LBT) and black and minority ethnic women. This show is presented in the Auditorium with information at the door explaining the potentially sensitive nature of the work.

22 - 24 November, 10am - 8pm  Mareel, Auditorium  Free

Friday 22 - Thursday 28 November Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

14:15 17:15 10:30 13:00 19:45 11:30 (Relaxed) 20:10 13:00 20:30 10:30 (BYOBaby) 15:20 19:40 14:00 (Senior) 17:20 12:15 20:00



Frozen II (U)  1h54

This spectacular new adventure reunites the cast and creative team from the Oscar-winning 2013 film Frozen – the highest grossing animated film of all time. Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. Previously, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. Now, she must hope they are enough.

Friday 22 Nov - Thursday 5 Dec Fri 14:45 17:45 20:30 Sat 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:30 Sun 11:00 14:00 (3D) 17:30 19:30 Mon 12:30 17:45 20:00 (Sub) Tue 13:30 17:00 (3D) 20:20 Wed 12:30 16:50 19:30 Thu 13:15 17:10 20:30 Fri 14:30 17:20 20:40 Sat 10:30 (Relaxed) 11:00 15:15 17:00 20:50 Sun 11:00 13:45 16:30 20:10 Mon 14:45 17:10 19:50 (3D) Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 13:30 17:10 20:30 Wed 13:30 17:15 20:30 Thu 12:30 17:00 20:10

The Amber Light (12A)

Mystify Michael Hutchence (15)

 1h53

 2h02

In this journey through the lesserknown parts of Scottish whisky culture, we follow spirits writer Dave Broom on his quest to gain a deeper understanding of his national drink.

A powerfully intimate and insightful portrait of the internationally renowned INXS frontman, Michael Hutchence.

Dave, who grew up in Glasgow, has been writing about spirits for over thirty years, but whisky is his particular passion and a subject on which he has many strong opinions. This film traces his journey back to the roots of whisky and show how it is an integral part of a wider Scottish culture, rather than just a product. Join us for a whisky tasting session at 7pm on Friday 22 November, before the 8pm screening of the film -  £20.

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.



Bringing other art forms to the cinema screen.

Ticket offer: get £2 off when you buy a ticket to both the tasting and any screening of the film.

Tickets available soon! Friday 22 - Tuesday 26 November Fri 20:00 Sun 14:30 Mon 17:15 Tue 13:00

Saturday 23 - Tuesday 26 November Sat 15:30 Tue 17:50



Benjamin (15)

 1h45

A touching, bittersweet comedy written and directed by Simon Amstell. Benjamin is a rising film director, about to premiere his problematic second feature at the London Film Festival. His insecurities are compounded when Billie, his hard drinking publicist, introduces him to dreamy French musician Noah. Romance beckons... if Benjamin doesn’t screw it up.


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

Singing Masterclass   Andy Ross is a classically trained singer who has been teaching vocal music for twenty years. This workshop will give you the opportunity to sing in front of a small audience (ten in the session in total) after which Andy will give you techniques, hints and tips on your vocal production, interpretation and breathing. For those who want to learn without singing in front of an audience, there are three observers places available as part of the session.

Saturday 23 & Thursday 28 Nov Sat 18:10 Thu 17:45

Sunday 24 November, 10am - 12pm  Mareel, Green Room  £40 / £20




with Girsie & the Loose ends

Sunday Jazz Lunch   What better way to spend your Sunday afternoons than in our Café/Bar, eating, drinking and listening to some of Shetland’s finest jazz musicians? This is not a ticketed event, just drop in and grab some lunch. Norman Goudie (Girsie) brings along his band of jazz cats, with a host of tunes from the ‘30s and ‘40s. Shetland Folk Festival Favourites, the band have also played Hogmanay at Mareel in 2018.

The Peanut Butter Falcon (12A)

 1h57

A heartwarming modern take on a Mark Twain style adventure story. Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from a residential home to follow his dream of attending a professional wrestling school. He meets up with Tyler, a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, catch fish, and try to convince Eleanor, the residential home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.

The Good Liar (15)  2h09

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


the best of independent and world cinema, classic films and documentaries Friday 29 Nov - Thursday 5 Dec

Sunday 24 November, 12pm - 2pm  Mareel, Café Bar  Free

Sunday 24 & Wednesday 27 Nov Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00

Fri 15:00 18:00 Sat 18:00 Sun 11:45 19:20 Mon 13:30 20:40 (Subs) Tue 12:15 17:45 Wed 14:00 (Senior) 17:45 Thu 13:00 19:40



Zombieland: Double Tap (15)  1h59

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

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

CBeebies Christmas Show: Hansel & Gretel (Cert TBC)

 1h30

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

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

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

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



Cabaret (1972) (15)

 2h24

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


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

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

Grand Aald Opry featuring the Tennessee Wannabes  To mark the start of party season, Shetland Arts presents our tribute to The Grand Ole Opry. The original Nashville Opry was first broadcast live on the radio in 1925, and over one hundred years later, is still cited as the show that made country music famous around the world. Shetland’s GRAND AALD OPRY features David Sandison and the Tennesee Wannabes, plus very special star guests. Covering music by Johnny Cash, Eddie Cochrane, Steve Earl and more, allow the cowboys to take you on a trip to the country music stages of days past. They’ll be joined by a host of Shetland stars, including: Freda Leask, Kim Johnson & Clare Farer, Stewart Grains & Isobel Jamieson and Andy Stephen. Dust off your Stetsons and polish your spurs for our Western-themed night! Saturday 30 November, 7.30pm  Mareel  £25



By the Grace of God (15)

 2h38

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


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

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

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

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

Sunday 1 December, 1 - 5pm

Wednesday 4 December, 6 - 9pm

 Mareel  £50

 Mareel  £40



Sleeping Beauty Open Door Drama presents a traditional family Pantomime with lots of silly fun, slapstick and singing along. Boo and hiss at the wicked Fairy Belladonna and her nasty Bogles, and cheer on Fairy Bluebell and the other fairy godmothers. Will Tavish ever get his balloons delivered? Will Peggy the Cook get the banquet ready? Will Prince Hector find the Sleeping Princess? We hope so! Our take on “Sleeping Beauty” had a slightly Scottish flavour and features possibly the world’s first pantomime haggis.

Between 4 - 15 December  The Garrison Theatre  £12 / £8

Carols by Candlelight with the North Ness Boys & Friends 

Make your own Christmas Gift: Lino Cut Printmaking with Paul Bloomer

Usher in the festive season with Shetland’s finest - the North Ness Boys. Brothers, Aubrey, Clive and Trevor Jamieson are primarily a Gospel outfit, often performing three part harmonies with bass, guitar, mandolin/banjo.

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

Joined by some special guests, let them guide you into the spirit of the season with a night of Christmas Carols. There might even be a peerie mince pie waiting for you!

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

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



Portrait of a Lady On Fire (15)  2h22

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

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

In French and Italian with English subtitles.

MC - Amber Topaz, Burlesque - Missy Malone, Bingo and Yoga - Timberlina, Comedy - Marjolein Robertson, Band - Odessa.

Screening as part of the French Film Festival UK.

Ticket holders for Make More Noise can also receive a 10% discount on the following events:


Burlesque Teaser Class with Missy Malone

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

Saturday 14 December, 2.30pm (see page 32)

Yoga against the Tyranny with Timberlina Sunday 15 December, 11.15am (see page 32)

Sunday 8 & Wednesday 11 December Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00

Friday 13 December, 8pm  Mareel  £28 / £25 (Early Bird) 18+





Christmas Crafternoons On the countdown to Christmas, peerie elves (aged 7-11) can join craft sensation Jayne Cockayne to make wintery goodies. These 2 hour sessions are sure to keep boredom at bay over the school holidays and might give parents and carers a chance to relax with a tasty treat in Mareel’s cafe bar.

Burlesque Teaser Class With Missy Malone 

Yoga against the Tyranny with Timberlina 

This workshop is a “one off” 1 hour teaser class with international burlesque performer Missy Malone!

Shetland’s favourite Drag Queen Bingo Host presents Yoga against the Tyranny!

This class will introduce you to your inner burlesque goddess! Looking at popular elements of tease such as Posing, Working a Feather Boa, Glove/Stocking Removal and Tassle Twirling. It is a perfect class for beginners and Hen Parties! This is not a burlesque stripping workshop and will not include nudity. The workshop will also include a Q&A with Missy.

It will be a 45-minute yoga session combining yoga, breathing and contemplation to help nullify notions of negativity

Ticket price includes any prop use (Tassles, Gloves and Feather Boas). But if you have your own Tassles/ Gloves/Boa please feel free to bring them along! Please bring: Comfortable Clothing & a pair of heels. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment!

It will consist of a process of Sun Salutation cycles, breathing techniques and relaxation, culminating of course in an obligatory yoga shot. Ticket-holders for Make More Noise receive a 10% discount

Ticket-holders for Make More Noise receive a 10% discount

Saturday 14 & 21 December, 1 - 3pm

Saturday 14 December, 2.30pm

Sunday 15 December, 11.15am

 Mareel  £10

 Mareel  £20 (18+)

 Mareel  £20 (18+)



The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) (PG)  1h53

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


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

Sunday 15 & Tuesday 17 December Sun 14:30 Tue 17:45

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

(Cert TBC)

 Time TBC

Rey’s journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes.


Christmas Carols for Everyone  Everyone is welcome for this family friendly, all ages, singalong Christmas Carol session in the Auditorium.

The midnight preview screening is on the night of Wednesday 18 December (tickets will say 00:01 on Thursday 19th December).

This one-off session gives an opportunity to get together and enjoy the act of singing Christmas carols.

Don’t miss The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, also screening earlier that evening!

Words will be displayed on the screen, with print outs available for those who would prefer. This is an informal session where families and participants of all ages are encouraged to come along and sing some Christmas Carols the Sunday before the day itself.

Thu 19 Dec 2019 - Thu 2 Jan 2020 Thu 00:01 12:15 17:00 20:20 Fri 12:30 16:30 20:00 Sat 13:00 16:30 (3D) 20:00 Sun 11:00 (Relaxed) 12:30 16:30 19:40 Mon 13:00 17:00 19:50 (Sub) Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 14:00 16:30 Wed Christmas Thu 13:30 17:00 Fri 14:30 16:30 19:55 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 Wed New Years Day Thu 13:00 16:30 19:00

There will be a range of carols sung, most of which well known and easy to sing-along to! There is no pressure to stay for the full hour. There will be seating available. There will be mince pies and mulled apple juice and wine available in the cafe afterward (at additional cost)

Sunday 22 December, 4pm  Mareel  £2



Hogmanay with Kinnaris Quintet 


Shetland Arts Presents Hogmanay 2019 - welcome the new year in glittering style with the dazzling Kinnaris Quintet!

RANT is the meeting of 4 of Scotland’ s finest fiddle players, two from the Shetland Islands and two from the Highlands.

“A fearless and unconventional exploration of traditional music as this powerhouse of a band takes Irish, Scottish, and Bluegrass by the hand and spins them into an album as unique and innovative as it is technically dazzling…” (Folk Radio UK) The night will begin with a traditional Shetland variety concert, opened by the Kinnaris Quintet with performances by local bands and musicians, followed by supper and the chance to relax in one of the cinema screens, while the stage is re-set for the Kinnaris Quintet to bring in the bells for Hogmanay 2019. Then it’s time to dance the night away with our DJs and dance band! Having appeared at Shetland Folk Festival, supported Shooglenifty in their gig at Glasgow’s Barrowlands in January and played on BBC Radio Scotland, Kinnaris Quintet are no strangers to music lovers. Bursting onto the scene back in 2017, the five-piece are revelling in the success of their debut album, Free One (2018). Combining Scottish and Irish folk with bluegrass and classical music, their musical style makes for a riotous addition to the evening’s entertainment, as Shetlanders and visitors get set to welcome in the New Year.

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.

The event has again received support through Scotland’s Winter Festivals, a programme designed to celebrate the spirit and fun of Scotland’s winter season with a range of exciting events and activity throughout the country; celebrating heritage and culture through the best of Scottish music, arts, food and drink and entertainment. There are three tickets available for this event - variety concert only, bells and dance only or come for the whole evening with our package ticket! VARIETY CONCERT: Tuesday 31 December, 7.30pm  Mareel  £35 (buy both for £65) BELLS AND DANCE: Tuesday 31 December, 9pm

Monday 10 February 2020, 7.30pm

 Mareel  £45 (buy both for £65)

 Mareel  £20 / £18


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

Events, Conferences & Weddings! Shetland Arts has a number of rooms, halls and meeting spaces at Mareel – all of which are now available to hire for 2020. Your event, wedding or conference will benefit from the state of the art facilities and professional support that bring an exciting year round programme of film, live music, education and other events to Shetland. By choosing a Shetland Arts venue you are supporting our work to educate, promote, support and develop the practice and enjoyment of the arts by all in Shetland.

We can cater for 2 to 200 people in a variety of fully accessible spaces across the UK’s most northerly creative centre, with benefits including:  Our onsite Café Bar or bespoke catering  Strong Wi-Fi connections across the building  Video conferencing  Presentation facilities  Staffed reception from 8am - 9pm  Sea views across many rooms  High level of customer service No matter how big or small your event, we’ll work with you to ensure you get the best from our building, facilities and people.

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 on top of ticket prices. 3D Glasses cost an additional £1 and are reusable. Concessions include children under the age of 16 years old (those aged 16 and above must buy adult tickets), students (must produce valid ID), seniors (aged 60+), and people with disabilities. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded once purchased. Customers are responsible for checking that they have booked the correct tickets at the time of purchase as mistakes cannot be rectified at a later date. Only in the event of a screening being cancelled will your ticket be refunded.


WHAT’S ON A guide to what’s on in Shetland Arts venues during November & beyond.

OCTOBER  These Favourite Things  Bairns’ Open 2019: Craft  Shetland Open 2019: Contemporary Applied Art & Craft   Storytime for under 5s  John Goldie and The High Plains 1 - 7 NOVEMBER  Maleficent: Mistress of Evil  Gemini Man  Once Upon a Time In Hollywood   Playlist Fridays!   365 Stories and Music  365: Installation   Fiddle Masterclass with Aidan O’Rourke  Aidan O’Rourke & Kit Downes Composition & Harmony   James Robertson on Writing  Singin’ in the Rain (1952)   Creativity Club: Junior Film Crew!  Bait   Creative Writing with Genny White   Acapella Carol Choir with Suzanne Briggs  Craft Sessions with Jane Cockayne   Film Crew   Creative Labs: Filmmaking with Keiba Clubb 8 - 14 NOVEMBER  Doctor Sleep  The Addams Family  Mrs Lowry & Son  This Winter  Port & Lemon  Rigoletto On the Lake  The Third Man  For Sama  Exhibition on Screen Leonardo: The Works  Shetland Youth Dance Company  Contemporary Dance Class   Mareel Film Quiz  Soup and a Show Islesburgh Drama Group: The Crucible  Aly Bain / Ale Möller / Bruce Molsky  01595 745500

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15 - 21 NOVEMBER  Terminator: Dark Fate  A Celebration of Shetland Writing  A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon  Oot & Aboot: Freda Leask, Haltadans & Herkja  Sorry We Missed You  Suzi Q  A Star is Born (1954)  The Day Shall Come  Wilderland Film Festival  Student Night 22 - 28 NOVEMBER  Zero Tolerance: Violence Unseen  The Aeronauts  Frozen II  The Amber Light  Mystify Michael Hutchence  Benjamin   Singing Masterclass   Sunday Jazz Lunch  The Peanut Butter Falcon 29 NOVEMBER - 5 DECEMBER  The Good Liar  Zombieland: Double Tap  Christmas Printmaking with Linda Richardson  CBeebies Christmas Show: Hansel & Gretel  Cabaret (1972)  Grand Aald Opry featuring the Tennessee Wannabes  By the Grace of God  Make Ceramics with Sharon McGeady  Knit Bangles with Helen Robertson DECEMBER AND BEYOND Open Door Drama presents Sleeping Beauty  Carols by Candlelight with the North Ness Boys  Lino Cut Printmaking with Paul Bloomer  Portrait of a Lady On Fire  Make More Noise!  Christmas Crafternoons  Burlesque Teaser Class With Missy Malone  Yoga against the Tyranny with Timberlina  The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)  Star Wars   Christmas Carols for Everyone  AC/DC UK  Hogmanay with Kinnaris Quintet   Creative Labs: Editing Film with Keiba Clubb  RANT

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What's On Booklet November 2019  

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

What's On Booklet November 2019  

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