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Oot & Aboot: Open Mic on Tour - Saturday 28 September, 7.30pm (Photo by Lieve Boussauw)

WHAT’S ON SEPT

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WELCOME

Summer arrived!! Which is quite a lovely thing, I have spent a number of evenings sitting on my bench pondering the gardening I should be doing. July saw the inaugural Folk Frenzy, curated by Kevin Henderson. We were joined by musicians from as far afield as Japan and New Zealand we also had the wonderful Pineland Fiddlers come all the way from Maine in America for a week of Shetland folk music. Catriona Macdonald, Antti Järvela and Ross Cooper joined Kevin as the core teaching team supplemented by a range of great Shetland tutors. A real personal highlight for me was the Tutors Concert where Kevin, Catriona, Antti and Ross performed, accompanied by Margaret Robertson.

September means Screenplay 2019 and we have now launched the programme. We are excited to be welcoming Mark Kermode and Linda Ruth Williams back to Shetland in their role as curators and meeting first-time guests Sanjeev Bhaskar, Harry Wootliff and Jeanie Finlay. I’m really looking forward to seeing Alien on the big screen and I think another highlight will be Bludgeon about the brutal sport of medieval combat. We have partnered with Broadway Gallery to present the work of Roseanne Watt in Letchworth, England and are looking forward to giving Shetlanders a chance to see the breadth of Roseanne’s creativity with her show Stoal, which will be installed in the Booth, Scalloway for the duration of September. September also sees the launch of an exciting new range of classes to keep you busy over the autumn and winter! Shetland Youth Theatre is back reimagined as Shetland Youth Theatre Company, meeting every week and building on acting

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.

skills across the year as well as working on productions. Our new Inclusive Performing Arts class is a fun and engaging way to learn theatrical skills, movement and music, including Makaton and sign language, for those over 14, with or without disabilities. For the dancers, there is a drop-in Contemporary Dance Class for adults, led by our new Creative Project Manager and international choreographer Kathryn Spence, as well as a Shetland Youth Dance Company for the teens! In the meantime our Wellbeing sessions are back with Singalong Sessions with Suzanne Briggs and Craft with Jane Cockayne, to be joined by another writing class later in the year. I hope to bump into you at an event, screening, concert, workshop...

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

Workshops / Craft

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

Comedy  Literature  Website  Phone Number 

Location / Venue

 Ticket Price

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


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FRIDAY 24 - THURSDAY 30 MAY AUGUST

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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…

ShetlandMade  The final exhibition of our successful ShetlandMade programme at Bonhoga Gallery runs until 15 September, featuring some of Shetland’s most talented designers and makers as they launch new work and showcase their current ranges. As well as an opportunity to purchase from a large and diverse collection of high quality contemporary applied art and craft, this is a unique opportunity to engage with craft at a closer level, and discover what it is that inspire our local designers and makers to create their amazing pieces. FEATURED MAKERS: Mike Finnie, Glansin Glass, Nielanell, Paparwark, Esme Wilcock and Andrea Williamson.

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

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.

BONHOGA OPENING HOURS: Mon - Sat 10.30am - 5pm Sun 11am - 5pm

Throughout 2019

Ending on Sunday 15 September

Thursday 29 August, 7pm

 Mareel, Upper Café Bar  Free

 Bonhoga Gallery  Free

 Mareel  £15 (team)

OWN ART: Live with the art you love... It’s easy and affordable to buy and collect contemporary art and craft. Available now at Bonhoga Gallery. www.ownart.org.uk

Max team size: 6 people. £15 buys you a table for your team.


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FRIDAY 30 AUGUST - THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

Wellbeing Arts . . .

Singalong

Sessions

Wellbeing Arts Sessions (Drop-in)  Informal Arts sessions that are a low pressure environment and open to all. Sessions follow the model of one hour of arts activity followed by tea, coffee and biscuits for 30 minutes. Sessions are an opportunity to meet new people, learn something new and have fun. Singalong Sessions with Suzanne Briggs

ScreenPlay Film Festival 2019   Shetland’s annual film festival is curated by our own Jenny Leask alongside celebrated film historian Linda Ruth Williams and film critic Mark Kermode. It features a feast of film screenings and events, plus Q&A sessions with film makers. Screenplay also has a strong local flavour, provided by the work of local film makers of all ages, and an outreach programme taking in community halls and education.

‘Like singing around a campfire but in a warm, safe space’ (group participant). These informal Singalong sessions are open to all. You may also be interested in Craft Session with Jane Cockayne (page 6) and/or Creative Writing with Genny White (page 25).

If you want to see and experience as much of it as you can, then a Screencard is for you. The card gives you entry into all film screenings between those dates, subject to availability (but remember, you must pre-book to guarantee admission), plus an invitation to join our guests at the festival reception. Friday 30 August - Sunday 8 September

Tuesday evenings starting 3 September, 7pm

 Mareel and other venues around Shetland

 Mareel  £2


FRIDAY 30 AUGUST - THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

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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 graeme.howell@shetlandarts.org

Front Country  Front Country is an acclaimed acoustic band from California, fronted by gifted singer and songwriter Melody Walker with her huge bluesy voice. The quintet is based on bluegrass instrumentation but draws on a broad palette of country, blues, Americana and jazz influences. Front Country has become renowned as a storming live act on the US festival scene over the last few years, after winning the band competition at Colorado’s Rockygrass festival in their early days. They refer to their style as “roots-pop” which goes some way to describing their wide-ranging but majestic and accessible sound. Now based in Nashville, this entertaining five-piece is packed with instrumental and songwriting talent, including Jacob Groopman (guitar/vocals), Jeremy Darrow (double bass), Adam “Roscoe” Roszkiewicz (mandolin/vocals) and Leif Karlstrom (fiddle). Support comes from Shetland’s own acclaimed Americana specialists Kansa, who last year released their excellent debut album The Rowan Tree. “Sharply played ensemble Americana, with a powerhouse vocalist who puts the blues in bluegrass” - Rolling Stone Tuesday 3 September, 7.30pm  Mareel  £18

Call for Entr ie s Deadline for Shetland Open: Contemporary Applied Art and Craft: th 7 September 2019 www.shetlandarts.org


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FRIDAY 30 AUGUST - THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

Wellbeing Arts . . .

Craft Sessions

Beyond Bonhoga: Roseanne Watt, Stoal 

Wellbeing Arts Sessions (Drop-in) 

As part of Beyond Bonhoga, Shetland Arts’ ongoing programme of off-site exhibitions in locations across Shetland, we present Stoal, an exhibition by Roseanne Watt at The Booth in Scalloway.

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

In a series of short filmpoems, Roseanne Watt summons up five ‘uncan’ (strange) beings who act as guardians of Shetland’s landscape, language and memory. Made with the assistance of the Kishie Wife Collective, spirits of land, sea, fire and water come together in this exhibition to observe what has been, and what may yet happen. Roseanne Watt is a poet, filmmaker and musician from Shetland whose work is inspired by the landscape and language of her birthplace. She won the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award in 2018, the Outspoken Poetry Prize (Poetry in Film) in 2015 and was runner-up in the 2018 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. She lives and works in Edinburgh.

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 You may also be interested in Singalong Sessions with Suzanne Briggs (page 4) and/or Creative Writing with Genny White (page 25).

OPENING EVENT: 3 September, Tuesday 6 - 7.30pm (everyone welcome)  The Booth, Scalloway  Free 4 - 29 September, Wed to Sun, 12pm - 5pm

Thursday evenings starting 5 September, 7pm

 The Booth, Scalloway  Free

 Mareel  £2


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FRIDAY 6 - THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER

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

Creativity Club: Crafternoon with Jane Cockayne Jane Cockayne returns by popular demand to lead our ‘Crafternoon’ series of Creativity Club, Saturday afternoons 7th Sept - 5th October, 1300-1500 for 7-11 year olds in the Green Room at Mareel. These sessions will explore a range of craft styles. Get creative with Crafternoons! There will be an opportunity for participants to share what they have created with friends and family as they take what they make home with them..

creative LABS Creative Labs:

Near & Far: Drawing Landscape Journeys

with Aimee Labourne  Join us for an afternoon of drawing and journeying through Shetland’s ever-changing landscape. In this drawing and walking workshop, we’ll record observations as we walk, sketching impressions of distant views as well as closer natural forms and moments in nature. Returning to Bonhoga, we’ll then use our observations and sketches to make further work, arranging and developing our impressions to make drawings which give a sense of journey and unfolding change over time. In the lab we will: • Record observations as we walk. • Sketch impressions of distant views as well as closer natural forms and moments in nature. • Use our observations and sketches to make further work.

Friday 6 September, 6pm  Mareel, Café Bar  Free

Saturday afternoons between 7 September - 5 October, 1 - 3pm  Mareel, Green Room  £50 / £40 (sibling discount)

• Arrange and develop our impressions to make drawings which give a sense of journey and unfolding change over time. Sunday 8 September, 11am  Bonhoga Gallery  £40 / £30


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FRIDAY 6 - THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER

Toy Story 4 (U)  2h00

Woody, Buzz and the gang are back! Woody has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, declares himself as trash and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to help. But when Bonnie takes her toys on a family road trip, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with a longlost friend...

Blinded By The Light (12A)  2h17

A nostalgic and uplifting coming-ofage story from the director of Bend It Like Beckham. 1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the back catalogue of Bruce Springsteen his world is turned upside down; already a creative soul, his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet, whose lyrics feel all too familiar to the aspirational teenager. Yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught between two worlds.

Monday 9 - Thursday 12 September

Monday 9 - Thursday 12 September

Mon 12:30 17:10 Tue 17:00 19:40 Wed 12:30 17:30 Thu 13:00 17:00

Mon 13:00 20:15 (Subtitled) Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 20:35 Wed 14:00 (Senior) 20:30 Thu 17:30

Hail Satan? (15)  1h55

A charming, funny and timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders, whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world. When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organise a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humour, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways.

Monday 9 - Thursday 12 September Mon 17:40 Tue 13:15 Thu 20:15


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FRIDAY 6 - THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER

Contemporary Dance Class 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.

It (2017) (15)  2h35

The return of the hugely successful 2017 Stephen King adaptation, to get you warmed up for Chapter Two! When children begin disappearing in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of kids are faced with their biggest fears when they have to confront an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence goes back hundreds of years.

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

Mondays 7pm - 8pm Term 1: 9 September - 7 October Term 2: 4 November - 9 December  Mareel (Ages 18+)  £6 drop-in

Monday 9 - Thursday 12 September Mon 19:45 Tue 12:30 17:30 Wed 17:00 Thu 13:30 19:30

Tuesdays 5:30pm - 7pm Term 1: 10 Sep - 1 Oct  £24 Term 2: 5 Nov - 3 Dec  £40  Mareel (Age 12 - 19 years)


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FRIDAY 6 - THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER

Shetland Youth Theatre Company

Inclusive Performing Arts

Shetland Youth Theatre now meets weekly as well as staging intensive productions!

This class is for those with and without disabilities. The classes will be a fun and engaging way to learn theatrical skills, movement and music. We aim to introduce elements of sign language and Makaton to this class. Carers recommended to support where necessary.

We will be meeting weekly to develop and refine our acting skills, allowing for progression and development. 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 and projects from local and visiting Directors throughout the year.

Only You (15)

 2h18

British director Harry Wootliff’s debut feature is a warm, tender and beautifully observed portrait of a relationship. Elena and Jake meet by chance one New Year’s Eve, fighting over a taxi on a Glasgow street. But, instead of going their separate ways after a shared ride, they start a passionate relationship. Within weeks they are living together, and not long after they talk about starting a family. But, as the seasons pass, reality catches up with them.

SCREEN

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

These sessions are aimed at those with theatre experience and/or a commitment to learning This course will follow SQA framework ensuring transferable skills that can prepare young actors for a career in the performing arts industries. Weds 5:30pm - 6:45pm (Term Time)

Wednesdays 7pm - 8pm

Term 1: 11 Sep - 2 Oct  £24 Term 2: 6 Nov - 11 Dec  £36

Term 1: 11 September - 2 October Term 2: 6 November - 4 December

Wednesday 11 September, 8pm

 Mareel (Age 12 - 19 years)

 Mareel (Ages 14+)  £5 drop-in

 Mareel, Screen 2  £10/£7.50/£5.50


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FRIDAY 13 - THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

It: Chapter Two (15)  3h09

The eagerly anticipated sequel to the brilliant 2017 adaptation of the iconic Stephen King novel. Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorise the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, people are disappearing again, so Mike, the only one of the group to remain in the town, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all.

Friday 13 - Thursday 19 September Fri 13:00 19:40 Sat 14:00 18:50 Sun 14:00 18:30 Mon 12:30 17:00 20:00 (Subtitled) Tue 12:00 19:30 Wed 13:30 19:30 Thu 13:00 19:15

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG)

The Sun Is Also a Star (12A)

Dora the Explorer makes her big screen live action debut!

A modern-day story about finding love against the odds, based on the bestselling YA novel by Nicola Yoon.

 2h02

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure ever - high school. Ever the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots the monkey, Diego, a mysterious jungle inhabitant and a rag tag group of teens on a mission to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Friday 13 - Thursday 19 September Fri 14:20 17:00 Sat 10:30 11:00 (Relaxed) 13:15 16:00 Sun 11:00 14:30 Mon 17:30 Tue 17:00 Wed 17:00 Thu 13:30 16:40

 2h00

College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet on a busy New York City street. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But, with Natasha fighting against her family’s deportation, will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love?

Friday 13 - Thursday 19 September Fri 17:30 Sat 20:20 Sun 11:45 Mon 13:00 Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 20:15 Wed 17:30 Thu 17:10


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FRIDAY 13 - THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

Animals (15)  2h09

Adapted from Emma Jane Unsworth’s 2014 acclaimed novel, Animals is a frank and witty portrait of modern friendship.

Oot & Aboot: Open Mic on Tour

Inseparable besties Laura and Tyler live a wild and decadent life. But as they stumble into their 30s, Laura begins to crave more than drink, drugs and 24-hour parties. Realising she has been stuck in a rut, trying to write a novel for 10 years but getting nowhere, her focus begins to shift, causing friction in their friendship.

Open Mic goes on tour! We’re taking the Open Mic night to Sandwick, Fetlar and Walls (see page 20). The nights will be hosted by Adam Guest and will feature local musicians Jenny Sturgeon, Shetland Mandolin Band and Hersel. On Friday 13th September at Carnegie Hall in Sandwick and On Saturday 14th September at Fetlar Hall in Fetlar the Shetland Mandolin Band & Hersel will perform. After the interval each night we open the stage for you to take part so bring an instrument or just your voice and remember, participants get in for a reduced ticket price.

Friday 13 September, 7.30pm

Saturday 14 September, 7.30pm

 Carnegie Hall, Sandwick  £7 / £5

 Fetlar Hall, Fetlar  £7 / £5

Friday 13 - Thursday 19 September Fri 20:20 Sat 17:40 Mon 20:40 Tue 13:00 Thu 19:45


FRIDAY 13 - THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

CALLING SHETLAND ARTISTS & CRAFT MAKERS

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Little Mix Magic  Presented by GLK Promotions. Little Mix Magic is a tribute to the fabulous Little Mix pop group playing a jam-packed set that will wow audiences with outstanding vocals and slick dance routines. This fantastic tribute act brings together harmonies and high-energy dance routines to create a real live concert atmosphere in any type of venue. The show features all of Little Mix current hits as well as some of their X Factor performances. The show is full of energy and involves all the young ones who come along and at end of show the girls meet and greet everyone. Come listen and dance to all the hits! All under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at a ratio of 1 adult for every 6 children.

Sunday 15 September, 1pm  Mareel  £19

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


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FRIDAY 13 - THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

Photograph (15)

 2h09

A charming tale of unlikely romance, set against the vibrant backdrop of contemporary Mumbai. Rafi is a struggling street photographer who takes tourist portraits at the Gateway of India. After a visit from his overbearing grandmother, who is desperate for him to marry, he persuades Miloni, a shy stranger from an affluent family, to pose as his fiancée. From different worlds, the pair make a surprising connection that will transform them both in unexpected ways. In Hindi, Gujarati and English with English subtitles.

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (12A)  2h02

A captivating and very personal film by director Nick Broomfield, telling the beautiful yet tragic story of Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. In the 1960s, when Leonard was a burgeoning novelist and poet, he met young Norwegian Marianne on the Greek island of Hydra. They fell in love and she became his muse, inspiring songs such as So Long, Marianne and Bird on the Wire. In time, their relationship fractured and they drifted apart, but, as the years passed and they grew older, the bond between them remained.

SCREEN

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

SCREEN

ARTS

Bringing other art forms to the cinema screen.

Shetland Youth Dance Company Shetland Youth Dance Company offers talented young dancers the opportunity to develop and refine their contemporary dance technique and choreography skills. There will be performance opportunities throughout the year as well as opportunity to work with local and visiting choreographers. Sessions will be weekly with intensives happening during holidays or weekends throughout the year. These sessions are aimed at those with dance experience and/or a commitment to learning. This course will follow SQA framework ensuring transferable skills that can prepare young dancers for a career in the performing arts industries.

Mons 5:30pm - 6:45pm (Term Time) Sunday 15 & Wednesday 18 Sept Sun 17:00 Wed 14:00 (Senior) 20:00

Sunday 15 & Tuesday 17 September Sun 19:45 Tue 17:40

Term 1: 16 Sep - 7 Oct  £24 Term 2: 4 Nov - 9 Dec  £36  Mareel (Age 12 - 19 years)


FRIDAY 13 - THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

eco cups

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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!

Shoormal Conference

New coasts and shorelines: Shifting sands in the creative economy. The Centre for Rural Creativity at Shetland College UHI and Shetland Arts Development Agency are inviting creative practitioners, researchers, professionals and arts organisations to join us at Mareel from 18-20 September. The conference will explore, create and debate creative practice; the environment; innovation in the creative economy; islands and creative solutions; digital collaboration; heritage and culture.

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.

Wednesday: Shaping Futures - On day one, we’re looking to the future and asking how we get there. Presentations and workshops feature some technology talk and a long view of the creative economy, followed by an evening of contemporary entertainment, with a little bit of time travel along the way.

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Thursday: The Space Between - On day 2, we’ll be exploring the spaces between land and sea, human and non-human, dispersed communities and island places. Researchers and creative practitioners will investigate the potential of in-between spaces and points of contact for intellectual and creative engagement, followed by an evening of music that crosses boundaries. Friday: Heritage and Resilience - The emphasis of panel sessions on day 3 is on heritage-making practices and how they shape resilience in cultural, community and ecological terms. After talks and workshops, enjoy an evening of entertainment showcasing Shetland dialect. For more info visit: shetlandarts.org/shoormal

Wednesday 18 September, 9.30am: Shaping Futures Thursday 19 September, 9.30am: The Space Between Friday 20 September, 9.30am: Heritage and Resilience  Mareel  £60 for each day Full Delegate Pass (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)  Mareel  £150

Bonhoga at Mareel

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


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FRIDAY 20 - THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

Downton Abbey (PG)

 2h22

The much-loved TV show makes the leap to the big screen! Against the stunning backdrop of the English countryside lies the grandiose Crawley household, home to Lord Grantham, his family and their tireless servants. Starring many of the original cast, including Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern and Maggie Smith, this historical drama, set against the political and social backdrop of the early 20th century, is one not to be missed, for fans of the show and newcomers alike. Friday 20 - Thursday 3 Oct Fri 14:15 17:15 20:10 Sat 11:30 16:30 19:30 Sun 13:45 17:30 19:30 Mon 12:30 17:00 20:25 (Subtitled) Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 13:30 17:00 20:00 Wed 14:00 (Senior) 17:30 20:30 Thu 12:30 17:30 19:35 Fri 17:10 Sat 13:15 Sun 11:30 16:30 Mon 12:30 19:45 Tue 14:00 17:15 Wed 12:30 17:00 Thu 13:30 19:40

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (15)  2h07

A group of teenagers stumble upon a sinister book, and set in motion a terrifying chain of events.

The Mustang (15)  1h57

Matthias Schoenaerts gives a wonderfully subtle performance in this moving drama, based on a true story.

Sarah Bellows, a tortured young girl with dark secrets, turned her horribly twisted life into a book full of scary stories, with each one more gruesome than the last. Years later, in 1968, a group of friends who break into a long-abandoned mansion find the mysterious book. They soon discover the awful truth: as they read them, the haunted stories have come to life and the monsters within have awoken.

Roman Coleman is halfway through serving an 11-year sentence in a Nevada jail when he is selected to participate in a wild horse training programme as part of his statemandated social rehabilitation. Under the watchful eye of Myles, who simultaneously serves as the programme’s head trainer and a father figure to the inmates, Roman is paired with a particularly difficult horse who mirrors his symptoms of aggression, fear and anxiety.

Friday 20 - Thursday 26 Sept Fri 14:45 20:40 Sat 17:15 Mon 19:55 Tue 14:00 Thu 17:00

Friday 20 - Thursday 26 Sept Fri 17:45 Sat 20:00 Sun 20:30 Mon 13:00 17:30 Tue 20:30 Wed 12:30 17:00 Thu 13:30 20:25


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FRIDAY 20 - THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

Playmobil: The Movie (U)

Midnight Cowboy (1969) (18)

Bairns’ Open 2019: Craft

A fun animated adventure that brings the iconic toy figures to life!

A new 50th anniversary digital restoration of John Schlesinger’s gritty, poignant drama, starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.

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.

 1h59

When her younger brother disappears into the colourful world of Playmobil, Marla is forced to abandon her organised and structured life to rescue him. Finding herself on an incredible and unpredictable adventure within this new world, Marla begins to see potential she never dreamed of.

 2h13

The story of an affectionate friendship between two drifters in a decaying late-1960s New York, the film features landmark performances from its two leads and an iconic musical score, and won a slew of awards at the 1969 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

SCREENClassics

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

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. Monday - Saturday 10:30- 17:00 Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 Sept Sat 10:30 13:15 Sun 11:00 11:30 (Relaxed) 14:15

Saturday 21 & Tuesday 24 Sept Sat 14:30 Tue 17:30

21 September - 3 November  Bonhoga Gallery  Free


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FRIDAY 20 - THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

Transit (12A)

 2h02

An audacious and haunting adaptation of German novelist Anna Seghers’ 1944 novel.

Shetland Open 2019: 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.

As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. Living among refugees from around the world, Georg falls for Marie, a mysterious woman searching for her husband. Director Christian Petzold transposes the original story to the present, blurring periods to create a timeless exploration of the plight of displaced people. In German and French with English subtitles.

SCREEN

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

Monday - Saturday 10:30- 17:00 Sunday 11:00 - 17:00 21 September - 3 November  Bonhoga Gallery  Free

Sunday 22 & Wednesday 25 Sept Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00


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Ad Astra (12A)

Uglydolls (U)

 2h23

 1h47

Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland star in this epic sci-fi drama.

An animated comedy about celebrating differences and being happy in yourself.

Astronaut Roy McBride travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

In the adorably different town of Uglyville, Moxy and her UglyDoll friends have never worried about their imperfections, but when they embark on a mission to see what lies beyond Uglyville, they begin to question everything they thought they knew... This entertaining family adventure follows the UglyDolls as they confront what it means to be different, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.

Friday 27 Sept - Thursday 3 Oct Fri 13:45 17:40 20:10 Sat 14:00 19:00 Sun 13:30 19:30 Mon 13:00 17:00 20:15 (Subtitled) Tue 10:30 (BYOBaby) 12:30 20:30 Wed 14:00 (Senior) 17:30 Thu 13:00 17:00

Friday 27 - Sunday 29 September Fri 14:30 Sat 10:30 11:00 (Relaxed) 16:30 Sun 11:00

James Acaster Hugely acclaimed English comedian James Acaster is bringing his seventh solo show to Mareel in September. In 2018 he was commissioned to record four hour-long stand-up specials for Netflix, has appeared on a host of leading TV panel shows and garnered a succession of awards and nominations at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 will be in residency in London’s West End for six nights in January before he takes the show the length and breadth of the UK. Here’s what he has to say about it: “One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasn’t very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in the bin and then later on I ate a spoonful of the cold lasagne because I was drunk and it was absolutely delicious. It was 4am. I then changed the name of a WhatsApp I was a part of to COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 because I had been thinking a lot about how 1999 was the best year of my life and also about how much I hate myself sometimes. The next day I was asked to name my new show. Come along.” Friday 27 September, 7.30pm  Mareel  £20 SOLD OUT


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FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER - THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER

Crawl (15)  1h47

A gripping thriller starring Kaya Scodelario. When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father. Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters. As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears...

The Shiny Shrimps (15)

Oot & Aboot: Open Mic on Tour 

A charming and hilarious comedy from France.

Open Mic goes on tour! We’re taking the Open Mic night to Sandwick, Fetlar and Walls.

 2h03

Matthias, an Olympic champion at the end of his career, makes a homophobic statement on TV. His punishment: coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant and amateur gay water polo team. They have only one thing in mind - to qualify for the Gay Games in Croatia where the hottest international LGBT athletes compete. It’s the start of a bumpy and joyful ride... In French and English with English subtitles.

The nights will be hosted by Adam Guest and will feature local musicians Jenny Sturgeon, Shetland Mandolin Band and Hersel. On Saturday 28th September at Walls Regatta Club Jenny Sturgeon & Hersel will perform. After the interval each night we open the stage for you to take part so bring an instrument or just your voice and remember, participants get in for a reduced ticket price.

SCREENPRIDE

Monthly screenings of contemporary and classic films with themes or characters who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or asexual. Everyone welcome! Friday 27 Sept - Thursday 3 Oct Fri 20:40 Sat 17:30 Sun 20:00 Mon 17:30 Tue 17:45 Wed 20:30 Thu 20:20

Saturday 28 Sept & Thursday 3 Oct Sat 19:50 Thu 17:45

Saturday 28 September, 7.30pm  Walls Regatta Club  £7 / £5


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FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER - THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER

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.

Mrs Lowry & Son (PG)  1h51

Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave star in this atmospheric biographical drama. 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.

SCREEN

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

ARTS

Pain & Glory (15)  2h13

Pedro Almodóvar reunites with Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz in his most personal film yet: a gorgeous reflection on cinema, art, family and love. Salvador is a successful director who is in the middle of a creative crisis, which makes him think about the years past - his childhood in the 1960s, his first love, the pain of the breakup, but also his discovery of cinema. In Spanish with English subtitles.

SCREEN

Bringing other art forms to the cinema screen.

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

Sunday 29 Sept & Tuesday 1 Oct Sun 14:30 Tue 20:00

Sunday 29 Sept & Wednesday 2 Oct Sun 17:00 Wed 20:00


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Strip MS Again  The MS Society Shetland presents Strip MS Again, with local bands Forgotten Sons and Sidewinder. Our amazing strippers are back to put on a show with a few good men also getting waxed for you all to see! There will also be a raffle on the night. WARNING: This show may contain nudity and strobe lighting. Over 18’s only: ID may be required on entry.

Saturday 5 October, 9pm  Mareel  £20

Mareel Film Quiz 

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... 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.

Tuesday 8 October, 7pm  Mareel  £10 (team)

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

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


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

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

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. www.shetlandarts.org/education

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.

Friday 1 November, 7.30pm  Mareel  £15

Contact us on 01595 743843 or admin@shetlandarts.org


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

365 Workshops: Aidan O’Rourke & Kit Downes on Composition & Harmony   365’s Aidan O’Rourke and Kit Downes lead a workshop on composition and harmony.

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

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

Saturday 2 November, 11am  Mareel  £12

Saturday 2 November, 1pm  Mareel  £12

365 Workshops: James Robertson on Writing    365: Stories and Music is a major new collection of Scottish contemporary literature and music in one interactive sound-art installation and this years Wordplay is centred around it. 365 brings together the genius of Scottish poet and novelist James Robertson and Scottish fiddler and composer Aidan O’Rourke of Lau. James wrote a short story every day for a year, each story comprising 365 words, this was published in 2014 by Penguin as 365: Stories. Aidan then matched the challenge. He wrote a new tune every day for a year in response to James’s stories. What inspires you? James will lead a 2 hour creative writing workshop in Mareel where you will learn tips and techniques to make your writing sing!

Saturday 2 November, 3pm  Mareel  £12


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Wellbeing Arts . . .

Writing Sessions

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

Aly Bain / Ale Möller / Bruce Molsky 

A Celebration of Shetland Writing  

Shetland fiddle maestro Aly Bain, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Moller, and American fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player Bruce Molsky unite to explore their Celtic, Nordic and Appalachian cultures.

Bringing to a close this year’s Wordplay we celebrate the creativity within these isles. Hear from a variety of Shetland writers in an evening featuring poetry and prose from across Shetland.

They perform in dynamic harmony, creating complex music of exhilarating diversity.

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.

Aly Bain (fiddle. viola), Ale Moller (mandola, harmonica, wooden whistle, harmony vocals), Bruce Molsky (fiddle, vocals, banjo, guitar). Aly, Ale and Bruce kick off their UK tour with a date here in Mareel.

You may also be interested in Singalong Sessions with Suzanne Briggs (page 4) and/or Craft Session with Jane Cockayne (page 6).

Monday evenings starting 4 November, 7.30pm

Thursday 14 November, 7.30pm

 Mareel  £2

 Mareel  £22 / £20

Friday 15 November, 6.30pm  Mareel  £5


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

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

www.wilderlandfestival.com

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

Tuesday 19 November, 7.30pm

Saturday 30 November, 7.30pm

Friday 27 December, 8.30pm

 Mareel  £14.50 / £12.50

 Mareel  £25

 Mareel  £20 / £15 SOLD OUT


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MAREEL CINEMA TICKET PRICES Tickets only £5.50 before 12pm every day and all day Monday & Tuesday! Wednesday - Friday 12 - 5pm - £7.50/£5.50 5pm onwards - £10/£7.50/£5.50 Saturday & Sunday 12pm onwards - £10/£7.50/£5.50 Under 16s £5.50 at all times! Senior Screenings £6 (includes hot drink & biscuit) Mareel Opening Hours: Sun - Thu: 9am - 11pm Fri - Sat: 9am - 1am

Shetland Arts receive Screen Scotland cinema equipment funding Shetland Arts are among 12 community cinema projects across Scotland receiving new funding to transform the local cinema going experience. From Moray to Dumfries and Galloway and Lanarkshire to Perthshire, local cinemas have been awarded a total of £420,000 through Screen Scotland’s Cinema Equipment Fund. Shetland Arts is set to improve cinema facilities across Shetland with an award of £98,196. The funding will be used to replace and update the projectors in Mareel. It will also allow the purchase of portable film screening equipment which will enable high-quality film screenings to be brought to community halls, schools and care homes across the isles.

Graeme Howell, Chief Executive at Shetland Arts said: “This funding is a fantastic opportunity to build on our current community arts programme. Having portable film screening equipment will allow us to bring high-quality film screenings to remote and rural locations, enabling greater access to the arts and contributing to our mission to educate, promote, support and develop the practice and enjoyment of the arts by all.” Screen Scotland’s Jennifer Armitage said: “We are delighted to support the development of Scotland’s cinema sector with this investment. Collectively these awards showcase the diversity in Scotland’s film exhibitors, from community cinemas to touring operators, to multi arts venues and full-time cinemas.

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.

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What's On Booklet September 2019  

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

What's On Booklet September 2019  

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