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News / In brief for 16 February 2010

Bowled over by grant

SHETLAND charity Disability Shetland has secured £3,620 to support two new projects in Unst and Lerwick.

Clients in Unst will get the opportunity to try their hand at bowling and “new age kurling”, while in Lerwick they will be able to go bowling at the Clickimin bowls hall.

The money has come from Comic Relief via the Scottish Community Foundation.

Disability Shetland also actively carries out its own fundraising activities, with its next event a traditional Shetland dance night on 17 April with the Cullivoe Dance Band at Gulberwick Public Hall.

 

Indian dance

THE GROUNDBREAKING Scottish-based Indian classical dance company Dance Ihayami is coming to Shetland to perform at Lerwick Town Hall on 20 March.

The performance will use rhythmic footwork and beautiful hand gestures to explore the power of three – satyam shivam sundaram/creation, sustenance, destruction – and will feature input from local musicians.

The company is looking for anyone aged over 16 who would like to experience Indian dance and perform in the final production. Rehearsals take place every evening from 15 to 20 March, and anyone interested can contact Emily Sharp, of Shetland Arts, on 01595 743843 or emily.sharp@shetlandarts.org

Tickets are available from the Box Office on 01595 745555 priced £8 (£6 concessions).

 

Small Expectations

THE LATEST book by Sandwick teacher Donald Murray will be launched on 26 February at a unique event held simultaneously in Lerwick, Inverness, Stornoway, Kirkwall, Skye and Inverness via the video network of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Small Expectations, published by Two Ravens Press, is Murray’s fourth book. The collection of stories and poems features art work by Douglas Robertson, who will participate in the launch.

The event will include readings in Gaelic, Shetland dialect and Orkney dialect, by writers such as Myles Campbell from Skye, Morag MacInnes from Orkney, John Murray from Lewis and James Sinclair from Lerwick.

The launch will include a performance by Donald Anderson of two songs co-written with Donald S Murray. There will also be Gaelic songs contributed by Ryno Morrison and the renowned traditional Gaelic singer, Mairi Smith.

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