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The M&Co building in Lerwick before it closed. Photo: Jim Mullay

SUPERDRUG has begun recruiting staff members for its new store in Lerwick.

The chain is on the lookout for a manager, assistant manager, retail supervisor and sales assistant.

The company is set to take over the premises on Commercial Street formerly occupied by M&Co.

LOCAL artist Peter Davis was elected to the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) at the annual meeting of the Society in Edinburgh last weekend.

Established in 1876, the RSW has over 120 elected artist members and has been honoured with royal patronage throughout its history.

Election to the RSW is a recognition of an artist’s work by other distinguished professional artists.

Davis has lived and worked in Shetland since 1991, firstly as specialist art teacher and for the last ten years as a full-time artist based on the westside.

His most recent exhibition, and associated workshops, took place last winter in Da Gadderie in the Shetland Museum.

Davis was also awarded the John Busby Award by the RSW earlier this year, given in memory of the Scottish artist and naturalist for his watercolour painting Mirkn.

MAREEL is set to host a “thrilling, immersive dance of a lifetime” this weekend.

Photo: Brian Hartley

The Shotput Theatre group will bring their new piece of dance-theatre Totentanz to the Lerwick venue between Thursday and Saturday.

Totentanz is said to be a “celebration of death, glittering with dark humour, compelling movement and arresting music”.

The blurb says “failing to create the perfect dance of death, our two performers experiment with shape, style and costume to create their best attempt for the mortal afterparty”.

In tandem with Totentanz, Shotput has conducted a photographic project around Scotland, working with members of the community to create their own “images of death”, creating surprising commemorations of those who have gone.

These images (by photographer Brian Hartley) will be displayed in the immersive dance-hall space for audiences to view before and after the live show.

Tickets for Totentanz are available online.

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