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Review / The magic quality of island lifeNatural history writer Patrick Barkham’s arrival in Shetland on Friday evening as a guest speaker for Wordplay was certainly an eventful one.
Review / ‘The global web of life with a valley at the centre’WORDPLAY was host to one of Scotland’s most promising new writers, Malachy Tallack, who returned home to Shetland to deliver a travel writing workshop on Saturday morning at the Shetland Library and a public talk in Mareel in the evening to introduce his book Valley at the Centre of the World to a local audience. Alex Purbrick spoke to him about his latest book.
Review / Wordplay kicks off with an inspiring celebration of local writingWORDPLAY 2018 officially began on Thursday evening in Mareel with A Celebration of Shetland Writingwhere a small, intimate audience gathered to listen to poetry and prose from a variety of local writers. Alex Purbrick was in the audience.
Review / ‘Failure is not an option’Wildlife cameraman and climate change campaigner Doug Allan has been in Shetland for a series of talks in local schools, and one at Mareel on Sunday night. Alex Purbrick went along.
Review / Review: EP is ‘brash, bold and boisterous’
Review / The Big Takeover ticked all the boxes
Review / Timothy Spall: ‘there is a script eventually’
Review / Wallace and Gromit draw Screenplay crowd
Review / Screenplay: a superb array of local short films
Review / Screenplay 2018: film festival well under way
Review / Review: the audience loved every second
Review / Review: delicate lines and subtle use of tone
Review / A fitting monument to a friend of Shetland
Review / Vision 18 shows talent and creative flair
Review / Hunt exhibition a ‘powerful reflection’
Review / Review: US band bring ‘sparkle of hope’
Review / Energetic tenderness and flawless harmonies
Review / Exhibition of ‘cultural treasure’ opens today
Review / Emma Leask is Young Fiddler of the Year
Review / Review: making magic out of the mundane
Review / Review: ballet for every generation
Review / Review: an intimate portrait of local wildlife and flora
Review / Review: a reminder of life’s tragic truths
Review / Review: Pianist Neil ‘absolutely incredible’
Review / Review: a gripping performance from young cast
Review / Shetland IV: a grim and ruthless triumph
Review / Tidelines make their mark at Mareel
Review / Review: mellow gems and murder ballads
Review / Lindsay Lou hits the heights at Mareel
Review / Shetland IV: ‘a fine and nasty ride ahead’
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