Reviews / Panto as it should be: silly, bawdy, loud, heart-warming, and unbelievably daftOur reviewer Alex Garrick-Wright is full of praise for the Sleeping Beauty cast but finds issues with the sound undermining their strong performance
Reviews / Defiant dignity in the face of oppressionThe powerful exhibition Violence Unseen should be seen by as many men as possible, writes our reviewer Neil Riddell.
Reviews / The Crucible – another theatrical triumph for Islesburgh Drama Group
Reviews / Stark and unconventional images of Shetland in the midst of the oil boom
Reviews / Spoilt for choice at this year’s Christmas Craft Fair
Reviews / Grayson Perry at Da Gadderie: Raw and hard hitting art that challenges preconceptions
Reviews / Marjolein’s spree an ‘experience you’ll never forget’
Reviews / Debunking the falsehood about plastic recycling
Reviews / ‘The best and most important performance Mareel has ever seen’
Reviews / The warm glow of humanity and nostalgia‘I Remember Mama’ once again reveals the talent of Islesburgh Drama Group
Reviews / Bare Knuckle leaves audience stunned
Reviews / Shetland finale rounds off ‘most accomplished series yet’
Reviews / ‘Incredible but unquantifiable’ night of music at Mareel
Reviews / There’s something fishy going on in ShetlandThe BBC’s murder-mystery series is back and it promises to be the grittiest yet
Reviews / Andrews a gentle voice that gets under your skin
Reviews / Puss in Boots goes down an absolute treatThe venerable panto favorite provides plenty of slapstick and pratfalls and chasing-about-the-theatre.
Reviews / Nine artists enthused by the natural environmentDa Gadderie exhibition is open until 21 December.
Reviews / 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.
Reviews / ‘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.
Reviews / 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.
Reviews / ‘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.
Reviews / Review: EP is ‘brash, bold and boisterous’
Reviews / The Big Takeover ticked all the boxes
Reviews / Timothy Spall: ‘there is a script eventually’
Reviews / Wallace and Gromit draw Screenplay crowd
Reviews / Screenplay: a superb array of local short films
Reviews / Screenplay 2018: film festival well under way
Reviews / Review: the audience loved every second
Reviews / Review: delicate lines and subtle use of tone
Reviews / A fitting monument to a friend of Shetland
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