Reviews / Exploring what makes us who we areHelen Kerr reviews You Made Me: Oliver, performed by Islesburgh Drama Group at the Garrison Theatre as part of Shetland Arts’ Refresh Now programme on 30 April.
Reviews / Innovative theatre at a time curtains are still down and doors closedHelen Kerr reviews A Life of Wir Choosin, performed by Islesburgh Drama Group, written by Lesley Leslie, directed and produced by Jennie Atkinson and presented as part of Shetland Arts’ Refresh Now programme on 23 April.
Reviews / ‘The truth didn’t really matter at all’Helen Kerr reviews Islesburgh Drama Group’s production of Marion Pardone written by Lesley Leslie, directed and produced by Jennie Atkinson and broadcast by BBC Radio Shetland on 1 April.
Reviews / The magic of storytellingHelen Kerr reviews Prisoner of War, written by Lesley Leslie, directed by Jennie Atkinson, performed by Islesburgh Drama Group and broadcast on BBC Radio Shetland last week
Arts / Couper brothers bring much needed feel-good factorTalent bursting from Mareel stage during socially-distanced album launch
Reviews / ‘Public health in public hands’Our reviewer Neil Riddell was impressed by Miriam Brett’s first time appearance on the BBC Question Time programme on Thursday night
Reviews / RANT left audience dazzled with two sets of highly sophisticated tunes
Reviews / A night of wonderful and original jazz
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’
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