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Hirda - a Shetland operaRead MoreNovember 28, 2015

This weekend we were very lucky to see Hirda, the new opera in Shetland dialect.

Vlisco revisitedRead MoreNovember 27, 2015


Do you know the Dutch company, Vlisco, which makes cloth for the African markets?

Miguel Chevalier and Durham CathedralRead MoreNovember 27, 2015


As part of Lumiere Durham 2015, the biggest light festival in the UK, the artist Miguel Chevalier has highlighted the structure of the ribbed-vault ceilings.

El Anatsui at The SchoolRead MoreNovember 27, 2015

The Ghanaian artist, El Anatsui, is being celebrated in an exhibition in New York State at The School Gallery.

Tea towels and FacebookRead MoreNovember 27, 2015


Sometimes I am a little slow on the uptake! Thank goodness for people who understand things like Facebook...

News in the studioRead MoreNovember 21, 2015

As the Christmas season draws closer and the winter begins to bite, we are getting ready for next year and the summer.

Klimt updatedRead MoreNovember 21, 2015

If you like Gustav Klimt, you will love this! The photographer, Inge Prader has recreated some of the artist's best known paintings with live models for an HIV/ AIDS secession themed ball.

Orkney tweedsRead MoreNovember 19, 2015

Our neighbours in Orkney have hallmarked the Orkney tweed brand and are making their tweeds in Shetland. How fantastic!

Shetland Craft Fair 2015Read MoreNovember 19, 2015

Last weekend we went to the Shetland Craft Fair, an annual event which takes over the Clickimin Centre in Lerwick and which shows off Shetland art and craft to a Christmas-shopping audience.

Mistakes and creativityRead MoreNovember 14, 2015

Most people think creativity means instantly coming up with ingenious ideas. They couldn't be more wrong!