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Clear as crystal!Read MoreJune 10, 2010

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We have just completed the first of our Creative Community workshops; Swarovski Crystal Bracelet. A full complement of twelve people and Adeline who took the class, plus Jan and myself enjoyed the session very much. There are some pics on Flickr from the workshop. I am sure you will agree that the c...

Acting and singing in the summerRead MoreJune 8, 2010

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Only a few more weeks until we have Lin Marsh here to take our Islandsongs weekend. A few places left on this and it promises to be a good event. Suitable for ages nine upwards and for all abilities, come along and learn new songs on an ecotheme, acting skills and performance....

Alexander Technique - Jo BarlowRead MoreJune 8, 2010

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We are very pleased to be asked to work with Jo Barlow again this year. Jo is an experienced Alexander Technique practitioner and teacher, and has worked with singers and musicians in Shetland as well as with people who are interested in finding out more about themselves and the way their bodies wor...

Singing in the summerRead MoreJune 8, 2010

Only a few more weeks until we have Lin Marsh here to take our Islandsongs weekend. A few places left on this and it promises to be a good event. Suitable for ages nine upwards and for all abilities, come along and learn new songs on an ecotheme, acting skills and performance. Andy Ross Creative Di...

Textiles tour - August 28th to 31st 2010Read MoreJune 6, 2010

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We have a new section on the website dedicated to Textiles Tourism. You can find it under the What's On part of the site, and there are two images with all the information for this year's event. We are always interested in hearing what people have to say about what we do. Please leave us comments an...

Fever! The finaleRead MoreJune 4, 2010

The rehearsals for the Scottish Opera piece in Primary Schools across Shetland have finished. It was a real experience for me and I loved working with everyone. Thank you and good luck for the performances! I am sure you will all enjoy them and, if you get a chance, take time next week to find a per...

KimRead MoreJune 2, 2010

We have just been told that a friend in Fetlar, Kim, has recently been very successful in a UK songwriting competition with four prizes! Congratulations Kim! A fantastic achievement and we are looking forward to more of your music. Andy Ross Creative Director ASF Shetland and GlobalYell Music What i...

Relay for LifeRead MoreMay 29, 2010

Tonight, I was part of a group that sang for the Relay for Life  charity walk/ run in Lerwick. The Relay is a Cancer Research UK fund-raiser and Shetland is very proud o be part of that, although it was sad to see how many people are no longer with us due to the disease. For the survivors and the p...

SWRI choir at Variations on a ThemeRead MoreMay 26, 2010

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The SWRI choir has performed tonight at the Variations on a Theme event in the Trondra Hall. A fantastic night made even better with fantastic singing. It has really been a pleasure working with the group and I think we are onto something special! For another chance to see the choir in action, come ...

Creative Community WorkshopsRead MoreMay 24, 2010

We have recently begun to plan a series of community workshops to be run in the North Isles. The first of these is Making a crystal bracelet, (see poster below). The community workshops are going to be on a variety of techniques and use a variety of media. For the summer and autumn, we have a good ...