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Textiles study event in OctoberRead MoreJanuary 26, 2011

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We are very excited to be planning a week long study event in October this year, centred around textiles but with the added attraction of storytelling in the evenings, walks, and craft demonstrations by our local makers. The event will be in beautiful Belmont House, a fully restored Georgian buildin...

ebay for charityRead MoreJanuary 23, 2011

We have setup GlobalYell as a charity on ebay to raise money for our activities. Currently, we are listing CDs on ebay, and you can support us by buying these CDs or by donating CDs for us to list. Our ebay page is http://donations.ebay.co.uk/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=43690. By clicking on this, you...

A change to the websiteRead MoreJanuary 17, 2011

We have been having problems with the website for anyone that uses Windows Vista system. We have tried to sort out the problem but without success so subscribers will now receive all the blog news each week in full as a text document. You can still go onto the website (creativeindustriesshetland.org...

IslandSongsRead MoreJanuary 13, 2011

We have a Big Give page now for donations to IslandSongs. If you would like to see the page, go to the site by clicking here. Donations are sent to GlobalYell and include Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer. Thanks everyone!...

CPD for craftspeople in WalesRead MoreJanuary 13, 2011

Here are  the latest details of forthcoming Continuing Professional Development seminars, workshops and talks that Laura Thomas has coordinated for The Makers Guild in Wales. The sessions are being held at Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, and are designed for those working in the craft / applied art / ...

Singing SaturdaysRead MoreJanuary 12, 2011

We have a new date for the concert, March 19th in Islesburgh from 6:30 (doors open). Rehearsals will be in Islesburgh Drama Room on the following dates. February 5th, 12th (music only), 19th (music only), and 26th at the usual times. Younger group from 10am until 11:15. Older group from 11:30 until ...

Warp and weft exhibitionRead MoreJanuary 10, 2011

A message from Laura Thomas about the show which has just opened. It is really worth a look if you are able. Hi everyone, Just to let you know that the warp+weft exhibition I curated for Oriel Myrddin Gallery in Carmarthen is now on tour. It's just opened at Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, with a couple ...

Concert cancellationRead MoreJanuary 7, 2011

We have cancelled tomorrow (8th Jan) concert and will reschedule for March/April....

Rehearsal Read MoreJanuary 6, 2011

Tonight's rehearsal is cancelled (Thursday 6th January), due to the snow and the forecast. Please watch the website for possible cancellation of the concert on Saturday....

Change of date for the January concertRead MoreDecember 14, 2010

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The snow has fallen and wreaked havoc with our rehearsals so.... we are going to hold our Christmas concert on 8th January instead at the town Hall. Dress rehearsal for anyone that wants one on the 8th from 2pm until 5:30pm. Doors open for the concert at 6:30pm. See you all then!...