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Falkland Islands - GuildRead MoreMarch 10, 2011

The Guild of Spinners, Weavers & Handicrafts of the Falkland Islands has been in contact. One of their members, a lovely woman called Margo is looking for exciting things to do in Scotland while she is over in August. If you would like to be put in contact with Margo, please email me and I will obli...

World Beach Project - Victoria and Albert MuseumRead MoreMarch 9, 2011

Ever wondered what you could do with the shingle on the beach? Look no further! I can see design ideas, textile patterns and music arrangements, colours.... What can you see? World Beach Project - Victoria and Albert Museum....

RESEO forumRead MoreMarch 9, 2011

It is a cold and snowy day here in Shetland, and I have just finished writing emails to the people I met in London at the opera forum from a warm office, looking at the snow falling. The opera forum was very exciting for me. I have not been involved in the opera world before because I have always w...

Singing in primary schoolsRead MoreMarch 7, 2011

We have a new 6 week programme for Primary Schools, supporting singing and performance, and CforE principles, starting in the next few weeks. Schools in the North Isles, Whalsay and the Westside can purchase six sessions of forty minutes from Andy or Lucinda, one of our singing tutors, and we will b...

Opera! Opera! Opera!Read MoreMarch 7, 2011

A lot of folk don't think opera is for them, and a lot of opera houses are trying to change people's perception of this attitude. Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to attend a forum in London with the education in opera network, RESEO, and Opera Europa, professional opera companies and people. Th...

Speed crafting dayRead MoreMarch 7, 2011

UNST Speedcrafting is on! Hearts and Flowers theme. For all you crafty folk out there, the lovely Helen Robertson is holding another speed crafting day, this time in the North Isles. Helen is a jewellery maker who uses traditional textiles techniques to create her pieces; see her Facebook page http:...

RESEO conferenceRead MoreMarch 4, 2011

This week I am in London at the RESEO (opera and education) conference. Yesterday was a trip out to Thurrock to see the new set building and backdrop facilities for the Royal Opera, and today is a shared day with Opera Europa, four hundred people from across Europe who work in the opera houses, and ...

Concert - March 31stRead MoreMarch 2, 2011

Warren Gillespie, a singer from Shetland who studies at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama is coming home to do a concert on March 31st. Not only Warren, but Marie Claire Breen, soprano, and Ayako Kanazawa, pianist will be performing. More details to follow but for the moment, Thursday M...

Concert March 19thRead MoreFebruary 25, 2011

Our Singing Saturdays group is hosting a concert to raise money for the group on March 19th in Islesburgh. All monies raised after we pay room hire will be used to support the group and to provide transport for outer-isles children to come to Singing Saturdays. Please support the group by buying tic...

Rachel HazellRead MoreFebruary 25, 2011

My friend, Rachel, is here. Bookbinder and paper folder artist who is really really good at teaching and showing and inspiring. Catch her if you can at a workshop in a lighthouse.......