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The Fair IsleRead MoreJune 15, 2010

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And speaking of tours, I spent a wonderful weekend in Fair Isle. The flight is easy; a small eight seater Islander 'plane allows you to see everything in detail, and I was met by Kathy Coull with whom I stayed. Kathy runs a B&B (actually, B&B&Lunch&Dinner) and is a textile expert. Sh...

Textile holidaysRead MoreJune 15, 2010

We have a new friend, Textile holiday tours! Lorraine and I met at Stroud, and I have just been on the company's website to look at what is available. Some wonderfully inspirational travel for anyone bitten by the bug... We hope to welcome Lorraine up to Shetland sometime to see what an amazing plac...

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 30, 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...