Next Month and On

These details are subject to change or cancellation without prior notification. Check with organisers if unsure.

Some useful numbers:

Islesburgh Community Centre – 01595 745100; Shetland Amenity Trust (SAT) – 01595 694688; Shetland Arts – 01595 743843; Shetland Box Office – 01595 745555 (www.shetlandboxoffice.org); Shetland Museum & Archives – 01595 695057.


REGULAR EVENTS

all month: Films and events at Mareel (www.shetlandboxoffice.org | www.mareel.org)

all month: Shetland Museum & Archives exhibitions, events and activities (www.shetland-museum.org.uk)

all month: Bonhoga Gallery at Weisdale Mill exhibitions (www.shetlandarts.org.uk)

until 20/1/15: Shetland Museum – ‘Breaking the Mould’ Fetlar bronze armlet on show in the foyer

by arrangement: Shetland Craft Trail – Shetland Arts & Crafts members open to visitors (www.shetlandartsandcrafts.co.uk/crafttrail.html)

Mon to Sat: CLAN Shetland Wellbeing Centre, St Magnus Street, open 10am-2pm (01595 720320)

Mon: Drop-In Craft Day at Centre for Creative Industries, Sellafirth, Yell, 10am-12.30pm

Mon: CLAN – Reflexology (free appointments) at 10.15 & 11.30am (phone 01595 720320 to check availability)

Mon: Lerwick Bridge Club meet in Islesburgh Community Centre, 7pm

2nd Mon of month: Burra History Group meet in Easthouse at 7.30pm (www.burrahistory.info/)

Wed & (occasional) Thu: Traditional Music Sessions in Lounge Bar, Lerwick

Wed (term time): Yell Community Library open in Mid Yell JH School, 6-8pm

Wed: Tai Chi (for age 16+) in Room 12, Islesburgh Community Centre, 6.15pm

Thu & Sat: ‘Yell for Cancer Support’ Shop open at Aywick, 1-5pm

Thu: South Mainland Community History Group meet in Quendale Mill, 7.30pm

Fri & Sat: Posers Nightclub open in Grand Hotel (80s/90s on Fri)

Fri: Cullivoe Hall – Club Room open from 8pm

1st & 3rd Fri of month: Mixology@Mareel (live DJs + cocktails & mocktails)

Sat: Douglas Arms (The Marlex) – Karaoke

Sat: Fetlar Hall – Social Night from 7pm

Sat: Burravoe (Peerie) Hall open from 8.30pm

1st Sat of month: CLAN Saturday Crafters meet in Drop-In Centre, St Magnus Street, 2-4pm

2nd Sat of month: Tingwall Food & Craft Market in Tingwall Hall, 10am-3pm

1st Sun of month: CLAN South Mainland group meet in Ness Boating Club, 2.30-4.30pm (01595 720320)

3rd Sun of month: CLAN North Mainland group meet in North Haven Care Centre, 2.30-4.30pm (01595 720320)

daily (Mon-Fri): Shetland Family History Society open at 6 Hillhead, 2-4pm (www.shetland-fhs.org.uk)

JANUARY 2015

all month (until 22/2): Artist Rooms on Tour – Exhibition: Don McCullin ‘Fallen’ at Bonhoga Gallery & Da Gadderie Gallery

3rd: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

3rd: Westsandwick Hall – Social Evening, 7.30pm

6th: 500 in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm

7th: Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

8th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club Night in Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

9th: Scalloway Fire Festival

11th (then weekly until 15/2): Bairns’ Knitting Classes at Shetland Museum, beginners 12-2pm; intermediates 3-5pm, book at Shetland Box Office

14th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

14th: Mid Yell Hall – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

14th: Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

16th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

18th: Cullivoe Hall – Tartan & Totties, 2-4pm

20th: 500 in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm

20th: Lerwick Book Group meet at Old Library Centre, 7.30pm

21st: Sellafirth Hall, Yell – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

24th: Klub Revolution presents Happy Mondaze (tribute band) + special guests + DJs in Mareel

25th: Cullivoe Hall – Yell Show Presentation Night

26th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Pre-Up-Helly-A’ Club Night with visiting artistes in Shetland Hotel, 7pm

27th: Lerwick Up-Helly-A’

27th: Fiery Sessions afternoon concert

27th: Stand Up Helly A’ evening of comedy, 9-11pm

28th: Hop Night with Bombskare, Capone & the Bullets, Dirty Lemons, Deathstar Canteen & DJ Alkaline in Lerwick British Legion

28th: Ulsta Hall – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

30th: Westsandwick Hall – Whist Drive, 7.30pm

31st: Cullivoe Hall – Children’s Film Night, 7pm

 

FEBRUARY 2015

until 22nd: Artist Rooms on Tour – Exhibition: Don McCullin ‘Fallen’ at Bonhoga Gallery & Da Gadderie Gallery

3rd: 500 in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm

5th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club Night in Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

6th: Nesting & Girlsta Up-Helly-A’

7th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

11th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

13th: Uyeasound Up-Helly-A’

13th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

17th: 500 (Doubles) in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm

19th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club Night in Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

20th: Northmavine Up-Helly-A’

24th: Lerwick Book Group meet at Old Library Centre, 7.30pm

27th: Bressay Up-Helly-A’

27th: Cullivoe Up-Helly-A’

28th: Norwick Up-Helly-A’ (tbc – could be 7th Mar))

(tbc): Shetland Youth Theatre + National Theatre Connections present ‘Remote’ by Stef Smith

 

MARCH 2015

3rd: 500 in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm

5th: Dylan Moran ‘Off the Hook’ at Mareel

5th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club Night with guest David Vernon in Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

7th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

11th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

13th: South Mainland Up-Helly-A’

13th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

16th to 19th: Shetland Schools Music Festival in Mareel

17th: 500 in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm

18th: Cruise Ship Saga Sapphire in Lerwick Harbour

20th: Delting Up-Helly-A’

22nd: Cruise Ship Azores in Lerwick Harbour

26th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – Club Night with guest Iain Cathcart Band in Shetland Hotel, 7.30pm

27th: Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club – End of Season Dance with Iain Cathcart Band in Voe Hall

31st: 500 in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm

 

APRIL 2015

4th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

14th & 15th: National Theatre of Scotland, Tron Theatre, Kai Fischer & Shetland Arts present ‘Last Dream (On Earth) at Mareel

14th: 500 in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm

22nd: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

24th & 25th: Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year Competition 2015

24th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

28th: 500 (Prizegiving) in Whiteness & Weisdale Hall, 7.30pm

30th until 3rd May: Shetland Folk Festival

 

MAY 2015

until 3rd: Shetland Folk Festival continues

2nd: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

18th: Cruise Ships Louis Aura, National Geographic Explorer and Sea Explorer in Lerwick Harbour

20th: Cruise Ships Azores and Ocean Diamond in Lerwick Harbour

20th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

22nd: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

27th: Learn@Mareel Student Showcase

JUNE 2015

3rd: RSPB Mires of Funzie Nature Reserve (Fetlar) – Guided Walk, 11am-1pm

3rd: Cruise Ship Marco Polo in Lerwick Harbour

5th: Cruise Ship Island Sky in Lerwick Harbour

6th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th: Shetland Showcase of traditional music & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre

10th: Cruise Ship FTI Berlin in Lerwick Harbour

11th: Cruise Ship Bremen in Lerwick Harbour

13th: Cruise Ship Aidacara in Lerwick Harbour

17th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

17th: RSPB Mires of Funzie Nature Reserve (Fetlar) – Guided Walk, 11am-1pm

19th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

20th: Cruise Ship Nautica in Lerwick Harbour

20th: Lerwick Midsummer Carnival (tbc)

22nd: Cruise Ship Ryndam in Lerwick Harbour

23rd: Cruise Ships Boudicca and Funchal in Lerwick Harbour

24th: Cruise Ship Azores in Lerwick Harbour

25th to 28th: Bergen-Shetland yacht race participants in Lerwick Harbour

25th: Cruise Ship Marco Polo in Lerwick Harbour

26th: Lau live at Mareel

29th: Cruise Ship Balmoral in Lerwick Harbour

30th: Cruise Ship Aidacara in Lerwick Harbour

 

JULY 2015

1st: RSPB Mires of Funzie Nature Reserve (Fetlar) – Guided Walk, 11am-1pm

1st: Cruise Ship FTI Berlin in Lerwick Harbour

2nd: Cruise Ships Costa Fortuna and Deutschland in Lerwick Harbour

4th to 10th: Shetland Nature Festival

4th to 6th: ‘Party at the Pier’ in Cullivoe

4th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

5th: Cruise Ship Delphin in Lerwick Harbour

6th, 13th, 20th & 27th: Shetland Showcase of traditional music & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre

6th: Cruise Ship Ocean Princess in Lerwick Harbour

7th: Cruise Ship MSC Magnifica in Lerwick Harbour

8th: Cruise Ship Marco Polo in Lerwick Harbour

10th to 19th: UnstFest 2015

15th: RSPB Mires of Funzie Nature Reserve (Fetlar) – Guided Walk, 11am-1pm

17th: Cruise Ship Aidacara in Lerwick Harbour

21st: Cruise Ship Ocean Majesty in Lerwick Harbour

22nd: Cruise Ship Island Sky in Lerwick Harbour

24th: Cruise Ship Costa Fortuna in Lerwick Harbour

26th: Cruise Ships Marco Polo and Hamburg in Lerwick Harbour

27th: Cruise Ship Europa in Lerwick Harbour

 

AUGUST 2015

1st: Voe Show

1st: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

2nd to 9th: Shetland Fiddle Frenzy 2015

3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th: Shetland Showcase of traditional music & crafts in Islesburgh Community Centre

3rd: Cruise Ship Ryndam in Lerwick Harbour

6th: Cruise Ship Azores in Lerwick Harbour

8th: Walls Show

10th: Cruise Ship Azores in Lerwick Harbour

11th: Cruise Ship Seabourn Spirit in Lerwick Harbour

12th: Cruise Ship MSC Magnifica in Lerwick Harbour

12th: Cunningsburgh Show

16th: Cruise Ship Adonia in Lerwick Harbour

17th: Cruise Ship Seabourn Spirit in Lerwick Harbour

21st: Cruise Ship Saga Sapphire in Lerwick Harbour

26th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

28th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

29th until 6th Sep: Screenplay Film Festival 2015

29th: Unst Show

SEPTEMBER 2015

until 6th: Screenplay Film Festival continues

2nd: Cruise Ship Crystal Symphony in Lerwick Harbour

3rd: Cruise Ship Crystal Serenity in Lerwick Harbour

5th: Yell Show

5th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

8th: Cruise Ship Caribbean Princess in Lerwick Harbour

10th: Cruise Ship Eurodam in Lerwick Harbour

23rd: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

25th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

26th until 4th Oct: Shetland Wool Week 2015 (www.shetlandwoolweek.com)


OCTOBER 2015

to 4th: Shetland Wool Week continues

3rd until 15th Nov: Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum – Exhibition on James Robertson, mapmaker (b.1753 in Yell), includes his maps and equipment, on loan from National Libraries of Scotland, plus talks, workshops etc

3rd: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

8th to 12th: 28th Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival

28th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

30th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

NOVEMBER 2015

6th to 8th: Shetland International Guitar Festival 2015

7th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

13th to 15th: Shetland Arts/Iceland Noir/Promote Shetland – Shetland Noir Crime-Writing Festival 2015 at Mareel

18th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

20th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

 

DECEMBER 2015

5th: Shetland Library – Basement Browsing, 2-4.30pm

16th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Toddler Session at Old Library Centre, 2-2.45pm

18th: Shetland Library – Bookbug Baby Session at Old Library Centre, 10.30-11.15am

 

SUMMER EVENTS

daily exc. Thu (1/3 to 31/10): Lea Gardens at Tresta open 2-5pm

Mon (11/5/15 to 10/8/15): RSPB Mousa Nature Reserve – Guided Walk, 1-4pm

Tue: Traditional Music Sessions in the Douglas Arms (Marlex)

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun (1/5 to 30/9): Bressay Heritage Centre open 10am-4pm; Sun 11am-5pm; open Oct & Nov by arrangement (www.bressay-history-group.org)

Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun (19/4 to 30/9): Old Haa, Burravoe open 10am-4pm; Sun 2-5pm

Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun (1/5 to 30/9): The Cabin Museum, Vidlin open 1-5pm

Tue to Sat (May to mid-Oct): Shetland Textile Working Museum at Bod of Gremista open 12noon-5pm (till 7pm on Thu) (http://shetlandtextilemuseum.wordpress.com)

Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun (1/5 to 30/9): Whalsay Heritage Centre open 2-5pm; open Apr & Oct by arrangement (www.whalsayheritage.co.uk)

Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat: Noss National Nature Reserve open (info line 0800 107 7818)

daily (13/4 to 11/10): Quendale Water Mill open 10am-5pm; open 1-12 Apr & 12-31 Oct by arrangement (www.quendalemill.co.uk)

daily (17/4 to 30/9): Tangwick Haa Museum open 11am-5pm; open 1-16 Apr & Oct by arrangement

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Hoswick Visitor Centre, Sandwick open 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm; open Apr & Oct by arrangement

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Scalloway Museum open 11am-4pm; Sun 2-4pm (www.scallowaymuseum.org)

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Unst Heritage Centre open 11am-4pm; Sun 2-4pm; open Apr & Oct by arrangement (www.unstheritage.com)

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Unst Boat Haven open 11am-4pm; Sun 2-4pm (www.unstheritage.com)

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Fetlar Interpretive Centre open 11am-4pm; Sun 12.30pm-4pm; open Apr & Oct by arrangement (www.fetlar.com)

daily (1/5 to 30/9): Crofthouse Museum, Dunrossness open 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm (www.shetland-museum.org.uk)

daily (15/4 to 15/9 & by arrangement): Seabirds-and-Seals Boat Trips (www.seabirds-and-seals.com)

daily: Shetland Sea Charters Boat Trips (01595 692577 or 07759 668969)

various: Thule Charters Boat Trips (www.thule-charters.co.uk)

various: Mousa Boat Trips (www.mousa.co.uk)

various: St Magnus Bay Charters Boat Trips (www.stmagnusbay.shetland.co.uk)

various: Shetland Marine Charters Boat Trips (www.shetlandmarinecharters.com)

various: Muckle Roe Sailing Charters (www.shetlandsailing.com)

various: Simmer Dim Charters (www.simmerdimcharters.com)

various: Sailing Trips on the Swan (www.swantrust.com)

various: Sailing Trips on Dim Riv longship

various: Shetland Small Group Tours (www.shetlandtours.co.uk)

various: Island Trails Tours (www.island-trails.co.uk)

various: Shetland Geotours Tours (www.shetlandgeotours.com)

various: Shetland Nature Tours (www.shetlandnature.net)

various: Unseen Shetland Tours (www.unseenshetland.com)

various: RSPB events and activities (www.rspb.org.uk/reserves)

various: Up-Helly-A’ Exhibition open in Galley Shed, St Sunniva Street

Every care is taken in the compilation of this list. If you are aware of any errors or need details amended or added, please contact our office or send an email to info@shetland-times.co.uk