Join us in Mareel to explore the music, heritage and landscapes of our beautiful islands through film.

Our specially commissioned double feature will take you on a journey through the history of Shetland music in Sounds of Shetland, followed by a glimpse into life in Shetland through rarely seen archive footage in Shetland through the Years.

The short films were made locally, featuring the music of Hjaltibonhoga, Shetland’s fiddlers of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and unique archive footage from the Shetland Film Archive.

Hjaltibonhoga means ‘Shetland, my spiritual home’. Hjaltibonhoga encourage and promote traditional Shetland music, ensuring these cultural identities are shared internationally and passing on skills and traditions across the generations. The Shetland Film Archive is a volunteer-led charitable organisation which aims to collect, digitise and preserve moving image material relating to Shetland, for future generations to learn from and enjoy.

Sights & Sounds of Shetland screens from 1.30 - 2.30pm every day Mareel is open, from 06 April - 28 August.

This film is unclassified, we would recommend it as a PG - suitable for general viewing, but parents should use their judgement on whether it is appropriate for young children. 

Running time 40min. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

There are no longer distancing measures in place in our venues, but customers should follow current guidance on face coverings unless eating or drinking, and we're requesting that customers take their own rubbish with them at the end of the film and put it in the bins provided. Cinemas will be thoroughly cleaned between each screening, and there is hand sanitiser available throughout the building. We recommend that all customers take a lateral flow test before attending, in line with current Scottish government guidance. In the event of a positive result please stay home, follow NHS advice and contact us on 01595 745500 to credit the ticket cost back to your account.

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