Events

Shetland Museum and Archives are proud to offer a range of events for adults, children and famlies, covering a variety of themes throughout the year. Our own events are detailed below, or see the 'What's On' Calendar for all public events and exhibition listings for the building.

Click on the 'What's On' Calendar above to find out more

Please note that all children under 16 must have a current consent form on file before attending any event at Shetland Museum and Archives. These forms can be submitted at the time of attending an event, or beforehand. One form applies for all events in the full calendar year.

Download Pre-school Consent Form here

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To find out about events and what's on in Shetand visit www.whatsonshetland.com


Events

Island languages and language islands: linguistic snippets of islandhood

21/11/2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Auditorium

Lecture by Viveka Velupillai This lecture takes a look at island communities around the world and specifically at different linguistic effects of islandhood, including so-called language islands: distinct varieties spoken in a sea of another, dominating language.

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Grayson Perry - Family Day

23/11/2019 12:00pm
Shetland Museum and Archives

The main theme of the Grayson Perry A Potted Biography exhibition is life stories. The motifs on the two pots tell the story of the artist’s character, and what shaped him as a person. The other part of the exhibition, My Potted Biography reveals how everyday objects belonging to local people can tell stories about their owner - sometimes funny, sometimes sad. Come along to the museum and take part in a variety of events and workshops exploring biography.

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Grayson Perry - Creative Writing Workshop

23/11/2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Shetland Museum and Archives

Bring along an item that means something special to you and join archivist Mark Smith to create a piece of writing or poetry about your object. No previous writing experience necessary.

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Grayson Perry Exhibition - Ceramic pot and decoration workshop with Sharon McGeady (2-day workshop)

30/11/2019 12:00am
North Roe and Lochend Public Hall

Ceramic artist Sharon McGeady will guide you step-by-step through the basic techniques of making and decorating a ceramic pot during this two-part workshop. Your finished piece will be ready to collect by arrangement with the tutor following the second firing.

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