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Now displaying: November, 2017
Nov 30, 2017

Shetland born Maxie Bain has returned home after living south most of his life, both teaching and painting.

With his current exhibition in Bonhoga Beach Scenes and other obsessions he talks to podcast host Marjolein about his life's journey and craft. 

Nov 23, 2017

Comedian Sara Pascoe was in Shetland last weekend for a stand up show at Mareel.

She speaks to fellow comedian and podcast host Marjolein Robertson about the world of stand up.

Pascoe discusses how she first began performing stand up, as well as the ins and outs of touring. And she tells more about appearing on panel shows including QI and Mock The Week.

The stand up show is reviewed in 24th November edition of The Shetland Times.

Nov 16, 2017

Ashlea Tulloch talks to podcast host, Marjolein Robertson, about the Shetland Befriending Scheme.

It is a voluntary organisation providing one-to-one support for people of all ages within Shetland.

Ashlea tells how she first became involved, explains the scheme and discusses previous voluntary work she has done including Oxjam Music Festival and a sponsored motorbike run.

Nov 9, 2017

This week Marjolein Robertson talks to her Dad, Frank Robertson about his life on the croft as a boy.

This episode was first recorded as a trial, but we thought it was too good to let it go without publishing it.

Frank shares anecdotes from working with the crops and animals on the croft. To talking about the changes in Shetland since the oil.

We hope you enjoy his stories.

Nov 2, 2017

Karen Cunningham is this year's Wordplay curator.

Cunningham has previously worked as the head of libraries in Glasgow where she founded and directed the Glasgow book festival, Aye Write! 

Her love of Shetland began when visiting a friend here 10 years ago. Since then she has returned many times to visit. 

She speaks to podcast host Marjolein Robertson about her involvement in Wordplay, the thinking behind this year's programme and the events to come.

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