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Nordic Nights

Soar up in the skies and dive down into the water’s depths on a journey of wonder, trickery and hope!

Storytelling and music weave into each other in this engaging and absorbing performance inspired by the myth, magic and mystery of stories written and told in Nordic region. Light and darkness, witches, robbers, ghosts and the sea are some of topics that have inspired the creation of this work that also celebrates 2022 as Scotland’s Year of Stories.

"This performance will capture the imagination and transport people on a fantastical journey. I feel that we are very lucky to live in the unique and distinctive Nordic region, a geographic area that is very rich in beautiful stories, often heavily influenced and inspired by the natural surroundings that define our everyday – the sea, the wind, the wildlife and the ruggedness of the landscape."

Renzo Spiteri

Nordic Nights

Nordic Nights

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"I really enjoyed the immersive sounds that transported the words around the room in a warm manner."

"Wonderful! Thank you."

"Mesmerizing- thank you so very much."

 
 
 
 
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The Artists

Percussionist Renzo Spiteri is an internationally respected creative musician with a performance career spanning more than 30 years. He specialises in cross-artistic and cross-cultural collaborations. He has performed in major international festivals and venues, leading his own projects and collaborations and using the universal language of music to bring people from diverse cultural and artistic backgrounds together.

A collaborative artist working in film and felt, Jan Bee Brown is a professional storyteller and shanty-woman. Jan specialises in creating bespoke, inclusive performances through stories and song that respond to a sense of place, reflecting the landscape and the community in which the stories are shared. Recently Jan produced ‘Waves, Wirds & Wirset’ for the Scottish International Storytelling Festival - Go Local strand at Hoswick Visitor Centre with James Sinclair and Barry Nisbet.

 
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Nordic Nights is delivered by Curious Pilgrims as part of its Reconnect! Programme supported by the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund. With additional support from Shetland Arts.