2022 Shetland Society of Wellington Centenary

Throughout 2022 we celebrate 100 years of the Shetland Society of Wellington.

Registration Form for 2022 Centenary Events September 2022

Many events are available for people to participate in and/or attend. Complete the form above and put these dates in your diary:

  • Mural & Story Map unveiling - Sunday 11th September
  • Special public exhibitions:
    • Fibre and Textile and Photo exhibitions, Odlin Gallery, Lower Hutt, 13-18 September, open 10 AM - 4 PM daily.
    • Shetland Society exhibition at Thistle Hall, Wellington, 12-17 September, open 11 AM - 7 PM daily.

Main Centenary Weekend Events - attendance by registration for the weekend

  • Reception at UK High Commission, Karori - Friday 16th September
  • Centenary Luncheon at The Pines, Houghton Bay - Saturday 17th September
  • Society Luncheon, get-together and historical display - Sunday 18th September

In early 2023 we will hold our Society picnic, 100 years after the first picnic! And later in 2023 the deferred Centenary Viking Ball, the 50th of its kind. Email events@shetlandwellington.org.nz to register your interest in attending this iconic event to complete the centenary celebrations for the Shetland Society of Wellington.

Note about the Centenary Viking Ball - from Shetland Society of Wellington:  (ALL OTHER CENTENARY EVENTS ARE GOING AHEAD)
With great regret, we have decided to defer our 10th September Centenary Viking Ball until next year, in light of the ongoing COVID pandemic and growing concerns about 'flu.

Vigorous dancing, eating and drinking and close physical contact with hundreds of people are all key elements that make our Viking Ball a success. But they are also the main means of transmitting viruses. We have judged that a month from now will still not be a responsible time for us to host our Viking Ball.

All those who have purchased tickets will of course have their money returned.

Our hope is that we can hold the Ball next year, and we will give plenty of notice of a new date. Our committee is very disappointed because we have worked so hard to prepare a memorable evening of amazing music, delicious food, great company and a wonderful mix of dancing - but we are confident that will still happen!

If you want to register your interest in the Centenary Viking Ball to be held in 2023, email us at events@shetlandwellington.org.nz

You can also join the official Viking Ball Facebook group.