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10:00 am
£2 - £4

FAMILY DAY

September 3, 2016 → 10:00 am4:00 pm
King Street Halls, Kirkwall,

Make a noisy drawing, a porridge poultice, a geometric lantern, an ancient animal, a modern molecule … See 3D printing, pemmican-making, broch-building, sea creatures … Try a Raspberry Pi, astronomy activities, electric paint, operating a robot arm … Learn about living in space, scientific detective work, flowers for native bumblebees,

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£1 - £3

STROMNESS OLD AND NEW

September 3, 2016 → 10:00 am11:30 am
from Warehouse Building, Pierhead, Stromness,

Join Bryce Wilson to visit the Warehouse Building and the Pier Arts Centre to see and hear about their restoration and development, with a view of Stromness from the South Pier along the way. Numbers limited: booking essential. £3 & £1.

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£2 - £4

THE CATHEDRAL BUILDERS

September 3, 2016 → 10:00 am11:00 am
Baptist Church, Kirkwall,

Maarten de Vries describes the building techniques that led to cathedrals soaring more than 300 feet high. George McPhee plays music of the time on digital church organ and harpsichord, with the sound of individual churches and composers.

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11:30 am
£2 - £4

THE RADIANT HEAT, THE GLOWING LIGHT

September 3, 2016 → 11:30 am12:30 pm
Baptist Church, Kirkwall,

Dr Edvard Kobal of the Slovenian Science Foundation tells the story of the 19th-century Slovenian physicist Jožef Stefan, who developed the law of heat radiation and determined the sun’s temperature, and also developed theories of polar cold. Dave Grieve reads some of Stefan’s poetry and George McPhee plays music of

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1:00 pm

VINTAGE RALLY

September 3, 2016 → 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Broad Street, Kirkwall,

Orkney Vintage Club with cars, motorbikes, tractors and stationary engines and a tractor run starting at 1.30 pm, plus electric cars, street food from 12 noon, and the Willowburn Valley Stompers at 2 pm.

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2:00 pm
£2 - £4

SINGALONG WITH MR BOOM

September 3, 2016 → 2:00 pm3:00 pm
MacGillivray Room, Library, Kirkwall,

From the moon his ship he’ll bring – just to see you dance and sing!

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£2 - £4

NO WEEL BIT COMAN AT NOO

September 3, 2016 → 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Baptist Church, Kirkwall,

A look back at health approaches in Orkney, from ancient folk remedies to early hospitals and modern medical services, with some thoughts from George Corrigall and John Firth along the way. Dr Tom Rendall is joined by Dr Ingrid Norquay, Emma Grieve and Neil Leask.

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£1 - £3

TIDAL POWER

September 3, 2016 → 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Pier Arts Centre, Stromness,
Scotrenewables' new tidal turbine

Set between two massive tidal systems, Orkney has some of the world’s best tidal power sites – plus the world’s most powerful tidal machine, developed locally. Prof. Clive Greated explains the basic science behind tidal power generation and shows film clips of some of the latest Orkney developments.

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3:30 pm
£1 - £3

UNRAVELLING THE HAMPSHIRE

September 3, 2016 → 3:30 pm4:30 pm
Pier Arts Centre, Stromness,

James Irvine, Andrew Hollinrake and Tom Muir tell the story of Kitchener and the Hampshire and the tales and mysteries that have grown up around its loss 100 years ago. Tickets £3 & £1.

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5:30 pm
£2 - £4

AURORA: IN SEARCH OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

September 3, 2016 → 5:30 pm6:30 pm
Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall,

Plasma physicist and explorer Dr Melanie Windridge describes an Arctic journey of discovery through Scandinavia, Canada and Svalbard, interweaving the underlying science with background history, folklore and landscape – and spectacular images of the Northern Lights.

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7:00 pm

KIRKWALL CITY PIPE BAND

September 3, 2016 → 7:00 pm7:30 pm
Broad Street, Kirkwall,

Final parade of the season

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7:45 pm
£3 - £5

WEST SIDE CINEMA: FOLLOWING THE FLEET – DRIFTERS

September 3, 2016 → 7:45 pm10:00 pm
Town Hall, Stromness,

A tour of Scotland's major herring ports with beatboxer and composer Jason Singh performing his live vocal score to John Grierson's monumental silent film Drifters (1929). Doors open 7.15. Tickets at door £5 & £3 (under 16). Certificate PG

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8:00 pm
£2 - £4

DOLPHIN COMMUNICATION

September 3, 2016 → 8:00 pm9:00 pm
Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall,

Do dolphins communicate about food or humans, or gossip about others? Prof. Vincent Janik, the Director of the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St Andrews, explains how we can study dolphin communication and intelligence and whether dolphins are smarter than other animals.

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9:00 pm

8.00 – 12.00 midnight Meet up at the Festival Club at The Reel

September 3, 2016 → 9:00 pm11:30 pm
The Reel, Kirkwall,
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