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11:15 am

SCIENCE FESTIVAL SERVICE

September 10 → 11:15 am12:15 pm
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall,

led by the Cathedral's associate minister, Rev. June Freeth, with St Magnus Cathedral Choir.

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1:00 pm

CATCHING THE LIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHY WITHOUT A CAMERA

September 10 → 1:00 pm5:00 pm
Around Stromness Museum,

Join photographer Ingrid Budge in an exploration of camera-less photography techniques to make images of botanical specimens from Orkney as part of Stromness Museum's year-long celebration of the life and work of Rev. Dr Charles Clouston. Ages 14+, booking essential from Stromness Museum 01856 850025. Organised by Stromness Museum with support

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2:00 pm
£3 - £5

SOUND, KRAFT AND VISION

September 10 → 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Pier Arts Centre, Stromness,

Artists are increasingly bringing sound into visual works. Dr Marianne Greated of Glasgow School of Art explores the links between our senses of sound and vision – and their creative possibilities. Tickets £5 & £3.

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£2 - £4

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY FOR ABSOLUTE AMATEURS

September 10 → 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall,

Amateur astronomer Eric Walker takes us on an illustrated journey from early errors to more recent accomplished efforts, taken from in and around his home observatory in the Highlands. He will give an insight into the tools, techniques, and emotional fortitude required to produce some spectacular images.

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3:30 pm
£2 - £4

THE ESSENCE OF ENERGY

September 10 → 3:30 pm4:30 pm
Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall,

Cars are now in production using a radically new design of electric motor by Slovenian physicist and inventor Andrej Detela. Could novel solutions be found to other challenges? The starting-point, he says, in a lecture marking the centenary of the birth of physicist David Bohm, is to look afresh at

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£3 - £5

TO THE STRAITS THE STORM SPEEDS US

September 10 → 3:30 pm4:30 pm
Pier Arts Centre, Stromness,

Prof. Donna Heddle of UHI’s Centre for Nordic Studies tells the story of Earl Rognvald’s voyage to Jerusalem and sojourn in Narbonne, and the images woven into his poems of the journey. Tickets £5 & £3.

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6:00 pm
£10

THE ASTRONOMER’S DAUGHTER AND THE LOST ARMADA SHIPS

September 10 → 6:00 pm7:15 pm
Skaill House, Sandwick,

Local history tells of two Spanish Armada ships wrecked in Orkney, but no ships have been found in the Spanish archives to fit. Dr Howie Firth tells of an explanation provided by a remarkable lady, Matjaz Vidmar describes her young days in Edinburgh, and Dr Edvard Kobal tells of her

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8:00 pm
£2 - £4

AND OH! THE LIGHTS OF FAR NARBONNE

September 10 → 8:00 pm9:30 pm
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall,

A great quest for knowledge took people on to the roads and sea-routes of 12th-century Europe – among them Earl Rognvald of Orkney. The Mayfield Singers and Paisley Abbey organist George McPhee tell the story, with early music and modern, and readings from Dave Grieve and Ragnhild Ljosland.

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9:00 pm

9 – 11 pm Meet up at the Festival Club at The Reel

September 10 → 9:00 pm11:00 pm
The Reel, Kirkwall,
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