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SCIENCE FESTIVAL SERVICE

St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall

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

CATCHING THE LIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHY WITHOUT A CAMERA

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

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY FOR ABSOLUTE AMATEURS

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.

£2 – £4

SOUND, KRAFT AND VISION

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.

£3 – £5

TO THE STRAITS THE STORM SPEEDS US

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.

£3 – £5

THE ESSENCE OF ENERGY

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

£2 – £4

THE ASTRONOMER’S DAUGHTER AND THE LOST ARMADA SHIPS

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, Matjaž Vidmar describes the lady who developed it, and Dr Edvard Kobal tells of her later life in the mountains

£10

AND OH! THE LIGHTS OF FAR NARBONNE

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.

£2 – £4