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10:00 am

FAMILY DAY

September 8 → 10:00 am4:00 pm
King Street Halls, Kirkwall
£3 - £5

Details to come. Supported by many kind people and lively organisations

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HYDROGEN – DRIVING FORWARD

September 8 → 10:00 am11:00 am
Baptist Church, Victoria Street, Kirkwall
£3 - £5
Nigel Holmes-oisf 2017

Hydrogen can store energy from wind and tide to power cars, and ferries, and other things as well. Adele Lidderdale (OIC) and Jon Clipsham (EMEC) join Nigel Holmes of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association to describe plans and progress.

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11:30 am

KITE POWER FOR THE FUTURE

September 8 → 11:30 am12:30 pm
Baptist Church, Victoria Street, Kirkwall
£3 - £5

A kite above for the wind, a turbine below to generate electricity. Strathclyde University researcher Oliver Tulloch introduces Western Isles engineer Rod Read and the Daisy Kite developed by his company Windswept and Interesting. Sponsored by Clark Thomson Insurance

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1:00 pm

VINTAGE RALLY

September 8 → 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Broad Street, Kirkwall

Orkney Vintage Club with cars, motorbikes, tractors and stationary engines; plus electric vehicles, street food from 12 noon, and the Willowburn Valley Stompers at 2 pm.

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1:30 pm

SINGALONG WITH MR BOOM

September 8 → 1:30 pm2:30 pm
MacGillivray Room, Library, Kirkwall
£3 - £5

Make sure you come, for now’s your chance - to do the Solar System Dance!

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2:00 pm

ANCIENT STORIES, MODERN SEAS

September 8 → 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Town Hall, Stromness
£3 - £5

Oceanographer Dr Neil Banas of Strathclyde University looks at how a story by a master Haida mythteller, Skaay, reflects the marine ecology on the North Pacific Ocean’s edge. “A similar picture of marine ecosystems arises from contemporary mathematical models,” he says, “but Skaay managed to capture the dynamics of ecosystems […]

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BACH: THE MATHEMATICS AND THE BEAUTY

September 8 → 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Baptist Church, Victoria Street, Kirkwall
£3 - £5
Maarten de Vries-George McPhee

Under the surface of Bach's harmonies are mathematical patterns. How do they influence the music? Maarten de Vries explains, and Paisley Abbey organist George McPhee demonstrates.

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3:30 pm

HE LIT THE LAMP FOR CHEMISTRY

September 8 → 3:30 pm4:30 pm
Baptist Church, Victoria Street, Kirkwall
£3 - £5

Sir Humphry Davy discovered chlorine and calcium, produced laughing gas for anaesthetics and a safety lamp for miners. Hayley Russell tells the story of his life, and Dr Edvard Kobal of the Slovenian Science Foundation describes his European travels.

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A BOAT FOR TIDES AND BROKEN WATER

September 8 → 3:30 pm4:30 pm
Town Hall, Stromness
£3 - £5

Dennis Davidson and Len Wilson tell the story of the North Ronaldsay praam, its great suitability for fishing in island waters, and its structure and original Norwegian design, with archive photos and descriptions by those who built it and used it.

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5:30 pm

SIR PAUL NURSE IN CONVERSATION

September 8 → 5:30 pm6:30 pm
Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall
£3 - £5

"I was never very good at exams ... but there were also good extra-curricular activities at school, particularly hill and mountain walking and more surprisingly, learning to fly. I am still a keen mountain walker and an enthusiastic glider pilot." The 2001 physiology/medicine Nobel laureate in conversation with Dave Gray […]

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7:00 pm

KIRKWALL CITY PIPE BAND

September 8 → 7:00 pm7:30 pm

with their final parade of the season

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7:30 pm

THE BIRDS

September 8 → 7:30 pm9:45 pm
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
£5 - £8

Join the St Andrews New Music Ensemble for the Orkney premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies’s The Birds, commissioned in 2007 as a tribute to the birds of Northern Scotland. This rarely performed work will be accompanied by complementary pieces from the 18th through 20th centuries. Tickets £8 & £5.

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GOOD LIFE, GOOD DEATH, GOOD GRIEF

September 8 → 7:30 pm9:30 pm
King Street Halls, Kirkwall
£3 - £5

Short films on the subjects of illness, death and bereavement followed by round table discussion.

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7:45 pm

WEST SIDE CINEMA: PARTICLE FEVER

September 8 → 7:45 pm10:00 pm
Town Hall, Stromness
£3 - £5

A film providing a front row seat to the Higgs boson discovery. It follows six key scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider. Doors open 7.15 pm. Tickets at door £5 & £3 (students and Young Scot).

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8:00 pm

8 – 12 midnight Meet up at the Festival Club at The Reel

September 8 → 8:00 pm11:59 pm
The Reel, Kirkwall
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