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11:15 am

SCIENCE FESTIVAL SERVICE

September 9 → 11:15 am12:30 pm
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall

led by Rev. Fraser Macnaughton, with St Magnus Cathedral Choir

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1:00 pm

WORKSHOP: SECRET SEASHORE – THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT SEAWEEDS, LIMPETS AND BARNACLES

September 9 → 1:00 pm4:00 pm
From Stromness Museum
£2 - £4

Watch and listen in to life in a rockpool. Learn more about the workings of the shore. Play an old Orkney shell game, and make some rockpool art. A family event, hosted by Rebecca Marr, Fiona Sanderson, Katherine Diaper, and Andrew Want. Tickets £4 & £2. Booking essential: phone Stromness […]

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2:00 pm

PHOTOGRAPHING THE MOON

September 9 → 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Pier Arts Centre, Stromness
£2 - £4

Eric Walker gives an insight into the tools, techniques and emotional fortitude required to produce some spectacular images on and around his home observatory.

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A CENTRAL PROPERTY OF LIFE

September 9 → 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall
£3 - £5
Sir Paul Nurse-Credit-BBC

At the heart of living systems is their reproduction, and the basis for that is the reproduction of cells. So what controls cell repriduction? Sir Paul Nurse describes the work that led to his sharing the 2001 Nobel Prize for physiology/medicine.

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3:30 pm

LIKE THE CORN CUT DOWN BY THE RIVER

September 9 → 3:30 pm4:30 pm
Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall
£3 - £5

The story of the battle of Clontarf, and the web of fate, and the 19th-century tidal calculations that confirmed the old Irish annalist’s account of the timing of the battle. With the Lorcán Mac Mathúna Quartet and Orkney Children's Theatre Club, and readers Ragnhild Ljosland and Dave Grieve. With the […]

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PERSPECTIVES OF TIME MOVING

September 9 → 3:30 pm4:30 pm
Pier Arts Centre, Stromness
£2 - £4

Margaret Tait’s films broke new ground in their blending together of photography, painting and poetry. Now, a century after her birth, they are receiving their due acclaim, as Dr Sarah Neely of Stirling University describes. Tickets £4 & £2.

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6:00 pm

LAND MAKAR

September 9 → 6:00 pm7:15 pm
Skaill House, Sandwick
£10

The Dr John Cumming Memorial Presentation The Margaret Tait centenary is marked by a showing of her film about crofter Mary Graham Sinclair, who lived, as she did, just across the Loch of Skaill. Introduced by Ida Cumming and followed by an Orkney afternoon tea. Tickets £10. With the support […]

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8:00 pm

THE SCHOLARS AND THE SNOW AND STARS

September 9 → 8:00 pm9:30 pm
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
£3 - £5
Mayfield Singers

The Mayfield Singers and Paisley Abbey organist George McPhee are joined by the Lorcán Mac Mathúna Quartet in songs and music to accompany readings from Irish scholars, from Celtic bards and medieval thinkers to modern times. With the support of EventScotland and Culture Ireland

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9:00 pm

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

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