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11:15 am

SCIENCE FESTIVAL SERVICE

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

led by Rev. June Freeth, 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 and techniques to successfully observe our Moon - naked eye, binoculars, telescope (“Lunar 100” checklist) - and to capture and process photographic images for yourself. Illustrated by some of his own images taken from his local Highlands observatory. Tickets £4 & £2. […]

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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, the St Magnus Consort, and Orkney Children's Theatre Club, and readers Ragnhild Ljosland and […]

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WITH SEQUENCES LIKE CANVASES

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. Dr Sarah Neely of Stirling University and Dan Lee of UHI look at her relationship to place, and particularly Land Makar, filmed at […]

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5:15 pm

BORN A HUNTER – NOW SAVING FROGS

September 9 → 5:15 pm6:15 pm
Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall
£3 – £5

Prof. R. J. Berry Memorial Lecture Born into a hunter-gatherer clan in northern Ghana's dry savannas, Gilbert Adum spent half of his life hunting. But when he realised that Ghana’s frogs were in danger of extinction, he changed course to co-found SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, today Africa’s leading charity dedicated […]

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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. The film of West Aith shows, wrote Margaret Tait, “its beauty and the hard work that […]

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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 and Sheena Wellington in songs and music to accompany readings by Dave Grieve from Irish scholars, from Celtic bards and medieval thinkers to modern times. With the support of YOYP 2018, 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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