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SCIENCE FESTIVAL SERVICE

St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall

led by Rev. June Freeth, with St Magnus Cathedral Choir.

A CENTRAL PROPERTY OF LIFE

Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall

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.

£3 – £5

PHOTOGRAPHING THE MOON

Pier Arts Centre, Stromness

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.

£2 – £4

WITH SEQUENCES LIKE CANVASES

Pier Arts Centre, Stromness

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

£2 – £4

LIKE THE CORN CUT DOWN BY THE RIVER

Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall

[one_fourth last="no"][/one_fourth]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

£3 – £5

BORN A HUNTER – NOW SAVING FROGS

Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall

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

£3 – £5

LAND MAKAR

Skaill House, Sandwick

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

£10

THE SCHOLARS AND THE SNOW AND STARS

St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall

[one_fourth last="no"][/one_fourth]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

£3 – £5