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The Selkie’s New Clothes 2018

The Selkie’s New Clothes 2018

The Selkie’s New Clothes
Costume: Selena S Kuzman
Headpiece: Caroline Bury

Are inspired by the selkie folklore, shape-shifting beings and their transformative powers.

In order to shapeshift they had to cast off their […]

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EXHIBITIONS 2017

EXHIBITIONS 2017

It’s 50 years since the death of Robert Rendall, Orkney shore naturalist and poet. Two exhibitions in the Orkney Library mark the occasion, with archive letters and photos, and […]

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Fashion the Future!

Fashion the Future!

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The window of a former Orkney clothing shop is back in action with costumes this week. Aislin, Nyx, Nehalennia and Calypso were specially created for the Year of Innovation, […]

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Northern Light with Orkney Camera Club

Northern Light with Orkney Camera Club

One of the most popular and long-running exhibitions to take place annually in the Science Festival is the photographic exhibition of the Orkney Camera Club.

For a number of years […]

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The UK’s Brightest Light Source

The UK’s Brightest Light Source

Light is crucial to life on Earth. Heat is transferred from the sun, in the form of infrared radiation, to warm the planet and to drive the climate system, […]

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Open Windows lets the light in

Open Windows lets the light in

There’s an early opportunity to see it as it opens on Sunday 30 August and runs to Sunday 6 September. “Open 24 hours a day!” say the organisers.

The artists […]

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Ernest W. Marwick: writer and scholar

Ernest W. Marwick: writer and scholar

Scholar and author, journalist and broadcaster, campaigner, and a true gentleman – who could so aptly fit that description but Orkney’s own Ernest W. Marwick?

An exhibition in Orkney Archive […]

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Beatrice Works

Beatrice Works

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Imagine you are gazing at a 300 foot high wind turbine being raised from its horizontal position at Nigg Bay, Rosshire, up into the sky, to become a mammoth […]

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From Orkney to Canada

From Orkney to Canada

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The exhibition of paintings by Sheena Fraser McGoogan and Jane Glue, From Orkney to Canada, with images of some of the places John Rae loved, on both sides of […]

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Orkney Wireless Museum

Orkney Wireless Museum

Orkney Wireless Museum is a treasure chest of history. It tells the story of radio from its very beginnings through times of war and on to today, and many […]