WORKSHOP: SHADOWS OF THE ANCIENT LAKE

September 8, 2023 → 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, Burray

Explore the fossilised remains of Lake Orcadie’s ancient fish and follow clues from our local collection to piece together the once living creatures now embedded in the rocks. After a short look at some of the fish fossils on display, you will work together with artist Mary Grieve to help create a shoal of shadows. You will each design and build a shadow puppet fish to recreate the water world of Devonian times, in an era before life came ashore leading to reptiles, birds, mammals and us.

For age range 5 and over. Children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult.

Numbers limited to 12, booking essential: tickets £6 & £3. You can book direct through this LINK.

Tickets include entry to the Fossil Centre, so come along early to enjoy a look around and find inspiration in its very special collections.

A second workshop will take place on Sunday afternoon at Stromness Museum.

This event is also part of the Scottish Geology Festival which runs from 1 September to 8 October with a rich mix of indoor and outdoor events across Scotland, from Shetland to Siccar Point, and Arran to Angus.

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WORKSHOP: SHADOWS OF THE ANCIENT LAKE

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