You can do many things in the seven days of the Festival. There are talks on the future, and new ideas in energy and transport in medicine; talks on the past, with stories of discovery and adventure; workshops on AI and robotics and finding the night sky over Maeshowe 5,000 years ago; and walks to explore ancient landscapes.
You can enjoy a Cathedral concert blending electronic music with voices and instruments, or hear a legendary western group in concert and in a science show. You can enjoy insights into art and mathematics in a harbourfront setting. You can see spectacular images of the aurora in Arctic skies.
There are lunches of Orkney food, a pipe band on parade, time to reflect in a cathedral or on a beach with the wind and the waves.
There is the story of the time when the ice was a kilometre thick over Orkney and the clues that still survive in boulder clay. And there is the story of the fiery power of the Sun, with the presence of an amazing installation in St Magnus Cathedral as a dynamic centrepiece to a rich and varied programme for this year.