The new look starts with the chairing and introducing of events, which this year will be carried out by a group of eight young people, some from Orkney and some from elsewhere in Scotland.
Training for the group will be provided by Kristin Linklater at Linklater Voice in Sandwick during the second week of July. Kristin Linklater’s teaching of voice production is world-renowned. Brought up in Orkney, she pursued a highly successful academic and theatrical career in the United States and Europe for fifty years and then moved back to Orkney in 2014 to set up a residential voice training centre that attracts people from many countries.
In addition to the group of chairpeople, further young people will have the opportunity in this year’s Science Festival to assist visiting speakers in a number of events.