Events

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Oct
7
Fri
Special Event: Billy’s Night Oot: Orkney on Screen – Phoenix Cinema @ The Pickaquoy Centre
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Special Event: Billy’s Night Oot: Orkney on Screen

Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

This year’s annual Billy Scollie Archive Night, presented by Another Orkney Production, includes unseen films by John Findlay and underwater scenes of HMS Royal Oak, as well as celebrating the 150th birthday of Orcadian pioneer of cinema, James Petrie Chalmers. The ticket includes a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits during the interval.

120mins

Oct
8
Sat
Kubo and the Two Strings – Phoenix Cinema @ The Pickaquoy Centre
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.

Animated family adventure that combines Laika’s (The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, Coraline) signature visual style with a fantastic voice cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei and Rooney Mara.

102mins

pg

Ben-Hur – Phoenix Cinema @ The Pickaquoy Centre
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but instead finds redemption.

In Roman-occupied Jerusalem, Prince Judah Ben-Hur is falsely accused of treason by his adoptive brother, army officer Messala. He’s stripped of his title, separated from Esther, the woman he loves, and forced into years of slavery at sea. During his eventful exile, Ben-Hur encounters Sheikh Ilderim, who trains him as a charioteer. Eventually, he returns home bent on revenge. But by this time his life has been changed by encounters with Jesus Christ.

Epic historical action drama starring Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman. A new take on the classic story, based on the 1880 novel by Lew Wallace which is best known for inspiring the Oscar-winning 1959 film starring Charlton Heston.

Watch out for the breathtaking, state-of-the-art chariot race!

123mins

12a

Oct
9
Sun
Kubo and the Two Strings 3D – Phoenix Cinema @ The Pickaquoy Centre
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.

Animated family adventure that combines Laika’s (The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, Coraline) signature visual style with a fantastic voice cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei and Rooney Mara.

102mins

pg

Ben-Hur 3D – Phoenix Cinema @ The Pickaquoy Centre
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but instead finds redemption.

In Roman-occupied Jerusalem, Prince Judah Ben-Hur is falsely accused of treason by his adoptive brother, army officer Messala. He’s stripped of his title, separated from Esther, the woman he loves, and forced into years of slavery at sea. During his eventful exile, Ben-Hur encounters Sheikh Ilderim, who trains him as a charioteer. Eventually, he returns home bent on revenge. But by this time his life has been changed by encounters with Jesus Christ.

Epic historical action drama starring Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman. A new take on the classic story, based on the 1880 novel by Lew Wallace which is best known for inspiring the Oscar-winning 1959 film starring Charlton Heston.

Watch out for the breathtaking, state-of-the-art chariot race!

123mins

12a

Oct
10
Mon
Ben-Hur – Phoenix Cinema @ The Pickaquoy Centre
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but instead finds redemption.

In Roman-occupied Jerusalem, Prince Judah Ben-Hur is falsely accused of treason by his adoptive brother, army officer Messala. He’s stripped of his title, separated from Esther, the woman he loves, and forced into years of slavery at sea. During his eventful exile, Ben-Hur encounters Sheikh Ilderim, who trains him as a charioteer. Eventually, he returns home bent on revenge. But by this time his life has been changed by encounters with Jesus Christ.

Epic historical action drama starring Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman. A new take on the classic story, based on the 1880 novel by Lew Wallace which is best known for inspiring the Oscar-winning 1959 film starring Charlton Heston.

Watch out for the breathtaking, state-of-the-art chariot race!

123mins

12a

Ben-Hur – Phoenix Cinema @ The Pickaquoy Centre
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but instead finds redemption.

In Roman-occupied Jerusalem, Prince Judah Ben-Hur is falsely accused of treason by his adoptive brother, army officer Messala. He’s stripped of his title, separated from Esther, the woman he loves, and forced into years of slavery at sea. During his eventful exile, Ben-Hur encounters Sheikh Ilderim, who trains him as a charioteer. Eventually, he returns home bent on revenge. But by this time his life has been changed by encounters with Jesus Christ.

Epic historical action drama starring Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman. A new take on the classic story, based on the 1880 novel by Lew Wallace which is best known for inspiring the Oscar-winning 1959 film starring Charlton Heston.

Watch out for the breathtaking, state-of-the-art chariot race!

123mins

12a

Dec
10
Sat
KAOS Ticket Launch for “9 to 5” Show @ Orkney Soap
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am

925

Kirkwall Amateur Operatics Society are holding a ticket launch for their upcoming show “9 to 5”.

With some live songs from the show being performed in the Town.

 

Apr
29
Sat
Oceanallover presents Sea Hames @ Tankerness House Gardens
Apr 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
SAT 29 APR
TANKERNESS HOUSE GARDENS (KIRKWALL) 15:30

DURATION: 45mins

FREE LIVE PERFORMANCE, MUSIC AND COSTUME
INSPIRED BY ORKNEY’S FESTIVAL OF THE HORSE AND BOYS’ PLOUGHING MATCH

Sea Hames is the latest outdoor performance project from leading site specific theatre company Oceanallover. Inspired by ‘The Festival of the Horse and Boys’ Ploughing Match’ this multi-disciplinary performance fuses sonic composition, compelling performance and intricate costume to explore the mythology and iconography of horse, plough and the sea.

In 1984 two Clydesdale horses jumped the gate to their field and charged down to the beach at Billia Croo on Orkney. They stood up on their hind hooves and danced in the low mid-summer sun. This project begins with those two horses and the sea; about freedom and creativity, the persistence of memory, tradition and innovation, attention to detail and wild brush-strokes.

As these are outdoor performances audience members are advised to dress for the weather.

Part of Stromness’ 200 years Per Mare celebrations, sponsored by Stromness Community Council

Image credit: ©Florencia García Chafuén

www.oceanallover.co.uk www.feralartprojects.com  http://www.oceanallover.co.uk/Pages/Sea%20Hames.html

 

May
23
Tue
Magnus 900 Celebration – “A Jar of Light” @ St Magnus Centre
May 23 @ 7:00 pm
Magnus 900 Celebration – “A Jar of Light”
Birsay Drama Group presents “A Jar of Light” by Pam Beasant.
Venue: St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall
Time: 7pm
Contact: £5 payable at door