Events

Our 2017 Kirkwall Events leaflet is available to download here –

 Kirkwall Events 2017 PDF

 

Sep
13
Wed
OISF – Talk – ISLANDS OF WATER, WIND AND SUN @ King Street Halls
Sep 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Islands across Europe are reaching energy self-sufficiency through using natural resources, balancing demand in smart grids. Challenges and solutions are described by Kostas Komninos of the DAFNI Network of Sustainable Greek Islands, Elvira Laneborg from the Baltic island of Öland, and Mark Hull of Community Energy Scotland in Orkney.
In association with the European Small Islands Network

OISF – Talk – LOOKING TO THE HORIZON: ISLANDS IN THE FRONT LINE @ King Street Halls
Sep 13 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

The Grimond Lecture

Islands across Europe and worldwide face big challenges, in employment, energy, and the environment. But, says Brendan Devlin, energy adviser to the European Commission, these very challenges can stimulate innovative solutions that can propel islands to the forefront of opportunity.
In association with the European Small Islands Network

The Grimond Lecture is held annually to commemorate the way in which the late Lord and Lady Grimond encouraged the spread of new ideas within Orkney and more widely. Each year the Festival invites a speaker to give a talk on a theme which opens up a fresh perspective on some aspect of science and society.

OISF – Talk – FROM ROCKY KARST TO SUNLIT SEA @ Kirkwall Town Hall
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Slovenian wine comes from varied soils. Dr Edvard Kobal and Prof. Peter Raspor mark the 20th anniversary of the friendship between the Slovenian Science Foundation and the Festival by looking at the links between land, yeast and wine, illustrated by samples. Tickets £5 (IBD members free).
Organised by the Institute of Brewing and Dsitilling

 

OISF – THE HIGHLAND PARK CEILIDH @ Peedie Kirk Hall
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm – 12:00 am

With Aff The Kuff, and Lewis Hou’s fiddle and dance steps, for would-be and why-not dancers of all ages. Tickets (including light supper) £10.
Sponsored by Highland Park

Sep
14
Thu
Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – For Arts Sake @ For Arts Sake
Sep 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

WeekDay Workshops

on Thursday from 1.30 to 3.30 with Maggie

Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – come and join in

 

People of all ages are welcome although if you are under 16 you will need to be accompanied by an authorised adult.

If you would like to come you can just turn up on the day.  Booking isn’t essential, but if you can give us a call on 873234 beforehand we will have an idea of the numbers attending.

Whether you live in Orkney or are here as a visitor, you will be welcome to come along to this group.

 

Sep
16
Sat
Saturday Slaughters @ Orkney Library & Archive
Sep 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Come along to discuss this title over a cuppa

Sep
21
Thu
Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – For Arts Sake @ For Arts Sake
Sep 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

WeekDay Workshops

on Thursday from 1.30 to 3.30 with Maggie

Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – come and join in

 

People of all ages are welcome although if you are under 16 you will need to be accompanied by an authorised adult.

If you would like to come you can just turn up on the day.  Booking isn’t essential, but if you can give us a call on 873234 beforehand we will have an idea of the numbers attending.

Whether you live in Orkney or are here as a visitor, you will be welcome to come along to this group.

 

Sep
28
Thu
Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – For Arts Sake @ For Arts Sake
Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

WeekDay Workshops

on Thursday from 1.30 to 3.30 with Maggie

Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – come and join in

 

People of all ages are welcome although if you are under 16 you will need to be accompanied by an authorised adult.

If you would like to come you can just turn up on the day.  Booking isn’t essential, but if you can give us a call on 873234 beforehand we will have an idea of the numbers attending.

Whether you live in Orkney or are here as a visitor, you will be welcome to come along to this group.

 

Sep
30
Sat
Orkney Farmers Market @ Kirkwall Masonic Hall
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Regular monthly market showcasing some of Orkney’s smaller food producers, craft makers and growers. Come along and support your local producers – either as a customer or as a trader. For more information on selling at a Farmer’s Market, contact Thelma Bruce on 741 223.

 

Regular vistors:

Homebakes, Preserves and Fresh Veg from Greentoft Farm Produce, Quality Meat from The Dounby Butcher, Craft Roasted Coffee and Speciality Teas from Caithness Coffee Company, Handmade, Original Flavour chocolates from Peedie chocs and desserts, Homebakes and Orkney Cheese from Susan Sinclair and Smoked Fish, Mussels and Cheese from Humes.

Oct
5
Thu
Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – For Arts Sake @ For Arts Sake
Oct 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

WeekDay Workshops

on Thursday from 1.30 to 3.30 with Maggie

Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – come and join in

 

People of all ages are welcome although if you are under 16 you will need to be accompanied by an authorised adult.

If you would like to come you can just turn up on the day.  Booking isn’t essential, but if you can give us a call on 873234 beforehand we will have an idea of the numbers attending.

Whether you live in Orkney or are here as a visitor, you will be welcome to come along to this group.