Events

Our 2017 Kirkwall Events leaflet is available to download here –

 Kirkwall Events 2017 PDF

 

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Exhibition – Sails in St Magnus @ St Magnus Cathedral
Exhibition – Sails in St Magnus @ St Magnus Cathedral
Sep 11 all-day
Sails in St Magnus During this anniversary year Sails in St Magnus will be presented  in the Cathedral from Easter Sunday through to Christmas 2017. Originally created for the St Magnus International Festival in 1993, the 14 painted sails represent Earl
Exhibition: Conversations with Magic Stones @ Orkney Museum
Exhibition: Conversations with Magic Stones @ Orkney Museum
Sep 11 all-day
The summer exhibition at the Orkney Museum is ‘Conversations with Magic Stones’, 16th June – 30th September. This looks at stone tools from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age and the peop0le who collected them in the past.
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10:00 am OISF – Talk – DRAGON IN THE DARKNESS @ King Street Halls
OISF – Talk – DRAGON IN THE DARKNESS @ King Street Halls
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
OISF - Talk - DRAGON IN THE DARKNESS @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Eoin F. Scott Memorial Lecture Dragons are part of an ancient cosmology, with conflict of opposites, says Marko Frelih of the Slovene Ethnographic Museum. They are linked in folklore with eternity – and hence gold, and treasure. Could this explain
11:30 am OISF – Talk – THE MEN IN MAESHOWE @ King Street Halls
OISF – Talk – THE MEN IN MAESHOWE @ King Street Halls
Sep 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
OISF - Talk - THE MEN IN MAESHOWE @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
The John D. Mackay Memorial Lecture Who broke in to Maeshowe in the 12th century and carved runes on the walls – and why did they do it? Dr Ragnhild Ljosland of Orkney College UHI looks at clues from the
12:30 pm OISF – The One O’Clock Toast at the Peedie Kirk @ The Peedie Kirk
OISF – The One O’Clock Toast at the Peedie Kirk @ The Peedie Kirk
Sep 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
OISF - The One O’Clock Toast at the Peedie Kirk @ The Peedie Kirk | Scotland | United Kingdom
The One O’Clock Toast at the Peedie Kirk today: Jim Robertson, maths teacher and musician, by Howie Firth
2:00 pm OISF – Talk – SAILING BY THE SUNSTONE? @ King Street Halls
OISF – Talk – SAILING BY THE SUNSTONE? @ King Street Halls
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OISF - Talk - SAILING BY THE SUNSTONE? @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Crystals of Iceland spar have long been connected with old Norse navigation. But is this true? Mark Shiner of Orkney College UHI looks at the navigational challenge and Dr Michael Wharmby of the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron in Hamburg explains the physics
3:30 pm OISF – Talk – THE SCIENCE OF THE SHROUD @ King Street Halls
OISF – Talk – THE SCIENCE OF THE SHROUD @ King Street Halls
Sep 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
OISF - Talk - THE SCIENCE OF THE SHROUD @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Christian relic or medieval fake? The Shroud of Turin has provoked fierce arguments amongst historians and theologians. Can science provide an answer? Physicist Prof. Peter Wadhams is on the official scientific commission investigating it.
5:15 pm OISF – Talk – THE GENOMICS REVOLUTION AND YOU @ King Street Halls
OISF – Talk – THE GENOMICS REVOLUTION AND YOU @ King Street Halls
Sep 11 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
OISF - Talk - THE GENOMICS REVOLUTION AND YOU @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Join Dr Steve Scott of the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire, to discover how genomics is revolutionising our world. Rapid reading of genetic code is enabling big advances in diagnosing disease and tracking deadly outbreaks. We’re even analysing bacteria in
7:30 pm OTDA Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing @ St Magnus Centre
OTDA Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing @ St Magnus Centre
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Orkney Traditional Dance Association Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing. Everyone welcome to dance or listen to the music including visitors to Orkney. Under 8’s accompanied by an adult.  
9:00 pm OISF – Festival Club Meet-up @ The Reel @ The Reel
OISF – Festival Club Meet-up @ The Reel @ The Reel
Sep 11 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
OISF - Festival Club Meet-up @ The Reel @ The Reel | Scotland | United Kingdom
Old Norse Night at the Festival Club at The Reel.