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 12 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 12 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 – THE GENETICS OF MS IN ORKNEY @ King Street Halls
OISF – Talk – THE GENETICS OF MS IN ORKNEY @ King Street Halls
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
OISF - Talk - THE GENETICS OF MS IN ORKNEY @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Orkney and Shetland have the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world. Edinburgh University postgraduate researcher Katie Barnes looks at the genetics behind the disease – and what her current research has discovered about it in Orkney.
11:00 am Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs tour of St Magnus Cathedral Venue: St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Time: 11am & 2pm Admission: £7.50 Contact: 01856 874894
11:30 am OISF – Talk – GENES THAT LENGTHEN LIFE @ King Street Halls
OISF – Talk – GENES THAT LENGTHEN LIFE @ King Street Halls
Sep 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
OISF - Talk - GENES THAT LENGTHEN LIFE @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Dr Peter Joshi of Edinburgh University describes his recent discoveries of genes that influence lifespan, using the ORCADES health study along with various other studies from around the globe.
12:30 pm OISF – Talk – The One O’Clock Toast at the Peedie Kirk @ King Street Halls
OISF – Talk – The One O’Clock Toast at the Peedie Kirk @ King Street Halls
Sep 12 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
OISF - Talk - The One O’Clock Toast at the Peedie Kirk @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
The One O’Clock Toast at the Peedie Kirk today: Rev. Dr Charles Clouston, scientist and physician, by Kathleen Ireland
2:00 pm OISF – Talk – GHOSTS FROM THE DEEP @ King Street Halls
OISF – Talk – GHOSTS FROM THE DEEP @ King Street Halls
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OISF - Talk - GHOSTS FROM THE DEEP @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Polar historian Dr Maria Pia Casarini tells of the discovery of Sir John Franklin’s ships Erebus and Terror and the implications for Arctic history, and looks back at Lady Franklin’s 1849 visit to Orkney and Shetland on the quest for
2:00 pm Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs tour of St Magnus Cathedral Venue: St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Time: 11am & 2pm Admission: £7.50 Contact: 01856 874894
3:30 pm OISF – Talk – THE AMAZING MR TESLA @ King Street Halls
OISF – Talk – THE AMAZING MR TESLA @ King Street Halls
Sep 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
OISF - Talk - THE AMAZING MR TESLA @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Nikola Tesla brought electricity to the world through his many inventions from AC power to fluorescent light. Slovenian physicist and inventor Andrej Detela tells the story of the man – and the mysteries he left behind.
5:15 pm OISF – Talk – THE SOUND OF THE WIND @ King Street Halls
OISF – Talk – THE SOUND OF THE WIND @ King Street Halls
Sep 12 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
OISF - Talk - THE SOUND OF THE WIND @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Prof. Clive Greated, co-author of The Musician’s Guide to Acoustics explains – with some practical demonstrations – how sounds are formed in different types of wind instruments, and how insights into their acoustics can help when playing them and choosing
9:00 pm OISF – Festival meet-up @ The Reel @ The Reel
OISF – Festival meet-up @ The Reel @ The Reel
Sep 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
OISF - Festival meet-up @ The Reel @ The Reel | Scotland | United Kingdom
Meet up in The Reel for some tunes and Festival chat.