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 8 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 8 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 – PEPPERWORT AND PARSLEY, BEESWAX AND FULMAR OIL @ King Street Halls
OISF – TALK – PEPPERWORT AND PARSLEY, BEESWAX AND FULMAR OIL @ King Street Halls
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
OISF - TALK - PEPPERWORT AND PARSLEY, BEESWAX AND FULMAR OIL @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Mary Beith Memorial Lecture Ethnobotanical researcher Anna Canning describes Highland folk medicine and its varied treatments, and modern insights on its approaches.
11:30 am OISF – TALK – KERRS PINK AND KESTREL, KONDOR AND YUKON GOLD @ William Shearer's
OISF – TALK – KERRS PINK AND KESTREL, KONDOR AND YUKON GOLD @ William Shearer's
Sep 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
OISF - TALK - KERRS PINK AND KESTREL, KONDOR AND YUKON GOLD @ William Shearer's | Scotland | United Kingdom
Liz Ashworth discusses the wonders of heritage potatoes with Richard Shearer: how they developed and how to cook them.
11:30 am OISF – TALK – PRINTING THE FUTURE @ King Street Halls
OISF – TALK – PRINTING THE FUTURE @ King Street Halls
Sep 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
OISF - TALK - PRINTING THE FUTURE @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Bill Graham of the T-Exchange makerspace describes how 3D printing offers a dramatically new route to manufacturing and recycling materials. He will show some new designs of printers for home and community use – and for some serious production.
12:30 pm OISF – The One O’Clock Toast @ The Peedie Kirk
OISF – The One O’Clock Toast @ The Peedie Kirk
Sep 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
OISF - The One O’Clock Toast @ The Peedie Kirk | Scotland | United Kingdom
The One O’Clock Toast at the Peedie Kirk today: Robert Rendall, naturalist and poet, by Bobby Leslie.
2:00 pm OISF – TALK – MODELLED FROM MOTHER NATURE @ King Street Halls
OISF – TALK – MODELLED FROM MOTHER NATURE @ King Street Halls
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OISF - TALK - MODELLED FROM MOTHER NATURE @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Glue, surgical materials, industrial polymers – examples of all of these have been developed by copying from the natural world, as Dr John Ramshaw from the University of Melbourne explains.
3:30 pm OISF – TALK – NEW TRICKS FOR OLD BACTERIA @ King Street Halls
OISF – TALK – NEW TRICKS FOR OLD BACTERIA @ King Street Halls
Sep 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
OISF - TALK - NEW TRICKS FOR OLD BACTERIA @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
They already make biofuels and washing powder for us and, says Marcus Price of Edinburgh University, with modified genes they can make much more – for instance converting waste water or plant matter into energy or raw materials for industry.
5:15 pm OISF – TALK – THE MAN WHO BROUGHT THE DISTANT WAVES @ King Street Halls
OISF – TALK – THE MAN WHO BROUGHT THE DISTANT WAVES @ King Street Halls
Sep 8 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
OISF - TALK - THE MAN WHO BROUGHT THE DISTANT WAVES @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
THE MAN WHO BROUGHT THE DISTANT WAVES A key figure in the story of the discovery of gravitational waves was Prof. Ron Drever – whose great-grandparents came from Westray and Papay. His brother Dr Ian Drever tells about the man,
9:00 pm OISF – Meet up @ The Reel @ The Reel
OISF – Meet up @ The Reel @ The Reel
Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
OISF - Meet up @ The Reel @ The Reel | Scotland | United Kingdom
Head along to The Reel for tunes and chat.