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 9 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 9 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 – Family Day @ King Street Halls
OISF – Family Day @ King Street Halls
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
OISF - Family Day @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Make a constellation chart, a molecule, a geometric lantern, an upcycled accessory to wear. Write in runes, study ancient seeds and pollen, and try a Raspberry Pi. Learn about maplatics, salmon, shellfish. Make your own cloud chamber and see particles
10:00 am OISF – Talk – THE MUSICAL FIREMAN WHO LOOKED AT THE STARS @ The Baptist Church
OISF – Talk – THE MUSICAL FIREMAN WHO LOOKED AT THE STARS @ The Baptist Church
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
OISF - Talk - THE MUSICAL FIREMAN WHO LOOKED AT THE STARS @ The Baptist Church | Scotland | United Kingdom
Johan David Berlin, born in 1714, was in charge of the fire station and waterworks in Trondheim – and was also a writer, mapmaker, inventor, astronomer, meteorologist, organist – and composer. Maarten de Vries tells the story; George McPhee provides
11:30 am OISF – Talk – THE MYSTERY LIGHTS OF HESSDALEN @ The Baptist Church
OISF – Talk – THE MYSTERY LIGHTS OF HESSDALEN @ The Baptist Church
Sep 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
OISF - Talk - THE MYSTERY LIGHTS OF HESSDALEN @ The Baptist Church | Scotland | United Kingdom
Strange, hovering, flashing balls of light have been seen in a Norwegian valley for more than a century. Are they connected to ball lightning? Erling Petter Strand of Østfold University College, who has been studying them for more than thirty
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 9 @ 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: Christian Robertson, 19th-century Stromness ship agent, by Dr Sarah Jane Gibbon
1:00 pm OISF – VINTAGE RALLY @ Broad Street
OISF – VINTAGE RALLY @ Broad Street
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
OISF - VINTAGE RALLY @ Broad Street | Scotland | United Kingdom
Orkney Vintage Club with cars, motorbikes, tractors and stationary engines; plus electric cars, street food from 12 noon, green home information, and the Willowburn Valley Stompers at 2 pm.
2:00 pm OISF – WALK WITH THE ORKNEY BOAT @ The Baptist Church
OISF – WALK WITH THE ORKNEY BOAT @ The Baptist Church
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OISF - WALK WITH THE ORKNEY BOAT @ The Baptist Church | Scotland | United Kingdom
An Orkney siltstone from Devonian times, carved with footprints for the legend of an ancient boat, has been travelling across Norway this summer, to Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim. Artist Beatrice Searle shows images of the journey, of people and landscape.
3:30 pm OISF – Talk – MUSIC OF ST MAGNUS @ The Baptist Church
OISF – Talk – MUSIC OF ST MAGNUS @ The Baptist Church
Sep 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
OISF - Talk - MUSIC OF ST MAGNUS @ The Baptist Church | Scotland | United Kingdom
A lecture/recital on music of the time of St Magnus, featuring vocal and instrumental pieces from Britain and Europe, and a demonstration of the instruments thought to have been used at the time, including lyre, lur, harp, symphonia, bone flutes,
5:30 pm OISF – Talk – THE BELLS OF ABERDOVEY @ The Baptist Church
OISF – Talk – THE BELLS OF ABERDOVEY @ The Baptist Church
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
OISF - Talk - THE BELLS OF ABERDOVEY @ The Baptist Church | Scotland | United Kingdom
Church bells ring, says an old Welsh legend, from the drowned lands in Cardigan Bay – where today remnants of a sunken forest appear at low tide. The story of discoveries made there is told by Dr Richard Bates of
7:30 pm Kirkwall City Pipe Band @ Broad Street
Kirkwall City Pipe Band @ Broad Street
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm
Kirkwall City Pipe Band @ Broad Street | Kirkwall | Scotland | United Kingdom
Kirkwall City Pipe Band (KCPB) is a community pipe band based in Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. Summer evening performances free of charge.
7:30 pm OISF – Talk – GREEN INVOLUTIONS OF THE MIND @ King Street Halls
OISF – Talk – GREEN INVOLUTIONS OF THE MIND @ King Street Halls
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
OISF - Talk - GREEN INVOLUTIONS OF THE MIND @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Robert Rendall had several different lives – in poetry, marine science, and writing theology. Could there be an underlying connection? Brian Murray, John Flett Brown, Jon Side and Neil Dickson look at different aspects, with guest readers. Tickets £5 &