Free two-hour guided walk of the WWII Naval Base at lyness, starting from the Scapa Flow Visitors Centre & Museum at 11am every Tuesday. Please note Tuesday 30th June there will be no guided walk – apologies for any inconvenience caused. The tour and walk will resume on Tuesday 7th July 2015.
2015 Dates – Friday 8 May Tuesday 19 May Thursday 28 May Thursday 4 June Saturday 13 June Wednesday 12 August Wednesday 26 August & Thursday 27 August Tuesday 1 September Saturday 14 November Saturday 28 November Saturday 12 December
Come create your own watercolour white-line woodprint in half a day. All levels supported, all materials provided. Chocolate and chats are free! Spaces limited, so call to book 07900982612 or email Jeanne@artworksoftheearth.com. Other days and times are available upon request Please Note – There will be no workshops this Wednesday 17th June or Friday 19th June. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
John Inglis is one of Scotland’s finest watercolour artists and is president of the RSW. He was once a pupil of Sylvia Wishart, and has a strong affinity with Orkney.We very much look forward to seeing you at the opening on Saturday 6th June 2015.
Orkney garden trail 1: price £10 sundays 17 and 14th June Herston Garden Trail :£12 Sundays 28th June and 5th July Orkney Garden trail 2:£12 Sundays 12th and 19th July June 21st Quoy of Houton open for cream teas. Tickets available from Scapa Travel: tel:01856 889040 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wickedly hilarious and delightfully deranged, Wild Tales is a subversive satire that doubles as a uniformly entertaining anthology film. Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover’s betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.
Ness of Brodgar Tours running from Wednesday the 8th July to Wednesday the 26th August 2015. Weekday tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm lasting approximately 45 minutes. Weekend tours 11am and 3pm but no excavators will be on site over Saturday and Sunday, other than on the two open days (Sunday 26th July and Sunday 23rd August).
Organised by the Papay Community Association, the weekend starts with a craft workshop on the Friday afternoon at the Community School for all ages. On Friday evening there’s the annual Shindig, with wraps / tortillas, live music and an informal dance. Saturday afternoon is dedicated to picnic sports and stalls, including an obstacle course, various races, a football match and tug-of-war, as well as face-painting, ‘The Eliminator’ and a bouncy castle. There’s a dance on Saturday evening at the Community School with John P and the Westray Band, which includes a buffet meal, licensed bar and a raffle. On Sunday we have carty races doon the brae, with timed and knockout races for the free-wheeling carts, which come in all shapes and sizes. The Stromness RBL Pipe Band will be ‘piping the carts in’ between the Kirk and Beltane, and will play afterwards at Bothican or South Wick beach, where there will be a picnic and sand sculpture competition. The weekend rounds off with a premiere screening of ’The Papa Westray Great Auk’ at the Kelp Store followed by a family film at the Papay cinema. There’s soup, sandwiches and home-bakes at the Kirk on Saturday and Sunday lunchtime and for afternoon tea on Saturday. There are the usual scheduled planes and boats over the[...]
Our ritual is based on those provided by the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, but the wording is inclusive and designed to be accessible for people of all religions / beliefs and none. Lammas marks the beginning of harvest, a time of joy but also a time to prepare for the coming of autumn and its longer nights and colder temperatures. This is the time of the year when we start to reap what we have sown; as the cereals crops start to be harvested, likewise we acknowledge where we have sown good seeds in our own lives or in the lives of others. We welcome everyone who wishes to attend. There is no charge and we ask only that you bring your open mind and warm heart. We ask that any minors (under 18) attend only with a parent or guardian please. We meet at the southern entrance to the Ring of Brodgar and we are quite obvious! As a Bardic ritual, we invite participants to join in, perhaps by taking a speaking part, or bringing a reading or piece of music to share. Join in as much as you are comfortable with – if you only wish[...]
A know well-established weekend in Sanday which starts of Show Season in Orkney. Sanday Agricultural and Industrial Show with trophy presentation and dance in the evening. Saturday sees Sea-Angling, BBQs and the Home Brew and Homemade Wine Competition. Finishing the weekend will be a talk and the ever anticipated Feast of Orkney Food. www.sandaysoulka.org and Sanday Soulka facebook page for further details.
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