FRI 31 JULY – SAT 02 AUG
West Side Cinema will be hosting a special three day event in Stromness this summer. From 31 July to 02 August Fishernet Orkney will celebrate and disseminate the heritage and culture of coastal communities, with a feature film programme supported by short films, talks and tours.
FRI 31 JULY
7:00 – 10 pm Film programme and Opening Reception
COASTAL LIFE Norway/Directed by Øyvind Sandberg
PINNIPÈDES (France) I LIKE IT WHEN YOU’RE GONE (England) SURFACE (Orkney)
SAT 01 AUG
12 noon TALK
From the fish middens to the herring: 1,000 Years Of Fishing In Orkney – Dr. Jennifer Harland (UHI)
Stromness Museum FREE
2:00 pm (doors open 1:30) Film Programme
CALLER HERRIN’ (1947) Scotland / Directed by Alan Harper
SHAPES IN THE WATER (1974) Scotland / Directed by Bill Forsyth
BANK AHEAD (1963) Scotland / Directed by Theo Richmond
4:00 pm Panel Discussion
7:45 pm (doors open 7:15) Film Programme
THERE WILL BE OIL Norway/Directed by Frode Myhra Skog
THE FISH TAMER Spain/Directed by Roger Gómez & Dani Resines
Talk by local marine scientist Dr. Kate Johnson
SUN 02 AUG
12 noon TOUR
Per Mare: Stromness – Sustained by the Sea – Janette Park
Stromness Museum FREE
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm FOOD TENT
Orkney Fishermen’s Society will be in the tent at The Ferry Inn where you can sample some of their products. And don’t forget to wash it down with a refreshing local beer!
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EFSA PARADE
Join us to welcome the European Federation of Sea Anglers as they start their week long European Boat & Line Championships.
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm TOUR
Lifeboat Pontoon @ South Pier FREE
Welcome to board our Severn class Lifeboat, where you will be given a conducted tour of the boat. The purpose and usage of the equipment will be explained by our experienced and fully trained crew. The Souvenir shop and Station will be open for the same period, please feel free to come and look around.
3:30 pm YOLE SAILING
7:45 pm (doors open 7:15)
JAWS (12) (1975) USA/Directed by Steven Spielberg
Join us for the 40th anniversary of the prototypical summer blockbuster. It’s release is regarded as a watershed moment in motion picture history, becoming the highest-grossing film at the time. See the digitally remastered version in High Definition.
‘What are you gonna tell the kids? Tell ’em you’re going fishing’.
SUN 02 AUG – ‘Nostalgia For The Light’ (12A)
with Orkney International Science Festival