What’s On


FRI 31 JULY –  SAT 02 AUG

Fishernet Orkney

FISHERNET 2015 POSTER

West Side Cinema is hosting a special three day event exploring coastal heritage and culture, with feature length and short films supported by talks, tours and an exhibition.

Look out for posters around the town and pick up a leaflet from Stromness Library, Stromness Museum, Stromness Visitor Centre, Stromness Books & Prints, and other places throughout the town. Full programme details and other activities can be found at:

fishernetorkney.wordpress.com/

facebook.com/westsidecinema

In the meantime here is a programme highlight
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FRI 31 JULY


7:00 – 10 pm Film programme and Opening Reception


7:45 pm

COASTAL LIFE Norway/Directed by Øyvind Sandberg

Supported by

PINNIPÈDES (France) I LIKE IT WHEN YOU’RE GONE (England) SURFACE (Orkney)


SAT 01 AUG


12 noon TALK Stromness Museum FREE

From the fish middens to the herring: 1,000 Years Of Fishing In Orkney – Dr. Jennifer Harland (UHI)


2:00 pm (doors open 1:30) Film Programme

ARCHIVE COLLECTION

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

PLUS

Talk by Jack Drever, secretary of Orkney Historic Boat Society, about the restoration of The Otterbank which now stands as a proud exhibit at the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre at Lyness.


7:45 pm (doors open 7:15) Film Programme

THERE WILL BE OIL Norway/Directed by Frode Myhra Skog

Supported by

THE FISH TAMER Spain/Directed by Roger Gómez & Dani Resines


On Saturday and Sunday there will be an exhibition at the Old Commercial Hotel showing fishing cultural heritage of Orkney and in particular Stromness, including an aquarium display by Heriot Watt ICIT and the ‘Stromness fishing heritage trail’ leaflet.

On Sunday afternoon there will be a series of activities at the Pierhead; Orkney Fishermen’s Society will be in the tent at The Ferry Inn with free samples, there will be a tour of the RNLI lifeboat, Orkney Yole Association will take people out in their yoles for a sail around the harbour, and the European Federation of Sea Anglers are hosting a Parade of Flags & Official Opening Ceremony for their week long European Boat & Line Championships.


SUN 02 AUG


12 noon TOUR

Per Mare: Stromness – Sustained by the Sea –  Janette Park

Stromness Museum FREE


 

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’.


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SAT 05 SEPT – ‘Nostalgia For The Light’ (12A)

with Orkney International Science Festival

Doors open 7.15 for a 7:45 start
£5 & £3 (under 16)
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56 Nostalgia For The Light
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We’re teaming up again with Orkney International Science Festival and tying in with their theme of LIGHT.
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High in Chile in the Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth, astronomers from across the world observe the stars – and families of ‘the disappeared’ search for traces of their lost loved ones.
“A gorgeous, moving, and deeply personal odyssey.”
Winner Best Documentary, Prix ARTE, European Film Academy Awards
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West Side Cinema is delighted to welcome writer and one time astronomer Pippa Goldschmidt who will talk about her personal experiences of working at the European observatory in Chile in 1990, just at the end of the military regime, as well as reading some her poetry influenced by her time there.

One thought on “What’s On

  1. Stephane Jaeger-Rouse says:

    Great choice of films; can you add us to your emailing list?

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