FRI 31 JULY – SAT 02 AUG
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:
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 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
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
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
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’.
SAT 05 SEPT – ‘Nostalgia For The Light’ (12A)
with Orkney International Science Festival