What’s On


FRI 31 JULY –  SAT 02 AUG

Fishernet Orkney

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.

Full details and programme will be launched soon, but 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

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

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.


4:00 pm Panel Discussion

TBC FREE


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

PLUS

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.

Pierhead


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

Take a sail around the harbour in the tradition Orkney Yole, courtesy of Orkney Yole Association. Meet at Stromness Marina.


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

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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