Stromness Spirit of the Sea - Event Diary

At Stromness Spirit of the Sea we have three days of festivities and events for all of the family. As we celebrate Stromness' link with the sea, we're sure that you'll find something to suit your interests - contact us if you'd like any more information!

Tickets are available at:
Stromness - John Rae Newsagent, Victoria St
Kirkwall - Orkney Television Enterprise, Broad St
or you can reserve tickets using the contact form!

Find out what's on at Stromness, Spirit of the Sea on

Day 1 - Thursday, 13th September
Day 2 - Friday, 14th September
Day 3 - Saturday, 15th September

 

Day 1 - Thursday 13th September 2012 - An Orkney Welcome
10am Barluath - Celtic/Scottish folk band at South Pier
10.30am Welcome address to cast off the first Spirit of the Sea event. Speaker: Howie Firth
Walks & Tours *
11am - 12.30pm * A Taste of Stromness - a guided town walk and Orkney Fayre - £10.00
12.30pm - 2pm * Marine Energy Bus Tour to Billia Croo talk & exhibition - £10.00
2.30pm - 4pm * Stromness Heritage Walk - a guided town walk - £7.00
4.30pm - 6pm * Seafront Guided Tour and Talk aboard MV Lady Rose - £10.00
Children’s Workshops
2pm - 3.15 pm Aged 4 to 6 yrs - Tales of the Tide - sea creatures, story, mask and soundscapes at Stromness Town Hall - £2.50 each
3.30pm - 5pm Aged 7 to 10 yrs - Tales of the Tide (workshop details as above)
Other Events Today
12noon - 2pm Music & Song by Barluath - Julia’s Cafe Bistro - FREE
2pm - 3.30pm A Good Blether at the Waterfront Gallery - invited guests only
6.30pm - 8pm Stromness Seafaring Talk & Music with slides -
1) Stromness Ships, Boats & Seafaring - speaker: Len Wilson
2) Travels with the Northern Lighthouse Boat Vessels - speaker: Capt. W Tulloch. Northlink Ferry Terminal - £5.00
8.30pm - 10pm Smugglers, Tales & Tide - Storytelling, music and a complimentary Orkney ale in the Still Room bar, Stromness Hotel. - £10.00
from 7pm Orkney fish, chips & ale at the Hamnavoe Restaurant. Please book direct Tel: 01856 850606
Everyday Events
10am - 4pm Come aboard the Isabella Fortuna, the oldest fishing boat in Scotland - South Pier - FREE
10am - 5pm Aquatera’s Stromness Herring Industry exhibition at the Northlink Ferry Terminal.
  Join our ‘Molecule Hunt’ in local shops and watch out for our ‘Collector of Stories’ in the streets.
  Northlight Studio - 'Sand journeys' - weaving exhibition at Northlight Studio, Graham Place.

* Meeting place for all guided walks and Marine Energy bus tours - outside Stromness VisitOrkney Information Centre

Booking essential for all events - 10% concessions for senior citizens and unemployed

The Stromness Heritage Guides would like to thank Orkney Islands Council and all our sponsors.

Day 2 - Friday 14th September 2012
Walks & Tours *
11am - 12.30pm * A Taste of Stromness - a guided town walk & Orkney Fayre - £10.00
12.30pm - 2pm * Marine Energy Bus Tour to Billia Croo talk & exhibition - £10.00
2.30pm - 4pm * Stromness Heritage Walk - A guided town walk - £7.00
12.30pm - 2pm * Seafront Guided Tour and Talk aboard MV Lady Rose - £10.00
5pm - 7pm * Aquatera marine tour and talk to Billia Croo. Price to be advised.
Children’s Workshops
2pm - 3.15pm Aged 4 to 6 yrs - Tales of the Tide - sea creatures, story, mask and soundscapes at Stromness Town Hall - £2.50 each
3.30pm - 5pm
Aged 7 to 10 yrs - Tales of the Tide (workshop details as above)
Other Events Today
12noon - 2pm Music & Song by Barluath - Celtic/Scottish folk band - Julia’s Cafe Bistro - FREE
2pm Enjoy Sheena, Dave and Mike of Katzwhiskies in the Cafe Bar
2.30pm - 4pm Taste of Orkney at the Ferry Inn - A hosted afternoon tasting local produce. Your chance to sample tasters of Orkney's magnificant food and drink including berebannocks, flouriebannocks, Orkney farmhouse cheese, Orkney cheddar, sweet cured herring, Orkney oatcakes, Orkney crab toes and Orkney ice-cream. The experience includes ales from the Orkney Brewery and Rob Hill. Entrance by ticket only at £15 per person. Contact the Ferry Inn on 01856850280 or at info.ferryinn.com to book.
4.30pm - 6pm Celtic music, song and selkie stories with Barluath at the Still Room Bar, Stromness Hotel. - £6.00
7pm - 8pm Stromness seafaring talk & music. “A most celebrated harbour” A history of Stromness. Speaker - Bryce Wilson, reading excerpts from his forthcoming book. Northlink Ferry Terminal - £5.00
8.30pm Smugglers Rum Tasting at the Ferry Inn - Hear about and taste 8 rums with a seafaring background. The evening includes a seafaring ale on arrival, samples of 8 rums, seafood chowder, a cold seafood platter and rum truffles. Entrance by ticket only at £25 per person. Contact the Ferry Inn on 01856850280 or at info.ferryinn.com to book.
8pm - 10pm Aquatera presents Exploring the Hidden Depths of Billia Croo. Presentations and performance by Orkney researchers from archaeology to anthropology, storytelling to photography. Music by Barluath. In the Function Room, Stromness Hotel - £8.00
9pm to Midnight Folk music and open house session upstairs in the Royal Hotel. - Entrance free
Everyday Events
10am - 4pm Beneath Scapa Flow” - Images from the seabed exhibition at Scapa Scuba, Dundas St. - FREE
10am - 5pm From the Ends of the Earth” - Sailors' souvenirs from distant lands. - Stromness Museum Summer Exhibition. (Museum entrance fee charged)
  Music and song daily in the cafes, bars and streets of Stromness
  Join our ‘Molecule Hunt' in local shops and watch out for our ‘Collector of Stories' in the streets.
  Northlight Studio - 'Sand journeys' - weaving exhibition at Northlight Studio, Graham Place.

* Meeting place for all guided walks and Marine Energy bus tours - outside Stromness VisitOrkney Information Centre

Booking essential for all events - 10% concessions for senior citizens and unemployed

The Stromness Heritage Guides would like to thank Orkney Islands Council and all our sponsors.

Day 3 - Saturday 15th September 2012 - Family Day
10am Musicians at the Pierhead - music in the streets, cafes and bars
10.30am Stromness British Legion Pipe Band at the Pierhead
Boats - Boats - Boats - come aboard
10am - 4pm Isabella Fortuna - 19th century fishing boat - FREE
10am - 4pm The Pharos, Northern Lighthouse Board ship - FREE
11am - 4pm RNLI Stromness & Longhope lifeboats - FREE
11am - 4pm Stromness RNLI Lifeboat Station & exhibition open - FREE
4.30pm - 6pm Seafront Guided Tour & Talk aboard MV Lady Rose - £10.00
Children & Family Workshops
10am and 12noon and 2pm A Clay Day by the Sea - Pottery at Scapa Studio - £3.50 each (per session)
1pm - 2.15pm Aged 4 to 6 yrs - Tales of the Tide - sea creatures, story, mask and soundscapes at Stromness Town Hall - £2.50 each
2.30pm - 4pm Aged 7 to 10 yrs - Tales of the Tide (workshop details as above)
Other Events Today
11am - 12.30pm * Stromness Heritage Walk - A Guided Town Walk - £7.00
12noon - 2pm Music by Barluath - Celtic/Scottish Folk Band at Julia’s Cafe Bistro - FREE
12.30pm - 2pm * Marine Energy bus tour to Billia Croo/exhibition - £10.00
1pm - 4pm RNLI Fundraisers - Orkney homebakes and tea at Pierhead
2pm Enjoy Sheena, Dave and Mike of Katzwhiskies in the Cafe Bar
2pm - 3.30pm A good Blether at the Waterfront Gallery - invited guests only
3pm - 4pm Stromness Seafaring Talk & Music - History of Pentland Firth Crossings - Speaker: Capt. W MacKay at NorthLink Ferry Terminal - £5.00
4.30pm - 6pm Family Sea Songs, Selkies & Music - NorthLink Ferry Terminal Family ticket £6.00 (up to 6 people) - single ticket £4.00
7pm - 8.30 pm Whaling Tales & Songs at the Arctic Whaler, 78 Dundas St. - £6.00
9pm ’til Midnight A Farewell to Stromness: Traditional music, song and open house at The Ferry Inn - all musicians welcome
Everyday Events
  Join our “Molecule Hunt” in the local shops & watch out for our “Collector of Stories” in the streets
  Northlight Studio - 'Sand journeys' - weaving exhibition at Northlight Studio, Graham Place.

NB: All sea tours are weather dependent, and the Pharos and Lifeboats are on call

* Meeting place for all guided walks and Marine Energy bus tours - outside Stromness VisitOrkney Information Centre

Booking essential for all events - 10% concessions for senior citizens and unemployed

The Stromness Heritage Guides would like to thank Orkney Islands Council and all our sponsors.

NB: All welcome to Stromness Parish Church morning Service on Sun, 16th Sept. at 11.15 am. Theme is The Sea of Faith. Teas and coffees served


 

 

Event funded by Orkney Islands Council Events and Festivals Scheme. Website by Big Mog Webdesign