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Storytelling and Talks

Filming Wildlife - Behind the Scenes with Raymond Besant

Where: King Street Halls, Kirkwall, KW15 1JF 

When: Saturday 11 May, 7:00pm

With: Raymond Besant

Cost: £5

Booking required: Yes

Contact: 07554331138; ian.mcnab@rspb.org.uk; Eventbrite.com

 

Professional wildlife cameraman, Raymond Besant, has worked with some of the biggest production companies in the UK and beyond, including the BBC and Channel 4. From wolves at 16,000ft, to hen harriers skydancing right here in Orkney, he has captured some of nature's greatest spectacles.

Come along to this special Nature Festival talk, where Raymond will be giving a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making these incredible films. He will also be showing footage from his recent creation, "Storms", which was shown on BBC Winterwatch.

Advance booking is essential. Tickets are available from the RSPB office in Stromness, or by visiting Eventbrite.com.

You can find out more about Raymond's work by visiting his website: raymondbesant.com.

 


Sign Nature

Where: RSPB Cottascarth Hide, KW17 2PA

When: Monday 13 May, 2:00pm

With: Sarah Wilkins and Anne Gascoigne

Cost: Free

Booking required: No

Contact: hewin17@gmail.com

 

Come along and join Sarah and Anne in a discussion about BSL (British Sign Language) for nature. Audience participation is a must and we guarantee that everyone will learn signs for at least one Orkney species! This will be a fun event and is open to all ages and abilities, and of course folk are welcome to arrive early or stay afterwards to enjoy their own wildlife viewing from the hide.  

Access to the hide does involve a walk of 600m over rough ground and car parking space is limited so lift-share where possible and please consider needs of the working farm at this site.

 


Take a Flight! Stories of Magical Birds from Around the World

Where: Robertson's, Church Road, St Margaret's Hope, KW17 2SR

When: Monday 13 May, 7:00pm

With: Marita Lück

Cost: Free

Booking required: No

Contact: 07554331138; ian.mcnab@rspb.org.uk

 

Join professional storyteller, Marita Lück, for an evening of enchanting tales about wildlife. Marita has been regaling audiences in Orkney for over 20 years, and will take you on a storytelling journey of the natural world.

 


Mythical Birds, Magical Wings

Where: Tomb of the Eagles, St Margaret's Hope, KW17 2RW 

When: Friday 17 May, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm

With: Marita Lück and Tomb of the Eagles

Cost: Free

Booking required: No

Contact: 07554331138; ian.mcnab@rspb.org.uk

 

Join professional storyteller, Marita Lück, to hear some enchanting tales about wildlife. Marita has been regaling audiences in Orkney for over 20 years, and will take you on a storytelling journey of the natural world.

The storytelling sessions are free and will take place in the Mesolithic Room. Normal fees apply for the full Tomb of the Eagles experience.

 


Stromness Museum Open Day

Where: Stromness Museum

When: Saturday 18 May, 1:30pm

With: Stromness Museum

Cost: Free

Booking required: No

Contact: exhibitionassistant@stromnessmuseum.co.uk; 01856 850025

 

Stromness Museum are running a number of activities to complement their fascinating temporary exhibition, "Living Wrecks: The Marine Life of Scapa Flow".

From 1:30-3:30pm, come along and enjoy some marine-themed arts and crafts. You'll be able to get creative with shells and even make your own jellyfish. Plus, enjoy a virtual dive using the musesum's Oculus Go virtual reality headset.

Then at 3:30pm, Orkney Beachcomber Martin Gray will be discussing how the shore has provided for the islands over the centuries and how in recent times, beach finds tell a story of global disregard for the health of the seas. 

 

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