04 April 2017

Join Magnus 900 events in Birsay

Saturday 15th April

12 places are available on Harvey Groat’s boat – The Charles-Ann for any residents of Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre who wish to attend the afternoon and evening events in Birsay as part of the Magnus 900 opening


Transport is free and will connect with a mini bus at Tingwall for return travel to and from Birsay.
The boat will depart Egilsay at 14.00 followed by Rousay and Wyre depending on attendees and return from Tingwall at 22.00.

Please contact [email protected]

to book and for further information.

7 Waves (St Magnus Church Birsay, 15.30)

Artists Erlend Brown and Dave Jackson will unveil a new installation based on George Mackay Brown’s “Tryst on Egilsay”. The 7 poems have provided the inspiration and visual imagery for the large fabric waves which will be suspended from the ceiling of St Magnus Church during the remainder of the summer before touring to Shetland.

A Jar of Light (Birsay Community Hall, 18.30)

Join us at the Birsay Community Hall for a very special evening. The Birsay Drama Group will present A Jar of Light specially written for Magnus 900 by Orkney writer Pamela Beasant. The evening will include a traditional Orkney supper followed by music from Kirsty Drever and Jake Watson, Camron Dowell and members of

the Song Shop Choir.

Important event information:

This events are free of charge thanks to support from the Big Lottery’s Celebrate Fund
Tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis

For more information about these and other Magnus 900 events visit


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