The St Magnus International Festival runs from 16th to 23rd of June 2023. This celebration of the arts involves community participation as no other cultural festival in Scotland. But what is it like behind the scenes?
Norman Rushbrook has been Lighting Manager with the St. Magnus Festival, since 1978.
In this short film, The Men In Black, he speaks about his experiences working with the volunteer stage crew, and the value of bringing locals and visiting professionals together in Orkney through the Festival.
Filmed and edited by Martin Laird , researched by Fiona Grahame, and produced by Orkney News Ltd, ‘Orcadian Stories’ is a series of short filmed interviews of people who have played a part in creating a cultural legacy for the islands.
The films focus on individuals telling their stories. The theme original music is by Eamonn Keyes.
All the individuals filmed have contributed to the local community through their work which may be for art, music, film, communications, tradition, mental health, and wellbeing.
This film has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.
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