Last year Martin Laird and Fiona Grahame took on a project to record in filmed interviews a few of the untold stories of Orkney from those who were there at the time. Filmed over many months the interviews recount events from the 1970s to the present day.
Obituary – Ryuichi Sakamoto – Sayonara Mister Lawrence
On Sunday we received the sad news of the death from cancer of Ryuichi Sakamoto, the Japanese composer and musician, born in 1952.
Orkney Men’s Shed Official Opening
On Saturday March 18th Orkney Men’s Shed held their official opening and open day at their new premises based in the Old Herring Factory in Stromness, which they share with two other local community groups.
Geriatrock- The Rime of The Ancient Musician
“For most of us, music framed our youth, becoming the source of memorable markers through life, with the power to instantly bring us back to a moment decades past, evoking the emotional responses, the attendant memories and the joy and sadness of the times.”
Norman Rushbrook: The Men In Black
Premiering on Saturday 19th of November at 4.30pm on The Orkney News YouTube channel is the next in the series of films ‘Orcadian Stories’.
‘Orcadian Stories’ Coming Soon
A new exhibition will feature work by Orcadian artist and photographer Martin Laird to run at the Northlight Gallery Stromness in association with St Andrew’s Fair Saturday.
Orcadian Stories #YS2022
The Orkney News is very pleased to announce that as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories we have been awarded funding to make a series of short films highlighting stories from Orkney.
‘Cairn’ by Blair Coron
“What is truly remarkable is the vision of Blair Coron in the creation of the piece, a deep maturity despite his youth that reflects his belief and love of his environment and history”
Eamonn Keyes -Friday Night Gig in the Orkney Club
Friday night 25th March. The Orkney Club in Kirkwall, starting about 8 pm. Admission free.
The Search For Sarah.
“There was also a snippet about the deaths that weekend, and the ease by which murders were then taking place.”