In this short film he talks about Edwin Harrold, the eccentric creator of Happy Valley, and his legacy. Both retain a special place in the hearts and minds of many Orcadians.
Orcadian Stories at Northlight
Martin Laird’s exhibition of portrait photographs of islanders featured in his latest film ‘Orcadian Stories’ opens today, Saturday 26th of November at the Northlight Gallery Stromness
Andy Swain ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’
Premiering on Saturday 26th of November at 4pm is the next in Martin Laird’s series of films, ‘Orcadian Stories’, for Scotland’s Year of Stories: Andy Swain ‘Shoulder To Shoulder’
Bruce Fletcher ‘The Stronsay Limpet’
Premiering Wednesday 23rd of November at 12 midday on The Orkney News YouTube channel is Martin Laird’s film where Bruce Fletcher speaks about ‘The Stronsay Limpet.
Eleanor Turner ‘A Small Cog’
Eleanor Turner was secretary and administrator with the St. Magnus Festival from 1981-1986, as well as a singer with the Festival Chorus.
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’.
Kim Foden: ‘The Televisor’
Premiering tonight, 17th of November at 7pm on The Orkney News YouTube Channel is the first in a series of films: Orcadian Stories.
Smyrna: ‘The story that shall not be forgotten’
The critically acclaimed award winning Greek film Smyrna is set during the 1922 Turkish occupation of the city. Local Greek and Armenians were massacred.
On 13th of November 1940, the Walt Disney animated film Fantasia premiered.
Sgathaich: Godzilla Raids Again
“The film would later also get a re-edited Americanized release under the name Gigantis, The Fire Monster but we’re focusing on the proper version… not that it makes it any much better.”