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Off the Map

Four tales of amazing women, real and imagined, retold in words by Áine King and music by Karen Tweed and Jennifer Wrigley. Four tales of love, courage and incredible journeys that shift between history and mystery, story and song. A shoal of stories, sometimes dark and often magical, storm-tossed from Orkney’s ancient shores across the Atlantic, splashing off the map into dreams… and drifting back again on the returning tide. Part of the Imagine series. Dip into dreams and desires, lost worlds and worlds yet unimagined. Imagine from the outside in, and the inside out. Created for this year’s festival and performed live at the Scottish Storytelling Centre (unless noted), all events in the Imagine series will be available online post-Festival. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Open Hearth: George Mackay Brown 100

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! A special event celebrating Orcadian poet, author and storyteller George Mackay Brown on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Hosted by Tom Muir, with contributions from George Gunn, Áine King, Gerda Stevenson and introducing Ailsa Dixon, with music from Karen Tweed and Jennifer Wrigley. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Raking Among the Treasures

Co-writers Barbara McLean and David Campbell begin with some memories of George Mackay Brown before taking us more deeply into his world. In a collage of recordings and readings, story, music and song, this affectionate portrait includes an exploration of the pain of his adolescence; the story of St Magnus; his celebration of society’s outcasts and of Orkney’s rich history - all seen through the prism of his poetry and prose. With music by Wendy Weatherby. A special opening weekend of events celebrating the Orcadian poet, author and storyteller, and Founding Patron of the Scottish Storytelling Centre, George Mackay Brown on the 100th anniversary of his birth. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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The Storm Watchers

A chance to see the recently created film of George Mackay Brown’s early play The Storm Watchers, performed by a cast of Orcadian women filming in their homes on mobile phones during lockdown. A powerful and poetic piece, the drama presents the lives, anxieties, regrets, fears and memories of women as they deal with the waiting and the aftermath of a storm with all their men at sea. Followed by a short Q&A with director Gerda Stevenson and composer Alasdair Nicolson. Presented in association with the St Magnus International Festival. A special opening weekend of events celebrating the Orcadian poet, author and storyteller, and Founding Patron of the Scottish Storytelling Centre, George Mackay Brown on the 100th anniversary of his birth. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Off the Map

Four tales of amazing women, real and imagined, retold in words by Áine King and music by Karen Tweed and Jennifer Wrigley. Four tales of love, courage and incredible journeys that shift between history and mystery, story and song. A shoal of stories, sometimes dark and often magical, storm-tossed from Orkney’s ancient shores across the Atlantic, splashing off the map into dreams… and drifting back again on the returning tide. Part of the Imagine series. Dip into dreams and desires, lost worlds and worlds yet unimagined. Imagine from the outside in, and the inside out. Created for this year’s festival and performed live at the Scottish Storytelling Centre (unless noted), all events in the Imagine series will be available online post-Festival. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Live Indoor

Open Hearth: George Mackay Brown 100

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! A special event celebrating Orcadian poet, author and storyteller George Mackay Brown on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Hosted by Tom Muir, with contributions from George Gunn, Áine King, Gerda Stevenson and introducing Ailsa Dixon, with music from Karen Tweed and Jennifer Wrigley. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Live Indoor

Raking Among the Treasures

Co-writers Barbara McLean and David Campbell begin with some memories of George Mackay Brown before taking us more deeply into his world. In a collage of recordings and readings, story, music and song, this affectionate portrait includes an exploration of the pain of his adolescence; the story of St Magnus; his celebration of society’s outcasts and of Orkney’s rich history - all seen through the prism of his poetry and prose. With music by Wendy Weatherby. A special opening weekend of events celebrating the Orcadian poet, author and storyteller, and Founding Patron of the Scottish Storytelling Centre, George Mackay Brown on the 100th anniversary of his birth. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Live Indoor

The Storm Watchers

A chance to see the recently created film of George Mackay Brown’s early play The Storm Watchers, performed by a cast of Orcadian women filming in their homes on mobile phones during lockdown. A powerful and poetic piece, the drama presents the lives, anxieties, regrets, fears and memories of women as they deal with the waiting and the aftermath of a storm with all their men at sea. Followed by a short Q&A with director Gerda Stevenson and composer Alasdair Nicolson. Presented in association with the St Magnus International Festival. A special opening weekend of events celebrating the Orcadian poet, author and storyteller, and Founding Patron of the Scottish Storytelling Centre, George Mackay Brown on the 100th anniversary of his birth. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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