EVENTS 2022

Peatfire Tales of Orkney Evenings

In The Folk Art Studio around the fireside


On a Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday here at the Orkney Folklore and Storytelling Centre – 8 pm for an 8.30 pm start.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: Tickets £10 per Adult £6 per child – Bespoke Private evenings for groups by arrangement all year round. (from 6 to 25 people)

COVID – 19

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS ARE BEING FOLLOWED FOR VISITOR ATTRACTIONS AT PRESENT.

Therefore, maximum numbers are still limited; each booking will have its own small candlelit table.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

  • Please wear your mask on arrival at the reception
  • all handwashing and safety requirements are in place
  • once seated at your table you can choose to remove you mask
  • 1-metre social distancing is in place

FIRESIDE AFTERNOONS 

Sit in the Folk Art Studio, around the fireside, while listening to the legends and myths that weave through the Social traditions and work Customs of the past Orkney Islanders who worked the land and Fished The sea. Discover the wall murals and collages of the Islands’ legends and Myths, alongside the models, masks and puppets of the Orkney folkloric characters and creatures…..Discover our Folklore & Heritage library and the Hamnavoe Room with its 20th Century Orkney writers’ books and images of the Islands

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: Tickets £10 per adult and £6 per child

 ‘Peedie’ (small) Folk Art Gallery

A Summer Exhibition
Explore ‘seeing’ the stories, the island legends and lore and the Seascapes of the Orkney Fishing and Farming People in pastels, inks, pen & photographic images with words.

Orkney FolkloreFamily & children’s StoryCircles.

Create your own Storyboards & Storymaps making your own characters and creatures in masks and puppets, all from recycled materials. Share and take away your own Island story in a Storycircles session.

Groups of 2 to 8 people are welcome.

COST: £50 per 2-hour session for every 4 people attending- all inclusive of art and craft materials, and Orkney refreshments.

The Power of Story Courses & Workshops

A Storytelling course for anyone to explore the Power Of Story. Through story making, communication arts, voice and rhythm work, discover the storyteller in you. This ancient oral and living tradition was the thread that passed on, for thousands of years, the wisdom, knowledge and traditions of a community from one generation to the next.

Of particular benefit to:
a) Professionals working in education, special education, social care and mental health
b) For volunteers and staff working within social care, mental health and education.
c) Parents, carers and Foster Carers with families, young children and adults with special educational needs and /or challenging behaviour.
d) Students 18 years+  who are studying Drama, Dance and Performing Arts or preparing to audition for such courses.

The Past Orkney Islanders who worked the land & Fished The seas

The Power Of Story Themes Explored:

THE WEAVER OF TALES: Learn how to make effective use of voice, rhythm, gesture and language. Explore how to be a storyteller with legends and folk tales from your own environment.
THE STORY FOLK: Explore the imagery and symbolism of the  characters and creatures in a story. What they tell you,what they do that takes you on your journey through the story. Create your own, masks, storyboards, written stories, and choose your own theme to create and tell your own story.
THE STORY DANCES & BALLADS – Follow the weavings and patterns of the traditional song dances and ballads. Their stories are told in the rhythm of beating feet,clapping hands and singing voices.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL FOR ALL EVENTS.Private bespoke one-to-one sessions by arrangement.