Thursday, 4 April 2013


Orkney Book Festival kicks off one week tonight with Margaret Tait's film, Blue Black Permanent to be shown in Stromness Town Hall by Westside Cinema. See below for details.

THU 11 APRIL 'Blue Black Permanent' (PG)
plus Q + A with lead actress GERDA STEVENSON

Orkney Book Festival


Margaret Tait's debut feature from 1992.
Gerda Stevenson
7:30 doors for a 7:45 start.
£5/£4 concessions (school age children free). Bring your own refreshments.

'A haunting and magical film about a daughter’s attempts to come to terms with her mother’s mysterious death, not only through examining her own childhood memories but also going back further in time, to tales of her mother’s own childhood. With an allusive structure filled with flashbacks and dreams, this is a delicate and poetic work of intense emotion'. —

Gerda Stevenson received a Scottish BAFTA Best Film Actress Award for her performance in the film and we are delighted to welcome her to the screening in conversation with Dr. Sarah Neely, author of  Margaret Tait: Poetry, Writings, Stories.

Supported by the short film

'that now'

by Sarah Forrest
An artist's film made in response to a six week Margaret Tait residency in Orkney. Sarah will also be in attendance to introduce her film.

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