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Papay Community Association (PCA)

The Papay Community Association (PCA) is a charity based on the isle that aims to promote the benefit of Papay residents through a social and recreation programme and to maintain the community school/centre and other community facilities. The PCA organises a range of events throughout the year, from dinners and dances to sporting events and our annual Fun Weekend. Isle events are also popular with visitors.

The community centre at the school has facilities such as badminton, table tennis, carpet bowls, a gym, a library (with computer and internet access) and potting wheel. The PCA also organises regular film nights, which are screened at Beltane House.

Events are advertised locally on the isle, usually by a poster in the community shop, as well as the Papay Facebook page

Forthcoming Events

Papay Fun Weekend 19-21 July

The Papay Fun Weekend will take place again this July, with our usual kinds of activities. There will be a craft workshop on Friday afternoon at the Kelp Store, and concert and dance on Friday night at the school with 'Saltfishforty and families'. On Saturday there'll be soup, sandwiches and home bakes at the kirk followed by picnic sports, including football and inflatables. Poor Manís Corner will play for a dance on Saturday night. On Sunday thereíll be food again at the kirk followed by the infamous cartie races, with support from the Stromness RBL pipe band. We'll move to the beach, probably Bothican, for sand sculptures and chilling out, then there'll be a film on Sunday evening followed by a pub session, with live music. Food will be served on both Friday and Saturday nights.

More details:

Catriona Price & Joni Strugo

The Kelp Store, Tuesday 6th August 2024, 7:30pm

Adults: £10, juniors £5, primary kids free

Fiddle and Latin percussion duo Catriona Price & Joni Strugo present an intimate evening of intercultural music from around the world. Exploring the music of each otherís rich and diverse cultural backgrounds, the concert features arrangements of Scottish, Argentinian, Jewish and German music, as well as original compositions and tunes from some of the places that have impacted them the most.

Catriona, born and raised in Orkney, is a violinist, composer and artistic director and a member of folk band Fara and contemporary duo Twelfth Day. Catrionaís debut solo album Hert was released in 2023. Argentinian drummer, percussionist and music producer Joni Strugo, is a leading innovator on the vibrant Latin American music scene. The duo connected over their shared passion for learning about other cultures through music. This, their first ever set of duo concerts, sees them exploring the possibilities between fiddle and percussion, Argentina and Scotland.

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