Arts And Crafts events in Glasgow

View all the upcoming Arts And Crafts events taking place throughout Glasgow below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Glasgow

All the Young Nudes’ Online Life Drawing Club

All the Young Nudes’ Online Life Drawing Club

Selected dates between 26th October 2020 - 3rd May 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Join All the Young Nudes on Monday nights for their Online Life Drawing Club, a weekly, accessible, affordable and fun life drawing session!
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Glass Fusing Class: Half Day

Glass Fusing Class: Half Day

Selected dates between 12th December 2020 - 21st March 2021

The Half Day Glass Fusing Classes at Cass Peters Glass Art are designed to give total beginners an introduction to a new skill... and have some fun!
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Glass Fusing Class: 1 Day

Glass Fusing Class: 1 Day

Selected dates between 18th December 2020 - 26th March 2021

The Glass Fusing Classes at Cass Peters Glass Art are designed to give total beginners an introduction to a new skill, and allow more time to create a larger piece of work
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Stained Glass Workshop: 2 Days

Stained Glass Workshop: 2 Days

Selected dates between 19th December 2020 - 27th March 2021

Learn how to create stained glass panels on this two day workshop for total beginners at Cass Peters Glass Art!
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The Market at Loch Lomond Shores

The Market at Loch Lomond Shores

Selected dates between 20th December 2020 - 19th September 2021

Browse homemade treats, arts & crafts, artisan food & drink and local produce at Loch Lomond Shores' regular Market Days on the first and third Sunday of each month!
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Clack and Yak

Clack and Yak

Selected dates between 25th January 2021 - 29th March 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Get those knitting needles out and enjoy a chat and a cuppa whilst knitting, sewing or crocheting something for yourself or family and friends with Platform Glasgow's Clack and Yak!
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Art Factory

Art Factory

Selected dates between 26th January 2021 - 30th March 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Platform Glasgow's Art Factory is an online visual arts and crafts session for adults who wish to learn to draw, paint or make things!
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Nu Gen - Online Art Group

Nu Gen - Online Art Group

Selected dates between 2nd February 2021 - 30th March 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Platform Glasgow's weekly arts group challenges teenagers to make artwork that represents their interests, exploring identity and what it’s like to be a teenager today!
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Saturday Art Club at Home

Saturday Art Club at Home

Selected dates between 6th February 2021 - 27th March 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Platform Glasgow's Saturday Art Club at Home is a playful and creative online art session that gives young artists the chance to draw, paint, make and get creative!
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Art Works: Free Visual Art Workshops

Art Works: Free Visual Art Workshops

16th February 2021 - 13th March 2021
Online Event

Outspoken Arts invite you to join them for Art Works a programme of workshops in the visual arts being held between the 16th February and 13th March!
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Milngavie Market

Milngavie Market

Selected dates between 19th February 2021 - 16th December 2022

You'll find meat, fish, game, Cheese, home baking, plants, Organic soap, jewellery, and more at Milngavie Market on the third Friday of each month!
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DIY Gore SFX Makeup - A Zoom Workshop

DIY Gore SFX Makeup - A Zoom Workshop

27th February 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Don't miss this fun and messy intro to simple DIY Gore SFX makeup with Scotland based drag kings Phil Herrin and Dorian T. Fisk on Zoom!
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GoMA At Home: Saturday Art Club

GoMA At Home: Saturday Art Club

27th February 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Join the Glasgow Museums' learning team in these fun and creative workshops for families - now online!
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Landscape Painting with Neil G Smith and Helensburgh Art Hub Online

Landscape Painting with Neil G Smith and Helensburgh Art Hub Online

28th February 2021
Online Event

Join artist Neil G Smith and Helensburgh Art Hub Online for a fun introduction to landscape painting using acrylics on Sunday 28th February!
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MAKE My Dream Room - Outdoor Interior Design Workshop

MAKE My Dream Room - Outdoor Interior Design Workshop

28th February 2021

Join MAKE at Dumbreck Playbarn on 28th February for their Outdoor Interior Design Workshop for kids ages 5 - 11!
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Shakyo - Tracing the Sutras

Shakyo - Tracing the Sutras

28th February 2021
Online Event

Join Drawing and Painting Studio on Sunday 28th February for their Shakyo - Tracing the Sutras online workshop!
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Virtual Sew Along - Shirt Vest Top

Virtual Sew Along - Shirt Vest Top

28th February 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Join the team at Sew Confident for a virtual sew along, live via zoom, as they work through the summer ready, 'Willis Shirt' by SEAMWORK!
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Japanese and Chinese Seal Engraving: Tenkoku

Japanese and Chinese Seal Engraving: Tenkoku

1st March 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Carve your very own Japanese hanko stamp to make your inei impression, learn about the different stages in the Tenkoku process and the tools used with the Drawing and Painting Studio!
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Stained Glass Workshop: 4 Days

Stained Glass Workshop: 4 Days

Selected dates between 1st March 2021

Learn how to create stained glass panels on this four day workshop for total beginners at Cass Peters Glass Art!
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Landscape Painting using Acrylic with Neil G Smith

Landscape Painting using Acrylic with Neil G Smith

7th March 2021
Online Event

Join artist Neil G Smith and Helensburgh Art Hub Online for a fun introduction to landscape painting using acrylics on Sunday 7th March!
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MAKE Mindful Drawing - Outdoor Workshop

MAKE Mindful Drawing - Outdoor Workshop

7th March 2021

Join MAKE at Dumbreck Playbarn on Sunday 7th March for their Outdoor Mindful Drawing Workshop for kids ages 5 - 11!
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Park Lane Market

Park Lane Market

Selected dates between 7th March 2021 - 5th December 2021

Park Lane Market is a pop-up market held on the first and last Sunday of each month in Shawlands, featuring a range of boutique stalls!
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Kanji Club - Learn Japanese and Chinese Characters

Kanji Club - Learn Japanese and Chinese Characters

8th March 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Learn to read and write kanji characters in Drawing and Painting Studio's fun and inspiring online language group and discover their meanings!
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Digital Lecture: Through the Artist’s Gaze: The Feminine Ideal in E.A. Hornel’s Work

Digital Lecture: Through the Artist’s Gaze: The Feminine Ideal in E.A. Hornel’s Work

11th March 2021
Online Event

Marianne Fossaluzza, a PhD student in Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen, gives this lecture on The Feminine Ideal in E.A. Hornel’s Work.
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Helensburgh Market in the Square

Helensburgh Market in the Square

Selected dates between 13th March 2021 - 11th December 2021

Buy the best of seasonal local produce at Helensburgh Market in the Square held on the second Saturday of each month in Colquhoun Square!
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Digital Talk: Introduction to the Japanese Art of Tea (Chado) – A Cup of Peace and Simplicity

Digital Talk: Introduction to the Japanese Art of Tea (Chado) – A Cup of Peace and Simplicity

14th March 2021
Online Event

Mio Shudo, an Edinburgh based Urasenke Japanese Tea Master will give a talk on the history, relevance and impact of the tea ceremony on Japanese culture.
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MAKE Weave Workshop - Outdoor Workshop

MAKE Weave Workshop - Outdoor Workshop

14th March 2021

Join MAKE at Dumbreck Playbarn on Sunday 14th March for their Outdoor Weaving Workshop for kids ages 5 - 11!
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Print & Make Your Own Lampshade

Print & Make Your Own Lampshade

14th March 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Learn how to screen print and construct your own lampshade on this online course with Print Clan!
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De-stress Drawing Group

De-stress Drawing Group

17th March 2021
Online Event

Join the Drawing and Painting Studio online on Wednesday 17th March and enjoy some relaxing drawing and doodling!
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MAKE Printmaking Workshop - Outdoor Workshop

MAKE Printmaking Workshop - Outdoor Workshop

21st March 2021

Join MAKE at Dumbreck Playbarn on Sunday 21st March for their Outdoor Printmaking Workshop for kids ages 5 - 11!
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MAKE Art with Nature - Outdoor Workshops

MAKE Art with Nature - Outdoor Workshops

28th March 2021

Join MAKE at Dumbreck Playbarn on Sunday 21st March for their Outdoor Art With Nature Workshop for kids ages 5 - 11!
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Merchant Square Craft & Design Fair

Merchant Square Craft & Design Fair

Selected dates between 3rd April 2021 - 28th November 2021

The Merchant Square Craft Fair & Design Fair is held every weekend, why not spend a relaxing afternoon browsing the stalls!
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Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Glasgow

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Glasgow

3rd May 2021 - 23rd May 2021
Various Locations Glasgow

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF), led by the Mental Health Foundation, will return from 3-23 May 2021 and explore the theme of 'Normality?'.
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Proposed and Seconded: The Royal Scottish Academy Nomination Books of the 1920s

Proposed and Seconded: The Royal Scottish Academy Nomination Books of the 1920s

13th May 2021
Online Event

This talk given by Alice Strang will focus on the women artists proposed and seconded for election by male allies, including Dorothy Johnstone, Cecile Walton and John Duncan.
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The Creative Craft Show featuring The Scottish Quilting Show

The Creative Craft Show featuring The Scottish Quilting Show

20th May 2021 - 23rd May 2021

The Creative Craft Show returns to the SEC Glasgow between the 20th and 23rd of May 2021 and includes The Scottish Quilting Show!
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Lecture: Working with Ian Hamilton Finlay

Lecture: Working with Ian Hamilton Finlay

29th May 2021
Online Event

Robin Gillanders gives this talk on his experience working on collaborative projects with Ian Hamiton Finlay between 1994 until his death in 2006.
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Art On the Exchange Outdoor Markets

Art On the Exchange Outdoor Markets

Selected dates between 5th June 2021 - 5th September 2021

Art On the Exchange Outdoor Markets return to Royal Exchange Square with their fabulous pop-up markets full of original pieces of art, jewellery, crafts, and designer products!
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Barrhead Housing Eco Crafting!

Barrhead Housing Eco Crafting!

Selected dates between 25th February 2021 - 29th April 2021

As part of Barrhead Housing Associations Climate Challenge Project, they are delivering FREE Zoom crafting workshops for all of the family to enjoy!

Find out about Barrhead Housing Eco Crafting! on What's On East Renfrewshire
The Wee Art Studio: Online Mother’s Day Needle Felt Spring Themed Workshop

The Wee Art Studio: Online Mother’s Day Needle Felt Spring Themed Workshop

14th March 2021

Join Caroline from The Wee Art Studio for a fun Mother's Day Spring Themed Needle felt class for beginners!

The Wee Art Studio: Online Beginners Spring Sheep Needle Felt Workshop

The Wee Art Studio: Online Beginners Spring Sheep Needle Felt Workshop

20th March 2021

Join Caroline from The Wee Art Studio for a fun Spring Sheep Needle Felt Workshop for beginners!

Barrhead Foundry Indoor Market

Barrhead Foundry Indoor Market

Selected dates between 8th May 2021 - 11th December 2021

The Barrhead Foundry Indoor Market is your local indoor arts & crafts market held on the second Saturday of every month from March until December!

Find out about Barrhead Foundry Indoor Market on What's On East Renfrewshire
Eaglesham Fair

Eaglesham Fair

4th June 2022

It's always a fun filled family day out at the bi-annual Eaglesham Fair being held on Saturday 4th June 2022!

Find out about Eaglesham Fair on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Traverse Young Writers’ Scratch Performances

Traverse Young Writers’ Scratch Performances

1st August 2020 - 16th May 2021

Traverse is delighted to present brand new, specially created, pieces from nine Young Writers online, with performers filming in their own homes under lockdown conditions.

Find out about Traverse Young Writers’ Scratch Performances on What's On Edinburgh
Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s - SUSPENDED

Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s - SUSPENDED

12th September 2020 - 6th June 2021

The 1920s was a period of contrasts and this exhibition explores the styles, ideas and events that shaped Scottish art during this influential decade.

Find out about Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s - SUSPENDED on What's On Edinburgh
Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

24th October 2020 - 5th September 2021

This exhibition is in collaboration with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation to celebrate what would have been film special effects superstar Ray Harryhausen's 100th birthday year.

Find out about Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema on What's On Edinburgh
E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas - SUSPENDED

E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas - SUSPENDED

7th November 2020 - 14th March 2021

This Exhibition is a collaboration between the National Trust for Scotland and the City Art Centre and is the first major retrospective of Hornel's art for over 35 years.

Find out about E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas - SUSPENDED on What's On Edinburgh
Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures - SUSPENDED

Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures - SUSPENDED

14th November 2020 - 11th April 2021

Timed to mark his 70th birthday, this major exhibition by contemporary artist Jock McFadyen displays new and existing paintings, alongside works from City Art Centre’s collection of Scottish art.

Find out about Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures - SUSPENDED on What's On Edinburgh
Upcycling and Sustainable Living Classes

Upcycling and Sustainable Living Classes

17th December 2020 - 13th March 2021

Learn how to upcycle, become zero waste, reduce your plastic use and explore sustainable living with EcoArt's classes, courses and workshops!

Find out about Upcycling and Sustainable Living Classes on What's On Edinburgh
Connections - Wholly Holistic

Connections - Wholly Holistic

10th January 2021 - 10th March 2021

Connections - Wholly Holistic, at Santosa Wellness Centre Edinburgh, is an exhibition along with workshops, spoken word, healing sounds, storytelling, book launches and more!

Find out about Connections - Wholly Holistic on What's On Edinburgh
Young Artists Art Club P5-P7

Young Artists Art Club P5-P7

13th January 2021 - 24th March 2021

The Young Artists Club is an opportunity for your child in P5-P7 to build their skills in a wide range of media including drawing, painting, 3d modelling and collage.

Find out about Young Artists Art Club P5-P7 on What's On Edinburgh
Latitudes: Recent Work from RSA Award Winners

Latitudes: Recent Work from RSA Award Winners

22nd January 2021 - 17th March 2021

The Royal Scottish Academy presents Latitudes, an exhibition celebrating the far-reaching scope of recent work by the winners of RSA awards.

Find out about Latitudes: Recent Work from RSA Award Winners on What's On Edinburgh
On The Edge

On The Edge

4th February 2021 - 27th February 2021

The Scottish Gallery’s online February exhibition is about one of Scotland’s most original and challenging painters, Pat Douthwaite.

Find out about On The Edge on What's On Edinburgh
A Special Q&A with Enda Wlash

A Special Q&A with Enda Wlash

25th February 2021

Acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Enda Walsh takes questions from you about writing, theatremaking and his illustrious career.

Find out about A Special Q&A with Enda Wlash on What's On Edinburgh
Reading Double Bill with Q&A: Hel and A Foreign Lanquage

Reading Double Bill with Q&A: Hel and A Foreign Lanquage

25th February 2021

As part of the First Stages Festival, extracts from plays by writers who entered scripts to Open Submissions 2019 receive their first public readings on their journey towards the stage.

Find out about Reading Double Bill with Q&A: Hel and A Foreign Lanquage on What's On Edinburgh
Lecture: E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas: An Introduction

Lecture: E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas: An Introduction

26th February 2021

Join curator Ben Reiss for an introduction to the exhibition E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas.

Reading Double Bill with Q&A: Game and Blue Departed

Reading Double Bill with Q&A: Game and Blue Departed

26th February 2021

As part of the First Stages Festival, extracts from plays by writers who entered scripts to Open Submissions 2019 receive their first public readings on their journey towards the stage.

Find out about Reading Double Bill with Q&A: Game and Blue Departed on What's On Edinburgh
Corstorphine Window Wanderland

Corstorphine Window Wanderland

27th February 2021 - 28th February 2021

The first official Corstorphine Window Wanderland takes place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February, transforming the streets into an outdoor gallery for all to enjoy!

Find out about Corstorphine Window Wanderland on What's On Edinburgh
Responding to Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures - Collage and Printmaking

Responding to Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures - Collage and Printmaking

27th February 2021

Combining surprising elements from our fantastic and intriguing exhibition, create a series of works with overlaid and combined elements in collage and simple printmaking.

Writing Autobiographical Work for the Stage

Writing Autobiographical Work for the Stage

27th February 2021

This practical, hands-on workshop will guide participants in discussions on how drawing on your personal story can create powerful and meaningful work.

Find out about Writing Autobiographical Work for the Stage on What's On Edinburgh
Adult Creative Workshop: Introduction to Pinhole photography - POSTPONED

Adult Creative Workshop: Introduction to Pinhole photography - POSTPONED

28th February 2021

Join us at City Art Centre for a special half day workshop exploring pinhole cameras!

Air and Space Exhibition

Air and Space Exhibition

28th February 2021 - 31st December 2021

Air and Space is an online exhibition of recent paintings from artist Jill Ashforth featuring the beautiful collection Air and Space and her lyrical video poem Joy with the music of Max Richter.

Find out about Air and Space Exhibition on What's On Edinburgh
Digital Event: Adult Creative Workshop - Monoprinting

Digital Event: Adult Creative Workshop - Monoprinting

28th February 2021

Join City Art Centre on Sunday 28th February for a short introduction to simple trace monoprinting!

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A Sense of Place and Earth Shaker

A Sense of Place and Earth Shaker

4th March 2021 - 27th March 2021

A Sense of Place and Earth Shaker is a joint exhibitions at The Scottish Gallery in March by Michael McVeigh and David Cook.

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First Women of the Royal Scottish Academy

First Women of the Royal Scottish Academy

4th March 2021

In this online talk, Alice Strang, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Galleries of Scotland, will discuss the ‘First Women of the Royal Scottish Academy’.

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Echo of Japan – Koto performance - POSTPONED

Echo of Japan – Koto performance - POSTPONED

6th March 2021

Mio Shudo will perform some of the oldest written music available today for Koto by Yatsuhashi Kengyo (1614-1685) and other Japanese folk songs.

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Digital Event: Family Craft - Make your drawings move - animation sessions

Digital Event: Family Craft - Make your drawings move - animation sessions

7th March 2021

In this session we will create a 2D hand-drawn whiteboard animation and an ‘old school’ flip-book animated sequence inspired by the Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures exhibition.

Digital Lecture: Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

Digital Lecture: Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

12th March 2021

The 1920s was a period of contrasts: This lecture explores the events, ideas and styles that shaped Scottish art during this fascinating decade.

Digital Event: Adult Creative Workshop - Hornel’s Dream

Digital Event: Adult Creative Workshop - Hornel’s Dream

13th March 2021

Taking inspiration from E. A. Hornel’s nature-filled paintings, create a hanging paper-work collage with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb.

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Digital Event: City Art Centre fashion Show - inspired by the exhibition EA Hornel: From Camera to Canvas

Digital Event: City Art Centre fashion Show - inspired by the exhibition EA Hornel: From Camera to Canvas

13th March 2021

See a spectacular fashion show by the Fashion and Textile Design students from Edinburgh College in a collaboration with the City Art Centre and the E. A. Hornel exhibition!

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

26th March 2021 - 26th June 2021

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop! tells the story of Edinburgh native Archie Brennan (1931-2019) in the first-ever major retrospective of his work.

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Adjust / Adapt

Adjust / Adapt

27th March 2021 - 24th April 2021

This exhibition explores how our homes and outdoor spaces are working harder for occupants; as multigenerational sanctuaries, workspaces, classrooms, fitness and entertainment settings.

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Love Drama Easter Spring Sensation 2021

Love Drama Easter Spring Sensation 2021

12th April 2021 - 16th April 2021

Are you looking for something to do during the Easter holiday? Come and join us for a week of fun filled drama classes, open to all 7-12 year olds.

Find out about Love Drama Easter Spring Sensation 2021 on What's On Edinburgh
Digital Event: Descriptive Tour for visually impaired visitors of Bright Shadows - Scottish Art in the 1920s

Digital Event: Descriptive Tour for visually impaired visitors of Bright Shadows - Scottish Art in the 1920s

17th April 2021

Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors focussing on our exhibition Bright Shadows - Scottish art in the 1920s.

Digital Event: Creepy Crawly Bug Hunt

Digital Event: Creepy Crawly Bug Hunt

3rd May 2021

Hunt the grounds of Lauriston for creepy crawlies in their natural habitat, then make a giant version of your favourite bug at Lauriston Castle!

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Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

3rd May 2021 - 23rd May 2021

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF), led by the Mental Health Foundation, will return from 3-23 May 2021 and explore the theme of 'Normality?'.

Find out about Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh on What's On Edinburgh
Adult Creative Workshop: Vibrant 1920s Still Life Explorations

Adult Creative Workshop: Vibrant 1920s Still Life Explorations

8th May 2021

Taking inspiration from our exhibition Bright Shadows - Scottish Art in the 1920s we will explore how artists in this period of change explored colour and stylised forms.

Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

15th May 2021 - 10th October 2021

This major retrospective, the most comprehensive display of Charles H. Mackie’s work in over a century, showcases the breadth of his creative vision and talents.

Find out about Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light on What's On Edinburgh
Summer Mosaics

Summer Mosaics

15th May 2021 - 16th May 2021

Join us at Lauriston Castle for a 2-day workshop making beautiful mosaic panels inspired by the colours of summer with Margaret Findlay.

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Family Craft: It’s a Bird’s Life

Family Craft: It’s a Bird’s Life

17th May 2021

Learn about some of our feathered friends and explore a variety of projects celebrating the resident Lauriston Castle birds!

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Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay

Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay

22nd May 2021 - 3rd October 2021

This major exhibition at City Art Centre focuses on the maritime theme in Ian Hamilton Finlay's work. It was a central element of his art, and one to which he returned throughout his life.

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Family Craft: Fantasy Castles

Family Craft: Fantasy Castles

23rd May 2021

Explore the secret and hidden rooms of Lauriston Castle then create your own 3D Castle using special papers and paints!

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Curator’s Tour - Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

Curator’s Tour - Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

28th May 2021

Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art, provides a tour of the exhibition Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s.

Islander: the Paintings of Donald Smith

Islander: the Paintings of Donald Smith

29th May 2021 - 26th September 2021

This is the first major exhibition Donald Smith's work, in partnership with An Lanntair, Stornoway and is part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2021.

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Dr John Cooper Clarke

Dr John Cooper Clarke

30th May 2021

Dr John Cooper Clarke brings his 2021 tour to The Queens Hall on 30th May... it's a chance to witness a living legend at the top of his game!

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Lecture: The Four Seasons in Full Sail: A Year in the Garden at Little Sparta

Lecture: The Four Seasons in Full Sail: A Year in the Garden at Little Sparta

2nd June 2021

The garden at Little Sparta is Ian Hamilton Finlay’s greatest work of art. In this talk George Gilliland, Head Gardener at Little Sparta, gives a brief description of its themes, content & planting.

Lecture: Patrick Geddes’ Evergreen and Charles Mackie

Lecture: Patrick Geddes’ Evergreen and Charles Mackie

3rd June 2021

Murdo Macdonald gives this talk on Patrick Geddes’ Evergreen and Charles Mackie at City Art Centre on Thursday 3rd June.

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Family Craft: Celebrate World Oceans Day

Family Craft: Celebrate World Oceans Day

5th June 2021

Come along to a family class and make a variety of projects celebrating the magic of the sea!

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Family Craft: Pirate Treasure Hunt

Family Craft: Pirate Treasure Hunt

20th June 2021

Ahoy me hearties! Have our pirate hat, cutlass and parrot at the ready then out into the woods with a secret map to guide you through the grounds to find hidden treasure.

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Lecture: Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Lecture: Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

25th June 2021

This lecture will set Charles H. Mackie’s art in the context of his life. His Scottish artistic roots underpinned his engagement with French art and continental ideas.

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Messages and Ships

Messages and Ships

26th June 2021

In this Adult Creative Workshop at City Art Centre, explore the silhouettes of ships in Ian Hamilton Finlay’s work and create unique collages using layering and simple printmaking.

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Enchanted Woodland Cushions

Enchanted Woodland Cushions

27th June 2021

Come along to this family class at Lauriston Castle and make adorable hand-felted panels and collage this to your own special cushion!

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Exhibition Tour: Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Exhibition Tour: Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

2nd July 2021

This tour will focus on key aspects of Charles H. Mackie’s development as an artist, highlighting his range and versatility in oil, watercolour and print.

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Adult Creative Workshop: Poetic Maritime Prints

Adult Creative Workshop: Poetic Maritime Prints

3rd July 2021

Explore angular mark-making, experiment using block printing colours, mixing inks and layering to create a lino-print inspired by the maritime theme within Ian Hamitlon Finlay's work!

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Introduction to Abstract Art

Introduction to Abstract Art

4th July 2021

Learn to lose yourself in art for art sake in this taster session at Lauriston Castle!

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Romantic Victorian Florals

Romantic Victorian Florals

4th July 2021

Join us to explore the use of rich colour, light and shadow in Charles Hodge Mackie's paintings and incorporate these into a seasonal block printed Victorian-inspired botanical embroidery.

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Linocut Printing

Linocut Printing

10th July 2021

Explore ways of creating striking images by cutting into linoleum, and inking with colour to produce bold and dramatic prints.

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Painting with Light

Painting with Light

10th July 2021

Come along to this family drop in session with artist Claudia Miller and create your own faux stained-glass picture to hang in the window at home!

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BSL Interpreted Tour of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

BSL Interpreted Tour of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

17th July 2021

Join us for a tour of our Charles H. Mackie exhibition which will have a BSL interpreter present.

Bookbinding and Botanicals

Bookbinding and Botanicals

25th July 2021

Join us at Lauriston Castle for a creative day of printing and bookbinding inspired by our gardens!

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Lecture: Playing Cricket with the Nabis: Charles H. Mackie’s French Connections

Lecture: Playing Cricket with the Nabis: Charles H. Mackie’s French Connections

30th July 2021

This lecture given by Belinda Thomson, Honorary Professor in art history at the University of Edinburgh, examines the influences of French Art in the work of Charles H. Mackie.

Exhibition Tour of ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’

Exhibition Tour of ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’

31st July 2021

Join us for an exhibition tour of 'Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay' by Stephen Bann CBE, Emeritus Professor of History of Art and Senior Research Fellow at Bristol University.

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Summer Magic Workshop with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Summer Magic Workshop with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

1st August 2021

Learn, create and perform your own magic in this workshop at Lauriston Castle this summer for Ages 7 - 11!

Spirits of the Dead: The Terror of Edgar Allan Poe

Spirits of the Dead: The Terror of Edgar Allan Poe

Selected dates between 7th August 2021 - 21st August 2021

Edinburgh Horror Festival invites you along to Lauriston Castle this August to hear Gothic horror stories from the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.

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Woodland Treasure Box

Woodland Treasure Box

11th August 2021

Make your own little treasure box to store your Summer memories and decorate it with natures scenes with Lauriston Castle staff!

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Descriptive tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Descriptive tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

21st August 2021

Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors focusing on the Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light exhibition!

Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’

Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’

4th September 2021

Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors focusing on the 'Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay' exhibition.

Lecture: Charles Hodge Mackie and the Celtic Revival in Scotland and France

Lecture: Charles Hodge Mackie and the Celtic Revival in Scotland and France

17th September 2021

This lecture explores the influence of both Scottish and French art on Charles Mackie through a consideration of the work he produced in the 1890s.

The Light Through the Trees and on the Water

The Light Through the Trees and on the Water

18th September 2021

Create paintings expressing light in landscape and explore the addition of figures for symbolism and depth with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb at this workshop inspired by Charles Hodge Mackie!

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Burns V McGonagall: An evening with Scotland’s best poet and arguably the worst!

Burns V McGonagall: An evening with Scotland’s best poet and arguably the worst!

24th September 2021

William McGonagall has long been regarded as ‘the worst poet in the history of the English language’. Join Scots actor Jock Ferguson for an evening of anecdotes and stories and a wee dram in betwe

Flags Ahoy

Flags Ahoy

25th September 2021

Come along to these structured family drop-in sessions where you will make some little flags inspired by maritime themes in our Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition!

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Push the Boat Out

Push the Boat Out

2nd October 2021

Join writer Katy Hastie at a family friendly drop-in poetry session to make nautical collage poems that fold into origami boats to sail the seven seas - just bring your imagination!

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Curator’s Tour of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Curator’s Tour of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

8th October 2021

Join Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art, for a tour of the exhibition Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light!

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Memories of Autumn

Memories of Autumn

10th October 2021

Inspired by the season passing make a gorgeous autumn wreath lit by magical lights to adorn your door to take you right up to Christmas.

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Lecture: E. A. Hornel: from Camera to Canvas

Lecture: E. A. Hornel: from Camera to Canvas

27th October 2021

This talk by Dr Antonia Laurence Allen is about Scottish artist Edward Atkinson Hornel and illustrates how Hornel’s travels and use of photographs influenced his artistic practice.

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Lecture: Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

Lecture: Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

16th November 2021

This lecture investigates a range of artworks by artists including S.J. Peploe, Dorothy Johnstone, Eric Robertson and William McCance, and places them within the context of their times.

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Sock Snowmen

Sock Snowmen

21st November 2021

Make a beautiful little festive snowman to decorate your home for Christmas at this family workshop in Lauriston Castle!

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Tartan Wreaths

Tartan Wreaths

26th November 2021

Make a colourful and unique Christmas wreath for your door using tartan remnants, bells, baubles and ribbons. No sewing is required!

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Christmas Patchwork Appliqued Cushions

Christmas Patchwork Appliqued Cushions

27th November 2021

Make a beautiful appliqued cushion using exquisite Christmas and vintage-inspired fabrics with Felicity Bryant!

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Printmaking for Christmas

Printmaking for Christmas

2nd December 2021

Join us for an adorable Christmas class where you can print Robins, fir trees and other beautiful motifs with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb!

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Enchanted Christmas Pictures

Enchanted Christmas Pictures

4th December 2021

Create a Christmas themed 3-dimensional framed picture that will light up like an enchanted magical forest in this workshop with Lauriston Castle staff!

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Paper Garlands and Silver Wings

Paper Garlands and Silver Wings

6th December 2021

Using a selection of beautiful papers and foils in silvery colours create a wreath, angel and garland in this relaxing workshop with Artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb!

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Festive Decorations

Festive Decorations

15th December 2021

Join us for a festive class making a variety of Christmas decorations to adorn your home!

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Country Wreaths and Garlands

Country Wreaths and Garlands

17th December 2021

Make a sweet little natural wreath inspired by Scandinavia with little painted reindeers, stars and hearts and a magical lit garland to decorate your door, stairs or fireplace!

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Green Wreaths

Green Wreaths

18th December 2021

Always the highlight of the season, make not one but 2 stunning natural wreaths to decorate your home using Lauriston Castle greenery and a host of beautiful embellishments.

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Fresh Giant Wreaths

Fresh Giant Wreaths

19th December 2021

Join Margaret Findlay as you gather natural greenery to make 2 giant wreaths for you home!

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Events in Fife

Art-tastic

Art-tastic

19th December 2020 - 10th April 2021

Come along to our colourful and entertaining family-friendly exhibition to explore the stories hidden within some of our fantastic paintings.

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SJ Peploe 150th Anniversary Showcase

SJ Peploe 150th Anniversary Showcase

27th January 2021 - 31st March 2021

A virtual exhibition to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Scottish colourist, Samuel Peploe.

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StAnza21: Eco Poetry: The Political and the Personal

StAnza21: Eco Poetry: The Political and the Personal

6th March 2021

Join our first creative writing workshop for StAnza 2021, led by poet Marvin Thompson!

StAnza21: A Tribute to Roddy Lumsden

StAnza21: A Tribute to Roddy Lumsden

7th March 2021

Poets and friends celebrate the life and work of Roddy Lumsden, a son of St Andrews.

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StAnza21: Poetry and Meditation

StAnza21: Poetry and Meditation

7th March 2021

Join John Siddique, a spiritual teacher, poet and the founder of Authentic Living, in an exploration of mindfulness, poetry and imagination!

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StAnza21: The StAnza Masterclass

StAnza21: The StAnza Masterclass

7th March 2021

Join us for our perennially popular Masterclass to consider the nuts and bolts of poetry writing.

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StAnza21: Meet the Artist – Marina Kazakova

StAnza21: Meet the Artist – Marina Kazakova

8th March 2021

Join Marina Kazakova, poet and researcher, to learn about her work on symphonic poetry!

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StAnza21: Old English for Poets

StAnza21: Old English for Poets

8th March 2021

In this workshop led by Chris Jones we’re looking at how early English poets used variation and alliteration as the core building blocks of their verse.

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StAnza21: Round Table with Imtiaz Dharker

StAnza21: Round Table with Imtiaz Dharker

9th March 2021

Don’t miss this rare chance for an intimate audience with Imtiaz Dharker, holder of the Queen’s Gold Medal for poetry and also acclaimed as an artist and filmmaker!

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StAnza21: Meet The Artist – Bàrd, File, Bardd

StAnza21: Meet The Artist – Bàrd, File, Bardd

10th March 2021

Join Ifor ap Glyn, to hear him talk with Peter Mackay, Ciara ní É and Pól Mag Uidhir about ‘Bàrd- File – Bardd’.

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StAnza21: Worth a thousand words

StAnza21: Worth a thousand words

10th March 2021

Carve out time for your own writing and hone your poetry skills at this workshop led by Nadine Aisha Jassat.

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StAnza21: Round Table with Roger Robinson

StAnza21: Round Table with Roger Robinson

11th March 2021

Don’t miss out on this rare chance for an intimate audience with poet, musician and activist Roger Robinson!

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StAnza21: The StAnza Lecture: Access All Areas

StAnza21: The StAnza Lecture: Access All Areas

11th March 2021

The StAnza Lecture: Access All Areas with Jacqueline Saphra on form and revolution.

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StAnza21: Risk A Verse

StAnza21: Risk A Verse

12th March 2021

Whether you’ve been missing your regular open mic over the last 12 months, or are just keen to discover some new voices, don’t miss our popular Friday night open mic.

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StAnza21: Round Table with Tishani Doshi

StAnza21: Round Table with Tishani Doshi

12th March 2021

Enjoy a chance for an intimate audience with Indian poet and journalist Tishani Doshi, on a welcome return to StAnza!

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StAnza21: Breakfast at the Poetry Cafe – Make It New

StAnza21: Breakfast at the Poetry Cafe – Make It New

13th March 2021

Our breakfast panel events offer a relaxed start to the day, with a group of poets and other festival participants discussing all things poetical.

StAnza21: The StAnza Slam

StAnza21: The StAnza Slam

13th March 2021

It’s a highlight of the festival and a touchstone of the Scottish spoken word scene: what better way to round off the day than with the annual StAnza slam?

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StAnza21: Breakfast at the Poetry Cafe – Translation

StAnza21: Breakfast at the Poetry Cafe – Translation

14th March 2021

Wake up and smell the Poetry Café! Our breakfast discussion events offer a relaxed start to the day, with a group of poets and other festival participants discussing all things poetical.

Jack Vettriano: The Early Years

Jack Vettriano: The Early Years

17th June 2021 - 23rd October 2021

This exhibition is a celebration of Jack Vettriano's extraordinary career and will be showing paintings he created from in his 20s until he moved to London in 2000.

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Events in Lanarkshire

Made In Lanark’s Spring Online Market Night

Made In Lanark’s Spring Online Market Night

28th February 2021

Made In Lanark's Spring Online Market Night will showcase a fantastic array of gifts, for some very important upcoming dates... Mother's Day, Easter or why not treat yourself!

Find out about Made In Lanark’s Spring Online Market Night on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Shadow Stories - The Ridiculous Wishes

Shadow Stories - The Ridiculous Wishes

7th March 2021

Join Oak Tree Arts around their special online campfire on Sunday 7th March for some traditional storytelling, sing-along songs and get creative and make your own stories!

Find out about Shadow Stories - The Ridiculous Wishes on What's On Renfrewshire
Fashion Mapping, Counting, Loitering

Fashion Mapping, Counting, Loitering

8th March 2021

ReMode are co-hosting a series of events with Fashion & Sustainability Pioneer and Activist Kate Fletcher, join them on March 8th for Fashion Mapping, Counting, Loitering.

Find out about Fashion Mapping, Counting, Loitering on What's On Renfrewshire
Unpicking to Take Action

Unpicking to Take Action

9th March 2021

ReMode are co-hosting a series of events with Fashion & Sustainability Pioneer and Activist Kate Fletcher, join them on March 9th for a hands on day of practice and participatory discussion.

Find out about Unpicking to Take Action on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Furniture Upcycling Workshop

Furniture Upcycling Workshop

6th March 2021

Join the amazing and extremely knowledgeable Michaella for an interactive furniture upcycling event run by Transition Stirling on Saturday 6th March!

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AIRS Exhibition

AIRS Exhibition

12th April 2021 - 25th April 2021

Scottish contemporary landscape artist Beth Robertson Fiddes, has created a stunning exhibition of paintings, which shares inspiration with Mhairi Hall’s AIRS.

Find out about AIRS Exhibition on What's On Stirling

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