Local News for Friday 28th April 2017
Hebrides on a plate at Lanntair
An Lanntair is offering the Hebrides on a plate tomorrow, when food, crafts and the second annual Harris Tweed Cycle Ride are all on the menu for islanders and visitors alike. From 12 noon the first Craft and Cookery Festival offers a fabulous tour of food and craft in all corners of the arts centre building, with cuisines from the Minch to Mumbai and a wide range of high quality local professional artists, designers and makers showing their craftsmanship. Earlier, the second annual Harris Tweed Cycle ride leaves An Lanntair at 10am - a hand knitted Yellow Geansaidh on offer to the best dressed rider and a Geansaidh Geal for the best young rider The crafts and cuisine are open to all without booking and throughout the festival day there will be a variety of food to sample from cultures including Syria, India and of course the Hebrides.
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Local News for Thursday 27th April 2017
Tairsgeir travels from Arnol to Nanjing
A peat basket and peat iron (Tairsgeir) from Arnol Blackhouse will be on view to audiences in Nanjing, China, from today as part of a new exhibition called Romantic Scotland. The exhibition compares the romantic view of Scotland’s past with archive evidence of what life was really like in days gone by. Curated by Historic Environment Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland, the exhibition shows nearly 100 objects, paintings, photographs and other treasures, which have been flown over 5,000 miles to be enjoyed by visitors at one of China’s largest cultural institutions. The peat-cutting tools, once in daily use in Lewis, will be shown alongside images from eighteenth century Scotland, when artists became part of a new movement that came to be known as Romanticism. Romantic Scotland aims to draw Scotland and China closer together by strengthening the cultural ties between the two nations.
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