If You Do Anything This Saturday, Make it a Trip to Skye!

07 September 2011

If You Do Anything This Saturday, Make it a Trip to Skye!
Bàta Brèagha / Bonnie Boat

Year of Scotland's Islands Flagship Event - Portree, Isle of Skye

This Saturday (September 10th) ATLAS invites you to join in welcoming the Celeste and celebrating the premier of artists' Walker & Bromwich's soundscape Celestial Skye with a day of art events, walking, films, and music around the bay in Portree. 

Festivities centre on the Celeste, a glittering sailing boat adorned by sixty thousand mirror tiles and the broadcast of Celestial Skye on Celestial Radio 87.7 FM and Cuillin FM 106.2 and 102.7. Visitors can enjoy listening to the multi-layered soundscape while walking around the bay. Zoë Walker: "We want to take the listener on a journey of hope set against adversity emphasising acts of bravery and visionary thinking that have led to a culture of resistance and re-birth where hope springs eternal..."

Walker & Bromwich will be joined by the work of local, national and internationally acclaimed artists, including; Dorothy Cross, Celine Duval, Victoria Bernie, Deirdre Nelson, Jonathan Owen, Jenny Deschenes, Lucy Woodley, Margaret Ferguson,  Jones & MacInnes, and Maoilios Caimbeul.

The day closes with a cèilidh and RNLI fundraising Fish Exchange Auction.

When: Visitors are invited to gather on the Pier Head and around the bay in Portree at 11am to welcome the Celeste on her maiden voyage into Portree harbour.

Where: All activities and walks will take place around the harbour, the pier, and in the Gathering Hall. 

Listen: Collect listening devices or use your own mp3 players, iPods or portable radios and listen to this unique broadcast whilst walking around the bay. Please join us by tuning in to Cuillin FM streaming live on http://www.cuillinfm.co.uk/livestream.php Celestial Radio will be transmitting on 10th September day and night within four miles of Portree bay. 

Download the full programme in PDF format here: http://www.atlasarts.org.uk/BonnieBoat_EventProg.pdf

All events are FREE

To book now for Celebratory Cèilidh contact admin@atlasarts.org.uk or 01470 532436
For more information: www.atlasarts.org.uk
Booking accommodation http://www.skye.co.uk/accommodation.php


Scotland’s Islands - the events, exhibitions and activities happening all year round.

We list every event we hear of, large and small, taking place on the islands of Scotland or taking place elsewhere and relating to Scotland's Islands. They provide a unique opportunity to savour the diversity and excitement of island life. Check our our facebook page for general updates too - http://www.facebook.com/ScotlandsIslands.  

There has never been a better time for you to visit Scotland's Islands, to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and unspoilt beaches, to get close to dramatic wild-life, learn about our heritage, participate in a great range of activities, and enjoy our music, food and drink.

All this on some of our 99 inhabited islands large and small (and many more uninhabited) accessible by sea and air in six regions: Argyll & Bute, Highland, North Ayrshire, Orkney, Outer Hebrides and Shetland.



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