06 June 2015
11.00am - 4.30pm
Raasay House, Island of Raasay
ATLAS Arts invites you to a day of activities on the Island of Raasay to celebrate the launch of Patterns of Flora | Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats, an ATLAS commission by artist Frances Priest and botanist Stephen Bungard.
There will be a variety of activities on offer throughout the day. All will depart from Raasay House, a 10 minute walk from the pier.
11.15am – 1.15pm: Tai Chi (all ages although younger children should be accompanied by an adult)
11.30am – 1.30pm: Botanist-led walks with Stephen Bungard (wear suitable clothing)
3.00 – 5pm – Haiku poetry workshop with Ken Cockburn (as part of a botanist-led walk with Stephen Bungard, wear suitable clothing)
11.30am – 1.00pm & 2.00 – 3.30pm: Kayaking the coastline with Raasay House (aged 8+)
3.00 – 4.30pm – Cyanotype and printing workshop for children (accompanied by an adult)
There will be tours of Raasay House regularly throughout the day starting from 10am.
There is also a talk and book launch by Sir John Lister-Kaye at 6.30pm on Friday 5 June.
As part of the project a map has been commissioned that celebrates the diverse plant life of Raasay. It offers an imaginative survey of seven individual botanical walks through different habitats which were the inspiration for the Patterns of Flora. The routes vary in difficulty and duration, each offering an insight into the flora of this beautiful island. Visitors are welcome to purchase a map (£1 each) from Raasay House and explore the island at their own pace.
Raasay House cafe will be open all day for refreshments and lunches with a range of options such as soups, flatbread melts and teas and coffees.
There will be a barbecue from 5pm on the terrace of Raasay House, with a variety of food options to be purchased. Including vegetarian options.
For details of sailings from Sconser to Raasay, please visit the Calmac website.The last sailing from Raasay to Sconser is 8.30pm.
Patterns of Flora | Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats was a project with Edinburgh-based ceramicist Frances Priest. Drawing her inspiration from the Raasay landscape and time spent with Raasay botanist Stephen Bungard – Priest created a series of handmade ceramic artworks for permanent installation in Raasay House, on the Isle of Raasay, off the east coast of Skye.