10 September 2011
A day of walks, performances and a glittering radio yacht bring the magic of the Isle of Skye to life this September
This September enjoy an unforgettable weekend in Portree, one of Britain’s most stunning bays, as the Celeste, a glittering sailing boat adorned by 60,000 inch square mirror tiles, beams a unique broadcast of songs and stories artists Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich have been collecting in the Isle of Skye.
The artists’ Celeste is the focal point for a packed day of events in Portree, including contemporary designer craft exhibitions, film screenings, dance performances, coracle-making workshops, water vessel races and broadcasting and sailing workshops.
Come to Skye for the weekend and enjoy some superb walking and the whole day of activities that will give Portree a flavour of fèis by the harbour.
For accommodation listings and information on things to do in the Isle of Skye go to www.skye.co.uk
On the day you will be able to pick up a miniature radio device from Portree and tune in to Cuillin FM 106.2 & 102.7 to listen to the one-off soundscape artists Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich have especially put together with the people of Skye, including poets, musicians and fishermen. You can then take to the zig zagging coastal path to Scorrybreac, a combination of late nineteenth century town houses and native woodland, with stunning views to Ben Tianavaig and the island of Rasaay, the old man of Storr and the Cuillin mountains, to enjoy this magical landscape accompanied by a purpose-built soundtrack.