Prior to film production commencing next week, the Scottish Sculpture Workshop's artist-in-residence will present and discuss ideas relating to the creation of his new film at Bennachie Centre, Chapel of Garioch, Inverurie, today. The film is part of the commissioned work for the Year of Natural Scotland project, Natural Bennachie.
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Beginning in June, the artist has been creating a series of ink paintings that respond to the surrounding natural environment. This evening at 6pm, Coombes will be give a presentation of his project, followed by questions and further discussion on related topics.
Scottish Opera has appointed Lady Veronica Gibson, wife of the late Sir Alexander Gibson, as President of the company.
Lady Gibson, above, played a key role behind the scenes when her husband founded Scottish Opera in 1962.
Alex Reedijk, general director, said: "As we end our 50th anniversary celebrations, I am delighted that Lady Gibson has agreed to become Scottish Opera's President. She is a familiar face to opera-goers and has played an important role in our company's success over the last 50 years.
"We also pay tribute to Baroness Smith, our President since 1998."
Today and tomorrow are the submission days for art works to the 152nd RGI annual exhibition. Art can be submitted between 10am and 7pm, with RGI members submitting for free and a £10 charge for non-RGI members.
The exhibition will be held at the McLellan Galleries from November 10 to December 8.
Submissions should be delivered to the galleries and up to three large works and two small works can be entered. To contribute work, download the submission pack from the RGI website.
A £100,000 appeal for restoration work at the house and garden which inspired J M Barrie's Peter Pan will be launched by Joanna Lumley at the Wigtown Book Festival this week. The Windows Appeal is an important part of making sure Moat Brae House, in Dumfries, is wind and watertight.
Lumley, Patron of the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, will be at the festival to speak about her memoir Absolutely on Saturday.
The trust saved Moat Brae House and Garden just days before the building was due to be demolished in 2009, and plans for it to become an international visitor centre.