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Kate Leiper - Walk to the Oak & Get Creative

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Sun 22 May
From 13:30

Join Kate as she tells a Scottish Traveller’s tale about oak trees and considers the many stories that are connected to that spot.

Description

"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." 
- John Muir.

Part 1:

Enjoy an after-lunch woodland walk to the River Tay with Kate Leiper and stop for a story at the Birnam Oak.

Kate tells a Scottish Traveller’s tale about oak trees and considers the many stories that are connected to that spot. The animals of the area were the endless source of inspiration for Beatrix Potter who invented the character of Peter Rabbit across the river at Eastwood House.

Young Beatrix could not encounter beavers as they were extinct here during her lifetime. With their recent reintroduction to the Tay, we can imagine a beaver character for her.  Kate will help you dream up this beaver’s appearance, personality, and Potter-type name.

 

Walking by water frees your creativity… theres something about it thats liberating.”
- Val McDermid

Part 2:

It is often said that walking clears your mind and helps to open all your senses to nature.

Kate invites you to bring your inspirations from the Birnam Oak back into the studio to get arty, crafty, and creative!

What new stories will the trees, river, wildlife, and ecology have awakened today? 

And will a Scottish beaver join the cast of Potter-inspired characters?

Tickets
£15.00 /
Limited Availability

About

This all-afternoon workshop takes place over two sessions with participants attending Parts 1 and 2. This workshop leaves from Birnam Arts Visual Arts Studio and returns to the foyer, before the second part in the Visual Arts Studio. 

Suitable for adults, secondary school age young people and families.
Note: Primary school age children must be accompanied by a parent or adult carer at all times. 

Limited availability so book early to secure your place. Materials included.

It is an outdoor event on uneven ground - please bring suitable clothing and footwear.

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Birnam Arts
Station Road
Birnam Dunkeld
PH8 0DS
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Tel: 01350 727 674

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Welcome to Birnam Arts, a boutique multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue.

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Pop in to the Foyer Cafe for breakfast, grab a delicious coffee with a selection of our homemade baking or enjoy a light lunch whilst browsing on the free WiFi. Wander upstairs to view the latest of our monthly art exhibitions before visiting the world of Beatrix Potter, or the Gift Shop to purchase a special gift for your loved ones or yourself!

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