Art and Poetry to delight the Senses

Join us for a short promenade event with former Edinburgh Makar, Christine De Luca. She will share with you poems she has specially written inspired by paintings in the Victoria Crowe exhibition.

Art and Poetry to delight the Senses

About Art and Poetry to delight the Senses

Join us for a short promenade event with former Edinburgh Makar, Christine De Luca. She will share with you some poems she has specially written inspired by paintings in the Victoria Crowe retrospective exhibition. Christine will read the poems in front of the paintings. These are free drop-in sessions so no need to book - just come along.

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