What a Poet Sees

Join us at City Art Centre as former Edinburgh Makar, Christine De Luca shares with you some poems she has specially written inspired by paintings in the Victoria Crowe retrospective exhibition.

What a Poet Sees

About What a Poet Sees

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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