The arts centre of An Lanntair in Stornoway, will be hosting a free Craft and Cookery Festival from 29 April, Saturday. The festival in this town on the Isle of Lewis, offers a fabulous treat of food and crafts, sourced from Outer Hebrides, from its diverse island communities, invited to demonstrate or exhibit here, with also the aim to support and celebrate the craft of a range of designers, local professional artists and makers.
There will be an exhibition from 18 to 27 April called ‘Oirthie – edge of the land’ in the Cafe Bar Gallery of An Lanntair. The launch day has the Harris Tweed Cycle ride THAT celebrates Tweed, one of the most iconic Hebridean crafts industries. It starts from An Lanntair at 10am. A limited number of tickets are available at the site: lanntair.com/evebts/evebt/harris-tweed-cycle-ride.
The festival throughout the day (29 April) will offer food to sample from across the world, like Nagaland, India and Syria. Tickets are available to the Foraging Banquet on 28 April evening, at the Cafe Bar, from the website- lanntair.com. The festival will present cooking demonstrations and food tasters from Minch to Mumbai. The craft stalls offer from the Hebridean islands, high quality handmade crafts.
Elly Fletcher, Chief Executive of An Lanntair, remarked that the free festival is an opportunity to see and experience the craft and work of the incredibly talented artists of the islands. Combining with a celebration of food from diverse local island communities, it is a festival day of food and craft wonders, she added.