Arts for Christmas
Auctions, paintings, books and music
SCONE PALACE CHRISTMAS FAIR
It gets better every year: Assia, Flamingo Papiere,
Gin Bothy and Persie Gin to keep your spirits up, complimented with cheese from Inverloch and Damn Fine Cheese, Chardon Macarons, Dachaig, Christine Gilbert Designs. More information on the FB page: Scone Palace Christmas Fair In Aid of Cancer Research UK. Tel: 01738 552300, www.scone-palace.co.uk
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
A sublime concert of carols and seasonal classics, staged in full 18th century costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting. Wednesday 19 December, 7.30pm at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. Featuring Handel, Pearsall, Willcocks and a selection of popular carols for all.
Tel: 0131 228 1155, www.usherhall.co.uk
An unusual Art Nouveau belt buckle by the famed Parisian jeweller and glass maker René Lalique is to come under the hammer in Tennants’ Fine Art Sale on 17 November. On offer with an estimate of £5,000-8,000, this wearable piece of art was made by Lalique during the early part of his career.
Tel: 01969 623780, www.tennants.co.uk
THE GIFT OF READING
Explore Scotland’s unique and fascinating military history in Scotland: Defending the Nation. Six centuries of military maps are beautifully presented in this handsome hardback book by Christopher Fleet and Carolyn Anderson. There are plans of castles and forts, battles such as Pinkie, Glenshiel and Culloden, maps made by French and Russian spies, as well as military roads and the Ordnance Survey. The perfect gift. £30,
Tel: 0131 668 4371, www.birlinn.co.uk
THE STRATHEARN GALLERY
The Strathearn Gallery’s annual End of Year mixed show, ‘Summer Colours’ opens on 17th November and celebrates the works of over 50 top artists. Alongside some of Scotland’s best known painters, the gallery will be exhibiting a broad selection of glass, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery with some great inspiration for Christmas gifts. Show runs from 17th November to 3rd January, gallery open seven days.
Tel: 01764 656100, www.strathearn-gallery.com