Special opening of William Lamb studio

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The Friends of the William Lamb Studio have arranged a special opening of the Lamb Studio in Montrose this weekend.

The studio on Market Street will be open on Saturday (April 16) between 2 and 5pm.

Not only will the Friends be present to give their first mini-tours of the nationally important collection of Lamb’s sculptures and other artworks in 2016, but special poetry sessions have been arranged as well.

Hilary White, secretary of The Friends of the William Lamb Studio, said: “This is the first planned opening of the Studio since the recent broadcast by BBC2 Scotland of ‘The Promised Land’, much of which was filmed in Montrose and Lamb’s Studio, but which rightly stressed the importance of Montrose’s central place in the Scottish Cultural Renaissance of the 1920s – and Lamb’s exceptional works and the cross cultivation of ideas between locally based artists and writers.”

On Saturday there will be four sessions of readings of their poetry by two local poets Haworth Hodgkinson and Knotbrook Taylor from 3.00pm - in a continuation of the Friends promotion of joint cultural activities in Lamb’s own working studio.

Entry, which is free, is open to all.

The Friends will be providing refreshments and sales of Lamb themed goods on the day.

The poets’ publications will also be available.