Morning Glory: Alan Spence and Dame Elizabeth Blackadder at Newington Library

‘not merely a distinctive and delightful artist, but one of the very best we have’

William Packer in the Financial Times

2011 marks the 80th birthday of Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, whose paintings of still lifes, landscapes, cats and flowers have won respect and admiration throughout the art world. She was the first woman to be elected to both the Royal Academy and Royal Scottish Academy, and has provided beautiful illustrations for Morning Glory, Alan Spence’s new collection of haiku poetry, published by Renaissance Press.

We’re delighted to announce that on Friday 6th May at 6.30pm Alan Spence will read from Morning Glory in Newington Library, and Elizabeth Blackadder will also be here to sign copies of the book. Jeweller and silversmith Sheana Stephen, who has produced a range of jewellery inspired by the words and images Morning Glory, will be in attendance as well.

An exhibition of Elizabeth Blackadder’s art and Sheana Stephen’s jewellery will be on display in the library from 1st – 28th May, but if you would like to reserve a place at the reading and book signing event on Friday 6th May please call 0131 529 5536 or email newington.library@edinburgh.gov.uk

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