Snowdrop Spectacular Now Open

Cambo Institute, host of Snowdrops by Starlight, has today unlocked the gates to its magical woodland.  The opening was celebrated by the Snowdrop Prince, winner of a poster competition at Kingsbarns Primary School.

From today until February 19th, walks will run every hour from   5:30 pm.  Work from local and national artists lines the path that delves deep into the woods and twinkles under the myriad of colourful lights.  Among the display is a ‘Slab Imprint’ by Carla Scott Fullerton, winner of the Glasgow Sculpture Studios MFA Graduate Fellowship Prize in 2008 and Perth-based Fanny Lamb Christie’s paper porcelain ‘Blanket’.

Not only for galanthophiles (snowdrop-lovers), visitors to Snowdrops by Starlight can also take part in lantern making workshops in the old Georgian stables from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm with willow weaver, Jon Warnes.  Jon will be tutoring as well as working on his own creation – a giant pig lantern – which will lead a torch lit procession on the 25th February.  Additional daytime drop-in workshops will be held on 11th February from 10.30 am – 4 pm for adults and accompanied children on 12th and 18th February 10.30 am – 4 pm.  For those feeling creative, sculpture workshops will also take place on 18th and 19th February from 10 am – 4.30 pm.  Meanwhile, visitors to the tea room can listen to story-teller, Lizzie McDougall, narrating tales each evening from 6.15 pm.

Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer for EventScotland said: "In 2012, the Year of Creative Scotland, Snowdrops by Starlight will once again capture the imaginations of visitors with a spectacular light display. Through the stunning setting of the Cambo Estate and the creative talents of the organisers, Snowdrops by Starlight shows why Scotland truly is the perfect stage for events."

Tickets for Snowdrops by Starlight must be booked in advance by calling 01333 450054 or online at   Tickets are priced at £9 for adults on Monday to Thursday and £12 from Friday to Sunday.  A child ticket (3-16 years) is £5.50 and those under 3 years are free.  Family tickets are also available. Pre-booked park and ride from Kingsbarns Golf Links will then take visitors to the start of the walk.  Disabled access and parking on request.

Managed by charity Cambo Institute, the joint initiative – involving EventScotland and Fife Council’s Strategic Events Investment Programme – aims to raise awareness of, enhance and enrich Fife’s cultural offering and profile.  The walks engage visitors providing a rare outdoor experience for the family in the winter evenings..

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