PRESS RELEASE: Spring Fling Stranraer Taster Listings Details17th April 2013
Below are details of the taster exhibitions for Spring Fling 2013. Spring Fling is Scotland’s premier visual arts and crafts open studios event. Ideal for all the family and for days visits or weekend breaks.
● What: Taster exhibition showing work by each of the 93 specially selected professional visual artists, designers and craft makers in this year’s Spring Fling
● Where: Stranraer Museum, The Old Town Hall, George Street, Stranraer, DG9 7JP
● When: 20 April to 11 May (Private View Friday 19 April 7pm)
● Price: Free
● Further information: Call 01776 705088 or visit www.spring-fling.co.uk
Notes for editors
● Spring Fling Fringe: Spring Fling has its own fringe festival which runs over the same period as the open studios event. There is a line-up of 21 events and activities all across the region, many in the evenings. These include classical and traditional music, opera, dance and theatre along with chocolate tasting and a masterclass on making artisan pizza.
● Getting around: There are three great alternatives to getting around the studios by car:
- Six bus tours
- Bike tours
- Walking tours
● Finding the route: A fold-out map will be available which shows the studios and the fringe locations. There are also seven suggested coloured routes to follow – each provides a great day-long tour of studios and super countryside.
● Smartphone app: An updated smartphone app can be downloaded for free so visitors can plot their own routes – choosing where they want to visit by area, name of artist or the type of work they produce.
● Spring Fling is a Community Interest Company. The core event is funded by Dumfries & Galloway Council. The Springboard Project is funded by The Dumfries and Galloway LEADER Programme and The Holywood Trust. Additional projects are funded by Creative Scotland and The Galloway Association of Glasgow. The Trigony House Hotel are the 2013 Prize Draw sponsors.
● Spring Fling is very happy to help journalists. Contact us and we can set up interviews, provide pictures and photo opportunities. In some circumstances we can offer ready-written copy.
● Contact Matthew Shelley on 07786 704299 or at MJHShelley@hotmail.co.uk
● Free-to-use images and press releases are available from the Spring Fling website.