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I'm an arts journalist & PR consultant living and working in Scotland. I've been a journalist for more than 25 years. I write a regular column for Scottish quality newspaper, The Herald. I deliver a PR service with an arty bent and work on a consultancy basis with arts organisations, including Scotland's leading creative industries festival, XpoNorth & broadcast support body, ScreenHI. I am currently co-writing a book about the celebrated Scots artist, George Wyllie, with his daughter Louise. Instrumental in making a celebration of his life's work happen in 2012. For more information, see www.georgewyllie.com When I'm not being a mum/working, I talk to my dog. He laps it up. Contact me on janpatience@me.com (All work © Jan Patience)

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Have wings and a harp, will travel

One of my near neighbours, Cheyenne Brown is a fantastic harpist, specialising in traditional Scottish music. She hails from Alaska and is on nodding terms with hockey supermom, Sarah Pailn (tho I suspect her politics are way wide of Ms Palin's).

Cheyenne was on the fourth plinth of Trafalgar Square yesterday as part of Antony Gormley's bid to bring art to the people.

Cheyenne was a noble sight, playing her harp for all she was worth, her home-made silver wings doing a bit more than swaying in the breeze. She looked like she might take flight and float up heavenwards high above the London skyline. Now that's what I call art.


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