Monday, September 05, 2011

The Bonnie Boat

No, not Bonnie's boat, and actually in Gaelic it should be Bàta Brèagha.

This eye catching yacht has been covered with 60,000 mirrors as part of an art project called the Bonnie Boat which will be held on the island of Skye on the 10th September. The boat is called the Celeste and is inspired by the 1960s pirate station Radio Caroline.

The event program can be found here and the artist's web site here. Its one of those that uses the word "space" a lot.

The program ends with a call to "book your ticket for the ceilidh" - very tempting but alas not possible as I have family chores that day.

So I will not be following in the wake of Prince Charlie:

Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
Onward! the sailors cry;
Carry the lad that's born to be King
Over the sea to Skye.


bonnie said...

Oh, goodness, I've seen a picture of that boat somewhere before! Or at least one that had been done up in a similar fashion. They were calling it the disco ball boat and everyone was mystified.

JP said...

So now you know - its named after you (sort of)

Its, like, art, innit!