Join us for the Friends of Benmore's annual general meeting. The AGM will be followed by a talk - "Taking the Pea - forging the frontiers of sweet pea research" by Greg Kenicer, Senior Lecturer in Botany at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.Find out more
Join the #Pianodrome team as they disassemble one of the 52 pianos they will use to build their upcylced amphitheatre, with live commentary by the makers and musical interludes throughout. Appriciate the meticuloud workmanship and centuries' worth of innovation that has gone in to creating each one of these complex and beautiful machines.Find out more
Learn the basics of Buckyballs. Using the 88 keys salvaged from a single piano keyboard, we will piece together unique geodesic artworks based on Buckminster Fuller's theories about how to make efficient structures using maths. Participants will create their own geodesic models to take home, before working together to build a unique artwork that will grace the Pianodrome on its completion.Find out more
Explore the different sounds that can be made by tapping, bowing, plucking and blowing the various parts of a piano that has been fully dissected. Explore the resonant properties of different woods, metals and felt pieces. Develop your own instrument design with the help of our resident experts in woodwork and acoustics, and then get building! Participants will be allowed to take their completed instuments home with them.Find out more
Children's art and craft group (as a special holiday pop us event, suitable for kids age 0-10) taking place at Cambo Stables Visitor Centre. Bring a picnic or enjoy lunch at Nosebag Café (who will be doing a special deal).
Wild craft activities and explore the nature play area.
The C4 Rice Project addresses one of the scientific grand challenges of the 21st century. Predicted population increases mean that the area of rice production that fed 27 people in 2010 will have to feed 43 people by 2050. By using technology to introduce C4 biochemical pathways that function in maize, photosynthesis in rice could be supercharged to increase production. Prof Jane Langdale will review current research and explore how this revolutionary project could increase yield with lower inputs and less water.Find out more