Airport celebrates Burns night with special event

Manchester Airport’s international artist in residence latest work is to be exhibited at a special event to celebrate Burns night.

Rob Pointon, who became the airport’s artist in residence in 2016, recently visited Inverness and Orkney with Loganair to capture the beauty of Scotland in his paintings. He will be showcasing his work on the 25th of January at a Scottish themed Platform Airport City event at the Manchester Airport interchange.

The Platform Airport City event is free to attend will take place between 11.30am and 2.00pm with traders including 4 Lunch, Somtam and Backs Deli offering a wide range of meals and snacks including some Scottish themed delicacies. Loganair will also be attending and offering one lucky a visitor the chance to win a pair of flights to Stornoway (Isle of Lewis).

Pointon, from Cheshire, will also be on hand to talk about his latest work. Scenes painted include Scapa Flow, Kirkwall Harbour, Aviemore and the Cairngorn Mountains as Rob battled the Scottish winter.

Rob Pointon, said: “I am enormously grateful to Loganair and Manchester Airport for giving me the opportunity to further explore some far-flung corners of our beautiful country. The colours of Scotland are unique, the clear air can give the great glens and mountains a startling blue appearance. I hope visitors to Manchester Airport enjoy our Burns Night exhibition and are inspired to set off on their own Scottish adventure.”

Sam Talbot, Marketing Manager at Loganair said: “Many of our Scottish destinations could be described as “picture perfect”, so we are delighted to partner with Manchester Airport and their artist in residence to illustrate this and inspire those looking for a break closer to home this summer.”

“It has never been easier to “get away from it all” without travelling to the ends of the earth: You can explore the dramatic highlands of Inverness, discover ancient archaeological sites in Orkney, spot diverse wildlife in Shetland or stroll the unspoiled white sand beaches of Lewis, all direct from your local airport with Loganair”

Platform Airport City, located within Manchester Airport’s Transport Interchange, is a vibrant and interactive space for visitors and employees working at Airport City Manchester to socialise, network and enjoy food and drink from around the world. Hosted on the last Friday of each month between 11:30am and 2pm, Platform Airport City brings together a variety of pop-up food stalls from specially-picked traders, showcasing cuisines from destinations that Manchester Airport flies to alongside the best of the Greater Manchester community.

For more information visit www.robpointon.co.uk/home or www.manchesterairport.co.uk or to book direct flights from Manchester to Kirkwall, Stornoway or Sumburgh, visit www.loganair.co.uk