A day of Burns-themed fun for all ages.

 #BurnsUnbound

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Celebrate the poetry and legacy of Robert Burns with our packed programme of creative activities and performances. Learn to ceilidh dance, get crafty and discover some braw Burns poetry. Wee ones can sign up for a session of ‘Traditional Tunes for Tiny People’, and award-winning children’s theatre creators Andy Cannon and Wendy Weatherby perform their fast-paced, interactive show, Oor Rabbie.

Join us in the afternoon for some foot-stomping live music with performances from some of Scotland’s finest folkensembles Aonach Mor, Jeana Leslie and Adam Brown and Barluath, hosted by Gary Innes.

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  • Live dance performances at Burns Unbound © Ruth Armstrong

    Live dance performances at Burns Unbound © Ruth Armstrong
  • Live music performance at Burns Unbound © Ruth Armstrong

    Live music performance at Burns Unbound © Ruth Armstrong
  • Live music and dancing at Burns Unbound © Ruth Armstrong

    Live music and dancing at Burns Unbound © Ruth Armstrong
  • Traditional Tunes for Tiny People at Burns Unbound © Ruth Armstrong

    Traditional Tunes for Tiny People at Burns Unbound © Ruth Armstrong
  • Get crafty at Burns Unbound © Ruth Armstrong

    Get crafty at Burns Unbound © Ruth Armstrong

Grand Gallery performances

Loud Poets
11:45–12:15
Modern spoken word from award-winning local poets.

Traditional Music and Dance
13:15–16:00
Foot-stomping Scottish music and dance from Live Music Now Scotland artists Aonach Mor, Jeana Leslie & Adam Brown and Barluath with compere Gary Innes.

Other activities

Traditional Tunes for Tiny People
11:00, 12:00, 13:00 (Hawthornden Court for 30 mins)
Join Live Music Now Scotland musicians for a tuneful activity for the under 3s. Limited spaces, sign up on the day.

Oor Rabbie
12:30 and 15:00 (Auditorium for 60 mins)
A playful family storytelling performance in celebration of Rabbie Burns. Limited spaces.

Ceilidh Kids
11:30 and 14:00 (Hawthornden Court for 30 mins)
Fun ceilidh moves for families with children aged 3+. Limited spaces.

Burns-themed crafts and Scots storybook corner
11:00–16:00
Make a mouse, decorate your own Burns-themed greeting card or settle down with a Scots language story book in our reading nook.

All performances and activities are subject to change.


 

Burns Unbound is supported through Scotland’s Winter Festivals, a programme of events managed by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland, on behalf of the Scottish Government.

 

Header image: Burns Unbound in 2015 © Ruth Armstrong.

Event information

When

22 Jan 2017
11:00-16:00

Where

Auditorium and Grand Gallery, Level 1

How much

Free

Booking information

Some activities have limited places so will require sign up on the day.