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ALLOWAY 1759 CELEBRATIONS - WED 20TH JANUARY - MON 25TH JANUARY 2016

Alloway 1759 is a unique commemoration of the birth and life of Robert Burns in his birthplace of Alloway. The festival also includes the prestigious Robert Burns Humanitarian Awards Ceremony.

In 2016 the festival will celebrate its eighth anniversary with some special events in and around Burns Cottage, The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and more locations. Join us for a unique programme of entertainment in celebration of the bard!

Below is a selection of some fantastic events to view the full programme please visit the official website.

www.burnsfestival.com

 
www.burnsfestival.com

Events

Thur 21st Jan: 7pm ALLOWAY 1759 - THE BIG HAGGIS FEAST AND CEILIDH


Venue: Robert Burns Birthplace Museum,
Alloway, Ayr


Burns' birthplace celebrates the Bard's birthday in style with a haggis feast & ceilidh and featuring Ayrshire's dynamic Borland Ceilidh Band.

Tickets priced £29.95 are available online from www.nts.org.uk

Tel: 01292 443700

www.burnsfestival.com



Thur 21st Jan: 7pm ALLOWAY 1759 - THE ROBERT BURNS HUMANATARIAN AWARD


Venue: Brig o' Doon Hotel, Ayr
With special guests Roddy Hart and The Lonesome Fire plus Eilidh Grant

A limited number of tickets are now available for the public to join in celebrating The Robert Burns Humanitarian Awards 2016. This special intimate awards ceremony will be compered by actress Libby McArthur and will include …

An evening of musical entertainment with performances from Roddy Hart and The Lonesome Fire plus Eilidh Grant.
• A light supper snackpot of haggis, neeps & tatties
• The presentation of the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award 2016

Ticket costs £24.50. Available from Ayr Gaiety 01292 288235

Further information on the event can be found on www.burnsfestival.com


Fri 22nd Jan: 10am - 12pm ALLOWAY 1759 - UWS SHOWCASE EVENT AND TOUR



Venue: UWS, Ayr Campus

On Friday 22nd January, UWS Ayr campus will open its doors in celebration of the Robert Burns Humanitarian Awards which take place the previous night at Brig o' Doon Hotel, Alloway. As part of the calendar of events under the Alloway 1759 banner, UWS is presenting a showcase of creative talent from students based at the university's Ayr campus.

There will be tours of the campus facilities starting from 10am with live acoustic performances taking place from 11am-12pm. This showcase event will demonstrate how the university's student body is flying the flag for creativity in the region.

Everyone welcome to experience this open event. FREE entry.
Tel: 01292 886000 www.burnsfestival.com


Fri 22nd Jan: 9.30pm ALLOWAY 1759 - REEL, RATTLE 'N' ROLL WITH THE JUNKMAN'S CHOIR



Venue: Wellingtons Bar, Ayr

Sex and Burns and Rock'n'Roll....to grab you by the breeks in 'Reel, Rattle & Roar' - the new album by Scottish band Junkman's Choir, in a devils dozen of Rabbie's rarities with a wilder edge & punk-rock punch.

Ayrshire band Junkman's Choir's 3rd album pays homage to Robert Burns' lesser known works in wild, swinging songs many of which explore Burns' time spent in the seedy world of Ayrshire ale houses.

Seduction, lust and the carnal pleasure of Houghmagandie are just a few of the many bawdy topics on Junkman's Choir's new 13 track album, Reel Rattle 'n' Roar, sung over an upbeat musical backdrop of swinging zydeco infused ceilidh.

Ticket costs: Free
Tel: 01292 262794 . www.burnsfestival.com


Sat 23rd Jan: 11am ALLOWAY 1759 - HOPSCOTCH THEATRE PRESENTS BURNS LAST SUPPER



Venue: Burns Cottage Pavillion, Alloway, Ayr

Hopscotch Theatre presents the story of Robert Burns' life with lots of well known songs and poetry including Tam o' Shanter, To a Mouse, A Red Red Rose and Auld Lang Syne.

Where else could you see a performance like this so close to where the bard was born! Suitable for all the family!

Free Event

Tel: 01292 443700 www.burnsfestival.com


Sat 23rd Jan: 10.30am - 5pm ALLOWAY 1759 - SCOTLAND SINGS!



Venue: Robert Burns Birthplace Museum,
Alloway, Ayr

Join 'Scotland Sings' at this harmony singing workshop at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and bring new songs to life.

Open to individual singers and choirs alike.

Ticket costs: £12.50

Tel: 01292 443700.www.burnsfestival.com


Sat 23rd Jan: Various Times see below ALLOWAY 1759 - BURNS AFLAME FIRE GARDEN



Venue: Robert Burns Birthplace Museum,
Alloway, Ayr


Early eve session 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Late session 8.30pm – 11.30pm

This Burns season journey into Burns Aflame and experience a unique Victorian themed fire garden in honour o' Scotland's poet Robert Burns and the 1844 Festival where 100,000 people proudly celebrated his monument.
Flame lined paths and scorching sculptural trees surrounding the majestic Burns Monument will combine with fire breathing flowers reminiscent of the floral arches carried 172 years ago. An unforgettable trail o' history brought to life.Come dressed in Victorian costume if you wish as you wander the firelit garden where Burns three sons are rumoured to appear once again. Make and hang your own tea light, find the deil lurking in the Auld Kirk and look out for some extra special surprises!

Wi' Burns entertainment throughout the nicht an' the best o' Ayrshire fayre, we look forward to welcoming you to Burns Aflame ...

Ticket costs £7.50 / £4.50

Tickets from 01292 288235 or via link www.ayrgaiety.co.uk

Tel: 01292 443700
.www.burnsfestival.com


Sun 24th Jan: 1pm - 3pm ALLOWAY 1759 - BURNS BIG BIRTHDAY BASH



Venue: Burns Cottage, Alloway, Ayr

Join us to celebrate at Burns Big Birthday Bash!

Bring the family and come and join the party where you can enjoy free entry to Burns Cottage, take part in the Alloway 1759 World Haggis Hurling Championships (sponsored by Pollock Williamson) and much more!

Free Entry

Tel: 01292 443700.www.burnsfestival.com


Mon 25th Jan: 7pm ALLOWAY 1759 - A UNIQUE BURNS SUPPER



Venue: Burns Cottage, Alloway, Ayr

A unique opportunity to have a place at the first Burns Supper to be held in Burns Cottage since 1809.

With only 30 places available, this promises to be an exclusive and unforgettable evening with traditional fare, piper, toasts and speeches.

Ticket costs £250pp

Tel: 01292 443700.www.burnsfestival.com