Burns events

There are a number of Burns and the south west events that will be running throughout 2014 across Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway. More will be added throughout the year, so please keep checking back for updates.

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum with public art in the foreground

Sunday Talk: Shaping Scotland - Burns and Scott

13 April - Professor Douglas Gifford talks about the mythologies of Robert Burns & Sir Walter Scott.

Rose on piano keys

Burns to Bernstein

19 April - An afternoon of Opera, show tunes and Burns songs.

Man playing guitar

Bill Adair And Miriam Backhouse: A’The Airts Tour

16 May - singing solos and duets and swapping stories about the songs and music of Scotland and South Africa.

Image of a sun dial in a garden

Glorious Gardens

18 May - Join our green fingered experts with tips on gardening, garden tours and plant sales.

Five members of the Andalusia Coast band

Andalusia Coast Band in concert at RBBM

22 May - Evening event performing selection of folk and Celtic fusion music in the Café

Music book

Burns An' A' That Music Night: Burns Meets The American Songbook

23 May - Ayrshire performers David Douglas, Roger Paterson and Borealis host an evening of varied musical entertainment

Burns imagery

Alloway Monday: Burns: The Words And Music

26 May - be entertained by our fantastic Museum Guides as they welcome you with the poems, quotes and songs.

Storytelling with a group of children

Rambling Rosie's Alloway Monday Stories

26 May - Storyteller Rosie Mapplebeck will lead you on a magical trip around Burns' Alloway.

Scones with butter and jam

Alloway Monday Afternoon Tea Ceilidh

26 May - The Friends of RBBM invite you to an afternoon of dance, Burns and all rounded off with tea and cakes.

Banks and braes tour

Alloway Monday - Ye Banks and Braes Tour

26 May - find out some of the secrets of the Alloway of the young Robert Burns.

Painting of Tam o' Shanter

Alloway Monday: A Wee Taste O' Tam

26 May - A wee dramatisation of the story of Tam o' Shanter with lots of opportunities to participate!

Dolly peg characters

Alloway Monday - Dolled Up and Dangerous Dollies - Children's Activity

26 May - Good old fashioned fun as dolly pegs are transformed into whoever your imagination suggests.

Outside the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway

Third Degree Burns

6 June - celebration of Robert Burns' values words and songs featuring live music, poetry, instrument tuition and storytelling.

Chef preparing barbeque meat

The AWL Scottish National BardBQ

18 - 21 July - get outdoors with family and get involved in the celebrations to commemorate the 39 years of Robert Burns' life.

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum with public art in the foreground

Savage and Tender

17 Nov 14 to 23 Mar 2015 - contemporary works responding to Burns' observations of the natural world.

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