20th February 2019
27th February 2019
6th March 2019
plus 2 more date(s), see below for more info
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Murdochs Loan Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ
|This is a free event|
3pm start in the Robertson Room within the museum building.
These are free events and there is no need to book.
20th February: The Crackit Cup
Local poet Irene Howat recites in both Scots and English poetry from her published collection "The Crackit Cup". These poems, in Scots and English, look at life in a Scottish village before, during and after the First World War. The central character is Tuim-heidit Tam, a simple-minded and kind hearted man who, being unfit for military service, does what he can at home. "The Crackit Cup" will be available to purchase at a cost of Â£5.
27th February: A Wee History Of The Dram
John Rattenbury, guide at Glasgow Museums, gives us "A Wee History of the Dram". Scotch Whisky is one of the World's favourite drinks. John will take a light hearted look at the history of this fabulous drink from the discovery of distillation to the Scotch Whisky we know and love today. Today there are whiskies bearing the bard's name and Robert Burns references whisky in his work.
6th March: Burns Monument Restoration
In "Burns Monument Restoration" Kinlay Laidlaw, Surveyor and Clerk of Works on the project reveals the secrets of Burns Monument; inspired by antiquity but Thomas Hamilton's Achilles Heel? The answers to questions you dared not ask and never even thought about in relation to the Burns Monument at Alloway.
13th March: On Robert Fergusson
Bill Boyd, writer, teacher, guide in "On Robert Fergusson" talks about the poet and man who Robert Burns acknowledged as his inspiration. Fergusson was much admired amongst his contemporary 18th century writers but has often been called Scotland's forgotten poet.
20th March: Robert Burns And New Zealand
In "Robert Burns and New Zealand" Gordon Brown, Volunteer Guide at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, sets out to explore the links with Robert Burns, his family and New Zealand particularly in relation to Dunedin, South Island.
Additional Dates: 27 February 2019, 06 March 2019, 13 March 2019, 20 March 2019
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