Media Release: Eden Court plans to give haggis some Burns

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EDEN Court is well-acquainted with giving traditional celebrations a dramatic twist, and Burns Night 2013 promises to be no exception as the theatre’s CREATIVE department announces another large-scale interactive performance on the 25th January, ‘A Haggis Lich Nicht!’.

The event has been planned as part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals, which bring together our uniquely Scottish cultural celebrations, showcasing the country as a great visitor destination and the perfect stage for events.

Promising a hearty portion of family fun and laughter, ‘A Haggis Lich Nicht!’ will see brave warriors and chefs take to the streets of Inverness, in a bid to round up the Highland capital’s furry delicacies which have escaped and are on the run!

Audiences will be encouraged to cheer on the brave Haggis Snatchers and march the feast to Eden Court for a finale performance, celebrating all things Burns in true Highland style.

Eden Court CREATIVE manager, Kati Kozikowska, said:

“We’re calling on everyone in the Highlands to help us round up these mischievous haggi– we can’t have Burns Night without them! ‘A Haggis Lich Nicht’ will be a fantastic way to celebrate the day of Scotland’s Bard, combining music, dance, drama and laughter – and everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

“We’re delighted to be teaming up with EventScotland again to deliver an exciting and memorable celebration as part of SCOTLAND’S WINTER FESTIVALS.”

Minister for External Affairs, Humza Yousaf, said: 

”A Haggis Lich Nicht! promises to be a fun family event and is a highlight of Scotland’s Winter Festival programme in the Highlands.

“Interactive events like this are an excellent way to mark some of Scotland’s important cultural celebrations and raise awareness amongst adults and children alike of the works of our national bard, Robert Burns.”

Funded by the Scottish Government, Scotland’s Winter Festivals are delivered by the national events agency EventScotland, part of VisitScotland.

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Notes to editors:

Eden Court

Eden Court is the largest multi-arts venue in Scotland. It re-opened in November 2007 following an extensive redevelopment programme, which saw the addition of two purpose built cinemas, a brand new flexible second theatre space and two dance and education studios.

Eden Court CREATIVE Arts Workers live and work in ten different areas covering the whole of the Highlands of Scotland, from Nairn to Skye, from Lochaber to Caithness.  They specialise in making drama, dance and digital media activities accessible to both children and adults in the Highlands. Eden Court CREATIVE also employs two Additional Support Needs specialists, making the Arts as accessible as possible for the entire community.

Eden Court is the only theatre in Scotland to offer Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) courses in Drama and Dance. These are extracurricular courses, which offer pupils from across Highland the opportunity to study at Eden Court for an SQA Higher Dance, Drama or Intermediate 2 exams. Aside from Eden Court, there is only one school in the Highlands where pupils can sit SQA Higher Drama exams.

Scotland’s Winter Festivals – Burns Night

Scotland’s Winter Festivals begin with St Andrew’s Day on 30th November and include Christmas, Scotland’s Hogmanay celebrations on 31st December, culminating with Burns night on 25th January.

Find out more about celebrating Scotland’s Winter Festivals at

Funded by the Scottish Government, Scotland’s Winter Festivals are delivered by the national events agency EventScotland, part of VisitScotland.

Burns night on 25 January marks the end of Scotland’s Winter Festivals.

Burns, our national bard, is one of Scotland’s favourite icons encapsulating the very essence that makes Scots Scottish – creative, proud and confident.

On Jan 25 each year, the life of Robert Burns, our national poet, is celebrated worldwide at Burns Suppers.

More information about Scotland’s culture, this year’s celebrations and ideas for hosting your own Burns Supper can be found at

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