Burns Night celebration planned as part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals
THIS Burns Night, Eden Court CREATIVE invite you to do something completely different and celebrate in style with haggis, hilarity and heaps and heaps of Burns-inspired fun!
The event is part of the extended Scotland’s Winter Festivals programme, with events taking place across the country.
The celebrations begin at 18.45 on Saturday 25 January 2014 at Falcon Square in Inverness city centre, with the hilarious Haggis Highland Games.
Following this, everyone will embark on a procession through the streets of the city centre, across the river and over to Eden Court Theatre.
On arrival at Eden Court, there will be an eye-catching outdoor projection display, plus, all around the building, bite-sized drama performances based around key moments in the Bard’s life will take place.
The ‘icing on the cake’ will be a taster of a traditional Ceilidh in the OneTouch Theatre (if you don’t know or can’t remember any of the dance standards, then the team will be on hand to help teach you some, such as Strip the Willow and The Dashing White Sergeant).
Tickets for the event cost £4.00 and are available from Eden Court box office by calling 01463 234 234 or online at www.eden-court.co.uk
Eden Court CREATIVE manager, Kati Kozikowska, said: “We’re calling on everyone in the Highlands young and old to help us celebrate the Life of Burns in style. ‘Burns: Life of a Poet’ 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 – just remember to dress up warm as it will probably be wellie weather!
We’re delighted to be teaming up with EventScotland again to deliver an exciting and memorable celebration as part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals.”
For more information, contact Eden Court CREATIVE on 01463 239 841 or visit www.eden-court.co.uk.
Find out more about celebrating Scotland’s Winter Festivals at www.scotland.org/winter.
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Notes to editors:
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.
- Burns, our national bard, is one of Scotland’s favourite icons encapsulating the very essence that makes Scots Scottish – creative, proud and confident.
- Robert Burns, or ‘Rabbie’ as he is affectionately known, was born in Alloway, South Ayrshire, in 1732. He began writing poetry and songs at an early age and became famous across Scotland for his writings.
- After his death at the age of just 37, Rabbie’s works became internationally renowned and to this day, people from all corners of the world sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ to bring in the New Year.
- Every year on Burns’ birthday, 25 January, Scots and Scots at heart from across the globe celebrate his life in a variety of traditional ways, including addressing the haggis, toasting the lassies and a reciting of the Selkirk Grace.
- More information about how to celebrate Burns’ Day and the life of the Bard himself can be found at www.scotland.org/winter
Scotland’s Winter Festival
Scots and Scots at heart, both at home and abroad come together to celebrate Scotland’s unique heritage and distinctive culture through SWF – St Andrew’s Day, Christmas, Hogmanay and Burns celebrations.
Scotland is very much open for business in the winter months and there’s a lot happening to celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Christmas, Hogmanay and Burns Night.
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