25 January - 10 March 2018 @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

Burns Unbroke is a new contemporary multi-arts festival

Burns Unbroke features the work of over 30 visual artists, across eleven galleries, an Alternative Burns night, a Flyting competition, a series of Whisky Masterclasses generously supported by Arran Whisky, a tailor-made programme of music plus children’s performance and workshops.

The title of Burns Unbroke was inspired by the epigraph which prefixed Robert Burns’s first publication in 1786:

The simple Bard, unbroke by rules of art,
He pours the wild effusions of the heart;
And if inspir’d ’tis Nature’s pow’rs inspire;
Her’s all the melting thrill, and her’s the kindling fire

Burns Unbroke takes place at Summerhall, Edinburgh. The exhibitions programme and corresponding series of artist talks run for six weeks whilst the events programme is focused on the opening weekend. For Burns Unbroke we have created an online Burns Map which highlights places in Edinburgh of relevance to Burns.

The exhibitions are open to the public every day (except Mondays), 11.00am – 6.00pm and entry is free.





Creative Scotland
Burns Night
Arran Whisky

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