CONTEMPORARY ARTS INSPIRED BY ROBERT BURNS

25 January - 10 March 2018

Burns Unbroke is a new contemporary multi-arts festival offering diverse creative response to Burns.

Featured are over 30 visual artists, an Alternative Burns night, a Flyting competition, a tailor made programme of music as well as children’s performance and workshops and a series of Whisky Masterclasses with Arran Whisky.

The title of Burns Unbroke was inspired by the epigram 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 will take place at Summerhall where the visual art will be on display in 11 galleries for six weeks, from 25 January – 10 March 2018 and with the majority of performance events focussed around the weekend of 26-28 January 2018.

The exhibitions will be open to the public every day (except Mondays), 11.00am – 6.00pm, throughout the six weeks and entry is free. There will be a programme of artists’ talks and other events  from 26 January – 10 March 2018.



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Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life. We distribute funding provided by the Scottish Government and the National Lottery. For further information about Creative Scotland please visit www.creativescotland.com. Follow @creativescots and www.facebook.com/CreativeScotland