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Baroque Opera Summer Course; Acteon Meets Tam o' Shanter

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Sunday 10th - Saturday 16th August

We are looking for chorus members of all voice types to be involved in an exciting and unique production of the opera Actéon by Charpentier. The opera will be translated into Scots dialect and will highlight similarities to Tam O' Shanter.

The course will culminate with a World premier staged production at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum on the 16th of August. Rehearsals and sessions will be held at the Museum in the evenings and weekends and will be led by tenor David Douglas who will be joined by conductor and musician Stephen Cowan and vocal coach and singer Siobhan McAuley. If you would like to be involved in this course please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and let us know your voice type (if known) and any previous experience.

Course fee - £25 

 

                       

 

 

 

 
Rambling Rosie's Saturday Stories

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Saturday 16 August

1pm and 3pm

Storyteller Rosie Mapplebeck will lead you on a magical trip around Robert Burns' Alloway.

Meet at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.

Free with admission

 

 
Burns and Scott Literary Conference: Sham Bards of a Sham Nation

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Saturday 16 August

 

Join us a for a day of lively and enlightening talks as we examine Scotland’s two greatest literary figures – Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott. Speakers include Professor Douglas Gifford, Professor Gerry Carruthers, Dr Ted Cowan, Dr Pauline Mackay and Dr Kirsteen McCue. Lunch and refreshments provided.

 

Tickets £40 / Concessions £30 (seniors) /£25 (Students)

 

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Lunchtime Tour with Tommy

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Sunday 24 August 

1.30pm

RBBM guide Tommy Burns leads a one-hour guided tour of the Site.

Meet at the Museum

Free with admission

 
Burns Book club and cupcake cafe

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Last Tuesday of the month

2.30 - 3.30pm

Come along to our book club meeting at Burns Cottage.

Read a wide variety of books, most of which will be supplied free.

Coffee and cake only £2 for members

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Auld Lang Syne

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Sing or play the world’s favourite song and become part of Robert Burns Museum..

No matter how good or bad a performer you are - Burns himself had a notoriously terrible singing voice - you can add to this growing exhibit by posting your video to our facebook page.

Visit the facebook page >>>

Fact of the day

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Formed in 1814, Burns Monument Trust was the world’s earliest literary heritage organisation, predating the Shakespeare Trust by 32 years

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