Belfast Burns Week

Description

The Ulster-Scots Agency is celebrating the birthday of poet, Robert Burns during Belfast Burns Week from 21 to 28 January 2017. Events include drama, poetry, music, concerts and lectures.

The festival highlights the many links between Robert Burns, his family and Ulster from the late 1700s to the present day.

For a full list of events, visit www.ulsterscotsagency.com.

The programme includes:

Saturday 21 January

7.45pm - 11pm, Waterfront Hall, Lanyon Place, Belfast.
Burns Concert with the Ulster Orchestra. Tickets are available from the Belfast Waterfront box office on +44 (0)28 9033 4455 or by emailing boxoffice@waterfront.co.uk.

Monday 23 January

12.30pm – 1.30pm, Falls Road Library.              
A talk on the life, loves and legacy of Robert Burns by Laura Spence.

7pm – 8pm, The Factory at The MAC, Belfast.
Robert Burns Live – Christopher Tait performs his one man show, Robert Burns Live at The MAC theatre. This event is free but booking is essential by emailing cholmes@ulsterscotsagency.org.uk.

Tuesday 24 January

12.30pm – 1.30pm, Saintfield Library.              
A talk on the life, loves and legacy of Robert Burns by Laura Spence.

12.30pm – 1.30pm, Ballyhackamore Library.  
A talk on Burns and the Ulster Connection.

6.30pm – 7.30pm, Banbridge Library.
A talk on the history and poetry of Robert Burns by Matthew Warwick.

Wednesday 25 January

12.30pm – 1.30pm, Discover Ulster Scots Centre.
A talk on the life, loves and legacy of Robert Burns by Laura Spence.

1pm - 2pm, Black Box, Belfast.
Rabbie Burns lunch by Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.

1pm - 2pm, Linen Hall Library.
Andrew Gibson memorial lecture, Utterly Compelling: the Gibson Collection and Robert Burns, with Dr Carol Baraniuk.

2pm - 4pm, Cregagh Road Library.
Language officer for the Ulster Scots Agency, Gary Blair will be the speaker for this unique event at Cregagh Road Library and will provide an overview of Robert Burns, his works and read some poetry. Piper (Andy McGregor) and Ulster Scots band KasK will also be in attendance providing audiences with a chance to sing some Burns songs and play some traditional music. Spaces are limited at this event - please email cregagh.library@librariesni.org.uk or telephone 028 9040 1365 to secure your space.

7pm – 9pm, Linen Hall Library.
Burns Night at the Linen Hall Library. This event is free however booking is essential – to receive your ticket please email cholmes@ulsterscotsagency.org.uk.

Thursday 26 January

12.30pm – 1.30pm, Dundonald Library.
A talk on the life, loves and legacy of Robert Burns by Laura Spence.

7pm – 9.30pm, Discover Ulster-Scots Centre.
Open music session playing the music of Burns and his collections amongst other pieces. This event is also open to audience members who do not wish to participate in playing music. All musicians and non-musicians welcome. Light refreshments will be available.

Friday 27 January

12.30pm – 1.30pm, Glengormley Library.
A talk on the life, loves and legacy of Robert Burns by Laura Spence.

12.30pm – 1.30pm, Discover Ulster Scots Centre.         
A talk on the Burns and the Ulster Connection.

Venue

Various locations
Northern Ireland
Belfast
BT1 5GB
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Dates

21 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017
(Check local listings for starting times)

Venue website

www.visitbelfast.com

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Venue

Various locations
Northern Ireland
Belfast
BT1 5GB
Read More ›

Dates

21 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017
(Check local listings for starting times)

Venue website

www.visitbelfast.com

Festival Events

Traditional Burns Night

25 Jan 2017

Join in for the Traditional Burns Night at The River Room on Wednesday 25 January 2017.

Guests will enjoy a five course meal, a whiskey and wine pairing and will be entertained by the live Scottish Bagpipes.

The guest speaker for... Read More ›

Robert Burns Live – Christopher Tait

23 Jan 2017

Acclaimed Scottish actor, Christopher Tait brings the bard to life in his one man play, Robert Burns Live. Watch Burns perform his famous poems including To a Mouse, To a Louse and Holy Willie's Prayer.

This event is free, however booking is... Read More ›

Robbie Burns Night

25 Jan 2017

Holohan’s Pantry is a family run restaurant situated in the Queens Quarter. With their signature dish being boxty, a recipe passed down through generations, the Holohan’s are big in to tradition. Burns night has always been celebrated in the... Read More ›

Burns Night at the Linen Hall Library

25 Jan 2017

The Ulster Scots Agency will be hosting Burns Night at the Linen Hall where language officer for the Ulster Scots Agency, Gary Blair will be the speaker for this unique event at the Linen Hall Library and will provide an overview of Robert... Read More ›