Belfast Burns Week 2018

Description

The Ulster-Scots Agency has launched Belfast Burns Week 2018 to celebrate the 25 January birthday of Robert Burns.

Scotland's favourite son Robert 'Rabbie' Burns was known as the Ploughman Poet, the Bard of Ayrshire or simply The Bard. Burns was born on 25 January 1759 and Burns celebrations have been held in his honour on this date for over 200 years.

To celebrate the many links between Burns, his family and Ulster from the late 1700s to the present day, the Ulster Scots Agency has programmed a series of events to coincide with the Bards' birthday.

Belfast Burns week will take place from 22-27 January 2018 in various venues across Belfast and will incorporate a programme of drama, poetry, music, concerts and lectures.

Venue

Various locations
Northern Ireland
Belfast
BT1 5GB
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Dates

22 Jan 2018 - 27 Jan 2018
(Check local listings for starting times)

Price

Prices vary

Venue website

www.visitbelfast.com

Map

Venue

Various locations
Northern Ireland
Belfast
BT1 5GB
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Dates

22 Jan 2018 - 27 Jan 2018
(Check local listings for starting times)

Price

Prices vary

Venue website

www.visitbelfast.com

Festival Events

Ulster Orchestra - I Love Burns Night!

27 Jan 2018

Bring on the haggis and join the Ulster Orchestra and friends for the ultimate Burns Night celebrations. This uplifting spectacle of dancing, singing, pipes and poetry, accompanied by the sumptuous sounds of the Ulster Orchestra, is an... Read More ›

The Life, Loves and Legacy of Robert Burns

24 Jan 2018

As part of Belfast Burns Week, Laura Spence will be hosting a talk on The Life, Loves and Legacy of Robert Burns.

Held at the Discover Ulster Scots Centre, this one hour talk will explore the loves and losses of Robert Burns and how this... Read More ›

The Poetry Of Burns: Panel Discussion

22 Jan 2018

As part of Belfast Burns week, Dr Frank Ferguson, Dr Carol Baraniuk and others will be hosting a panel discussion on the poetry of Robert Burns.

If ever a poet understood the character of his nation, he was Robert Burns. The language he... Read More ›

Robert Burns Live

26 Jan 2018

Imagine watching Robert Burns tell his own, unique life story and perform his greatest works - now you can! Acclaimed Scottish actor Christopher Tait brings the Bard to life in his one man play, Robert Burns Live.

Watch Burns perform his... Read More ›

Burns Night Supper and Ceilidh

22 Jan 2018

The Ulster Scots Agency, in association with the Spectrum Centre, will be hosting a Burns Night Supper as part of Belfast Burns Week.

Matthew Warwick, education officer at the Ulster Scots Community Network, will be compere for the... Read More ›

Tour of the Gibson Collection - Belfast Burns Week (24 Jan)

24 Jan 2018

The Linen Hall library will be hosting Tours of the Gibson collection as part of Belfast Burns Week.

The Linen Hall Library is one of Northern Ireland's most important cultural powerhouses. Since 1788, it has been home to many... Read More ›

Tour of the Gibson Collection - Belfast Burns Week (26 Jan)

26 Jan 2018

The Linen Hall library will be hosting Tours of the Gibson collection as part of Belfast Burns Week.

The Linen Hall Library is one of Northern Ireland's most important cultural powerhouses. Since 1788, it has been home to many... Read More ›