Wednesday Highlight Talks

On selected Wednesdays throughout the year the team at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and volunteers hold a Highlight Talk exploring the life and works of Robert Burns!

Wednesday Highlight Talks

About Wednesday Highlight Talks

19th January 2022
9th February 2022
16th March 2022
plus 2 more date(s), see below for more info
2.30pm
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Murdochs Loan Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ
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This is a free event
Call 01292443700

3pm start in the Robertson Room within the museum building.
These are free events and there is no need to book.

19th January: Gie Me A Spark of Nature's Fire
On the 19th of January John Hutcheson, singer and musician. performs Gie Me A Spark of Nature's Fire: Songs and Poems of Robert Burns sewlected to celebrate and look forward to the Bard's birthday on the 25th of this month.

8th December: Folklore at Christmas
In this Highlight Talk Marc Sherland, Immediate Past President of the Robert Burns World Federation, discusses Christmas practices and rituals including those prior to the Reformation and to the coming of Christianity, all in the context of the significance and evolution of Christmas celebrations.

9th February: The Burrell Renaiisance Project
On the 9th of February John Rattenbury, Guide Organiser at the Burrell Collection, talks about The Burrell Renaiisance Project. After closing over five years ago, the World famous Burrell Collection in Glasgow's Pollok Park reopens in March on completion of a multi-million pound refurbishment.

16th March: When An Honest Man Became a Doonhamer
On the 16th of March Myra McLanaghan, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Volunteer, discusses in, When An Honest Man Became a Doonhamer, the significance and details involved in Robert Burns move from Ayrshire to Dumfriesshire.

27th April: Scotch on The Rocks
On the 27th of April Mark McLean, former Learning Manager at NTS Newhailes House, presents Scotch on The Rocks: Literary Friction in the period of the Scottish Enlightenment. Mark guides us through the heat and light generated by the tension arising from the use, discarding of and views on Scots language in the eighteenth century and beyond.

22nd June: Burns of Note
On the 22nd of June Marc Sherland, Immediate Past President of the Robert Burns World Federation, gives a talk entitled Burns of Note. His talk, originally scheduled for March 2020, deals with the fascinating story of paper money and its relationship with Robert Burns.

Additional Dates: 09 February 2022, 16 March 2022, 27 April 2022, 22 June 2022

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