Sunday 26 January 2014
Outside Burns Cottage, Alloway
AYR PIPE BAND
Pipe band performs in front of Burns Cottage.
The Provost of South Ayrshire welcomes visitors and locals to the birthplace of Robert Burns.
ALLOWAY PROP STOP
Come and have your picture taken in front of Burns Cottage wearing period props from the times of Burns birth in 1759. Our special photobox will take your pic which will then appear in our special Facebook photo gallery … Smile!
A CHRISTENING DEAR ROBERT
Our audience have gathered to celebrate the christening of Robert and Jean, twins of Robert Burns and Jean Armour. As guests of the doting parents, our audience 'cast' will join in the days celebrations, joining in as the day unfolds, enjoying the traditional Scottish faire prepared, and spending the day with our National Bard...that is, of course, until he has to leave!
While everyone is enjoying the days celebrations, it is apparent Dear Robert has something on his mind...and somewhere else to be! Every time Robert tries to sneak away from the celebrations, he is caught by a guest wishing to hear a poem or song from the Bard's great collection. With time going on, Robert needs to confide with guests (audience ‘cast’) to help him briefly leave the Christening to attend another event he must be present at...the Christening of his first born, Elizabeth Paton Burns! The getaway is made, and the Bard manages to attend both Christenings, returning to the Twins’ Christening just in time for the celebratory cake to be cut!
THE ALLOWAY RAP (local school)
The Alloway Rap is a re-boot of Burns’ classic poem ‘Tam O'Shanter’ to be performed by local schoolchildren. This is a modern rap-style poem, with sounds and voices telling the tale of Tam O'Shanter. The rap gives a modern spin on such a classic tale, and connects youths to the work of the Bard. Written by TWTC’s in-house playwright, Sadie Dixon-Spain, The Alloway Rap was awarded highly commended in the International Tam O’Shanter Re-boot Competition 2013.
Inside Burns Cottage, Alloway
(normal admission price applies)
(The grounds around Burns Cottage)
HOOTS HOULETS - OWLS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES
Owls of all shapes and sizes!
ALLOWAY 1759 WORLD HAGGIS HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Come and compete in our 3rd world haggis hurling competition at Burns Cottage. Can you beat last year’s hurl of 158 feet?
(Burns Cottage Pavillion)
BURNS SUPER SUPPER CHALLENGE
Kids activities. Join us for the first ever Super Supper Challenge! Can you pipe the guest into the cottage at a pace, create the silliest Selkirk Grace, hurl a haggis as far as possible, take on the tricky memory quiz, toast the lassies and complete an Auld Lang Syne craft? Take part in a rather unique take on the usual Burns supper and will you walk away with a prize.
A JACOBITE ADVENTURE WITH BURNS AND FRIENDS
Join us in Alloway Church on Sunday 26th. January from 2.00 p.m. till 3.30 p.m. as we follow Bonnie Prince Charlie’s journey through Scotland (and England) in 1745/46. The story of the Prince’s 14 months in this country will be told in songs, poems and prose from the works of Burns and a number of other famous Scottish literary figures. There will also be a few unexpectedly modern twists to the tale. All the entertainment will be provided by Luath, a local folk group, and members of Alloway Burns Club. Admission is free and a warm welcome to all is guaranteed.
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
(normal admission fee applies)
AYRSHIRE FARMERS MARKET
Take hame some Alloway Fayre from this local market of produce and treats.
THE LIVES AND TIMES OF ROBERT BURNS
Come and meet the Burns’ family in the Cottage or bump into one of the Bard’s characters as the Museum heads back to the 1700’s.
AYRSHIRE FIDDLE ORCHESTRA
Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra perform at RBBM.
12pm – 4.30pm
ROZELLE HOUSE CELEBRATION DAY
Robert Hamilton, Jean Mitchell and their colleagues at Rozelle invite you to come and explore their house built in 1759, the year of Burns’ birth. Join us on this special day as part of the Alloway 1759 festival and enjoy Alexander Goudie paintings depicting ‘The Tale of Tam O’ Shanter’ as well as paintings from the South Ayrshire Collection and Senior Schools Art Exhibition. You will also have an opportunity to meet the Hamiltons, visit our craft shop and tearoom and find a few other surprises! NB – Guided tours of the house and Goudie paintings are available on request.
For parties of 6 or more please book in advance via 01292 445447.
AULD ALLOWAY GHOST WALK
See Wed 22 Jan listing for details.