The Burns Monument Centre will host an evening of talks, poetry and music in celebration of Robert Burns’s most famous work, “Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect”. The evening will kick off with Professor Alan Riach giving an insight into the Kilmarnock Edition and its significance in contemporary Scottish Literature. Poet Cheryl Follon will entertain the audience with readings from Burns as well as her own works. The celebration will culminate with music from actor Tam Dean Burn’s band, ‘The Bum-Clocks’ (Scots for “a flying summer beetle”). Their unique take on Burns songs mashes together his work with contemporary legends such as Iggy Pop and Bob Dylan, bringing a raw rocky intensity, while staying true to Burns’s earthy Scots dialect, humour and passion.
Price: £10 (£8)
Burns Monument Centre