This year’s Concert for Brownsbank will take place on Saturday 19 September at The Corn Exchange Biggar. An outstanding programme has been organised - Students from Biggar High School will read Hugh Mac-Diarmid’s work as well as other Scottish poetry. Alan Riach and James Robertson will present pieces from their own work. Carolyn Scott and Andy Sim’s film of James Robertson, shot at the cottage, remembering his time as writer-in-residence at Brownsbank 1993-1995 will be shown.
In the second half MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank is delighted to announce that the quartet THE GALLOWAY AGREE-MENT will perform. The group is a collaboration featuring Wendy Stewart (clarsach, vocals), Ruth Morris (alto and tenor sax and nykel harpa) Gavin Marwick (fiddle..
Poets reading for 10 minute slots at a cost of £10.00, 2 minutes for introductions, 8 minutes poems. After payment has been made to BLF, a slot will be allocated. 50 word bio required by Red Squirrel Press.
This is an all-day great family occassion, with all the fun of the fair! Enjoy the Food & Craft Fair with afternoon teas, and find a welcome in shops, bars and restaurants. Visit the Gasworks Museum and get a tour from a Victorian guide. Take a break and rest your feet at the free Open Mike Concert. For children, there is a wide range of events from Puppet Shows to the popular Story Trail. Look out for our Free Street Entertainment for all the family to enjoy!..
Fine foods, arts, crafts, jewellery and much more are to be found at the Fairs in both the Municipal Hall and St Mary's Hall providing a superb shopping experience and a chance to sample local handicraft and quality produce. We will also be serving teas, coffees and scrumptious home baking in St Mary's Hall.
Please note there may be a small charge for some events.
An exciting young cast, including Scottish Opera's 2020/21 Emerging Artists, performs an assortment of much-loved classics from the likes of Mozart and Verdi, and uncovers a treasure trove of more unusual repertoire from Bellini, Handel, Britten and more. This Season’s tour features a new commission from Lucie Treacher, a young Scottish composer whose work has recently been performed at Tête à Tête Opera Festival and on the soundtrack of 2018 Netflix film The Outlaw King.