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..
MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank will present the work of artists Sandy Moffat and Ruth Nicol with visual realisations of the poetry of Professor Alan Riach in the gallery at the Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum. The show will contain the twin themes of Hugh MacDiarmid and the town of Biggar.
A number of outreach events during the course of the event will be held at the venue. These will include the artists meeting with students from Biggar High School Art and English Department, a talk by Alan Riach titled ‘MacDiarmid The Biggar Years’ ‘In Conversation with Sandy Moffat, Ruth Nicol and Alan Riach’ and Alan reading from ‘The Flyting’, the letters from the Scotsman newspaper from Hugh MacDiarmid and Hamish Henderson.
A new film made at Brownsba..
Following on from the successes of previous years, artwork from nursery to P7 and the art & design department from Biggar High will be displayed in shop windows during the festival. The theme this year is Bees, an area close to our identity as a school community and one of environmental concern for us as an ECO school...
No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! (“The slickest and quickest improv at the Fringe” - Wee review) Crime Scene Improvisation creates a 100% brand-new who-dunnit every show to solve an outlandish murder invented by the audience. Someone’s kicked the bucket. But who, what and how? The choice is yours, the problem is theirs.
"Innovation and top-tier entertainment" ***** The Wee Review
"A spectacular must see" ***** Bunbury Magazine..
A small but long established group of Hobby Artist's, using a range of mediums and subjects to find their own artistic style.
Most of the work on display will be for sale, either mounted or framed, and at affordable prices.
Do come and visit our exhibition and see what we do!..
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.
Let’s Share a Story. Dress up and join us for tales of Dragons and Unicorns. Listen to our magical storyteller luring you into a world of imagination and fun. This suits preschool and infant primary school children. All children need accompanying adults. Please come!
Audience participation is required!!!..