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..
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...
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.