25 January - 10 March 2018

Burns Unbroke is a new contemporary multi-arts festival

Featuring over 30 visual artists, an Alternative Burns night, a Flyting competition, a tailor made programme of music plus children’s performance and workshops, Burns Unbroke will appeal to everyone.  A series of Whisky Masterclasses will also take place kindly sponsored by Arran Whisky.

The title of Burns Unbroke was inspired by the epigraph which prefixed Robert Burns’s first publication in 1786:

The simple Bard, unbroke by rules of art,
He pours the wild effusions of the heart;
And if inspir’d ’tis Nature’s pow’rs inspire;
Her’s all the melting thrill, and her’s the kindling fire

Burns Unbroke will take place at Summerhall, Edinburgh, where the visual art will be on display in 11 galleries for six weeks, from 25 January – 10 March 2018,  with the majority of performance events focused around the weekend of 26-28 January 2018.

The exhibitions will be open to the public every day (except Mondays), 11.00am – 6.00pm and entry is free. There will be a programme of artists’ talks and other events  from 26 January – 10 March 2018.

Creative Scotland
Burns Night
Arran Whisky

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life. We distribute funding provided by the Scottish Government and the National Lottery. For further information about Creative Scotland please visit Follow @creativescots and