The Scotsman / February 7, 2018

Art Review: Burns Unbroke, Summerhall, Edinburgh

The more closely you look at Robert Burns, the more he seems to shift and fragment before your eyes. Ploughman dreamer or highly literate wordsmith? Tax man or socialist? A philanderer who penned some of the most beautiful love poems ever written? His image has become instantly recognisable all over the world, but the handful

The Times / January 30, 2018

Burns Unbroke Review: Summerhall, Edinburgh

Here’s a question. Is there anything new to be said about Robert Burns? On the evidence of this show, the answer is a definitive yes. Rather like his earlier English counterpart, Shakespeare, the Bard is a man (or as portrayed here, a woman) for all seasons, and very contemporary.

January 23, 2018

Burns Unbroke - Print Round-up

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Sunday Post / January 23, 2018

Burns Night 2018: Events happening across Scotland

THIS multi-arts festival celebrates the wide spectrum of artistic and creative practises on offer in Scotland. The visual art will be on display in 11 galleries over 6 weeks.The majority of performance events will take place around the weekend of 26 – 28th January.

Edinburgh Evening News / January 23, 2018

Burning With Unbroken Enthusiasm

However, having said that, it’s great to see a new festival starting next week inspired by all things Burns but bringing it into the 21st century. Burns Unbroken will be running at Summerhall for six weeks and brings together amazing artists, interesting performers, talks and, as you would expect, some whisky tasting sessions courtesy of Isle of Arran whisky.

The Herald / January 23, 2018

Burns Unbroke

The multi-arts festival Burns Unbroke, which opens in Edinburgh this week. Curated by Sheilagh Tennant, it will showcase works by 30 visual artists who have each created original pieces inspired by one of Burns's poems. The works on display are as varied as the landscapes and people that inspired Burns's great lines.

The Skinny / January 23, 2018

Burns Unbroke

Thankfully, Summerhall is presenting Burns Unbroke: a multi-arts festival not to be missed (25 Jan onwards). It’s a programme full of jewels, but the real gems lie in the spoken word strand.

The Scotsman / January 23, 2018

Cabaret Preview: Kevin Williamson on an 'All-snarling, all-dancing' tribute to Burns

It’s that time of year when the supermarket shelves are groaning with haggis and writers are forever trying to find a new angle on Scotland’s national Bard. Given last year’s long overdue uprising of women against sex pests and patriarchy I dare say some bright sparks will set their sights on Rabbie this month given

The National / January 9, 2018

Burns Unbroke

Running from January 25 to March 10 at Summerhall in Edinburgh is Burns Unbroke, a multi-arts festival celebrating contemporary art and performance in Scotland as reflected through the life and work of Robert Burns.

The Scots Magazine / January 9, 2018

Burns Unbroke

Here you'll find no addressing of the haggis, no immortal memories nor any other speeches that prevail at traditional Burns' celebrations. Instead you'll find a contemporary display of ingenious visual arts that explores the Bard's life and highlight his continuing relevance in the 21 st century.

The Scotsman / December 22, 2017

Arts Review of 2017: Susan Mansfield and Duncan MacMillan on the year in visual art

Alastair MacLennan: Air A Lair, Summerhall, Edinburgh, August and September Scots-born Alastair MacLennan settled in Belfast in 1975 at the height of the Troubles, so perhaps it’s no surprise that his work is informed by themes of war, loss and the possibility of healing. He works principally in performance, making substantial exhibitions of his work

The Stage / December 14, 2017

Nominees Unveiled For The Stage Awards 2018

The Bridge Theatre, Manchester’s Royal Exchange and Sadler’s Wells are among the nominees for The Stage Awards 2018. A theatre show told through WhatsApp and the National Theatre’s new captioning technology have also made the shortlist for the annual awards, which celebrate the achievements of theatres and individuals across the UK over the past year.

What's On Stage / December 14, 2017

Nominees for The Stage Awards 2018

The nominations for the 2018 Stage Awards have been announced, with The Believers Are But Brothers and the National Theatre’s smart glasses going head-to-head in the innovation category. Javaad Alipoor’s The Believers has been shortlisted for The Stage Innovation Award alongside the National Theatre’s Open Access Smart Capture pilot scheme, and the return of the

inews / December 6, 2017

10 Outlander Film Locations You Can Visit in Scotland

Outlander – the story of a time travelling nurse who was transported back to Scotland in the 1740s – has captured the imagination of millions around the globe, helping to turn it into a worldwide phenomenon. With filming for its fourth season already in full swing, there’s never been a better time to visit the

The Scotsman / December 4, 2017

Music review: Orkestra Del Sol

“You better seize the day, there’s no such thing as having too much fun,” ran a line from one of the songs here, yet it’s possible to imagine that Orkestra Del Sol were attempting to test the truth of the statement with this marathon show. Fourteen years since they were formed by a group of

The National / December 3, 2017

What's On In Scotland in December: Christmas shows, Hogmanay parties and more

WHAT’S HAPPENING? A HUGE hit at the Fringe over the past couple of years, Massaoke is likely the most fun alternative to Edinburgh’s official street party in welcoming in 2018. Bringing together one of the tightest live bands to play classic hits from the 1980s through to the present day, the mass sing-a-long night aims

Student Newspaper / November 27, 2017

Deerhart at Summerhall

Deerhart is the result of a collaboration between Northern Writer’s Award winning poet Yvonne Reddick and Royal College of Art Graduate Diana Zwibach. Through Reddick’s highly-descriptive prose and Zwibach’s dramatic charcoal drawings, the exhibition explores the chthonic, esoteric relationship between nature and humanity.

The Times / November 24, 2017

Artist Richard Demarco fears for the future of his archive

One of Scotland’s most colourful and influential creative figures is battling to secure his artistic legacy after suffering a stroke. Richard Demarco, 87, revealed in a newsletter to his friends and supporters that he had been unwell and that “the last two weeks have been challenging, to say the least”. The artist and promoter said

The National Student / November 22, 2017

Edinburgh Short Film Festival: Closing Night Highlights

The closing night of Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017 took place in Summerhall, a venue renowned for its alternative approach and widespread support for artists. The screening room was completely packed and buzzing with excitement throughout the event. This final night of escapism was concerned with the innermost human emotional states: adapting to situations, struggling

The Scotsman / November 20, 2017

Music Review: Scots Fiddle Festival

As part of a festival celebrating the glories of Scots fiddle music, Saturday’s recitals at Summerhall couldn’t have kicked off in more apposite and bar-raising form than the performance by the renowned Campbeltown fiddler Archie McAllister. Accompanied expertly by guitarist Ron Pirrie, McAllister was an imposing presence, hunched over his fiddle with serious intent as