Robert Burns

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Charity unveils plan to save barn where Robert Burns wrote Auld Lang Syne
Robert Burns Ellisland Trust proposes to turn Ellisland Farm in Dumfries and Galloway into visitor attraction

Jessica Murray

27, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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The secret of happy home working? A good local pub | Letters
Letters: A pint and a laugh | Sir Harry Lauder | Lord Rockingham’s XI | Pitney v Pitney | Turkey and Grenfell | British Library

14, Feb, 2023 @5:06 PM

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Rare Robert Burns book found in a barber shop goes on display
The first edition of Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect is now on display in Fife, with 50 pages missing due to being torn out and used to clean razors

Sarah Shaffi

03, Jan, 2023 @11:11 AM

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Poem of the week: Sonnet on Reading Burns’ To a Mountain Daisy by Helen Maria Williams
A fierce defence of his battles with ‘adverse fortune’ suggests Robert Burns was invigorated by the confrontation

Carol Rumens

15, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Burn; Ballet Freedom review – Alan Cumming gives it a whirl as Robert Burns
The actor makes his dance debut in a visually stunning yet curiously empty life of the poet. But every move counts in the Freedom Ballet of Ukraine’s glorious dark erotica

Sarah Crompton

14, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Alan Cumming: ‘You’d be shocked by the messages Miriam Margolyes and I leave each other!’
As he brings his one-man show about ‘rockstar’ poet Robert Burns to the Edinburgh festival, the star talks about desire, debauchery and dancing in his 50s

Lyndsey Winship

03, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Alan Cumming to play Robert Burns in solo dance-theatre show
Actor aims to tell the Scottish poet’s story ‘using my whole body’ in a production at the 75th Edinburgh international festival in August

Chris Wiegand

25, Jan, 2022 @3:06 PM

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Robert Burns letters reveal poet was advised not to write in Scots
Burns told use of Scots language would alienate London readers in letter that forms part of University of Glasgow project

Caroline Davies

17, Jan, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Rescued library of literary treasures evokes closeness to authors
Analysis: Honresfield library brings Brontës, Austen and others to life, as characters leap from handwritten pages

Charlotte Higgins Chief culture writer

16, Dec, 2021 @5:04 PM

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Lost library of literary treasures saved for UK after charity raises £15m
The Honresfield library, including manuscripts by the Brontës, Jane Austen and Walter Scott, had been at risk of falling into private hands

Alison Flood

16, Dec, 2021 @1:07 PM

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UK libraries and museums unite to save ‘astonishing’ lost library from private buyers
Friends of the National Libraries launch ‘once in a generation’ effort to raise £15m to buy the Honresfield library, packed with works by Brontë sisters, Jane Austen and Walter Scott

Alison Flood

17, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Burns Night goes virtual: 'It might be even bigger this year'
Thousands join events in Scotland and far afield, and post-a-haggis service is in high demand

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

24, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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