The Robert Burns World Federation is delighted to be hosting their Annual General Meeting and Conference in Dumfries again this year. The event will be held on 8th -10th September and follows on from last years resounding success. In another major coup for the area, delegates will arrive from the USA, Canada and all over the UK. to celebrate the life of our National Bard.
Various events are planned around the Burns Quarter in Dumfries, including a tour of the oldest working theatre is Scotland with performances on stage from young Burnsians. Bobby Jess will take walking tours of the Burns Quarter. A dedicated Burnsian and talented reader, Bobby will make the walks memorable in his own inimitable style.
Professor David Purdie, an eminent academic, editor, researcher and writer will present “A Rosebud in Winter”, based on the poem of that name , written in Burns time in Edinburgh on Saturday afternoon.
Ian McIntyre, Director of RBWF said “We are delighted to be back in the Dumfries, the home of Burns and the place where he produced many of his famous works. Our Conference will be of significant cultural and economic benefit to the town,”