From Big Burns Supper
Big Burns Supper, Europe’s top winter fringe festival, aims to wow the national and international media at the Commonwealth games with a stylish, sexy preview show.
A total of 120 singers, musicians, costumed performers and cabaret artists will thrill a specially invited audience of national and international media and other guests in Glasgow with three hours of dazzling entertainment on Thursday, July 24th.
Taking part in the cultural activities surrounding the Commonwealth Games is a great chance to further raise the profile of the annual Big Burns Supper, in Dumfries, which will expand in 2015 to become a nine-day festival wrapped round the Bard’s Birthday.
Robert Burns was famous for his love of the bawdy, and the preview will feature highlights from Le Haggis, Scotland’s sauciest cabaret, which was a huge hit at this year’s festival.
Dozens of members of the Dumfries Community Choir will also be on stage, with a performance similar to the ones that have thrilled the crowds at the Wickerman and Eden festivals.
Graham Main, Festival Director, said: “Robert Burns had a lust for life, and a fascination with people, I think he’d have loved the idea that a festival inspired by his work and spirit was putting on a show at the Commonwealth Games.
“Big Burns Supper is becoming a major event in Scotland’s festivals calendar and the games provide a brilliant chance to showcase what we have to offer for an international audience.
“This preview is a chance to shout about a real Scottish cultural success story.”
The show will take place at the Laphroaig Lounge at the Teacher Building in St Enoch’s Square and features performers from D&G and elsewhere in the country.
The Dumfries Community Choir are renowned for their unexpected take on familiar songs. It is the biggest vocal ensemble in southern Scotland and will be supported by local musicians.
The audience will also be treated to refreshments from Dumfries and Galloway to give them a taste of the region’s high quality produce.
Big Burns Supper 2015 will take the 2015 UNESCO Year of Light as its theme.