Arran Theatre and Arts Trust

McLellan FestivalRobert McLellan was the most important Scottish dramatist and short story writer to work in living Scots in the Twentieth Century and his influence on the world of Scottish writing has been crucial. From 2004 - 2007, the McLellan Arts Festival sought to raise awareness of the importance of Robert McLellan, an Arran resident for most of his life, in the annals of Scottish literature and theatre in preparation for the celebration of his centenary in 2007. Since then, the aims of the festival have been to honour McLellan's memory by not only performing McLellan's work, but providing the means of creating new work in Scottish writing by running poetry and playwriting competitions, helping to develop the creative skills of young people, developing the visual arts, including film, running a music school on the island and forging cultural links with other rural and island communities.

McLellan Arts Festival 2016 :

The 2016 McLellan Festival will run from Friday August 12th to Saturday 10th September 2016.
Tickets for performances can be bought online (see below), at the Book and Card Shop, Brodick from Saturday 13th August or at the door. (All online ticket prices include online booking fee.)

Children and young people at school free at all events. To buy tickets for this year's events, click the relevant "buy tickets here" box below and it will take you to the online ticketing section.


Friday 2nd September

Opera Gala Night
McLellan Arts Festival with Arran Summer School.
A night to remember with the outstanding young musicians from the Royal Northern College
Community Theatre, Lamlash. 8pm
Tickets £10.50 (Children and young people at school free.)

Saturday 3rd September

New performances based on Watership Down and The Little Prince by talented students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Suitable for adults and older children. Corrie and Sannox Village Hall. 8pm
Tickets £8.50 (Children and young people at school free.)

Sunday 4th September

Oratorio: Rossini : Petite Messe Solennelle
Petite Messe Solennelle with solo performances by the students of Royal Northern College and the McLellan Festival Chorus.
Community Theatre, Lamlash. 7.30pm
Tickets £10.50 (Children and young people at school free.)

Saturday 17th September

Classic Buskers
The Classic Buskers' MINI-CLASSICS programme is drawn mainly from the realm of popular classics, played on improbable instruments at ridiculous speeds. Their repertoire consists mainly of arrangements and derangements of most of the world's musical masterpieces.
McLellan Arts Festival with Arran Music Society.
Brodick Hall. 7.30pm
Tickets £10.50 (Children and young people at school free.)

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