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 2017 :

The 2017 McLellan Festival will run from Saturday August 12th to Sunday 10th September 2017.
Tickets for performances can be bought online (see below), at the Book and Card Shop, Brodick from Saturday 26th 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.

Saturday 9th September

Drama Live A welcome return of the talented drama students from The Royal Scottish Conservatoire performing their acclaimed work and new writing of 2017.
Corrie and Sannox Hall. 8pm
Tickets £12.50 (Children and young people at school free.)

Sunday 10th September

Beethoven Mass in C
Beethoven's beautiful choral music with solo performances by the students of Royal Northern College and with the McLellan Arts Festival Community Chorus
Community Theatre, Lamlash. 7.30pm
Tickets £12.50 (Children and young people at school free.)

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