Burn’s Night at the Cumberland Arms

Last Halloween, Elementary Writers, a writing group led by Victoria Watson, collaborated with the Cumberland Arms for Blood from the Quill, an evening of gothic literature. As Victoria explains “performers dressed in Victorian dress, and the set, designed by the super-talented Ian J Young, was incredible. I even managed to lay flowers on my own grave! The evening also featured a turnip hunt – because turnips are more popular than pumpkins in these parts.”

Putting flowers on my own grave
Victoria placing those flowers on her grave…

The event proved such a success, the Cumberland invited the group back, this time to perform at their Burn’s Night Celebration, next Saturday, the 23rd January.

As a lover of all things Scottish, I cannot wait to take part, even though Victoria’s confessed she cannot guarantee men in kilts. Still, we live in hope…

Thanks to Victoria for organising it all, it should be another great evening!

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page. Tickets are available in advance here, or can be bought on the door.

blood from the quill
Performers from Blood from the Quill (many are returning for Burn’s Night)



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