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Wellwood Burns Museum 28 Eglinton Street, Irvine, Ayrshire, United Kingdom

A visit to Wellwood is a must for anyone interested in writing and publishing, or the history of Robert Burns in Irvine. The tour includes a unique presentation on Burns in Irvine, and a chance to see the Templeton Bookshop chair, where Burns once sat and dreamt of becoming a poet. The tour includes access to the exhibition.

Free

Letters & Literary Treasures Exhibition 

Wellwood Burns Museum 28 Eglinton Street, Irvine, Ayrshire, United Kingdom

This special exhibition includes letters from Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, along with more recent letters from Seamus Heaney, Ian Rankin, and Tidelines patron Andrew O’Hagan.

Free

Dougie Donnelly: My Life in Sport

Harbour Arts Centre 116 Harbour St, Irvine, United Kingdom

Join us for the festival’s opening event in the company of one of Scotland’s most successful and best loved broadcasters. My Life in Sport tells his story with humour and insight, and with the true smooth Donnelly style and voice we know and love. 

£10

Moxi Creative Kids: The Hungry Caterpillar Storytelling Session

Harbour Arts Centre 116 Harbour St, Irvine, United Kingdom

‘In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf.’ ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ themed interactive storytelling session, with singing & sensory play. Two sessions: 10 to 10:40 am (babies) and 11 to 11:40 am (crawlers & movers under 2).

£5

Writing @ The Maritime: Poetry, with Simon Lamb

Scottish Maritime Museum Harbour Road, Irvine, Ayrshire, United Kingdom

An engaging and hands-on writing workshop with poet Simon Lamb, using Irvine's Maritime Museum as creative inspiration.

£15

Wellwood Tours

Wellwood Burns Museum 28 Eglinton Street, Irvine, Ayrshire, United Kingdom

A visit to Wellwood is a must for anyone interested in writing and publishing, or the history of Robert Burns in Irvine. The tour includes a unique presentation on Burns in Irvine, and a chance to see the Templeton Bookshop chair, where Burns once sat and dreamt of becoming a poet. The tour includes access to the exhibition.

Free

Letters & Literary Treasures Exhibition 

Wellwood Burns Museum 28 Eglinton Street, Irvine, Ayrshire, United Kingdom

This special exhibition includes letters from Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, along with more recent letters from Seamus Heaney, Ian Rankin, and Tidelines patron Andrew O’Hagan.

Free

Moladh na Gàidhlig: Celebrating Gaelic in Poetry and Song

Harbour Arts Centre 116 Harbour St, Irvine, United Kingdom

An entertaining celebration of the Gaelic language, in the company of poets Niall O’Gallagher and Catrìona Ross, with music from North Ayrshire’s very own Largs Gaelic Choir.

£6 – £10

Moxi Creative Kids: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Storytelling & Drama Workshop

Harbour Arts Centre 116 Harbour St, Irvine, United Kingdom

‘We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one...’ ‘We're Going on a Bear Hunt’ themed interactive storytelling session, with drama, music & games. Two sessions: 10 am to 11 am (2–3 year olds) and 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (4–6 year olds).

£5

Letters & Literary Treasures Exhibition 

Wellwood Burns Museum 28 Eglinton Street, Irvine, Ayrshire, United Kingdom

This special exhibition includes letters from Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, along with more recent letters from Seamus Heaney, Ian Rankin, and Tidelines patron Andrew O’Hagan.

Free

Irvine Lasses Harbourside Walk

Come and enjoy a historic walk along the harbourside with the Irvine Lasses. Learn about Irvine’s rich cultural heritage and the literary connections to this unique part of Irvine, including the history of the Harbour Arts Centre itself.

£5

Wellwood Tours

Wellwood Burns Museum 28 Eglinton Street, Irvine, Ayrshire, United Kingdom

A visit to Wellwood is a must for anyone interested in writing and publishing, or the history of Robert Burns in Irvine. The tour includes a unique presentation on Burns in Irvine, and a chance to see the Templeton Bookshop chair, where Burns once sat and dreamt of becoming a poet. The tour includes access to the exhibition.

Free