As part of The Big Lit Festival
Songwriter/composer Alison Burns loves to write for community choirs – songs with lush beautiful harmonies and simple text that are easy to learn by ear but satisfying and special to sing. Many of her songs have found their way into the repertoire - and hearts - of singers across the UK, and increasingly the USA and Australia. In this concert, which offers a rousing finale to BIG LIT 2016 her renowned Castle Douglas based Feral Choir perform some newly written songs of hers and by other contemporary writers. £5
In association with The Wigtown Book Festival
We are made of star stuff ... how the atoms in our bodies come from stars through star death.
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Visiting Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford University.
Jocelyn, who discovered pulsars in the 1960s, talks about the extraordinary processes in the death throes of giant stars which produce the material from which new stars, our own solar system, and ultimately life on earth are formed.