Continuing uncertainty over Covid-19 restrictions and the unavailability of Camperdown’s Theatre Royal complex for performances has led the organisers of Camperdown’s Robert Burns Scottish Festival to reconsider the structure of this year’s program and they have come up with an innovative solution which hopefully will have the support of patrons.
The events of the 2-3-4th of July will be spread out to safe times in Spring, and the pre-existing performance commitments at Darlington’s Public Hall -19thJune, and Terang’s Commercial Hotel – 1stJuly – will go ahead as planned.
Paid-up ticket holders will be offered the option of a refund or may opt to use their ticket to attend the deferred events.
So the 2021 Robert Burns Scottish Festival will be a novel series of “Burns’ Bites” and it is hoped that supporters will be sympathetic and supportive of these changes which the organisers have been reluctant to make.
The golf will go ahead as planned on Sunday 4th of July & there may be a concert on Saturday the 3rd to mark the festival date. We will also be launching virtual content on our website and social media to be shared, starting from Saturday 3rd, made possible with generous support from our Artists and International Guests. This will include street activation screenings locally in Camperdown – watch this space!
On a Spring Saturday the Lecture series will run ($25 – or Festival weekend ticket) which we are hoping to combine with the Gala Dinner – date to be confirmed – cost $70. If restrictions allow and Artists are available we hope to have something of a Finale Concert on the Sunday.
The Schools Art Competition continues through next term – final submission date extended, to be advised. We are hopeful that the school’s program with Brett Clarke can be rescheduled. The Loaf & Lounge Shortbread competition and the Scottish Cookery Class continue, at dates to be advised. The Music workshops have been cancelled for 2021.
The organisers hope these changes will be met with understanding and support.