Burns Night at The Bakehouse

Saturday 27th January 7.00 for 7.30pm

Tom Pow and a’ that...

The Bakehouse is honoured to welcome back award winning poet Tom Pow as our Burns Night guest. Tom, who really needs no introduction, has authored numbers of celebrated poetry collections, most recently Svetlana's Dance(Mariscat) and Naranjas (Galileo Publishing). The Village and The Road, written and performed by him with music by The Galloway Agreement, received great reviews at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022 and subsequently the group was invited to perform it at the Bird Theatre Festival in Japan. Tom is not just a very fine poet but an excellent story teller and an engaging performer. Promises to be a great night out.

‘Tom Pow’s first new collection since 2014 (Narajnas)  is a feast for the senses’Roger Cox. The Scotsman

Followed by our usual Bakehouse Floor spots

The Fickle Tupperware Bowl of Fate awaits once more!!

Bring a poem/a song/pipes (small or large) - performances either suitable or wholly unsuitable for the occasion.

Let’s kick off  2024 with a firework display of poetic brilliance.

No pressure......!?

Tickets £12 includes hot toddy and haggis nibbles (with veggie option)

(Haggis courtesy of Halls Butchers, Kirkcudbright )!!

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Big Lit - Get Involved – Volunteers Sought

BIG LIT 2024 : 19–21 July

The Bakehouse Community Arts is a charity registered in Scotland and is the organisation which delivers Big Lit. The success of Big Lit is in no small part due to the support and enthusiasm of our volunteers who help with many aspects of the festival, before, during and after.  If you think you could support us please fill in our online form here indicating those areas you could help with. (The link takes you to The Big Lit website)


Bakings is The Bakehouse’s new online literary magazine – poems submitted by invitation alongside recordings of featured poets from previous Bakehouse events. Trawl through the site to find fine poetry from Scotland and beyond alongside film poems and illustrations. We’ll be sending videos out  intermittently to a growing national and international database. Videos have been filmed by artist Ken Smyth at The Bakehouse, or submitted courtesy of various clever folk on personal technology. Enjoy.