Burns&Beyond is proud to present the Scottish premier of international artist Yvette Mattern’s Global Rainbow, lighting up the skies above Edinburgh for 3-nights only (24-26 March), with messages of Hope, Love and Kindness for 2021.

As we pass the one-year anniversary since lock-down restrictions began, reflecting on the year past, but now looking ahead with renewed hope and optimism, we believe it is more important than ever to let some light back into our lives, celebrating the work of our NHS Staff and key workers, and looking forward to a brighter future for all.

Global Rainbow from Edinburgh Castle has now finished, but please enjoy the stunning video below and Gallery images of the artwork and Edinburgh on this site.

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Burns&Beyond with Johnnie Walker

Global Rainbow from Edinburgh Castle

Burns&Beyond was proud to present the Scottish premier of international artist Yvette Mattern’s Global Rainbow, lighting up the skies above Edinburgh, with messages of Hope, Love and Kindness for 2021.

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Lucky Middlemass’s Tavern

NEU! REEKIE! Presents

Featuring Performances by:

  • Neu! Reekie!

  • Withered Hand

  • Billy Liar

  • Janette Ayachi

  • Suzi Cunningham

Burns&Beyond with Johnnie Walker celebrates The Bard with an online recreation of Lucky Middlemass’s Tavern.  Filmed on location in The Caves, Edinburgh, the site of the famed 18th century tavern, where the ale and claret flowed along with progressive discussion and music, and where literary greats and Enlightenment figures including Robert Burns, David Hume, Adam Smith, Deacon Brodie, James Watt and Benjamin Franklin were just some of the regulars, an uproarious and thought-provoking assembly of song and poetry curated by Edinburgh arts collective Neu! Reekie!

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Rachel Sermanni

One of the most famous love songs written by Robert Burns, ‘A Red, Red Rose’. Part of the song’s appeal is its use of powerful, natural imagery to convey a love that is ever-lasting and capable of surviving both distance and time.