The Piece Hall will be hosting a free event on January 25 to celebrate the launch of their new season of sculpture on Burns Night, which falls on his birthday this year.

Burns Night celebrates the life and works of poet Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796). Suppers are usually held on or around his birthday and it is occasionally called Robert Burns day.

This tradition follows celebrations by his close friends in 1801 and has been established as a national day of celebration for Scottish people and has spread across the globe.

The courtyard will be illuminated by fire lanterns surrounding the installation of David Murphy’s ‘The Blanket’.

Attendees will be able to enjoy foot-stomping music and hoedown classics from the Last Chance Saloon band while fire-breathing performers wow and amaze.

Of course, all of the Piece Hall’s resident bars and restaurants will be open to provide some brief respite from the cold.

Additionally, in celebration of Burns Night, there will be several pop-up food stalls providing traditional foods for the occasion, as well as hands-on activities to keep your children entertained.