McLellan Arts Festival week 2

News from the McLellan Arts team, as we go into week two of the festival: Last Thursday and Friday saw the McLellan Arts Festival start with a bang with outstanding performances of Cicely Gill’s play Sail or Stay playing to packed enthusiastic audiences. They seemed to be thrilled by the set, characters and incidents as …

Wee Mac Arran

Arran’s first Children’s Book Festival With Arran Theatre and Arts Trust Wee Mac Arran Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September 2022 A line up of nationally acclaimed authors, poets and illustrators will be performing live over the two days. Friday is focusing on Island schools and nurseries, with public events in Arran Library. Saturday is …

The 2022 McLellan Poetry competition is open for entries

The 2022 McLellan Poetry Competition is now open for entries. But, the closing date for submissions is Sunday 10th July so don’t delay! The winners will be announced as part of the McLellan Festival on the Isle of Arran on Sunday 28th August. The McLellan Poetry Prize is awarded by the Arran Theatre and Arts …

McLellan Poetry Fringe Festival

The McLellan Poetry Fringe Festival is coming up this month and will take place from Thursday 28th April to Sunday 1st May 2022 Here are some notes from the Festival organisers on the weekend events. For an overview of the weekend programme and for more details on how to book tickets see below: The first …

Arran Junior Poetry competition

A message from the McLellan Arts Festival team: Calling all junior poets and spoken word artists! We are delighted to launch the McLellan Poetry Fringe Junior Poetry Competition. All entrants will be invited to read on Saturday 30th April as part of the Poetry Fringe Festival 2022 when winners and commended entries will also be …

McLellan Poetry Competition 2021. The Results are in!

The McLellan Poetry Competition Winners Presentation Evening took place at the end of last month. Here is a review from the McLellan Poetry Competition committee and a list of this years winners and commended poems. The winning poem is reprinted below. Due to the continuing Covid uncertainty this year, the McLellan Arts Festival Committee sadly …

McLellan Poetry Competition 2021

With the disappointing news that the McLellan Arts Festival will be postponed for another year, we are happy to report that the McLellan Poetry Competition is going ahead and open for submissions until 11th July. The McLellan Poetry Prize is awarded by the Arran Theatre and Arts Trust as part of the annual McLellan Arts …

McLellan Arts Festival postponed until 2021

A message from the Arran Theatre and Arts Trust: It is with great sadness that we at the Arran Theatre and Arts Trust have decided to postpone this year’s McLellan Arts Festival. We have been watching the developing situation closely and we have concluded that it would be both risky and irresponsible to hold a …

Opera Bohemia to perform in Arran

Music Arran and the McLellan Festival are very excited to present the Scottish opera company, Opera Bohemia, who will be performing their latest production The Merry Widow Saturday 14th September at the Arran High School, 7.30pm Opera Bohemia celebrates its 10th anniversary with one of the world’s best loved operettas, The Merry Widow by Franz …