January – a new month, a new year, and a chance to dedicate our Performance Gallery to a new group of talented young people who have performed for Poetry By Heart in the past.
Burns Night is on the 25th January every year. It commemorates the life of Scotland’s greatest-known poet, Robert Burns, and is an important celebration of the literary heritage of Scotland and an institution in Scottish life. You can read more about it here on the Visit Scotland website. If you would like a free Learn-Along resource for your class to coincide with Burns Night, check out our Learn-Along activity for ‘A Red, Red Rose’ by Robert Burns.
To celebrate the heritage that Burns Night represents, we’ve dedicated this month’s Performance Gallery to some of the best poetry by contemporary Scottish poets.