Arbroath 2020+1 marks 701 years of the Declaration of Arbroath an inspirational moment for Scottish history and the story of this town.
Arbroath 2020+1 is the exciting new reshaped festival programme and reflects Arbroath moving forward embracing culture to connect communities and shine a bright light on the town.
Co-created and inspired by residents, local partners, and grassroots organisations, the 2021 programme includes major artistic events, premieres and commissions across heritage, music, literature, and visual arts. New commissions in performance, art & design and music by internationally renowned Scottish artists will feature alongside a series of collaborative community projects set to transform the streets of Arbroath.
A programme connecting people locally and nationally with heritage, arts, learning, and community at its core.
Following Scottish Government guidelines, events, installations and performances have been programmed to adapt to the restrictions whilst putting culture in the heart of the community.
A Kist of Scots Virtual Book Launch
To mark the importance of the 701 anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, and whilst we cannot come together in person, join us for this Virtual literary event showcasing new literary works by writers across Angus and Scotland. A pre recorded film introducing the ‘Kist of Scots’ with special readings from a selection of the anthology.
Pageant for Gallivants
Outdoor arts and heritage trail 2020+1 artist Mandy McIntosh has reimagined and reformatted a people’s procession into an extraordinary multi-location public artwork. Arbroath will host these works and micro-events during July. Pageant for Gallivants is a dispersed, atomised public artwork weaving playful and engaging visual narratives directly into the shop windows and fabric of the town. The audience will become the player processing from point-to-point safely under their own steam, exploring outdoor installations, pop-up micro-events and geo-located audio.