Beyond Borders International Festival

Saturday 26th August & Sunday 27th August 2017

This year we are planning to develop and expand the Beyond Borders International Festival that we have been running successfully for 6 years to include a Music and Arts element focussing on the Indian sub continent to highlight the 70th anniversary of partition. We aim to showcase the best of Scottish folk and roots music as well as acts from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to create a unique event that is inspiring, dynamic, colourful, entertaining and promotes cultural exchange and dialogue.

The Traquair Fair was due to take place in 2017 but owing to the pressure on the grounds and our limited resources the decision has been taken to run one event this year and blend some of the elements of the Fair with the Beyond Borders International Festival.

It is envisaged that we will retain the literary and political thought element of the event in the main marquee in front of the house and the additional music, arts and workshops will take place in the Old Walled Garden and on the main avenue. There will be a full programme of music, dance, film, storytelling, poetry and talks throughout the weekend with exhibitions in the house and grounds.

We will be looking for crafts demonstrations and workshops that fit with our theme as well as the best quality food and drink but at this stage we are not looking to sell any trade stands.

We will be releasing more information in the coming months so please let us know if you would like to join our mailing list for further details.

Traquair Fair Programme

Traquair Fair 2015 Programme Online-1