Forget Blue Monday: celebrate as the Beloved Bard would have wanted – Burns Night London
January for many is a depressing month – the festive celebrations are over, payday is a long way off and another year has passed with things left undone. To shake off those January blues, Ceilidh Club London is holding a series of Burns Night events (19, 25-26 January and 1-2 February 2019) at Hammersmith Town Hall which celebrate the life and poetry of cultural icon Robert Burns.
Marking the 260th birthday (25 January) of Robert Burns, this series of events will include a buffet meal of Haggis, Neeps (turnips) and Tatties (potatoes), poetry recitals and three hours of ceilidh dancing to a live band with a caller will let you know the steps. No experience is necessary. Since 1998 Ceilidh Club has been providing a little bit of Scotland in London with their informal Scottish dancing nights.
Cultural icon and Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns has penned many works in favour of international brotherhood and social equality. With an appeal which has lasted for more than 200 years, at Burns Night events around the world people come together to rejoice in his memory.
Ed McCabe, the founder of Ceilidh Club, who will toast the haggis as it is piped in, said: “Robert Burns wrote about there being much wrong with society, and through his words he wanted everyone to have a chance to achieve what really matters. His works are often about love and equality, and Ceilidh Club with these five Burns Night events will celebrate our greatest Scot as he would have wanted.”
The night ends with Auld Lang Syne
Ticket prices are £37.50 (concessions £25) including buffet. Book online (no tickets available on the door)
For background on Burns check out this link
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CEILIDH CLUB BURNS NIGHT LONDON 2019
19/25/26 January and 1/2 February 2019. Doors open 7pm.
Hammersmith Town Hall, King St, London W6 9JT.
Get rid of those winter blues with three hours of dancing, haggis eating, poetry and drinking with friends old and new to celebrate the life of Scotland’s National Poet – Robert Burns. Tickets: £37.50 (concessions £25) including buffet. Book online (no tickets are available on the door).