Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25. It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, with a traditional Burn's supper and Ceilidh dancing. If you didn't get a space on our trip to Edinburgh for the celebrations, you can still join this London based event at the Ceilidh Club in Hammersmith. But you have to be quick as the tickets sell out quickly.
This ugly building in the picture below is a town hall extension and if we could meet just there, by the moving stairs (next to connexions) - I will know by then where we need to go to get in.
If you are unsure how to get there, please give yourself plenty of time and please have a close look at google maps. If you are coming from far, please make sure you allow for transport issues as many underground lines are closed for repairs on weekends.
We will wait 15 minutes for any late comers and go in at 7:15 on the dot. If you are later than that you will not be able to get in.
Fee: £35, includes entry tickets, food (as per below), 3 hours dancing, booking and admin fees.
As well as 3 hours of dancing you get Haggis (vegetarian or meat), Neeps (turnips) and Tatties (potatoes) served in buffet style. It is available from 7:15 onwards. During the break, about 9:20, the haggis will be piped in and there will then be a recital of the Address to the Haggis. There is a cloakroom and a bar.
The night comes highly recommended by some of our group members who attend it regularly and swear that it is heaps of fun.
Don't worry if you don't know how to dance it - the band have a caller and so no experience is necessary. They will talk us through the various steps and we will be able to have fun in genuine Scottish style! :)
If you would like to see a video from their other Burn's nights, please follow these links: