Burns’ Night London - Scottish Adventure

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.

 

Meeting point: 

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: 

http://youtu.be/daq51Qf4glE

http://youtu.be/5kpOHquroFQ


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  • Kat

    The photos from the night are available here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.727038377315662.1073741972.517940911558744&type=3&uploaded=151
    Please like the page and tag yourselves in the photos.

    January 28, 2014

  • John

    That was one absolutely fun evening!!!!

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good event

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brilliant fun, energetic and loved the piper & address to the Haggis! Food was a good touch, would love to go to more Ceilidhs!!!

    1 · January 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Apparently there are never enough men there!

      January 26, 2014

  • Hash P.

    Good fun, learned how ceilidh is pronounced, was reading it totally wrong. :) Thanks Kat and good seeing you everyone. Nice bunch!

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    where are we all supposed to meet? Is there a table for all of us duly marked? please advise :) thanks

    January 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hiya Ann! hahaha...hey you gotta know the right people!!! ...maybe I will be McSheetal after Saturday!

      January 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Kat, will leave it till next year... Burns night isnt in Feb so wont be the same ..... does anyone actually know that women in Scotland DONT attend Burns evening Traditionally its only the men, but have fun anyway , great night been to quite a few in England lol

      January 25, 2014

  • AMIT

    Ankle sprain from a couple of days ago still not "mended" can't take a risk so decided not to go :(
    any last minute buyers let me know

    January 25, 2014

  • Cinda

    My friend didn't buy her ticket in the end, are there any left?

    1 · January 24, 2014

    • Kat

      Unfortunately not, but i have posted another event for next week - she could join us there.

      January 24, 2014

  • Kat

    I have updated the meeting point everyone. :) Please have a look at the event's description.

    January 24, 2014

  • Jo S.

    What station is the nearest to the event and what road is the town hall on

    January 24, 2014

    • Kat

      Ravenscourt park is the closest station.

      January 24, 2014

    • Kat

      Hammersmith & Fulham Council
      Town Hall
      King Street
      Hammersmith
      London W6 9JU

      January 24, 2014

  • Hazel

    Hello, I can no longer make this as my exam has moved to Sunday rather than Saturday due to a replacement examiner required. That means my ticket is available to the person who was on the waiting list can buy the ticket instead. Please confirm you will be doing ths.

    1 · January 21, 2014

    • Hazel

      Kat, I understand. I have emailed everyone who says they are attending asking them if they have moved from the waiting list to now attending and hasn't purchased a ticket to do so. I am trying to follow the rules and your help would be appreciated, thank you.

      January 22, 2014

    • Kat

      It's all sorted, the event is full, so it is not a problem. I would only need the comments here is there was a couple of people claiming the sale and the event was not full - in this case this would be the only way to determine who will be receiving the refund. With this one it is not an issue as I can easily identify who bought your place. :) Please email me directly on [masked] if you have any further queries, as posting here sends a lot of emails to everyone on the list.

      January 23, 2014

  • Hazel

    Hello, Have you been on the waiting list for Saturday’s Burn Night event and have now moved into the attending? If this is not you then please ignore this. If it is then please read on. I am no longer able to go as my exam has moved and I am trying to follow the rules of the Meetup. Apparently you need to buy your ticket, inform me and then I can get a refund from Kat. The Meetup software is unable to help me identify the person who by Kat’s rules is entitled to take my place. Please confirm you have bought your ticket. Thank you.

    January 22, 2014

    • Kat

      Hi Hazel, don't worry, I can see that the event is full, you are not on the RSVP list and that someone has bought your space - once I do the reconciliations I will be able to identify them and I will process your refund within a week. :)

      January 22, 2014

  • Neccy

    Ha ha it's ok dear cheers!

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • Kat

      Hi guys, please note that no direct swaps will be accepted, please follow this procedure to swap places: http://www.meetup.com...­

      January 19, 2014

  • Taleah

    Hi!! Sorry to be a pain but I missed tickets to this event, would anyone have a spare otherwise there is another Burns' Night being held on Sat Feb 1st if anyone would like to come with me? Thanks :)

    January 18, 2014

  • Neccy

    Is there a chance I an squeeze in? :(

    January 12, 2014

    • Kat

      unfortunately the tickets are sold out... :( But there is still one space on the one in Edinburgh...

      1 · January 12, 2014

  • Fiona J.

    Kat.i was just wondering how long the refund should take which yiu made for the london burns nt?

    January 9, 2014

    • Kat

      Hi Fiona, It was processed on 7th January. Please contact me directly on [masked] with queries that don't concern the rest of the group as posting here generates emails to everyone - and I have had people complain in the past that their mailboxes are being spammed with emails they don't need.

      January 9, 2014

  • Fran

    Hi Kat, I have a some friends who would also like to come, at tickets still available?

    January 6, 2014

    • Kat

      Hi Fran, I'm afraid the event is sold out, but I still have a couple of places on the trip to Scotland for Burns' night on the same weekend.

      January 7, 2014

    • Fran

      Hi Kat, thank you for checking for me but they can't make the weekend. Really looking forward to the eve and meeting everyone. Thank you so much for organising it. :-)

      1 · January 7, 2014

  • Fiona J.

    Is the town hall near the tube station?what do people wear to a ceilidh?

    January 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's a bit of a walk from the station!! A dress will be fine and shoes you can dance in!! Jeans and jumper a no no

      1 · January 6, 2014

    • Kat

      Hey guys, I have checked with Peter who has been there last year and he said that the map is showing a correct location. Nearest tube is Ravenscourt on the District Line. I will be waiting for you at the entrance. :)

      January 7, 2014

  • Vartika

    Can't come to this event due to work, very disappointed, but hopefully see you at another event

    January 5, 2014

  • Fiona J.

    Is this an event for couples or are are single people able to attend?

    January 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's actually a really great event for both singles and couples. Do come along!

      January 5, 2014

    • Fiona J.

      Great:-)

      January 5, 2014

  • Kat

    Hi guys, I have just bought the tickets for those of you who paid and I will be removing the rest from the list. If you would still like to attend, please make your payment by tomorrow.
    If you get removed from the list, but would still like to attend, please don't worry, just change your RSVP to yes and pay and you will be on the list again. :)

    January 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay, have bought my ticket!!

    January 1, 2014

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