Events

The Burns Club of London holds a number of special events in addition to the Burns Supper and our Annual General Meeting. Events are open to all and members are invited to bring guests. Booking is essential. If you'd like to join the Burns Club of London see 'How to Join'.

September 2018

Monday
24th

An Evening with Isla St Clair

at The Caledonian Club

The season in which our club celebrates the 150th anniversary of its foundation gets off to a flying start with a performance by the delightful and talented folk singer Isla St Clair.  She has a very wide repertoire  and this evening, at the request of the President, there will be a special emphasis on bothy ballads - the songs of the farming folk of the north-east of Scotland.  Several years ago Isla presented a series on BBC Radio 2 called Tatties and Herrin' covering this aspect of Scotland's culture and the equivalent story of the fisher folk.

Further details later.

October 2018

Sunday
28th

Service of celebration

 at Crown Court Church, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5EZ

The inaugural event of The Burns Club of London was a grand dinner held in Covent Garden on 31st October 1868 and we are grateful to the minister and session of Crown Court Church for inviting us to celebrate the 150th anniversary in their kirk, in which we believe Robert Burns's younger brother William worshipped while apprenticed to a saddler in The Strand.

The Very Reverend John Chalmers, former Moderator of The Church of Scotland has kindly agreed to lead the service, which starts at 11:15, and the President of The Robert Burns World Federation will honour us with his presence.

Monday
29th

The Jolly Beggars

 In partnership with The British Library and Centre for Robert Burns Studies, University of Glasgow

at The British Library

We are proud to include this performance of one of Robert Burns's major works as part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the club's foundation and to have the President of The Robert Burns World Federation in attendance.

Further details will be published soon.

The Caledonian Club

The venue for most events is:

The Caledonian Club has a dress code which requires gentlemen to wear jacket and tie.

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