EventsThe 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'.
Birthday Festival Dinner
at The Caledonian Club
This superb Burns Supper is our keynote event of the year. It has all the ingredients you would expect - a fine meal including the traditional haggis, recitations, songs, piping - and we round the evening off with two hours of ceilidh dancing to a great band. The Immortal Memory will be given by Professor David Duff who will tell us about the history and development of Auld Lang Syne, Burns's famous song of remembrance and fellowship. Illustrations will be sung by George Staines and Isla St Clair, internationally renowned folk singer who will also reply to the Toast to the Lassies proposed by Callum Farrell-Morris. Honorary Piper Neil Esslemont and David Hall & his Scottish Dance Band will also feature prominently,
You are advised to book your places as soon as possible by downloading the attached flyer/booking form and submitting the form with payment to our Treasurer in accordance with the instructions on the form.
Wreath Laying Ceremony
in Victoria Embankment Gardens
We shall gather at the magnificent statue of Robert Burns at 12:30 on the great man's birthday to honour him by laying a wreath. There will also be a short speech, songs, piping and recitations. Afterwards we shall gather at a nearby hostelry to continue the celebration with a meal and further entertainment.