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'.

January 2021

Saturday
23rd

Burns Birthday Festival Celebration

 We are not able to hold our planned Burns Supper at The Caledonian Club but we shall mark the Bard's birthday with a joyful celebration on Zoom.  As usual, we can join the meeting from 6:30 for a chat, or just to check that we have mastered the technology (not hard, really), and the entertainment will start at 7:00 pm.

Although we can't supply the food, you can have a glass of something nice to hand while you enjoy most of the familiar elements of this important annual event.  Stirring music from our Honorary Piper, Neil Esslemont, will get the show off to a rousing start.  A core feature is, of course, The Immortal Memory, and we are delighted that this will be given by Ian Gardiner, a longstanding friend of our President Heather.  Ian had a distinguished career in the Royal Marines and reached the rank of brigadier.  He has been far from idle since then, including being a successful author, Visiting Lecturer at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, an in-demand keynote speaker on leadership, Chief Executive of the Scottish SCPA for three years and an active member of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts.  The Toast to the Lassies will be proposed by PP Jock Meikle and the Response will be by his wife, Sandie Dawe.  Bill Henry and Alain English, both great performers of Burns poems, will provide additional evidence (if any is needed) of why Burns is honoured by so many events around the world at this time of year and his song writing skills will not be ignored.

Members will receive instructions for attending the celebration.  Others interested in joining us should email our Secretary via the Contacts page of this website.

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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