TIME AND PLACE:
7pm-1am (23, 24)
@ St John at Hackney Church, Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0PD
Tickets: from £32.50 book online
Taking place on three consecutive nights over Burns’ night weekend, Burns Baby Burns! is London’s largest Burns’ night supper; a massive party in passionate celebration of the late great orator, poet, songster and break dancing free radical Robert Burns.
Starting with a sumptuous three course traditional Burns supper, made by the finest chefs, the events will include a cavalcade of pipers, fiddler, toasts, recitals, haggis and fire dancing to boot; followed by a ceilidh into the night.
And of course no Burns Night would be complete without a wee dram … guests will also be encouraged to enjoy a ‘usquebaugh’ (Gaelic for ‘water of life)’ at the specially built Whisky Bar which will include range of delicious whiskies from a selection of Scottish distilleries.
Set in the spectacular ecclesiastical colosseum that is St. John’s at Hackney, fair lassies will have odes read in their honour, overstuffed steaming haggis will be piped, and a sumptuous menu will be served on banqueting tables as long as the eye can see.
This year the creative team have expanded upon last year’s festivities, to make a weekend long event, opening up an enormous balcony for a dedicated whiskey bar, Burns poetry corner, face-painting and a multitude of toasts of fine scotch raised to the great man.
And in true Burns style the post-dinner clearing of the tables will see rafters and tombstones being shaken to the thundersome stomp of a feast of feet as guests will be swept up into a whirling dervish of ceilidhing. All in raucous synchronicity to the uplifting virtuoso sounds of the Ceilidh Superstar Radicals – the Ceilidh Liberation Front, London’s most exceptionally talented and most rowdy ceilidh ensemble.
So bring your main squeeze, dust of your kilt, and lace up your dancing shoes! Guests are encouraged to wear traditional Scottish attire, underpants are optional….