The first was a blast, the second was a sell out, and now we reach year three, the most ambitious to date … welcome to third degree Burns Baby Burns!
“But we hae meat and we can eat, and sae the Lord be thankit”
Following the phenomenal sell out success of 2015, Burns Baby Burns, England’s largest Burns celebration, returns bolder and more flamboyant for 2016. Join host Phil Kay – Scottsh Bard and Wildman and the Ceilidh Liberation Front in the resplendent glory of St. John’s at Hackney Church for an immersive night bedecked in tartan and tam o’shanters. Where whisky and poetry flow in glorious Hackney-esque harmony, the rafters and floorboards will be thunderously shaken, all in glorious celebration of Scotland’s answer to the Lord Almighty, Robert Burns.
Pre-dinner sees the enormous balcony populated by face painting, poetry, tartan adornment and a multitude of toasts of fine scotch. Followed by a three-course sit down banquet on tables as far as the ‘aye can see. The clearing of the desserts sees the Ceilidh Liberation Front take centre stage, for the wildest most joyful ceilidh south of South Lanarkshire. Giant haggis will be piped, fire danced, drams raised, sporrans polished, lassies toasted, dosies do’ed, willow’s stripped and homage paid in the most fantastical of styles to Rabbie Burns.
Bring your squeeze, bring your kilt, bring your granny, bring your dancing shoes, Burns Baby Burns invites you to celebrate Scotland’s finest in some style, right in the heart of Hackney.
• Three-course traditional Scottish feast served on china plates, no less.
• A complimentary dram of whisky
• Burns night spectacle rituals of poetry, reading and song
• Ceilidh dancing into the night
• Entry to the vip balcony whisky bar
• A cuddle with Rabbie.
St. John’s at Hackney
Lower Clapton Road
E5 0PD London