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'.

November 2018

Monday
19th

Auld Acquaintance: Clarinda and Sylvander

at Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5HL

The world premier of a new play by Alain English telling the story of the love affair between Robert Burns and Nancy Maclehose as revealed in their prolific correspondence.

Tea House Theatre is based in an old Victorian public house that opened in 1886 on the site of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.  It operates as a tea house by day and transforms beautifully into a theatre by night and is a winner of Time Out Love London Awards 2014, 2016 & 2018.

Members and their guests have the option of attending the play only for £15 or including a three course Scottish meal for an additional £25.  For further details of the play or meal go to http://www.teahousetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/ and you will be given the option of booking by phoning 020 7207 4585 or clicking on a link which will take you to the event on Eventbrite where you can pay online for a small additional fee.

Those not free to attend the premier on 19th November should note that an additional performance is scheduled for Monday 26th November at the same venue. 

Monday
26th

Auld Acquaintance: Clarinda and Sylvander

 at Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5HL

A second chance to see this new play by Alain English, premiered on 19th November 2018.  It chronicles the love affair between Robert Burns and Nancy Maclehose as revealed in their prolific correspondence.

Members and their guests have the choice between attending for the play only or including a three course Scottish meal for an additional £25.  For further details of the play or meal go to  http://www.teahousetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/and you will be given the option of booking by phoning 020 7207 4585 or clicking on a link which will take you to the event on Eventbrite where you can pay online for a small additional fee.

January 2019

Friday
25th

Wreath laying at Robert Burns statue

 Victoria Embankment Gardens

We shall celebrate the 260th anniversary of the birth of Scotland's national bard by meeting at 12:30 pm to lay  a wreath at his magnificent statue.  The short ceremony will include pipe music, recitations and a tribute by our President.

Saturday
26th

Birthday Festival Dinner

 at The Caledonian Club

We have the ideal venue and 150 years experience of running a Burns Supper so you can be sure that this one will be of top quality.  We have all the traditional ingredients: good food (including haggis, of course), wine, toasts, songs and recitations.  The evening ends with approximately two hours of ceilidh dancing to a live band with expert caller.

The Caledonian Club

The venue for most events is:

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

Join The Burns Club of London

  • Enjoy regular meetings & events
  • Support Scottish Charities
  • Celebrate the life & works of Robert Burns

Questions

If you have any questions about membership or completing the membership form please contact the secretary...