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'.

October 2018


Service of celebration

 at Crown Court Church, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5EZ

The inaugural event of The Burns Club of London was a grand dinner held in Covent Garden on 31st October 1868 and we are grateful to the minister and session of Crown Court Church for inviting us to celebrate the 150th anniversary in their kirk, in which we believe Robert Burns's younger brother William worshipped while apprenticed to a saddler in The Strand.

The Very Reverend John Chalmers, former Moderator of The Church of Scotland has kindly agreed to lead the service, which starts at 11:15, and the President of The Robert Burns World Federation will honour us with his presence.

A light lunch, at very reasonable cost, will be available after the service.  If you wish to attend and stay for lunch it would be helpful if you would inform the President to let us know. Please see Contacts page for details.

The Jolly Beggars

 In partnership with The British Library and Centre for Robert Burns Studies, University of Glasgow

at The British Library

We are proud to include this performance of one of Robert Burns's major works as part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the club's foundation and to have the President of The Robert Burns World Federation in attendance.  The performance will be introduced by Professor Kirsteen McCue, University of Glasgow) and features seven soloists, narrator, choir and musical trio playing period instruments

This performance also marks the 200th anniversary of the publication (in London) of the first musical setting of this cantata, also know as Love and Liberty.

Tickets  full price £15, Seniors (60+) £12 and Juniors/Students/unemployed £10 are now available from the British Library Box Office  01937 546546,  box or British Library website (look for All Events then select date 29 October). 

For further details please download the flyer

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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