Date(s) - 25/01/2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Burns Supper at the Primrose Hill Community Centre
Friday 25th January 2019 7 – 10PM
Tickets £20 via Eventbrite
As part of my brief as Events Chair @ PHCC, I am keen to create opportunities for the community to eat together. Burns Night is one such opportunity, as well as being a celebration of the genius of Robert Burns, the Bard of Scotland. Burns’ own reputation in this day and age is not uncontested, but his verse speaks to the eternal matters in a very human way.
“The poems can be satirical but also full of sentiment; they deal with love and lust (Burns being well versed in these), human foibles and hypocrisies; they show a deep knowledge of and love of the natural world (especially horses, dogs, mice and lice); they can be funny and moving by turns. What makes them special is the way he writes about all of the above: his craftsmanship and use of language (in Scots and English), his skill at rhyming; his use of traditional forms in a new way. Essentially you feel this is a man who knows the truth about the human condition – whatever faults he may have had (and he admitted to plenty, especially where women were concerned) just add to that knowledge. He is truly a poet who speaks to all, a poet for all seasons”. Ruth Wishart
The Immortal Memory will be given by Catherine Kelly, Burns and Blake aficionado, and your MC for the evening. Further performances from poet Ian Bremner, singer Tim Bruce, and music from the Jolly Beggars (Jeremy Clancy, Giani Rossi and Francesco Bucchi). The evening will also include the premiere of a Dance for Burns by Francesco Bucchi.
Offerings from the floor welcome with prior arrangement. There is even an app for it : https://www.scotland.org/
Come and join us for music, poetry, dance and haggis (incl.vegetarian), and evoke the spirit of Caledonia.
- Dress : informal, though tartan may be worn. Westwood if you have it.
- Bring : a sample of your favourite malt and your preferred glass, and your edition of Burns’ works if you have one.
- Seating : once booked please send table preferences via email [email protected] with the heading ‘Burns Seating’.
The evening is hosted by the Events Committee in support of the PHCC Lease Appeal. Further donations gratefully received.
Primrose Hill Community Association