Celebrate the life of Burns

BGNMAC Robert Burns 1759 to 1796. Scottish poet.
BGNMAC Robert Burns 1759 to 1796. Scottish poet.

A celebration of the life and work of one of Scotland’s famous sons is to take place later this month.

The Seaton Delaval Arts Centre will be rejoicing the life and tales of Robert Burns once again with their Traditional Burns Night Supper. on Saturday, January 23.

Fans of the world famous Scottish poet are invited for a night of delicious food, lively entertainment and traditional celebrations.

Each year evenings are held throughout Scotland and around the world on January 25, which was the poet’s birthday.

The event was originally celebrated a few years after his death in 1796 by his friends, and now more than 200 years later it is a popular national celebration.

Guests can expect a mouth-watering three-course meal including homemade soup, followed by the traditional haggis, neeps and tatties and a tasty dessert along with a few wee drams of whisky.

Entertainment will be provided by the Seaton Delaval Pantomime Society along with Scottish dancing from the Wilkinson School of Dance.

Not forgetting the traditional speeches including the ‘Address to the Haggis’, Address to the Lassies’ and of course ‘The Reply from the Lassies’, which are created especially for the evening.

Stu Bennett, Theatre Director at the Arts Centre said “The Burns Night Supper is a highlight in our calendar and is always a fantastic evening. Suitable for all the family, it’s lovely to get the community together to celebrate this great tradition and enjoy some tasty food at the same time. “

The event starts at 7.30pm with tickets costing £15 available from 0191 237 5460 or online at www.seatondelavalartscentre.com

l A Burn’s night celebration will also be held at St Mark’s Community Activity Centre, Gibson Street, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea on Monday, January 25, from 6.30pm to 11pm.

Tickets are £14 per person.