The evening, hosted by Peter Macdonald, will start with the incomparable Stan Reeves reciting To a Haggis and feminist activist Lesley Orr presenting the Immortal Memory. Later local writer and actor Gerda Stevenson will be Addressing the Lassies, with comedian A.L. Kennedy proffering a Reply from the Lassies.
We've a full three-course Burns Supper including local cheeses, Edinburgh oatcakes, Macsweens meat and vegan haggis, organic neeps and tatties from East Lothian, followed by cranachan. All washed down with local and organic wines, beers and single malts available from the fundraising cash bar.
We'll be serenaded by the fabulous local folk roots band Dowally with their own songs and spinning tunes. It will be an old-style ceilidh with guests encouraged to offer a turn and bring a song, poetry or story to share (we'll save dancing for our wilder ceilidh nights!).
Doors open at 6pm with everyone to be seated for the piping in of the haggis by 6.30pm. Places are limited to 100 guests so do reserve your place now.
Please buy your tickets in advance so we know (a) how many to cook for, (b) your dietary requirements, and (c) any musical/poetic offerings.
If you are booking as part of a 'Burns' table' please let us know which table or otherwise choose 'unreserved table' when booking your tickets.
Looking forward to seeing you there!