Northampton Guildhall

The atmospheric 15th century Abington Park Museum will play host to Burns Night celebrations this Friday, 26 January, from 7-10pm, with bagpipes, poetry, canapés and dancing, accompanied by a top live ceilidh band.

Burns Night is the annual celebration of the birthday of eighteenth century Scottish poet Robert Burns, and the date this year falls on what would have been his 258th birthday.

The evening will include tributes to Burns, and guests will be led through traditional ceilidh dances, with instructions given so everyone can participate.

Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Safety, Councillor Anna King, said: “This event is a great way to embrace and learn more about Scottish culture in the wonderful setting of the Grade I listed Abington Park Museum, which was once the home of Shakespeare’s granddaughter, Elizabeth Barnard.”

Tickets are £30 per person, including a glass of fizz on arrival, and there will be a licenced bar all evening.

Tickets are available by ringing 01604 838110, or visiting https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/burns-night-tickets-37331610853 (a £2.14 booking fee applies).

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