Thu 25th Jan, 7.30pm - The Story Museum, Oxford
A Burns Night with a difference featuring Creation Theatre, a ceilidh, exclusive after-hours access to the Story Museum Galleries - and, of course, the address to a Haggis, complete with piper!
Celebrating the legacy of Robert Burns, Scottish Literary Hero, this special museum late event features a packed programme.
Immerse yourself in the atmospheric Whispering Wood with the legend of Tam O’Shanter. Read by the award-winning Creation Theatre, the dramatic poem about the troublesome farmer and a coven of witches is considered to be Burns finest poem.
Get your Ceilidh on in the Woodshed with the wonderful Sawney Bird and Fletcher. A ceilidh is a party, and this party is going to have lots of dancing! Expect top tunes on fiddle, mouthorgan and guitar, and perhaps a few on bagpipes, too! The caller will explain all the dances, and remind you of the steps as the music plays - so this is an ideal event to come to if you're new to ceilidh dancing. You can enjoy some of the classic Scottish dances like the Gay Gordons, Dashing White Sergeant and Strip the Willow.
Meanwhile in the Magic Common Room join us for a Burns inspired poetry celebration. Listen to readings, songs, and write and share your own poems.
Peter Street from Oxford Caledonian Pipe band will accompany the Address to a Haggis, the famous poem which celebrates Burns love for the humble delicacy. Your ticket price will include 2 haggis canapes so you can join in the dedication (available between 19.45-21.00 only).
Tickets include exclusive all-evening access to the museum galleries.
The café will be serving small bites between 19.30-21.30 and the bar will be open until 22.00.
Full details and bookings available at https://www.storymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/adult-museum-late-burns-night