In association with Gavin Webster of the McKay clan and The Holiday Inn, Oxford, B4 is delighted to present its first Burns Night on 25th January, 2024.
Get dressed up with a touch of tartan to celebrate the Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert ‘Robbie’ Burns.
Following your arrival at the recently refurbished Holiday Inn where you will be greeted by a bagpiper and a glass of prosecco, guests will be lead to the Radcliffe Suite to be formally welcomed by our host, Gavin. Before dinner we will hear the Selkirk Grace and then sit down to Cullen Skink (Scottish soup) and the main course. This will be followed by the traditional ‘piping in’ of the Haggis. Gavin will address the haggis and recite the eight-verse traditional poem.
After the main course of haggis, ‘neeps & tatties’ we will hear a lighthearted poem from one of the B4 Members followed by Scottish Cranachan Cheescake (whipped cream, oats, whisky and raspberries).
The dinner will close with a toast to Robert Burns.
Then the dancing! But don’t worry, we’ll be opening the bar first before the Ceilidh dancing begins!
Dress code: Black tie with ‘a touch of Tartan’
Timings: 6.30pm – 11-11.30pm
Capacity: Please note there is a capacity of 50 for this event so please reserve your tickets ASAP. Tables of 10 can be purchased if you want to be sat with your guests.
Hotel Stay: Rooms are available at Holiday Inn, Oxford at a special rate of £75+vat per room. All members to contact the hotel directly on T: 0203 966 8654 reservations (Hannah/Evelin) during normal hours.
Parking: Available on-site. Please note all vehicles must be verified on arrival at the hotel.
Transport: “Please do contact Nick Breakspear from B4 Platinum Members Royal Cars at email@example.com to book transportation for this event if required. Nick will be pleased to assist with any requirements you may have for this event or your general private car needs.”