BURNS Night at the Shoreham Centre on Saturday proved a sell-out success.
The 200-seat ‘experiment’, featuring a two-course Scottish meal, music and dancing at the Pond Road venue.
Organiser Geoff Howitt said it was a ‘voyage of discovery’ as it was the first Burns Night the centre had held and they were not sure how popular it would be.
In the end, people were having to be turned away as the event reached capacity.
Chef Duncan Walkman lead the procession as the haggis was piped in by Tim Wilkinson.
Douglas Hill read Robert Burns’ poem Address to a Haggis and performed the ceremonial slicing with the dirk.
Following the traditional meal of haggis, neeps and tatties, with Scottish fruit pudding, there was dancing to music by The Hopdogs and a fascinating talk on the national poet of Scotland.
Read more in the Shoreham Herald on Thursday.