There will be a second Burns Night celebration at the Shoreham Centre at 7pm on Saturday, despite the major work going on there.
Last year, 200 people enjoyed a wonderful evening of dancing, music, songs and poems, with plenty of food and drink.
I did question 25 people about it and they all loved it but this year we will have much less of the spoken word and more music, dancing and singing.
It will still be about Robert Burns and the celebration of his birthday, which takes place all over the world and has done for 219 years.
Sue Walker, the Scottish author who has written many best-selling crime novels, will give a short address, To the Immortal Memory, and the dancing will be in the hands of Barry Ruffell and his band and caller.
A welcoming piper and a tot of single malt whisky to anyone wearing the slightest bit of tartan will give the event a great Scottish start to the evening.
As there is no kitchen or cooking facilities, there will be a continuous and plentiful cold buffet, which will satisfy everyone. Tickets to this spectacular event are available from the Shoreham Centre on 01273 454686.
chairman of the trustees
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