Events

When: On 25 January 2019, 19:00 - 23:45
Location: HMS Warrior 1860
Categories: Special Events

Celebrate Burns Night onboard HMS Warrior

Burns Night onboard HMS Warrior will be an unforgettable experience as we celebrate the life of renowned Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Commemorate Robert Burns’ achievements and life
As you relax and unwind in the surroundings of HMS Warrior, an evening of entertainment and lively conversation awaits. Burns Night is best known for the cutting of the haggis and traditional music associated with Scottish culture as well as reflections on Robert Burns’ life. Now’s your chance to experience a classic tradition onboard Queen Victoria’s favourite ship.

Celebrate Burns Night with good food and entertainment
Burns Night celebrations wouldn’t be complete without a hot toddy on arrival as you ascend to the deck. Enjoy a traditional three course meal, ½ a bottle of wine per person and perfect conversation with new-found friends.

Your favourite Burns Night event in Portsmouth
Come onboard and celebrate Burns Night with us. Tickets are now available to buy online. All tickets include entry to the event, boarding and reception drinks, dinner and carriages. The event dress code is black tie or kilts.

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What is Burns Night?
Annually celebrated in Scotland, Burns Night commemorates the life of bard Robert Burns who was born on 25 January 1979. The day also celebrates all things Scottish including likes to culture and the arts.

What does Burns Night entail?
Traditionally, groups will hold a Burns supper which can be an informal or formal event. This can include a mixture of toasts, readings and spoken word. Afterwards, a haggis (a type of sausage prepared in a sheep’s stomach) will be presented to the group, accompanied by bag pipes.

Individuals will then enjoy a reading of ‘Address to Haggis,’ a classic ode written by Robert Burns. The ode finishes and the haggis is sliced with a two course meal served.

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Burns Night 2019