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Burns Night, Sat 1 Feb 2020, Yongsan-gu, Seoul


 
DATE: Saturday 01 February 2020
TIME: Cocktails from 7PM for 7:30PM Start
COST: Early Bird until 31 Dec W115,000 - includes 5 course traditional dinner and drinks
VENUE: Grand Hyatt Hotel Seoul, Namsan Room (2nd Floor), Yongsan-gu, Seoul

DESCRIPTION: St Andrews Society of Seoul in inviting everyone who would like to celebrate the life of the Scottish Bard, Robert Burns, to join in this annual  Burns Night to savour the traditional culinary delights and enjoy performances of the Bard's works, in song, poetry and performance. The evening will kick off with a champagne reception followed by a 5 course dinner. If you've never attended a Burns night, it is an evening of great food, free flowing drink and hilarity. 

ABOUT ROBERT BURNS
Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland.
He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement, and after his death, he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism, and a cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish diaspora around the world. Celebration of his life and work became almost a national charismatic cult during the 19th and 20th centuries, and his influence has long been strong on Scottish literature. In 2009 he was chosen as the greatest Scot by the Scottish public in a vote run by Scottish television channel STV.
As well as making original compositions, Burns also collected folk songs from across Scotland, often revising or adapting them. His poem (and song) "Auld Lang Syne" is often sung at Hogmanay (the last day of the year), and "Scots Wha Hae" served for a long time as an unofficial national anthem of the country.

RESERVATIONS/TICKETS: To sign up please fill in Google form http://bit.ly/burnsnight20

INFO: Contact the St. Andrews Society st.andrew.seoul@gmail.com

 


Please visit: https://www.standrewssocietyofseoul.com/

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