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Jah Burns – Jamaican-flavoured Burns Night!


For tickets please call Sydenham Arts on 020 8659 7911 or visit to book online.

Celebrate Sydenham Art’s first outing of 2017 which marks the birthday of Robert Burns AND his connections to Jamaica. In their own inimitable style, Sydenham Arts brings their Jah Burns Ceilidh to the Sydenham Centre on Friday 27th January.

The evening kicks off at 7pm with a fusion flava supper, celebrating Sottish and Caribbean cuisine. While you are tucking in to the Patties and Tatties (the jerk chicken and haggis) we have music and poetry to entertain you – Alain English, Cassie Matthews, Atlanta, Isabel White. And more names are being added.

At 8pm we push back the tables for two 40 minute sets of highland jigs, brought to you by Step Lively Barn Dance and Ceilidh interspersed with two DJ sets of old school ska and reggae. The evening’s fun finishes at 11pm.

Tickets are £15 in advance for buffet supper and dancing, £17 on the door – Sydenham Arts  cannot guarantee food for late bookers, so please book early. If you require a vegetarian option, please let us know when you book.

There will also be a licensend bar.

If you can volunteer for the event you get FREE ENTRY (plus a pink Sydenham Arts t-shirt!). Your help setting up, with the box office, running the bar, stewarding and packing up at the end of the night would be much appreciated!