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Friday, January 23, 2009

Burns celebrated at Ponteland

THE birthday of famous Scottish poet Robbie Burns will be celebrated at a Ponteland garden centre this weekend.
Dobbies Garden World hold the event annually, but it is more significant than ever on Sunday as 2009 marks 250 years since his birth.
The haggis will be piped into the restaurant at 11.30am. It will be 'addressed' by a local Scotsman, dressed in traditional attire, before cutting it open, followed by the traditional singing of Auld Lang Syne – a format which has not changed since the poet's death in 1796.
The Elaine Milbourne Theatre dance school will also be in-store to demonstrate highland dancing and afternoon entertainment includes poetry recitals and a fun quiz all about Burns.

Dobbies Garden World is at Street House Farm, Ponteland.
Source: Morpeth Herald