8 February 2018
Friends of King's Gather for Burns Night Celebration
In January, the King’s College Parents and Friends Association organised their fifth annual Burns Night celebration, where parents and staff, sporting their finest tartan, enjoyed an evening of Scottish revelry.
Guests followed a traditional programme, which included a reading of Burns’ Address to a Haggis, followed by a delicious dinner of cock-a-leekie, MacSween haggis with whisky sauce and a tempting tipsy laird trifle.
The Headmaster gave a speech on The Immortal Memory and proposed a toast to Burns.
A decision was made to skip the Toast to the Lassies and the Response, and to instead replace these with entertainment from King’s drama students.
Led by Head of Drama, Harriet Agg- Manning, the students captivated the audience with their original rendition of To a Mouse by Robbie Burns, a joyous Highland fling and dramatic performances of Macbeth Act II, Scene II and William Wallace’s Braveheart speech.
Fate also dictated another change when, earlier in the day, the piper cancelled due to illness. At short notice, trusty maths teacher Chris Mason stepped in alongside Director of Rugby, Ed Lewsey, to play the mandolin and accordion respectively.
It was a truly unique night. Special thanks to all who made it a success.