Burns Night Late

25 January 2019, 6–8.45pm 

Admission free, donations welcome

Events are drop-in and allocated on a first come, first served basis, unless stated otherwise.

Celebrate Burns Night at the National Gallery with music, storytelling, games, film, food, and drink all inspired by our free exhibitions Rachel Maclean: The Lion and The Unicorn and Landseer’s Monarch of the Glen.

Timed events

Pinstriped Highlander
Portico Entrance
6–6.20pm
The Pinstriped Highlander will start the festivities with a traditional Scottish bagpipe welcome.

Screening: Rachel Maclean, 'Make Me Up' (2018)
Sainsbury Wing Theatre
6.30–8.30pm
Watch this special screening introduced by Special Projects Curator Daniel Herrmann and followed by a Q&A.

BSL talk: Introduction to Rachel Maclean: The Lion and The Unicorn
6.30–7.30pm
Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 1
Deaf presenter Melissa Mostyn gives a talk for BSL users, interpreted into spoken English. Please book in advance by emailing education@ng-london.org.uk

Scotch pop
7pm & 8.15pm (30 mins)
Room 37
Hear Kate Westall, Genevieve Dawson, Matt Calvert, and singers from London Contemporary Voices perform unique arrangements of Scottish pop and folk songs.

Storytelling
6.45pm, 7.30pm & 8.15pm (20 mins)
Room 41
Immerse yourself in a new Scottish tale by Fiona Alderton where the poetry of Robert Burns meets the imagination of Rachel Maclean.

BSL talk: Introduction to Rachel Maclean: The Lion and The Unicorn
6.30–7.30pm
Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 1
Deaf presenter Melissa Mostyn gives a talk for BSL users, interpreted into spoken English. Please book in advance by emailing education@ng-london.org.uk

Throughout the evening

Louise Gray SketchSesh
6–8.45pm
Room 51
SketchSesh collaborate with Scottish designer Louise Gray to create a special drawing set showcasing pieces from Gray’s archive.

DJ Tom Richards
6–8.45pm
Annenberg Court
Enjoy an set of ritualistic, eclectic, minimal cuts, and party tunes.

Trail mix
6–8.45pm
Sainsbury Wing Information Desk
Complete all the challenges on the National Gallery Young Producer’s trail to discover the location of the Wee Dram.

The Wee Dram
6.30–8.45pm
Complete the Trail mix to discover this secret outdoor bar by completing Train mix and get cosy with a Scottish tipple.

Highland werewolf
6–8.45pm
Gallery A
Are you hunter or hunted? Play this Victorian murder mystery game with a Highland twist, led by Ed Dickenson. Each game lasts around 20 mins.

Food and drink
All open from 6pm until 8.45pm
Scottish tipples, speciality cocktails, soft drinks, and snacks served from bars: Espresso Bar, Annenberg Court, and Gallery A.

(Challenge 25 in place, alcohol served only to those with valid ID.)

During the Burns Night Late we are offering a 10% discount on food at the National Dining Rooms and National Café, so why not try our special Burns Night set menu.