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Auld Lang Science

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Adult Event £32.50 Table of 10 £300.00

This event is no longer running

Set aside: 4 hours
Who is it perfect for: Adults Age restriction: 18+ only
Adult Event £32.50 Table of 10 £300.00
Included in your admission ticket
Set aside: 4 hours
Who is it perfect for: Adults  Age restriction: 18+ only
Event details

Join us for a proper Scottish party this Burns Night, as we celebrate Scotland’s national poet. We might not be north of the border, but you’re sure to have a night to remember as we blend traditional Burns Night revelry with a few science twists. 

Start off your evening with the sound of bagpipes, a wee dram of whisky and some delicious canapés, followed by a sumptuous supper of haggis, neeps and tatties. Then dance the rest of the night away in true Scottish style with some ceilidh dancing to the sounds of top North East ceilidh band Angels of the North.

We want to see bonnie lasses and dashing lads having a belter night – kilts optional! 

Arrival canapés:
Venison carpaccio and forest fruits
Smoked salmon blini
Black pudding bon bon
Mini haggis sausage rolls
Mini mushroom and whisky mousse tarts (v)

Haggis, Clapshot mash, swede purée and whisky cream sauce
Veggie haggis, Clapshot mash, swede purée and whisky cream sauce (v)

Cranachan panna cotta (GF)

To book call (0191) 243 8216 or book your tickets online.
Terms & Conditions
Please use the Life Meeting & Events entrance on Central Parkway. Parking is available nearby at Times Square Car Park. Postcode for Sat Nav: NE4 7AD.
Start time: 7pm. End time: Midnight
Age Suitability: 18+
Groups of less than 10 may be seated with other parties.
Only alcohol purchased from Life Meeting & Events can be consumed on the premises
Sorry but late comers may not be admitted.
Your use of and purchase of tickets is governed by the Terms and Conditions as set out on the Life website.
It is your responsibility to check, prior to purchase, that the information you have supplied to us in respect of your online ticket requirements is accurate. We are only responsible for issuing online tickets in accordance with the information you provide. Once purchased, the date for which your ticket has been purchased cannot be changed. Payments for tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are only valid for the date stated upon them. 
On arrival at Life, the following will be required:
  • Appropriate proof of entitlement to any discounted ticket rate claimed (such as NUS card or Annual Pass card) for each person to be admitted under the ticket. You may be asked to pay the full admission price or refused entry in the instance of proof not being available.
  • The name and booking reference number (provided at the time of purchase).
No online ticket may be resold without the prior written consent of Life. If any person attempts to enter Life with a ticket that has been resold without Life’s written consent, Life may refuse entry and no compensation is payable to that person by Life.

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