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A Multicultural Rabbie Burns Afternoon Tea With a Twist!

23rd January at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Join Glasgow Women’s Library for an afternoon tea to celebrate Burns Night with readings of his poetry in different languages including Urdu & Arabic, multicultural folklore and storytelling from around the globe!

Rabbie Burns Afternoon Tea With a Twist, Sunday 23rd of January, 2pm to 3pm, Free, In Person, Pollockshields Burgh Hall.


From traditional ballads and romantic songs to humorous satires and thought-provoking poems, Robert Burns’ work is celebrated worldwide. Known for his love of Scotland, he often included landmarks and places in his writing. Looking towards Scottish women in poetry, we also want to celebrate their permanent place on the cultural map after many years of neglect.


Featuring special guests:

Rahit Zahid: Scottish based Urdu Poet who was the first person to translate the famous ‘Auld Lang Syne’ into Urdu with her work being displayed at the Mitchell Library. She has went on to translate further work of Burns in Urdu which will be published later on this year.


Shamshad Ghani: A women of many talents including singing, will be sure to get you off your seat for singalong to Auld Lang Syne in Punjabi!


Dress code:

Any attire with a splash of Tartan (optional)!



Afternoon tea will include a selection of teas, veggie haggis pakora, rosewater & pistachio shortbread, and other tasty treats!


(supported by the BEMIS Winter Festival Fund]



This event is now fully booked. To be added to the waiting list please email anemay.jack@womenslibrary.org.uk

This event is free and open to all. To attend, please book below you will be taken to through to a shopping cart but won’t be charged for the ticket.  If you would like to make a donation to Glasgow Women’s Library, you can do so here.


This event will be held at Pollokshields Burgh Hall, 70 Glencairn Drive
GLASGOW, G41 4LL. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Please check the venue websites for more information http://www.pollokshieldsburghhall.com/ If you have any questions please do get in touch at info@womenslibrary.org.uk



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23rd January
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267
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Pollokshields Burgh Hall
70 Glencairn Drive
Glasgow, G41 4LL
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