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Night of the bard with valley group; Local news.

COLNE Valley branch of the Labour Party will be celebrating Scotland's immortal bard Robert Burns on Saturday . The party is holding a Burns Supper at the Red and Green Club in Bankwell Road, Milnsbridge.

Organiser Thelma Walker said: "The poetry of Robert Burns was tremendously radical and highly relevant to the present day.

"He was a champion of the poor and oppressed and a remorseless foe of tyranny and pomposity.

"His appeal was, and remains, universal: his poetry was on the bookshelf of many a Colne Valley handloom weaver in the early 19th centur y."

The evening will feature the traditional haggis with addresses and speeches, some of which may be slightly tongue-in-cheek.

There will be a light-hearted Spot the Scot quiz and other entertainment.

The event is open to all and costs PS6. Places must be booked via thelma.walker@hotmail.co.uk but tickets can be paid for on the door.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jan 21, 2014
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