Joint birthday party for Robert Burns and Bob Marley in Dalston

Two cultures came together to celebrate the lives of two famous Bobs in Dalston this weekend.

Revellers raised their glasses to Scots poet Robbie Burns and legendary Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley at the annual 2Bob event on Saturday evening (February 5).

The night, which included a fundraising auction, marked Burns Night on January 25 and Marley’s birthday on February 6.

Guests at Anda de Bridge bar in Kingsland Road tucked into a feast of either haggis, neeps and tatties or ackee and saltfish with rice and peas, and danced to live music ranging from reggae to rock.

They raised a total of about �1,500 for Hoxton charity the King Bee Music Academy, based in Bridport Place.

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Organiser Steve Clarke said: “I was a fabulous night and a roaring success.

“It was the usual chaotic Scottish-Jamaican fusion, with lots of colourful characters.

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“We got fantastic support from everyone - more than we anticipated.”

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