On July 20th people will gather for a ceilidh at BHASVIC to swing their partners and show a warm welcome to refugees and other displaced people making a home in the city. Organised by Thousand 4 £1000, the event will be raising funds for the local charity to provide urgently needed housing to destitute refugees and migrants.
Run entirely by dedicated volunteers motivated to provide a positive local response to the refugee crisis since 2015, Thousand 4 £1000 organises events like this one to complement the regular monthly donations that it receives from supporters across the city. Those funds go directly towards housing costs that provide stable homes for people who might otherwise face homelessness. The ceilidh will be a mid-summer celebration of community spirit and generosity.
Renowned local band the Brighton Ceilidh Collective will be playing the tunes and calling the dances. The band has played everywhere from church halls to Windsor Castle and Goodwood. Caller Louise Wells says “all the occasions have one thing in common: they bring people together, help them lose themselves and their inhibitions and have a really fun night full of nonsense dancing.”
This event follows on from a sellout ceilidh in the same venue last year. There will be a bar and vegan-friendly Mediterranean cuisine from local caterers served in BHASVIC’s impressive main hall. Having an open heart will be more important than getting your steps right. As Wells says, “It’s important to us that we bring the ceilidh spirit - that wild, fun joie de vivre which puts everyone at ease. If you get the dances right too - then that’s a bonus!”
See you there!
Tickets here: https://bit.ly/2LcqCy6