Local charity Chilypep is organising a Summer Ceilidh this month to raise funds for its vital work in empowering children and young people in Sheffield.
Taking place at the esteemed and spacious Crookes Social Club on Saturday 23 June, the event will feature live music from veterans The Well Dressed Band, who have become well-known on the scene since 1999 for their ceilidhs and barn dances across South Yorkshire.
While group dancing can be intimidating at first, ceilidhs always feature a ‘caller’, whose job it is to instruct dancers as to the songs play. The difficulty usual starts at beginner level before ramping up a bit later on.
There will also be a raffle, with prizes including food hampers, beauty and spa products, football and comedy tickets, merch from famous Sheffield musicians and plenty more. On-the-door tickets are £8 or £5 for concessions, with all proceeds going to Chilypep.
In case you need convincing that it’s a good cause, Chilypep’s work is centred around giving a voice to vulnerable and excluded young people in Sheffield, boosting their confidence, providing a platform for them to express their opinions, and helping them become empowered, active citizens.
Words: Sam Walby