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03sep7:30 pm10:00 pmHuntly Climate CeilidhClimate chat, food and dancing!The Square, Huntly, The Square, Huntly, AB54 8BR7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Organiser: Deveron Projects Event Type:Cultural, Arts & Social,OutdoorTheme:Community Engagement,Family Friendly
Deveron Projects and the Huntly Youth Climate Warriors invite you to the Huntly Climate Ceilidh! In the Gaelic spirit of the word ‘Ceilidh’ as a social gathering, join us for
Deveron Projects and the Huntly Youth Climate Warriors invite you to the Huntly Climate Ceilidh! In the Gaelic spirit of the word ‘Ceilidh’ as a social gathering, join us for an evening of sharing climate actions, worries and solutions and celebrating the commitment of Aberdeenshire’s young people to climate justice.
The ceilidh will take place in Huntly Square and will kick off at 7.30pm with the introduction of the Huntly Youth Climate Warriors and unveiling of a manifesto they have been working on with Deveron Projects artist in residence, Hussein Mitha. We will then carry on to dance the night away to the sounds of live music in the Square, accompanied by climate themed snacks, drinks, decorations and games the Huntly Youth Climate Warriors have made!
This event takes place on the weekend of the Huntly Hairst, a time where local food, producers, skills and knowledge is celebrated. Check out our other events we have going on, including a story-writing workshop with writer and artist Joana Avi-Lorie, and a Reading Room of texts collected throughout Hussein’s project.
The climate crisis is playing its part in financial stability, through such crises as the energy and cost of living. We are therefore committed to making this Ceilidh to be as financially accessible as possible and are using a sliding scale ticketing system to aid in this, with tickets priced as free / £2 / £5. To prioritise the accessibility of young people, please book a free ticket if you are under 25. For anyone over 25, please choose the ticket you feel you can afford (refer to the Eventbrite ticket descriptions if you need help). All ticket sales from this Ceilidh will go back into the Huntly Youth Climate Warriors’ future activities.
The Square is a an accessible area, usually used as a car park. Our wheelchair accessible toilet will be open in Square Deal, as will the public toilets on Castle St (which have a step up). The Square Deal garden will be open as a quiet space. If you have any dietary requirements or other accessibility requirements, please let us know.
With weather becoming increasingly unpredictable, it is hard to know whether we really will be able to host this Ceilidh outside! In the event of poor weather, we will continue our dancing and celebration in Square Deal.
If you are travelling to Huntly for this event and would like more information about transport or accommodation please contact the team: [email protected] / 01466 794 494
About the project
This event is a part of The World is Ours, In Spite of All, a project with artist and educator Hussein Mitha. The project, made in collaboration with young people, explores how climate justice can repair our world, considering education and its challenges in a time of climate emergency with an aim to cultivate an ethos of inspiration, cooperation, connection and solidarity to rise to those challenges.