Sixties night aids church funds

Stewartry six-piece band Café Largo are helping to raise funds for their local church by holding a Swinging ’60s night.

The ancient parish church in St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, was designed by William Burn and built in the early 1800s. Fundraising for much needed renovation work has begun and Café Largo are just one of the first supporters of the mission to restore this historic building.

With support from Dumfries and Galloway Arts Live, the band will perform a Sounds of the ’60s night on 14 April in Kirkcudbright Parish Hall. The event will include a new repertoire of songs from the era of Mods and Minis, dancehalls and discotheques; ranging from the Beatles to Bacharach, The Stones to Sinatra, the Kinks, Dusty Springfield and many more.

Morton Event Support will provide lighting and use digital images to bring to life the decade that changed everything.

The evening begins at 7.30pm and dancing is entirely optional but includes opportunities for ballroom and Latin as well as just a good boogie or twist.  No dress code but there will be a prize for the best 1960s’ costume.

A church spokesperson said: “This event is the first of a new fundraising effort to start to raise the large amount of money that the church will need to renovate the inside of the building and bring it into the 21st century.

“It is hoped that the town will come and support this evening of fun, food, fizz and flower power to start the ball rolling.”

Tickets £12.50 each include a welcome glass of fizz and a buffet. No bar, so please bring your own bottle (and glass). Tickets are available from Thompsons, Kirkcudbright or online from HERE.