Welly Ball is coming up this weekend, and as one of St Andrews’ most-attended events of first semester, this year is guaranteed to be a hit. Taking place on Saturday the 11th of November at Kinkell Byre, the ball has increased their capacity and budget to accommodate 2000 guests at both the dinner and the after-party. There will be two music options, one in the main barn and one in the marquee. For the fourth year running Welly Ball will be supporting the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, and the committee is proud to announce that they have been awarded a prize for their continued contributions to this organisation.
The most unusual of dress codes in the most standard of St. Andrew’s settings. In my fourth year I couldn’t resist the one last time to give my social life some welly, at Welly Ball. Welly ball holds a warm place in my heart. Comfy shoes, a sparkly Kinkell and copious amounts of students (who aren’t all from St Andrew’s), what’s not to love? Even better is the fact that the Welly Ball proceeds go to supports the mental health charity Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. A charity that aims to educate on the topic of mental wellbeing, in particular, warning signs of depression. This is an important cause for all students to pay special attention to.
Welly Ball; the night of the year where the two things that St. Andrews loves so much are combined to make one perfect evening. As the official after party to the St Andrews Clay Pigeon shoot, this is a Ball with a difference. The attendees can ditch the stilettos, brogues and any other items of appropriate formal footwear, as (you’ve guessed it), the foot dress code is the Wellington boot, from Hunters to Joules in all colours of the rainbow. The evening is divided into a dinner and an after party, with 750 and 800 guests respectively, and this year’s headline act is “Model Aeroplanes”, with “The Black Sheep Music Society”, “Ali Ellis” and “Joe Jones” also performing. This year the event is being sponsored by Eden Mill Distillery and Emily Fruit Crisps and being held at Kinkell Byre which boats a beautiful and dramatic view of St. Andrews Bay and the North Sea, if you can drag yourself away from the dance floor long enough to look at it. With all proceeds going to the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, the evening promises the opportunity to eat, drink and be merry into the small hours in true St. Andrews style.
Still don’t know what to wear? Never fear, Owl Eyes’ fashion experts Victoria Skeie and Becky Knight have plenty of ideas for you. (Hint: they all involve wellies).