The Saint highlights the hottest events of the week.
Reclaim the Night 2022 (24 November 2022)
The annual Reclaim the Night march will be happening tonight from 6pm, with protesters meeting in St Salvator’s Quad and following a route across town. The march is in protest of gender based violence and aims to highlight how, for marginalised genders, the streets are still not a safe place to be. This year, the organising groups seek to spotlight the importance of intersectionality in this movement.
VS23 Launch Party (24 November 2022)
VS creatives will be holding their streetwear fashion show launch party tonight at the Vic. A night of ‘fashion, dance, and music’, the group will be introducing attendees to this year’s models and providing a flavour of what is to come at the group’s fashion show next semester. Committed to affordability, tickets for the launch are £16 and £8 for the afterparty and can be bought on FIXR.
The Big Hoolie (26 November 2022)
St Andrews Day celebrations will be taking place across town this Saturday with The Big Hoolie. From 11.30-15.30 there will be a community market, music, and dance performances taking place on South Street; from 17.30 there will be live music and the annual ceilidh all the way down the street; and from 19.45 there will be a torch parade to West Sands for fireworks. For more info, check out @fellowshipsta.
Mermaids Christmas Ball (27 November 2022)
A St Andrews staple, the Mermaids Christmas Ball returns this weekend with the theme ‘The Polar Express’. Held at Kinkell Byre, the evening promises to be as magical as ever, with the committee known for their attention to detail and commitment to a theme. Guaranteed to be a wonderful way to celebrate the end of the semester and get ready for the holiday season!
Balgove Night Market (6 December 2022)
Head down to Balgove Larder on 6 December to get ahead of your holiday shopping against a background of festive live music, seasonal good food, and plenty of mulled wine. The Christmas Night Market is returning for the first time post-COVID, and will be showcasing goods from a variety of local creatives and producers. The market is free to attend for all.