21-year-old Cara Vallance from Dumfries, who is now a student at Queen Margaret University is organising an event for young people in Dumfries and Galloway who missed out on their prom night due to the pandemic.
She approached organisers of Big Burns Supper and asked them if she could stage a prom night party where everybody could stick on their prom clothes and relive an important moment for high school leavers. As a result, the event is being created for 18 to 21 year olds who may have missed out on their school’s formal leaving celebrations.
“Prom Night Party” is an event that will take place during the 2022 festival, and will include two live music acts, a DJ set, a photo booth, hot food, free professional photography, a karaoke room, and an adult bounce castle.
Cara is looking for anyone who wishes to help organise the event, as well as young bands or artists who would like to play in the Spiegeltent during the event, on Thursday 27th January 2022.
Trainee Producer, Cara says:
“This is a fantastic opportunity for young people, especially after the past 2 years with the stress of exams during a pandemic, and then heading off to university or college. Prom is a brilliant opportunity to say goodbye and welcome a new chapter in their life and young people really need this experience! Our young people need to make memories that will stay with them for life, despite it being two years later.”
18 to 21 year olds from across the region invited to attend their lost prom night
Open call for young musicians and bands to perform as part of the event
Tickets are available via www.bigburnssupper.com, in person at the Creative Hub in the Loreburne Shopping Centre or by calling 01387 733717.