Natasha Franks previews Xavier Ball’s launch event, which will be held Wednesday 16 September at the Vic.


Following a recent rebranding, the event formerly known as Bongo Ball has been retitled the Xavier Ball. Hopefully this means the end to articles calling it ‘the most racist event in St. Andrews’, and a new era for a ball that at its heart is supporting an important cause. Named for the Xavier Project, XB supports the St Andrean founded charity that lends assistance to refugees in urban areas of Kenya and Uganda. The tagline for this year’s ball, held in October at Crail Airfield, is “Bigger, Better, Brighter,” a glimpse of which will be seen at their upcoming launch event. At the event, guests can expect tropical house music and a speciality cocktail “the X”, a  creation described as “a sweet twist on a mango mojito.” Show your support for the Xavier Project by making an appearance this Wednesday evening at the Vic.

Natasha Franks

Featured image courtesy of the Xavier Ball’s Facebook page.