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La Luna Social Club: Kitchen disco with a social conscience

The moon shone bright on the fifth La Luna party at Sidney & Matilda – a real hit.

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Jason Plews

In an apparent act of celestial conspiracy, the moon shone big and bright on the night of La Luna Social Club’s fifth gathering.

The ‘kitchen disco’ outfit chose Sidney & Matilda for this particular party, a venue which recently seems to have really come into its own. Having twenty minutes to while away before my party pal arrived, I felt totally at ease just hanging out by myself in a comfy armchair, soaking up the good vibes.

It’s worth noting that La Luna’s party train arrives at the station nice and early, so everyone can have a good time and be in bed by 1am. As a non-boozer at the ripe old age of 35, this is my kind of party.

By the time we hit the dance floor at 9:30pm, the downstairs room at S&M was abuzz with revellers spanning the decades, from students in their twenties right through to swinging septuagenarians. La Luna founders Dean Bargh and Sarah Wilson, and DJ Tim Lionel-Vinyl were our esteemed selectors for the evening and they did us proud, pumping out quality disco floor-fillers interspersed with lesser-known classics, and augmented with fruity flecks of funk. Yes. Please.

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Sarah & Dean

Jason Plews

La Luna likes to keep things socially conscious with a community feel, raising money for local charities through ticket sales. This time they raised an incredible £872.50 for Sheffield Women’s Aid, topped up by Sidney & Matilda to £1,000. This is their best collection so far. Chief Executive Hollie Venn had this to say: “We are always so incredibly appreciative of donations such as these – they enable us to undertake activities with our families that our usual budgets don’t stretch to.”

As you can tell, I have not a bad word to say about La Luna. It takes something special to draw me out of my flat in these weird pandemic-post-pandemic times, but I enjoyed every minute. Their next outing is happening on 30 April at The Dorothy Pax. Tickets are on sale now but be quick - they’ll sell out faster than Donna Summer roller skating to Studio 54.

by Felicity Jackson (she/her)
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