Posted on Thu 18 Oct 2018 at 11:24 by Christopher Carter
With the Autumn Elections still in full swing (make sure you VOTE before polls close at Noon tomorrow!), I’ve briefly swapped my Democracy and Development hats to give you a quick update on the entertainments programme here at the SU!
We now have a new member of staff dedicated to helping put on a range of Community Events, with a focus on students who may not engage with the SU as much as others do. Lindsey Kettle – who some of you may recognise from her previous role as Dirty Duck Manager – has already been working closely with our Postgraduate Officer, Ellie King, on a range of new initiatives for PG students, and is here to help groups of students out who want to put their own events on. If you have an idea for an event you’d like to see on campus, feel free to get in touch with her via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We know that many people were upset last term by the cancellation of the SU’s long-running rock & alternative night, Crash – however, Rocksoc have now set up their own event, MAYHEM, which gets its first outing this Saturday in Copper Rooms 2 and pledges “to keep rock and roll alive at Warwick Uni with a mix of metal, punk, indie and ska”. If you’re a fan of the heavier end of the musical spectrum, it promises to be a great night - tickets are available HERE!
Many thanks to everyone who sent us their positive feedback about the first REFLEKTOR event during Welcome Week - I’m pleased to announce that, due to popular demand, our acclaimed new indie night will return for a second outing later this term! The next event takes place on Saturday 17th November (Week 7) – more information and tickets are available HERE.
Following a hugely successful first term, JUICY is now a weekly event on Friday nights in The Terrace Bar, bringing you tasty cocktails and a soundtrack of RnB, Hip-Hop and UK Urban courtesy of local DJ legend Rae Dominique. Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks, too, as we’re also currently finalising plans for a new LGBTUA+ night in The Terrace Bar – more details coming soon!
Of course, this all comes with a caveat: namely, that these events are only ever as good as the number of students who turn out to them! As always, if you want the SU to be able to host a more diverse range of events, please make sure you make the effort to come out and support them – that’s the only way we can help build these types of nights up into becoming a regular part of the entertainments programme.