What better way to discover society activities than getting involved in taster sessions? Over the last couple of weeks, your Societies Officer has attended Halloween-inspired yoga, tabletop games and a rehearsal for the Wind Orchestra! Read about Chih-Hsiang’s experience here:
Yoga Society – Yoga Class (28/10/21) – 5:00pm-6:00pm
For someone who has never done any form of yoga in their life, this hour proved to be both extremely fun and challenging! With the soothing sounds of yoga music, the hour consisted of the training instructor guiding us through a number of Halloween-inspired yoga positions, many of which I struggled to hold. Despite my troubles stemming from my below average physique, the overall session proved to be incredibly fun and much removed from my traditional comfort zone. That being said, it might have been better if I had attended a beginners’ session rather than stepping right into the deep end! Thank you to Louisa, the President, for inviting me and helping me out on the day.
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Tabletop Games and Roleplaying Society – Board Games (03/11/21) – 2:00pm–10:00pm
With board games not being my forte, the friendly exec of the Tabletop Games and Roleplaying Society showed me some unique games that the society had to offer. Initially, we started with a simple but engrossing game called Skulls, which hinges on deception and wit. After playing a few rounds (one of which I managed to win), we moved onto the abstract, Jenga-like game called Junk Art. In this game, each player takes turns to make tall towers from misshapen pieces without it falling. All in all, this was an enjoyable experience and a calming way to end the day!
Tabletop Games and Roleplaying Society:
Wind Orchestra – Rehearsal (08/11/21) – 6pm-8:30pm
With their collaborative concert with Brass Society on the horizon, Wind Orchestra were in full swing preparing. I had the pleasure of sitting in on their rehearsal which was taking place in the Butterworth Hall. I enjoyed the charismatic conducting and dubious antics undertaken by the bassoon players, as many pieces were rehearsed by instrumentalists of the highest calibre.
Whilst giving me vivid (and slightly painful) flashbacks as to when I was part of my school’s orchestra as an incredibly below average violin player, it was refreshing for once to be spectating rather than participating. Overall, it was an entertaining evening and, as a result, I will most likely be attending their Autumn concert which is happening on 18th November!
For more information on how to get tickets for the Autumn concert (in conjunction with Brass Society), visit this page.
Thank you to Anna for inviting me to spectate!
Warwick Wind Orchestra: