Top 5 Sights & Sounds
- Disco Dave's questionable hairdo
- Our lovable Ents Reps snapping your photo
- Plain ridiculous fancy dress
- Shirts aloft to Baywatch
- 1000+ party-goers getting 'on it' to the theme from Grandstand… no, really!
On Wednesday nights we open the doors to a world of guilty pleasures by inviting you to scoff on a tasty slab of musical fromage. Disco Dave brings the cheese each and every week as we take a trip back through the decades that time and taste forgot, paying tribute to those sing-along retro classics we all know and secretly love.
Look out for big giveaways, fancy dress themes and special guests throughout the year at Pop!, the ultimate student spectacular!
When a ticket for circling is purchased, it brings up a pop-up box asking for your club or society name. On the day of the event, a report is then published which lists the people who have purchased circling tickets by their club/soc name. Based on this list, tables are allocated on a percentage basis - there will then be a list at the front door, by the tills or inside the venue foyer listing which groups are where and how many tables each group should have (e.g. ‘[Society name] in Rouge with 1 table'). You then go and get the number of tables and chairs you require and set up. You will need to start packing down the furniture at about 21:45 (or when you are asked to) so that the Venues can be ready to open for the actual event at 22:00. Your whole club/soc will be expected to help clear away the furniture and, if there are any issues with clearing down, you won’t be able to circle in future. There are only 600 circling tickets available each week - if you have purchased one then you are able to come and circle; if not, you will not be able to enter until the event starts at 22:00.
Circles drinks deals...
Carlsberg | Strongbow | Purple - All £1.70
VK - £1.70
Soft drinks and Water - All 1.70
In 1982, aristocratic family pop dynasty Dagenham Dave & The Disco Slaves were riding high in the charts with their renowned dancefloor anthem, "The Beat is Thumping (My Love is Pumping)". However, following a thoroughly embarrassing incident involving a badger, ten pints of stout and a reporter from the Daily Star, their upward ascent into pop’s higher echelons was cruelly skewered, ostensibly paving the way for a bunch of lightweight chancers like Showaddywaddy and Wham! to become icons of a generation.
The pint-sized child star of that family, Little David D’isceaux (nicknamed 'Ravey Davey' by an adoring music press), vowed to clear the name of his disgraced lineage and pursued an ill-fated career in pop music which reached a heinous nadir when his much-vaunted comeback single "Every Badger (Just Wants to Be Loved)" limped to Number 405 in the charts with just 13 sales. His career has now been relegated to the student market as he plots his great comeback to show us once and for all that his star will shine again…
If you have a nightclub; if no-one else can help; and if you can find him – maybe you can hire: Disco Dave.