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Grad Ball: Sarah Harding confirmed to support Tom Zanetti & K.O. Kane in The Cube

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Former Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding will support DJs Tom Zanetti & K.O. Kane in The Cube at Grad Ball on Saturday 10 June.

The Berkshire-born pop star will be hitting the decks to play an hour and a half long DJ set at our annual graduation celebration event.

The singer is best known for her role in the UK’s biggest-selling girl group of the 21st century, Girls Aloud, who achieved twenty consecutive top ten singles in the eleven  years they were together, before they announced their split in 2013.

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Sleaford Mods set to play Garden Court

» 27 April 2017 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Sleaford Mods set to play Garden Court

Nottingham-based punk-hop duo, Sleaford Mods, have been confirmed to play Garden Court on Friday 03 November.

Their punk-inspired, minimalist music style has been praised by critics, who have dubbed the band  “the most compelling live act in music act right now” (The Guardian).

With lyrics covering life in austerity-Britain, the pair’s music is reminiscent of Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder, The Fall’s Mark E. Smith and The Streets.

Tickets are £18.50 each, available to purchase from our Box Office at www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice.

 

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Update: Hindu Society make it through to the Battle of Bollywood dance competition finals

» 24 April 2017 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Update: Hindu Society make it through to the Battle of Bollywood dance competition finals

Following our blog last week, we are delighted to announce that Hindu Society have made it through the finals of the Battle of Bollywood dance competition 2017.

The group were given the opportunity to take part in a Facebook ‘like’ competition, battling it out to receive the most likes to enter the finals, which are due to be held in London next year.

Hindu Society President 2017-18, Divyansh Dixit, comments, “We’re absolutely delighted with the win and the chance to represent Southampton in the final for the 2018 competition. Hopefully we can make everyone proud and bring the … Read the rest

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WSA Summer Ball: Spectacular aerial performances, Moulin Rouge themed props and cocktails

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Prepare to be mesmerised with a dazzling aerial performance from a special guest at this year’s WSA Summer Ball on Friday 05 May at Winchester Guildhall.

Join us from 20:30, where we will be greeting the first 50 guests with a free glass of prosecco.

Enjoy decadent mouth-watering cocktails including The Gimlet and The Paloma available for just £4 each or 2 x £7 or enjoy a fruity Strawberry Satine mocktail as you watch our unique line-up of acts that take you through the evening.

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Grad Ball: Don Broco set to headline Garden Court

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We are excited to confirm Don Broco as the act to headline Garden Court for this year’s Grad Ball on Saturday 10 June.

The alt-rock four-piece, most famous for their single, You Wanna Know, have previously supported Bring Me The Horizon and Enter Shikari. Regulars on the festival circuit, the band have performed at Download and Sonisphere.

 

The band are set to play alongside a line-up of other live music and entertainment across our Union venues, including DJs Tom Zanetti and K.O. Kane, who have already been confirmed as the act headlining The Cube.

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Hindu Society represent our Union at the Battle of Bollywood dance competition

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Hindu Society performed at the Battle of Bollywood dance competition at Hammersmith Apollo, London in March.

A group of eighteen students made up the energetic team, who battled it out against 23 other Universities at the competition last month, following three months of rehearsals.

The society are calling for students to ‘like’ their performance video on the Battle of Bollywood competition Facebook page before the 21 April, as they compete to receive the most ‘likes’ to gain an automatic place at the 2018 finals.

Team Captain and former Hindu Society Vice-President, Karishma Patel comments, “I don’t think I’ve met a … Read the rest

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Joseph Lim and Sean Gilbody through to Chortle Student Comedy Awards Semi-Finals

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Southampton students, Joseph Lim and Sean Gilbody have been voted through to the semi-finals of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2017.

The students performed at the Southampton heat of the acclaimed awards in held at The Bridge on the 02 March.

President of our Comedy Society and Politics and Economics student, Sean Gilbody, won the heat, with Joseph Lim achieving the People’s Choice Award, securing them both places in the Awards semi-finals, held in London in May. The semi-finalists will battle it out at the finals at Pleasance One at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August in a bid to … Read the rest

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Chamber Choir wins trophy at 91st annual Southampton Festival of Music and Drama

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Our Chamber Choir society has won a trophy for the Class 130 – Open Adult Choir in the 91st annual Southampton Festival of Music and Drama on Thursday 16 March in Thornden Hall, Eastleigh.

The group performed a twenty-minute recital of four varied pieces including: “Ah, Sun-flower!” and “Adieu! Farewell Earth’s bliss” by Jonathan Dove, from his fantastic “The Passing of the Year” song cycle;  “E si fussi pisci” by Berio –  a light-hearted Sicilian love song; and “Crossing the Bar” – a poem by Tennyson, arranged for four-part harmony by Arbo.

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Performing Arts Societies’ members scoop 5 nominations at Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards

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Five members of our Performing Arts societies were nominated for the Daily Echo’s Curtain Call Awards in January. The Academy Award-style ceremony took place at Southampton’s Grand Harbour Hotel on Friday 27 January with more than 400 actors and theatre lovers in attendance to celebrate the achievements of youth amateur dramatics groups in the South.

The nominations are as follows:

  • Darius Timmerman (Theatre group) for his role as Moses in Animal Farm. Applauded for realising “his inner holy roller perfectly as this preaching crow”.
  • Charlie Randall (Showstoppers) received two nominations for his roles as Paul Muddle in Freelancers and Stephano
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Christmas Ballin’ – 8 Days to go!

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8 days to go until you can be ballin’ with your best ones at our huge Christmas blowout before the end of the semester!

Grab your housemates and course friends and let’s get merry to Philip George! Remember this banger?

Sip on a free glass of prosecco on arrival to get the party started as you browse a winter wonderland of festive decorations and surprises.

Sleigh the dance floor at our Silent Disco before Santa himself makes an appearance. He’ll be fulfilling your Christmas wish list by giving you a chance to take shots in The Bridge in our … Read the rest

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