Join us for our first panel in the Late Summer Lecture Series, featuring Claire Horton and Asha Hornsby speaking on Life, Death, and the Victorians! Claire will be giving a paper on mesmerism and its reputed side-effects including ‘ghost-seeing’, which was often discussed in medical circles, especially in relation to involuntary functions of the mind including dreaming, somnambulism, reverie, hallucination, and mental derangement. Claire will be exploring these ideas in relation to Charles Dickens and two of his works: A Christmas Carol (1843) and ‘The Signal-Man’ (1866), both of which may be read literally or as psychological explanations for ‘ghost-seeing’. Asha’s paper looks at mid-late nineteenth century vivisection debates and their representation in literature. Intriguingly, while the pages of physiological handbooks and anti-vivisection periodicals describe live animal experiments in detail, Victorian novels that feature vivisectors tend to shy away from representing such acts. Instead, novelists redirected their readers’ gaze upon the vivisector’s physical body which they suggested might unwittingly betray his otherwise unforthcoming interiority. This paper compares two little known propaganda stories with Wilkie Collins’s novel Heart and Science (1883) and explores how these writers tried to pin down their slippery scientists by using modalities endangered by the cutting-edge practices of experimental physiology. Claire Horton has been an English lecturer for several years and currently works at Lincoln University as an EAP Tutor (English for Academic Purposes). In addition, Claire is in the final stages of her thesis on Dickens and Memory, a project undertaken at Loughborough University, and is due to submit later this year. Asha Hornsby is currently a second-year PhD student in UCL’s English Department. Her research interests include Victorian poetry and fiction, critical animal studies, literary ecology, protest movements, and the history of British...
You're not going to want to miss this. Sports & Socs launches Wednesday 20th September and runs WEEKLY. Aimed at Sports Societies we're offering you the ULTIMATE FRAT PARTY! - £1.50 Vodka/Mixers All Night! - Beer Pong - Red Cups - HUGE RANGE of Drinks Deals! Sign up for FREE Entry and FREE shot here: bit.ly
A joint RISC and Engineers Without Borders event. Matthew Burnell presents a unique model of peace – ‘resistance through engineering’ – where sustainability meets the necessities of life and engineering breaks down barriers. Matthew is a UoR graduate who volunteered in 2016 with Comet-ME, an Israeli/ Palestinian organisation that aims to provide renewable energy and clean water systems for marginalised Bedouin villagers.
Hi Girls starting GCU, do you fancy joining a team? Or those students returning and are wanting to spice up your life? Whether you have played before or are completly new to the game, GCU Women's Basketball welcome all abilities and would love to see some new faces this year! Come meet us at our Come and Try on the wednesday 20th September in the the Arc! Put the date in your diary and come say hi! No doubt the team will be out in force hitting up the classic Wednesday night bamboo for a night out more details will be posted all welcome! If you can't make it, don't worry just keep an eye on our page for training times and updates or send us a wee message if you have any other enquires. Much Love GCU Women's Basketball xox
You are 11 years old. Your brother's older friend takes you to a convention. A comic convention. 11 year old you thinks it may just be your new favourite thing. Before (the line is lost) by Holly Gallagher is a one woman show about Cosplay and growing up on the internet. It addresses the world of comic conventions and consent both in reality and online through storytelling, autobiographical experience, and verbatim materials gathered through interviews with people of varying ages, races, and genders from the UK, USA, and Canada. This performance is priced on a Pay What You Decide basis (tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show).
Widely acclaimed as the best concert film of all time this screening of Stop Making Sense will have you singing and dancing along. Years before Jonathon Demme made Silence of the Lambs he worked with the band just as they were becoming a world phenomenon. Not just for Talking Heads fans.
It's that time of the month again! The Kings Cross Steelers are taking over the weekly Two Brewers quiz night. As it's the first quiz night of the season, we are taking the opportunity to introduce our new pathway to rugby boys. So bring £2, bring a mate, and bring some originality! Quiz on my face is so 2016.
Sin Wednesday One Off Freshers Week Special 🔊Commercial Dance Anthems mixed expertly by DJ Ben Dooks! This is Bens 1st time at The 'new' Piper and comes to us with some massive hype! ✅BBC Radio 1️⃣ Academy Resident (Hull 2017) ✅ Critically Acclaimed DJ & Producer check out his Soundcloud and Spotify for his massively successful remixes inc Callum Scott's 'Dancing on my Own' What to expect ⤵️ ⚠️Midnight Inflatable Drop... think palm trees, beach balls, dolphins, unicorns, guitars and many more ⚠️Confetti Cannons Free Entry before 11pm £3 after 🍹DRINKS FROM £1 ▪️£1 Shots ▫️£1.50 Spirit & Mixer ▪️50p Double Up ▫️£1.50 Bombs ▪️£1.50 Carlsberg ▫️Hooch £1.95 ▪️£1.95 VKs ▫️£2.00 Coors ▪️£2.50 Amigos ➖➖➖ 📍The Piper is located in the heart of Hulls student district #HU5 ➖➖➖ #alwayspiper
It's an absolute delight to welcome Polo on a Northern Radar billing. It feels like a long time coming. If you havent heard this alt pop trio before then you will fall in love immediately with the dark pop sound and the incredible vocals of Kat McHugh. Their recent EP 'Alice' is simply brilliant including lead track 'Gold Horizons' being an absolute banger. These guys are already doing great things and we have no doubt in our minds that greater, bigger things are on the horizon for them. facebook.comsoundcloud.compolomusic.co.uk TICKETS £4ADV
Bollynights UK, UCLan SU and 53 Degrees Proudly Present: Bollynights Preston Welcome to Preston and to the University of Central Lancashire. For freshers week we will be hosting a series of International Events. Wednesday 20th September at 53 Degrees join: Dj Avi (Spain) Dj Rohit (Manchester) DJ Manny (Birmingham) + Dhol drummers (Atish) in a bollywood night like no other! expect: Bhangra / Bollywood / RnB and BDM
Are you feeling creatively constipated? Petrified? Curious? ...Or comfortable with drawing but want to explore more?! This warm invitation is for you to come and set your inner creative spirit free in a safe, permissive and highly playful day of rediscovering your own innate expression through drawing, in a magical setting. We will be exploring natural impulses, true, natural expression and inner magic, on the page, through some wonderfully playful drawing exercises, building skills and confidence along the way. The only requirement is a willingness to give yourself the freedom to melt your fears, beat your blocks, make a mess and express! All set in the stunningly beautiful, homely and enchanted country setting of Sandwell Farmhouse. Drawing is a wonderful form of self~expression. It can open up a more playful, creative engagement with life, yourself and your intuitive, natural impulses and deepen your connection to your surroundings. Bring your curiosity... (No confidence or experience necessary) All materials and lunch will be provided. Places limited to 8. Date: Wednesday 20th September Time: 10~4pm Cost: £55 ***BOOKING ESSENTIAL!*** About the facilitator: Katz Cowley is a best~selling award~winning Children's book illustrator, now back in the UK after 16 years away in New Zealand & Australia where she established her career in illustration, and facilitating workshops. The ridiculously playful techniques she shares are ones she has used herself in breaking through her own creative blocks and learning to fall in love with the process of creating from the inside out. katzcowley.com
This extraordinary band, regarded as the UK's number one Pink Floyd tribute, are renowned for their stunning celebration of one of the world's greatest musical icons. Pink Floyd's Nick Mason describes the band as "Brilliant! - They are really good." In a recent interview on LBC the drummer commended Think Floyd and rather generously called them "better than we are". Think Floyd's return to Dartford will feature music from all 15 Pink Floyd albums. Starting with the 1967 classic The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, through the Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall, to the band's final release in 2014: The Endless River. Complete with an impressive laser light show this is a must-see for all Pink Floyd fans! For full dates and to book online please visit thinkfloyd.net The incredibly talented musicians who make up the Think Floyd show have managed to faithfully recreate all the atmosphere, visual magnitude and musical excellence of Pink Floyd live on stage. It's no wonder they have long been regarded as The UK's finest tribute to Pink Floyd. Find out more at thinkfloyd.net
WASTD WEDNESDAYS @ THE HAIRY DOG ~~~ METAL - HARDCORE - POP PUNK - DANCE - HIP HOP ~~~ ***BANDS*** Black Dog Anthem Something Wicked This Way Comes... facebook.com Hillwood - UK Taking influence from the golden era of pop punk, Hillwood combine the spirit and fervour of punk rock with undeniable instrumental and vocal melodies. A twin guitar attack and pile-driving drumming form the bedrock of their songs, with hooks which will stay with you for days. facebook.com The Honeymoon Suite 4-piece alternative/indie/pop/grunge or somet like that https://www..facebook.com/theh0neymoonsuite/ Distant Blue A 3 piece Pop Punk/Alternative band from Nottingham/Derby area. We have played in various venues around around the area and so far its been amazing! We love what we do and we make sure that everyone has a good time at our gigs. facebook.com ~~~ ***DRINK OFFERS*** ALL SPIRITS -£1 TO DOUBLE UP BUD / STELLA / VS BOTTLES -£2.50 £1 SHOTS ALL BOTTLES AND PINTS (5pm-8pm) - £2.50 ~~~ EVERY WEDNESDAY 8PM - 3AM DJ SET FROM ANDY SHAW FREE ENTRY!!! ~~~ ALL WELCOME, DON'T BE A ...
It's the 3rd Wednesday of the month and that means it's Seaside Swing! Taking you back in time to the 1940's, we play the best hits of the decade. From Louis Prima to Count Bassie to the divine Ella Fitzgerald, we know the songs to get your toes tapping!
Hello sailors! Our wonderful Steven Shannon has left us for views and thrills in the Irish Air Force this year (best of luck Stevo!), and Heather Heather Sword will be coming back to us next year! So... we need to have an EGM to elect a captain and social secretary! Everyone is welcome for what will be a lively evening starting at 8pm in the Lansdowne, with the EGM itself starting at 8:30pm, and then the rest of the evening spent on drinks and debauchery before heading off to congratulate our new committee members in the traditional way: on the dance floor of viper! If you're interested in running for captain or social secretary, prepare a speech and you'll be asked some questions on the night. :) Any queries about how to run, just speak to myself, and to Ruth or Steven about the respective roles. Dress code: dapper as fuck. Looking forward to seeing you there for another edition of democracy at GUSC!
COME & TRY RUGBY 🏉 GCU Women's Rugby are hosting a fun session full of touch games and much more! All abilities are welcome, we would love to welcome you into our team! Main hall in the ARC gym, on GCU campus! Meeting outside the hall @ 3:00pm. All you need is trainers 👟 Please don't hesitate to message our Facebook page or text 07825045515 if you have any questions 📱
EARLY BIRD TICKETS: £15 Honeysuckle Revue Burlesque, Dance and Cabaret Show The Honeysuckle Revue is a deliciously intimate cabaret and burlesque night featuring incredible performers and lavish, one-of-a-kind acts! Step into our softly lit, insence-scented boudoir and get ready to be bewitched... Get ready for glamour, smut and high-octane tomfoolery - be enchanted by star-soaked sorceresses and weird witchy women, ask to fondle the Goblin King's balls, tell your fortune on a tarot card and summon a demon or two as you sip on a glass of red wine and relax into the twilight. Featuring: - Lou Safire - Sally Oh Spitfire - Cheekykita - Pinky T'Boo - The Honeysuckle Sweethearts - Demelza Fox - Samantha Valentine Grab your best demon-summoning trousers and get your occult on this autumn at the Honeysuckle Revue. Earlybird price: £15 Advance regular price: £17 On the door: £20 18+ only
Alex Beharrell and the Members Few are hitting this place hard with some friends for a night of great music up close and personal Support From: The Peeps Yellow Bellies Doors open at 7:30 and its £3 entry on the door
“This place is amazing – it’s like Hogwarts for improvisers.” This September, join the award-winning Maydays improv troupe – and 60 other talented, creative people just like you – for five days of laughter and learning in a grand old house in the Dorset countryside. Each day you’ll pick from a taster’s choice of amazing classes, building your own curriculum based on the areas you want to work on. From short-form to Harolds, from Shakespeare to Sondheim, from cerebral game-y stuff to unhinged primal craziness, you get to choose your own adventure. In addition to all this amazing improv, accommodation and delicious food are all included, so it’s great value for money. Whether you’re new to improv, a seasoned veteran, or somewhere in between, you’ll come away from this residential week refreshed, energised and inspired. Come away with us. It’s an unforgettable experience. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN! Follow the link for full application info... themaydays.co.uk