Five things you must do this week
1. Listen to The Tom Collins Show on Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm. There are loads of radio shows on Star, but The Tom Collins Show is undeniably the most […]
1. Listen to The Tom Collins Show on Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm. There are loads of radio shows on Star, but The Tom Collins Show is undeniably the most cryptic. This is mainly because the title refers to a boy who no longer studies here, who no longer lives here, and who has absolutely nothing to do with the radio show anymore. The perplexing but amusing nature of the show doesn’t end here. It describes itself as ‘Tom Collins means never having to say you’re sorry’, and ‘The first rule about Tom Collins is never talk about Tom Collins’. Don’t get it? Just listen.
2. With so many a capella groups at our university and global fame brought by The Other Guys, everyone wants a piece of a capella in St Andrews. The A Capella Society is starting an unauditioned a cappella group starting Tuesday in Younger Hall, from 7pm to 9pm. From breathing and blend to beat-boxing, The A Capella society have got it covered. They welcome a cappella virtuosos and beginners alike.
3. Children of Eden goes up this week in the Byre Theatre. A musical written by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell), it explores the tensions and conflicts found within families. Freely based on the story of Genesis, Children of Eden is a frank, heartfelt and even funny exploration of the age-old conflict between children and their parents. For an inspirational evening this week, tickets are £8 and on sale at the Byre and online.
4. Keep it unreal with Mr Scruff. Okay, so we know it’s Raisin weekend. But, after playing in what could be deemed the most prestigious venue in Scotland in Glasgow on Friday night, DJ Mr Scruff is coming to our little coastal nook (don’t ask why – we’re confused as well) on Saturday, and it’s gonna be unreal. Presented by B-sides, DJ Scruff is known for some serious DJ marathons (seven hours at Bestival this year). So spend your Saturday night in Venue 1 with Mr Scruff; he’ll keep you on your feet before you spend most of your Raisin Sunday on the floor… of a bathroom.
5. As you know, Raisin weekend starts in only a few days and Tesco’s Raisin stocks are already precariously low. Start prepping those stomach linings, buying up cava and hit the library hard this week to prevent post-foam stressays. FS is selling cans of foam opposite the Union and outside the Library this week to raise money for Muir Maxwell Trust. So if you buy one of their cans, you’re supporting a good cause and you won’t be that awkward fresher squirting shaving gel in the quad.