Tab Tries: Architecture Social at Sanctum

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You may think the concept of a “scribble” party is outdated and boring – because it is.

But we were given exclusive access to what really happens when architecture students get down and dirty a la Christina circa 2002. It was actually quite a fun night, despite us not getting involved with writing obscenities on plain white Primark t-shirts.

The setting in Sanctum was the plush, swanky and tucked away in the basement of Signature Living Hotel. It’s located just behind the Metquarter shopping centre. How convenient.


The music that was playing in the depths of this venue was a varied mix of chart-toppers, deep house gems and your classic nostalgic anthems. Expect to hear Madonna, followed by Alex Adair and then some Jess Glynne one after another. Perfect place for our team at the Tab that love ravin’ it up but also can totally own all the words to Umbrella.

Architecture Society freshers and oldies alike seemed to be having a great time and it was difficult not to get in the spirit of the event – particularly when the organisers are running around pouring straight vodka into your mouth.

Everyone was pretty fucked by the latter part of the night and enjoyed taking photos in the photobooth. It clearly wouldn’t be a feature of the Tab Tries series without fully immersing yourself and your team in with the society, so I guess we had to get involved and take stupid photos and get even more stupidly drunk with them. We tried eh.
It does help that the drinks prices at the venue were pretty cheap with deals such as 2 for 1 on shots like Tequila and Sambucca, as well as 2 for 1 offers for VK, Vodka, Gin and Disarrano, on all night. Let’s be honest, as soon as you hear 20% off on Jagerbombs the night has well and truly begun and you’re anyone’s.

Rohan Kakad, organised the social and said: “The mission was to get the 1st years involved with the rest of architecture and for everyone to have a great time. Thanks to the good turn out, the fun venues and some really cheap drinks, the Scribble party was a resounding success.”


Buisiness Management first year Ben Seares loved the vibe at Sanctum and said: “Architecture socials make me wish I studied harder at A level.”

Forget Concert Square, explore more of the Cavern Quarter, and nurse a Sanctum-generated hangover the following day. By seeing how hard the Architects went, I imagine they didn’t leave the sanctuary of their bed for the majority of the next day.