From the serious to the sublime: what to do, where to go, and why …
Earthquake Relief (15-18 February)
The Turkish and Syrian students of the University's MENA and Greek and Cypriot societies have come together to host a series of fundraising events this week for Ahbap, an NGO with more than 30,000 active members working to provide relief and support to those affected by the devastating earthquake in Southern Turkey and Northern Syria. Events will be predominantly hosted outside the Union.
Mermaids 2023: Antigone (21-22 February)
Mermaids are bringing Hollie McNish’s adaptation of ‘Antigone’ to the Byre theatre next week. McNish’s play is a contemporary reimagining of Sophocles’ classic tragedy. The story follows Antigone, who, “enraged by Kreon’s decree to leave her brother unburied … chooses defiance despite the grave consequences.” Tickets are £8, and can be purchased on the Byre theatre website.
Music Bingo @ Brewco (21 February)
Next Tuesday evening, the Surf Club will be hosting a “music-genre themed bingo” at BrewCo in order to raise money for the Wave Project in St Andrews, a local charity which promotes surfing as a form of therapy for children and young people. Prizes include changing robes and items from Wild Atlantic surf co, and the bingo will be followed by live music from BRINE. Tickets are £3 on the door.
SITARA 2023 (23 February)
SITARA returns to Falside Mill next Thursday night for their annual celebration of Asian lifestyle and culture through both modern and traditional art forms, such as painting, dance, performance, music, and fashion. Tickets are £75 (VIP) or £55 (standard), with 100% of profits going towards the charities UNICEF and SEEAC.
USAFF 2023 (2-5 March)
The annual University of St Andrews Folk Festival will be running over reading week, from 2-5 March. The packed programme includes performances, late-night sessions, open mic opportunities, workshops, student showcases and ceilidhs. Tickets for the full weekend cost £27 for students, and individual tickets can be bought on the day.