From the serious to the sublime: what to do, where to go, and why …
VS: SUMMIT (6 April)
Join VS Creatives this evening at the Vic to “celebrate the end of the year with a bang”. The event will be the group’s last exploration of the theme ‘DREAMHOUSE’, and promises a night of hip-hop, rap, trap, D&B, and funk: everything you could possibly need to escape the infinite horrors of deadline season. Tickets cost £9 and are available on FIXR.
Battle of the Bands (8 April)
The St Andrews live music scene has seen immense growth over the course of the past year. This weekend, it’ll be put to the test with “the biggest musical showdown in St Andrews History”; every student band in town will come together at the Union and competing (for what exactly, it is unclear. Bragging rights? A residency at Saint Sizzle?). Sure to be entertaining, tickets cost £6 and are available on the Union website.
FUSE (13 April)
Join the BAME Students Network next Thursday night at the Rule for a celebration of the talents of local BAME DJs. Hosted in collaboration with the brand-new Tower Collective, the line-up currently features acts such as Joshua Diri, Sophia Kantelia, ENI, A.K.A., with more yet to be announced. Tickets are yet to be released: keep an eye on BSN’s socials for further information.
SANDS Film Festival (14-16 April)
The international film festival of St Andrews, SANDS, returns for a second year. The festival consists of an immense weekend of film screenings and panels at the Byre Theatre: including showings of Rye Lane, Calendar Girls, Monsters and Men, and - the festival’s most-anticipated event - a screening of Big Night followed by a Q&A with (actual!) Stanley Tucci and Joe Russo. Further information can be found on the SANDS website.
Charity Polo Tournament (15 April)
The Charity Polo Tournament Committee invites students to join them “on your worst behaviour for the best event of the year”. Held once again at Errol Park Estates, attendees will have the opportunity to watch the Polo team compete - pitch-side, a bottle of champagne in hand. The event will be raising money for Help for Heroes. Tickets cost £45-60, and can be purchased on FIXR.