When we went into lockdown in Spring 2020, the O&E team had the difficult task of transferring their activities online. We got Zoom rep classes, entirely online projects (Check out Mr Blue Sky HERE) and were introduced the now in-demand leavers’ exit auditions. Along with this, and much more, Charlotte Ferry asked the SU what else we would like to see as part of the online offer. This is where ‘Piece of the Week’ came from! Suggested by our Education/ Activities officer Ellie Lee, it was a collaborative effort between O&E, P&P, the SU, Academic Studies and Heads of School.
Piece of the Week is what it says on the tin. We were treated to 20 marvellous pieces to learn and our fantastic academic staff provided interesting details and background information on the composers and works in question. The Nkoda links and videos can still be found on the O&E Moodle page HERE.
Below, you can find a round up of the 20 weeks (or you can check out the dedicated tab on our website). We have to say a HUGE thank you to Charlotte for putting this all together… we can’t wait to see what next year has in store!
Has been officially announced! Read on to to find out exactly what’s in store…
Well the cat’s out the bag… we’ve been working extremely closely with the RNCM to put on the best 2 final weeks possible. Even in the current, uncertain climate, we’re stoked at the line-up of events and truly think there’s something in there for everyone. From Picnics to Parties, we’ve done everything we can to make the end of term as celebratory as possible. It’s been a hard year and that means we have to celebrate hard to make up for it!
Re-unite is all about bringing the community back together again. Every night from June 22nd – July 2nd (Except June 23rd for reasons explained later…), The college bar will be BACK IN ACTION from 4 – 10:30pm!! We never thought we’d see the day where we missed Kaltenberg… how times change.
DeFreshers is the SU’s best attempt at putting on something relating to a Freshers week. Now of course we can’t put club nights on every evening, but we’ve pulled together some classic events and some new ones too… let us know what you think!
Wednesday 23rd June
In collaboration with the RNCM Netball Society, we are running a friendly netball tournament! Hosted at The Pitch in Media City, we will be meeting at the RNCM at 9am to catch the bus together and have a couple of hours of friendly matches (if we’re feeling fit enough). Sign up on Moodle – All abilities are welcome. Join the RNCM Netball Facebook Group to find out when you can pop along to a training session https://www.facebook.com/groups/724647704549163/
1pm Sports Day
More info about the contents of the event can be found HERE.
School of Composition
School of Keyboard Studies
School of Popular Music
School of Strings
School of Vocal Studies and Opera
School of Wind, Brass and Percussion
EVERYONE is welcome – come along to join in or support your teams! There’s an outdoor spectator area and an indoor bar. Bring your trainers!
Our classic Freshers event is back! All Postgraduate and above students are invited to take part in the event. Simply book a table on ASIMUT and come along! A great opportunity to meet fellow PG students, this one is always a hit!
EDIT: Due to Brodsky being unavailable, we’ve moved into the main Café area. This means sign-ups have been expanded to include all students regardless of your year/ course.
Friday 25th June
Finale of Green Week with Climate Action Society
All staff and students are welcome to join the SU and RNCM Climate Action society at Whitworth Park for a friendly game or 2 of Rounders! Sign up on Moodle. Followed by…
An amazing and FREE* Picnic created by the RNCM Catering Team. All food will be Vegan (and very tasty.)
*30 packed lunches only, first come, first served. (at Whitworth park)
Ticket sales end MIDNIGHT June 15th. Get yours HERE.
Monday 28th June
Postponed Party(rescheduled for Freshers’ Week 2021)
We had a smashing party lined up for you guys but unfortunately it won’t be able to go ahead in the timescale we’d hoped for due to the government announcement. Fear not though, it will make an appearance next academic year and you’re all invited! Instead, spend this evening bopping along with all our amazing pop course bands as part of Re-unite at the RNCM!
Tuesday 29th June
5:30pm Play at First Sight
Our newest event! We’re not going to lie, we totally stole the idea from Jeremy and Donald in the Chamber Music department. Open to Keyboard and Strings students on a first-come-first-served basis, this event will see us ploughing through some popular repertoire whilst having a laugh and a few drinks. Don’t worry, it won’t all fall apart as we’re being joined by Donald Grant, Harvey Davies and Petr Prause!
This event is sign-up only – check our events page on Moodle to get your name down.
NB. Signing up on Moodle does NOT guarantee a place in the event, you’ll have to be in the building too! You can do this by either booking a table on ASIMUT or relying on the walk-in service.
Thursday 1st July
It is what it says on the tin. Turn up and play!
You can either book a table on ASIMUT or rely on the walk-in service
8pm Jam Night
Our favourite! Come and join us for our final event as we bring back the Brodsky Jam to a bigger audience. We have a cracking house band (John Kelly, Cam Chin-see, Reb Palmer-Fenney, Ethan Gillespie and Eden Longson) who will be warming you up with a few tunes. Again, everyone is welcome regardless of instrument, experience or genre (in fact, the crazier the better!)
We hope you like the look of our events – remember, these are all surrounded by the programmed performances going on in the building too. Don’t forget that you can pre-book your seat in the building to get involved with the music and be part of the RNCM audience. All performances will be streamed to the cafe and concourses, so you won’t miss out if you’re not in the venue!
At the bottom of this blog is a simple floor plan of what the venue is going to look like… get your seats booked ASAP!