Attending a pantomime as a student in St Andrews is a strange experience. Doing so by oneself is even stranger. Pantomimes are very much a family affair, so being the lone twenty-two-year-old in a sea of mummies, daddies, kiddies and grandparents made me feel slightly like I’d infiltrated enemy lines and was waiting to be discovered as an imposter. Despite this, the excitement in the theatre was palpable, children and adults alike enjoying the festive playlist and getting in the mood for this classic British tradition.
Revision week can be a dark and gloomy time. Christmas can seem both imminent and unattainable. Fear not, however, as Owl Eyes would like to recommend something that is certain to reassert your festive spirit: A Charity Christmas Concert, a new event organised by St Salvator’s Chapel Choir, taking place at 7pm on Thursday, 6th December, in St Salvator’s Chapel.
From thousands of twinkling lights, to multiple chocolate fountains and spirited Christmas music, guests truly fell down the rabbit hole at this year’s Mermaid’s Christmas Ball. Christmas Ball is always one of the most anticipated nights of the year, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Everyone was having a fabulous time, whether it was their first time or their fourth.
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Getting into the holiday spirit, this year I decided to make my own floral christmas decoration using eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is becoming my new favorite interior decorating plant. It has a beautiful matte green color, it’s versatile, and best of all, it smells heavenly.
Have you ever been stuck for a film or show to watch, or book to read? You know you want to desperately immerse into an alternate universe, but you just can’t find the “one”? Well, Bon Vivant has all the answers. Each week, we will publish an article in our Mood Swings series with a different emotional theme, providing you with the best on-screen and reading material to fit your every mood. Do you want the inspirational? The quirky? The depressing? Be sure to check The Bon Viv to find your fix.
For those luckily enough to find themselves with a weekend breather with deadlines and exam revision yet to set in, you might, like me, feel at a loss as with what to do with yourself. Should I stay in bed ad watch Netflix all day? Or should I get out and try to get as much fresh air as possible before being confined to the library? To help you plan your weekend for maximum fun and distressing, here are our top 5 things to do in this no-man’s land weekend.
This is coming to you from my bedroom where I’m tucking into a box of quality street my mum bought me, and listening to Michael Buble’s Christmas album and allow myself to fantasise about all the places I would love to visit this Christmas. So, without further ado, here are the 10 places that made the final cut.
Music is Love’s beloved Festive Bash is back! This year they’re bringing up the massive instrumental fusion band Fat Suit to headline the event. Fat suit are a Glasgow based band boasting something like 30 talented members and the “coolest merchandise of the year award” – they think – for a Rubik’s cube advertising their Rubix tour. I would have to agree with this claim. They are fantastically tight and I personally can’t wait to hear them live, check out their Michael Jackson Medley if you’re in doubt.
In less than a week St. Andrews is turning 602! How should we celebrate our favourite universities birthday? By donning our best gladrags and preparing to dance the night away at the 602 Ball, of course! Here is a little inspiration to fuel you’re creative juices and procrastination, getting you into the party spirit with razzle dazzle dresses and shiny shoes.