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Don’t miss out on these On The Rocks original events. Brainstormed by the OTR team, you can experience Street Performances, Poetry Slams, Poetry Pub Quizzes, Music Cafés, Tattoo booths and more this festival. Promising to be fun, but also innovative make sure to check them out! We chatted to the people behind the ideas:

Street performances

Describe your event in 3 words.

Spontaneous, interactive and unpredictable

How did you think up this event? Or was there something particular that inspired or made you want to put this on? 

I wanted to bring art out to the people, the locals especially, who may not realize how much talent and potential there is in the town.

Why are you excited about this event?

I’m most excited about the sunny weather forecast. If it’s sunny, it’s going to be golden.

 

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Poetry Slam 

Describe your event in 3 words.

Fierce, Witty, Notorious

How did you think up this event? Or was there something particular that inspired or made you want to put this on? 

The Slam has definitely been done before but I wanted for this one to be specifically OTR and a little different – we’re inviting the presidents of Inklight and staff from School of English to judge this one, and we’re giving out amazing OTR themed prizes. The venue, Rascals, has also always been used for Sports Events and it’ll be a breath of fresh air! There’s a lot of student battle glory to source from St Andrews and I wanted to concentrate it into one literary event to have a night of fierce verse battle and witty poetry.

Why are you excited about this event?

Naturally the poetry itself but also the prizes we have planned for the winners and the fact that we have the support of the School of English for this one! I’m really excited to have the audience AND experts judge the poetry this time!

 

Poetry Pub Quiz 

Describe your event in 3 words.

Competitive, genius, quirky
How did you think up this event? Or was there something particular that inspired or made you want to put this on? 

There’s never been a specifically literature themed pop quiz event and this was something i missed in my events calendar. It’s a little pretentious but it’ll be super great because all the lit nerds will fight it out to the death (of brain power)! Also, the prizes are fantastic for this one (cash + OTR goodies!) so that’s even more encouragement to come.

Why are you excited about this event?

I am really excited to host this event and have it as an extension of the School of English (we’ve invited staff and students), and give out all the cool prizes. Also, I can’t wait for the competitive atmosphere between the teams! It’ll be a great night :)

 

Music Cafe

Describe your event in 3 words.

Chilled alternative evening.

How did you think up this event? Or was there something particular that inspired or made you want to put this on? 

Music is Love and On The Rocks have been holding the Music Cafes for a number of years now and we are really looking forward to continue hosting these relaxing late-night events and showcasing some of St Andrews’ remarkable musical talent – the Music Cafes are a perfect representation of what On The Rocks is all about!

Why are you excited about this event?

People can look forward to listening to some of St Andrews’ amazing musicians and also experiencing the Old Union Cafe after-hours – think fairy lights, arts & crafts and, most importantly, cake!

 

Sharpie Tooth Booth

Describe your event in 3 words.

Sharpies. COLOUR. Tattoos.

How did you think up this event? Or was there something particular that inspired or made you want to put this on? 

We see tattoos on other people; basically they are walking art. I wanted to use the concept of walking art but to make it accessible to all. Also, it’s just fun to allow people to have temporary tattoos and try out different images.

Why are you excited about this event?

This event is on the street outside the Vic. It can be for anyone who walks past. Anyone who has ever wanted to try out a tattoo. And it will be visible. Colour and tattoos will be everywhere and spread through the town.

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