On Friday 4th December, Square 3 became very festive as the Societies Guild hosted their annual Winter Fayre. The event is always a really nice opportunity to have a break from essay writing and to enjoy this time of the year with all of your friends at University, before the majority of us go home for the winter break. There were loads of things to get involved in at the Fayre, but here’s a few highlights…
- Over 50 societies had stalls and sold anything from charity naked calendars to mulled wine. In particular, a lot of the cultural societies also sold items from countries around the world. Saffy, a friend of mine from Malaysia, bought me a delicacy of theirs; a curry puff. It was quite delicious!
- A few societies also performed at the event; singing Christmas carols or promoting what they have been up to over the year. French Connection performed some French carols and the Theatre Arts Society performed an excerpt from this year’s Pantomime “Jack and the Beanstalk” which is being performed next week. This is a picture from me performing a section from last year’s pantomime at the Winter Fayre. Of course, as you can see, I was playing an intensely focused ice statue!
- Father Christmas and his helpers were on hand to see all of the excited students in his very own Santa’s grotto. Visitors were invited to have a talk with the big man himself to make sure that they’re on his good list and to tell him about what they would like for Christmas. A few of these wishes are set to be selected and bought to life over the next week or so!
- A free photo booth also gave everyone a little souvenir to remember their evening by. There were items to dress up in and even some snow! Here’s a picture of me at the photo booth at last year’s fayre.
I hope you were able to go to this great evening, but if not then bare it in mind for next year!
Season’s greetings everyone!