I feel like the societal activities have been a bit neglected on the blog but all that is now to change! Every now and again I'll be bringing you an update in all that has been going on in the world of ULIP's many clubs and societies.
A fair bit has been going on at Music Society lately. Firstly, we had the 'Music Society Goes Large' launch at a piano bar on Rue de la Huchette. Attendance was great, the music was nice and the drinks were reasonably priced. Top night.
Then we've had ULIP Choir meetings for the last two Fridays (at 12), headed by the multi-talented Nicola Runkee (pictured) and although my suggestion that we sing a couple of songs in the style of Oscar the Grouch fell on deaf ears, it's been great fun. Keep it up Music Society. ULIP Choir Meets at 12 on Fridays.
As the deadline for Parlons Issue 1 looms, articles are coming in at a reassuring rate and everything's shaping up nicely. If you have any questions you'd like to ask or articles you'd like to contribute, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Calum Paramor, Rosie Gillard or Sophie Small (hand pictured).
Theatre Society had its first meeting yesterday and, although attendance wasn't quite what it could have been, some very exciting plans were hatched, including the idea of ULIP Footlights-type thing (many fantastic puns such as 'Lumières de Pied' were suggested as a name). Along with lots of great ideas for content.
Contact Hannah Cartwright (pictured) to find out how you can get involved in acting/writing/all and sundry that is theatrical. Meetings are at 1 on Fridays.
LGBT have not been letting the grass grow under their feet either. They started, quicj off the mark, with a relaunch of the Society in the first week of university, hosted by the society's wise and venerable leader, Samuel Knight. The relaunch, featured distractions myriad with a 'Guess the Diva' musical (won, naturally, by Angel Rose) with shots given as prizes, a wheelbarrow drinking game (aftermath pictured), an angry neighbour and an after party at Montparnasse's Mix Club.
They've also been active on the cinematographic front, updates of which will be in the next issue of Parlons.
For information on the goings on of LGBT Society, contact either Samuel Knight or Elsa Hardman-Clark.
Gastronomy have been great and active recently. As well as a very active Facebook Group, there've been plans for a trip to Lyon (Oooooh), trips to Berko (the Cheesecake place) and a sumptuous array of food for Event Society's Fiesta Mexicana! Top work guys.
Pub Games Society have been wonderfully supplementing the work of the Events Society, with a 'Pub Quiz' Canteen event (which due to unforeseen circumstances ended up being in the Library) and a quiz following the 'Tenth de Octubre' Event, props to Neil Fulton and Hannah Cartwright, who devised and delivered both.
Vegetarian Society's entrepid band of eaters headed to La Chapelle for a sumptuous and reasonably-priced meal at Krishna Bhavan (a three course meal and a drink for 15 euros!), organisation by society head Annie Renn!
FC ULIP Coq & Bulldog
ULIP's football team continue to battle bravely Under the captaincy of George Willard, results have been mixed, with a loss and a win in the last two weeks. A degree of consistency is found, however, in the after-match ritual which, unerringly, consists of fast food and a trip to the Coq and Bulldog. The team plays every Sunday.
Wine Society, with its head Joe Thompson, journied to Bercy to sample the fine wines of the district.
Sadly, I didn't make it to the event but I hear that nice wine was drunk that didn't cost very much and, in the words of M. Thompson himself 'discussed general matters'.
Led by the kick-ass Stephanie Gales, the Self-Defence Society had its first meeting a couple of weeks ago which was, from what I understand, all spoken, it had a decent turnout and everything's looking good so far!
(Sorry about the photo, I don't have any from the event so I thought I'd make do)
For the last few weeks, Yoga have been attending a weekly free yoga session every Saturday with a great turnout and plan to carry on attending, along with a few other plans throughout the year!
Contact Abigaim Hilditch or Rebecca Anderson to find out more.
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