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Venue Update: The Shilling Club

OnCampus

The Shilling Club is now available exclusively as a venue for your events and gatherings, with catering and bar services provided by OnCampus.

We’ve updated our catering menus to include some of the items formerly provided by The Shilling Club and we’ll have their famous scones available daily from The Foundry.

The central campus location makes The Shilling Club the perfect venue for your next meeting, conference or event. Fully licenced and with barista coffee facilities. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and package to suit you.

A message from the UCSA’s OnCampus Team.

Torpedo7-UCSA Friends and Family sale begins soon

Torpedo7’s UCSA Friends and Family sale starts soon! Stock up on outdoor gear for the winter, or get extra organised and plan for next season. The promotion begins 24 June 2020.

Download the leaflet for more information about how to redeem discounts. (1.33MB)

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Leaflet containing promotional information

The Noel Leeming Friends and Family Deal is Back

Noel Leeming Friends and Family SaleThe Noel Leeming (Riccarton) Friends and Family deal has started, so now’s the perfect time to grab a bargain.

All UC staff and students (as well as their friends and family) can take advantage of the deal, so spread the word. The promotion runs from 8–21 June 2020.

As an added bonus, +2.5% of total sales will go towards the University of Canterbury Students’ Association.

View the PDF leaflet for more information, including T&Cs: Noel Leeming Riccarton’s Friends and Family Sale (324KB)

School of Music – Together Again in Concert

The School of Music is delighted to be back TOGETHER AGAIN in concert on June 22 in The Great Hall at the Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora. This concert is the first in a series of three concerts that form part of the Arts Centre Chamber Series – in association with UC.

To celebrate being back in the same place together, this concert programme will be feature bright lights from the baroque firmament. Led by local Baroque master musician, Tomas Hurnik, and UC Head of Performance, Mark Menzies, this programme will feature a sparkling array of musicians from the School of Music and our wider community.

The concert programme will feature something for everyone. Although perhaps a lesser known composer of this era, Georg Muffat is one of the driving figures in the evolution of the baroque style. His concerto grosso, Propitia Sydera, gives the theme of this dramatic concert – Bright Stars.

Vivaldi is one of the most well-loved and well-known baroque era composers. His La Notte recorder concerto continues the night theme, and in a more unnerving way: one section is titled “Fantasmi” and the work in general seems to ruminate in the dark shadows of night. This work will feature one of the bright stars of the School of Music, Lily Doak.

Certainly there were no brighter stars in the 1960’s than the Beatles and, as is inventively laid out by Peter Breiner’s Beatles go baroque concerto grosso, it is clear that the musical construction of Beatles’ songs are themselves baroque in craft. The humour present matches the gorgeously frothy spirit of Johann Heinichen’s Overture, and Telemann’s Recorder “concerto” styled overture that make up the rest of the performance.

As well as a gorgeous group of strings – made up of most of the string players from the School of Music – this concert will include a harpsichord, played by UC Alumni, Daniel Cooper. If you haven’t seen or heard a harpsichord being played before, you are in for a real treat.

The Great Hall fireplace will be lit, all the appropriate precautions to protect your health and safety will be taken, the entrance price is low, the music virtuosic. Come and join us for what promises to be a wonderful evening back TOGETHER AGAIN!

Concert details:

This concert is presented in cooperation with the Baroque Music Community and Educational Trust of New Zealand. N.B This concert will be a similar programme to a concert presented the previous day at The Piano.

 

The Foundry bar reopens on campus

The UCSA is thrilled to announce that from Thursday 21 May, The Foundry bar will reopen on campus.

The Foundry will be operating under new hours, 4PM til 10PM Monday to Friday. We’ll also have new safety measures in place in response to COVID-19.

The Team will be serving from our regular menu, which includes all your favourites like Thai chicken salad, Foundry fried chicken and delicious share platters.

As well as menu favourites, The Foundry Quiz Night will also be making a return to campus on Tuesdays from 7pm. Sign up to The Foundry’s Facebook page for the latest updates.

Finally we want to thank the UC community for your ongoing support these past few months. It’s massively appreciated, and we’re looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

The Foundry
The Foundry will reopen from 4pm Thursday 21 May.

 

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The Foundry is located on UC’s central campus in Haere-roa, 90 Ilam Road.