Welcome

Welcome

From your first day, we’re here to help you feel at home; from finding lifelong friends, to trying a brand new activity or hanging out with your housemates at one of our events, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy.

Activities and events have looked quite different over the last year. But this year we’re hoping to be back, better than before for an awesome Freshers’ Fortnight. We are at the heart of student life in Cardiff and we want to make sure you have every opportunity to get to know the city around you, make friends, memories and ensure you kick off your time at Cardiff University in the best way possible.

Are you excited to get started? Head over to our Love Cardiff store online to grab your branded Cardiff University hoody, browse around our website to read up on all the opportunities available, and don’t forget to join our Facebook groups to start getting to know some new friends.

Daytime Events

Daytime Events

This year you can expect lots of in-person daytime events to help you familiarise yourself with your Students’ Union, the services we offer and the brand new city around you! Get to know our 200+ societies, 60+ sports clubs and Cardiff Volunteering team with our Freshers’ Fairs where you can also pick up some exciting freebies!

Explore the city around you and beyond with Give It A Go who offer a variety of day trips to places such as Cardiff Castle and Barry Island. Give It A Go are also behind our taster sessions, so if you see a club or society that piques your interest but you’re not quite sure, you can sign up to one of their sessions.

We know that some of you may need to isolate when you arrive at University or you may not be ready to go out and socialise just yet, which we completely understand. That is why we will be hosting a variety of virtual events so you can enjoy Freshers’ Fortnight from the comfort of your own home (loungewear optional).

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(Returners Event)
Thu 9 Sep 2021

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TAF OPENS!

(Returners Event)
Sun 12 Sep 2021

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SUNDAY ROAST

(Returners Event)
Mon 13th Sep 2021

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50% OFF IN THE TAF

Book a table - The Taf

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Download our app

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Freshers' Fairs

Tue 28 Sep 2021

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Day 1

Wed 29 Sep 2021

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Day 2

Thu 30 Sep 2021

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Day 1

Fri 1 Oct 2021

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Day 2

Sat 2 Oct 2021

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Heath at Cathays

Give it a Go Events

Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour - 22nd @ 12noon
22nd September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour - 22nd @ 1pm
22nd September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour - 22nd @ 2pm
22nd September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour - 22nd @ 3pm
22nd September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour - 22nd @ 4pm
22nd September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 23rd @ 10am
23rd September
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 23rd @ 11am
23rd September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 23rd @ 12noon
23rd September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour @ 23rd @ 1pm
23rd September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 23rd @ 2pm
23rd September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 23rd @ 3pm
23rd September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour 23rd @ 4pm
23rd September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 24th @ 10am
24th September
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 24th @ 11am
24th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 24th @ 12noon
24th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour 24th @ 1pm
24th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 24th @ 2pm
24th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 24th @ 3pm
24th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour 24th @ 4pm
24th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Mature Students Association Mature Students' Social
24th September
The taf (SU)
Hello! Shwmae! his is our first social of the year! Meet other Cardiff Uni mature students and join us for food and drinks!
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 25th @ 10am
25th September
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 25th @ 11am
25th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 25th @ 12noon
25th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour 25th @ 1pm
25th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 25th @ 2pm
25th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour - 25th @ 3pm
25th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour 25th @ 4pm
25th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 26th @ 10am
26th September
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 26th @ 11am
26th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour 26th @ 1pm
26th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 26th @ 2pm
26th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 26th @ 3pm
26th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour 26th @ 4pm
26th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go Film Night - Mamma Mia
26th September
The Lounge, SU 3rd Floor
Come and join us for a relaxing film night!
Give It A Go Cardiff Bay Visit 27th @ 9:30am
27th September
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 27th @ 10am
27th September
Give It A Go FREE Heath Campus Tour - 27th @ 11am
27th September
Hospital Concourse
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 27th @ 11am
27th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go City Bus Tour 27th @ 12 noon
27th September
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 27th @ 12noon
27th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour - 27th @ 1pm
27th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Heath Campus Tour - 27th @ 2pm
27th September
Hospital Concourse
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 27th @ 2pm
27th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go IKEA - Shopping Trip 27th @ 2pm
27th September
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 27th @ 3pm
27th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour 27th @ 4pm
27th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 28th @ 10am
28th September
Give It A Go FREE Heath Campus Tour - 28th @ 11am
28th September
Hospital Concourse
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 28th @ 11am
28th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 28th @ 12 noon
28th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour 28th @ 1pm
28th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Heath Campus Tour - 28th @ 2pm
28th September
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 28th @ 2pm
28th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 28th @ 3pm
28th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour 28th @ 4pm
28th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Cardiff LINKS Cardiff LINKS Save A Life September
28th September
Zoom
Would you know what to do?
Give It A Go Film Night - Thor Ragnarok
28th September
The Lounge, SU 3rd Floor
Give It A Go Cardiff Bay Visit
29th September
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 29th @ 10am
29th September
Give It A Go FREE Heath Campus Tour - 29th @ 11am
29th September
Hospital Concourse
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 29th @ 11am
29th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go City Bus Tour
29th September
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 29th @ 12 noon
29th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go Welsh Cake Making
29th September
The Lounge, SU 3rd Floor
Join us during Freshers’ 2021 and indulge yourself in the Welsh culture with some Welsh Cake making.
Give It A Go National Museum Trip
29th September
Box Office, SU Ground Floor
Give It A Go City Centre Tour
29th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go Cardiff Castle Visit
29th September
Box Office, SU Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Heath Campus Tour - 29th @ 2pm
29th September
Hospital Concourse
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 29th @ 2pm
29th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go IKEA - Shopping Trip
29th September
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 29th @ 3pm
29th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go Welsh Language Taster Session
29th September
Boardroom, SU 3rd Floor
Come and learn a spot of the Welsh language with us now that you are going to be living here for the next few years!
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour 20th @ 4pm
29th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Medics Squash Club Medics Squash Give it a Go! 29th September @ 16:00
29th September
Talybont Sports & Social Centre
Come give squash a go! Anyone and everyone is welcome!
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 30th @ 10am
30th September
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 30th @ 11am
30th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 30th @ 12 noon
30th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour 30th @ 1pm
30th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 30th @ 2pm
30th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 30th @ 3pm
30th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour 30th @ 4pm
30th September
Box Office, Ground Floor
Lawyers Without Borders Society Lawyers Without Borders Social Debate
30th September
CUSU 3a
Cardiff LINKS Cardiff LINKS Save A Life September
30th September
Zoom
Would you know what to do?
Give It A Go Film Night - Moana
30th September
The Lounge, SU 3rd Floor
Chaos Society Physics freshers’ bar crawl
30th September
Vulcan Lounge, 2 Wyeverne Rd, Cardiff CF24 4BH
Give It A Go Cardiff Bay Visit
1st October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 1st @ 10am
1st October
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 1st @ 11am
1st October
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go City Bus Tour
1st October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 1st @ 12 noon
1st October
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go Welsh Cake Making
1st October
The Lounge, SU 3rd Floor
Join us during Freshers’ 2021 and indulge yourself in the Welsh culture with some Welsh Cake making.
Give It A Go National Museum Trip
1st October
Box Office, SU Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour 1st @ 1pm
1st October
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go Cardiff Castle Visit
1st October
Box Office, SU Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 1st @ 2pm
1st October
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go IKEA - Shopping Trip
1st October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 1st @ 3pm
1st October
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go Welsh Language Taster Session
1st October
Come and learn a spot of the Welsh language with us now that you are going to be living here for the next few years!
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour 1st @ 4pm
1st October
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go Rhossili
2nd October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Explore the beautiful South Wales coastline!
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 2nd @ 10am
2nd October
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 2nd @ 11am
2nd October
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go St Fagans Trip
2nd October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 2nd @ 12 noon
2nd October
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour 2nd @ 1pm
2nd October
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Students' Union Tour 2nd @ 2pm
2nd October
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE Cathays Campus Tour 2nd @ 3pm
2nd October
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go FREE City Centre Tour 2nd @ 4pm
2nd October
Box Office, Ground Floor
Give It A Go Caerphilly Castle and Town visit
3rd October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Get to know the surrounding area on a trip to Caerphilly!
Give It A Go Barry Island Trip
3rd October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Art Society GIAG Museum Scavenger Hunt Trip @ 13:00
3rd October
National Museum Front Entrance, CF10 3NP
Tag along for a tour of National Museum Cardiff! Meet new people, get inspired by new art and work on a drawing of your own! Just bring yourself and we will bring along any drawing supplies you may need. See you there!
Art Society GIAG Museum Scavenger Hunt Trip @ 15:00
3rd October
National Museum Front Entrance, CF10 3NP
Tag along for a tour of National Museum Cardiff! Meet new people, get inspired by new art and work on a drawing of your own! Just bring yourself and we will bring along any drawing supplies you may need. See you there!
Give It A Go Film Night - Rocketman
3rd October
.The Lounge, SU 3rd Floor
Give It A Go FREE Heath Campus Tour - 4th @ 2pm
4th October
Hospital Concourse
Give It A Go FREE Heath Campus Tour - 5th @ 2pm
5th October
Hospital Concourse
Engineers without Borders Society EWB Mini Design Challenge
5th October
Zoom
Cardiff LINKS Cardiff LINKS GIAG
5th October
Language and Linguistics Society Treasure Hunt
6th October
Meeting outside John Percival building gates
Give It A Go FREE Heath Campus Tour - 6th @ 2pm
6th October - 6th November
Hospital Concourse
Medics Squash Club Medics Squash Give it a Go!
6th October
Heath Sports & Social Club
Come give squash a go! Anyone and everyone is welcome!
Engineers without Borders Society EWB Mousetrap Cars
6th October
ENGIN Forum, Queens Building
Cardiff LINKS Cardiff LINKS GIAG
7th October
Give It A Go Jurassic Coast
9th October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
A day out exploring the natural beauty of the Jurassic Coast.
Business School Society Business School Society Get Together
9th-18th October
3C
Give It A Go Waterfall Walk
10th October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Connect with nature on a trip to the beautiful waterfalls of the Brecon Beacons - not one to miss if you love to photo opportunity!
Give It A Go Margam Park and Castle
17th October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Beautiful gardens, an abbey and even a haunted house - all in one!
Medics Squash Club Medics Squash Give it a Go!
20th October
Heath Sports & Social Club
Come give squash a go! Anyone and everyone is welcome!
Give It A Go Stonehenge & Salisbury
23rd October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Instantly recognisable, join us on a trip to Stonehenge, arguably the UK's most famous ancient monument.
Give It A Go Pumpkin Carving
28th October
A Halloween tradition!
Give It A Go Playzone Halloween - Swansea
29th October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Playzone - but for adults!
Give It A Go Rhossili
30th October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Explore the beautiful coastline of South Wales.
Give It A Go Glastonbury & Wells
31st October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Enchanted Glastonbury & the tiny Cathedral city of Wells make for a lovely day out in the heart of England's South West.
Give It A Go Stratford-upon-Avon
6th November
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Home of Shakespeare - join us to historic Stratford-upon-Avon.
Give It A Go Bicester Shopping Village
7th November
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
A day of some of the best shopping in the UK!
Give It A Go Oxford
7th November
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
One of the UK's best known cities, Oxford is bursting with history and culture.
Give It A Go Bath
13th November
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
A UNESCO World Heritage City. Enough Said.
Give It A Go Stonehenge & Salisbury
14th November
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Instantly recognisable, join us on a trip to Stonehenge, arguably the UK's most famous ancient monument.
Give It A Go Cambridge
20th November
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Beautiful colleges, great shopping, punting... A great day out in one of the UK's most prestigious cities.
Give It A Go Swansea Bay and City Centre
21st November
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
The next city along - join us for a day out in Swansea!

Evening Events

Evening Events

Our legendary in-house pub The Taf will be reopening its doors this September with delicious food, awesome drinks deals and exciting evening events! Known as your friendly student local, The Taf hosts weekly events from Twosdays with 2|4|1 on pizzas and cocktails, live sport, live music and the popular Taf Quiz. This September will also see the return of The Taf’s epic Sunday Roast, a must-have after a Saturday night in Y Plas! You can book a table for The Taf here.

This Freshers you can also experience a variety of evening events away from the club night shenanigans and a number of alcohol-free events, including cosy film nights in The Lounge, Comedy Night with Comedy Central and live music.

While we plan all the fun, we do ask that you book a table where possible before you attend and download our app so that you can enjoy your whole evening from the comfort of your designated table.

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(Returners Event)
Thu 9 Sep 2021

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TAF OPENS!

(Returners Event)
Fri 10 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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TAF KARAOKE NIGHT

(Returners Event)
Sat 11 Sep 2021

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VK MADNESS

(Returners Event)
Sun 12 Sep 2021

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SUNDAY ROAST

(Returners Event)
Mon 13th Sep 2021

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50% OFF IN THE TAF

(Returners Event)
Tue 14 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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LIVE MUSIC

(Returners Event)
Thu 16 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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(Release 1) SOLD OUT
(Release 2) SOLD OUT

Tue 21 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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Thu 23 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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(Release 1) SOLD OUT
(Release 2) SOLD OUT

Tickets

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£10.00 (Final-Release)

Sun 26 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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£5.00 (Advance)

Thu 30 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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(Release 1) SOLD OUT
(Release 2) SOLD OUT

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£10.00 (Final-Release)

Club Nights

Club Nights

We are home to the official Cardiff University Freshers’ club nights, brought to you in style in our very own nightclub, Y Plas. All of our events are tailored specifically to our amazing students, so get ready to meet a lot of new faces on the dancefloor and behind the bar; seriously, you won’t find an adult for miles! We are also home to one of the longest bars in Wales and known for our status as number 1 consumer for VK in the in the Universe!

This September we’ll be hosting a range of events where you can dance the night away until the early hours, this year we’re going all out. Experience the return of legendary student club nights, YOLO and JUICE and get involved with Freshers’ traditions like Ice Breaker, Bingo Lingo and Cirque Du Soul

If you've got some questions or want to know more about our entertainment venues, you've come to the right place! Click on the links below to find out more and get all the answers.

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(Returners Event)
Tue 14 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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(Returners Event)
Wed 15 Sep 2021 - From 21:00

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(Event) SOLD OUT

(Returners Event)
Thu 16 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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(Release 1) SOLD OUT
(Release 2) SOLD OUT

Mon 20 Sep 2021 - From 22:00

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Wed 22 Sep 2021 - From 21:00

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Thu 23 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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(Release 1) SOLD OUT
(Release 2) SOLD OUT

Tickets

TICKETS SELLING FAST

£10.00 (Final-Release)

Fri 24 Sep 2021 - From 22:00

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Tickets

£5.00 (Release 4)

Sat 25 Sep 2021 - From 22:00

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Mon 27 Sep 2021 - From 22:00

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(Release 1) SOLD OUT
(Final Release) SOLD OUT

Tue 28 Sep 2021 - From 22:00

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Tickets

£8.00 (Release 2)

Wed 29 Sep 2021 - From 21:00

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Tickets

TICKETS SELLING FAST!

£5.00 (Release 4)

Thu 30 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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(Release 1) SOLD OUT
(Release 2) SOLD OUT

Tickets

£10.00 (Final-Release)

Thu 30 Sep 2021 - From 22:00

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Tickets

£10.00 (Release 2)

Fri 1 Oct 2021 - From 22:00

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£5.00 (Release 4)

Sat 2 Oct 2021 - From 22:00

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Tickets

£5.00 (Release 4)