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WHAT’S ON SPRING 2011

Roll Deep

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Your student association – your live events – your social life

Music, Comedy, Club Nights Student Festival...


Contents

Welcome

Welcome back to eusalive!

Key

Events

COMEDY

Jan – Mar Events

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Coming Soon

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Weekly Events

18 – 19

Film Soc Listings

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Folk Club Listings 21 Family Theatre

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Save the Date

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Student Festival

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Booking Info

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Tickets for all eusalive events are available from www.eusalive.co.uk and at our venue box offices.

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It’s semester 2 already, and we’ve got a pretty amazing line-up for you over three great venues this spring. Don’t miss early comedy events such as Russell Kane on Saturday 29 January or our weekly Tuesday night comedy at The Pleasance Cabaret Bar. If you’re looking for a night out with a difference, why not try Alan

Bates – Comedy Hypnotist

on Thursday 3 February, or be a bit daring and try Dr Sketchy’s AntiArt class on Thursday 24 February... budding artists have the chance to draw portraits of the burlesque dancers on stage. As usual The Venue at Potterrow has got a tip-top mix of club nights and big names, this season we’re really excited to see Roll Deep on Sunday 13 February as well as the return of Beat a Maxx, following his appearance at the Teviot House of Horrors Hallowe’en Party.

And of course no student calendar would be complete without the much loved Saturday night Potterrow fixture Big Cheese. Don’t forget about Teviot – there’s plenty going on here as well, we really know how to throw a fantastic ceilidh and what better excuse than Burns Night on Tues 25 January? And remember, if you’re feeling all Cheesed out, you can spend an alternative Saturday night with live bands at Teviot Underground. Look inside for full listings. We’re looking forward to seeing you in one of your eusalive venues very soon!

THEATRE FILM DANCE MUSIC CLUB LITERATURE JUST FOR FUN INTERNATIONAL PLEASANCE TEVIOT POTTERROW

COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE Feat: Charlie Baker

& Ria Lina A one-man entertainment machine, Charlie is an in-demand comedian and compere, an actor and a highly acclaimed jazz singer. His inextinguishable on-stage charm makes him an outstanding MC. If Jack Black, Jethro and Frank Sinatra had a son, it would be Charlie. Next up is Winner of the EMMA Award for Best Comedienne 2003 — Ria Lina, who makes an impact with her dry wit and bawdy ukulele songs. “Lina is a musical comic... a storming set!” – Evening Standard

Tue 11 Jan Doors 8pm @ Pleasance Cabaret Bar £5 / £4 (students)

LITERATURE

Literature Society Poetry Slam The Literature Society poetry slam provides a great opportunity for a taste of the poetry on offer in Edinburgh. Full of sparkling wit and dazzling rhymes, this event showcases the talents of both students and veterans of performance poetry. If previous events are anything to go by, it promises to be irreverent, beautiful, and very funny.

Thu 13 Jan 8pm @ Pleasance Cabaret Bar FREE! See page 26 for more info on the Student Festival

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Events COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE Feat:

CEILIDH

INTERNATIONAL

COMEDY

Burns Night Ceilidh

Australia Day Celebrations

Kick up yer heels and lift yer kilt! The fantastic Kilter Ceilidh Band will be playing long into the night, so get your comfy shoes on and bring a partner to spin!

Put another shrimp on the barbie mate! Head down to the Library Bar for some bush tucker specials (no witchety grubs, don’t worry). Grab your cork hats and boardies as we are going to a land downunder.

Russell Kane – Smokescreens & Castles

FREE Haggis, Neeps and Tatties in the Dining Room with your ticket.

Tom Craine & Paddy Lennox Tom Craine is an award winning stand up comic, MC and writer. He has also been voted Wales’ 33rd Sexiest Man. An engaging and instantly likeable comic, Paddy Lennox combines topical material with observational routines.

Tue 18 Jan Doors 8pm @ Pleasance Cabaret Bar £5 / £4 (students)

Tue 25 Jan Doors 8pm @ Teviot Debating Hall £5 / £4 (students)

In his new show, last year’s winner of the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award and co-host of ITV2’s....... I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here NOW! explores self, family, and the consequences of his Dad buying his own council house. Sociological silliness and high energy contortions guaranteed.

Wed 26 Jan All day event @ Teviot Library Bar FREE!

MUSIC/CLUB

Headphone Party The Legendary Headphone Parties continue at Teviot – head to the Debating Hall to dance the night away to competing DJs: EUSA VS FRESH AIR! Just remember your dancing feet, people – let’s cut some shapes!

“Bold, defiant... shot through with vulnerability.” – Sunday Times “Such a gifted, distinctive comic.” – Chortle

Sat 29 Jan Doors 8pm @ Pleasance Theatre £10 / £6 (students)

Fri 28 Jan 8pm @ Teviot Debating Hall All tickets £3

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INTERNATIONAL

COMEDY

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Alan Bates – Comedy Hypnotist

Come along and help Teviot celebrate the Chinese New Year in true oriental style.

Wed 2 Feb All day event @ Teviot FREE!

ADVENTURE

Doug Scott – Big Walls Before Doug Scott came to international prominence as Britain’s leading high-altitude mountaineer, he was at the forefront in the development of big wall climbing.

COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE Feat: Eric Lampaert & Rob Heeney Resembling the lovechild of Tim Burton and a hairy lampost, Eric Lampaert has been described as ‘delightfully weird’ (Time Out) which we think is pretty accurate. A set from Eric will never disappoint. He is an energetic, excited, over exaggerated character who will keep you engaged and entertained.

Tue 1 Feb Doors 8pm @ Pleasance Cabaret Bar £5 / £4 (students)

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In this special evening he’ll tell of his own adventures – and the friends he’s shared them with – including the ascent with Chris Bonington of The Ogre. The abseil accident and subsequent tale of survival and escape from this ferociously steep Karakorum granite peak tends to overshadow that the climbing done by Doug and the first ascent was outstanding, described by the Huber brothers as the most difficult technical climbing ever done at altitude.

Wed 2 Feb @ Pleasance Theatre 8pm £9 / £6 (students)

International Comedy Hypnotist Alan Bates presents a slick fast moving presentation. The Stars of the Stage may find themselves winning the Lottery on stage, meeting celebrities, starring in the cast of River Dance or even conducting an orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. Not to be missed!

Thu 3 Feb 8pm @ Pleasance Theatre £5 / £3 (students)

INTERNATIONAL

Superbowl Sunday We rock out the best Superbowl Sunday parties this side of the pond! The Sports Bar will be packed to the rafters with Superbowl fans watching live coverage from Dallas, and munching on the free buffet – so get in early!

Sun 6 Feb time TBC @ Teviot Sports Bar FREE! (also shown in the Library Bar & Underground)

JUST FOR FUN!

Clothes Swap Ever wondered what to do with those impulse buys that have been sitting in your wardrobe having only had one night out? Clothes Swaps are a fun way of recycling your clothes and accessories and ending up with something that you really want! RULES: Everyone must bring at least one clean, good quality item of clothing. It’s better to donate more, as you leave with as much booty as you brought! You will receive vouchers that are graded into values (under £5/ £5£10 etc.). Start with some browsing before the ‘swishing’ begins. Enjoy, Recycle, Re-style!

Wed 9 Feb 12noon – 5pm @ Teviot Debating Hall FREE!

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MUSIC/CLUB

Roll Deep

COMEDY

Tom Deacon Tom Deacon, the charismatic star of Radio One Sunday nights, is fast becoming one of the hottest tickets in UK stand up. After winning the 2007 Chortle Student Comedian of the year his comedy career took off, leading him to feature as part of The Comedy Zone, Edinburgh and Beyond and Comedy Centrals Last Comic Standing. Get it while its hot! “A sharp-looking mod from Southampton with looks, confidence, charm and great material. Expect other comics to lynch him”. – The Sunday Times

Wed 9 Feb Doors 8pm @ Pleasance Theatre £9 / £5 (students)

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MUSIC

Martin Simpson Trio The Martin Simpson Trio is a coming together of some of the finest musicians and singers in the UK today. Martin himself is recognised as one of the best acoustic guitar players in the world, with a unique mixture of British and American music in his repertoire. Andy Cutting on melodeon is a hugely respected, very popular recipient of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award’s Musician of the Year in 2008. Double bassist Andy Seward is in great demand - playing for a diverse range of artists, from Kate Rusby to Phil Selway of Radiohead. This is an unstoppable combination of talent, which has taken Martin’s music to a new level – a thrilling band to enjoy.

With near on a decade of experience under their Louis Vuitton belts, ROLL DEEP continue to test levels of expectation having scored two No.1 singles in 2010 with their post-grime, electro-rap formula. Encompassing all things great about the UK’s melting pot of dance genres, the new album sees the 10-strong group continue to draw for any forward thinking basslines that promise to get the club popping.

Sun 13 Feb 7.30pm The Venue @ Potterrow £11 / £8

Thu 10 Feb Doors 8pm @ Pleasance Theatre £12.50 / £6

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MUSIC/CLUB

5 Decades of Music – Post Grads & Mature Students Night

COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE Feat: Gareth

JUST FOR FUN!

Valentines Celebrations Celebrate all things romantic, or revel in your single status today in the Library Bar by enjoying the specials we are running – just because we love you! Buy 2 cocktails and get a FREE PIZZA TO SHARE – now that’s what I call love...

Mon 14 Feb All day @ Teviot Library Bar FREE!

JUST FOR FUN!

Valentines Pyjama Party We love Pyjama parties – it makes getting ready for bed SOOOOO much easier! The Debating Hall is being transformed into a slumber party where you can dance the night away in your favourite PJs and Slippers. Various competitions will be running including Best Dressed & Greatest Dancer – Pyjama Party at Teviot – enough said!

Mon 14 Feb 8pm @ Teviot Debating Hall FREE!

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Richards & TBC Gareth Richards’ engaging observational comedy and inspired one-liners have made him an instant favourite on the comedy circuit. In 2010 Gareth’s debut Edinburgh show ‘Gareth Richards: Stand Up Between Songs’ went ever so well and he was nominated for Best Newcomer in the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Also one of Gareth’s jokes (the one about a wooden spoon) was voted into digital TV channel Dave’s top ten best jokes of the Fringe.

Tue 15 Feb Doors 8pm @ Cabaret Bar £5 / £4 (students)

ADVENTURE

Leo Houlding & Alastair Lee Leo Houlding is one of the world’s leading climbers and Alastair Lee is an outstanding adventure filmmaker. Together they’ve forged a remarkable partnership which has produced two of the most exciting and beautiful extreme films that have been produced — the Asgard Project and The Prophet. In a special evening Leo and Alastair show selected clips and give an in-depth insight into modern extreme adventure and the production of these two multiaward winning films.

Wed 16 Feb 8pm @ Teviot Debating Hall £9 / £5 (students)

INTERNATIONAL

Singapore Food Festival 2011

Here’s a night especially for Post Grads & Mature Students. Potterrow will celebrate 5 decades of music, with a progression through the night from the sixties right up to the naughties. Dress up as your favourite decade – or don’t, totally up to you! This is a strictly OVER 21s night, so don’t forget your photo ID.

Thu 17 Feb 9pm The Venue @ Potterrow £4 / £3 (students)

THEATRE

EU Shakespeare Company Presents:

A Misdsummer’s Night Dream E.U.S.C. are proud to present a dramatic reworking of Shakespeare’s classic ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for February 2011. Using an eclectic mix of all art forms, including highly energetic physical theatre, intricate soundscaping, reinterpretation of this literary masterpiece, and the visual spectacle of the piece’s aesthetic, the production will overwhelm the audience through the means of a multisensory experience.

Tue 15 – Sat 19 Feb 7.30pm @ Pleasance Theatre £8/£6 (students)

MUSIC

Tequila, Funk & Blues Feat Blues for Pocketmoney Pop down to the Pleasance Cabaret Bar and blues it up with the fantastic ‘Blues for Pocketmoney’. The band are a sensational Blues Trio, incorporating elements of funk, rock and blues harmonies. Their sound is influenced by the Chicago and deep rooted Delta Blues Music which they feature in their live performances.

The great Singapore Food Festival - back by popular demand! Mark the date on your calendar and grab your tickets for this sell out event! Entry into the event entitles you to 8 popular Singaporean dishes, 4 mains and 4 desserts. Featuring traditional South-east Asian Games, gastronomic specials and cultural activities!

Sun 20 Feb 5pm – 9pm The Venue @ Potterrow £7 (members of Singapore Society receive £2 refund on the door)

Fri 18 Feb Doors 8pm @ Pleasance Cabaret Bar £5 / £4 (students)

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Events

THEATRE

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-art School

ADVENTURE

Best of Kendal Tour 2010 An outstanding evening of films from the world renowned Kendal Mountain Festival film competition. A programme of sensational extreme and adventure films from the 2010 festival. Based around the prize winning and other outstanding films from the most recent festival, the programme covers a range of adventure film including mountaineering, climbing, ski, paddlesport and adventure mountain biking.

Dr Sketchy’s was born in a little cafe in New York in 2005, by illustrator, performer, author and general bon vivant Molly Crabapple. Three years later and it’s a world wide phenomenon. Its aim is to put the fun back into life-drawing with a wink and smile and a well placed nipple tassle. Tonight, a collection of burlesque models will take to the stage in a fabulous costume and strikes various poses for the audience to sketch. All levels of skills are welcome; the serious students can concentrate on producing a masterpiece, whilst the rest of us plunge through a few surreal exercises, enjoying the drinks, dames, dudes and doodling.

Thu 24 Feb 8pm @ Pleasance Cabaret Bar £7 / £5 (students)

Wed 23 Feb 8pm @ Pleasance Theatre £8 / £4 (students)

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CEILIDH

Live Nation & MZA present...

Highland Annual Ball

Daniel Sloss

MUSIC/CLUB

Headphone Party The Legendary Headphone Parties continue at Teviot – head to the Debating Hall to dance the night away to competing DJs: EUSA VS FRESH AIR! Just remember your dancing feet, people – let’s cut some shapes!

Fri 25 Feb 8pm @ Teviot Debating Hall All tickets £3

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COMEDY

Scotland’s youngest comic prodigy and typical half-manhalf-Xbox, hormone-ridden teenager, has just turned 20… He started doing stand-up when he was just 16, was one of the youngest-ever ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ finalists, wrote for Frankie Boyle on BBC’s ‘Mock the Week’, was the first stand-up on ‘Paul O’grady Show’ and sold-out his first solo Edinburgh Fringe - all before he started to shave....

Fri 25 Feb 8pm @ Pleasance Theatre £10 / £6 (students)

Edinburgh’s biggest ceilidh of the year is descending once again upon Teviot on the evening of 26th February 2011. Come dance your feet off at the Dannsa Bliadhnail, The Highland Society’s Highland Annual Ball. Come have a session in the bar, a ceilidh in the lounge and dance in the hall! Tickets from £5, available at http://gael.eusa.ed.ac. uk/ or on the door.

Sat 26 Feb Doors 8.30pm for 9pm @ Teviot Tickets from £5

Minicon Anime Convention The Pleasance embraces all that is Anime today, you will find events being run throughout the day including art competitions, cosplay competitions, quizzes, film screenings, plenty of opportunity to win goodies and much more. Everyone is welcome. If you wish to pre-register to get the cheaper ticket – send an email to: aasoc2@sms.ed.ac.uk including your name, desired badge name and a contact email address.

Sat 26 Feb 11am – 4pm @ Pleasance Theatre / Cairngorm / Pentland Rooms & 48a Lower £6 on the door / £4 pre-register (via aasoc2@sms.ed.ac.uk)

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MUSIC

COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE Feat:

Jason Patterson

MUSIC/CLUB

Jackson Idol

Sports & Societies Fundraiser

THIS IS IT! The biggest event of the year features ten fantastic singers performing the hits of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five, backed by the mighty Edinburgh University Jazz Orchestra. Fancy doing your thing in front of a screaming Potterrow audience? Look out for auditions early in second semester and visit eujo.eusa.ed.ac.uk for updates.

An amazing night of fundraising fun! This year, EUSA gave away over £1,000 in cash prizes to the societies and clubs who brought the highest number of people through the doors, not to mention £1 kickback for everyone who came to Potterrow.

Fri 4 Mar 8.30pm – 1am The Venue@ Potterrow £8 / £5 (students)

This year’s winners were Boat Club with 100+ people – can you beat that?

Thu 10 Mar 9pm The Venue @ Potterrow £3 / £5 (students); B412: £4 / £6 (students) £1 kickback on the door for your club or society

Our regular Tuesday night comedy show at The Pleasance Cabaret bar continues as we welcome comedy circuit regular James Paterson to the stage “Jason Patterson absolutely sounds the part. He’s got a rich, deep voice that oozes confidence, and a perfectly measured delivery that gives him instant authority”. – Chortle

Colours of Malaysia Don’t miss out on the most happening event of the year; Colours of Malaysia brings Malaysian heritage to you without the tropical heat! Expect authentic Malaysian food, games, souvenirs and some fantastic prizes. a Cultural carnival Venue: Teviot debating hall Daete: 12th March 2011 time: 1.oopm-5.00pm

Tue 1 Mar Doors 8pm @ Pleasance Cabaret Bar £5 / £4 (students)

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edinburgh malaysian students’ brought to you by: association

Sat 12 Mar 1 – 5pm @ Teviot Debating Hall

Coupons for the event are sold in £5 booklets - To find out more information about the event and also methods of purchasing tickets, please check our website at: http://emsauk.weebly.com

COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE Feat:

Tiernan Douieb & Barry Castagnola Tiernan has been doing the standup thing for a little while now. In that time he’s graced many a stage with his beardy face, playing gigs all over the UK and abroad. Douieb’s friendly manner and fast paced gags have made him a highly sought after compere and act on the circuit. Comedian, actor and writer Barry Castagnola has firmly established himself as an accomplished comic performer. He has been performing stand-up in the UK and internationally for over 6 years. His easy-going (yet very physical) style, mixing personal anecdotes with some sharp topical and political comment, enthuses audiences at most of the major comedy clubs in the UK.

Tue 15 Mar Doors 8pm @ Pleasance Cabaret Bar £5 / £4 (students)

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MUSIC/CLUB A VERY SPECIAL...

THEATRE EUSOG present

Society Oscars This renowned event recognises, showcases and rewards societies for the fantastic work they’ve done over the year at a glitzy Oscars style awards ceremony in March. Shortlisted societies will be invited to record a video-pitch to be shown on the night. To be in with a chance of an Oscar, tell us all about your society’s great activities and achievements throughout the year! Send entries to lizzie.brough@ eusa.ed.ac.uk

The Pirates of Penzance

JUST FOR FUN!

EUSOG is proud to present The Pirates of Penzance for their 50th anniversary show.

St Paddy’s Day Celebrations

Filled with swashbucklers, mischievous pirates, a bevy of beautiful ladies and much more, it is a show definitely not to be missed!

Wed 16 – Sun 20 Mar 7:30pm (Sat 19 – matinee show at 2:30pm) Wed 23 – Fri 25 Mar 7:30pm @ Pleasance Theatre £8 / £5 (students)

Wed 16 Mar 7.30pm @ Teviot Debating Hall FREE!

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BIG CHEESE

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Teviot goes all Irish for Paddy’s Day and hosts its massive annual celebration! If you’ve never experienced a Teviot Paddy’s Day before – the luck of the Irish is on your side! Grab your best green outfit, your Guinness legs and enough energy to jig all night! Promotions running all day, prizes running all night and the best entertainment in the city!

Thu 17 Mar All day & night @ Teviot, all venues FREE!

Feat. Beat a Maxx

Finish the term in true Edinburgh Uni Style by heading down to the Big Cheese. To help you say bye to your chums - Beat a Maxx is joining us in Potterrow. Beat a Maxx mixes turntablism with state of the art video technology and mashes together the biggest tunes, film, and TV. With his exclusive video remixes and ingenious video scratching he is pushing video DJ’ing to the limit! The Cheese is going to go OFF tonight!

Fri 25 Mar 9pm The Venue @ Potterrow FREE B410, £5/£3 students B412, £6/£4 students after midnight

Coming Soon

COMEDY / MUSIC makin projects present:

THEATRE Selladoor Theatre Company Presents

Spring Awakening Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of the controversial 1891 German play of the same title by Frank Wedekind. Set in late 19th century Germany, it concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. It explores the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the ignorance of children raised by parents too embarrassed or prudish to discuss what those new urges signify. Two of the three lead characters are sacrificed on the altar of propriety: one tormented by shame over sexual fantasies and bad grades, the other, a girlfriend, the victim of a botched abortion...

Tue 24 & Wed 25 May 8pm @ Pleasance Theatre £9 / £6 (students)

Boothby Graffoe In this brand new show Graffoe brings to life his latest CD titled ‘songs for dogs, funerals...’ Following successful shows on Radio 4, writing for Omid Djalili’s two award winning BBC series and extensive touring, we’re delighted to welcome Boothby to Edinburgh and back to the world of live performance where he belongs. Boothby’s dislikes include name-droppers and people using celebrity connections to promote themselves. “The funniest man I know” – Omid Djalili

Thu 26 May Doors 8pm @ Pleasance Theatre £10/£6 (students)

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Family Theatre Calling all students with children, little brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews... or just anyone who misses Jackanory... The Pleasance presents a programme of family-orientated events for children of all ages! Group rates and family tickets are available for all children’s shows, please ask at the time of booking.

THEATRE Ailie Cohen presents

Cloudman Cloudia has always had her head in the clouds…she is a cloud expert and all her life has dreamt of seeing a Cloud Man. Cloud Men are extremely rare creatures who live a quiet life high up in the sky. Follow the clues to the very top of Cloud Mountain where the views are always surprising, and if you are lucky, you may see something very special indeed. For ages 5+.

Sun 27 Mar 2pm @ Pleasance Theatre £7/£5 concession (students incl)

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Clydebuilt Puppets Peter & the Wolf Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre come to the Pleasance Theatre with the story of Peter and the Wolf. This lovely story has all the favourite characters – Peter and Grandfather, along with all the animals the Cheeky Duck, the Little Bird and of course a marvellous life-sized wolf, who prowls around the stage to the delight of the audience.

THEATRE

Wee Stories Is This A Dagger? Wee Stories’ Andy Cannon takes to the stage in this one-man storytelling show, weaving the treacherous tale of Macbeth. Scary fun with music and particpation for children aged 8+.

Sun 10 Apr 2pm @ Pleasance Theatre £7/£5 concession (students incl)

For ages 3+.

THEATRE

Puppet Lab Lost Sock Princess Who wants to be different? Wear odd clothes? Have a pet sock? Wear a red crown...? Meet the Lost Sock Princess! If you ever wondered why there are so many odd socks in the world, find out now. Bring along your own lost sock to the show and join in the magical adventure! Dare to be different...!

Sun 8 May 2pm @ Pleasance Theatre £7/£5 concession (students incl)

THEATRE

For ages 5+.

Theatre Hullabaloo The Night Pirates

Sun 6 Mar 2pm @ Pleasance Theatre £7/£5 concession (students incl)

When dark shadows come stealing down Tom’s bedroom walls he thinks it might be monsters or ogres or trolls. But Tom’s not afraid, for he’s a brave little boy. So he peeps out of the window and what should he see but PIRATES. Stranger still they’re GIRL PIRATES, stealing the front of his house! Tom joins the Girl Pirates on their daring adventure across the high seas to an island where Captain Patch and his really rough, tough grown-up pirates are guarding their treasure. Can Tom and his new friends outwit the snoozing, snoring pirates and steal their booty? Puppets, song and ballet dancing pirates combine in this delightful adaptation of the much loved picture book from leading young people’s theatre company, Theatre Hullabaloo. A fantastical moonlit adventure with puppets and pirates for children aged 3+ and their families.

Sun 22 & Mon 23 May 11am & 2pm @ Pleasance Theatre £7/£5 concession (students incl)

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Weekly Events QUIZ NIGHTS The much loved Quizzes are rumoured to be some of the BIGGEST QUIZZES in the Northern hemisphere! Be part of the action! There are weekly prizes, as well as semester-long accumulators for the team with the most points. Thinking caps on and prepare yourselves for some brilliant trivia.

Teviot Pursuits

Creature of habit? Then stick these weekly dates on your calendar. There’s something happening in your union buildings every night of the week – whether you’re looking for a quiz night, open mic, live music, film screenings or the chance to just chill after a busy day at Uni, look no further...

MUSIC

MUSIC/CLUB

Monday Night Jazz

The Big Cheese

The Teviot Lounge hosts an open jam jazz session where anyone can come and play along with the house band. You’ll hear a selection of Jazz classics, and with the lively crowd of swing dancers coming to practice after their lesson – be sure to bring your dancing shoes!

Monday Nights 8pm @ Teviot Lounge FREE

Sunday nights 8pm Teviot Library Bar

There’s only one place to be on a Saturday night...Potterrow, P’rizzle, P’row, My Aunty’s Pop House, whatever your name for the place is it still means the same thing...The biggest and best union in Edinburgh! Student friendly drink prices, feel good party tunes all night long and a guaranteed good night. All, The Big Cheese – we love you!!

Saturday Nights 9pm The Venue @ Potterrow FREE B410, £5/£3 students B412, £6/£4 students after midnight

MUSIC /CLUB

Here are just some of the LIVE BANDS AT GOING UNDERGROUND this semester :

Going Underground

Sat 15 Jan with Inspired

Everybody loves a free event! Calling all Indie Kids to Teviot’s Underground for the best Indie beats in the city. Going Underground gives you a taster of the best live music Edinburgh has to offer every week from 10pm followed by hours of Indie gold, old and new for your dancing pleasure.

10pm @ Teviot Underground FREE

The Pleasance Quiz Monday nights 8pm Pleasance Cabaret Bar

KB Quiz

Tuesday nights 6.30pm The Mayfield Bar

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An Edinburgh 5 piece influenced by everything from dance to out and out rock!

Sat 22 Jan with White Heath White Heath formed while studying at the University of Edinburgh and recently signed to renowned Glasgow label Electric Honey, one time home to Snow Patrol and Biffy Clyro.

Sat 29 Jan with Park Circus This band’s massive stage sound brings to mind the like of the Killers and Big Country, filling venues and festivals with what has been described as an ‘unashamedly catchy sound’.

Sat 5 Feb with Ghost Ride The Whip Sat 26 Feb with The Steals Sat 5 Mar with Delta Mainline

For full listings and line-up changes just log onto: www.eusalive.co.uk for all the news!

Sat 12 Mar with The Statler Project Presented as the originators of ‘Rudewave’ this band are fresh and exciting.

Sat 19 Mar with The Rising Souls

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Film Soc Screenings The Film Society are back with another eclectic mix of films across all genres – there’s something for everyone! Membership costs just £15 a year or £10 a semester for students/concessions, and £30 a year for non-students, or you can buy a daily membership for £2.50. Read more about Film Soc’s programme at www.eufs.org.uk

All screenings start at 7:30pm

January Tue 11 TS Thu 13 TS Sun 16 PT Tue 18 TS

School of Rock OldBoy Shutter Island Scott Pilgrim

Thu 20 TS

Monty Python & the Holy Grail

Sun 23 PT

Spirited Away

Tue 25 TS

Airplane!

Thu 27 TS

Goodfellas

Sun 30 PT Shawshank Redemption

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March

TOY STORY 3

Tue 1 TS The Secret In Their Eyes

February Tue 1 TS

Rear Window

Thu 3 TS

Quadrophenia

Sun 6 PT Sunset Boulevard

Thu 3 TS

Pan’s Labyrinth

Sun 6 PT

Toy Story 3

Tue 8

The Usual Suspects

TS

Thu 10 TS

Rosemary’s Baby

Sun 13 PT

The Social Network

Tue 8 TS

Mulholland Drive

Tue 15 TS

Annie Hall

Thu 10 TS

Dr Strangelove

Thu 17 TS

Silence of the Lambs

Sun 13 PT

Once Upon a Time in America

Tue 15 TS

Dark City

Thu 17 TS

Red Cliff

Sun 20 PT

Pulp Fiction

Tue 22 TS

The Kids are Alright

Thu 24 TS

Winter’s Bone

Sun 27 PT

Inception

PT Pleasance Theatre TS Teviot Study

Highlights SCHOOL OF ROCK Immensely enjoyable and extremely fun, this comedy of Jack Black posing as a substitute teacher in order to create a rock band out of a prodigal class of fifth graders hits all the right chords. And a great soundtrack to boot.

Pixar does it again! Another touching installment in the Toy Story series. Buzz and Woody are back and must now deal with being left behind by a college-bound Andy and an ensemble of new toys. Laughs and tears await!

And just who is the mysterious Keyser Söze?

The Pleasance welcomes Edinburgh Folk Club with their weekly live events. For more information on Edinburgh Folk Club just log onto www.edinburghfolkclub.co.uk This season’s live schedule, all performances at 7.30pm: Wed 12 Jan

THE USUAL SUSPECTS Roger ‘Verbal’ Kint (Kevin Spacey) tells his interrogator (Chazz Palminteri) how himself and a group of four other criminals became involved in a catastrophic heist, that ended up with all but two being massacred.

Folk Club

Paul Anderson & Shona Donaldson

(Darcy DaSilva) Wed 19 Jan

Blueflint

Wed 26 Jan

Burns Night Event (Tich Frier)

Wed 2 Feb

New Time Ensemble

Wed 9 Feb

Jamie Smith, Liam O’Sullivan,

Steve Byrnes (SBO)

QUADROPHENIA Based on the album of the same name by The Who, Quadrophenia follows Jimmy (Phil Daniels), a teenage London Mod, as he battles against Rockers, his parents, his friends and himself. One of the great British cult films about teenage life, which deserves more recognition than it receives.

Wed 16 Feb

Christine Bovill

Wed 23 Feb

Ian Walker & Ian Bruce

Wed 2 Mar

Jim Malcolm

Wed 9 Mar

Sarah McQuaid

Wed 16 Mar

Brendan Hendry Trio

Wed 23 Mar

Jez Lowe

Wed 30 Mar

Celtish

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Save the Date!

SPORT

SIX NATIONS AT TEVIOT Complimentary buffet at half time for all matches in the Underground and Sports Bar. Watch all games LIVE on the big screens. Every Saturday, continue the Party on into the evening in The Underground. Six Nations Launch Party

From 7pm @ Teviot Sports Bar Fri 4th Feb 19:45 Wales v England Sat 5th Feb 14:30 Italy v Ireland Sat 5th Feb 17:00 France v Scotland Sat 12th Feb 14:30 England v Italy Sat 12th Feb 17:00 Scotland v Wales Sun 13th Feb 15:00 Ireland v France Sat 26th Feb 14:30 Italy v Wales Sat 26th Feb 17:00 England v France

Can’t make it to Teviot? All games are also being shown at The Pleasance and Kings Buildings.

Sun 27th Feb 15:00 Scotland v Ireland Sat 12th Mar 14:30 Italy v France Sat 12th Mar 17:00 Wales v Ireland

Super Saturday Back to back games all day.... Prize draws throughout the day to win free entry and queue jump to the Big Cheese for you and five of your mates. Sat 19th Mar 14:30 Scotland v Italy Sat 19th Mar 17:00 Ireland v England Sat 19th Mar 19:45 France v Wales

NEW to EUSALIVE! KMF Adventure Lectures & Best of Kendal Tour 2010 Kendal Mountain Festival is one of the world’s leading and most diverse mountain film festivals. Each year, over the third weekend in November it pulls together an incredible collection of extreme films, filmmakers and lecturers providing a sensational window onto the world adventure. Through KMF Adventure Lectures and the Best of Kendal Tour the festival goes countrywide on a year round, UK wide tour. To find out about Kendal Mountain Festival visit: www.mountainfest.co.uk.

Wed 2 Feb Doug Scott – Big Walls (see p6) 7.30pm Pleasance Theatre Wed 16 Feb Leo Houlding & Alastair Lee (see p10) 7.30pm Teviot Debating Hall Wed 23 Feb Best of Kendal Tour 2010 (see p12) 7.30pm Pleasance Theatre

EUSA ELECTIONS Want to get involved in EUSA? There are many positions coming up in the annual Elections which take place during Semester 2. For more information on the posts, how to stand and how to vote, please visit www.eusa.ed.ac.uk. When voting is over, the big event to announce the results takes place from 8.30pm on 3rd March in Teviot Debating Hall.

Thu 3 Mar 8.30pm Teviot Debating Hall

Eusa Teaching Awards 2011 – Awards Ceremony The EUSA Teaching Awards are EUSA’s way of rewarding and recognising those who deliver excellent teaching to Edinburgh Students. The ceremony includes a three course meal, entertainment from EUSA societies and the presentation of this year’s Awards in a glitsy, Oscarsstyle event.

Wed 23 Mar TBCpm Teviot Debating Hall

Sun 13th Mar 15:00 England v Scotland

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Booking Info Ways to Book:

Please Note

Online:

www.eusalive.co.uk

Phone:

0131 650 4673

In person:

Teviot, 13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AJ

Teviot Box Office opening hours Mon – Sat:

9am to 8pm

Sun:

12noon to 8pm

You can also pick up tickets from our box offices at Pleasance or Potterrow directly before events based at these venues. Please check at Teviot box office when our Pleasance and Potterrow box offices will be open.

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded, except in the event of cancellation by EUSA.

Latecomers may not be admitted, please give yourself plenty of time to arrive. Weekday matinee parking can be difficult, please leave extra time to find a space.

We reserve the right to relocate shows to a smaller venue.

The use of cameras and recording equipment is not permitted.

All information is correct at time of print and is subject to change without prior notice. Please check our website www.eusalive.co.uk for up-to-date information. EUSA cannot be held liable for any arrangements made due to changes to the brochure.

Concessions Concessions may apply to senior citizens, people with a disability (plus carer), Young Scot Card holders and benefit claimants and full-time students & under 18s (if there is no special students and under 18s or children’s price). Proof of eligibility is required.

Group bookings We offer you one free ticket with every ten tickets purchased.

If you would like a large print version of this brochure, you can email: boxoffice@eusalive.co.uk, call 0131 650 4673 download it online at www.eusalive.co.uk or ask at the box office.

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How to find us: The Box Office, Teviot, 13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4673 www.eusalive.co.uk

Follow us: Twitter @eusa

Facebook @eusalive

Getting Involved Your society’s live event can be in this brochure! For details of how to get involved in the programme, contact Rae on Rae.Baker@eusa.ed.ac.uk Edinburgh University Students’ Association is a Registered Scottish Charity (No.SCO15800)

RUNNING

SPRING 2011

The Meadows Marathon is an annual half marathon and 5km fun run, organised by Edinburgh Students’ Charities Appeal. To register for the event visit www.meadowsmarathon.org. where you can choose to run for one of our Charity Partners who do amazing work across the city of Edinburgh and beyond. For more info please email info@meadowsmarathon.org.uk 6 Mar — See www.meadowsmarathon.org for details.

EUSA LIVE programme  

Check out all thecomedy, live music, clubnight and theatre events happening in Edinburgh at eusalive venues potterrow, pleasance and teviot.

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