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10 things to do in Freshers Week in Bristol

By kate wyver, Monday Sep 12, 2016

Freshers week is full on. Trying to juggle more names than you’ll ever remember, joining more societies than you have time for and deciding which club is actually cool can be a bit much. So we’ve made it a little easier for you by lining up 10 things you should check out this week.

1. Garage Classics Party at The Small Horse, September 13th
Get your Freshers started early with this UK garage night at The Small Horse Social Club. Headed by garage legend DJ Pied Piper.

2. After Hours at Basement 45, September 13th
If garage isn’t your scene head down to Basement 45 for a night of 4×4, bassline and grime.

3. Back of the Bus at Lakota, September 14th
With their mainroom featuring Oxide & Neutrino, Sweet Female Attitude and Buckfast Boys Club, their second space boasting Boomtown vibes with a dash of OAP decoration from Grandmas Living Room, and a mix of house, disco and techno from their third room, Back of the Bus will be anything but dull. Fully kitted out with a tent, bouncy castle and photobooth van, this will take you back to the cool kids playing walkmans while sitting on the backrow of the schoolbus.

4 . UWE x Prefix Presents: The BIG Freshers Giveaway at Pryzm, September 15th
Club night Prefix & The Students’ Union at UWE plan to transform Pryzm nightclub into a sensory experience that will pull you into the realm of modern dance music. Expect House, Tech, Bassline, UK Garage, 2-step and grime spread across 3 huge arenas!

Giveaways on the night include:GoPro Hero 4,iPad Mini 2,XBOX One,32” Smart TV,Apple Watch,Cash Bundles,Sprayground Bags,Five Guys Vouchers,Cocktail Masterclass,FujiFilm Insta Camera & PRYZM VIP Experience for 10

If that’s not enough, drinks are ridiculously cheap and there is no annoying dress code.

5. Pizza Party at Pizzarova, September 15th
Pizzarova on Gloucester Road are giving away free pizza to everyone from 4pm, just to say thanks! Round up your mates, drop in and order the classic ‘The Lady’ pizza, and eat in for free.

6. Flatbush Zombies at O2 Academy, September 15th
Hip-hop group Flatbush Zombies hail from Flatbush in Brooklyn, New York. Following sold out events all over the road they’re now stopping off in Bristol. Don’t miss it.

7. MC Devvo: The Retirement Tour at Thekla, September 16th
Another chance to go to a Back of the Bus night, Thekla are hosting Mc Devvo. Support from the Buckfast Boys Club and Stone & West.

8. Nightcal at Motion, September 17th
Lee Walker of Freak Like Me remix fame performs alongside Punctual and Motion Residents for a night of house, techno and disco.

9. Independent Label market at St Nicholas Market, September 18th
Craft ales serves alongside a massive list of live music all day. Free afterparty at The Small Horse.

10. Belatrix with Eva Lazarus & the Afronaughts at Colston Hall, September 18th
Beatboxer, double-bassist and singer, Belatrix is a triple threat. The world champion is treating Bristol to an evening of multi-tasking music. Supported by Bristol’s own Eva Lazarus with her new band, The Afronaughts, and Saffron Records’ new signing, China Bowls.


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