The new year has come around! For some of us that means a time of change and new beginnings. Others claim that time is a social construct and continue on their existentialistic voyage. Either way, on the 15th of January, we are celebrating the socially accepted birthday of the earth in good old North End: the perfect time to catch up with your classmates and fellow students! “Is this a Monthly Drinks in disguise?”, you might ask. To that we can only say: yes, yes it is. But now it has a title! With a pun! You cannot possibly resist that right?
> when: January 15th, 20:00
> where: North End
As of today, you can officially buy tickets for the one and only Talengala! This dance, with the theme ‘Fairytaal’, will take place on the 23rd of January. For members of Albion, the ticket price is €15,00 (this includes unlimited drinks!). Anyone who’s not a member of one of the study associations that organises this gala, can still join: tickets for guests/dates are €17,50. Be quick to score your tickets, because it will be, you know, fairy cool.
> when: January 23rd, 21:00-3:00
> where: Quintus Society, Boommarkt 5a
> tickets now available via this form: https://goo.gl/forms/bwbBUwbGmrYglC1D2
What better way to celebrate Christmas than with good company, good food, and a little early? Did I say good food already? Because oh man, Christmas food. Come celebrate the end of your December exams on the 20th by joining us for a lovely Christmas dinner at Cafe de Keyzer! The only condition: everyone brings something to eat! (It is, after all, a potluck dinner.) We’ll take care of all the non-food stuff, and drinks will have to be bought on location, so you only have to consider food. Be aware that it is not possible to warm up food at De Keyzer.
> when: December 20th, 18:00
> where: Cafe de Keyzer
> sign up and tell us what you want to bring by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 17th of December (!!)
Freshers, listen up! The Freshers’ Committee will provide a welcome break from the exams on the 17th of December, right when the Philology 1 exam is over. From 14:30 onward, you can come and play games all afternoon (bring your favourite games!), relax AND you can participate in an Ugly Christmas Jumper Contest! So put on your most hideous Christmas jumper and you might just win a prize! This festive gaming afternoon will end at 17:00, but the fun won’t. If you want to, you can join us for dinner and a little trip to the Leidse Kerstmarkt. Of course, this isn’t obligatory and if you want to go home after the games, that’s fine too! Lastly, if you’re not a fresher, don’t worry: this festive activity is open to all members.
> when: December 17th, from 14:30 onwards
> where: T.B.A. on Facebook
After the thrilling staging of 1984, we are attending another LET production: Cinderella! On the 14th of December, we’re gathering at 19:30 in front of the Volkshuis theatre to watch the performance of this beloved tale together, as well as to support the Albion members who are part of it. Bonus, getting your tickets via Albion gets you a discount, meaning the tickets are only €9! And remember, don’t wear heels; you might just lose one of them.
> when: December 14th, 19:30
> where: Volkshuis Theater (Apothekersdijk 33a)
> sign up by sending an e-mail to email@example.com before the 9th of December.
> ticket price: €9
It’s December! Like with every other month, that’s a solid reason to celebrate. On Tuesday the 11th of December, the Monthly Drinks will take place in good old North End. Make sure to come, for it’s the last Monthly Drinks of the year!
> when: December 11th, 20:00
> where: North End
It’s time for one of our favourite annual parties: karaoke! On the 6th of December, it’s your chance to shine and sing your heart out. Make sure to come early; the first 3 people who are bold enough to grab the mic will receive a free shot! Also, please don’t request Despacito, we all know that’s unsingable.
> when: December 6th, 20:00
> where: Café ’t Centrum van Melzen (Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 13)
On the 4th of December, it’s time for the so-called ‘Tussentijdse ALV’. At this event, there will be the opportunity for members to vote for our Chief Fresher Emma Sow as an official member of board Aeonian. Moreover, the board will present the changes they want to make to the internal regulations of Albion Association (all specific information about this can be found enclosed to this e-mail). During this ‘ALV’, it will also be possible to share your opinion on various aspects of the association, or share any great ideas you might have (we know you do).
> when: December 4th, 17:00-18:00
> where: Lipsius 3.07
Did you know that in week 13 of class, part of the Lit1A homework is to watch the film Rear Window? And did you know that watching films together is much more fun than watching on your own? This is why the Fresher’s Committee invites all of you to come and watch Rear Window with us while enjoying snacks and each other’s company! This movie night (or early-evening homework session if you will) will take place on November 29th, at 18:00 at a yet to be on Facebook announced location. We’ll be happy to see you there! (Note: this activity is also open for people who want to rewatch Rear Window!)
> when: November 29th, 18:00
> where: Lipsius 0.05