Theatre workshop

Theatre workshop

On the 17th of October, Albion and LET (Leiden English Theatre) are hosting a theatre workshop.The workshop will consist of a little bit of theatre theory (that alliterated nicely, didn’t it) and a lot of improvisational acting games! You don’t have to sign up, feel free to join. It will take place in the Lipsius basement from 21:00-22:00.

Afterwards, the montly drinks will take place in cafe the Duke of Oz (Oude Singel 2)

Movie Night: Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Movie Night: Peter Pan Goes Wrong

On the 10th of October, we are gathering at 19:00 in Lipsius 0.05 to have another Movie Night! Through our Facebook poll you decided upon the BBC comedy ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’: a screening of a theatre performance in which everything, obviously, goes wrong. So come hang out at our improvised cinema, it is free and there will be snacks!

2 (Huh? Yes.) October Festival

2 (Huh? Yes.) October Festival

It’s almost time to celebrate the Relief of Leiden or, as others like to call it, the biggest citywide party of the year. Or, as other others like to call it, why-is-Barry-Badpak-literally-everywhere? On October 2nd (yes, that’s the day before the third, but we asked the locals and they said that that’s the real deal. Also, there’s no class the next day! You can sleep as long as you want!), Albion is going to explore the festivities in the city. We gather at 19:00 in front of the Lipsius building. If you want to have dinner with the committee beforehand, make sure to let us know and join <3

King Lear

King Lear

Shakespeare lovers, listen up! On September 27th, Albion will go to the Royal Shakespeare Company screening of the tragedy of King Lear in Pathé Den Haag. It’s a modern day tragedy retelling, with none other than Sir Ian McKellen portraying the role of the king who’s slowly descending into madness. We gather at 19:30 at Den Haag Centraal, but if you want to travel with us from Leiden, make sure to let us know. If you want to join us, for the ticket price of €12,50, send an e-mail to albionesque@gmail.com before September 23rd! 

Freshers’ Weekend

Freshers’ Weekend

Dear first year students,

You can sign up for the Freshers’ Weekend through this link! It takes place on the 2nd of September and we will play fun games and you can already meet some of the people who will be teaching you next year!

We hope to see you there,

Board Aeonian

Wanted: Angler Writers and Editors

Wanted: Angler Writers and Editors

Have you always wanted to become a writer? Do you think some newspapers could use a little of your expertise? Great news then, because the Angler is looking for new writers and editors! The Angler is the official magazine of the English Department at Leiden University, both printed and digital, written by students and for students. For next year, we are looking for people who want to join our lovely committee and assist in both writing and editing the magazine throughout the year, but also for people who just want to write a few articles every now and then (no obligations). If you’re interested, please send an e-mail to albionesque@gmail.com and don’t forget to tell us if you would like to be a committee member or just a writer. We hope to welcome a large group of magazinists next year!

Chaucer Symposium

Chaucer Symposium

Whanne that April with his shoures sote… Can you finish this quote? On Thursday the 14th of June, Albion will organise the one and only Chaucer Symposium, together with the Study Association MSVL Floris V. Two of the keynote speakers, and Chaucer enthusiasts, are our own Dr. Porck and Dr. Murchison! The medieval event will start at 12.00 and more information will follow soon. If you can’t wait to apply, make sure to fill in this link: https://goo.gl/forms/kiDVLZGbyU74NW9D2

How to Succeed in Life: What to do with your BA English

How to Succeed in Life: What to do with your BA English

“I didn’t even like Jane Austen and now I have to choose study paths”; does this situation also apply to you? Albion will be organizing an informational afternoon filled with talks and a workshop about specialization during your BA English! Internships and networking on LinkedIn will be definitely be discussed at this event, taking place on May 9th at 17:00. Also, since thinking about the future can make you feel hungry, there will be free dinner!
 
More information will follow in a separate e-mail! Moreover, you can find information on this Facebook page, and you can sign up via this link. We hope to see you there!!
Note: this activity will mainly be in Dutch.
Afternoon High Tea

Afternoon High Tea

It’s tea time! On Monday the 7th of May Albion will hold an afternoon high tea together with the study association of China Studies SVS! That afternoon we will make sure that there are many different kinds of tea to choose from, as well as some treats. Also, you are of course welcome to bring your own favourite tea! The event will start at 15.00 and it will take place in the Arsenaal building. Make sure to join us for a fun time and a good cup tea!

LEF Play: The Three Musketeers

LEF Play: The Three Musketeers

On Friday the 18th of May Albion will go to this semester’s play by the Leiden English Freshers: The Three Musketeers! Tickets are €9,- and if you are just as excited as we are, make sure to join us to this event by sending an e-mail to aac.albion@gmail.com before the 16th of may! We hope to see you there 🙂