AAusterity Birthday Party
Date: Friday 9 October 2015
Venue: 34-36 Bedford Square
The AA’s annual birthday celebration will this year focus around a reunion for our postwar graduates, 70 years on. Remembering AA life in those early years after World War Two, we will bring AA staff, students and members together in the spirit of those times. The yearly Via Christina Foot Race will be a battle through the trenches of the Diploma Corridor, with afternoon tea waiting for the victors in the Lecture Hall. Performances will be dispersed throughout the evening alongside the opening of several exhibitions and installations across the school. Your invite will take the form of a ration card, which you will need to collect your portions of food and drink. Our one concession to luxury will be a colossal birthday cake that will be cut by a special guest of honour to launch a night of festivities to “make do and mend.”
Schedule 3.30 til Late
3.30 1945-47 Reunion (invited guests) Coordinated by PhD candidate Patrick Zamarian on behalf of the AA Membership & Alumni Office
6.00 Via Christina Foot Race
6.30 Bar Opens, AA Canteen
7.15 Speeches and unvieling of the cake, Rear Second Prestantion Space
8.00 Entertainment, Canteen, Rear Second Presentation Space and Terrace; Food served in Ching's Yard
8.30 Birthday Cake, Rear Second Presentation Space.
8.30 till 1.30 Music from Mira Calix & Andrea Parker, Library Terrace. DJs Bahamian Moor and Student Forum in the Dining Hall.
Image: Mount House in the 1940s
All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.