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Upcoming events at The Rocket!

Welcome back to a brand new term at #Londonmet!

Well done on finally making it through your exams. Now they’re over, The Rocket is back to it’s normal opening hours, 8.30am-11pm from Monday – Friday, and we have some fresh new deals on offer for you at the bar!

Coffee and snack selection

Coffee and snack selection

– Every morning 8.30am-10am get a fresh barista coffee or hot chocolate for only £1

– Go continental! Get a pastry and orange juice for £1.25 from 8.30am-10am

– Power up anytime of day with a Panini and Redbull for £4!

And don’t forget our huge Welcome Back Party for all of our new and returning students this Friday!

Welcome Back Party

Welcome Back Party

It’s FREE entry all night, and a FREE glass of bubbly for the first 100 people through the door from 8pm (including those already in the venue). And you’d be a fool not to be as we have 2-4-1 cocktails from 6pm-8pm! Then we’re open until late with DJs on rotation, MetCard prices on the bar all night, free nibbles and loads of giveaways and prizes to be won. All details can be found here.

We also have the Verve Radio and Magazine London Met SU Launch Party coming up on Friday 13th February. All details can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you all back in The Rocket. And if you haven’t already, don’t forget to grab your FREE MetCard from behind the bar for even more discounts!

FRESHERS FORTNIGHT AT THE ROCKET – 22nd Sept to 3rd October

Freshers Welcome starts Monday 22nd Sept at The Rocket!

We’ve been getting fresh all summer sorting out a great welcome package of events for all our new and returning students.

Freshers 2014

LMU Freshers 2014 starts 22nd Sept!

As well as organising the events for the first two weeks, we’ve put together some great offers and vouchers to help you get the best out of Welcome Week! These can be found inside our “Welcome to LMU Freshers Fortnight” guide which you’ll find around the campuses, being handed out by our events team and in the Met Lounges for some casual reading 🙂

Our top pick is the free morning coffee from The Rocket on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday… get involved!

 

Check out our fortnight of events…

2 weeks of entertainment at The Rocket

2 weeks of entertainment at The Rocket

 

There’s something for everyone with food, drink, games, parties, comedy and even magic!! It’s a great opportunity to get to know other students from all round London and to explore your uni!

Our top tips are the Monday movies with free popcorn and the Full Moon Party on Wednesday 24th Sept with fire performers and free BBQ! The week after, Party @ Your Moms House on Wed 1st Oct for real freshers partying, and the incredible hypnosis show on Thursday 2nd Oct! Every night will be an amazing time so come to as many as possible!

Our top tips for getting the most out of Freshers fortnight!!

It’s all very full on for Freshers as soon as you get to London so here are a few pointers to get the most out of your initial weeks at LMU!

 

Freshers can be pretty full on so here are our top tips!

Freshers can be  full on so here are our top tips!

Wristy business…

Make sure to get your LMU Freshers Wristband as soon as you get to uni so you can get to all 2 weeks of the events for free.

We will have our Freshers events team out around uni that you can pick them up from, otherwise you can get one from The Rocket Complex and we will also be hanging around all the enrolment sessions giving out lots of info too!

 

The Metcard is your ticket to great discounts at LMU

The Metcard is your ticket to great discounts at LMU

Discounts? YES PLEASE!

Make sure to get a ‘Metcard’ when you get to uni, which gives you great discounts around campus, especially on food, drink, merch and event entry! Our top tip is to use it in The Rocket where you can get the cheapest and best breakfast, brunch and lunch – Mon to Fri, great deals on drinks and event entry. You can also use it in the cafes around campus, and the book shop!

You can get your Metcard from our events team who will happily print it for you while you wait, either at the Faculty Welcome Events, Freshers Fairs or The Rocket venue.

 

Freshers Fair – for everything you need!

There are two Freshers Fairs, in Holloway and Aldgate Hubs. They are held in the Calcutta Basement Met Lounge (in Aldgate Hub) on Tuesday 30th Sept, and on Thursday 2nd October at the Holloway Hub Sports Hall. They have everything from info on all the great societies and sports teams you can join, to DJs and slices of free pizza… we strongly recommend you don’t miss this one off event at either campus! Top tip: get your NUS Extra card and meet the Student Union. And get your Metcard!

Timings are 11am – 4pm for both events.

 

Freshers Welcome Party 2014 is on Friday 10th October, 8pm - 2am!

Freshers Welcome Party 2014 is on Friday 10th October, 8pm – 2am!

Freshers Welcome Party – just for you!

The Freshers Welcome Party is on Friday 10th October and is the last and biggest event of Freshers Fortnight! It’s a huge party with something for everyone, and ALWAYS sells out, so make sure to get your tickets nice and early. Please note this is the only event not included in the Freshers Wristband free entry. There will be a champagne reception, London Taxi Photo Booth, free BBQ, live band and DJs, and especially important, you get 2 free drinks with your ticket!!!

Tickets are £5 student advance (£6 on the door), £7 guest advance (£8 on the door).

Tickets available online soon, find out more on our FB page.

 

Stay in the loop…

If you want all the latest goss and info on what’s going on socially around uni, you have to get involved with our facebook and twitter – let us know you’re here and get chatting, we’re a friendly bunch, very worldly wise about everything to do with #Londonmet, and would love to meet you!

You can find us at:

Facebook.com/londonmetevents

TWITTER: @londonmetevents

http://www.rocketcomplex.co.uk

See you soon!

x

 

Upcoming events – FA CUP and End of Year Summer Party

FA CUP FINAL – Saturday 17th May – SOLD OUT

Just a quick note to all Arsenal fans out there that we are TOTALLY SOLD OUT for Saturday’s FA Cup showing. There will be no tickets on the door. If you have got a ticket please note we will be open from midday and expect the best seats to go fast so get down early!

END OF YEAR SUMMER PARTY – Friday 30th May – 8pm

Fellow students, exam time is upon us!

Now is the moment for bleary eyed studying in the library at 11pm, a strictly caffeine based diet, and becoming majority shareholder in ProPlus 🙂

But don’t despair, there is light at the end of the tunnel!

We have scheduled an end of year event to bring everyone at Uni together one last time this year, to celebrate the end of exams, the start of the summer, and to see your Uni friends for one last big blast before everyone goes home for the holidays.

 

Summer Party

Summer Party!

********** Win an Ipad Mini! ****************

We want to get the word out about this event to as many LMU students as possible so if you click attending and share the Facebook event on your wall, you will be entered into a draw to win an Ipad Mini!!! What a great study aid that would be 🙂

************ Party Details ***************

The End of Year Summer Party is for all our London Met students and friends, whether student or non-student… a great chance to celebrate with them before saying good bye for the Summer, with tons of entertainment, food and drink, and we want you all to come, to have a huge London Met party before the hols start!!!!

It’s on Friday 30th May, 8pm – 2am. At our great London Met venue ‘The Rocket Complex’.

Advance tickets are ONLY £5 for any student, £6 non-student guest, and this includes in the ticket price:

****a FREE BBQ and 2 x FREE DRINKS!!!****
We have a Tropical theme with Carribean BBQ, Pina Colada bar, steel drums and Tropical DJs in our wonderful courtyard.

Get your tickets here now!

Create some precious memories with our amazing FREE photobooth – with fun props and free prints on the night for you and your friends!

Live Party Band & DJs on rotation all night!!!!

Dress code is just ‘dress to impress’ – anything goes but we know you’ll be wearing your fanciest threads.

As always keep up to date with the latest info via our twitter @londonmetevents and our FB (see link above).

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*Last entry at midnight
*Tickets cost more on the door – £7 for students and guests
*Student ID must be produced with your ticket
*All guests must bring photo ID
ROAR

Summer Party and Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Everybody!

Hope you enjoyed the sun at the weekend!

So it’s time to paint eggs (for some reason), and eat all the world’s chocolate as long as it’s oval in shape 🙂

So end of term has been and gone last Friday, and we had a great time celebrating it with you. Check our facebook later today for all the pictures! We’ve got more in store for you, as always facebook and twitter are the best places for all the details, but here’s some info below too!

 

Pre-exams End of Freedon Party!

As last year’s ‘pre-exam party’ was so good, we’re running another one! Come celebrate with us and your mates on Friday 9th May, just before exams start.

 

Free entry, good music from 3pm and amazing drinks deals so you can party one last time before getting down to business!

See all the details on our facebook here.

 

End of Year Summer Party

We’ve released the date for the End of Year Summer Party, it’s going to be on Friday 30th May at The Rocket Complex! It will be the best time to say goodbye to uni friends for the Summer, and celebrate the start of some well deserved (and hopefully sunny) time off!!!

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This will be a highlight event of the year… with the usual food, drink and DJs, and various cool entertainment.

See facebook for all the details as they appear! 

Tickets will be released after Easter and available online then too.

 

 

 

Upcoming events in February and March at The Rocket!

Heyho #Londonmet!

Well we’ve had a battering of storms recently and also been battered by some great events at The Rocket, with turn out to most of the events totally unscathed by the lashings of rain and wind thankfully!!!

8th and 9th Feb were our annual London Anime & Gaming Convention, with over 2500 people through the doors! It was a great weekend of comics, anime and retro video games… roll on the next one!

So what’s next? Well we’ve got some cool events coming up for you London Met students…

Thursday 20th Feb – ROCKAOKE! (7pm -11pm)

Rockaoke is Thursday 20th Feb!

Rockaoke is Thursday 20th Feb!

What the fudge is Rockaoke?? They are an amazing live band without a singer… the singer is YOU!

It’s time to be the star that you know you are, and step up to the mic to show us what you got! Whether you know you can sing or you just fancy a go, it’s trying that counts and so we give every singer a drinks voucher for performing 🙂

The night starts about 7pm and goes on till 11pm, and it’s best fun with a few mates there to egg you on, so come on down and have a go!!

See here for more info and facebook.

Rockaoke is £2 on the door, Thursday 20th Feb from 7pm.

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Friday 28th Feb – CLUB NEON (9pm – 3am)

Get glowing.

Get glowing.

We’ve gone all Ibiza for this one! A full on glow rave with face painting, free glow sticks, laser and co2 cannon!

Party starts at 9pm and we’ll be raving till 3am with DJs playing commercial and deep house, progressing to more chart friendly dance as the night progresses!

We can’t wait for this one – facebook link is here!!!

CLUB NEON – FRIDAY 28th FEB – 9pm – 3am

£2 Metcard, £3 any student, £4 guest

Student ID / Photo ID must be shown at point of entry!

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TRASH EXPRESS – Thursday 6th March – 9pm – 3am

A Climate Week ‘Clothes Swap’ Clubnight Special at The Rocket Complex!
The Trash Express makes a stop @ The Rocket Complex on Thursday 6th March providing a place for all misfits heading for fashion faux-pas utopia!!

All aboard the Trash Express, stopping at The Rocket on Thursday 6th March!

All aboard the Trash Express, stopping at The Rocket on Thursday 6th March!

Come one, come all in your mismatched gear without fear of disgust… partying to all your cheesy 80s and 90s love to hate favourites from Aqua to Vanilla Ice!

Clothes swapping is the name of the game, with prizes for various ridiculous and amazing outfits, clothes swap games and the crowning of our King/Queen of Fashion Faux-Pas!

For most up to date information see the facebook event here.

Prices are £2 metcard holders/£3 ANY student/£4 guests

TRASH EXPRESS – 9pm – 3am, Thursday 6th March
Last admission 1am
Photo ID must be shown on the door.

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ACS Fashion Show  – Friday 7th March – times TBC

The ACS present an evening of fashion, food and fun upstairs in the grand Rocket Ballroom.

More details to be announced soon!

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Remember you can find all our most up to date info for events and what’s happening at The Rocket Complex on our facebook page and twitter @londonmetevents! Follow us and be our friend! #Londonmet students, if you want to put on an event at The Rocket, then get in touch with us!!

xx

This Friday is Chinese and Lunar New Year, as well as our International Students Party! Plus loads more events coming up in Feb!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR AGAIN… AND AGAIN??!!!

This Friday we’ll be shouting Happy New Year for the second and third time around!

Not only is it the Lunar New Year this Friday 31st January, but it’s also Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year

Happy New Lunisolar Year everyone!

A colourful festival of red lanterns and dragons, it’s traditionally a time for honouring family, ancestors and deities, and to sweep away misfortune and welcome new good luck. And at The Rocket on the same day we’ll be honouring our International Student family at #LondonMet, with a great big welcome party just for them.

International Student Party – 8pm-2am – Friday 31st Jan 
£4 advance ticket (from the International Office or Rocket Bar).
£5 on the door
What a treat… we’ve got close up magic and mind reading from the amazing magician Jamie Raven.
A free glass of bubbly and nibbles for the first 100 people through the door at 8pm. We’ll have DJs, dancing and games until late, as well as great deals and discounts at the bar all night!
Magician Jamie Raven

Close up magic and mind reading with Jamie Raven at The International Student Party.

Tickets are available from the International Office or behind the Rocket Bar.
Last entry is at midnight so get down early!
Up to 2 guests may be signed in by a London Met student.
No Photo ID = No entry. Please bring your Student Card with you.
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Other upcoming events…
Party @ Your Moms House – 5th Feb – 9pm – 3am
SERIOUSLY YOU GUYS… BEER PONG RULES.
Beer Pong Tournament! Let's go!

Beer Pong Tournament! Let’s go!

Party @ Your Moms House returns on 5th Feb for a riotous red cups beer pong tournament with games and dancing until 3am.  Special deals on jugs and shooters all night at the bar. Outrageous games and prizes! As always geek is the chic and best jock and nerd costumes win prizes!!!
Tickets on the door are £2 metcard, £3 ANY student & £4 guest.
Last entry 1am
Up to 2 guests may be signed in by a London Met student.
No Photo ID = No entry.
Please bring your Student Card with you!
London Anime Convention
Sat 8th and Sun 9th Feb – Midday till late each day

London Anime Convention - 8th and 9th February 2014

London Anime Convention – 8th and 9th February 2014

We’re proud to once again be hosting the awesome London Anime Convention.

This is an event not to be missed for all fans of anime, cartoons, fancy dress and video games!

Tickets are £18 for the entire weekend and you can buy tickets and get more info here.

Dirty Money Valentine’s Special – Fri 14th Feb – 9pm – 3am 

Valentine’s isn’t just for couples!!!

Dirty Money

Red, yellow or green the choice is yours!!!

This Valentine’s Day at our strictly urban night ‘Dirty Money’ we’re making sure you know where everyone stands – so we’ve got badges at the door! No more confusion!!

Red = Sorry already spoken for!

Amber = It’s Complicated

Green = Looking for Love!

There’s a pre-party from 8pm – 10pm with 2-4-1 cocktails, then it’s DJs on rotation and music from all across the urban spectrum until 3am, with great deals at the bar all night.

Tickets are £2 metcard, £3 ANY student & £4 guest
Last entry 1am
Up to 2 guests may be signed in by a London Met student.
No Photo ID = No entry.
Please bring your Student Card with you!
Friday 28th Feb – Club Neon – 9pm – 3am
Neon Rave at The Rocket!!
Get glowing.

Get glowing.

More details to follow but as you can expect there will be free glow paint, glow bands, glow sticks, UV, lasers and a CO2 cannon!!
We can’t wait for this end of Feb blowout!!!
Looking forward to seeing you all soon for some major partying!
xx

Events upcoming at The Rocket this semester…

Welcome Back!

Hey y’all

We’re closer to the end of exams and the start of term proper, and that means it’s almost time to let your hair down after all that revision!!

So on that note we have some great events at The Rocket coming up.

 

WELCOME BACK PARTY – 8pm – 3am – FRIDAY 24th JANUARY

Welcome back Party 24th Jan

Welcome Back Party is Friday 24th Jan!!!

We’re throwing a big FREE party for all students  at The Rocket Complex, to celebrate the end of exams and to welcome everyone to term time!

We’ve got 2-4-1 cocktails from 8pm – 10pm, and DJs and dancing until the wee hours.

And most importantly it will be Metcard discounts at the bar ALL NIGHT!!!

See you there!

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International Student Party – 8pm-2am – Friday 31st Jan 
£4 advance
£5 on the door
What a treat… we’ve got close up magic and mind reading from the amazing magician Jamie Raven.
A free glass of bubbly and nibbles for the first 100 people through the door at 8pm.
DJs, dancing and games until late. Great deals and discounts at the bar all night.
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Tickets are available from the International Office or behind the Rocket Bar.
Up to 2 guests may be signed in by a London Met student.
No Photo ID = No entry. Please bring your Student Card with you.
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London Anime Convention
Sat 8th and Sun 9th Feb – Midday till late each day
London Anime Convention - 8th and 9th February 2014

London Anime Convention – 8th and 9th February 2014

We’re proud to once again be hosting the awesome London Anime Convention.

This is an event not to be missed for all fans of anime, cartoons, fancy dress and video games!

Tickets are £18 for the entire weekend and you can buy tickets and get more info here.

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Stay tuned for more great events coming soon!

 

 

Events in December… #Christmas soon!!!

‘Tis The Season for great events at The Rocket…

Cartoon Santa

He’s gonna be down your chimney soon.

Hope you’ve been busy in the gym and saving your dollar throughout November people… For it is now December and ’tis the season to stuff your face with mince pies and roasts with wild abandon!

Make sure to pop into The Rocket for the best priced coffee and occasional free mince pies if you’re lucky!

On that festive note we have some great Christmas events to get you in the mood before the end of term…

$$DIRTY MONEY$$

If you like urban music make sure to get down to $$DIRTY MONEY$$ on Friday 6th December.

All the best in urban chart, RnB, hip hop, garage, soca, funky house, bashment and more.

Dirty Money at The Rocket

Dirty Money at The Rocket

We’ve got DJs on rotation from 8pm… Special FREE ENTRY PRE-PARTY from 6pm with freshly made cocktails at the bar. LAST ENTRY IS STRICTLY 1AM.

Tickets on the door only – £1 Metcard, £2 Any student, £4 guest of student.

Next up…

CHRISTMAS CINEMA SPECIAL IN THE BACK ROOM – every Monday and Tuesday from 6pm

At 6pm every Monday and Tuesdays in December, the Back Room of The Rocket gets turned into a mini cinema, how cool!!

It’s free entry, comfy sofas, warm and relaxing with the film starting at 6pm, with free popcorn and hot chocolate for 75p!

The film will also be shown on a screen with sound in the main room of The Rocket.

Back Room Cinema... Every Monday at 6pm in The Rocket

Back Room Cinema… Every Monday at 6pm in The Rocket

Listings for the rest of term:

December in Back Room Cinema is our ‘Christmas Season’ all the way until end of term!

Monday 2nd December – Bad Santa
Tuesday 3rd December – Muppet’s Christmas Carol

Monday 9th December – Home Alone
Tuesday 10th December – The Grinch

Monday 16th December – Elf
Tuesday 17th December -The Nightmare Before Christmas

The big celebration is yet to come…

WEDNESDAY 11th DECEMBER – THE BIG LMU XMAS PARTY!

Time to say goodbye to coursework deadlines and essays for a couple of weeks and there is no better way to celebrate with your friends than a big pre-xmas uni blowout!

Tis The Season to Dance

Tis The Season to Dance

We’ll be partying like it’s the end of term and the year (oh yeh it almost is…) on WEDNESDAY 11TH DECEMBER!

We have a very special night planned for all of you lucky LMU students full of xmas cheer, mulled wine and mince pies, dancing, games, drinks deals and awesome xmas entertainment!!!

WED 11TH DEC
9PM – 3AM
AT THE ROCKET

LAST ENTRY STRICTLY 1AM
£1 METCARD, £2 ANY STUDENT, £4 GUEST OF STUDENT

 

Upcoming events!!!!

We’ve got some great events coming up at The Rocket for you in November.

Thursday 21st Nov – METSU Night – 7pm – 11pm

A chance for you to meet your elected student officers, this night is especially about learning about societies, how to join them and create them. There will be representatives from the student activities office and DJs keeping the beat all night.

Friday 22nd Nov – Do U DO DJ? – Open Decks Night at The Rocket!

Come down, plug in and rock our world!

6pm – late

Music lovers of London Met… come and control the tunes tonight!

We’re looking for the best student DJs around uni. Whether you’re a seasoned pro, a strictly bedroom DJ or an Ipod superstar… let’s see what this uni knows about music!!!

You can use whatever you want… vinyl, cds, laptop, IPhone (put it on aeroplane mode tho ok?!). Just turn up and we’ll allocate you a slot to show us what you got and have a tech guy to talk you through it!

Performance slots will be allocated on the night. And if you suck please don’t take offence when we tell you that it’s time to give our ears a rest ok? 😉

SHOW US WHAT U GOT x

Open Decks Fri 22nd Nov

Do U Do DJ? Open Decks Night at The Rocket

MONDAY 25th November – Back Room Cinema presents… The Wolverine, 6pm start

Return of the awesome ‘Back Room Cinema’ at The Rocket.

 

Every Monday at 6pm, with Christmas Specials on Tuesdays in December too, the Back Room of The Rocket gets turned into a mini cinema, how cool!!

 

It’s free entry, comfy sofas, warm and relaxing with the film starting at 6pm, with free popcorn and hot chocolate for 75p!

 

The film will also be shown on a screen with sound in the main room of The Rocket.

 

This Monday 25th Nov it is the amazing new release with Hugh Jackman – the story of X-Men’s Logan – THE WOLVERINE!

 

Listings for the rest of term:

 

December in Back Room Cinema is our ‘Christmas Season’ all the way until end of term!

 

Monday 2nd December – Bad Santa
Tuesday 3rd December – Muppet’s Christmas Carol

 

Monday 9th December – Home Alone
Tuesday 10th December – The Grinch

 

Monday 16th December – Elf
Tuesday 17th December -The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

Back Room Cinema... Every Monday at 6pm in The Rocket

Back Room Cinema… Every Monday at 6pm in The Rocket

Wed 27th Nov – Party @ Your Moms House!

After the success of the last P@YMH! in Freshers, we’ve decided we have to do another! Beer pong tournament, cheerleader and jock auction, drinking, dancing and team games from 9pm – 3am!

DJs playing all the latest in chart, dance and anthems.

Free entry in GEEK fancy dress. Best dressed couple win a bottle of bubbly.

£1 with Metcard, £2 ANY student, £4 guest of student.

Last entry strictly at 1am. NO PHOTO ID, NO ENTRY!

Party @ Your Moms House! 27th November at The Rocket

Party @ Your Moms House! 27th November at The Rocke

 

Friday 6th December – Dirty Money – Urban Night – 9pm – 3am

The awesome London Met Urban Night $ Dirty Money $ returns for round two after a spectacular Freshers performance!!!

All the best in urban chart, RnB, hip hop, garage, soca, funky house, bashment and more.

We’ve got DJs on rotation from 9pm – 3am

Special FREE ENTRY PRE-PARTY from 6pm with freshly made cocktails at the bar.

LAST ENTRY STRICTLY 1AM

Tickets on the door only – £1 Metcard, £2 Any student, £4 guest of student.

NO PHOTO ID, NO ENTRY.

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HALLOWEEN at The Rocket!!! Zombie Apocalypse – Wednesday 30th October from 9pm

Halloween at The Rocket is 30th October 2013 - Zombie Apocalypse!

Halloween at The Rocket is 30th October 2013 – Zombie Apocalypse!

IT’S THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!!

See all up to date info on our FB

WEDNESDAY 30th OCTOBER, 9PM – 3AM

There’s been a toxic leak in the Superlab and all the students (and staff) have turned to zombies!!!!! Come help us fight them off, or join the zombie hordes for a night of brains, gore and zombie related fun!!! We’ve got ghoulish games, devilish drinks and sinister dance moves all night.

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Hallowed Games:

Slo-Mo Limbo
Mummy Wrap
Zombie Dance-off
Poison Apple Bobbing

Drinks deals:
Corky’s Head Shots – only £1 with Metcard!!
Pint of Rage Virus (Scrumpy Cider) – only £2.50 all night

FREE ENTRY in Hallowed Fancy Dress
£2 Metcard
£3 any student
£4 guest of LMU student

GUESTS OF STUDENTS MUST BRING PHOTO ID!
LAST ENTRY STRICTLY AT 1AM!