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Spring Break Neon Party! Wednesday 29 March at The Rocket

Term is winding down, but we’re ready to let loose with some Spring Break vibes!!!

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Let the music play and enjoy an unforgettable night at our Spring Break Neon Party. Great tunes and special offers on drinks.
Neon painting, fun games and special prizes, all in one fantastic night. Get your tickets now, as this party is a guaranteed sell out!

London Met students can sign up to 2 guests.
All students must have valid student ID cards, and all guests must have valid photo ID. Last entry at midnight.

HALLOOWWEEEEEEEEEEENN!!! Come get spooky on Friday 30 October 2015 at The Rocket…

Halloween Party at The Rocket is Friday October 30th from 9pm

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Freshers Fortnight Official Line Up

It’s finally here! The official #LondonMetFreshers line up is being announced today, and we have a full fortnight of entertainment for you starting on Monday 21st September until Friday 2nd October. As well as the huge Freshers Welcome Party to look forward to on Friday 9th October (more information on this to follow soon!)

London Met Presents Freshers 2015

London Met Presents Freshers 2015


Week 1 

Follow this link for the first week of daytime events, and follow this link for the first week of evening events.

Freshers Week One Daytime

Freshers Week One Daytime


Monday 21st September

Daytime

What? Game For Free

Every day this week we will have movies on the large screen in The Back Room, huge board games and pool, all for free!

Where? The Rocket, 8.30am-11pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


Evening

What? Creative Cocktails

Create your own cocktail by choosing your cocktail (or mocktail) ingredients, we make it up for you, and you give it any name you want! Prices are £4 per cocktail or 2 for £7. The bar staffs’ favourite cocktail name wins a prize!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 2pm-11pm

How much? Entry to the venue is free for everyone!


Tuesday 22nd September

Daytime

What? Plane Silly

As well as free games all day in The Rocket, we will be holding a paper plane competition. Come down and show us your personal best paper airplane! We’ll be running regular competitions and the maker of the plane that flies the furthest wins a free lunch and a pint!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 11.30am – 2.30pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


Evening

What? Universally Challenged

Bring your smartest mates (or if you can’t trust them, come on your own!) for our pub quiz with a difference. We will be incorporating all of your favourite TV quiz shows into this exciting new quiz night! Expect The Weakest Link, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, University Challenge and more! Cash prize for the winning team, bar tab for the runner up!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 7pm – 11pm

How much? Entry for the quiz is £1 per person, but entry to the venue is free for everyone!


Wednesday 23rd September

Daytime

What? Llama Pinata

Feeling stressed? Or just fancy winning some free sweets? Come and have a go at breaking our Llama Pinatas.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 11.30am-3.30pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


Evening

What? GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO UNI!

It’s the FIRST BIG PARTY of Freshers, and we’re saying goodbye to Summer with a sunny Beach Party. Come in your finest summer attire, and expect a free BBQ, tropical courtyard, bucket cocktails and the best summer tunes all night. We’re even throwing in some fire performers!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 9pm-3am

How much? From 9pm, price of entry will be £3 MetCard, £4 Student, £5 Guest or FREE with Freshers Wristband. Price includes FREE BBQ!


Freshers Week One Evening

Freshers Week One Evening


Thursday 24th September

Daytime

What? Circus School

Come to LMU Circus School, where clowning around is encouraged, and you can graduate in plate spinning! Fancy learning how to juggle, tightrope walk, spin plates, unicycle or walk on stilts? Today is the day, with our circus skills workshop.

Where? The Rocket Complex and Courtyard, 12pm-4pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


Evening

What? Student Union presents ‘Speed Meet’, followed by Rocket Karaoke Disco

The Student Union will be holding a speed meet in the Rocket bar from 6pm-8pm, then we will be hosting a fantastically glamorous karaoke night for you to sing your heart out. Free drink for everyone that sings! Then when you’ve all finished singing, we’ll have a Disco DJ and dancing until late!

Where? The Rocket Complex, Speed Meet 6pm-8pm and Karaoke Disco 8pm-2am

How much? From 8pm, price of entry will be £1 MetCard, £2 Student, £3 Guest or FREE entry with Freshers Wristband.


Friday 25th September

Daytime

What? Do You DJ?

Bring your mates and show us your finest set (up to 25mins maximum). Our judges will choose 1 DJ to play a 2 hour set at one of our future nights at The Rocket, as well as winning a bar tab and pair of amazing Sennheiser HD25 DJ headphones! All genres accepted.

We will be setting up a dance floor and lights for anyone who fancies coming down for anyone who can’t DJ, but fancies a daytime party!

Sign up by emailing entertainment@londonmet.ac.uk and send us some of your mixes, we will be in touch if you’re successful!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 1pm-5pm. Winner announced at 5.30pm.

How much? Free entry for everyone!


Evening

What? #RocketLive

We’ll be having a pre-party from 5pm-8pm with £2.50 spirit and mixers and £2 pints and DJs. We will then be hosting a night filled with live music from 8pm until 11.30pm, then hours of the best indie, electro, dance and classics.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 5pm-3am (bands start at 8pm)

How much? From 8pm, the price of entry will be £3 MetCard, £4 Student, £5 Guest or FREE with Freshers Wristband!


Week 2

Follow this link for the second week of daytime events, and follow this link for the second week of evening events.

Freshers Week Two Daytime

Freshers Week Two Daytime


Monday 28th September

Daytime

What? Free Welcome Back BBQ

We’re hosting a FREE BBQ for all new and returning students (while stocks last!)

Where? The Rocket Complex in the Courtyard, 12pm-3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


Evening

What? Back 2 School

Welcome back drinks with 2-4-1 cocktails, games and all the best old school anthems.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 3pm-11pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


Tuesday 29th September

Daytime

What?: Aldgate Hub Freshers Fair AND Design Your Cake and Eat It Too

Aldgate Hub Freshers Fair will be taking place from 11am-3pm in The Wash Houses, Calcutta House. Freshers Fair is your chance to be given more free stuff than you carry, sign up to all societies London Met has to offer, and generally get to know about uni and the surrounding area. All new and returning students are welcome!

In The Rocket, We’ll be providing free cakes (and maybe even a free cup of tea or two) as well as loads of icing and cake decorations for you to make your own cake, we’ll even let you eat it too.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 12pm-3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


Evening

What? Met’s Got Talent

Get on stage from 8pm and show us your talent, London Met! it can be anything from singing, dancing, a dog show or you just being able to make your eyebrows dance. Sign up by emailing entertainment@londonmet.ac.uk explaining your talent, and sending and photos or videos of you doing your talent would be great!

We’ll also host a pre party from 5pm with £2.50 spirit and mixers and £2 pints and DJs!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 5pm-1am

How much? Free entry for everyone!


Wednesday 30th September

Daytime

What? LMU Annual Sports Day

Dig out your old P.E kit and come and join us for an old fashioned fun filled sports day. We will have loads of races including the egg and spoon, 3 legged, wheel barrow and even a relay throughout the uni. The winners will get prizes and medals, but remember, it’s all about the taking part.

Where? The Rocket Complex and Courtyard, 12pm-4pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


Evening

What? FRAT PARTY!

After a fun day filled sports day, we will be having a huge sports themed party in the evening. There will be free beer pong, red cups, fun sports games on stage and all the best student and chart tunes! Come in your favourite sporting gear, or if you’re not a sports fan, come in your finest geek attire.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 9pm-3am

How much? From 9pm, price of entry will be £3 MetCard, £4 Student, £5 Guest or FREE with Freshers Wristband. Price includes free beer pong until 10pm.


Freshers Week Two Evening

Freshers Week Two Evening


Thursday 1st October

Daytime

What? Freshers Fair

Freshers Fair is your chance to be given more free stuff than you carry, sign up to any and all societies London Met has to offer, and generally get to know about uni and the surrounding area. All new and returning students are welcome, but get there early in case you miss out on the free pizza!

Where? The Great Hall, Tower Building (The Rocket Complex entrance), 11am-3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


Evening

What? Disco Bingo

Forget everything you think you know about Bingo! The Rocket is bringing you a night of funky disco bingo, where instead of numbers, you have to cross off the names of songs (and listen and dance to the songs at the same time!)

We’re going to have some HUGE (and some not so huge) prizes to give away, anything from bar tabs, free entry to events, surprise prizes and booby prizes.

We’ll be playing loads of different games from 7.30pm-10.30pm, then DJs and deals on the bar until 2am!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 7.30pm-2am

How much? From 7.30pm, price of entry will be £1 MetCard, £2 Student, £3 Guest or FREE entry with Freshers Wristband. Price includes unlimited Disco Bingo play!


Friday 2nd October

Daytime

What? Game For Free

Free use of our giant board games, pool tables and movies on the large screen in the back room!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 8.30am-7pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


Evening

What? Urban Lounge and SubUrban

From 7pm at The Rocket, we will have Urban Lounge, with 2-4-1 cocktails and £2.50 spirit and mixers until 9pm, while playing you all the best Slow Jams and RnB.

From 9pm we will be livening things up with all the best hip hop, bashment, grime, RnB and soca all the way through until 2am.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 7pm-2am

How much? From 9pm, price of entry will be £3 MetCard, £4 Student, £5 Guest or FREE with Freshers Wristband!


Let us know what you think of the line up on our Facebook or Twitter using #LondonMetFreshers

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!!

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GETTIN’ FRESH…

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Starts Monday 24th September – events every night for 2 weeks!!!

FRESHERS FORTNIGHT  at THE ROCKET COMPLEX…

London Met’s Freshers Fortnight starts on Monday 24th September, and goes on for 2 whole weeks. For nitelife it’s all about us – London Met’s awesome venue THE ROCKET COMPLEX on Holloway Road. It’s got bars, pool tables, plasma screens all around the venue, with X-BOX 360 and PS3 to play on, a MASSIVE soundsystem, and a really cool courtyard garden which is great to chill in when you’re not in lectures!

AMAZING FREE EVENTS FOR 2 WHOLE WEEKS…

We’ve got a whole host of events during Freshers – something for everyone. Our programme includes comedy, karaoke, club nights, movie nights, live music, DJs and more, and during the two weeks, it’s ALL FREE for London Met students! The final programme will be released very soon!

The best way to stay on pulse with all the events you should be going to is LIKE US on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter, and keep a watchful eye on our blog (you’re here now so well done you!).

One date for your diary – put it in RIGHT NOW! Don’t forget the FRESHERS PARTY will be on Friday October 12th. It’s a guaranteed sellout and is the biggest event for London Met students of the whole Freshers period.

And what about prices… we’re students yeh?

Of course the Rocket Complex is all about AMAZING deals for our London Met students. Get yourself a London Met METCARD now, and you will always get the BEST deals in London, including cheap entry to events, cheap drinks at the bar and cheap uni stuff and snacks  in The Rocket Shop!!

Looking for work to make that loan less painful?

We’re hiring London Met students now to work as venue assistants doing all manner of  jobs at The Rocket Complex. The first step to working with us is to apply online with Met Temps. Once you’ve filled out the online application process, find us on Met Temps and apply for the job. If you have any difficulty with the system please email us  on entertainment@londonmet.ac.uk.

See you there!

Anyway we can’t wait to see you guys and gals right from the very start of Freshers. If you have any ideas or questions or want to get involved, the best place is to email entertainment@londonmet.ac.uk.