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RAG Week

Seven days. Seven different events. Hundreds of people. The chance to raise thousands of pounds. RAG Week 2013 is fast approaching and is set to be bigger and better than ever! Starting on Monday 11th February and running till Sunday 18th February, this week raises crazy amounts for the RAG Community Fund, which is divided in May between various Northwest based charities.

Kicking off the week is a comedy night held at Squirrels Bar on Monday at 7pm, headlined by Colin Manford and showcasing some of the finest student stand-up the University has to offer. Tuesday night is your time to get your corset and fishnets on (gender irrespective) for the long-established screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, shown at Fab Cafe on Portland Street from 7pm. Need a date in time for Valentine’s Day? Head down to Joseph Whitworth on Wednesday 13th from 8pm to be matched up with the girl or guy of your dreams in our massively successful Speed Dating. If nobody there takes your fancy, never fear as Take Me Out is taking place on Thursday 14thin Academy 2 – with contestants from the ITV show making an appearance! We’re still looking for contestants, so if you’re interested, email [email protected] Take Me Out 2012 was hugely popular so get your tickets early from the Student Activities office. If you fancy doing something a little different on Friday night, Dare Night is for you – head down to Font, Fallowfield, at 8pm and take part in some ridiculous and hilarious dares across the city. Saturday night sees student bands competing for your vote in Battle of the Bands, and finally the week culminates in a fully interactive pub quiz at Owens Park bar, from 7pm.

If this wasn’t enough, keep your eyes peeled around campus during the day times. Ever fancied trying Water Zorbing? Well here’s your chance – head to University Place on Tuesday. Think Quidditch is just for wizards? Think again and come to our very own tournament on Wednesday 13th. Get your fix of summer by coming to the carnival on Thursday, also held outside University Place, for sumo wrestling, gladiator jousting and much more.

RAG week is organised by students, for students, and really does have something for everybody to get involved in. Come let your hair down, have a laugh, knowing that you’re helping to raise thousands of pounds for deserving causes.

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