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Societies - Art, Music & Film

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Alternative & Indie Music Society
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We are a society dedicated to the appreciation of alternative and indie music. Our biweekly event 'Hang the DJ' allows members to broaden and nurse their music taste; while entertaining others at the venue with their own set. We organise gig trips and socials to clubs that promote themselves as featuring alternative or indie music. It's a great society to meet people who like similar music to you and finding gig buddies as Southampton has a great live music scene.

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Anime and Manga Society
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Southampton Anime and Manga Society is a society dedicated to the mutual interest in anime, manga and other aspects of Japanese culture.

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Art Society
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Welcome to Art Society! Here at ArtSoc we hope to create a warm and welcoming environment where people of all artistic abilities can come and develop their skills and embrace their love of art with likeminded people. We meet every Thursday at the Cafe (Union Building, Level 3) from 6-7:30pm. Our aim is to create a relaxing session where people can come and chat and enjoy themselves while maybe painting a little too. Everyone is welcome no matter what your background with art is! Each week is a different theme, from tie dye to watercolour to painting with food, there's always something new and exciting! We hope to see you there :-) If you have any questions don't hesitate to email us, or contact us on our Facebook page @ArtSocSU

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Creative Writing Society
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The Creative Writing Society is for all students from any disciplines at the University who like to write creatively. We run weekly workshops on a variety of writing themes, genres and techniques, and aim to nurture budding writers of Southampton by providing opportunities for feedback sessions, competitions and guest speakers. Find us on Facebook or come along to a meeting to find out more!

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Hookers, Knitters and Stichers
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Hookers, Knitters and Stitchers is an inclusive group for beginners to experts, meeting, socialising and sharing skills across crochet, knitting, embroidery, patchwork... and any other stitch-based activity. We welcome all and any (of @soton.ac.uk) students introvert or extrovert, whether the pathway is Graphics, Games, Nursing, Economics, Fashion or Fine Art. Based at Winchester School of Art and part of the University of Southampton.

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Make-Up Society (Glow)
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Glow aims to offer an all-inclusive and accepting environment for people to build and develop their makeup and beauty skills. The society is accepting of people with all different skillsets, from budding makeup artists to complete amateurs.

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Music Production & DJ Society
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The Music Production & DJ society is an ambitious and supportive society, which provides opportunities for its members to progress within the music industry as DJ's, musicians or music industry professionals. Our members range from beginners through to experienced musicians. We are committed and driven in our encouragement of underrepresented groups within the industry - helping to support and grow an inclusive, friendly and diverse environment. We provide regular classes, speakers, meetups and collab sessions. We provide networking, performance and record label release opportunities. We know how to throw a great party, which everyone is proud to be a part of.

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Photographic Society
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Calling all beginner, amateur and professional photographers at the University of Southampton! Our regular meetings cover a wide variety of topics, from theory through to hands-on experience. We run weekly lectures and workshops and we try to get out and about to photograph all manner of things too! For people more experienced in photography, our events team may be for you. We offer photographic services at a range of events, such as balls, society meals and sports events. We have a fully equipped studio and darkroom with facilities to develop and scan black and white film. If you're new to photography, do not fear, we'll help you to take the photos that you're aspiring to shoot. We also have a selection of cameras, lenses and other equipment that as a club member you are welcome to borrow. Best of all you get all this for just £20 a year!

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Pottery Society
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Hello, we're the University of Southampton Pottery Society. We meet every Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm at Cantell School (5 mins from Highfield Campus, near Glen Eyre Halls). You're welcome to come along no matter what level of ability you have, or when you last picked up some clay. Our wonderful teacher, Kate, is more than happy to work with you to help you create anything you can imagine and she works with everyone at the beginning of each semester to ensure you know the basics. We're a really popular society which means we are members only due to the high demand. We offer taster sessions where you can come along to try it out at the beginning of each semester which cost £3 per person and must be booked in advance. This is the best time for you to come and try out the society before deciding whether it's for you! Membership for Semester 1 (2019/20) is £25 for the whole semester. There are no hidden fees, membership includes unlimited use of our clay, glazes, and equipment along with the room hire and tuition. This is to be purchased in person at our session - for more information on when that will be, please see our Facebook page/group. We're also a sociable bunch and run different kinds of socials all year round. Costs for our socials are normally quite low and, where possible, the committee take what members want into consideration, too! Last year, we organised a Sprinkles trip, and a Hollywood Bowling night which were brilliant fun! We've got all of this and more planned for this year for you to look forward to! If you want to get in touch, or are interested in joining, contact us via our Facebook page or group which are linked above. You can also find us on Instagram, or you can email us at potterysociety@gmail.com if you have any questions. We hope to see you soon!

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Union Films
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Union Films is your student-run cinema, right at the heart of Highfield Campus. Located in the Union, we're completely run by volunteers; from the from the front of house staff who sell tickets and refreshments, to the projectionists who show the films on our 35mm and digital projectors. You can help out as much or as little as you like, and when you do, you get to see films for free!

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Wessex Films
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Wessex Films is an award-winning filmmaking society. We are dedicated to facilitating practical filmmaking for all our members and we provide tuition for a variety of fundamental practices through exciting workshops and tutorials during the entire academic year. We host meetings every Wednesday and all sorts of socials in between. Whether you'd like to write, act, edit, direct, operate cameras, work special effects, compose music, record foley, storyboard, create concept artwork or more, there's plenty of opportunities to pursue. We welcome all levels and abilities, with no previous experience required. So if you're passionate about film, why not get involved?

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