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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 27, No. 1. 1964.

Arts Activities for all at Varsity

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Arts Activities for all at Varsity

Students new to Victoria this year will be confronted with a wide variety of Arts activities. Anxious to gain new blood, the Arts Clubs are directing their Orientation Week programmes especially towards Freshers. All are welcome, in particular those who wish to participate in future Club activities. For Freshers, Salient presents a thumbnail view of the major Arts Clubs.

The Contemporary Arts Club aims to provide a ready outlet for the work of young artists within and outside the University. Last year the club produced several plays, including Edward Albee's "The Sandbox", put on poetry readings, jazz, and variety concerts. At irregular intervals throughout the year the club's literary magazine "Argot" appeared. During Orientation Week, the Club plans a poetry reading in the Common Room at 12 noon, Tuesday, March 3, and on Wednesday and Thursday at 7.30 p.m. Variety Concerts in the Memorial Theatre.

Last year, Victoria's live-wire Drama Club produced Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" and a controversial version of "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes. The club held a number of play readings and produced a Christmas revue entitled "Vilent Nite". Included in productions for the coming years is Shakespeare's "Troylus and Cressida". The Drama Club will hold a play reading in the Memorial Theatre at 7.30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.

The Film Society will meet at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, in the Memorial Theatre and at mid-day in the Memorial Theatre on Tuesday, March 10. The Society aims to screen films of interest to students, especially films which would not normally be shown in city cinemas. Last year's big event was a popular showing of Orson Welles's "Citizen Kane".

Lunchtime sessions by Victoria's Jazz Club were popular last year, musicians from round town as well as from the campus took part. Under the Contemporary Arts Club a Jazz evening will be held in the Common Common Room at 8 p.m., Sunday, March 8.

Big task for the Literary Society each year is the production of its annual magazine of student writing "Experiment". Also during the year readings and discussions are held. The work of young writers is read and discussed. Off campus writers are invited to address the Society.

The Music Society holds concerts about every two weeks throughout the year. Of special interest are the student composers concerts. In addition the Society produces a major concert each year. Last year's big effort was a fine performance of Bach's "Magnificat in D". From time to time distinguished musicians perform at the University at the invitation of the Music Society.