Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 8. 1961.
Open House Programme
Open House Programme
The biggest public relations stunt of the year (next to Extrav) is being organised by the cultural affairs committee. This is no reflection on the public relations committee. It just happened that way when the proposed Arts Festival for the building opening was transferred from rosy dream to practical reality, partly because the Drama Club could not wait any longer and finally produced "Much Ado" last month. "Open House" has happened instead.
"Open House" should be a huge success from the point of view of Town-Gown relations, because we are asking the public of Wellington to come up and have a look at us, our new buildings, performances of club activities and displays. The powers that be have also given permission for tours of the whole university including what is rumoured as displays in some labs at certain times.
The programme runs as follows; June 12 to 16:
1. Daily Tours: Starting at 9.15 a.m. and continuing every hour the hordes will be guided over the whole campus by you until 7.15 p.m. Come along to the office on the ground floor of our new Student Union Building and put your name on the list. "Guides" will be issued with sheets of information about the building and details of what to show the people.
2. Club Activities: These will be as follows:
12.30 p.m.—Monday, film: Tuesday, Sports (Gymn.); Wednesday, Poetry (Common Room); Thursday, Film; Friday, ?.
8 p.m. (Admission by ticket only)—Monday, Music: Tuesday, Sports (Gymn.); Wednesday, Film; Thursday, Jazz; Friday, Debate.
Maori Club items possibly included.
Unless stated, activities are in the Little Theatre. Mr Arthur Everard is House Manager. There is room on the programme for more.
Because facilities in the gymn. and Little Theatre are limited, bookings will be necessary to ensure seats at the evening functions. These may be made at the Student Union Office or at the D.I.C.
3. Displays: Mr Mel Stone has promised to produce a display of student literary archives dating from sometime in the 19th century. The French Club has promised a display of first class photographs. W.A.C. has something up its sleeve. Mr Mark Young has promised to collect specimens of student Art, Photography and Sculpture and to send this on to the N.Z. Universities Arts Festival at Massey next August. House Committee also has ideas of permanent student art decoration for our building and will no doubt contact the creators of Mr Young's display. Displays will probably be accommodated in committee rooms on pinex (to hide the fact that we have not any furnishings). More displays are expected when clubs wake up to the fact of their possibility.
Queries, offers and suggestions may be made at the Union Office or posted to me, V.U.W.S.A., Box 196.