Showcase Shenanigans (& Other Society Events)
It’s fair to say I’ve been more than a little busy lately with everything going on. Within the space of the past two week or so I’ve written two different assignments for modules which has involved a fair amount of reading and typing, as well as performing in one showcase and preparing for another two. Add into that running a whole society charity fundraising week, as well as my usual levels of lecture and seminar prep work, and the result is one very busy Katie. All in the average life of a Warwick student I guess!
Don’t get me wrong, I actively despise being bored, and I like my life to be jam packed. I’m fully aware that I have a lot on my plate, and it just takes work to keep everything balanced, but it’s very possible. Luckily for me I have really supportive friends, housemates and course mates around me, who I know I can always ask for help when I need it. From checking over essays to providing me with snacks, or walking with me when I’m lost (which still happens despite the fact I’m a third year and would like to think I know where I’m going now….), they’ve been there every step of the way (sometimes literally).
Something that’s really special for me is getting to do showcases and performances with my friends. Last Saturday, I was involved in the Classical and Modern Dance (CMD) showcase with my friends from Warwick Tap – some of whom also happen to be my housemates. This was, alike last year, such a fun experience. I love getting to spend time with my housemates outside the house as well as when we’re living together, so getting to perform together was really special for all of us.
Now, I’m still in go-mode with showcase prep. I’ve joined Warwick Panto this year, and our performances of Alice in Pantoland are on Friday and Saturday next week, so there truly has been no rest for the wicked with all-day rehearsals this weekend. We’re performing in aid of the Sue Ryder hospice, which is an amazing local cause, so we’re pulling out all the stops to make sure this show is amazing. This cast is such a lovely bunch, and I’ve had a phenomenal time getting back to actually performing and acting again, bringing our lovely Cheshire cat to life in her own unique way.
On top of this, I’m also preparing for the Warwick Pole and Aerial Arts showcase, which is the Sunday after. I have my own hoop routine, which I have had a great time working on, as well as also appearing in the beginner silks group routine. Being on exec for WPAA has seen me do a lot of work for them, but I am so unbelievably proud to represent such a phenomenal group. Last week I organised a week-long charity fundraiser for WPAA in aid of Coventry Rape and Sexual Assault Center (CRASAC), which do phenomenal work in the community. We’ve raised over £260 which is so incredible and makes all the hard work worthwhile.