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Trinity Hall, History of Art Keen to dispel the myth that the life of an Art Historian revolves solely around pashminas and picture books, Hettie likes to keep up-to-date with news beyond The Bubble. When not browsing the BBC or scrutinizing grammar, she may be found singing loudly in the Cindies' queue, although as a notorious lightweight she can recall little of these Wednesday night ventures.

Garden Party season is almost upon us and tickets are selling fast. Get your’s before they’re gone…

UPDATE

The Union’s online ticketing system crashed today due to unprecedented demand. The tickets go on sale tomorrow in the Union Office from 2pm. Bring your Union card and arrive early – they’re expected to sell out fast.

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If there is one way to alleviate Easter-term tedium it’s planning May Week. Forget the e-word, give revision the two-fingers, and start focusing on the important stuff. If your Suicide Sunday isn’t booked up from dawn till dusk, you better get a move on because tickets are selling fast. But never fear, The Tab is on hand to ensure you don’t spend a minute of that glorious day sober…

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TIT HALL CRESCENTS 

Time: 9am – 12pm

Place: Fellows’ Garden, Tit Hall

Tickets: £12. SOLD OUT but join the waiting list by emailing The Crescents at gp.2012@gmail.co.uk.

Best for: entertaining initiations, early starters and dubious coloured (and tasting) cocktails.

2011 Crescent Initiations 

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MARGUERITES 

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Place: Christ’s Fellows’ Garden

Tickets: to be announced nearer the time. Watch out for updates on their event page, here.

Best for: relaxing in beautiful grounds with a classy cocktail.

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WYVERNS 

Time: 11am – 2pm

Place: Undisclosed location

Tickets: £17 (gold wristband – entry to Life and Cindies) or £12 standard. Tickets from their website, here. 

Best for: infamous jelly wrestling, bikinis and shades. A chance to escape Cambridge and, rumour has it, to take part in some record breaking…

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IDLERS 

Time: 12.15pm – 3pm

Place: Ivy Court, Pembroke

Tickets: £13. SOLD OUT but join the waiting list here.

Best for: for those who prefer the smooth and sophisticated. An opportunity to take a breather from jelly-wrestling.

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SQUIRES 

Time: TBC

Place: TBC (it was at Cambridge Rugby Club last year)

Tickets: Sold out.

Best for: societies. This party is not for the casual individual – mainly because only the select got tickets in the first place.

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TRINITY HALL GARDEN PARTY

Time: 1pm – 5pm

Place: Latham Lawn, Trinity Hall

Tickets: £15. Last call for tickets email thgardenparty2012@gmail.com

Best for: lounging by the river and drifting off to jazz.

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MURRAY EDWARDS’ GARDEN PARTY 

Time: 4pm-9pm

Place: Murray Edwards’ grounds

Tickets: £25 by cheque. SOLD OUT. Details available here.

Best for: atmosphere. This event is themed, this year being a Midsummer Night’s Dream, making it closer to a June Event than a garden party. The extra cost is worth it.

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DOWNING TRIBAL 

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Place: The Paddock, Downing College

Tickets: £22. Apply for tickets here.

Best for: boaties, blazers and Pimms (by the barrel load). Fight the evening hangover with more booze and a sneaky rumba before hitting Life/Fez.

Pimms O’clock

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And if Garden Parties aren’t your thing…

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY CARDBOARD BOAT RACE 

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Place: The Cam

Tickets:Free to watch. To enter, join the group here.

Best for: laughing at fools.

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You can also get started a day early with:

THE UNION GARDEN PARTY

Time: 11am – 5pm

Place: Sidney Sussex Gardens

Tickets: On sale in the Union Office from Friday 18th May at 2pm.

Best for: pretending you’re at a May Ball. Oysters, champagne, cocktails and jazz all add to the sense of gentle sophistication.

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So Cambridge, keep your eyes on the prize as we plough on into third week. In five weeks and a day it will be Suicide Sunday – the Pimms will be flowing and the sun will be out (hopefully).

  • Sidney Sussex

    Why can no one ever spell my name? :(

  • Hugo

    Come to the wyverns coz im a massive deal

  • observer

    might have been more useful to write this guide before three of the events sold out?

    • Voice of Reason

      Might have been more useful to have made a more useless comment.

      • observer

        think of it as constructive criticism. onwards and upwards!

  • lame

    These all sound crap. Standing around on a college lawn, wearing a blazer and drinking pimms. Who cares?

    • most people

      sounds like my idea of a good party

    • why

      do you even go to Cambridge?

    • Mr Pimm

      you sound crap. Sitting in the lib on your computer, wearing trackies and drinking blue bolt. Who cares?

      Suicide Sunday is fucking glorious and if you don't think so then you might as well jump off a bridge because you are obviously unable to find fun in anything. As with everything else in Cambridge to do with drinking & socialising, it is only as good as you make it. And you obviously make it Lame.

  • Lesbian Undertones

    'Eater term' – Freudian slip much?

    • Food

      Or just hungry?

    • I misread

      your name as "lesbian undergarments".

  • Thecat

    Where is therat going?

  • Tie knot judge

    Why do all the Wyverns in that photo look so scruffy? It's a garden party not a comprehensive.

    • I think this

      every time they reuse that photo.

      4th year running now.

  • I'm not very co

    I wish I was cool enough to get invited to the Chetwynd Society Garden Party.

  • dave leahy

    ima back you up

  • Tit Crescent Fan

    I will buy your Tit Hall Crescent Garden Party ticket at a good price! I really need one. Thaaaanks bdc29@cam

  • Al MacFarlane

    hey guys make sure you check out my new music video! This one is for all the fans that have supported me throughout my career. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JldTIJZfxYQ

    • such

      a good gotye cover

  • http://ulenn.com Ugur

    hohoho :)) Where is therat going?

  • http://ulenn.com Ugur

    coming soon :)

  • LowPoint

    Mind the year (c. 2012) AUCricketC raised £10 000 for charity? The same year charities barely broke even. The same year rowing boat club was given Sports Club of the year, by Adam Downer. Not even a mention in his speech.

    Conspiracies/twats galore.