King's Affair 2018 presents

Music of the Spheres

20.6.18

About

How can can can can can you reconcile King’s? Its royal patron and its revolutionary spirit; the dignified Renaissance Chapel with its world-class choir and the Bunker famed for its grotty techno nights; our Chaplain singing on stage with drag queen Courtney Act. King’s is contradictory and the King’s Affair was born out of dissonance, but this year we celebrate our college in all of its diversity as one harmonic, melodic universe.

Join us on Wednesday the 20th of June on the grounds of our iconic college for one last night in paradise. Brave the infernal depths of the ‘sweaty techno hellhole’ that is the Bunker (TCS, 2017) and lounge in beatific bliss in the empyrean acoustics of the Chapel. Expect a range of stellar acts and entertainments across our many stages, with something to suit any taste - and plenty to taste amongst our array of divine libations.

It’s a May Week event like no other: ditch the formal dress, grab the glue gun and sequins, and join 1,500 other guests partying in cosmic harmony to the Music of the Spheres...

music of the spheres
[ˈmjuːzɪk ɒv ðə sfɪəs]

1. n. musica universalis, a melody arising from the harmony of movement between celestial objects in a perfectly ordered universe.

The celestial objects thought to constitute such a universe included: a geocentric earth; the sun, moon and planets, embedded within concentric spheres and each governed by a spiritual intelligence or guardian angel; and a realm of fixed stars. The terrestrial spheres encircling the earth paralleled the spheres of heaven and hell, the hierarchical realms of the dead explored in Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’.

Explorers Society at King's Affair 2017

Tickets

This year KA are teaming up with QPay to provide a better, slicker ticketing service than ever before. Tickets for King’s Members go on sale at midnight on the night of the 28th of February. Ticket sales will end for members at 11:30PM, 5th of March. General sales for University Members will subsequently open at midnight on the night of the 5th of March, and end on the night of 15th of April. If you do not manage to secure a ticket during this period, don’t despair—you can join the waiting list in case any tickets become available later.

GUEST TICKETS

If you are a King’s member and wish to bring along up to two friends to King’s Affair, select the relevant number of guest tickets from the dropdown box upon checkout. You will be emailed guest codes once the sale period for King’s members is over (the 5th of March at 11.30PM). Your friend(s) can then claim their King’s Affair ticket below.

AT CHECKOUT

At checkout, you should fill in your name, your Cambridge email address and phone number. You’ll also have an option to donate to our charity, Cool Earth!

Guests
£85

If you are a member of the University, simply follow the students' instructions.

If you’re not, you need to ask your friend at King's to get you a guest code. There will be no guest tickets for General Release. If you have a guest code, please proceed:

I have the code
Students
King's: £70 | Others: £85

King’s Members: You may buy ONE member’s ticket for yourself only. You will be able to apply for codes to obtain up to two guest tickets at checkout. Purchase of more than one ticket may result in cancellation of all tickets which you attempt to purchase.

Non-King’s Members: You may buy ONE ticket for yourself, and one ticket ONLY. Purchase of more than one tickets may result in cancellation of all tickets which you attempt to purchase.

Buy Tickets
Alumni & Staff
£107

Alumni and Staff tickets are sold privately via email. Please email alumni@kingsaffair.com in order to secure a ticket. Tickets are £107 each, and as soon as we verify that you are an alumnus/alumna or a member of staff of King's, we will send you a custom link for your ticket.

Name Changes

We are providing automatic name change services through the QPay mobile app, allowing us to safely manage all name changes and fees.

To sell your ticket, open the QPay app and list your ticket for sale. A friend can then offer to buy the ticket, you then accept their payment and the ticket is automatically transferred. For further instructions, please follow the pdf attached here.

We are offering free automatic name changes up until the 26th of April, after which a name-change fee will occur up until the ball, as following:

Sponsors & Charities

Committee

Kasia Cheng
Kasia Cheng
Chair
chair@kingsaffair.com
Dylan Whitaker
Dylan Whitaker
Treasurer
treasurer@kingsaffair.com
Nuala O’Sullivan
Nuala O’Sullivan
Head of Arts
arts@kingsaffair.com
Hannah Cockram
Hannah Cockram
Arts
arts@kingsaffair.com
Faria Tabassum
Faria Tabassum
Arts
arts@kingsaffair.com
Rose Aitchison
Rose Aitchison
Arts
arts@kingsaffair.com
Rosy Sida
Rosy Sida
Arts
arts@kingsaffair.com
Lily Flashman
Lily Flashman
Arts
arts@kingsaffair.com
Maddy Bishop
Maddy Bishop
Ents
ents@kingsaffair.com
Cora Cunningham
Cora Cunningham
Ents
ents@kingsaffair.com
Danny Jenkins
Danny Jenkins
Security
security@kingsaffair.com
Simren Sekhon
Simren Sekhon
Food and Drinks
food@kingsaffair.com
Lola Koubi
Lola Koubi
Food and Drinks
food@kingsaffair.com
Charles Yoon
Charles Yoon
IT & Ticketing
ticketing@kingsaffair.com
Alizée Pace
Alizée Pace
Sustainability
sustainability@kingsaffair.com
Marek Zmroczek-Sterenberg
Marek Zmroczek-Sterenberg
Music
music@kingsaffair.com
Tom White
Tom White
Music
music@kingsaffair.com
Rob Gray
Rob Gray
Production
production@kingsaffair.com
Han Sheng Lim
Han Sheng Lim
Production
production@kingsaffair.com
Jodie Johnson
Jodie Johnson
Workers
workers@kingsaffair.com