How 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...
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’.
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.
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, 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!
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:
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.
Alumni and Staff tickets are sold privately via email. Please email email@example.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.
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:
We're officially partnering with QPay, the top student payments platform at Cambridge. If you're on a committee of your own, reach out to the QPay team here, mention Kings Affair and they'd love to discuss sponsorship and ticketing with you!
Cool Earth is the non-profit organisation that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and climate change. With half of the world's rainforest destroyed in the last 40 years, a new approach was needed to keep it standing, That's why Cool Earth doesn't create reserves, put up fences or buy land. Instead, they work to put local people back in control of their forest. Working successfully with several communities across Peru, DR Congo and Papua New Guinea, the most established partnership is with the Asháninka in Peru since 2008. Read More...
Local people stand to lose the most from deforestation but the most to gain from its protection, and as such, they are the forest's best possible custodians. That's why all Cool Earth partnerships are community owned and led - an approach that research is continually proving to be the most effective way to keep rainforest standing.
By developing local livelihoods, their mission is to end the cycle of deforestation entrenching villages into further poverty. Creating strong, self-determining communities—not dependency. Cool Earth is the only charity that works solely where the threat to the forest is greatest, on the frontline of deforestation. Each of the partnerships forms a shield to make the neighbouring forest inaccessible to loggers, saving millions of acres of further forest. Hide Content.