LastÂ Friday and Saturday, Kingâ€™s College Londonâ€™s Student Union hosted its annual Freshersâ€™ Fair at the Barbican Centre.
Over 300 student societies, sports clubs and external organisations competed in vanity and fairness to attract the buzzing first years on a quest for free pens, chocolate and life-changing experiences – or just looking for a chat.
The fair was divided into eleven areas, with something to suit every interest: Academic, Business and Entrepreneurial, Campaign and Political, Common Interest, Culture, Faith and Spirituality, Exhibitors and Freebies, Kingâ€™s, Medical, Music, Performance and Creative, Sports, Student Media and Volunteering and Fundraising. The main stage saw some exciting performances from various societies, such as the The Rolling Tones â€“ the Collegeâ€™ female a cappella group and additionally the Rap Society.
And of course, Roar put in an appearance too, highlighting our latest print edition which you can find around campus.
This yearâ€™s Freshersâ€™ Fair welcomedÂ its first guerrilla exhibitor – none other than the infamous Banksy, who painted two artworks earlier this week on the walls of the Barbican. This was ahead of the Centreâ€™s Basquiat exhibition.
The first illustrates a man being arrested by the police, and the second shows people waiting in line for a ferris wheels whose cars are replaced with Basquiat inspired crowns.
The two pieces are captioned “Portrait of Basquiat being welcomed by the Metropolitan Police â€“ an (unofficial) collaboration with the new Basquiat show.” and, respectively, “Major new Basquiat show opens at the Barbican â€“ a place that is normally very keen to clean any graffiti from its walls.”.
We adviseÂ Banksy to mention Kingâ€™s as well next time, should he desire a stall at the Freshersâ€™ Fair.Â