E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Monday, 25th November 2013 @ 9:52pm
Pizza on Saturday
We'll be going to Pizza Express after the film screenings on Saturday (let this email serve as a last reminder about those, too!). If you're planning to come, please let me know by Thursday evening, as I'd like to book a table for in advance. (Send me an email, or comment on our Facebook group.)
Social: Friday of Week 8, 5.30
We'll also have a social (read: a meal) before the meeting in week 8, on Friday 6 December. We'll be going to Edamame, the idiosyncratic Japanese restaurant on Holywell Street opposite New College; meet outside the restaurant at 5.30. For this you won't need to let anyone know you're coming in advance, but you may need to be prepared to queue outside.
E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Tuesday, 19th November 2013 @ 4:46pm
We're now reaching the point in the year when we'll collect a membership fee. Like last year (no inflation!), the membership fee will be £5 for the year. Each year's fees pay for the cost of renting a table from OUSU at next year's Freshers' Fair, and for printing materials for the fair.
We'll start collecting membership fees this Friday, but we'll have the society monies and the OAV record book around at meetings for the next few weeks, so if you don't have £5 on you this Friday you can bring it later in the term.
As a reminder: we'll be watching a couple of films not at night but on the afternoon of Saturday 30 November (the Saturday at the end of week 7). We'll be in the Saskatchewan Room as usual, starting at 3pm. We'll be watching Jin-Roh followed by The Garden of Words. If you just want to catch The Garden of Words, you can turn up at 5pm. You're very welcome to come regardless of whether you've been able to make our weekly meetings. We'll probably go for pizza afterwards.
We were trying to sort out this term's film night and it turned into more of a film... afternoon. The plan is to show Jin-Roh followed by The Garden of Words on Saturday 30th November, starting at 3pm in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter (the usual room). We should finish around 6pm and will probably then go for pizza, or something (details to follow).
Jin-Roh is a thriller set in an alternative-history 1950s Japan; it was directed by Hiroyuki Okiura and came out in 1999. Expect sombre intrigue and also body armour. The Garden of Words is the latest short(ish) film directed by Makoto Shinkai. Expect romance, ridiculously lush background art, and also feet. We'll probably start TGoW at around 5pm, so anyone who would like to come but really doesn't want to watch Jin-Roh should turn up at that time.
We'll try to have a film night in Hilary and maybe one in Trinity too, possibly at different times to give more people the chance to make it to at least some.
SOCIAL: ADVANCE NOTICE
We'll probably have an OAV social meal (probably at Edamame) in the evening before this term's final meeting (on December 6th).
This week's meeting will be at 8pm in the Saskatchewan Room as usual.
The porters at Exeter have asked me to remind everyone not to bring food into the Saskatchewan Room; to which I'll add the remark that finding a college with a suitable room which they'll let us use for free, like Exeter does, is quite hard -- so please don't damage OAV's relationship with them!