The first weekend of June will certainly be a weekend to come back to Butler for. There will be a Meet the Angels event on Saturday 2nd June and then one of the events of the year, Butler Day, on Sunday 3rd. A festival atmosphere will be brought to Butler, with 2 live music stages, fairground rides, and of course plenty of food and drink. A free music festival – what’s not to love? Above is a slideshow with some photos of Butler Days from years gone by to tickle your tastebuds.
Meet the Angels – Sat 2nd June
In Epiphany Term, the Butler Angels scheme really took flight (excuse the pun…). After extensive publicity and development of the scheme, lots of students have been talking about it. And not only talking, but also using. The website and Angel profiles get more views that ever before, and more and more of our students are using the site to contact Angels and gain valuable advice in their career and postgraduate applications.
To cap off a fine year for the Angels scheme, we will be running a Meet the Angels evening on Saturday 2nd June. This is an idea that sprang from the 5th Anniversary Gala Dinner in November 2011. Some of our students and alumni discussed the possibility of an event bringing together alumni and current students for an informal get-together. And here we are!
So, starting at 6:30pm on Saturday 2nd June, alumni and current students will meet at Josephine Butler College for a buffet and drinks. There will be a short presentation about the Angels, then hopefully one or two short presentations from Angels about general tips for job searching and applications. Once the Angels have been introduced, current students and Angels will mingle over the buffet and drinks. We are hoping for around 15 to 20 Angels to attend this event. Spaces will be limited for students (to around 40-50). If you are an alum interested in being a part of this inaugural Meet the Angels event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Butler Day – Sun 3rd June
Then on Sunday 3rd June, all Butler alumni are welcome to Butler Day 2012! You will remember that this is one of the days of the year, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever. Organisers Lieha Parry and Craig Mawston are planning a day with a real music festival atmosphere. There will be 2 stages, one indoor and one outdoor, meaning that there will be more bands crammed into one day than ever before! There will be performances from both Butler students and external musicians. There will even be a slot on stage for a Butler alumnus and his band; Joe Alderson will be bringing his folk band The Sail Pattern to Butler Bar, who play a ‘raucous broadside of folk.’ Check out their songs below and visit their Facebook and Band Camp page, where you can download their digital album, Hold Fast. The Sail Pattern took Butler Bar by storm in Epiphany Term, playing a phenomenal set which went down incredibly with the audience.
On top of the music, there will be fairground rides galore, as well as plenty of food. And of course a huge variety of drinks as has become tradition, with a real ale/cider/wine bar.
It would be great to have you back at Butler for this weekend. Don’t forget, if you are interested in being a part of the Meet the Angels evening or have any questions about it, please get in touch with email@example.com.
Andy Hodgetts, Alumni Relations Assistant 2011/12