WBSS Ball 21st Edition: The House of Warhol

2 March |ย 19:30-01:30

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โ€œ๐๐จ๐ฉ-๐š๐ซ๐ญ, ๐จ๐ฉ-๐š๐ซ๐ญ, ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ, ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ, ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐๐ž๐ซ. ๐๐จ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง ๐๐ž๐ฐ ๐˜๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐‚๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ง๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ก๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž.โ€
-The Merv Griffin Show, October 6, 1965.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to the 21st WBSS Annual Ball: The House of Warhol.

Get inside Warholโ€™s universe, an artist who โ€liked boring thingsโ€, and characterised himself as a “deeply superficial personโ€.

Most iconic of Warholโ€™s extravagance: Studio 54. In a blink of an eye youโ€™ll get behind the velvet rope, past the Corridor of Joy and inside New York Cityโ€™s most exclusive nightclub. Once inside, the pulsating music instantly echoes in your ears. Turn left, the dance floor. Michael Jackson, Woody Allen or Calvin Klein were seen indulging in this wave of personal freedom, shrouded in both glamour and exclusivity.

As its most emblematic member, Warhol became the essence of New Yorkโ€™s most select club.

“๐ƒ๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ƒ๐จ๐จ๐ซ, ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐œ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐…๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ซโ€
-Andy Warhol about Studio 54.

WBSS brings back Studio 54. Get your VIP invitation at ยฃ55 and yield to a gourmet 3 course meal, complimentary champagne and wine, a ride to and from the venue, and many more surprises to comeโ€ฆ

Tickets will go live on Friday 1st of February at 5.30pm, and there will be no โ€˜good olโ€™ fashionedโ€™ bribing the bouncer.

Dress code: black tie.

Have questions about the ball?

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The WBSS annual ball is our flagship social event. Selling out every year, the event has grown to have an extraordinary reputation around the whole university and is one of the most memorable days of the year for many.

Check our past annual balls

The House of Warhol - documentary series

The Era

The House of Warhol - documentary series

Studio 54

The House of Warhol - documentary series

Andy Warhol

experience the glamour