Samantha Emily Evans reminds us that event applications for On The Rocks 2016 are officially open, and the deadline is fast approaching. 


It is the final countdown. On January 6th, 2016, event applications for On The Rocks 2016 close. If this is one of your New Year resolutions, or perhaps, like me, on your final year bucket list, it is time to get the creative juices flowing and send in your application.

On the Rocks is the largest student-run arts festival in Scotland, and it is taking place in St. Andrews from April 1st to the 10th, 2016. It is only the largest student-run festival because of you!

Previous years have seen festivals packed to bursting with creative events and awe-inspiring performances. From letter writing workshops to open-air Shakespeare, there is no event too big, or too small. The team of artistically minded St. Andrews students behind On The Rocks are looking for that spark of originality and talent that captures the essence of the seaside town. They are looking for drama, music, photography, art, dance, fashion, comedy, spoken word, film, food, anything at all – just get creative!


As exemplified by their sell-out first semester event Mörder, a thrilling and dark take on fairytales set in St. Andrews’ castle, the On The Rocks team is looking for the creative edge; they are reaching for new and original ideas to showcase the very best of the town and university.

Caroline, the Festival Director, said: “Every year we want to make On The Rocks bigger and better than the year before. This absolutely could not be possible without the huge variety of people who come to us with wonderful ideas for events, classes, workshops and performances. It is really amazing to be able to help create and facilitate these events so that everyone, in the University and the town, can enjoy and appreciate the talent of St. Andrews.”

So go crazy, and dream! Then hop on to On The Rock‘s website and apply before January 6th!



Samantha Emily Evans