Summer Ball returns to cathedral ruins after seven years

Coventry University’s Summer Ball is being held in the ruins of the city’s old cathedral for the first time in seven years. Fifty thousand pounds is being spent on creating a night of sophistication for over 1,400 guests on the night of 21st May 2015. The organisers say it won’t break even – but that’s not the point.

Organiser Jason Fox pictures himself being surrounded with all the glitz and glamour of people dressed in dinner jackets and ball gowns, sipping cocktails and dancing the night away.

With the uin’s history and holiness, the essence of the event may be a problem to some, but members of the cathedral give their full support to the university.

The extent of work put into planning and production has been “ridiculous” and “full on” says Jason. Every detail has been carefully thought out from LED lighting designs and funky bar installations, to the music lineup and unique catering services, down to ensuring videographers and photographers are to capture every moment of this night.

As the end of year approaches, this event will be celebrating all hard work as well as leave incredible memories on the night to remember the university especially to those graduating this year.

1400 tickets have been sold with a couple hundreds more still selling at the Hub, Square One for £36.

For more information and regular updates, please visit the CUSU Summer Ball 2015 event on Facebook.

Listen: Christine Ong interviews Ball organiser


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