Girton Spring Ball 2016
EQUINOX
A Lost World Awaits


At Girton Spring Ball 2016, let us take you on a journey of discovery to the ancient lost worlds of Central and South America.

Immerse yourself in the lush Amazon rainforest, explore the remote mountain city of the Cloud Warriors, and wander through the grandeur of Chichén Itzá as you celebrate Quetzalcoatl's return and the arrival of the Spring Equinox.

Prepare to be dazzled as we pay tribute to the vibrancy and opulence of these ancient kingdoms in offering a stunning array of food, drinks and entertainment. Girton Spring Ball 2016 will be a night like no other.


TICKETS
Standard (£105)
The evening includes a packed programme of entertainment, along with unlimited food and free-flowing drinks.
Queue Jump (£120)
The evening includes fast-track queuing, such that you enter the Ball ahead of standard ticket holders.
VIP (£130)
The evening will begin at 8:00pm with a champagne and canapés reception, followed by direct entry into the Ball as it begins at 9:00pm, and ahead of other ticket holders.
Dining (£145)
The evening will begin with a champagne reception, which will be followed by an exquisite three-course meal in the grandeur of Girton's Great Hall. The dinner will be followed by direct entry into the Ball as it begins at 9:00pm, and ahead of other ticket holders.
CHARITY
Thank you to everyone who included £2 charitable donations with their tickets. The Committee is proud to be supporting the following three charities this year:

Jimmy's Night Shelter, Cambridge

Jimmy's are the only provider of emergency accommodation for homeless individuals in Cambridge; throughout the year, they provide a warm and safe place for homeless people to stay. They also help their guests by offering guidance in addressing their issues, in gaining new skills and in taking control of their lives. Since 1995, more than 6000 people have been helped.

Afrinspire

Believing in lasting development led by local people, Afrinspire supports communities across East Africa, aiding them using a grass-roots approach. Support includes the provision of educational materials, and funding for schools, sustainable agriculture and water tanks. Afrinspire is being supported by most Cambridge Balls, with the aim being to see the impact of guest donations for these local communities from year to year.

Student Minds

The UK's student mental-health charity, Student Minds, gives young people the opportunity to discuss their mental-health issues and to offer support for their peers. They offer training and supervision to allow students to take an active approach to facilitate change at their Universities.
WORKERS
Applications are currently open to work the second half only of Girton Spring Ball, and successful applicants be able to attend the first half of the Ball for free. Applications are to close on Monday 15th February at 23.00. Please use the form linked below to submit your application.

If you have any queries, please get in contact with Katharine, our Personnel Officer (personnel@girtonball.co.uk).

SPONSORSHIP
Girton Spring Ball’s position within the Cambridge calendar with over 1500 people in attendance, as well as our prominent social media presence, presents a unique opportunity to promote and showcase your company’s brand. The Committee is pleased to offer a range of bespoke sponsorship options that we are happy to tailor to your company’s specific wishes.

If you are interested in any form of sponsorship, our Sponsorship & Publicity Officer, Ryan Monks, who can be contacted at sponsorship@girtonball.co.uk, would be delighted to send you a copy of our sponsorship brochure and to discuss our sponsorship possibilities further with you.

The 2016 Spring Ball is proud to be sponsored by:

Chase Distillery is Britain's first and only Single Estate Distillery, producing a super premium English potato vodka entirely on their farm in Herefordshire. Chase will be providing the Ball with their Original Vodka, unanimously voted the best in the world at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition, as well as their award-winning 2014 Rosé.


Saffron Brewery is a local family-run, award-winning, artisan brewery specialising in heritage ales with a contemporary twist. You can visit their brewery tap at the St Radegund pub on King Street, where they’re always delighted to facilitate society and/or team socials.







Following their popularity at our 2014 Spring Ball, the River Bar Steakhouse & Grill will be serving a variety of cocktails for the ​entire ​duration of ​this year's Ball​.​ Come along and sample one of their cocktails to discover what makes them one of the finest restaurants in Cambridge.​


At Wildefeast​,​ we love our meat. Really love it. Our company's aim is to offer everyone the opportunity to have healthier exotic meats delivered directly to their door or at an event they might be attending or hosting. Feed your inner beast and eat Wildefeast!





Dulcedo Patisserie is a new patisserie in Cambridge. They have over 16 years' experience working in fine-dining restaurants, in hotels and throughout Cambridge. They believe in using quality ingredients to chase the forefront of the modern patisserie and offer the classic French style with a modern twist.


ENTERTAINMENT
Auditions have now taken place, and applications for performance and entertainment are closed. If you have any questions please email music@girtonball.co.uk or performance.entertainment@girtonball.co.uk.
COMMITTEE
Jonathan Murphy
President
Soniya Ambadkar
Vice-President (Logistics)
Andrew Williamson
Treasurer
Svenja Granderath
Secretary
(Guest Experience)
Lavinia Dunsmore
Secretary (Logistics)
Chloe Hammond
Aesthetics Officer
Rosie Hoggmascall
Aesthetics Officer
Bhargav Srinivasan
Food Officer
Iestyn Watkin
Drinks Officer
Beth Austin
Graphics Officer
Rebecca Orr
Logistics Officer
Jordan Lawrence
Infrastructure Officer
Katharine Wiggell
Personnel Officer
Dominic McGough
Security Officer
Ben James
IT Officer