County College is of course, renowned for its successful Extravs, and this year looks to be no exception. Taking inspiration from fairytale and fantasy, ‘Once upon a time in County’ sees the bar transformed into a castle, complete with forbidden forest and guard dragon. Stepping through the looking glass to County Diner, there will be a Mad Hatter’s tea party, a glimpse into Narnia and even more fairytale surprises. There will also be a place for students to create their own fairytales on a specially made storyboard, as well as an enchanted wishing well to hopefully make their dreams come true.
County are also boasting an eclectic music line-up. With performances from October skies, Innamorata, The Lash, acoustic guitar player Danny Gruff, The Fables and headline act The Magic Soundabout as well as a DJ set from Stu Powers to keep everyone partying into the early hours. For food and drink, the diner will be putting on a selection of hot dogs, burgers and chips to satisfy your appetite. There will inevitably be a few surprises on the night, including the appearance of some mystical and magical performers to set the scene for the evening.
In recent years, tickets have sold out incredibly fast for Extrav, and County is famed for the huge queues that form outside the bar, in some cases before they are even on sale. Extrav organiser and County Vice- President Libby Martin urges everyone to grab a ticket as soon as they can and encourages everyone to “get down early on the night, or you’ll miss the magic.’