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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review 1912

The Carnival

The Carnival.

Owing to the occupation of the Concert Chamber, our Capping Carnival was held this year in the big Town Hall, which, contrary to many gloom) prognostications, was filled to overflowing. One serious drawback to our performance in the big Town Hall is the fact that the choruses sound pitifully weak, and that the majority of the performers in the extravaganza were inaudible to half the gallery, and to those sitting at the back and sides of the hall. However, despite tins drawback, the Carnival was a great success.

The first part of the programme consisted almost entirely of vocal items, the Glee Club singing two lullabies page 41 so realistically that many of the on-lookers could not conceal yawns. It is a pity that this excellent club does not choose songs of an exhilarating nature, more suitable than lullabies to the festive occasion.

About the farce which followed, rumour had been busy; so the reality was eagerly awaited. The play was smart rather than clever, and contained some very excellent hits; but the scenes did not fit moothly and easily into one another, and the ending was not so strongly dramatic as one of the previous scenes. Mr. Broad's cleverly caught Irving snarl, and Mr. Caddick's well-sustained and excellent imitation of "Naeyertz" were two important factors in the success of the piece. The sprightly devils looked refreshingly fiendish amid the gloomy scenery from Mrs. Hannah's clever brush.

After the concert was a dance, the most memorable feature of which was the appalling mêlèe in the corridor, while programmes were being distributed. The dance itself was very enjoyable, and seemed, as all good dances do, to come to an end too soon.

This year there was no Undergrad's Supper, but instead there was a very jolly afternoon tea for all students. On Friday evening, June 28th, a dinner was held in honour of the graduates, and it proved a most pleasant ending to the Carnival gaieties of 1912.