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It’s been 6 months since we last checked in with the Yonce Appreciation Society, and it looks like the they have gone from strength to strength in the 15 months since they first appeared on the UCL scene. We caught up with society Pres., Amy Powell, to find out what’s been happening.

This year, the Yoncé Appreciation Society has increased its members by around 50%. “Last year we had a real mix of diehard members and people who joined just to have a laugh”, Amy explains. “This year we have had a better balance of events to appeal to both sides”.

The society has done this by having regular collaborative events with other societies and networks, as well as more Yoncé focussed nights out and socials. As part of Black History Month, they worked with the BME Network to hold a screening of Lemonade followed by a panel discussion about the Black Lives Matter campaign. If that’s not your cup of tea, they have also run an event with the Hip-Hop & RnB Society to hold a hip-hop karaoke night.

If this is whetting your appetite, Amy and her team are planning an excellent line-up of events for this year. First up is a dance class which promises to help you find your inner diva, which will be run as part of the UCLU Wellbeing week later this month. They are also planning more collaborative events, including a discussion of the US Presidential Election and Beyonce’s support of Hilary Clinton, as well as looking forward to a screening of The Formation World Tour.

Membership of the society is only £5 and this gets you cheaper tickets to any of the societies ticketed events, as well as discounts to some of London’s top Yoncé nights! Not ready to take the plunge and become a paid-up member yet? Most of the events are open to non-members so that you can try before you buy!

If you want to go along and see what it’s all about yourself then like their Facebook page to keep up to date with their events.