Iconic Edinburgh venue Potterrow given a utopian facelift
- Miles Fielder
- 30 August 2012
Newly refurbished venue will host new club night Club Together
The venerable and iconic Potterrow Dome has undergone a startling refurbishment programme, courtesy of Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) and Edinburgh University, which has transformed the old chrome and concrete interior into an indoor botanic garden, complete with cedar wood cladding on the walls and ‘natural rust’ slate flooring. With palm trees, leather armchairs and hand-carved wooden tables spread out beneath the enormous transparent dome and surrounded by bar and café spaces, this earthy, organic design-oriented Potterrow now looks like a futuristic utopia straight out of a Hollywood science fiction blockbuster.
Appropriately, the new-look Potterrow Dome is hosting a new club night. Club Together will be launched on Wednesday 12 September and will welcome all students, offering them free door entry throughout the night, student drink prices and music programmed by resident DJs from the student radio station, Fresh Air. There will also be a special offer available to members of student societies and sports clubs who will have 10% of their total spend reinvested in their society or club, up to a value of £15,000 in semester one and then ongoing throughout the year.
Club Together’s launch night will feature Jakwob – the DJ who has been supported by Zane Lowe and Annie Mac, whose remix of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Starry Eyed’ received 14 million Youtube hits and who has performed at Glastonbury – on the decks playing his pumping signature mix of electro dubstep. Club Together will feature more special guests throughout the semester and aims to be the place to be on mid-week nights.