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More than 350 Kingston alumni celebrate last orders at the Penrhyn Road bar

Posted Wednesday 20 April 2016

More than 350 Kingston alumni celebrate last orders at the Penrhyn Road bar

Friday night saw more than 350 alumni reunite on campus to say goodbye to the Penrhyn Road bar.

From those who graduated in 1982 to those who graduated in 2015, alumni of all ages came together to sing, dance and share their memories of the iconic Kingston nightspot.

 "I don't know how you did it," Kingston alumnus Andy Kyriakides, (class of 1995) said. "But it really felt like coming home.

"Goodnight Penrhyn Road bar, thank you for all the top nights."

Entertainment included live music from alumni musicians Run for Cover, a 6-piece cover band made of Kingston alumni and friends from the class of 1992.

Run for Cover's guitarist and former president of the Kingston Students' Union, Matt Coyde, said it was an honour to play at the Penrhyn Road bar one final time.

"Since three of us are Kingston alumni, we were really excited about celebrating and playing at the last night at the bar," Matt said.

"It was brilliant to see so many people there, many of them familiar faces from our student days. A full dancefloor was the icing on the cake!"

In the run up to the event we asked Kingston alumni to share their favourite memories and photos of the Penrhyn Road bar, which you can see in our Last Orders storify below. You can still add yours using #KUlastorders on Twitter and Instagram, or tagging us on Facebook.

You also provided us with the music that takes you back to your time at Kingston, which you can listen and re-live the night in our Spotify playlist.

Find the full photo album from the night on our Facebook page, tag yourselves and see if you spot any familiar faces!

Keep up with the redevelopment of the Penrhyn Road campus, as plans for a new £55m landmark building gets under way.

Categories: Alumni, On campus, Students

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