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Last minute Valentine’s day ideas for Kingston students

By River Reporter Feb 12, 2013

If you currently have no plans for Valentine’s Day here are a selection of things you can do in and around the Kingston area.

Ryan  Rocastle


If clubbing is your scene then head down to Barcadia on 167 Clarence St. With live music from Kingston’s finest singers and songwriters this could be a great night to party away with your friends. DJ Yass is playing live from 10:30pm, pumping out slow jams, RnB and hip hop tracks. For more information, call them on 02085461221 or email


Rose Theatre, located on Kingston High St, is hosting a show called Vortex. It was described by The Guardian as “an evening that memorably moves from cocktail and laughter to the rawest of drama”. With the cocktails referring to the drinks you can have at Carluccio’s beforehand.

On The Rose website they give an account of the production and characters as: “Stephen Unwin’s fresh and radical production features the award-winning film actress Kerry Fox and the much-loved comic actor James Dreyfus, as well as David Dawson, one of our most brilliant young stars.” Could be good for you and your other half to enjoy a romantic evening at the theatre together.


Jamie’s Italian restaurant gets my vote. It may usually be a bit pricey for students on a regular night, but if you are willing to spend more on this special occasion then this is the place to go. The food is deliciously made and also delivered to you in reasonably good time with fun and friendly staff. However this will have to be more of an afternoon option as they are already fully booked from 5pm.


For those of you who want to keep it a bit low key then Kingston’s Odeon cinema is showing our reviewed film, I give it a year.  The blockbuster hit can be seen at 17:40‎, ‎18:40,‎ ‎20:15 and‎ ‎21:15‎. Your companion may not be impressed with you taking them to the cinema, but maybe if you offer to buy them popcorn and ice cream they might come round to the idea. You never know, you might just get lucky!

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