Bucks New University opens its doors on Saturday for BloodShed, a Halloween club night which will transform The Venue into a giant scare-maze complete with actors, creepy decor and live gore performances courtesy of the Circus Of Horrors.

DJs will be playing spooky bangers and club classics from 9pm to 3am (18+, tickets £5 in advance.)

For the more faint-hearted, the Students’ Union usual Saturday fare club nights include Blue Rinse featuring Motown, indie, rock n roll and 80s/ 90s classics; its Crash rock night and Glitterbomb, the county’s leading gay-friendly night.

And for those looking for laughs, the monthly Comedy Central event features the best comedians from the circuit with the chance to see Nigel Ng, Chris Washington and Ivo Graham on November 14.

The range of entertainment is open to the public, even during the day when the SU plays host to live music acts at lunchtime.

Jamie Alexander, events & licensed trade manager at Bucks Students’ Union said: “It’s great to see more and more local people checking out our events who tell us they’re pleasantly surprised by the high quality of our facilities.

“We’re proud of our venue, it’s in the heart of town with a first-rate sound system and a well-stocked bar including local craft beers.

“We see ourselves as part of the local community and encourage local people to come along to our events. They’re guaranteed to receive a very warm welcome.”

On Monday’s free Coffee House Session from noon, Bucks welcomes folk-Americana group The Wandering Hearts, which signed to Decca records in April.

They are hot on the heels of the sold-out Declan McKenna gig earlier this month, and have been compared to First Aid Kit, Of Monsters and Men and Chris Stapleton, whilst keeping their British roots at the very heart of their music.

The Students’ Union, which has pedestrian access from Lily’s Rd, is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am for breakfast and serves food and drinks throughout the day.

Full details are available at https://www. bucksstudentsunion.org/public.