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Join the next Apollo board!


Become part of the next Apollo board!

You will:

  • Have a university-wide impact;
  • Manage different projects;
  • Improve your negotiation skills;
  • Learn to take leadership;
  • And build a great local and national network;
  • Have a lot of fun.

As the cultural umbrella organization of the university, Apollo represents and defends the interest of the cultural sector and its associations! Next to that, Apollo organizes a number of events like the Apollo Dance Show, a prom and a collaborative concert of the music associations.

With the academic year coming to a close, Apollo is looking for next year’s board. Will you join the other candidates and complete the board? Even if you only have a couple of hours left per week to spare or only want to work on a specific project, such as the housing project, you are already of great added value in the next board!

Make an impact on the university

Having an umbrella organization is not only beneficial for the associations. At Vrijhof Culture, we benefit daily form the knowledge, connections and skills from Apollo in our tasks. They help us make sure our facilities are up to par for the associations to use, defend the interest of the associations in e.g. scheduling conflicts and together we continue improving the cultural offer and promotion of the cultural activities. This could not be done without the help of Apollo.

Not only that, representation matters. Having a student board representing the cultural sector gives the university a place to turn to for questions and input regarding the interest and needs of its students. Only together we can continue to keep the cultural sector thriving and face the challenges coming our way.

If you are interested in doing a board year, got any more questions or want to know what projects Apollo is working on right now, come and join the Apollo Drink on Friday 24 June at 16.00 in the Apollo Room. We hope to see you there!

The 2022 Apollo gala

24th of March: 16:00 until 19.00
Find your date event

Before the gala starts, we want to give all of you a fun, casual moment to find your date. (Or just get in the gala mood together with your friends.) The drink will be in the Vrijhof, and halfway, from 17.00 until 18.00 there will be a one of a kind dating workshop by Pro Deo! So, do you want to get those dating skills on point, learn some spicy pick-up lines, or just have a fun time together with the rest of us? Come join us on the 24th of March!

30th of March: 9:00 until 17.00
Corsage event

Of course, now that you all have a date (or not), it’s time to arrange your corsage! During this day you are welcome to come to the Atelier and use all the supplies we bought to make your own galaxy themed corsage. There will be examples and help available for anyone who needs it.   

8th of April: 20:00 until 21:00
Dance workshop

During this amazing dance workshop given by our very own 4HappyFeet you will learn the basis of some dances that you can use during the Gala! And most importantly, during the opening dance! We hope to see you all there 🙂

22nd of April: 21.00 until 1.00
The Gala!

Finally time for the gala! Together with all of you we will be going to space for an entire evening! From 9 o’clock at night we will be welcoming you to Rico Latino to have a wonderful night together, all in the theme of ‘Fly Me To The Moon’. AT half past nine, the live band will start, and we will all dance the opening dance together on the song that matches our theme perfectly. You can buy your tickets in our shop on the website, and then pick them up at the Apollo room. We can’t wait!

Support Ukraine

With everything that is happening in Ukraine, we would like to remind everyone that you can help!
In Enschede, you can donate items that are in short supply in Ukraine. Or, if you prefer, you can also make a financial donation.

More details regarding how (and what) to donate can be found on

Apollo Dance Show 2022 – Metamorphoses

Once upon a time… Apollo used to organize a Dance Show. It has been almost 2 years, but we are very happy to announce that on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 March 2022 Apollo will be organizing another dance show.

Egyptian stick dance

The ancient martial arts Tahtib, formerly only accessible to men, and Raqs al Assaya, danced by bellydancers, have something in common. In this workshop you’ll discover it through dance!

The choreography is based on the story of Hermaphroditus, a character from Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

Come join the workshop on the 19th of February at the Audiozaal in the Vrijhof

[NL] Co-organized with Studium Generale: De klank van emoties in muziek

Foto verkregen van de Studium Generale pagina

Tranen in je ogen van een lied krijgen. Irritatie ontdekken in ongeduldige noten. Muziek kan allerlei emoties oproepen. Peter Bogaert legt uit hoe componisten in de afgelopen eeuwen onze menselijke gevoelens verklankten. Hij laat fragmenten horen van componisten als Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Wagner en de serialisten uit de 20e eeuw. Ook geeft hij een inleiding op twee stukken die het Nederlands Studenten Orkest op 9 februari in Hengelo zal uitvoeren. In de Akademische Festouverture van Brahms hoor je bijvoorbeeld allerlei studentenliederen, zoals het Gaudeamus Igitur. Ein Heldenleben van Strauss is een symfonisch gedicht dat begrijpelijker wordt als je de structuur herkent. Bogaert zal ook zelf op zijn viool passages spelen.

Drs. Peter Bogaert is componist en werkt als violist, dirigent, concertmeester en strijkerscoach in heel Europa. Hij is bij de UT dirigent bij MSO en InSPE.

Het NSO zal op 9 februari spelen in de Schouwburg van Hengelo in het kader van hun landelijke tournee. Kaarten te verkrijgen via: en op deze avond. Op 8 februari betalen studenten 7,50 euro. Niet-studenten: 12,50 euro.

Dinsdag 8 februari 19:30-21:00 Vrijhof

Aanmelden voor het evenement mogelijk via the website van studium generale.

[Lustrum] Lasergaming – Cancelled

The Vrijhof will transform into an epic arena and you are challenged to defeat the Titans during the fight. Will you take up the challenge? The battle of the century was planned for Saturday 22 January, but due to the corona regulations, the activity is postponed. We will let you know when you can take on the Giants in the Theatre halls of the Vrijhof. We will be starting our battle at 15:00.

You are requested to sign up on our website for the laser game activity. The tickets are €2,50 and are sold in the Apollo webshop! We will try to reschedule the activity. If it will be cancelled or you cannot attend the new date, you will be fully refunded. You can take up contact with for any questions or if you want to get refunded.

Apollo Winter Fair 2021

On Saturday 18 December Apollo will host the Winter Fair. During this day, we want to offer warmth and comfort in the cold winter days by offering a number of cosy activities in the Vrijhof. From felting and crocheting in the Audiozaal to movies in the Amphitheater and Just Dance in Agora. Next to that, there will be a musical appearance of Musilon in the foyer. The Winter Fair will take place from 13:00-17:00.

To secure your spot at the workshop, get your tickets in our webshop! During the crocheting workshop, we will be making an adorable winter hat. Don’t you know how to crochet yet? No worries, we will be explaining everything during the workshop. And the best thing is that you can keep your creation afterwards! Next to crocheting, there is also a needle felting workshop, where you will be making the cutest penguins.

Not only is it nice to get together during these cold and dark times, but we will also be raising money for a good cause. This years’ charity will be “Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur Enschede” a fund providing children from fewer income families to participate in sports and culture. All the money made on the drink sales during the Winter Fair will be going to the charity.

Crochet Workshop – €5,00

Needle felting Workshop – €2,50

[CANCELLED] Christmas Dinner

Christmas is a time of getting together and celebrating the holidays. This year, we wanted to celebrate together with you during a Christmas dinner! On Wednesday 15 December Apollo we planned a lovely Christmas dinner. However, due to the current corona regulations, we are unable to continue the dinner as we planned. The people who already bought a ticket will be fully refunded.

Lustrum VI – Metamorphoses

The word is out! The theme of next years Apollo lustrum will be “Metamorphoses”. We are very excited to share all our plans with you and look forward to an amazing year together with you! Here you can find the program of all our lustrum activities.

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