Wednesday 20 October 2021

22:00 - 03:00

Union Venue

Flawless ft. Deno

Flawless is back with the very best of urban, bashment, grime and Afrobeats, with special guest Deno headlining this week's event!

Deno's performance at the SU back in March 2020 will live long in the memory of a number of students as it was the last club night at the Union Venue before lockdown, and we're delighted to welcome him back to Royal Holloway for another big Flawless night!




South London R&B singer/rapper Deno Michael Mebrahitu (aka Deno) went from viral success to mainstream appeal with his smooth vocal style and willingness to collaborate.

Deno began uploading videos covering popular songs while he was attending school. His cover of Geko's "Over and Under" went viral in 2016, drawing the attention of Stormzy, who invited him to guest on his debut album, "Gang Signs & Prayer". Later the same year, he met AJ at an online video content seminar, sparking a creative partnership; together they released "Ride or Die" in 2017 and "London" in 2018.

He ventured into the world of acting in 2018 with a small part in the short film Shiro's Story, Pt. 3; while on set he met rapper Cadet, going on to collaborate with him on the track "Advice." Early the following year, Cadet passed away in an accident, prompting Deno to release the track "First Days" in tribute. His debut EP, "Eye to Eye", arrived in 2019. The album-length mixtape Boy Meets World, featuring the tracks "Lingo," "Circles," and "Drizzy," followed in 2021.

Ticket information

£10 Advance - SOLD OUT

£12 On the door

Only current Royal Holloway students can attend our events at the Union Venue, no guests are permitted.

Entry guarantee

Tickets will guarantee you entry into the venue until 11pm, after this time entry will be dependent on venue capacity until midnight.

What to do with your e-ticket

Your College Card will automatically have your ticket added to it once payment is completed online. You simply need to turn up at the event with your College Card and photographic proof of age ID (driving licence, passport, PASS card or government ID) or a signing in wristband (obtained via 'fast track entry' as detailed below).

You'll also need to show proof of one of the below, preferably via the NHS COVID Pass:

DOUBLE VACCINATION - you received your second COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 whole days ago (or 14 whole days after one dose of the Janssen vaccine).


NEGATIVE TEST - a negative lateral flow or PCR test taken in the 48 hours prior to the event.


NATURAL IMMUNITY - evidenced by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period.

If you live, or were vaccinated in, an overseas country, we will also be accepting EU (EU Digital COVID Certificate) and USA (CDC card) vaccine certificates.


An NHS COVID Pass shows your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination details or test results.

You can get a digital version using the NHS App or using the online NHS COVID Pass service. You can download it as a PDF or get it sent to you in an email.

Please note, the COVID-19 vaccination card that you receive after your vaccine is not considered acceptable proof of vaccination.

Find out more

If you are unable to use the NHS COVID Pass, or either of the additional certificates listed above, you will need to provide proof of a negative lateral flow test, reported and demonstrated via a text message or email from the NHS self-report tool. The test needs to be taken in the 48 hours prior to the event.

Lateral flow testing

The on-campus, asymptomatic testing site is now closed but you can still take a lateral flow test (LFT) by ordering home test kits from the NHS. If you're living in halls, you can collect your ordered test kits from Founder's West (FW40) from 10:00-13:00 or 13:30-18:00. We strongly encourage you to take two LFTs a week to help protect our campus community.

Fast track entry

If you want fast track entry on the night you can exchange your e-ticket for a wristband on the day of the event at the ‘Wristband Exchange’. This will take place in the following location:

Union Helpdesk - Midday to 8pm

Please bring your College Card and photographic proof of age ID (driving licence, passport, PASS card or government ID), as well as proof of either double vaccination, a negative test, or natural immunity (as detailed above).

Please note that all ticket holders need to be present when exchanging for a wristband and wristbands must be placed on your arm at the time of collection.

We cannot refund any wristbands that are lost between collection and the event start so please ensure you look after them.

Transferring a ticket

Online tickets may be transferred to another individual at the following location on the day of the event:

Union Helpdesk - Midday to 8pm

The person whom you are transferring your ticket to must be present, have a valid ID and possess proof of either double vaccination, a negative test, or natural immunity as outlined above.

Cashless campus

All of our venues are cashless and will remain so in the 2021/22 academic year. We are aware that when starting university, some of you will not yet have a bank account and if you’re an international student, you may not have a UK bank account when you arrive in the UK to study. To facilitate this, all students will be able to top up their College Card account before arriving on campus, using Upay. 

Whilst we strongly discourage bringing large amounts of cash onto campus, we understand that some of you have do not have any other means to pay for essential items during your first few weeks. Therefore, up until 31 October 2021, if you are unable to top up your Upay account with a credit or debit card, you can load up to £250 onto your Upay College Card account in cash at either The Hub or Kingswood reception.


As your Students' Union, we're keen to promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities and to take the necessary steps to meet their requirements - that's why we've ensured that everything we do is accessible to as many of you as possible.

All of our venues are wheelchair accessible via shallow ramps; you can find out more about our venues and view our AccessAble pages by heading to our Accessibility page.

If you or someone you know requires access to special facilities, please email and our friendly team will do their best to meet your needs.

Ticket terms and conditions

Read the T&Cs