The Union’s Culture Festival is back during 11 – 24 March 2019, with lots of exciting events planned. Why not come along and discover something new?

Global Village, Monday 11 March, 11:00 – 15:00, Students’ Union
Take a trip around the World with SUSU’s Cultural Societies and learn something new with free food, activities and games.

Tai Chi Chuan – hosted by Hung Leng Kuen Kung Fu Group, Monday 11 March, 19:00 – 20:30, Activities Room (Building 42)
All abilities welcome, your first few sessions will be free!

Language Exchange, Tuesday 12 March, 19:00 – 23:00, The Bridge
For those who are new – the idea is simple: come round, have a drink, speak and socialise in a different language, help other people practise the language that you speak – all for free. The way you do it is up to you, some people take it more seriously, others more relaxed. If you just want to relax and meet people from other parts of the world – that’s fine too!

“Blak Whyte Gray”, Tuesday 12 – Wednesday 13 March, NST City
A Boy Blue production
Created and Directed by Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy & Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante
Tickets: Starting from £10.
Nominated for an Olivier Award Blak Whyte Gray is a fierce triple bill of hip-hop dance and electric beats, and reflects on themes of identity and asking questions of a system that isn’t working.

1920s Partner Charleston Session (with Southampton Swing Dancers), Wednesday 13 March, The Café
Join in and learn cool moves, meet lovely people and enjoy the dance floor! They will be dancing a 1920s Partner Charleston. Come and join for a free 1 hour taster session. 

Shoplifters Film Screening, Wednesday 13 March, 20:00 – 22:00, Union Films Cinema (Building 42)
“After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces.”

STAR Ice and Fire, Wednesday 13 March
Ice & fire explores human rights stories through performance. We put human rights at the core of everything we do to make accessible theatre for a wide range of audiences across the UK.

Free Self-Defence – Hosted by Hung Leng Kuen Kung Fu Group, Thursday 14 March, 20:00 – 22:00, Martial Arts Room (Level 1, Building 42)
Come along to a free Self-Defence Class. These classes have been running for over 30 years, supported by the Union in order to keep the students of Southampton safe. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a friend!

LiveSoc Culture Festival Open Mic Night, Thursday 14 March, The Bridge

MagicSoc presents ‘Gemini’, Friday 15 March, 19:30 – 22:00, The Annex Theatre
‘Gemini’ is the latest production brought to you by the University of Southampton’s Society of Magicians. But this year things are a little different as Gemini is wholly dedicated to the art of the Double Act!
Running for two nights only at The Annex Theatre, and featuring some of the best performers that MagicSoc has to offer, Gemini is not to be missed.

“Alan Johnson: In My Life”, Friday 15 March, NST City
Tickets: £18
One of the most popular politicians of recent times and now a best-selling author. In this highly entertaining show Alan tells his personal story.

Middle East and North African Society Culture Night, Saturday 16 March
Enjoy traditional food, an Arabic music band and karaoke!

HK PASS Event, Saturday 16 March
Life Game Event. The game models a lifetime of individuals which will be impacted by key political and social issues over the past years.

Quiz and Curry, Sunday 17 March, 19:00 – 23:00, The Bridge
Come along and test your General Knowledge, and see if you can scoop the prize! £2 to enter, and the pot is split between the top teams! Curries are served from 19:00, with the Quiz kicking off at 20:00

“Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior…Confessions of a Club Comic”, 
Sunday 17 March, NST Campus
Tickets: £15
Comedian, author and cultural icon Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts. After her spell in the ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ jungle – she sets out for the more welcoming destination of Southampton.

Circus, Monday 18 March, 20:30- 22:00, The Cube
At Circus Society we’re all about meeting people, getting involved and having fun. Everyone has fun teaching and learning new tricks together, and we highly encourage members to learn and develop performance skills. We cater for a wide range of skill levels, welcoming both complete beginners and experts, and have a range of our own circus equipment so that anyone can join in and learn tricks straight away.

Language Exchange, Tuesday 19 March, 19:00 – 23:00, The Bridge
For those who are new – the idea is simple: come round, have a drink, speak and socialise in a different language, help other people practise the language that you speak – all for free. The way you do it is up to you, some people take it more seriously, others more relaxed. If you just want to relax and meet people from other parts of the world – that’s fine too!

Persian Fire Jump, Tuesday 19 March, 18:00 – 23:00, The Redbrick
Join us at the annual Persian Society Fire Festival this evening for a fantastic night of music, dancing, a BBQ and of course a chance to take part in the fire jump to celebrate the new year 

“Princess & the Hustler”, Tuesday 19 – Wednesday 20 March, NST City
An Eclipse Theatre Company, Bristol Old Vic and Hull Truck Theatre co-production. By Chinonyerem Odimba. Directed by Dawn Walton.
Tickets: Starting from £10. 
In 1963 Bristol, as Black British Civil Rights campaigners walk out onto the streets, cheeky 10-year-old Princess finds out what it really means to be black and beautiful.

Journalism Workshop, Wednesday 20 March, Meeting Room 2 (Level 1, Building 42)
Learn how to find several stories in one story and how and where to pitch them.

Free Self-Defence – Hosted by Hung Leng Kuen Kung Fu Group, Thursday 21 March, 20:00 – 22:00, Martial Arts Room (Level 1, Building 42)
Come along to a free Self-Defence Class. These classes have been running for over 30 years, supported by the Union in order to keep the students of Southampton safe. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a friend!

Tour India in 90 Minutes, Friday 22 March, 18:30 – 21:30, The Cube
A theatrical showcase of Indian culture and history

Jazzmanix Acoustic Evening, Friday 22 March, 19:30 – 22:00, The Bridge

Mexican Society Beach Party, Saturday 23 March, 20:00 – 02:00, The Cube

Persian New Year, Saturday 23 March, 20:00 – 02:00, The Bridge
This is a ceremony for Persian new year, where friends and family gather and meet up in the new year.

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