Anjit Aulakh


31 March 2016 11:15

Culture Festival

Between 24-30th April, we will be celebrating Culture Festival, a week long
festival packed with events and activities for both UK and international students. The week aims to give UK students the chance to discover different cultures and to offer our international student population the opportunity to showcase their cultural traditions.

A full timetable will be released to keep  you in the loop with what’s going on, but for now, you can expect:

  • Holi Festival

Forget the Colour Run, Holi Fest is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in Nepal and India to represent the sharing of love through colours. Traditionally, the celebrations begin the evening before Holi with what is known as a ‘Holika Bonfire’, where people gather, sing, dance and party. The next day, there is a colour carnival called the ‘Rangwali Holi’. This is a mass colour-fest with an opportunity to cover yourselves and others with dry powder and coloured water. People chase each other, bring water pistols and colour-filled water balloons to really get into the spirit!

In collaboration with India Society, we will be recreating something similar at the Students’ Union. Tickets will go on sale soon and are £3 for members of India Society and £4 for all other students. Tickets include a free t-shirt and paint powder. There will also be traditional food and drink on sale.holi-feast-3

  • Global Village

Take the challenge and see if you can complete every activity set by our International Societies to win a prize! Global Village is a fair to showcase what international societies exist in SUSU and learn about their culture through traditional games, clothes and their stories

Pick up a ‘Global Village Passport’ to collect the stamps from each activity for your chance to complete the challenge and win a prize. There will be also be performances throughout the day on the Redbrick. This is sure to be a fun, colourful and interesting event!

Organised in collaboration with AISEC.

  • International Culture Night

Back again for another year! SUSU International Societies showcase their countries’ creative traditions- A night of dancing, music and poetry to celebrate the diversity of nationalities present at the University of Southampton.

Tickets costs £3 for students and £4 for non-students and can be bought from Turner Sims shortly or they are £4 on the door.

This is a competition with 3 performances winning a cash prize.

Organised in collaboration with AISEC.

  • Travel Fayre

Are you thinking about travelling? Come along to the Travel Fair to get tips about travelling, suggestions on where to go and to meet other people who are looking to travel. There are over 30 stalls with everything from volunteering abroad to Foreign Office advice or information from international students about their countries.

Drink deals and free international snacks are avaliable!

Make sure you pick up your handy travel guide, especially made for this event with information from each stall as well as some handy tips from the travel society.

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