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Date: Monday 12 March 2018

Time: midnight - 11:59pm

Location: University of Nottingham Students' Union


Short Description

This weeklong, uni-wide will celebrate all cultures present at the University of Nottingham. Activities include a parade launch on Jubilee Campus, olympic style sports, outdoor food stalls, cultural taster sessions, foreign film screenings and more!


Further Information

Run by the International Students’ Network, International Festival Week will showcase exactly why the University of Nottingham is a great place to live and learn.

Here’s what we have got organized throughout International Festival Week for you to get involved with, as the festival celebrates cultures from around the world.


Opening ceremony and parade 

Monday 12 March, 12pm – 2pm at the Exchange Building, Jubliee Campus

Bring your flags and join us as we kick start a celebration of culture for International Festival Week with an opening ceremony on Jubilee campus. From 12pm on Monday 12 March, all students are invited to line the streets with colourful flags and attire from each and every culture. Join the parade from 11:45am in the Exchange Building and be a part of something spectacular!


What can the Student’s Union do for you?

Come along and share your opinion on what the Students’ Union can do for you as an international student.

Monday 12 March, 10am – 12pm in The Studio 

Wednesday 14 March, 2.15pm – 3.45pm in D4006

Wednesday 14 March, 4pm – 5.30pm in D4006 Training Room 

Thursday 15 March – 10am – 12pm in The Studio

Thursday 15 March – 2pm – 4pm in The Studio


AmeriCan Society Cup Pong Tournament

Monday 12 March, 1pm – 4pm in The Studio

Celebrate American culture and take part in a Cup Pong tournament in The Studio between 1pm and 4pm. All students are welcome to join in the fun and get competitive with the AmeriCan Society.


Outdoor food market

Tuesday 13 March, 10am – 4pm on Portland Hill

Wednesday 14 March 10am – 4pm on Portland Hill

Sample taste bud-tingling cuisines and discover a whole world of new flavours as our festival of food takes place on Portland Hill. Between 10am and 4pm on Tuesday 13 March and Wednesday 14 March, try out foods from around the globe and join our cultural societies as local traders set up their stalls for you to enjoy.


Mini Malaysia

Tuesday 13 March, 10am – 2pm in the Malone Atrium

Thursday 15 March, 12pm - 2pm in The Studio

Jump into the rich and colourful culture of Malaysia as the Malaysian Society provides an insight into their vibrant country’s traditional way of life. From 10am until 2pm in the Malone Atrium, take part in traditional childhood game from the shores of Malaysia and find out all there is to know about life on the island.


Network committee mixer

Tuesday 13 March, 11am – 3pm in The Studio

Be the first to meet our new part time officer team, fresh off the back of an elections win, and explore the networks offering a host of opportunities that are just waiting to be discovered. From 11am until 3pm on Tuesday 13 March in The Studio, current and new part time officers will be on hand to introduce you to a world of new experiences.


British sign language taster session

Tuesday 13 March, 4pm – 5pm in the Malone Atrium

Fancy giving sign language a go? Between 4pm and 5pm on Tuesday 13 March in Malone Atrium, why not try out this free taster session where you'll learn how to fingerspell your name, count to 20, ask questions in sign language, plus a whole lot more!


Latin American Film Festival 

Tuesday 13 March, 7pm – 9:30pm in the Hallward Library screen room

Be transported right into the heart of Latin America with a festival of film hosted by the Mexican and Chilean Societies. Between 7pm and 9.30pm in the Hallward Library screen room on Tuesday 13 March, kick back and relax with some cinematic culture from four different Latin American countries.


International Literature Showcase

Wednesday 14 March, 12pm – 1pm in The Studio

Celebrate literature from different cultures and showcase your very own poetry, short stories, or other forms of literature with other students. From 12pm until 1pm on Wednesday 14 March in The Studio, explore new writers and share your own cultural experience through a variety of creative texts.



Wednesday 14 March, 7pm – 9:30pm in the Djanogly Lakeside Arts Theatre

Come along to a theatre showing like no other as She’Koyokh goes on a formidably gymnastic journey across Eastern Europe and beyond in ‘First Dance on Second Avenue’. Taking to the stage at the Djanogly Lakeside Arts Theatre, the two hour performance kicks off at 7.30pm on Wednesday 14 March. Adult tickets are priced at £18, £16 for concessions, £12 for restricted view seating, and £10 for students.


International Pub Quiz

Thursday 15  March, 6pm – 7:30pm at Mooch

Put your international knowledge to the test and see if you’ve got what it takes to be crowned pub quiz master. Taking place between 6pm and 7:30pm on Thursday 15 March at Mooch, the international themed quiz will be four rounds of brain-wracking questions, with the top players guaranteed to win prizes!


Arab Night

Thursday 15 March, 6pm – 9pm in the Welcome Zone

Bringing all the different Arab traditions from many miles away, be sure to get involved with an inspiring night exploring the rich history of Arabs, and the contributions their culture has made to the world. From 6pm until 9pm on Thursday 15 March in the Welcome Zone, why not try out Arabic food, take part in traditional games and enjoy the art of belly dancing with live performances at this free event!


Discover the United Nations

Thursday 15 March, 6:30pm – 8:30pm in the Sir Clive Granger Building, A39

Explore the work and function of the United Nations and find out exactly how the organization creates and maintains international order between cultures. Organised by the International Students' Network, the event will take place between 6.30pm and 8.30pm in the Sir Clive Grainger Building.


St. Patrick’s Day party

Friday 16 March, 7pm – late at Mooch

Dress up in emerald green and see St Patrick’s Day in with the party of the year at Mooch. From 7pm till late on Friday 16 March, the Irish Society is hosting a St. Patrick’s party to beat them all. Show you appreciation for the Shamrock Isles and get come along to try out Irish drinks, music, and folk performances.


Inter-Cultural Runway Show

Saturday 17 March, 6:30pm – 9:30pm in the Malone Atrium

Experience different fashion trends from around the world on one runway in an evening that promises to be rich with culture, music and fine clothing. From 6.30pm until 9.30pm on Saturday 17 March in the Malone Atrium, students from different nationalities will be showcasing their very own worldwide wardrobes, treating you to a catwalk of colourful clothing, bringing together the spirit of eight societies. The night will also include dancing, music and spoken word as our International Festival Week is drawn to a close.


If you're interested in partaking, performing, or volunteering with this event in any capacity, please email