World Unite Festival returns

The annual, student-led ‘World Unite Festival’ starts today and will run until Sunday 14 February.

World unite festival

It will host a range of events and activities celebrating the diversity of our campus here at Leeds. Run in partnership between Leeds University Union and the University, with support of the Footsteps Fund and the Mary Morris Fund, the programme gives staff and students lots opportunities to participate in a wide range of activities, including arts and craft workshops, language lessons, cultural performances, topical discussions and much more.

Events include:

Monday 8 February 11.30am-2.30pm
Chinese & Lunar New Year Celebration  
Celebrate Chinese and Lunar New Year with traditional Chinese food and drink in the LUU foyer. A lion dance and traditional music will take place at 12pm.

Chinese new year dragon

Tuesday 9 February 1.30-3.30pm
Create: Outdoor Crafts

Make your own items, including a dreamcatcher, with materials all sources fro the outdoors (LUU room 6).

Wednesday 10 February 10am-4pm
Indonesian Fair

Join the Indonesian society as they introduce to traditional food and culture, games and the arts in the LUU foyer.

Indonesian fair

Thursday 11 February 2-3pm
Language Lunch: Mandarin

Get to grips with the basics in LUU room 5.

Friday 12 February 8-11pm
Hidden & Unplugged

Enjoy a relaxing evening at the Union's monthly acoustic night in the LUU Common Room.

Hidden unplugged

Saturday 13 February 1-3pm
Around the World Children's Party

Bring your children to LUU (Common room) and explore different countries through craft activities suitable for all ages, plus food and soft play.

Sunday 14 February 2.30-4pm
Create: Origami

Using traditional origami you will learn how to make a folded paper butterfly (LUU room 4).

See more information.

Image: Leeds South Asian society dancer at the Bollywood Fusion Charity Show in the Riley Smith Hall at last year's World Unite Festival.

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