Culture Festival is nearly upon us, but what can you expect? We have written the timetable for the full week’s activities, not to mention a world map and Mandarin translations which will be located across the different University campuses.

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Sunday 24th April
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HOLI FESTIVAL

★12:00-16:00
★ Redbrick Area, Students’ Union
★Tickets: £3 for Indian Society £4 for Uni of Southampton Students and £5 for everyone else
★ Hosted by: SUSU & India Society
★ Get your tickets from www.susu.org/boxoffice. Tickets released 12 midday on Monday 11th

Come and join us on the Redbrick to celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colour.

It will be a festival full of fun, colours and tradition. Tickets include a free t-shirt and paint powder.

HALLS CULTURAL FOOD EXCHANGE

★18:30 – 20:30
★ In every Halls of Residence (Common Rooms)
★ You need to bring some food to be allowed entry
★ Hosted by: Your Halls Committee

Do you love food?

Whether you’re from Vietnam, Mexico or Liverpool- bring your favourite food from home along and join in with our cultural food feast!

Please remember you cannot enter the event without bringing some food along.

All food is made and comsumed at your own risk

CULTURAL QUIZ NIGHT

★19:00-23:00
The Bridge, Students’ Union
★Tickets: £1
★ Hosted by: SUSU

Do you love maps, geography and quizzes?

Come and join our fun and interactive quiz about culture and the world. Perfect for keen Geographers and anyone who loves maps!

Enjoy a curry for just £5, while you team up with your friends to win cash prizes at the quiz. Entry to the quiz is just £1/team member – the quiz begins at 8pm.

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Monday 25th April
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FILM SCREENING OF INTERNATIONAL FILM ‘3 IDIOTS’

★11:00-13:00
★ Bar 2, Students’ Union
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: SUSU

Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them “idiots”.

TRAVEL FAIR

★19:00-22:30
The Bridge Building 42, Students’ Union
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: SUSU & Travel Society

Are you thinking about travelling?

The travel fair has over 30 stalls with tips about 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

Organised by Travelling Society and SUSU

ZUMBA

★18:00-19:00
★Clubs and Societies Room, Building 42, Students’ Union
★Tickets: £5 for non-members
★ Hosted by: Zumba Society

Zumba is dance fitness which originated in South America with the first program created by Colombian dancer Alberto “Beto” Perez. Zumba is now a worldwide phenomenon. Join the Zumba society for a taste of Zumba- open to all abilities.

INTERNATIONAL BOARD GAMES WITH iCAFE

★20:00-22:00
The Cafe, Building 42, Students’ Union
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: SUSU & Travel Society

Ever wondered what the Kenyan version of Monopoly was?

Learn how to play games from around the world, or bring a boardgame from your country and show others how to play. Free tea and cake will also be available.

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Tuesday 26th April
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ARABIC LANGUAGE LESSON

★10:00-12:00
★ Meeting Room 2, Building 42, Students’ Union
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: SUSU & Oman Society

Learn the basics of the Arabic language from the Oman Society and learn all about Arabic culture.

FILM SCREENING OF INTERNATIONAL FILM ‘SPIRITED AWAY’

★11:00-13:00
★ Bar 2, Students’ Union
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: SUSU

During her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

WSA INTERNATIONAL CRAFTS

★11:00-14:00
★ WSA Cafe, Winchester campus
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: SUSU

Origami, paper cutting and Chinese calligraphy.

CAPOEIRA 

★15:30-16:30
★ Concourse, Building 42, Students’ Union
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: SUSU & Capoeira Society

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form, developed by African slaves and their descendants in Brazil, that combines dance, martial arts, music and song in a flowing and acrobatic game. It helps develop fitness, strength, flexibility, balance and rhythm. Come for a taster session and try it out. All abilities welcome.

AFRODYNAMIX

★17:00-18:00
★ Concourse, Building 42, Students’ Union
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: SUSU & Afrodynamix Society

Come and try out a free class with the University society Afrodynamix! Our dance is a fusion of African, Caribbean and Street moves, with lots of energy and style. We welcome all levels and anyone of any background with a passion to dance and the enthusiasm to learn. Go back to your roots or learn something new!

BOKWA

★17:00-18:00
★ The Cube, Building 42, Students’ Union
★Tickets: £5 for non-members
★ Hosted by: Bokwa Society

Bokwa is a cardio exercise class which is blend of hip-hop and step aerobics that taps into South African-style dance. It’s a lot of fun, and a great way to stay fit! Come and join the Zumba society for a taste of Bokwa – open to all abilities.

WSA QUIZ & HOTDOGS

★18:00-22:00
★ WSA Cafe, Winchester campus
★Tickets: £1 Entry to the Quiz and £3.25 for Hotdog, Coleslaw and Popcorn for dessert
★ Hosted by: SUSU

Join for the the popular WSA Quiz – this week it will have a Culture twist to celebrate Culture Festival!

INTERNATIONAL CULTURE NIGHT
★19:00-22:30
★ Turner Sims
★Tickets: £3 for students, £4 for everyone else (and on the door)
★ Hosted by: SUSU & AIESEC
★ Get your tickets from Turner Sims at: http://bit.ly/1RGA0Wa

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.

Please note all tickets costs £4 on the door, so buy early to save money!

This is a competition with 3 performances winning a cash prize

Organised by AIESEC and SUSU

LANGUAGE EXCHANGE

★19:30-21:00
The Bridge, Students’ Union
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: Southampton Language Exchange

An opportunity to talk a language of your choice with native speakers, or to teach people that are enthusiastic about your own language.

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Wednesday 27th April
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FILM SCREENING OF INTERNATIONAL FILM ‘AMELIE’

★11:00-13:00
★ Bar 2, Students’ Union
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: SUSU

Amelie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

ZUMBA

★14:00-15:00
★The Cube, Building 42, Students’ Union
★Tickets: £5 for non-members
★ Hosted by: Zumba Society

Zumba is dance fitness which originated in South America with the first program created by Colombian dancer Alberto “Beto” Perez. Zumba is now a worldwide phenomenon. Join the Zumba society for a taste of Zumba- open to all abilities.

MEDITATION: OVERCOMING ANGER

★15:00-16:00
★Building 35, Room 1001, Highfield campus
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: Buddhist Meditation Society

Zumba is dance fitness which originated in South America with the first program created by Colombian dancer Alberto “Beto” Perez. Zumba is now a worldwide phenomenon. Join the Zumba society for a taste of Zumba – open to all abilities.

CHINA DAY

★16:00-18:00
★ Concourse, Building 42, Students’ Union
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: SUSU and Confucious Institute

Come along and learn the art of calligraphy and Chinese papercutting. There will also be traditional Chinese performances from one of our Chinese societies and a professional Chinese dance company.

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Thursday 28th April
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GLOBAL VILLAGE

★11:00-17:00
★ Concourse, Building 42, Students’ Union
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: SUSU & AIESEC

A fair to see what international societies exist in SUSU and learn about their culture through traditional stories, games and clothes.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 performances throughout the day on the Redbrick.

FILM SCREENING OF INTERNATIONAL FILM ‘GOODBYE LENIN’

★11:00-13:00
★ Bar 2, Students’ Union
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: SUSU

In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.

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Friday 29th April
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FILM SCREENING OF INTERNATIONAL FILM ‘PAN’S LABYRINTH’

★11:00-13:00
★ Bar 2, Students’ Union
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: SUSU

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

BOKWA

★14:00-15:00
★ Activities Room, Building 42, Students’ Union
★Tickets: £5 for non-members
★ Hosted by: Bokwa Society

Bokwa is a cardio exercise class which is blend of hip-hop and step aerobics that taps into South African-style dance. It’s a lot of fun, and a great way to stay fit! Come and join the Zumba society for a taste of Bokwa – open to all abilities.

JAPANESE SOCIETY LANGUAGE & ORIGAMI SESSION

★15:00-17:00
★ Concourse, Building 42, Students’ Union
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: Japanese Society

Learn the basics of the Japanese language and origami from the Japanese Society and learn all about Japanese culture.

ACRO YOGA

★17:00-19:00
★ Clubs and Societies Room, Building 42, Students’ Union
★Tickets: Pay on the day
★ Hosted by: Acro Yoga Society

AcroYoga is a recent phenomenon started in the US. It’s a practice which combines elements of yoga, massage and acrobatics through partner work. Have a go at this intriguing and rewarding sport by coming along to one of the sessions organised by the AcroYoga Society. All abilities welcome.

CUBAN SALSA

★18:00-19:00
★ Red Brick Area, Students’ Union
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: SUSU & Salsa Society

Watch a Cuban Salsa performance called ‘Rueda de Casino’ performance by ‘Los Sotoneros’ and then join in for a taster session to learn the basics of Cuban Salsa.

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Saturday 30th April
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ITALIAN SOCIETY LANGUAGE SESSION

★12:00-13:00
★ Concourse, Building 42, Students’ Union
★Tickets: FREE
★ Hosted by: Italian Society

Learn the basics of the Italian language from the Italian Society and learn all about Italian culture.