The ‘Welcome to Our World’ Festival is ICS’s latest project to encourage intercultural awareness and strengthen international links in Southampton. Involving students, staff and the local community, this one day event will celebrate the cultural diversity of the city of Southampton and give attendees the opportunity to experience different customs and traditions, enjoy a variety of performances and activities, and engage in intercultural exchange. The festival is currently scheduled to take place on Avenue Campus, University of Southampton on Saturday, 6th February 2016, from 10:00-16:00.
Over the course of the day we’ll be holding numerous arts activities, dance workshops, cookery demonstrations, debates, lectures and more all run by university students and societies, academic and professional services staff and local associations.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help make WOW Festival a day to remember! Here are some of the ways you can get involved:
Contributing a session/activity: Do you have an activity that would fit into our festival? Or would you have an interesting intercultural topic that you want to talk about? Then you can deliver it at our festival.
Paper folding activity: Are you a paper folding master? Help us host the session in the festival.
Bake a cake: we are going to hold a cake-stall for charity within the festival. If you are a baker and would want to contribute some cake for the stall, then contact us!
International recipes swap: Are you a keen cook? You should share your favourite recipes with our recipes swap, and let’s make some culinary connections!
My Intercultural Experience: Do you often travel or interact with many people from around the world? We would love to hear your interesting intercultural stories that you have experienced.
Day helper: You enjoyed helping others? Then you should be our volunteer on the day of the festival.
Or just come to the festival to enjoy it yourself!