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Family-friendly UCLan festival to explore world culture

Posted on - 22nd May, 2024 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston News, UCLan, University campus
Festival of Humanities and World Culture coming to UCLan
Festival of Humanities and World Culture coming to UCLan

A free family-friendly festival is taking place at the University of Central Lancashire next month.

The Festival of Humanities and World Cultures is returning for the second time to bring a celebration of history, literature, languages and world cultures to the local community.

Taking place between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 15 June at UCLan, the event will aim to explore how the study of humanities and world culture brings us together and shapes our world.

Read more: The Festival of Humanities and World Cultures

Exploring the rich history and tradition of Chinese calligraphy, challenging yourself with family-friendly language activities and games from around the world, and investigating logos, symbols and coats of arms are among the activities on offer.

Deciphering linguistic word puzzles and discovering the history of Preston’s Caribbean Carnival and 900 years of Lancashire’s history with Lancashire Archives are also some of the activities taking place in Foster Building.

The event has been jointly organised by the University’s Public Engagement Team and the School of Psychology and Humanities.

Freja Karrman-Bailey, Public Engagement Manager at the University, said: “The study of humanity, our history, language, and cultures, has the power to make our everyday lives richer and create positive change in our communities. That power is amplified when we come together.

‚ÄúThrough our free community festival, we will be sharing ideas, inspiring creativity, and most importantly having fun.‚ÄĚ

Register online for your free tickets.

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This story was made possible by support from you, our readers, and a host of organisations in the city, through our Crowdfund Lancashire appeal, which unlocked support from the Lancashire Culture and Sport Fund provided by Lancashire County Council. You can see all our coverage and, if you know of an arts project or event in the city we should be covering, send details to contactus@blogpreston.co.uk.

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