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Festival of Communities 2020 - Get involved!

The Festival of Communities is returning for its fifth year on the weekend of 13-14 June, taking place in Stepney Green Park on the Saturday and the Queen Mary Mile End Campus on the Sunday.

It is a collaboration between Queen Mary and local-based organisations, and over 3,500 visitors joined us over the weekend last year. The activities at the festival are designed for local families to learn something new or try something different. These varied activities range from hands-on experiments, sharing stories and views, interacting with demonstrations and trying out fun new things.  Watch what went on last year here.

Queen Mary are looking for staff and students to take part by showcasing research, teaching, and other Queen Mary projects by running a hands-on activity, demonstration, stall, exhibit or in other ways – open to fun and creative ideas!

To support creating new or adapting existing activities to showcase at the festival, Queen Mary projects can apply for up to £500 of funding through the Centre for Public Engagement, and the CPE team are on hand to offer advice on your engagement activity design through Festival advice sessions and a hands-on engagement training session.

The Festival call to tell us how you’d like to be involved and the funding opportunity closes at the end of day on Monday 30th March.

Visit the Festival website or email publicengagement@qmul.ac.uk for more details.

24 February 2020