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QM Assistant Producers present: Connect the Dots Festival

We invite you to a free festival at BLOC on Mile End Campus, celebrating connections through films, talks, workshops, and performances on Wednesday 6 March.

Connect the Dots poster

Does university life feel disconnected sometimes?

It’s time to come together and celebrate our connections! Join us at BLOC on Mile End Campus for a free festival of films, talks, workshops and performances on Weds 6th March. We've crafted a lineup of events that bring students, staff and locals together to share their creativity and relish the joy of shared moments and new connections.

Book your free ticket here to access all the events listed below. You can drop in and join any event throughout the day.


The Lens of Connection

film festival

Immerse yourself in a collection of captivating films from emerging independent filmmakers that explore the intricate threads of human connection, sparking emotions and fostering a shared experience.

Submit your film to be screened at the festival here. Deadline Feb 25th


art exhibition and mindfulness workshop

Step into a realm where art intertwines with mindfulness, evoking a sense of unity and understanding. Designed to reconnect you with your inner self and cultivate peace of mind, you'll leave rejuvenated and inspired.

Submit your artwork to be featured in the exhibition here. Deadline Feb 25th

Walls of Connection / World Maps

art workshops

You are invited to unleash your inner artist to create art that encapsulates your own ideas on connection, whether it be connecting with others by sharing your own identity or highlighting what connection means to you.


Sharing Our Stories

talks and panel discussion

Inspiring female leaders of local community organisations and creative initiatives share their stories, inviting connections between Queen Mary students and the wider east London community through the captivating art of storytelling.

The Flavour of Memory

food and conversations

Presenting food inspired by the festival’s speakers for you to taste, and exploring the experiences that made them so meaningful. As you discover these stories and the foods that carry them, we invite you to reflect on the dishes you care about most, and the memories they hold.

Words of Connection

music and poetry

Join us for an evening of multicultural poetry and music spotlighting the talents of aspiring poets and musicians and exploring the connection between cultures, ages, countries and much more. Open mic slots available on the night.

Connect the Dots is curated and produced by students on the Assistant Producers scheme run by the Centre for Arts, Culture and Creative Collaboration.



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