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About the Festival

The annual Festival of Communities brings local communities together to explore living and learning in Tower Hamlets.

The Festival is a collaboration between Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and over 40 local partner organisations, aiming to build connections between across the borough.

The Festival weekend launches in Stepney Green Park and culminates on the QMUL campus in Mile End, giving residents the opportunity to explore local and QMUL spaces in a unique way.

The activities at the Festival of Communities are designed for local families to learn something new or try something different, and to provide an opportunity to meet and interact with people they haven’t met before. These varied activities range from hands-on experiments, sharing stories and views, watching demonstrations and performances and trying out fun new things.

The activities showcase the best of health, medical, science, engineering, humanities and social science projects and research from QMUL and local organisations and services, curated by our Festival Planning Group made up of ten local organisations.

The Festival is returning on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 2018, so put the dates in your diary.

If you’d like to find out more about what happened in previous years you can visit our festival highlights page, browse our events archive, or join us on Facebook for highlights, notifications of other community events and updates on the Festival plans.

You can also subscribe to our mailing list for Festival updates.

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