Festival of Communities

Festival Advice Sessions

If you would like to talk to the Festival team about your Festival activity ideas, come along to one of the Festival advice sessions over the next few months.

  • Wednesday 29th January - 2-4pm, Senior Common Room, Queens' Building, Mile End campus
  • Thursday 6th Feburary - 10-12noon, Nucleus Café, Whitechapel campus
  • Tuesday 11th February - 10-12noon, St Benet's, Mile End campus
  • Friday 28th February - 2-4pm, The Shield Café, Charterhouse Sq campus
  • Thursday 5th March - 12-2pm, Ocean View Café, Harford Health Centre, Stepney Green
  • Wednesday 11th March - 2-4pm, Senior Common Room, Queens' Building, Mile End campus
  • Wednesday 18th March - 1-3pm, Nucleus Café, Whitechapel campus
  • Monday 23rd March - 10-12noon, St Benet's, Mile End campus
  • Tuesday 21st April - 12-2pm, Ocean View Café, Harford Health Centre, Stepney Green

Session slots are for 30 minutes and you can talk to the Festival team about an idea you might have, find out more about the Festival and what to expect, or ask us anything else Festival related! 

To book a slot: Email us with your preferred date and time. You will receive an email to confirm the booking.


How to Find Us

The advice sessions will be staffed by one or two members of the Centre for Public Engagement team who will be sat at a table with a tabletop sign. To know who to look for you can view our 'about us' staff page.

For directions to our surgeries you can view the Queen Mary 'How to find us' webpages. We've also included more detailed instructions below:

Senior Common Room, Queens' Building, Mile End
The Queens' Building (number 19 on our Mile End campus map) is a large white building with a clock tower in front of it by Mile End Road. To get to the Senior Common Room you will need to enter through the front doors and go up the staircase on the right of the building entrance. The SCR is behind the frosted glass door you come to on the first floor.
If you need direction on the day you can ask at the reception in the Queens' Building .

St Benet's, Mile End
St Benet's is situated in the same area of the Mile End campus as the Queens' Building and is number 23 on the campus map above.

Nucleus Café, Blizard Building, Whitechapel
The Nucleus Cafe is located in the Blizard Building by Walden Street (represented by the Nucleus eatery icon in building 6: Whitechapel campus map [PDF 576KB]

The Shield Café, Charterhouse Square
The Shield Cafe is located on the Charterhouse Sqaure campus (nearest station, Barbican. The Shield is located within building 4 on this map: Charterhouse Square campus map [PDF 1,940KB]

Ocean View Café, Harford Health Centre, Stepney Green
The Ocean View Cafe is based in the Harford Health Centre in Stepney Green (115 Harford St, E1 4FG).
This is run by The Tower Project as a social enterprise to provide real-life work and training opportunities for people with a learning disability, sensory disability, autism, physical disability or health related issue.