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Sunday 5 October 2014

Celebrate the One World Fair

Date: Wednesday 22 October 2014

Location: Southampton Solent University Conference Centre, Sir James Matthews Building, Guildhall Square, Southampton

Time: 2pm-6pm

Southampton Solent University will celebrate the cultural diversity of the city at this year’s One World Fair, held on the Wednesday 22 October in the University’s Conference Centre.

As students gather from across the globe, including North America, Africa, Europe and Asia, the fair will provide a visual welcome to the new cohort and coincides with the culmination of Black History Month, a city-wide celebration of the culture and history of people of African, Caribbean, the Americas, Asian and mixed descent.

The free fair will welcome students to multicultural Southampton while celebrating their home cultures. It will also provide essential information about their new community to help them settle in, network, explore the city and integrate into their new neighbourhoods.


Students, staff and visitors will get to sample a free international buffet and participate in activities including dance classes, interactive art showcases, cupcake decorating, having their caricature drawn and a free photo booth – all aimed at providing informal networking opportunities between students and the wider community.

Stallholders exhibiting at the fair include student support teams, chaplaincy, employability and enterprise, Sport Solent, some of the University’s international student societies and Re:So Solent’s fashion boutique.

In addition to the University’s support services, representatives from around the city will be providing community engagement activities including cinemas, Art Asia, Hampshire Constabulary, the NHS, and Unity 101 radio station.

A programme of interactive workshops will take place in the afternoon.

2:20pm    Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor of Southampton Solent University, Professor Graham Baldwin and the Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Sue Blatchford

2.40pm    International musical and dance performance from the Solent International Society of Solent Students’ Union

3pm          African drumming workshop and performance hosted by African Activities |Southampton

4pm          Bollywood dance workshop and performance hosted by Art Asia |Southampton

5pm          Capoeira workshop and performance hosted by Capoeira Marazul |Southampton

6pm          Close