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Global Week 2019

18 Mar 2019 – 24 Mar 2019

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All are free events apart from the UoP Choir and Solent Orchestra Performace - Tickets £12 (students £6), available on the day.

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  • Train: London Waterloo (1hr 30mins) or London Victoria (2hrs 10mins), Bristol (2hrs) and South Wales (3hrs 15mins)

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The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries shares all the events featuring CCI in the University of Portsmouth Global Week. Global Week is our annual celebration of worldwide culture and friendship for everyone.

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The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries shares all the events featuring CCI in the University of Portsmouth Global Week, running from Monday 18 March - Sunday 24 March 2019.

Global Week is our annual celebration of worldwide culture and friendship for everyone. Whether you're an international or British student or a member of the local community, join us to celebrate our diversity.

You can attend various free events throughout the week, including sports competitions, guest lectures, film screenings and our flagship event, the Festival of Cultures. With 4,000 international students from 150 different countries at the University, you'll experience a huge range of cultures.

All the following events are free and open to the public.

Voices of Displaced Persons

Date: 19th March

Venue: Eldon West 1.09

Location: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2D

Time: 5.00pm—5.30pm

Join creative writing PhD students Maddie WallaceMolly BurnsMarco Biceci and creative writing undergraduate student Andrew Larder in this showcase of new spoken word and performance pieces about the asylum seeker experience, inspired by working with Journeys Festival International.

PhD creative writing students Marco Biceci, Molly Burns and Maddie Wallace, and creative writing third year undergraduate Andrew Larder, will reflect on the plight faced by displaced peoples around the world. With Amnesty reporting the current number of refugees at 25.4 million, there has never been a more pertinent time to highlight the human plight and suffering of so many people from war-torn countries, oppressive regimes and persecution.

The performances will focus on voices of displaced persons, and how these can be represented through creative writing and drama, to promote awareness of the conditions millions of people have to suffer. Register here.

Guest Lecture: Gene Alcantara - Fighting Duterte from Britain

Date: 19th March

Venue: Eldon West 1.09

Location: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2D

Time: 5.30pm—7.00pm

Gene is a Filipino community leader in the UK and Europe, having published in community newspapers and magazines for the last 35 years and was a broadcast journalist for ABS-CBN for 13 years. He works as an Immigration Adviser, but his preoccupation is the resistance to President Rodrigo Duterte.

There are an estimated 350,000 Filipinos all over the UK, essentially a 'hidden community', but who look after patients in hospitals as nurses and carers, and look after British homes and their children as housekeepers and nannies.

If you have Filipino/Filipina friends or family or colleagues, have ever been to the Philippine Islands and captivated by their beauty, then this is an opportunity to understand what is happening. With an estimated 30,000 extra judicial killings since mid 2016, you will learn why it is important for Filipinos to fight Duterte from Britain.

You can register for the events: Guest Lecture: Gene Alcantara - Fighting Duterte from Britain and Voices of Displaced Persons via the same Eventbrite.

Performance Poetry

Date: 21st March

Venue: Eldon West 1.11

Location: Eldon Building, room EW1.11, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2D

Time: 6.00pm—6.15pm

Alison is course leader for Creative Writing at the University of Portsmouth, a published novelist and performance poet. See www.alisonhabens.com She will be performing a quirky, comic piece of poetry which has proved very popular with both women and men at previous performances around the university and city.

Share your interest via the CCI Facebook events page.

Orsola de Castro: How to be a Fashion Revolutionary

Date: 21st March

Venue: Eldon West 1.11

Location: Eldon Building, room EW1.11, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2D

Time: 6.15pm—7:30pm

Orsola is a “pro-fashion protester” because she loves fashion and wants to see it become a force for good. Fashion Revolution aims to celebrate fashion as a positive influence while also scrutinising industry practices and raising awareness of the fashion industry’s most pressing issues. It aims to show that change is possible and encourage those who are on a journey to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion. Fashion Revolution strives to be action-oriented and solution focused. Rather than making people feel guilty, it helps them recognise that they have the power to do something to make a positive change.

This lecture will be introduced by senior lecturer Dr Elaine Igoe, from the School of Art, Design and Performance.

Share your interest via the CCI Facebook events page.

Global Stories by Journeys Festival International

Date: 21st March

Location: Cafe Coco, 2 Cambridge Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2EF

Time: 5pm—5:45pm

Join ArtReach and Tongues and Grooves on World Poetry Day as they celebrate new creative writing by members of the refugee and asylum seeker community and University of Portsmouth students. Responding to themes of home, migration and seeking sanctuary, the performances will be a mixture of poetry and short stories.

The event has been supported by the National Lottery Community Fund and forms part of the University of Portsmouth's Global Week.

Straight after Global Stories you can join Dr Alison Habens in the Eldon Building as she performs a quirky, comic poem about the menopause. More information about this event and others during Global Week can be found here: www.port.ac.uk/global-outlook/global-week

Free event, book via Eventbrite.

UoP Choir and Solent Orchestra

Date: 23rd March

Location: St Mary's Church, Fratton Road

Time: 7:30pm—9.30pm

Concert featuring Haydn's Nelson Mass and the Mozart Vespers. Tickets £12 (students £6), available on the day. You can find out more about this event via the CCI Blog.

For other events taking part in Global Week outside CCI, see the Global Week page.

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Faculty of  Creative and Cultural Industries University of Portsmouth

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries University of Portsmouth

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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