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Durham Festival of International Culture 2011

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Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 - 00:00
Event Type: 
North East
Elvet Riverside, Durham University

This year will see our succesful Festival of International Culture heading to Durham.

The Festival  will comprise of all sorts of different activities to raise awareness of the need for language learners in the UK. We will endeavour to focus on the fun, active and practical side to learning new languages and cultures.

The event will last for half a day and take place between 9:15 and 12:30. It will be split between language taster sessions and practical introductions to new cultures and practices such as dance, martial arts and music.

The purpose of the day is:

1) To introduce the idea of learning a new language to school pupils.

2) To show the students the benefits and opportunities that language learning can offer.

3) To give them an idea of what life in higher education is like

This year the festival will be scaled down somewhat. Unfortunately this means we are forced to reduce the number of school groups able to take part in the Festival so get your booking in quickly to avoid disappointment.

The Festival this year is open only to groups of year 8 or 9 pupils who will NOT have taken their GCSE options before the 23rd March.



Watch this space, more information coming soon!

  • There is a £50 charge per group for attending this event.
  • Once you have registered you will receive an automated response acknowleding your booking. Your registration is not confirmed until you receive an email from one of our administrators confirming your booking.