Our UCLan Week Success!
The School of Language, Literature and International Studies threw open its doors last week – welcoming over three hundred and fifty students, staff and members of the public as part of Our UCLan week.
Over the five-day period, the school was awash with over thirty events ranging from Chinese dumpling making to employability workshops, beer festivals to Samba drumming!
The week kicked off with Chinese New Year celebrations and the Adelphi foyer was transformed with lanterns and decorations. This was followed by an extremely popular dumpling making session, where students created and more importantly sampled the yummy treats!
On Wednesday 25 February, the School hosted its first Italy Day!
The star of the day – award-winning Italian film director, writer and producer, Luca Vullo, joined staff and students in celebrating Italian culture. Luca presented his unique documentary, “Le Voce del Corpo’’ (The Voice of the Body) which examines non-verbal communication and encouraged the audience to ‘delve into the fantastic world of communication through gestures in order to better understand Italian language and culture in its entirety.’ This was followed by an interactive seminar and networking event at Source, which of course, included everyone’s favourite Italian meal, pizza! Luca also spoke about Italy as a land of migrants. The screening of his film, “From Sulphur to Coal”, moved the audience as it followed the lives and journeys of Italian migrants in Belgium. A topic which is just as prominent and talked about today.
Highlights throughout the week included a captivating performance of Mulan, performed by China’s world renowned female percussion group at the Charter Theatre, an Arabic food market – where students sampled the many delights of the Far East, the Confucius Chinese Beer Festival, Tai Chi, a poetry evening and an enchanting performance of Chekhov’s Three Sisters by final-year students from the Regent’s University London.
#LLACWeek became our favoutite twitter hashtag and we were happy to see so many students and staff reporting live from the events.
A big thank you to all members of staff, who came up with incredible ideas for talks and events and helped Worldwise made this week a big success.