Saturday 27 May 2023

The Queen Mary Festival of Communities: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of June 2023, 11.30am-4.30pm


It is just a couple of weeks until the Queen Mary Festival of Communities. The video above gives a taster from a few years ago. It is enjoyable and engaging for kids and adults alike. It is a joint event with both the students and staff, but also lots of local community and public sector organisations. It takes place over two days at a different local venue on each day.

Saturday 10 June | Stepney Green Park

From soft play and give-it-a-go sports, to Queen Mary researchers and community organisations running thought-provoking and hands-on activities, there is something for everyone to get involved in. See if you can beat a robot at Tic Tac Toe, experience tropical butterflies, play battery jenga, try some creative crafts, share your favourite slang words, or learn about the matchgirls strike of 1888. There is tonnes to do and see (further info here about Saturday).

All activities are free to attend and food from local providers will be available to buy.

Children try to piece together a skeleton

The QMUL crew in full flow

Sunday 11 June | Queen Mary Mile End Campus

On Sunday the activities move to the Queen Mary Mile End Campus. You can take a tour of the rooftop dome-covered telescope, learn all about teeth from the dental students and staff; play French Bingo, try chinese calligraphy; sing cossack songs or give greek dancing a go. Again lots and lots of other stuff to see or try (see here for further info about Sunday).

QMUL dental student entrals young children with a dental quiz

Astronomy PhD student letting children play with his telescope
This is just the babyscope

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