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Join Us at Global Week

Find out about our programme of events celebrating culture and friendship

Global Week

Global Week is our annual celebration of worldwide culture and friendship. Each year, we invite students and members of the local community to join us to celebrate the diversity of our community.

Global Week 2019 included a host of free events, including sports competitions, guest lectures, film screenings and our flagship Festival of Cultures event.

This year’s Festival was our biggest yet, attracting more than 1000 visitors over the course of the evening – the most we’ve welcomed to the event since it began in 2008.

From Chinese calligraphy, Arabic coffee and traditional Iranian music, to henna, Cuban Salsa and Ghanaian fashion, more than 30 different countries and cultures were represented, and VIP guests including the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Lee Mason and Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Graham Galbraith were in attendance.

The Lord Mayor said: 'It was a great pleasure to attend the University of Portsmouth Festival of Cultures and see the fantastic displays and stalls produced by the students.'

Global Week will return in 2020, but until then, watch the highlights of Global Week 2019 in the video below.

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