December 13 2013 Latest news:
Friday, September 27, 2013
The UEA campus is expected to be packed with people enjoying a range of events tomorrow at the UEA’s 50th Anniversary Festival.
The festival has seen two big top tents erected on campus, as well as a replica volcano which will “erupt” with a fireworks display from 6.30pm.
Family fun will be the order of the day in the Little Big Top area, near the drama studio between 10am and 4.30pm. This will include a puppet-making workshop with Norwich Puppet Theatre, a fake wound workshop and a chance for kids to enjoy their own “mini-graduation”.
The Inspiring Ideas zone will be set up in Lecture Theatre One, where UEA alumni and academics will present a series of interactive panel discussions and presentations.
Academics and researchers will be based in the UEA Library for the Cafe Conversations area, to share their work on topical and sometimes controversial issues.
There will also be hands-on activities throughout the campus, including rolling science activities between 10am and 4pm in the School of Biological Sciences and an opportunity to compose a piece of music in the School of Music.
The drama studio will host a Fringe Festival of homegrown talent.
This will include a 7.30pm performance from poet Mark Grist, a former teacher who became an internet sensation after a video of him winning a rap battle against a teenage rapper went viral.
An Alumni Zone is also to be established at the UEA Council House and other locations to offer former students a chance to meet up with old classmates and friends.
Campus tours and lots more performances and events look set to ensure a busy day on campus, while the Sportspark is also hosting a free open day.
People will be able to try the Sportspark’s range of activities and facilities, including its Olympic-size swimming pool, climbing wall and athletics track, between 10am and 4pm.
- For the full programme of events, go to www.uea.ac.uk and www.sportspark.co.uk