One World Week: see what’s on

Students after the One World Week Holi Colour Run

One World Week is back with around 40 events between 16 and 21 March. All events are open to everyone on campus – students and staff – and most are free to drop into (ticketed events are listed as such).

Read on for some highlights across the week and make sure you check out the full listings.

Monday 16 March

Tuesday 17 March

  • Grab some Snacks of the World at the Meeting House before joining French Society for some flipping fun at Oh Crepe!
  • Sit down at the One World special Language Cafe to learn phrases and jokes, and have a chat in another tongue
  • Nigerian Society will be running an African Beats showcase and exhibition with performances in the Debating Chamber (Falmer House)

Wednesday 18 March

  • It’s Holi Day! Kick off with a colour run around campus with Active US before joining hundreds of students in Library Square to get messy at Sussex’s festival of colour. Sikh Society will be on hand to talk all things Sikhism and to dish out snacks at Langar
  • The first International Cheese Fest will be taking place, with free tasters for people of all cultures and dietary requirements, plus some un-brie-lievable activities

Thursday 19 March

  • As part of their conference, Decolonise Sussex are welcoming Benny Wenda to discuss West Papua and 20th Century Colonialism at ACCA
  • The Library will be screening ‘Change the Subject’ to celebrate the spirit of campus activism in debates around immigration
  • Taste something new at International Food Party, where lots of cultural societies will be cooking up traditional dishes to share, offering a taste of their respective countries

Friday 20 March

  • Explore the Library as you’ve never seen it before with a disruptive tour and learn what’s being done to decolonise the curriculum
  • For the first time, Russian Speaking Society will be hosting a Malentisa celebration on campus - head to the Debating Chamber for traditional games and crafts
  • Ever wanted to see traditional Mexican wrestling? Active US are hosting workshops all day in Mandela Hall before a showcase of lucha libre, food and Mexican culture with MEXSUS
  • Round off the week with South Asian Society’s takeover of Friday Night Project at Northfield Bar

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