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All Week - Cultural Awakenings

Cultural Awakenings celebrates what all the students at UoN have to offer from their culinary delights to cultural performances, Cultural Awakenings happens from 1 – 5 September, 2014.

At any given time there are students from more than 80 countries at Newcastle Uni.

The Cultural Awakenings Festival has been running since 1994 and is one of the highlights of the university’s events calendar. The week is a chance for the university community to celebrate the diversity of its students in a more interesting way than those laminated statics in the AIC.

The Festival lasts a full week in September, with cultural seminars, the famous Parade of Nations around the university (in which students dress in the traditional regalia of their home nation), and international dance-offs.

Cultural Awakenings provides the opportunity for students to express themselves and meet new people.

Food Fair Friday marks the culmination of the week-long festivities held during the universities annual celebration of diversity. The Bar on the Hill is temporarily transformed into an international emporium of deliciousness with dozens of stalls representing a vast array of nations.

Cultural Awakenings is a great way to learn something new about the world and your fellow classmates. It's always an entertaining week, so make sure you have a look!

Specific activities and events for Cultural Awakenings will be updated closer to September.

01
Sep
International Beer Passport
September 01, 2014
Travel the world at Bar on the Hill with the International Beer Passport for just $17.50!
01
Sep
Cultural Awakenings - Parade of Nations
September 01, 2014
Dress up and celebrate your cultural heritage at the Parade of Nations, Monday 1 September.
02
Sep
Taste of Asia
September 02, 2014
Get along to the Auchmuty Courtyard for a Taste of Aisa for a lot of fun and games as well as a great FREE feed!
02
Sep
Foods of the World Trivia
September 02, 2014
How many worldly culinary delights have you tried? Test your global food knowledge at our trivia comp, 1pm Tuesday at Bar on the Hill.
02
Sep
Guest Speaker - Conor Ashleigh
September 02, 2014
UoN Alumni, Conor Ashleigh is our guest speaker this Tanner Tuesday. Join us for a beer and hear all about this amazing photographer's adventure.
03
Sep
Indigenous Art Workshop (Speaking in Colour)
September 03, 2014
Come and learn to make some traditional indigenous artworks to celebrate our nations aboriginal history this Cultural Awakenings Festival!
03
Sep
Social Soccer Match
September 03, 2014
Have a kick and make some new friends by playing the world game this Cultural Awakenings Festival!
03
Sep
Student sessions: around the world party
September 03, 2014
Celebrate the many cultures at UON with the around the world party. Featuring global DJs and and $4 drinks.
04
Sep
Cultural Awakenings Picnic
September 04, 2014
Join the International Office for a lovely picnic out on the lawn in front of their office this Cultural Awakenings Festival!
05
Sep
Biribahn Cultural Trail Art Display
September 05, 2014
Wrap up the Cultural Awakenings Festival with works inspired by 40,000 years of Australian History!
05
Sep
Cultural Awakenings - International Food Fair
September 05, 2014
Sample the culinary delights at the annual International Food Fair at Bar on the Hill, Friday 5 September. Entry to the food fair is free.
05
Sep
Geography Trivia
September 05, 2014
Test your geography knowledge at our trivia comp, 1pm Friday at Godfrey Tanner Bar. It is free to enter and there are some great prizes to be won!