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Leeds University Union invites you to a week of celebrations that will deliver the world to your doorstep. This year’s festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before, with a huge range of exciting activities in the Union, on campus and across the city. From film screenings to food kitchens, live performances to creative art sessions, there’s something for everyone in our spectacular week of events!

Charlie Hopper Equality and Diversity Officer Leeds University Union

Intercultural Ambassadors The Intercultural Ambassadors are UK and international student volunteers from different study levels and cultural backgrounds who are creating exciting intercultural activities to help you get the most out of your time at our multicultural intercontinental University.

World Unite Festival Event Key

Cultural Experience


Intercultural Ambassadors

Food/ Drink

Day Out


Discussion/ Word

Performance/ Dance


Children’s Event

Get acquainted with students and cultures from all over the world at the global pub quiz, international dining event, global discussions, along with the many other activities run by the Ambassadors. Look out for their events during festival and on

All events are based in the Leeds University Union building and are FREE unless otherwise stated. 2


Sunday 10th February

Monday 11th February

Chinese NY Celebrations Cultural Experience

‘Roman Holiday’ Film

Taiwanese Day Cultural Day

Damascus With My Love Film

Join in with the Chinese New Year celebration for the ‘Year of the Snake’. Experience Chinese dancing, music, and calligraphy or try your hand at some traditional Chinese crafts. 11am to 5pm, Town Hall, Leeds City Centre.

Whilst undertaking a highly publicised tour of Europe, a cloistered and naive princess decides to rebel against her restrictive and regimented schedule. One night she escapes and stumbles upon an American journalist stationed in Rome. As she starts to enjoy her newfound freedom and he realises the potential of his newfound companion the two embark on a delightful escapade across Rome. 3pm, Hyde Park Picture House, see (2-4-1 with voucher; see back page)

An opportunity for you to experience a Taiwanese night market! There will be delicious food, interesting performances and exciting games during the day. Look out for authentic Taiwanese bubble tea! 10am to 4pm, Riley Smith Hall, LUU. Hosted by the Taiwanese Society.

A humorous tale of a Syrian woman’s search for true love. The film reveals the eternal magic of the world’s oldest city and the complex array of the people who inhabit it, made before the country descended into conflict. 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Room 1, LUU. Hosted by the Friends of Syria Society.

Traditional Japanese Arts Arts

Bridging the World ICA

Come along to try your hand at calligraphy or origami and have a cup of Japanese green tea! 2pm to 5pm, Room 2, LUU. Hosted by the Japanese Society.

Take part in our mapping activity and Bring, Show and Exchange Game. Meet students from different cultural backgrounds who you might not otherwise encounter. Don’t forget to bring an object to use in the game, to talk about your culture. 5.30pm to 7.30pm, The Lounge/The Treehouse, LUU.

Jiu Jitsu for Beginners Sport Ever thought about trying a selfdefence based martial art? Jiu Jitsu is easy to learn and accessible to all from novice to advanced. Come along, have some fun and meet some new people. 1pm to 3.30pm, Sports Hall 2, The Edge, on campus. Hosted by the Jiu Jitsu Society.

Craft Passion Arts What better way to show you care than with a handmade gift? We will teach you how to knit and crochet a little something for your Valentine (or yourself!). Some experience of knitting/crocheting essential. 5pm to 7pm, Hidden Cafe, LUU, must book at the helpdesk, £3 to cover materials. Hosted by the Stitch ‘n’ Bitch Society.

Global Cafe Cultural Experience/Food At this week’s Global Café there’ll be free hot drinks and cold icebreakers for a fun, easy way to meet new friends from all over the world. Bring an object from your culture to use in the Bring, Show and Exchange game. 5.30pm to7.30pm, The Lounge/ The Treehouse, LUU.


Monday 11th February ‘Beyond the Hills’ Film

British Born Chinese Society Taster Cultural Experience

Two women grow up in an orphanage; Alina finds refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave to join Voichita, living in Germany. Love, friendship, brokenness and betrayal underline the crux of this story. 6pm to 9pm, Business School Western LT, on campus. Hosted by the Romanian Society. ‘But I’m a Cheerleader’ Film/LGBT History Month Convinced that Megan, a high school cheerleader is a lesbian; her friends and family send her to a therapy camp which is designed to ‘cure’ her. This satirical romantic comedy starts our films partnering with LGBT Month. 7pm to 8.30pm, Common Room, LUU.

We are the embodiment of British and Asian culture; you do not have to be British Born Chinese to join! Join us for our Chinese New Year celebration; experience Chinese culture, have snacks and drinks and meet some new people. All welcome. 7pm to 9pm, Parkinson Building, B.08, on campus. Hosted by the British Born Chinese Society. ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ Film A beautiful fantasy set in 1944, in post-civil war fascist Spain. Director Guillermo del Toro tells a story about a young girl and the fantasy world she created to survive the harsh reality. 7pm to 9pm, Yorkshire Bank LT, Business School, on campus. Hosted by the Int Era Society.

Food for Thought Food/Film/Discussion

‘Dredd 3D’ Film

Learn about global food issues at Green Action’s screening of the documentary Food Inc. Join us for vegan cakes and snacks and learn about opportunities you can get involved with to make a difference. 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Room 5, LUU. Hosted by Green Action Society.

The recent adaptation of the comic Judge Dredd. Dredd 3D is set in a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner. A cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals in reality-altering drug. 8pm to 9.30pm, Miall LT, Baines Wing, on campus. Hosted by the Comic and Graphic Novels Society.

‘Sepet’ Film This film tells the tale of a love between a Chinese boy and a Malay girl. An intelligent, insightful and unashamedly emotive love story; showing the positive and frank portrayal of an interracial teen romance that rises above societal prejudices. 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Michael Sadler LT, on campus. Hosted by the Malaysian Society. Pub Quiz Cultural Experience Come and join us at the Language Café pub quiz. You will need to be in teams of 5 and bring your knowledge of all things international. Look out for awesome prizes to be won! 7.45pm to 8.45pm, Old Bar, LUU, 50p per entry


‘Fetih 1453’ Film After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do - conquer Constantinople. 8.30pm to 10pm, Common Room, LUU. Hosted by the Turkish Society.

Tuesday 12th February The Big Fat Indian Carnival Cultural Experience

2013 Chinese New Year Cultural Experience

Scottish Country Dancing Dance/Performance

‘I Am’ Film

Prepare to expect the unexpected at our Indian Fair. Experience a traditional Indian carnival with games, Indian food and some fantastic Bollywood music. All welcome. 10am to 3.30pm, Riley Smith Hall, LUU. Hosted by Indian Student Association.

The Lunar New Year is the primary traditional event in Asia. According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2013 is the Year of the Snake. We will tell you the story of the Chinese Zodiac alongside fascinating activities such as lucky message writing and playing lantern riddles. 5pm to 7pm, Room 4, LUU, £2. Hosted by the Hong Kong Society.

Scottish Country Dancing is an extremely fun social style of dance. We’re a welcoming and friendly society who love to dance and have a laugh! You don’t need any past experience of dancing at all. We look forward to seeing you soon! 6pm to 8pm, Room 6, LUU. Hosted by the Scottish Dance Society.

A powerful and inspirational film from the director of Bruce Almighty. Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what is wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live. 6pm to 8pm, Common Room, LUU. Hosted by Unity in Diversity Society.

World Food Kitchen Food

Illuminating The Darkness: Blacks & North Africans in Islam Discussion/Word

Wander through the Foyer and enjoy the foodie delights from local Leeds businesses that specialise in world cuisines. 10am to 4pm, LUU Foyer. World Food Festival ICA/Food Come along to the Riley Smith Hall at Leeds University Union and try international cuisine as cultural societies bring the world to your plate. 5pm to 6.30pm, Riley Smith Hall, LUU, £2.50

Author, Habeeb Akande presents some of the substantial contributions Black and North African Muslims have made in the development of Islamic thought, culture and civilisation. Akande will also discuss the history of racial discrimination and colour prejudice in religion. 5.30pm to 8.30pm, Parkinson SR 1.08, on campus. Hosted by Islamic Society.

‘American History X’ Film A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. 6pm to 8pm, Philip Taylor Cinema, 2.31 ICS, On campus. Hosted by the Film Society. Food Demonstration Food/Drink Learn how to cook simple but amazingly delicious Indian food at the award winning Indian restaurant Hansa’s. Pick up essential cooking techniques that you can use to impress your mates. Beginners welcome. 6pm to 9pm, Hansa’s Restaurant, Leeds City Centre, £12.50 per person. Hosted by LUU National Hindu Society Forum.

‘What is this Film called Love?’ Film This film is a passionate, poetic documentary about the nature of happiness. Filmed in Mexico over three days for just £10, it begins as a film about the Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein, and then, using his ideas, opens up to look at memory, landscape and the pleasures of walking. Themes include; where joy comes from, the emotions involved with travel and homecoming, and the nature of solitude. 6.30pm, Hyde Park Picture House, see (2-4-1 with voucher; see back page)


Tuesday 12th February

Wednesday 13th February

‘Old Boy’ Film

‘Last Train Home’ Film

Anansesem: By the fire side Dance/Performance

Libyan Cultural Day Cultural Experience

Hailed as one of the best Korean language films, Old Boy tells the story of Oh Dae-Su, imprisoned without explanation for 15 years. On his release he has just 5 days to find his captor and unlock the truth of his imprisonment. 7pm to 9pm, Yorkshire Bank Lecture Theatre, on campus. Hosted by the Korean Society.

Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers travel to their home villages for New Year’s. This exodus is the world’s largest human migration, an epic spectacle that exposes a nation tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. 7.30pm to 9pm, Western LT, Business School, on campus. Hosted by the British Born Chinese Society.

An exciting evening of folktales, poetry, dance and art. Come and join Ananse the spider as he gets up to mischief and discover how wisdom becomes shared amongst the world. Also partake in a traditional Royal Adowa dance and purchase affordable hand crafted artefacts. 7.30pm to 10pm, Yorkshire Bank Lecture Theatre, £2.00.Hosted by Ghana Society.

Come along to our Libyan Cultural day to experience a cultural showcase, posters and some traditional foods which represent the country. 11am to 5pm, Riley Smith Hall, LUU. Hosted by the Libyan Society.

Ceilidh Dance/Performance

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Film/LGBT History Month

A great night out to be had; come and experience a wonderful British tradition. With folk music and a professional caller, learn Ceilidh dancing. Beginners welcome. 7.30pm to 10pm. Mine, LUU, £3. Hosted by the Folk Society.

A transsexual punk rock girl tours the US with her rock band, as she tells her life story and follows her ex-boyfriend/bandmate who stole her songs. Adapted from the stage musical this film has become a cult classic. 8pm to 9.30pm, Miall LT Baines Wing, on campus.

‘El Greco’ Film El Greco is based on the true story of the great Greek Artist of the 16th Century. The film explores his uncompromising character as he journeys from his homeland Crete to Venice and finally Toledo, in search of freedom and love. 7pm to 10pm, Meeting Room 1, LUU. Hosted by the Greek & Cypriot Society.

Troll Hunter Film This is a Norwegian dark fantasy film, made in the form of a found footage mockumentary. It follows a group of students studying a series of bear killings who discover something mysterious is going on. 8pm to 10pm, Common Room, LUU. Hosted by the Film Society.

Global Issues Forum ICA/Discussion Come and discuss trending global issues in a relaxed atmosphere. Have an opportunity to air your view or just listen to those of others with different social, economic or political backgrounds. Free food provided, open to all. 2pm to 4pm, Room 1.14 Baines Wing, on campus. Lantern Release ICA/Arts Here at Leeds we are hosting our own Lantern Festival! Join us in decorating your own lantern and then come along to Roundhay Park afterwards to release the lantern; letting your worries float away into the sky with a wish. Free food. All welcome. 3pm to 5pm, Room 6, LUU.


Look out for the Tribal Instincts flashmob during the week!

Tuesday 12th

Weds 13th

Thursday 14th

Friday 15th

Saturday 16th

Global Cafe

The Big Fat Indian

‘What is this Film

Libyan Cultural Day

Turkish Cultural

SocieTEA Session

Trip to the Lake

5.30pm to 7.30pm,

Carnival,10am to 4pm,

called Love?’

11am to 5pm, Riley

Corner. 11am to 4pm,

11am to 3pm, Union

District 8.20am, Meet

The Lounge, LUU.

Riley Smith Hall, LUU.

6.30pm, Hyde Park

Smith Hall, LUU.

LUU Foyer.

Foyer, LUU.

at the Parkinson Steps.

Picture House.

‘Beyond the Hills’

World Food Kitchen

Global Issues Forum

Massai Market

‘Withnail and I’

Hike on Ilkley Moor

6pm to 9pm, Business

10am to 4.00pm,

‘I Am’

2pm to 4pm, Room 1.14

10am to 4pm, LUU

12pm to 2pm, Room 6,

9.30am to 5pm, meet

School Western LT.

Union Foyer, LUU.

6pm to 8pm, Common

Baines Wing.



at Leeds train station.

Room, LUU.

British Born Chinese

2013 Chinese New Year

Lantern Release

Indonesian Fair

Society Taster

– The Year of the Snake

Food Demonstration

3pm to 5pm, Room 6,

11am to 5pm, Riley

Sunday 10th

7pm to 9pm, Parkinson

5pm to 7pm, Room 4,

6pm to 9pm,


Smith Hall, LUU.



Hansa’s Restaurant,


Summit: Advancing

Chinese New Year

‘Pans Labyrinth’

ICA World Food

5pm to 9pm, Western LT,

World Peace Among


7pm to 9pm,

Festival 5pm to 6.30pm,

‘El Greco’ 7pm to 10pm,

Business School.

Cultural Conflicts

11am to 5pm, Town Hall.

Yorkshire Bank LT,

Riley Smith Hall, LUU.

Meeting Room 1, LUU.

Jiu Jitsu for Beginners

Business School.

Illuminating The

‘Old Boy’

Dreamer)’ 6pm to 8pm,

1.00pm to 3.30pm,

‘But I’m a Cheerleader’

Darkness: Blacks &

7pm to 9pm, Yorkshire

Common Room.

The Edge, Sports Hall 2.

7pm to 8.30pm,

North Africans in Islam

Bank Lecture Theatre.

‘Roman Holiday’

Common Room LUU.

- Book launch

3pm, Hyde Park Picture

Food for Thought


7.30pm to 9.30pm, Room 5, LUU.

Monday 11th

‘Sepet’ 7.30pm to 9.30pm,

Taiwanese Day 10am to 4pm, Riley Smith Hall, LUU.

Michael Sadler LT. Pub Quiz (Language Cafe)

Traditional Japanese

7.45pm to 8.45pm,

Arts Taster Session,

Old Bar, LUU.

2pm to 5pm, Room 2, LUU. Craft Passion 5pm to 7pm, Hidden Cafe, LUU. ‘Damascus With

5.30pm to 8.30pm, Parkinson SR 1.08. Strictly Scottish Country Dancing 6pm to 8pm, Meeting Room 6, LUU. ‘American History X’ 6.00pm to 8.00pm, Philip Taylor Cinema, 2.31 ICS.

Leeds City Centre.

‘The Overture’

‘Last Train Home’

7pm to 9pm, Michael

7.30pm to 9pm, Western

Sadler B.37.

LT, Business School.

‘Lemon Tree’

Anansesem: By the

7pm to 9.30pm, Michael

Fireside. 7.30pm to

Sadler SR.17.

10.00pm, Riley Smith Hall , LUU. Ceilidh 7.30pm to 10.00pm, Stylus, LUU. ‘Hedwig and the Angry

‘Dredd 3D’

Inch’ 8pm to 9.30pm,

8pm to 9.30pm,

Miall LT Baines Wing.

Miall LT, Baines Wing.

‘Sang Pemimpi (The

Poetry Slam 7pm to 9pm, Mine, LUU. ‘Jelangkung’ 8pm to 10pm, Common Room, LUU. ‘Call Me Kuchu’ 8pm to 9.30pm, Miall LT, Baines Wing.

Thai Cultural Festival 1pm to 4pm, Riley Smith Hall, LUU. Lishi Qi Gong 2.30pm to 4pm, Room 6, LUU.

6pm to 7.45pm,

Sign Languages of

Parkinson SR B.08. ‘500 Days of Summer’ 6pm to 8pm, Philip Taylor Cinema, 2.31 ICS.

the World, 3pm to 4pm, Room 5, LUU. Wing Chun 5pm to 7pm, Room 6,

‘Dev D’

LUU, £2.50.

8pm to 9.30pm, Parkinson Building B09.

‘Beautiful Thing’ 6pm to 8pm, Common

‘Mr and Mrs’

Room, LUU.

5pm to 7pm, Baines

Afro Caribbean Dance

Wing SR G.42.

7pm to 10pm, Room 2,

Bollywood Show


7pm to 10pm, Riley

Cultural Showcase

Smith Hall, LUU.

7pm to 10.30pm, Riley

‘Millenium Actress’ 8pm to 10pm, Common

Smith Hall, LUU. Ales vs Wine Tasting


7.30pm to 9.30pm,

‘Troll Hunter’

Bollywood Show

‘Fetih 1453’

(Trolljegern) 8pm to

Afterparty 11pm to late,

8.30pm to 10pm,

10pm, Common Room,

Pulse, LUU.

Common Room, LUU.


Room 4, LUU. ‘Circumstance’ 8pm to 10pm, Common

My Love’ ,

Room, LUU.

5.30pm to 7.30pm,

5.30pm to 7.30pm, The Treehouse, LUU.

Film Day 10am to 7pm, Old Bar, LUU. Around the World Party (for children) 1pm to 3pm, LUU Foyer. ‘Infernal Affairs’ 1pm to 3pm, Common Room. Burton Saturdays 2pm to 4pm, Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery. ‘Redline’ 3pm to 5pm, Common Room, LUU. ‘Trishna’ 5pm to 7pm, Room 5, LUU. Malaysian Night 2013 7pm, The Refectory.

Sunday 17th Trip to Oxford 7.20am, Meet at Parkinson Steps. 5 - a - side Football Tournament, 10am to 2pm, Weetwood

Room 1, LUU. Bridging the World

Old Bar British

playing pitches.

Salsa for Justice

LUU World Unite Festival 2013

From 7.30pm, Baracoa.

Wednesday 13th February ‘Shaolin’ Film

‘Lemon Tree’ Film

‘Call Me Kuchu’ Film/ LGBT History Month

Indonesian Fair Cultural Experience

A corrupt warlord loses everything and seeks redemption at a Shaolin Temple. Soon he and his Shaolin brothers are faced with freeing the local population from the tyranny of those he used to call friends. 5pm to 9pm, Western LT, Business School, on campus. Hosted by East Asian Cinema.

The Lemon Tree depicts the story of a Palestinian women’s fight to stop her lemon grove in the West Bank from being destroyed. 7pm to 9.30pm Michael Sadler SR.17, on campus. Hosted by Palestinian Solidarity Group.

In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato – Uganda’s first openly gay man work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combating vicious persecution in his daily life. 8pm to 9.30pm, Miall LT, Baines Wing, on campus.

Have you ever thought of visiting Indonesia, but still haven’t had the chance to go? No worries, we have brought Indonesia to you. Come to the Indonesian Fair to experience the best in Indonesian culture with dances, movies, music, Batik, beverages and more. 11am to 5pm, Riley Smith Hall, LUU. Hosted by the Indonesian Society.

‘Sang Pemimpi’ Film

Poetry Slam Discussion/Word

Following the intertwined lives of three childhood friends as they enter the first high school in Eastern Belitung, this is the heart-breaking yet humorous tale of friendship, struggle and hope. 6pm to 8pm, Common Room, LUU. Hosted by the Indonesian Society.

Join the Spoken Word Society to see artists from Bengali, Sudanese and British backgrounds represent their culture through a series of short, thought provoking and witty spoken word performances. There will be an open mic section so feel free to bring your own stuff along. 7pm to 9pm, Mine, LUU. Hosted by the Spoken Word Society.

‘The Overture’ Film

‘Jelangkung’ Film

Based on the life of one of the most revered traditional Thai music masters. This film traces back through Luang Pradit Pairoh’s life, exploring his musical genius. 7pm to 9.30pm, Michael Sadlers B.37, on campus. Hosted by the Thai Society.

Four young people discover a mysterious and nameless grave in a deserted cemetery and decide to play with the supernatural, using a Jelangkung they call up spirits which change the course of their lives. 8pm to 10pm, Common Room, LUU. Hosted by the Indonesian Society.


Thursday 14th February Massai Market Cultural Experience Experience a traditional East African Market. You will find wood carvings, batik paintings, banana pictures, massai beadwork necklaces and much more, for a very reasonable price. 10am to 4pm, LUU Foyer. Hosted by the East African Society. Turkish Cultural Corner Cultural Experience Come, taste and see the highlights of Turkish Culture. Learn about Marbling Art and play traditional Turkish games, as well as trying some delicious Turkish tea and coffee. 11am to 4pm, LUU Foyer. Hosted by the Turkish Society.

‘Mr and Mrs’ Film Mr and Mrs is a compelling film about love, betrayal and forgiveness. The plot is interwoven around two couples whose marriages are plagued by the social and economic divide in present Nigerian society. 5pm to 7pm Baines Wing SR. G.42, on campus. Hosted by the Nigerian Society. ‘500 Days of Summer’ Film An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn’t believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. 6pm to 8pm, Philip Taylor Cinema, 2.31 ICS, on campus. Hosted by the Film Society.


Thursday 14th February Advancing World Peace Among Cultural Conflicts Discussion/Word Do you have an opinion on World Peace? Come and debate with others on the complexities of cultural conflicts. This event will be a simulation of a world-class summit, in which we will discuss and write a resolution at the end. All welcome. 6pm to 7.45pm, Parkinson SR B.08, on campus, must book at helpdesk. Hosted by UNA Society Bollywood Show Performance Come and join us for a fantastic evening of cultural performances, with an array of singing, dancing and acting. This is one of the World Unite Festival’s sell out shows so buy tickets early to avoid disappointment. 7pm to 10pm, Riley Smith Hall, LUU, £8 (available from APL in the Worsley building) Hosted by the Leeds South Asian Society.

Friday 15th February ‘Dev D’ Film

SocieTEA session Food/Drink

Lishi Qi Gong Arts

At the forefront of this story a young man breaks up with his childhood sweet heart and finds solace in drugs while a young woman is caught in the world of prostitution; will they be destroyed or find redemption? 8pm to 9.30pm, Parkinson Building B.09, on campus. Hosted by Indian Student Association Society.

Come along to the newly formed SocieTEA’s session to get a taste of the mysterious art of tasseography - or tea leaf reading - and see what delicious beverages are in your future! 11am to 3pm, Union Foyer, LUU. Hosted by the SocieTEA Society.

Returning to University after Christmas can result in a lot of stress and frustration. Brush off the cobwebs, detox and get fit with this zen-like exercise to find inner peace, de-stress and be re-energised for the new term. 2.30pm to 4pm, Room 6, LUU, £2. Hosted by the Lishi Tai Chi Society.

‘Millenium Actress’ Film A tale in which cinema and reality become blurred. This 2001 Japanese anime tells the story of a documentary film maker investigating the life of an elderly actress. 8pm to 10pm, Common Room, LUU. Hosted by the Japanese Society. Bollywood Show Afterparty Performance Come and dance the night away in Leeds South Asian Society’s signature club night, to celebrate the success of the Bollywood Show 2013. This is guaranteed to be a fun-filled end to an extravagant night. Buy your tickets soon to avoid disappointment. 11pm to late, Pulse, LUU. Hosted by Leeds South Asian Society.

‘Withnail and I’ Film/GIAG Two actors seek respite from their uneventful lives as they escape to “Uncle Monty’s” cottage. Faced with no modern conveniences and a bunch of oddball locals, their wits are tested, along with their friendship. 12pm to 2pm, Room 6, LUU.

Thai Cultural Festival Cultural Experience This is an event for everyone. Enjoy a day filled with Thai classical and folk dances, costumes, music, and art as well as a chance to experience the fascinating art of Thai foods. 1pm to 4pm, Riley Smith Hall, LUU. Hosted by the Thai Students Society.

Sign Languages of the World Discussion/Word In this event we will be talking about the origins of Sign Language, and the differences and similarities the different sign languages have. If you want to learn, then tag along! 3pm to 4pm, Room 5, LUU. Hosted by the Sign Language Society. Wing Chun Sport This is an introductory session into the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. Learn the art of self-defence and how to use your opponent’s weight against them; regardless of their size. Any age, sex or ability level welcome! 5pm to 7pm, Room 6, LUU, £2.50. Hosted by the Wing Chun Society.


Friday 15th February ‘Beautiful Thing‘ Film/LGBT History Month

Cultural Showcase Performance Cultural Experience

In this alternately somber and witty coming-of-age drama, a pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class London come to grips with their feelings for each other, and the reactions of their families. A heart warming and down to earth must-see of British cinema. 6pm to 8pm, Common Room, LUU. Afro Caribbean Dance Performance/Dance

The Cultural Showcase 2013 will feature a range of performances from a fashion show to a lion dance. Brought to you by the societies of LUU this event promises to be entertaining and exciting for all. Look out for the winner of the best Cultural Performance! 7pm to 10.30pm, Riley Smith Hall, LUU, must book. Ales vs Wine Tasting Food/Drink

An evening of dance for all, whether you’re looking to perfect your steps to ‘Candy’ or see if you can master ‘Single Ladies’. Come and show us your moves while celebrating Afro-Caribbean culture! 7pm to 10pm, Room 2, LUU, must book. Hosted by the Afro Caribbean Society.

The Real Ale Society squares off with the Wine Society over food and drink pairings. 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Room 4, LUU. Hosted by the Real Ale and Wine Societies.

Free creative activities every Saturday at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery in the Parkinson Court. Art and craft activities; Artist workshops; Talks and handling sessions; Movement and dance; Music and drama performances. Keep your ears to the ground: for the latest programme and to book places visit. Our events are free. All welcome. Phone: 0113 34 32 778

‘Circumstance’ Film/LGBT History Month Iranian teenage friends Atafeh and Shireen attend illicit parties and experiment with sex, drinking and drugs. Atafeh’s brother Mehran is a recovering drug addict who becomes increasingly religious and obsessed with Shireen. 8pm to 10pm, Common Room, LUU.


Burton Saturdays

‘The tastiest spice experience in town; Our food is meat and dairy free, and we cater for special diets. Look out for our stall on Tuesday 12th February, we will have curries, dahls, pakora, tattie patties, and chutneys on offer. 19

Omani Handicrafts Meet the artists that have made them and understand more about this intriguing country. 10am to 3pm, Union Foyer, LUU. Event runs on 13th, 14th and 15th.

Saturday 16th February Trip to the Lake District Day out

Old Bar British Film Day Film

Burton Saturdays Arts

‘Trishna’ ICA/Film

Enjoy a relaxing day out in the UK’s largest National Park. See a different side to Britain – take in stunning scenery with a relaxing boat tour. At 11 miles long, Lake Windermere is the largest lake in the park, so why not spend the day on its beautiful shores, visit the various museums and explore the many craft shops? 8.20am, Meet at the Parkinson Steps, Adults £18, Children £12. Must book at helpdesk.

Join us at the Old Bar for a day of classic British films, British ales and your last chance to sample some of the International Specials on the menu. 10am: ‘Casino Royal’ 12.30pm: ‘Italian Job’ 2.10pm: ‘Notting Hill’ 4.10pm: ‘Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ 6.10pm: ‘Hot Fuzz’ 10am – 8pm, Old Bar, LUU

Representing the great Republic of Yorkshire, we invite you to get that warm and fuzzy feeling in our ever-popular felting workshop, led by Hayley McColl. Visitors of all ages are invited to learn basic felt-making techniques, and recreate Christopher P. Wood’s enigmatic Yorkshire-inspired landscapes in the Gallery’s current exhibition. Free workshop, but places are limited so please book soon to avoid disappointment: gallery@leeds. 2pm to 4pm, Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, on campus.

Set in India, this is an adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel, ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’. This film is the first in a series of films accompanied by speakers. The rest of the series will continue in the week of the 18th Feb - look out for more information. 5pm to 7pm, Room 5, LUU.

Hike on Ilkley Moor Day out The Ahlul Bayt Society invites you to join us for a leisurely six mile hike in Ilkley Moor. Come and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful sights of Yorkshire. You’re sure to have a good time! 9.30am to 5pm, meet at Leeds train station, train ticket will need to be paid for. Must book at helpdesk.

Around the World Party Children’s Join in the fun at the Children’s Around the World Party. All children will be given a passport to explore lots of activities and games from around the world. There will be a delicious spread of treats for children of all ages and it will be a great opportunity to meet other students with dependants. 1pm to 3pm, LUU Foyer. ‘Infernal Affairs’ Film Infernal Affairs is a 2002 Hong Kong crime thriller which tells the story of a police officer who infiltrates the triads, and a police officer secretly working for the same gang. 1pm to 3pm, Common Room, LUU.

‘Redline’ Film An action drama centred on a deadly racing tournament held every five years and the reckless dare-devil driver JP as he fights to reconstruct his previously destroyed vehicle in order to win it and avoid government authorities on Roboworld. 3pm to 5pm, Common Room, LUU. Hosted by the Anime Society.

Malaysian Night 2013 Performance A truly heart-warming tale of friendship, love and loyalty, full with all things quintessentially Malaysian, taking place in the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur. Proudly brought to you by the University of Leeds’ Malaysian and Singaporean Society (MASSOC). 7pm to 10pm, Refectory, on campus.


Sunday 17th February Trip to Oxford Day Out

5 - a - side football tournament ICA/Sport

Known as the “the city of dreaming spires”, Oxford is famous for its beautiful, harmonious architecture. Whether you are a culture vulture seeking historical gems such as Blenheim Palace, Christ Church College or the Ashmolean Museum, or simply fancy indulging in a spot of retail therapy at Bicester Village, there’s something for everyone. 7.20am, Meet at Parkinson Steps, Adults £25, Children £20. Must book at helpdesk.

Grab four friends and come down to the Weetwood playing fields for a mini unisex 5 - a- side tournament. Prizes to be won! 10am – 2pm, Weetwood playing pitches, £15 per team, must book. Salsa for Justice Performance/Dance Join us for an evening with the North’s finest salsa teacher Nicolai V, to raise money for Leeds Friends of Syria, Palestine Solidarity Group, and Engage Leeds Speakers Forum. From 7.30pm, Baracoa, Leeds city centre, £4.


The Old Bar will be serving super tasty international themed food during World unite Festival. Check out the menus for details.


“Come toast to British Beer brewed right here in Yorkshire, not sure if Real ale is for you? Ask the Old Bar staff to help you make a choice finding the perfect match.

LOOK OUT FOR SOME SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL DISHES FEATURED THIS WEEK IN TERRACE INCLUDING: Gratin Dauphinoise Pad Thai Risotto There will, as always, be a wide selection of British and International beers on sale as well! 22





Lore 22nd - 28th Feb*

Jiro Dreams of Sushi Sunday 24th Feb*

The Shining Sunday 23rd Feb*

Stoker 01st - 7th Mar*

* please check website for times

To celebrate the World Unite Festival, we e offering 2 for 1 cinema tickets


What Is This Film Called Love?

Roman Holiday

Tuesday 12th Feb 6.30pm

Sunday 10th Feb 3.00pm


Movie (please tick) : Roman Holiday What Is This Film CalledLove?

World Unite Festival  
World Unite Festival  

A guide to all the events taking place during World Unite Festival 2013 (10th - 17th February)