Get Ready for the Gather Festival!

Encompassing film, art, dance, dialogue, workshops, comedy,education, food and tea-themed fun, the Gather Festival is back from Monday 16 March.  Most events are FREE! Have you had a chance to look at the full programme yet?

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The International Students Advisory Service have been working closely with EUSA Global, and we’re very proud to annouce the highlights of the festival:

JUST GATHER FILM FESTIVAL – MONDAY 16 – SUNDAY 22 MARCH  

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This is a full-blown film festival, a  hand-picked selection of thought-provoking films from current students, film-makers and humanitarians based all over the worl. Highlights include a screening of Mark Cousin’s The First Movie, as well as Icíar Bollaín’ s acclaimed In a Foreign Land. All films are free! To see the full programme, and to book your ticket, please visit: https://gatheruoe.wordpress.com/just-gather-film-festival/

TAI CHI CHAI TEA – MONDAY 16 MARCH (CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE) AND WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH (SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE)

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This unique event allows you to sample the smooth moves of Tai Chi and try out some high energy Bhangra dance. Before each short workshop you will hear about the role of Tai Chi in Chinese society and the origins and significance of Bhangra to Indian culture. After you have learned a little Tai Chi and Bhangra, enjoy warm samosas and a cup of the mighty masala chai tea, which has been drunk in India for thousands of years.

GATHER AT THE FARM -TUESDAY 17th MARCH 

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This is an amazing opportunity to get acquainted with one of Edinburgh’s most loved institutions!  Join us on our trip to Gorgie Farm: your package will include a tour of the farm, workshops and activities for children, as well as a lunch buffet and an opportunity to make some new friends!Tickets are for sale at the International Office (33 Buccleuch Place) between 09 to 17.00. Please note we don’t accept cards – bring the exact change.

Alternatively, you can buy your tickets online: http://edin.ac/1B50gkY

THE INTERNATIONAL RECIPE SWAP – FRIDAY 20 MARCH 

A celebration of food with an international twist!  Bring along your favourite recipe and some food to share. Pick up some great tips from Love Food, Hate Waste on how to prepare waste free recipes, and meet some new friends! The event is free but ticketed, and you can sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-recipe-swap-tickets-15943604751

TEA CUP – MONDAY 16 MARCH TO FRIDAY 20 MARCH

Four sporting events:  a mini world cup,  a climb the wall challenge, a cross country run and a pool competition! All the sports events have cash prizes! Find out more here: https://gatheruoe.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/the-tea-cup/

We hope to see you soon!

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