What a great time we had at our first ever Nowruz celebration in the Lounge on 21 March! Our event brought the University community together to learn about fascinating Nowruz traditions, share traditional food and enjoy activities including egg decorating. Find our more and browse the photos gallery.
Last December we linked up with Bristol SU’s Jewish Society (J-Soc), Student Inclusion and the Multifaith Chaplaincy to celebrate Hanukkah with a delicious dinner, interactive quiz, fascinating talks and games. Watch a video of the event!
The Global Lounge once again teamed up with the USA Society for a Thanksgiving celebration, with fun activities, delicious sit-down dinner and a presentation from the USA Society President.
Bristol SU’s Mexican Culture Society partnered with the Global Lounge to host a colourful Day of the Dead event in the Anson Rooms. Held yearly to honour the deceased, it’s a traditional celebration full of joy, food and music. Take a look at some photos and a video of the event, and find out more about what happened on the night.
The Global Lounge joined forces with the Bristol SU’s Indian Society to host a colourful Diwali celebration in the Lounge. By the end of the evening, the Lounge was filled with dancing, singing and traditional music.
The Global Lounge, and friends, welcomed students and staff to the Wills Memorial Building for a grand, two-night ‘Open Iftar’ celebration. The lively, free event brought hundreds of Muslim and non-Muslim members of the university community together to share a traditional meal and learn more about Ramadan.
The Global Lounge’s food fiesta brought students and staff together to celebrate something that’s always popular in the Lounge… food! Everyone enjoyed a feast of tasty dishes from all over the world, as well as musical performances, Bollywood dancing and a student Indian-fusion band.
In partnership with the USA Society, a grand Thanksgiving feast was hosted in the Global Lounge, with games and activities and a brief history of this annual holiday.
The Global Lounge kicked off it’s Autumn events programme in style, thanks to the Bristol Indian Society and friends, with it’s first cultural event of 2021, Diwali! Find out what happened at the Global Lounge’s sold out celebration!
Student representatives from the Bristol Islamic Society, Muslim Medic and Black Muslim Society joined staff from Student Inclusion to talk about what the month of Ramadan means to them.
‘It’s an exciting opportunity for anyone at the University’: Isobel Edmondson on Language Café sessions – Posted 3 February 2021
Second-year student, Isobel, tells us what she loves about coming to Global Lounge Language Café sessions and what makes them different from other virtual events.
Students from the Hindu society share how they celebrate the festival of lights with friends and family during a virtual Diwali celebration.
The Mexican Culture Society explore and celebrate this iconic annual festivity, with guest speakers delivering live and interactive presentations from both the UK and Mexico!
Global Lounge’s first-ever digital event covers the challenges of life in lockdown during Ramadan, with student and staff guest speakers.
An annual showcase of dance and music performances, organised by the Global Lounge in collaboration with Bristol Students’ Union and International Students’ Network.
Students and staff come together for the first big Global Lounge event of 2020; a Glimpse into the World of Indian Dance curated by postgraduate students – and professional dancers – Aditya and Deepa.