Celebrates the partnership between the University, the local community and communities beyond Celebrates the partnership between the University, the local community and communities beyond

Watch our new film about the 2013 Norwich – City of Interculture event and find out more about a unique and culturally diverse city.

Norwich – City of Interculture celebrates the partnership between the University of East Anglia, its local host community and communities beyond, by bringing together representatives of all parties to share their perspectives on the challenges of communication across and between languages and cultures.

NEW! Norwich - City of Interculture 2013

We returned to the Forum, Norwich on Saturday 11th May with a series of activities, presentations and music performances enjoyed by all!

Co-organiser and languages lecturer, of the ARHC funded project, Ilse van der Velden said: "We wanted to give the local community an opportunity to experience communication across cultures. The city and the region offer a wonderful mix of cultures from the past and also the present and understanding how this influences the way we interact is fascinating."

We invited everyone to come along and enjoy hands-on activities for all ages, such as Origami, Manga and traditional Chinese paper cutting workshops, language tasters and a poster and photo exhibition where people could learn about the challenges involved in saying things in different languages. The public was able to learn and practise a wide range of languages with our students and staff. Those languages included Chinese, French, Greek, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, German, Italian, Hungarian and American English.

Highlights included a performance by the children's orchestra Sistema in Norwich and a presentation on Intercultural communication in Norfolk primary education by Leila Khabbazi. See here for some photos of the event.

Find out the answers and winners of our competitions on the following links: Intercultural Treasure Hunt & Living in Norwich Manga drawing

Previous events in the series include Let's Talk (a roundtable event) and an interactive event  at the Forum in 2012

Our Research and Engagement Seminar series is also a key strand of the Norwich - City of Interculture programme.

Do not hesitate to write us to let us know what you enjoyed about the event and give us your suggestions for future events:  i.van-der-velden@uea.ac.uk