Tuesday, 25 July 2017
– Thursday, 27 July 2017
Brooks Building , Brooks Building, Birley Campus
The Community Learning Festival is a celebration of the learning and diversity in the local area. The aim of the Community Learning Festival is to unite the local community over three themed days of free activities hosted by the Faculties of Education and Health, Psychology and Social Care with a wide range of community partners.
It will be a pleasure to host you in the Brooks building, built as a central hub of community activity for Hulme and its surrounding areas. As one of the University’s key pillars, the community is central to all Manchester Metropolitan University activity. We would be delighted if you could join us on these three special days that will continue to strengthen the bond between the University, our local partner organisations and the individuals living within our community.
We will also provide a free lunch to all attendees at 13:00.
Tuesday 25th July – Democracy and Resistance
Join us for a day of empowerment and progress, including talks about Black History, The People's Plan and Devomanc. You will also have the opportunity to take part in activities that celebrate feminism and female peace activists.
The day will be compered by poet Tony Curry with guests SuAndi and the Open Voice Choir.
Wednesday 26th July – Health and Wellbeing
Come along to the Community Learning Festival Health and Wellbeing day and reinvigorate yourself. Take part in sporting activities, including an age friendly disco, walking football and Simply Cycling a range of adapted bikes for all ages and abilities.
There are also a variety of wellbeing activities to help you to unwind and relax. Take part in a Tai Chi demonstration, explore mindfulness with the entire family and ease those sore muscles with a sports massage from Manchester Movement Unit.
Thursday 27th July - Creativity and Sustainability
Repair, repurpose and recycle. Get involved with a range of creative and sustainable activities such as The Big Bike Revival, Gizmobots and re-vamp your old denim with Stitched-Up. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about what young people are doing about climate change, carbon literacy and take a tour of our sustainable campus.