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Voices East - A free three-day festival to celebrate east London

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A three-day festival to celebrate east London, brought to you by UEL, London's leading university for civic engagement

Over three days in June, the University of East London is opening the doors to its historic Stratford campus. We're inviting people from the local community and around London to join us for a variety of FREE talks, performances and workshops put on by students and local people. 

Timetable for Friday, 10 June

Infection & Reaction: Tackling TB together
10:30am-12 noon: UEL Stratford Campus, Water Lane, London E15 4LZ

Chaired by Victoria Macdonald of Channel 4 News, a panel of experts from the local community will discuss the impact of TB on east London and the ways in which the health services are responding to the resurgence of this once eradicated disease. Panellists include including Sue Dart (Bart’s), Professor Ajit Lalvani (Infectious Diseases, Imperial), Ola Kanu (Redbridge CVS) and Ilhan Siaw (UEL) and Dr Dominik Zenner (Public Health England). Dr Julie Botticello (UEL) will introduce the session and talk about the university civic engagement project which is working to educate local people about TB.

Responding to the refugee crisis: Voices from East London and Beyond
1-2.30pm: UEL Stratford Campus, Water Lane, UEL, E15 4LZ
Chaired by Matt Broomfield of The Independent, a panel of experts will discuss the migration crisis - how we understand it and how we are responding to it on a national and local level. Experts include Professpr Niral Yuval-Davis (UEL), Jess Linton (Art Refuge UK), JJ Bola (a poet), Lliana Bird (Help Refugees) and Deanna Rogers (a poet).
UEL’s Professor Corinne Squire, Dr Cigdem Esin, Dr Aura Lounasmaa and Dr Tim Hall will introduce the session and talk about their civic engagement projects, including one currently underway in the Calais Jungle.

Education for all! Building opportunities and transforming East London through innovation and collaboration

4-5pm: UEL Stratford Campus, Water Lane, London E15 4LZ

A panel of experts including the UEL Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Joughin, Di Gowland (CEO and Principal, Newham College), Michelle Warren (Workers' Education Association) and Ben O’Donnell (Discover Children Story Centre), will talk about their experiences of education in London’s East End and the ways in which local organisations are working to transform classrooms and communities through innovation and collaboration.

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Friday, 10 June 2016

Stratford Campus

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