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Festival of Culture 2018

Monday 4 June - Friday 8 June

Join us at this year's Festival of Culture to discover and be inspired by the breadth and quality of research and teaching across the arts, humanities and social sciences at UCL.

This five-day-long festival, comprising talks, workshops and exhibitions, is set to challenge your thinking and offer new ways of understanding our world.

Down and Out Live - Change of Venue

Please note, the Orwell events, Down and Out: Live, and Homelessness and Rough Sleeping in London: What are the Policy Options? have now been moved to Stone Nest, 136 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 5EZ. This address will not appear on UCL Maps, as it's off campus. Please use Google Maps to find this location. 

This year's highlights

Listen to a live reading of George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London - Find out what Elizabeth I looked like at 60 - Immerse yourself in Cities After Hours - Step into the real world of Shakespeare - Take a tour of Children's literature across Europe - Explore migration patterns through the medium of theatre - Get to grips with the Language of Law - Uncover the meaning of magic in Medieval literature - Uncover the lives of Ukrainian and Russian suffragettes - Hear voices from the First World War - Take a peek at UCL's Special Collections - Explore Entrepreneurship and Education - Play hide and seek on a queer tour of Bloomsbury - And much, much more...


The Festival of Culture is free and open to all. Read more about this year's events and book your place today. We look forward to welcoming you onto campus in June. 

Visit our Festival Events page


Official Festival of Culture Programme

Flick through this year's official Festival Programme. Explore the fascinating and fun sessions we have on offer. Use the booking link above to register your place at the events you wish to attend.