Learners Fly The Flag For Celebration Of Global Culture
Chinese lanterns

Learners on different college programmes are joining forces to stage a spectacular celebration of world culture.

Travel and Tourism, Hair and Beauty and Hospitality students are hosting the Celebration of Culture Festival at the College’s Henley campus on Thursday 10 June (11.30am-2pm).

Learners will recreate the tastes, sights and sounds of destinations across six world continents at the event.

They will also be whetting the appetite for trips to far-flung corners of the world and dream destinations as Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease.

Countries and continents which have been mapped out for stands at the showcase event include Greece, Spain, Kenya, Egypt, Japan, India, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and USA.

Learners will create a sea of colour by decking stands with flags, maps and images of major tourist attractions in the different destinations.

Hair and beauty learners will wear traditional costumes and create hair and make-up styles for different countries and cultures while hospitality students will serve up traditional foods and culinary treats for guests to sample.

Travel and Tourism tutor Jenny Spires says the festival is a celebration of what the learners have achieved during a very tough academic year.

Jenny said: “Learners across the different programme areas have all been working hard in preparation for the festival.

“It’s an opportunity for travel students to focus on different cultures and worldwide destinations but also gives hair and beauty and hospitality learners the chance to get involved and showcase their creative skills at the same time.”

Current college learners, staff and representatives from Coventry’s UK City of Culture team are all invited to attend the event.

Jenny added: “We are really excited about the festival and now the City of Culture year has officially begun this is a great way to recognise different cultures in our own city and around the globe.”

For more information about the City of Culture and college activities which are planned please visit the City of Culture website page.