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staff fest

Our programme of activity is designed to showcase the skills and talents of as many members of our staff community as possible. All of the activities below will be provided by current, or in a small number of cases, previous staff members.

We have lots more activities on their way, but below is a taste of what you can expect from this year's festival.

Live Music

Craft Market

  • A brand new staff choir has been put together from volunteers who registered their interest via Insite. The group will work with a specially recruited choirmaster to put together a set for the festival.
  • A new band ‘Dark Side of the Koan’ has been put together, and will perform a set of popular cover songs.
  • There are also a number of existing staff performers and some new partnerships who will be showcasing their skills!
  • Stalls with activities confirmed currently include: stained glass, monster making, jewellery making and a family-friendly activity from the Allsorts Centre based at FarGo Village in Coventry.
  • Some colleagues will also be selling their homemade crafts, and confirmed stalls include: Glass beads, Bird print art, Book stall, Glass fusing, Handmade stationary and Dr Browns honey.

Sports and Games

Food and Drink

  • Working alongside Warwick Sport and staff volunteers, there will be a range of family-friendly games activities positioned across the whole plaza area.
  • Games activities confirmed so far: Disc Golf, Touch Tennis, Volleyball, Ping Pong, Croquet, Karate, Circus skills, Surf simulator, Mario Kart on the Big Screen Piazza and a Bungee run!
  • A number of stalls from the popular food market will attend on the day providing a range of cuisines.
  • We will provide staff and guests (on a first come, first served basis) with a free drink from a choice of Pimms, Cider, Lager or a soft drink. Information on how to obtain this will be provided nearer the time.
  • Finally, we will be running a ‘Great Warwick Bake Off’ competition, which will be judged by members of university staff to find our Star Baker!

Open-air Cinema

Get baking!

  • From 7pm onwards, our piazza will be transformed into an open-air cinema screening a family-friendly film.
  • Free popcorn will be available and you'll also be able to purchase hotdogs and 50th Anniversary beer from the Bluebell caravan on the piazza.
  • Feel free to bring a cushion/ blanket!
  • The Fundraising team will be running a bake sale and raffle throughout the day, supporting our research into premature birth, miscarriage, cancer and dementia.
  • Finally, we will be running a ‘Great Warwick Bake Off’ competition, which will be judged by members of university staff to find our Star Baker!

Register your interest

Fill out our short form to register your interest in attending our Staff Summer Festival.

Map of the festival

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