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Festival of Social Sciences

The University of Warwick are hosting an event at Fargo Village between 10am-6pm on Saturday 9th May. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome. The event will be showing that social sciences matters within our local community and will bring together organisations that support the people of Coventry.

As well as a photography exhibition with the theme What Does Politics Mean to You, lots of nice food stalls, music and art there will be various talks and discussions throughout the day which will be of interest to young people.

11am – A talk by local organisation Coventry Comfort Carers about the homeless situation in Coventry and what they do to support people

12noon – Key note speech from University of Warwick Registrar and Chair of the Coventry Partnership Ken Sloan

1pm – Discussion about football. Is Football too commercialised? Should fans have more power? How has CCFC got to the situation they currently find themselves in? There will be a 30 minute talk from Dr Dave Webber on his research which will then be followed by an interactive discussion that is open to everyone to join in and give their opinion. 

2pm – Dr Anil Awesti will be running an interactive session exploring questions such as ‘what does it mean to be British today?’ and ‘Should cities have more power?’.

2.30pm – Coventry born anti-bullying campaigners Rhys and Llewy Davies will be coming along to give an uplifting, motivational speech about their campaign and the art of positivity.

3pm – Youth Politics and a discussion of the outcome of the general election.

4pm – Hillfields Question Time chaired by Professor Mick Carpenter, looking at the future of Hillfields in light of past and current experiences. 

4pm – Spoken word workshop from Shoot From The Lip. Everyone is invited to come and join in and watch some slam poetry performances. This will also be followed by performances from local youth groups.

Throughout the day Food Union will be inviting everyone to get involved with a Salad Disco – to chop, slice and toss our way to showing practically how coming together to collectively create delicious meals out of waste food can effect change and sustainability within our food system. Everyone will be invited to join in with this and other activities from The Time Union.