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Warwick Presents

Warwick Presents

Food, activities, arts & music

Experience a rolling programme of themes, events, activities and entertainment. A packed calendar happening each term, all provided with safety in mind.

Stay up to date with safety at Warwick.

Warwick Presents is funded by Campus Activation Plan. Events run by Warwick Presents unless stated.

Please note that the Warwick Presents programme content and times are subject to change.

Window Wanderland 2022

As part of City of Culture we will be bringing the campus to life with 100s of decorated windows that shine out at night. We will provide materials, inspiration and the skills you need to enter your bedroom and/or flat window into our wanderful competition. Window Wanderland for Canley & Westwood will run in March.

  • 12 Mar - 25 Mar 2022
  • Free event
  • Creative | Indoor
  • Your windows!

COMING SOON

The Apprentice Challenge

Escape Live Coventry will be creating a campus-based day long game for teams to compete against each other in real-time in Apprentice inspired challenges...culminating in a boardroom ceremony on the Piazza...where one of you (probably most of you) will get fired!

  • Sat 12 March 2022
  • All day until the boardroom deadline
  • Free event
  • Active | Outdoor
  • Piazza and campus and...beyond?

COMING SOON

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One Small Step

We will be launching 'One Small Step', a 45-minute running podcast, written by award-winning theatre company Highly Sprung, to motivate and inspire you to get out onto campus, or wherever you are, whatever your running experience. Full of stories from runners from all over about how donning their trainers has impacted their lives, from being chased by dogs to gaining the self-confidence to change their career.

  • TBC Term 2
  • Any time is running time!
  • Free download
  • Active | Outdoor or on the treadmill
  • Wherever you want to run

COMING SOON

Lunar New Year Celebration

Our biggest Lunar New Year (Chinese Year of the Tiger) celebration on campus event will be taking place in the Arts Centre with craft workshops, traditional board games, a live broadcast of the China Central Television New Year's Eve Gala and light refreshments for the special occasion.

Brought to you by Global Connections

  • 31 Jan 2022
  • Creative | Cultural | Indoor
  • Warwick Arts Centre

COMING SOON

Lunar New Year Wishing Tree

Have you thought about your wish list for this year? If you have, now is the time to write it down and share it with others. Write your wish on the paper, tie it to the tangerine and throw it into the tree; if it hangs, the wish will come true. Come along and join in!

Brought to you by Global Connections

  • 2 Feb 2022
  • 11am-1pm
  • Free event
  • Creative | Indoor
  • Warwick Arts Centre

'Zine Making

A zine is a print-work typically produced in small batches like a small pamphlet. We've invited a local artist Frances Yeung to lead this event. You can create anything that celebrates the new year in your culture. So why not make your zine and see how others celebrate the new year in their cultures?

Brought to you by Global Connections

  • Wed 2 Feb 2022
  • 1:30pm - 4pm
  • Free event
  • Creative | Indoor
  • Warwick Arts Centre

Dumpling Making Kits

Warwick Presents will have 100 free dumpling making kits (serves 5) available for collection from Rootes Grocery Store on 31 January 2022. All the ingredients (except oils) will be provided along with a recipe card.

  • 31 Jan 2022
  • 1pm-11pm
  • Free cooking kit
  • Food | Indoor
  • Collect from Rootes Grocery Store

COMING SOON

Workshop Wednesdays

Join local artists each Wednesday to try something new!

Have a go at creating or making something and get to know some new people in the Arts Centre. Workshop themes will include Wellbeing and exchanging cultures.

All materials provided, no need to book, first come first serve.

Brought to you by Warwick Arts Centre

  • Wed 26 Jan - Wed 16 Mar 2022
  • 4:30pm
  • Free events
  • Creative | Indoor
  • Warwick Arts Centre

Typing Championship

Yes that's write...a global speed typing championship! Live at the Esports Centre, watch and interact with some of the best typists in the UK - and the world!

The event is free to all attendees with pizza available, plus the chance to win some amazing speed-typing prizes for a few lucky spectators!

Brought to you by Esports Centre

  • 29 Jan 2022
  • 12pm-5pm
  • Free event
  • Weird and wonderful entertainment | Esports Centre, Piazza, Online

Sign up to take part

Holi

A colourful event to celebrate Holi. Come along with a change of clothes and be prepared to get colourful! Food & drink will be available alongside the event on the piazza from the usual food trucks and a few special menus.

Brought to you by Global Connections

  • 16 March 2022
  • Ticketed event
  • Cultural | Food | Outdoor
  • Oculus Field

COMING SOON

University sport leagues

Various free sport leagues for University of Warwick students and staff. For all abilities.

Brought to you by Warwick Sport

  • Ongoing
  • Free event
  • Active | Outdoor
  • Campus

Join a league

Rock up & Play sport sessions

Take part in a variety of sport sessions to keep fit and make new friends. A free programme of sports and activities including Badminton, Floorball, Ultimate Frisbee, Football and Volleyball. Running throughout the Christmas vacation period.

Brought to you by Warwick Sport

  • Ongoing
  • Free event
  • Active | Outdoor
  • Campus

Discover Rock up & Play

Don't get bored, get board!

We have dropped a bunch of Big Potato games at 6 locations on campus for you to meet up for some analogue fun in this crazy digital world. Learn Klask, Don't Get Got and Muffin Time plus many more silly boxes of fun!

The locations are : Benefactors Ground Floor, Bluebell Social Space, Chaplaincy Christmas Lounge, Cryfield Village Hall, Lakeside Residencies Hub and Westwood Social Space.

  • Now
  • Free event
  • Entertainment | Indoor
  • See above

How to play

Global connection events

A range of events to connect with other students from around the world.

Brought to you by Global Connections

  • Various
  • Free events
  • Entertainment | Indoor
  • Digital

View connection events

Folklorica trail

Discover a hidden world of digital sculptures around Warwick Arts Centre using your smartphone.

Brought to you by Warwick Arts Centre

  • Until Tuesday 17 May 2022
  • Free event
  • Entertainment | Outdoor
  • Campus

Discover Folklorica

Geocaching

A treasure hunt for the digital generation. Enjoy the freedom of being outside and discovering new places.

  • Ongoing
  • Free event
  • Active | Outdoor
  • Campus

Start your hunt

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Student Ticket Offers

Warwick Arts Centre's new season 2022 has launched with lots of free and discounted student tickets to explore including £5 cinema tickets, free tickets to Orchestral performances, music events, workshops and artist talks. Check out the student section of WAC's website for more.

Brought to you by Warwick Arts Centre

  • Ongoing
  • Various
  • £5
  • Entertainment | Indoor
  • Warwick Arts Centre

Find out more

Dinosaurs

Sculpture Trail

So you think you've seen all the sculptures on campus? I bet there is at least one hiding in plain sight. Grab a map from Warwick Arts Centre or download and get seeking!

Brought to you by Warwick Arts Centre

  • Ongoing
  • Various
  • Free
  • Culture | Exercise | Outdoor
  • Warwick Arts Centre

Find out more

Other free local events and activities

Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Already Taken

Coventry City of Culture Trust and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum are delighted to present “Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Already Taken” by the Coventry born artist, designer and activist Daniel Lismore. This exhibition in his hometown is the first time that his work has gone on display in the UK.

Brought to you by The Herbert

  • 18 Feb - 25 June 2022
  • Free
  • Culture | Indoor
  • The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Find out more

Sitting Rooms of Culture

A series of free creative workshops at the Sitting Rooms of Culture stall in Coventry Market. Weaving, sewing, poetry, puppet making, origami, sumi ink painting and much much more!

Brought to you by Sitting Rooms of Culture

  • Saturdays
  • Free events
  • Creative | Indoor
  • Coventry Market

Find out more

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Walk With Me

Talking Birds’ popular family-friendly audio tours return, and this time you can enjoy these funny and informative guided trails any time using your smartphone or tablet (headphones required). An actor-guide will take you on a trail of the unexpected and help you tune in to the sounds of Coventry’s past, present and - who knows?…

Brought to you by Talking Birds

  • Ongoing
  • Any time
  • Free
  • Entertainment | Outdoor
  • Spon End, Stoke, Naul's Mill Park

Find out more

Your safety

  • Stay up to date with the latest safety at Warwick information.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times in indoor/dwell spaces.