Bournemouth University students are hosting the annual Fusion Festival around Bournemouth and Poole.
The Fusion Festival, which will take place between 3 – 6 May 2022, is a celebration of research education and professional practice at Bournemouth University. The festival is being run by BU’s second year Events Management students, who will be organising the face-to-face events in partnership with external stakeholders, along with the support of the Live Event teaching team.
Events Management students have worked with local businesses and charities to demonstrate their skills and abilities in planning and co-creating events that respond to an organisation’s specific need.
Dr Paola Vizcaino, Programme Leader for Events Management said: “It is crucial for the BU Events Management course to provide real-life project opportunities like the Fusion Festival, to enable students to experience the roles and activities involved in planning, organising, staging, and evaluating a live event. The live event project allows students to develop their employability skills and demonstrate what they are capable of doing.”
The events at the festival includean ‘All for One’ Film Festival, celebrating the intersection of LGBTQ+ and Ethnic Minority communities in Bournemouth, where attendees can enjoy an inviting space to hold conversations, watch short films and listen to guest speakers.
Other events include a ‘Strike Out for Dorset Cancer Care Foundation’, involving a night of bowling fun, live music, food, drink, and a raffle to raise awareness of the work of local charity the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF).
Libby, one of the second year Event Management students whose group partnered with the charity to organise the event said: “We are really pleased to partner with DCCF at it’s a great charity which helps local people who are struggling financially because of a cancer diagnosis. It’s quite a responsibility to organise an event for a charity from scratch. But the charity has been really helpful with advice and contacts to help get us started.”
To find out more information, or to book your place on any of the Fusion Festival events, please visit the following events pages:
'Beryl Physical Wellness Day' - 3 May - 11.00 - 16.30, Talbot Campus - Learn to ride an e-scooter - an event partnered with local business Beryl Bikes.
'All for One' Film Festival and discussion – 3 May – 19.00 - 22.00, Flirt Café - An open and conversational space, featuring short films, followed by guest speakers.
'LOL@BU' Comedy Night in aid of Centrepoint – 3 May - 20:00 – 22:45, Aruba, Bournemouth - A comedy night with drag queen host, Dixie Normous in support of local charity Centrepoint.
'Strike Out' for Dorset Cancer Care Foundation – 4 May – 19:00, Hollywood Bowl Tower Park - A night of bowling fun, food and drink in support of local charity Dorset Cancer Care Foundation. To book your place email: [email protected]
'Crazy Colour Run' in aid of Dorset Mind – 6 May – 13:00-15:00, Slades Farm - A fun run at Slades farm in support of local charity Dorset Mind.
'Groovy UV Mash Up' in aid of Centrepoint – 6 May – 22:00, Revolution, Bournemouth - A UV and neon-themed club night in support of local charity Centrepoint.