The Green Heart Festival- We want to hear from you!


Green heart Festival

What is happening?

As many of you may notice, the Green Heart area on campus is near to completion. To celebrate this next year we will be holding a year-long festival starting from June 2019-May 2020.

The Green heart Festival will be split into four themes, aligned with the seasons:

  • Summer 2019       June, July, August                                 Celebration
  • Autumn 2019        September, October, November       Change
  • Winter 2019/20    December, January, February           Illumination
  • Spring 2020           March, April, May                                Hope

Celebrations will be kick-started with the launch weekend from 7th to 9th June 2019, with free activities, open to all. There will be a prom, performances, activities demonstrations and much more.

Why are we doing this?

We want to celebrate this new space in the form of an ambitious year-long festival which will involve students, staff, partners and the local community. With a strong link to the University’s research and education, the Festival will develop a creative and innovative experience to develop a legacy that will live beyond 2020.

The 12 acres of parkland will be a communal space for all members of the community to enjoy and will provide a unique space for entertainment, socialising and study.

How do I get involved?

We want students, academic research groups, staff and partners from across the University to put forward their proposals to deliver an event as part of this festival. It might be a one-off event, or a series.

Your bid will need to demonstrate:

  • A connection to the chosen theme; celebration, change, illumination or hope
  • How the event will be delivered in the Green Heart
  • What the objectives are
  • Who the audience is
  • How funding, if appropriate, will be sourced.

What you choose is up to you, it can be anything from a wildlife walk to a totally immersive experience. The more imaginative and creative, the better!

Tell us all the information of your event and we will work with you to make it happen as part of the Green Heart Festival. You can do this by completing the form on the intranet

How do I find out more?

You can find out more about the Green heart project through our website here:

Or on the Intranet through searching ‘Green Heart Festival’

We also have twitter page: @uobgreenheart


Got an idea you would like to run by us first? Drop us an email at:


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