Join us for the first VIRTUAL East European Festival to enjoy cultural demonstrations, academic programs, and children's activities.
Events in UCIS
Saturday, October 24
On Saturday, October 24th from noon- 2 p.m., the Irish Nationality Room will hold a Celtic celebration of Irish music, architectural lecture, and more. Irish presenters will include a brief history and architectural details of the Irish Nationality Room. A recipient of the Irish Room Committee Study Abroad Scholarship will speak about her internship in Ireland. The program will also feature an Irish dairy farmer.
On Saturday, October 24th from 3-5 p.m., the Welsh Nationality Room will hold a Celtic celebration of Welsh storytelling, puppetry, poetry, and more. The Welsh Committee will speak about the Welsh Nationality Room and the Committee's activities. Presenter will include members of the St. David's Society.
Members of the Yugoslav Room committee will demonstrate how to prepare Bosnian coffee as well as discuss its cultural and community importance.
At the conclusion of the festival, winners of the at-home art challenge will be announced.
On Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. the Scottish Nationality Room will be holding a free event of Scottish entertainment. The evening will start off with a sneak peek at the Scottish Nationality Room, and a lecture titled "The History of the Scottish Clans" narrated by the President of the St. Andrew's Society of Pittsburgh. After a brief intermission a live panel will air recent videos from the Balmoral School for Piping and Drumming. Following that, you will not want to miss the "Beginner's Workshop in Bagpiping" by Professor Sean Patrick Regan from Edinboro University, and some Scottish folk songs by world reknowned, Scottish folk singer, Charlie Zahm. Please join us during this 'The Celtic Culture Celebration" and allow us to take you into the world of the Scottish arts. This is a fun and educational program that is open to all students, faculty, staff and your friends and family, free of charge!