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VR tooth and Lego X-ray machine on display at Tower Hamlets Festival of Communities

PUBLISHED: 15:54 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:54 01 May 2018

Festival of Communities. Picture: Jonathan Cole/QMUL

Festival of Communities. Picture: Jonathan Cole/QMUL

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The annual Tower Hamlets Festival of Communities returns, exploring living and learning.

Festival of Communities. Picture: Jonathan Cole/QMULFestival of Communities. Picture: Jonathan Cole/QMUL

The free festival, hosted by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and community groups across the borough, lets visitors take a hands-on approach to research through games, sports, crafts and other family friendly events.

“This year we have some excellent activities that link with our research in new and creative ways,” said Peter McOwan, vice-principal for public engagement and student enterprise.

Highlights include trekking over a tooth in virtual reality, an X-ray machine made of Lego and a life-size game of operation.

London’s Air Ambulance, St Joseph’s Hospice and Cancer Research UK are among the organisations showcasing projects with which visitors can get involved.

The festival runs from 11.30am to 5pm at Stepney Green Park (Saturday, May 12) and QMUL’s Mile End campus (Sunday, May 13).

Click here for details.

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