Asian Heritage Month

What is Asian Heritage Month?

Welcome to this year’s Asian Heritage Month campaign! During this period, we celebrate Queen Mary’s diverse Asian population and promote the rich cultures students ignite across our campuses.

Taking place throughout the month of March and facilitated by our student-led organising committee, this year we’re foregrounding food, film, and fun. Try new cuisines offered in our Asian Food Trucks event, explore new cinema during a film screening, or play a variety of regional tabletop games in the Hub or Griff.

We’re also celebrating Asian heritage across our web platforms, including student spotlights, Queen Mary archive highlights, and the not to be missed mukbang event! Look out for our merch too, including pens, pins, badges, and more.

See you there!

Asian Heritage Month Organising Committee and Matthew Beach, VP Communities


We have loads of great content and events that we have been working on to celebrate the heritage across the Asian Diaspora. Here a few highlights to look out for throughout the month:

Mukbang with Your Reps

Watch us try some Asian snacks and highlight some local Asian businesses that you can support around Mile End.

Culture list

  • Know my Name - Chanel Miller
  • A Place For Us - Fatima Farheen Mirza
  • Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
  • The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
  • The Sympathiser - Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng
  • A thousand splendid suns
  • The Kite Runner
  • Little fires everywhere
  • And the mountains echoed
  • Pachinko
  • As long as the lemon trees grow Pachinko
  • Tokyo Story
  • Rang de Basanti
  • Beijing Bicycle
  • Soekarno: Indonesia Merdeka
  • 1 Ðêm h?i Long Trì (A Night of Long Tri Festival)
  • Train to Busan (South Korea)
  • Three Idiots (India)
  • A Brighter Summer day (1991) (Taiwan)
  • Rocky Aur Rani Prehm Ki Kahani (India)
  • Sepet (Malaysia)
  • Lovers concerto 2002 (South Korea)
  • Ada apa dengan cinta (Indonesia)
  • English Vinglish (India)
  • Queen (India)
  • Kung Fu Hustle (Hong Kong)
  • Istanbul aku datang (Malaysia)
  • Return of the dragon (Hong Kong)
  • Hoppers, Soho - Srilankan Cuisine
  • Yuu Kitchen Restaurant, Shoreditch - Japanese and Taiwanese Restaurant
  • BiBimBap, Soho - Korean Restaurant
  • China Tang, Mayfair - Chinese Restaurant
  • Sông Quê Café, Shoreditch - Vietnamese
  • Eat Tokyo - multiple locations - traditional Japanese

Some which are local/East London: BariBari - Korean in Aldgate East, Sen Viet Chay - Hoxton, Xi’an Biang Biang - traditional hand pulled noodles in Aldgate East

Societies Spotlight

This Asian Heritage Month, why not engage with some of our Asian Cultural Societies? There’s so many to choose from, find them on Instagram!

  • Afghan Society - @QmAfghansociety
  • Arab Society - @qmularabsoc
  • Association of British and Chinese University Students - @qmblabacus
  • Bangladesh Society - @qmblbsoc
  • Bhangra Society - @qmulbhangra
  • Bollywood Dance Society - @qm.bollywooddance
  • Chinese Society - @qmchisoc
  • Chinese Students and Scholars Association -
  • Filipino Society - @qmulfilisoc
  • Gozo Arts and Fashion Society -
  • Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Services Society - @qmhkpass
  • Indian Society - @qmindiansociety
  • BL Indian Society - @blindiansociety
  • Indonesian Society - @qm.indosoc
  • International Society - @qminternationalsoc
  • Iranian Society - @qminternationalsoc
  • Iraqi Society - @qmiraqisociety
  • Japan Society - @qmiraqisociety
  • Korean Society - @qm_kcs
  • Kurdish Society - @qmkurdishsociety
  • Malaysian Society - @qm_ms
  • Nepalese Society - @qmulnepsoc
  • Pakistan Society -
  • BL Pakistan Society - @blpaksoc
  • Punjabi Society - @qmpunjabisoc
  • Singapore Society - @qmsingsoc
  • Sri Lankan Society - @qmsrilankansociety
  • BL Malta South Asian Society
  • Tamil Society - @qmtamilsociety
  • BL Tamil Society - @bltamilsoc

Upcoming events

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