30th January 2023 | Rica Go
As FiliFest turns 3, I can't help but reflect on how much we've come since January 30th, 2019. Fast forward to today and we're currently planning our THIRD festival!
11th September 2022 | Jillian Birad
As the summer ends, for many it’s time for a new chapter to start at a brand new educational setting in a completely different environment - university!
26th August 2022 | Danica Bea Vidana
Coffee Chats are conversation-style interviews with the FiliFest Community that take place over a cup of coffee. Today’s chat happened over Meet where Carol and Danica discussed their relationship with the Filipino language...
24th August 2022 | Danica Bea Vidana
Coffee Chats are conversation-style interviews with the FiliFest Community that take place over a cup of coffee. For today's chat, Mariah & Danica discuss their relationship with the Filipino language as Filipinos born and/or raised abroad.
14th August 2022 | Karla Berron
Kwento ko - My mum is Cebuano and my dad was Ilocano, we lived in Rizal, so my mother tongue is Tagalog. My family moved to the UK when I was 10 and fortunately, between us, we kept speaking Tag...
12th June 2022 | Rica Go
FiliFest's flagship festival is back after a 2-year long pandemic! The only Filipino festival by young people for young people!
23rd April 2022 | Rica Go
Catch this year's winners and sponsors of our FiliFest 2022 Awards!
7th February 2022 | Jillian Birad
Chinese New Year has been one of the many traditional holidays passed down from generation to generation. I looked into the reasons behind these traditions and how it is still popularly used during this festive day in the Philippines.
8th January 2022 | Nicole Baro
Let's take a look back at all the remarkable achievements of the FiliFest Committee in the first half of FiliFest 2022. This year, we spent ample time in restructuring, reorganising, and redirecting FiliFest to what we truly want it to be.
9th October 2021 | Angelli Greenslade
There are many more barriers and difficulties to decolonise Filipino thought...if we are to take decolonisation as an act of not dismissing cultures and traditions but consciously adding using these to add to our knowledge, there is much to be celebrated.
6th January 2021 | Rica Go
A message reflecting on our year so far as FiliFest 2021 Committee, by our Chairperson. The pandemic meant that this year we couldn't hold our annual festival, so instead we adapted.
2nd December 2020 | Clarissa Sandejas
Andrea Denise Lagmay, known as S o l i on YouTube, is a singer-songwriter whose recent covers include “Heather” and “Stereo Hearts”. Andrea is in her final year studying Digital Marketing.
23rd November 2020 | Angelli Greenslade
‘OPM’ as a catchphrase is a term that Filipinos know all too well. But what makes these songs ‘original’ to the Philippines, as the acronym implies?
9th November 2020 | Jessica Nicole Ramas Manuel
From virtual art fairs, to online indie film festivals, Minecraft nightclub servers, and supporting creative initiatives, Jessica gives you the low-down on 7 Philippine art highlights this year.
3rd November 2020 | Clarissa Sandejas
Lien Salcedo is a third year Medicine MBBS student at St. George’s University of London, where she is the Vice President of the campus Filipino Society as well as the VP of the SGUL History Society. In between her...
26th October 2020 | Jessica Nicole Ramas Manuel
For the first Salaysay Series post, and in commemoration of Black History Month (UK) and National Indigenous People’s Month (PH), Jessica Manuel explores the idea of how the Filipino/a identity was constructed on the...
9th October 2020 | Clarissa Sandejas
Katie Holopainen Hadaway is a second-year BASc Arts and Sciences student at UCL. She’s an intern at a social enterprise in the Philippines, as well as in Qube Gallery, where she produces podcasts. Katie is one of the...
21st September 2020 | Angelli Greenslade
What do you notice about Filipinos when you spend time with them? We’ve all heard the saying ‘It’s more fun in the Philippines!’ Of course it is - there are so many characteristics and traits that are unique to...
2nd August 2020 | UoR Filipino Society
We’re committed to providing a welcoming space where anyone can have a good time, take their mind off of their stresses and at the same time educate them on our rich culture. While we may not be the biggest society...
18th July 2020 | UEA Filipino Society
Hi everyone! We are UEA Filipino Society, giving our fellow kapamilya (family) a home away from home! We love to share our loving and accepting culture and food to all people and show how much more fun it is in the...
13th May 2020 | Lia Bote
Lockdown can feel a little upsetting sometimes. Don't feel bad if being stuck at home and watching the walls has been bringing you down, I promise you're not alone. After sitting in be all day, bookmarking all those...
11th May 2020 | Lia Bote
It has been days in quarantine. Or weeks. Or months? Everything is a blur. These are extraordinary times, and everyone is coping with this Covid-19 pandemic in vastly different ways. Of course, we’re all trying our...
28th March 2020 | Angel Vianne
With the outbreak of the Corona Virus pandemic, many of us (who are fortunate enough) are taking classes remotely or working from home, in hopes of flattening the curve. Here are some tips and tricks to succeed with...