What will you discover at the Department of Cultural Affairs?

Resting in the wacky, creative, theatrical world of Altered State, lies The Department of Cultural Affairs, focal point for all things theatre, culture and discussion. Come and enjoy psychedelic UV wonders, be left in awe by poetry, meet a lover dressed as an animal or possibly save a life or few.

Take a wonder and witness the spectacle of Hummadruz’ UV show, a truly unique visual treat that will take you on a journey of psychedelic beauty and intriguing stories. Come along on Friday at 22:00 to gain a memory that will last a life time.

Experience something refreshing and leave inspired from the words of the people of Bristol-based Milk Poetry. They have been nurturing home-grown talent and providing quality spoken word since their beginning in 2015, and their events have been praised as “one of the best spoken word nights in the UK” by Picador Books. Hosting their showcase is founder of Milk Poetry, Malaika Kegode. Get involved in their showcase of spoken word open mic, writing workshops and headline spoken word artists on Saturday at 14:30.

Looking for a lover? Soulmate? Or new best friend? Dive into this unusual spin on speed dating, the Love Gurus and their loyal Love Police bring you, Animal Attraction They’ll take you back to your animal instincts as you toss off your human shell to dress up as a member of the animal kingdom and have a boogie. Be sure to release your inner beast on Saturday at 21:00.

Saving the lives of people with blood cancer and other blood disorders, Anthony Nolan are going to be joining us at Nozstock on Saturday at 16:15 to talk about stem cell research. If you’ve ever wanted to become a stem cell donor or simply want to learn more about it then come along and chat with some of the donors themselves and learn of their experiences. You’ll also be able to join in a game of ‘Make me a Match’, a fun experiment designed to get you interacting with each other to try to find your perfect match.