Culture Connects Us is an online festival organised by the British Council in Indonesia with partners and communities in Indonesia and the United Kingdom, the online festival consisting of a series of events in education, arts and culture. 

As we received positive feedbacks from partners and audience, we will organize Culture Connect Us online festival volume 2 (CCU Vol.2) in 22 August – 20 September 2020 to continue our efforts to present arts and culture and educational opportunities so that we stay connected and support each other in this challenging time. 

During CCU vol.2, each week will cover different themes where you can meet experts, artists, practitioner, community leaders, social entrepreneurs, academician, journalist and many more. 

The themes include Inclusive Society & Social Creative Entrepreneurship, Education & Science, English and Skills, Arts & Culture. You can join our diverse sessions such as webinar, online training, Instagram live and Instagram challenges, studio tours and some performative sessions.  

22 August - 19 September 2020
Click the tabs below for more info on the sessions.


Tuesday, 25 August | 14.00-16.00 WIB | Registration Link 
Membangun Kewirausahaan Sosial Kreatif dan Sektor Pariwisata dari Desa 

  • Fadjar Hutomo, Deputi Bidang Industri dan Investasi, Kementerian Pariwisata dan Ekonomi Kreatif (Kemenparekraf) 
  • Fransisca Callista, Co-Founder Kebon Jiwan – Temanggung, Jawa Tengah 
  • Ferdinandu Watu, Desa Wisata Detusoko Barat & Kepala Desa Detusoko Barat, Ende, NTT 
  • Silverius Oscar, PT Sosial Bisnis Indonesia (SOBI) 

Ari Sutanti, Senior Programme Manager British Council  

Thursday, 27 August | 14.00-15.00 | Registration Link 
Bagaimana Kita Dapat Membuat Acara Kreatif yang Inklusif dan Ramah Terhadap Penyandang Disabilitas? 
Triyono, Founder - Difa Bike 
Cucu Saidah, Inisiator – Jakarta Barrier Free Tourism 
Intan Saraswati, Partnership & Collaboration – Ketemu Project 

Camelia Harahap, Head of Arts and Creative Industries British Council 

Friday, 28 August | 14.00-15.00 | Registration Link 
Creative Hubs: Berbagi Kembali Kepada Masyarakat Melalui Berbagai Jenis Hub 

  • Surabaya Creative Network  
  • C20 Collabtive & Library - TBC 
  • SUBstitute Makerspace 

Camelia Harahap, Head of Arts and Creative Industry British Council  

Saturday, 29 August | 15.00-16.00 WIB | Live at @idbritisharts @substitute.Makerspace 
Instagram Live: Studio Tour with SUBstitute Makerspace 
SUBbstitute Makespace will show us around their studio, share their works, and knowledge on how to manage a creative hub. 

Sunday, 30 August | 15.00-16.00 WIB Live at @idbritish 
Instagram Live: Mengintip Koleksi Museum Pustaka Lontar di Dukuh Penaban, Karang Asem, Bali 
Take a trip through some of Museum Pustaka Lontar’s greatest collections in a virtual tour and listen to their stories on how to manage and develop a museum, and collaboration works with the UK partners. 


Monday, 31 August | 15.00-16.00 WIB | Registration Link
Emerging sciences and new disciplines in science and technology: Engineering, Information Technology, Allied Health

  • Brigita Darminto, DPhil Student in Materials, University of Oxford
  • Dr Carl Diver, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Eric Lou, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Mo Adda, University of Portsmouth

Saman Imtiaz, Head of Education Services - East Asia Hub for Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore

Tuesday, 1 September | 13.00-14.00 WIB | Registration Link 
Peluang Magang Industri Saat dan Pascapandemi 
In the midst of global pandemic, this discussion will cover how campus and industries maintain and develop their cooperation and how the recent breakthroughs of remote/virtual internships look like. 

  • Prof. Ir. Nizam, Ph.D, Direktur Jenderal Pendidikan Tinggi, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan RI
  • Ririn Diar Astanti, Peneliti Prodi Teknik Industri, Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta
  • Yosephine Suharyanti, Peneliti Prodi Teknik Industri, Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta
  • Cindyanti Tjong, CEO, PT. Sewu Segar Nusantara
  • Fajar Pradana, Prodi Sistem Informasi, Universitas Brawijaya Malang
  • Jovie Pebrihandono, Coventry University, Regional Executive, Southeast Asia

Muhaimin Syamsuddin, Senior Programme Manager, British Council

Friday, 4 September | 15.00-16.00 WIB | Tautan Registrasi
How a UK Business and Management Degree Can Future Proof Your Career

Jumat, 4 September | 16.30-18.00 WIB | Tautan Registrasi
Proud to Play: The Importance of Role Models and Gender Equality in Women’s Football

Saturday, 5 September | 15.00-16.00 WIB | Live at @idbritish 
Instagram Live: Campus Tour and Q&A with PPI Cambridge 


Monday, 7 September | 14.00-15.00 WIB | Registration Link 
Get Familiar with Computer-Delivered IELTS  
Grace Marcellina British Council IELTS Examiner 

Tuesday, 8 September | 15.00-16.00 WIB | Registration Link 
How to Write in Online Media with IDN Times 
Learn how to write concise and short, construct quotation, write different types of headlines, and writing formats, as well as learn the basic understanding on how to write in English 

  • Angga Kramadibrata, Academic Manager, British Council Teaching Centre 
  • Ernia Karina, Community Manager IDN Times  

Wednesday, 9 September | 15.00-16.00 WIB | Registration Link
How to Prepare for Work Online Interview 

  • Sarah Milanes, Professional Development Expert, British Council Teaching Centre 
  • Andhina Wulandari Effendi, Relationship Editor Popbela

Friday, 11 September |14.00-15.00 WIB | Registration Link
How to Get a Good IELTS Score 

  • Tya Rinadi Putri British Council IELTS Examiner  
  • Elmer Wahyu Bramanto, IELTS Prize Winner 2018-19  

Saturday, 12 September | 15.00-16.00 WIB | Live at @idbritish
Instagram Live: A Chat with the IELTS Prize Winner Andrea Feraldho  


Tuesday, 15 September | 14.00-16.00 WIB | Registration Link
Weaving Stories: Craft, Women and Storytelling

Thursday, 17 September | 14.00-16.00 | Registration Link
Jakarta STORIES Extended Launch Event
This session provides sign language interpreters.

Friday, 18 September | 14.00-15.00 | LIVE di @idbritish
IG Live Takeover: Cooking Show with British Embassy Residence Chef

Friday, 18 September | 19.00-21.00 | Registration Link
Indigenous Languages in A Contemporary World - Poetry Reading Performance
This session provides sign language interpreters.

Saturday, 19 September | LIVE di @idbritish
IG Live: Studio Visit Komunitas Tenun Mandar

Sunday, 20 September | 19.00 WIB, 20.00 WITA, 13.00 BST | Registration Link
'Trace the Thread' Mini Performance and Artist Talk

All sessions are free of charge. Stay tuned and visit our social media for registration links and more updates: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.