The International Student Support Team at Bangor University are inviting the local community to join them for the ‘One World Gala’ on the 15th March at the PJ Hall in the University’s Main Arts Building and admission is free.

The evening will include performances of traditional instruments, vibrant dances and beautiful voices from all over the World, celebrating and promoting the cultural diversity at Bangor University and the local community.

The One World Gala is an annual event organised by the International Student Support Office to celebrate and promote the cultural diversity at Bangor University and in the local community. One World Gala has been running for over ten years and in this time has become an important date in the Bangor University calendar.

In previous years, there have had performances from various international and home students, staff, clubs and societies at Bangor and local bands.

Rajalakshmi Madhavan, a Psychology student from India who performed at the Gala in 2017 said: “The One World Gala gave me an opportunity to showcase our cultural and traditional dance to the students and residents of Bangor. I also had a chance to witness the aspects and dances of other people’s cultures, and that is what I absolutely loved about the event. It was energising and bright, and power packed, and I’m grateful to have been a part of it.”

Prof John G. Hughes, previous Bangor University Vice-Chancellor said after the show: “The One World Gala has become an established highlight within the University social calendar and this year’s event again demonstrated the talent amongst our international students, and the pride they have in their various national cultures.

“The range of songs, dances and instrumentals highlighted the diversity we have here at Bangor University and how important it is for us to share and promote our various cultures, both within the University and with the local community. I would very much like to thank all the students for their hard work and participation at the event.”

The event is free to attend and the doors will open at 6:30pm with performances starting at 7:00pm.