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Go Global

15 February 2011

Global Village

The Students’ Union is bringing together students from different backgrounds and cultural heritages for a week-long celebration of culture and diversity.

Go Global, the Union’s annual festival of culture and diversity, runs from 19-27 February 2011. In conjunction with the Cardiff Guild of Societies and the international student community, the Union will be hosting more than 35 events, including music from around the world, art workshops, taster sessions and debates on international issues.

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One of the highlights of the week will be Global Village which takes place on 27 February. As well as introducing visitors to food from more than 20 countries, this event will also showcase some of the University’s talented students, with performances including Bollywood, Chinese dancing and singing, a masquerade, break dancing, an international fashion show and many others.

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The Malaysian Society will also be presenting its Festival of Diversity, an annual theatre production promoting Malaysia’s rich cultural offerings. This year’s performance will focus on East Malaysia, with a story depicting a warrior’s struggle to protect her homeland from unwelcome developments which threaten both her home and her traditions. This will take place at the Reardon Smith Theatre, National Musuem, on 26 February.

Go Global

Other events will include a Welsh Society Eisteddfod (19th) and Elements 2011, a special event celebrating the spirit of Asian culture and tradition (25th).

Cosimo Montagu, the Union’s Societies, Events and Activities Officer, said: "Thousands of students get involved with Go Global each year. It is an excellent way to present the identity and strength of culture of our student body to the University and to the wider community in Cardiff."

Cardiff has a long-established tradition of welcoming students from overseas. There are currently more than 3000 international students studying at the University, representing over 100 countries.

A full list of Go Global events is available online at

All the week’s events are open to staff, students and members of the public. There is a charge for some events.


Watch a trailer for this year's Festival of Diversity production