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Concert celebrates international community

Bollywood dancing, love songs from the Ukraine and China and a choir created in Wrexham helped to celebrate the international flavour at a North Wales university.

Ten stage performances by students and staff from around the world made up Glyndŵr University’s 2014 International Welcome concert.

Held in the William Aston Hall, the event celebrates the diverse student body and range of international cultures represented at the Wrexham university.

Members of Glyndŵr University’s Bollywood dancing club opened the show, followed by duets from two Chinese students and two students from the Ukraine.

There was also a solo piano performance of Chariots of Fire. Britain was represented through an interpretation of Mozart’s Requiem, performed by the Glyndŵr University Community Choir, and covers of pop songs Hey Brother, Hey Ho and Better When We’re Together.

Prior to the concert, guests were treated to Indian and Chinese food.

Event organiser Lowri Hiles, from Glyndŵr University’s International Office, said: “Our overseas students add so much vibrancy and diversity to our student population and the event was all part of our programme to make them feel welcome here in Wrexham.

“It was a terrific occasion and showed off some of the many talents of our students beyond their studies.”

International students make up a quarter of Glyndŵr University’s student population across all courses.

Overseas students start their degrees in Wrexham at different times during the year, with the latest cohort having just arrived in January.

Hundreds of other international students now study at Glyndŵr University London, situated at Elephant & Castle in England’s capital.

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View photos from the event or watch a video of a selection of performances from the night.

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