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'Cultural Carnival' celebrates UCL's diverse community

6 March 2003

The UCL community came together in February 2003 to celebrate its cultural diversity.

A UCL student models a traditional Japanese costume Morris dancing workshops and Carribean food tastings were some of the colourful activities that illustrated UCL's multiplicity.

There are almost 6,000 international students from more than 145 countries studying at UCL, contributing to a diverse cultural mix. UCL Union's annual 'Cultural Carnival' celebrated that diversity with a week of events including a food fayre, craft fayre, fashion show and talent showcase.

Underlying the celebration as always was a serious anti-racism message, supported by a world religion poster exhibition in the Cloisters.

The 'Cultural Carnival', now in its seventh year, is the largest and best supported of UCL Union's awareness weeks. Students are encouraged to experience first hand some of the traditions that contribute to the UCL community; ranging from origami workshops to displays of antique Japanese kimonos and live gospel singing.

Ms Angi Bholé, UCL Union's Services & Events Officer, explained: "The aim of the week is to bring a carnival atmosphere to UCL, while fostering a sense of pride and mutual respect in our mixed multicultural community."

To find out more about 'Cultural Carnival' and forthcoming UCL Union awareness weeks use the link below.

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