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Monday, 16 September, 2002, 15:41 GMT 16:41 UK
World acts perform in multicultural show
Swansea Institute
The institute has courses for diverse cultures
Entertainers from across the world performed at a show in Swansea on Monday to celebrate cultural diversity.

The College for the Nations concert - organised by Swansea Institute - began as a means of promoting courses for ethnic minorities but has expanded to involve the city's wider community.


This highlights the importance of ethnic minorities in our community

Linda Iwobi, event organiser

Organisers say they want to inform people about the higher education opportunities available to everyone, regardless of their background.

Hundreds of people watched the dancers, singers and actors perform in the event at the institute's Townhill campus which started at 1800 BST.

The entertainment included an African samba dance, a multicultural gospel choir, native American dance, Chinese ribbon dance and a Welsh school choir.

Event organiser Linda Iwobi says she was overwhelmed by the response.

Students from Malaysia at Swansea Institute
Students attend from all over the world

She said: "This highlights the importance of ethnic minorities in our community.

"As an educational establishment it give us the opportunity to promote all cultures within our community and the fact that we are all living and working in Wales.

"We want to show ethnic minorities that we have courses to suit them in a safe environment.

Enjoyment

"Our staff can take on board all their cultural requirements and preferences.

"It is an opportunity to listen to and enjoy all cultures through education.

"The event will bring people from all corners of the globe and show Wales and Swansea Institute provides a learning environment for people from all ethnic origins."

The guests included members and leaders of all community groups and organisations represented in Swansea.


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