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Healthcare students throw cultural night in support of refugees

Healthcare students and various international university societies are holding a global cuisine and entertainment event in aid of Oasis charity

Lamb, pitta and raita
Lamb, pitta and raita

Cardiff Healthcare International Perspectives Society are hosting a cultural night with a proportion of the profits being donated to Oasis. 

The event is based around food and performance with many of the university’s international societies taking part.

Cultural night will take place Friday 15 November from 6pm at the Heath Sports and Social recreational hall.   

Several restaurants from around Cardiff will have stalls at the event, including Tuk Tuk Thai street food and the Happy Lok diner. Global foods prepared by students of international societies will also be on offer. 

While the food will be a new flavour to some, it will provide a taste of home to others. Isaac Stephen Huang, president of the Malaysian society said:

“We are selling foods that are not as readily available here in the UK, this will definitely be appreciated by Malaysians and Asians who are away from home.”

Along with international food, performances will take place including Vox, a mixed gender group from Cardiff University’s Acapella society.  

“We’re really looking forward to it. Quite a few of our members are Cardiff healthcare students. Above all, we’re enthusiastic to help the society and I am really excited for the evening” said Megan Thomas, musical director of Vox. 

Other performances on the evening will include the Bollywood society, Malaysian society and Slash hip hop and dance society. 

Entry to cultural night will be free. The organisers were keen to emphasise the inclusive nature of the event:

“We extend this invitation to everyone. Our aim is to gather people of various backgrounds to share different cultures and celebrate diversity” said Tiffany Ye, Vice President of CHIPS. 

Vegetable curry and vermicelli
Vegetable curry and vermicelli will be provided by the Happy Lok diner

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