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Bella Bhangra dancers put finishing touches to Many Cultures make Glasgow event performance

Published: Monday 15 February 2016

Many Cultures Make Glasgow event

Members of the Bella Bhangra Dancers have been putting the finishing touches to one of the traditional dances that they'll be performing at a multicultural celebration in the city on 27 February 2016.

The dancers, from Bellahouston Academy, are just one of a number of groups taking part in Glasgow Comuunity Planning's Many Cultures Make Glasgow event and being held in the City Chambers.

The event itself will include a wonderful selection of performances from groups and individuals of varying nationalities and cultures that have chosen Glasgow as their home. It aims to celebrate these communities' important contributions to the city and show how embracing different cultures has helped to shape Glasgow.

Chiefly from the ethnic minority communities in Glasgow, the performances include African drumming and storytelling, traditional singing, Polish poetry and Slovakian Roma folk music.  

Led by Maryam Hamidi, best known from her role as Leyla Brodie in BBC's soap River City, the three hour event will include exciting performances of music, song, dance and spoken word. Contributors include performances from the Maryhill Integration Network Dancers, Govanhill based folk band

E Karika Djal, Women's African and Caribbean Centre and Ricefield Arts and Cultural Centre, as well as pupils from Hyndland Primary school and the dancers from Bellahouston Academy.

Following the showcase there will be a chance to sample some food from the nationalities represented at the event and information stalls for people to browse.

Councillor Soryia Siddique, executive member for citizens and communities, said: "Everyone agrees that People Make Glasgow and this event will show just how multi-cultural Glasgow is and how it is this diversity that makes our city such a vibrant and cosmopolitan place to live.

"This event is recognition and a celebration of culture, and an opportunity to welcome those who want to find out more about the different communities make up Glasgow's population."

To register and more information:

The event is free to attend but people must register before coming along.

Date: Saturday, 27 February
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Banqueting Hall, City Chambers, George Square

Register: here

Published: Monday 15 February 2016

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