GlobeMania: international event by students for students raised money for charity
On the evening of the 2nd of February, Newcastle Business School developed a severe case of GlobeMania, which resulted in over 150 students (and some lecturers) from around 15 nationalities coming together to enjoy a unique international experience, full of multicultural entertainment, food from around the world and fundraising for charity.
Upon arrival, all attendees had their photo taken, as a memory of the event, in front of an American-style decorated wall. Guests then had the opportunity to mingle and meet people from diverse backgrounds, before an eclectic mix of foods from around the world was served. After having satisfied their appetites on the likes of Italian pasta, Indian curry and Chinese spring rolls, attendees had another opportunity to mix and mingle, before being exposed to a variety of engaging and entertaining performances from the organisers, as well as from Northumbria University’s Indonesian and Indian societies.
A traditional Indonesian dance, known as a Saman (or dance of thousand hands), which is performed while kneeling, was followed by an instrumental musical performance using a traditional Indonesian instrument made of bamboo tubes: the Angklung. The Indonesian society’s third performance was a celebratory and energetic traditional dance called Nigbing. Subsequently, the Indian society performed a very different, yet equally engaging and vibrant cultural dance. The night then transformed into a Caribbean setting, whereby guests were encouraged to dance the Bachata, unaware however, that the best dancers were to be awarded a prize.
The event’s enjoyment continued with the nominees for ‘King and Queen of GlobeMania’, who were crowned based on their outfit and performance in an informal but truly entertaining fashion show. The night drew to a close with an exciting raffle that included a large number of popular prizes donated by Costa coffee, Kurt Geiger, Lush Cosmetics, Whittard of Chelsea and many more!
Date posted: February 16, 2012