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International Night, students wow in the Olympia Theatre

28 March 2017

Over 500 people attended the Olympia Theatre, Dublin on Friday 24th March, for International Night 2017. Celebrating cultural diversity, this annual event was the Grand Finale of Cultural Diversity Month.



PIBS (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) were winners on the night.
PIBS performed a beautiful spectacle of colours, sound and dance. 

The audience was transported around the globe in a night of glittering entertainment which saw PIBS (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka ) steal the show and the winning title from MESA (Middle Eastern Student Association).

CIMSA, the Canadians brought us on a journey from Vancouver to Newfoundland

Action packed performances from the Irish Society, PMCSA (Penang Medical College Students Association), CAS (Caribbean African Society), CIMSA (Canadian Medical Students Association) and PIBS (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) kept the stage rocking from start to finish.

PMCSA dominated the stage in large numbers.


The Choral Society, and Musical Trio - Moad Mohtasib, Maimoonah Alghamdi and Abdulrahman Alshammari , provided musical renditions that could hold their own on any stage. Simraaj Powar also gave a Hawaiian Dance lesson to willing volunteers.

Choral Society 

The difficult task of choosing a winner fell to the judging panel which included Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Prof Hannah McGee, Mr Philip Curtis, Prof Cathal Kearney and Martin Davey (SU President) . 

 Irish Society highlighted the best of Irish music,

song and dance.

 Elysha Brennan stole our hearts with

"Grace" a song of love during1916 rising.   


Delivering the night's entertainment is the responsibility of the Cultural Officer of the Student Union, supported by the Student Services Office. This year the arduous task was ably managed by Malak Al-Qubaisi. Congratulations to all the performers on what is most definitely one of the best International Nights to date.