International Night

International Night is a student organized and managed event held every spring to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the student population. Each year a group of students are designated the Executive Committee, and they recruit Regional Directors, stage managers, MCs and quite importantly, performers.

International Night is the longest standing tradition at Richmond in terms of campus-wide events, and typically is the most popular with the students. Everyone enjoys coming together for this spectacular performance.

The organization of the event is overseen by a staff member, but on the whole the students are responsible for making it an enjoyable evening for guests, which is one of the reasons it is so popular!

Do you want to be involved?  To be a part of Richmond's oldest and most exciting tradition you will need to audition. Audition weekend will be happening from 1pm-4pm on Saturday the 15th February 2014 in the Library Lecture Hall, Richmond Campus and at 1pm-4pm on Sunday the 16th February in the Atlantic House Upper Dining Hall, Kensington Campus. Please contact one of the Committee members to book a slot.

The Committee are also holding an International Night poster competition to find a design to represent the night and to be used on the programme and tickets. The poster competition opens on Monday the 10th February and closes at 4pm on the 24th February 2014. All designs to be submitted to the PR Coordinator, Chris Iafelice.

International Night 2014 is taking place from 7pm-9pm on Saturday the 29th March 2014 in Kensington, West London.

If you have any queries please contact one of the International Night Committee members below:

Kristina Jackson - Executive Director

Chris Iafelice- PR Coordinator

Phil Tacason- Music Director

Liliane Guth and Nwannedinma (dinma) Adigwe- Regional Directors, Africa

Zahra Kaneez- Regional Director, Middle East

Vedica Podar- Regional Director, Asia

Drew Keegan- Regional Director, Europe

Holly Clayman- Regional Director, The Americas

Lucy Mathews- Stage Manager        

Barbara Hudecova- Secretary and Treasurer

Staff Advisors- Katherine Lytle and Joe Lomotey

International Night 2012, Celebrating 40 years of Unity in Diversity

Eric Lomotey, Andrew Burke and Jade Boumouch of Alpha Phi Alpha Perform their energetic step routine

Jacques Lohier performs the powerful 'On Your Mind' accompanied by the Melodic African Queens

The very funny and entertaining Presenters, Sean Steadman and Amelie Karam

Lorraine Pimienta performs her show stopping version of an Etta James classic, 'At Last'

International Night 2012 was dedicated to celebrating 40 years of Richmond's Unity in Diversity and aimed at strengthening the University's ties with the local community. This meant that proceeds from ticket sales and from a collection on the night resulted in £500 being donated to a local primary school in Ham, Richmond, to help pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to take part in extracurricular activities.

The performance featured an array of outstanding performances from the talented student body and was a credit to the University. There was even a pre-recorded special mystery performance from the Ham school's choir singing 'Dance into the Light'.

International Night 2011, Night of Spirit!

Pan Africa

Piet Coelewij


Andrew Cerami

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