Celebration time for Stevenage’s diverse culture

Stevenage mayor Sherma Batson and Gobi Ranganathan, winner of the Campbell Younge Award

Stevenage mayor Sherma Batson and Gobi Ranganathan, winner of the Campbell Younge Award - Credit: Archant

Stevenage’s diverse cultural heritage was celebrated at a gala concert last weekend.

Filipino Traditional Folk Dancers performed at the event

Filipino Traditional Folk Dancers performed at the event - Credit: Archant

Celebrate!!! at the Gordon Craig Theatre featured a wide variety of acts including Gabz, Filipino traditional folk fancers and the Stagecoach Drama Troupe.

The Campbell Younge Award – given in recognition of work someone does with multicultural communities in the town – went to international para-badminton player Gobi Ranganathan, pictured left with mayor of Stevenage Councillor Sherma Batson.

Gobi, who visits schools locally and nationally encouraging youngsters to aim high, said: “It’s been a tough year because of my health and receiving the award was great. I want to say thank you to Councillor Michelle Gardner and Sherma Batson for all their support.”


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