The annual gala was held at the Logan Hall by the Vietnamese Students’ Association at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (VNLSE) , drawing Vietnamese students across the UK.

The 12th event featured a host of performances, blending contemporary and traditional culture and attaching to topical issues that drew the attention of the youth.

At the beginning of the show, all participants held a minute’s silence to commemorate victims of super typhoon Haiyan, which swept through the Philippines and Vietnam in early November.

The event coincides with the celebration of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the UK.

Money raised from ticket sales will be donated to charity organisations in Vietnam and help the victims of Vietnamese Agent Orange and natural disasters, and disadvantaged children.

The VNLSE show also paid special attention to raise donation for the fund Com co thit (Rice with meet), with the hope to help improve the quality of meals for the needy children in the remote areas in the homeland.

Logan Hall with capacity of 933 seats was full of Vietnamese and international students in the UK, manifesting its significant role to the spiritual life to the Vietnamese student community in the UK.-VNA