Festival connects multicultural community

Published Thursday, 17th March 2016

Immerse yourself in the sounds, and sights of one of the most multicultural cities in Australia at the Fairfield City Living Cultures Festival.

This event will celebrate the arts and culture of our vibrant City with contemporary and traditional music, dance, displays and demonstrations.

The Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone, said the Living Cultures Festival is a celebration of the cultural diversity in Fairfield and promotes respect and harmony within the community.

“Our cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths and is an integral part of our nation’s history and character,” he said.

“People from all over the world have settled here, bringing with them their unique cultures and sharing them with the rest of the community.

“I encourage people to attend this community celebration to explore and embrace some of the wonderful cultures we have here in our City, all within the unique grounds and Vintage Village of the Museum and Gallery” said Mayor Carbone.

The event will commence with a traditional Smoking Ceremony and acknowledgement of Country by Uncle Stephen Williams, followed by a packed line up of performances including music and dance from a variety of cultural groups including the Vietnamese, Assyrian, Burmese and African communities amongst others.

“I am thrilled that the event will showcase the richness of the cultural groups living in Fairfield with performances of life and soul by African Acholi Dancers and a South Pacific Islander Hakka by students from Bonnyrigg High School,” Mayor Carbone said.

The event will be hosted by MC Trey, a renowned Fijian-Australian performer whose work has earned her nominations in the ARIA, Urban Music, 3D and Jack Music Awards.

Visitors will also be able to try their hand at a number of craft activities including origami lotus flowers, Samoan weaving, Assyrian cuneiforms and henna painting; and the kids will love the face painting.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said events such as the Living Cultures Festival highlight the importance of inclusiveness and collaboration.

“Our City’s motto is ‘celebrating diversity’ and the Living Cultures Festival is a great chance for us to recognise and celebrate this diversity.

“This event will provide residents and visitors to our City a glimpse of the social, cultural and economic strength of our City.”

Fairfield City’s Living Culture Festival

2 April 2016, 11am - 2pm
Cost: FREE
Fairfield City Museum and Gallery,
634 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield

To register your attendance please call 9725 0190 or email museumgallery@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au

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Media enquiries: Hannah Kilgore, Communications and Marketing Officer
Phone: 9725 0166
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