Living Cultures Festival 2017

Fairfield will be celebrating its multicultural identity at the Living Cultures Festival at the Fairfield City Museum and Gallery on 25 March 2017.

The festival will showcase Fairfield as one of the most diverse cities in Australia. There will be performances, music, costume, children’s craft and of course lots of delicious food to try.

It will be an opportunity for the community to come together and experience the region’s abundant cultural and religious diversity.

Fairfield Mayor Frank Carbone said the Living Cultures Festival was not just a celebration, but an opportunity to promote respect and harmony within the community.

“The fact we have such great diversity, as seen with the more than 140 languages spoken, is one of the reasons our city is such a vibrant place to call home,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Our city is built on the back of cultural diversity, with people from across the world bringing their own unique identities and sharing them.”

The event is absolutely free to attend and will start with a traditional Smoking Ceremony and Acknowledgement of Country by Uncle Stephen Williams, followed by a colourful line-up of performances that include slam poetry, traditional dance, singing and music.

Living Cultures Festival at a glance

When: 25 March 2017, 11am – 2pm

Where: Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, 634 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield

Cost: Free

Further details: call 9725 0190.

 

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