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A cultural affair

28 March 20140 comments

Community Cultural Fair x350In celebration of Diversity Week, the Multicultural Hub and City of Melbourne hosted the Community Cultural Fair on Saturday 15th March.

Held at the Drill Hall, the fair was attended by over 1000 people throughout the day and showcased art and craft well as performances and rituals.

Some highlights included Henna painting, Rangoli, Burundi Drummers, Bollywood Dance, Japanese origami, an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and Sikh Turban tying demonstrations. There were also 25 market stall holders selling handmade items inspired by their ethnicity.

Community Relations Officer Amrit Kaur said, “It was really great to see the people from all cultural backgrounds participating in new and different activities from other cultural groups. This event was really successful and helped promote and celebrate the rich diversity that exists in Melbourne.”

For more information on this story, please contact Amrit Kaur on 03 9092 1509 or Reshma Manandhar on 03 9092 1500.