Community Festival Salon: Exploring World

The Salon is a very special destination at the City of Whittlesea Community Festival on Sunday 19 March, where we celebrate our cultural heritage and explore new ideas. Each year, a different theme is showcased. This year, the theme is Myths & Legends.

The Community Festival will be held at the Civic Centre precinct on South Morang from 11am until 5pm.

Visitors can enter the exotic world of the Salon and be transported to a mythical land through storytelling, music and dance, as professional mentors and local community groups guide participants through various performances and workshops meant to tell the myths and legends of cultures from across the world.

The Salon also features a number of free activities including detailed African braiding, hand painted henna, saree clothing workshop (including trying on traditional saree’s) and a high energy Arabic drumming workshop on darbuka drums!

Here is the full schedule:

Time Show Group

11.30am The Ramayana Epic Battle TWICO

12pm 1001 Arabian Nights Hana Zriekat

12.25pm Nyami Nyami the River God Lungile & Japhet Ncube

1.15pm The Legend of Chaminuka Clive Gono

1.45pm The Magic Giant Tree Ildiko Kormonszy

2.15pm Zareef Altool Palestinian Seniors Association

3.05pm Táhirih Qurrat al-‘Ayn Farzeneh Dehghan

4pm Betting on the Underdogs Jaya Berged

4.30pm The Yaweh’s Migration Fred Addo

All activities, including coffee and mint tea are free.

The Salon and respective activities are part of the City of Whittlesea’s cultural diversity week celebrations.

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