Greater Shepparton’s Afghani community next up for Culture Corner

Greater Shepparton City Council’s popular multicultural initiative, Culture Corner, will light up the Maude Street Mall again this Saturday, 7 September.

Greater Shepparton’s Afghani community, represented by the Goulburn Valley Hazara Youth Association and Gowrie Street Primary School Community Hub, will take over the Mall from 10am-2pm, showcasing some of their traditional clothing, music, activities, food and drinks.

Culture Corner has enjoyed a successful start in 2019, with the region’s Malaysian, Iraqi, Filipino and Syrian communities among those who have taken the opportunity to showcase their culture.

Greater Shepparton’s Afghani community will also have henna and a photo showroom of Afghanistan available. The community encourages all residents to head to the Mall on Saturday to engage with their culture.

The aim of Culture Corner is to create a buzz and atmosphere within the Mall by highlighting Greater Shepparton’s diversity.

More than 14 per cent of Greater Shepparton’s residents identify as being born overseas, and Culture Corner is another example of Council’s dedication to the region’s multiculturalism.

“The people of Greater Shepparton come from all over the world, and we are proud to say that,” Council’s Multiculturalism Development Officer Mr Sarmed Yassin said.

“Culture Corner is about showcasing one particular culture at a time to everyone and anyone in Greater Shepparton.

“We want people from every culture to experience new things, get involved, celebrate our region’s diversity and have some fun with it.”

Culture Corner takes place in the Maude Street Mall on the first Saturday of every month and showcases the region’s numerous cultures.

Event: Culture Corner, Afghani community

When: Saturday 7 September, 10am-2pm, and every first Saturday of the month.

Where: Maude Street Mall