Brimbank,
07
March
2019
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05:35
Australia/Melbourne

Proud to belong in Brimbank – celebrating diversity

Cultural Diversity Week, 16-24 March

You’re invited to join in the celebration as part of Cultural Diversity Week, from 16-24 March 2019.

You’re invited to join in the celebration as part of Cultural Diversity Week, from 16-24 March 2019.

Throughout the week, Brimbank will host a range of events to celebrate the many cultural backgrounds that make up our community.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Lucinda Congreve said Cultural Diversity Week is an opportunity to celebrate Brimbank’s wonderful diversity and proud community spirit.

“This year’s Cultural Diversity Week theme is ‘Proud to belong: your generation, your stories’ – this couldn’t be more fitting for our wonderfully diverse and proud community here in Brimbank,” Cr Congreve said.

Celebrated throughout Victoria, Cultural Diversity Week highlights the vibrant sounds, sights, movements and tastes that contribute to the state’s rich and evolving diversity.

“We know that Victoria is considered one of the most successful multicultural societies in the world – as one of the most diverse local government areas in Australia, Brimbank should be particularly proud of this claim.

“So much of Brimbank’s culture is in the rich traditions brought to our shores from many different countries over many generations.

“We are fortunate to have a progressive and proudly diverse community that strives to make all feel welcome.

“Cultural Diversity Week is an opportunity to celebrate the many cultural backgrounds that make the community we live and work in so vibrant,” Cr Congreve said.

The celebrations will include the Scrumptious St Albans Twilight Market – part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival – where you can enjoy a range of cuisines, diverse local music and unlock some of St Albans’ hidden secrets.

From 16-22 March an exhibition by Kontiki Cultural Women Empowerment will showcase an exhibition of women’s handmade crafts and Batik garments, at STACC, (St Albans Community Centre).

On Thursday 21 March, Westvale Community Centre will showcase food and culture from Eritrea and Papua New Guinea – including a traditional Mumu (earth oven), dancing and gardening tips.

Also on offer are a range of workshops and demonstrations – from basket weaving to traditional Sudanese coffee making – as well as culturally diverse story times at Brimbank Libraries, performances, and plenty more opportunities to immerse yourself in diverse cuisines, music and culture.

For event details, please visit: www.brimbank.vic.gov.au/events.