Colourful festival celebrates cultural diversity

If you fancy munching on Turkish gozleme, tapping your feet to Flamenco music or creating your very own piñata, the Lake Illawarra foreshore is the place for you later this month.

Shellharbour City Council will celebrate the community’s diversity with the Cultural Treasures multicultural festival on Sunday 28 May, 10am to 3pm.

Reddall Reserve will be transformed into a global kitchen with delicious food from around the world including Sri Lanka, Spain, Vietnam, Turkey and Japan.

Stunning Brazilian dancers and dramatic Spanish Flamenco artists will feature, as well as free weaving and craft workshops, lantern making and a story tent.

Mayor Marianne Saliba said an important highlight would be the ‘I'll eat with you’ table – a long table where people of all backgrounds can sit and share a meal.

“Our city has a rich cultural heritage. The Cultural Treasures multicultural festival is an exciting opportunity to bring together diverse groups and celebrate everything we share,” she said.

“This event is part of Council’s Love Shellharbour campaign and a reminder to appreciate all that our city offers, regardless of whether we’ve just arrived or been here for generations.”

For more information contact Council’s Media Officer on 4221 6038.