Cultural Treasures Multicultural Festival

Shellharbour City Council's 2018 'Cultural Treasures' Multicultural Festival will be held this Saturday 23 June at 11am, Reddall Reserve.

The event will showcase a vibrant assortment of multicultural performers, delicious cuisines from around the world, and fun workshops for the whole family.

This year’s festival coincides with Refugee Week and is a celebration of our region's rich cultural diversity.

The program is jam-packed with dance and music performances, public art project, pre-schoolers’ story tent, stone decorating, chalk art, pop-up library, henna tattoos, Iranian calligraphy, and language activities and services.

The performers include Afghan, Iranian, Tibetan and Karenni traditional dancers. Other dance styles include Indian Bollywood, Peruvian folkloric, flamenco, Irish and Scottish dancers and bagpipes.

There will also be performances by Lili Pang and Seung-Ah, Vietnamese instrumentalist Vietbambooz, and Egypsy featuring Sako Dermenjian.

Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba encouraged the community to join the fun in what promised to be a feast for the senses.

“Our city’s multiculturalism is one of its most important features and this festival is one of the most popular on Council’s events calendar,” Cr Saliba said.

“Our community comprises people from a huge array of different nationalities and backgrounds and each one of them adds to the fabric of what makes Shellharbour a fantastic place to live.”

Cultural Treasures is supported by NSW Government and Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra.

Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.