Celebrate Harmony Week at free multicultural event, Culture Fusion

Celebrate Harmony Week at free multicultural event, Culture Fusion

Monday, 11 March 2024

Celebrate Harmony Week at Culture Fusion, a fun free multicultural event on Saturday 23 March 2024, hosted by Penrith City Council.

The whole community is invited to enjoy the best beats, bites and performances from all over the world from 4pm to 9pm at Lang Park, St Marys.

Our stage performances and workshops will take you on a trip around the globe from the Pacific Islands to India, to Europe and everywhere in between. Attendees can feel the beat with a drumming workshop by Hands, Heart, Feet. Then soak up performances from Bulgarian Rhythms, a lion dance from Emerald Dragon, belly dancing from Christalina, a didgeridoo performance from Muru Mittigar, and a traditional Persian performance by AvaZan, an all female musical group.

Visitors can enjoy cuisine from the Middle East with Stripped Street Food From Gaza, Hawaiian fusion cuisine from The Big Big Aloha, Filipino-style BBQ from KAYLE Pinoy Style BBQ, and more.

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said Harmony Week is an important national celebration of Australia’s cultural diversity that recognises our shared values of equality and freedom.

“Culture Fusion is a fun free event that celebrates Harmony Week by bringing people together from all different backgrounds. Our aim for this event is to foster a sense of inclusiveness, respect and belonging that we hope will extend far beyond just the one day,” Cr Carney said.  

“Our Penrith community comes from more than 110 countries, speaks more than 80 languages and practices many different faiths and cultural traditions built on over 60,000 years of First Nations Aboriginal Cultural Heritage. We are proud to celebrate this diversity as it enriches our community and strengthens Penrith as a more resilient and welcoming City.”

“I encourage everyone to attend the event to share in exciting experiences and traditions at a fun-filled night for the whole family to enjoy,” Cr Carney said.  

Funding for this project has been provided by the NSW Government through Multicultural NSW in partnership with St Marys Town Centre and Penrith City Council.

Culture Fusion will take place at Lang Park located at 9 Carinya Avenue, St Marys.

Harmony Week will be celebrated nationally from 18-24 March 2024.

To find out more visit: penrith.city/culturefusion

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Monday, 11 March 2024.