Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cultural Diversity Week - so much to do!

Gadzooks, its not enough that the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is on, Cultural Diversity Week is also upon us. What a bad time I chose to be virtually penniless (hurry up and pay me, you bastards, how long does it take to process a damn invoice?).

But I shall soldier on and try and get in as much as I can. In any case, this weekend if you are in Melbourne there is some great stuff to get involved with. Check it:


Saturday 21st of March:

Viva Victoria @ Fed Square, 11am - 6pm
Music including bhangra/Bollywood dancers, Japanese drumming, Mauritian sega dancing, 11-piece Cuban band, Maori haka and much more.
Food from Turkey, Japan, Mauritius, Senegal, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Macedonia, Afghanistan, Sicily, Bosnia, and much more.
Arts and Crafts from bloody everywhere.
Demonstrations of African hair-braiding, Indian henna, and other stuff.
More info at http://www.culturaldiversity.vic.gov.au/

Antipodes Festival, 6pm til late
A celebration of all things Greek. On Lonsdale St in the CBD between Swanston and Russell streets.
More at http://www.antipodesfestival.com.au/


Sunday 22nd of March:

Thai Culture and Food Festival @ Fed Square, 10am - 9pm
Food, music, dance, stick fighting, kick boxing and more.
More at http://www.thaifestvic.com/en/

Global Gourmet Fair, 10.30am - 4pm
At the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, 12 Batman St, West Melbourne.
Support a good cause - the ASRC does great work helping those who slip between the government's bureaucratic cracks.

Antipodes Festival, 6pm til late
A celebration of all things Greek. On Lonsdale St in the CBD between Swanston and Russell streets.
More at http://www.antipodesfestival.com.au/


Entry is free for all of these, although if you plan to stuff your face like I do, it will cost substantially more.

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