Join in the multicultural fiesta

DIVERSITY: Wolf Ifritah and Debra Rodrigues prepare for the Riverside Multicultural Fiesta. Picture: Stephen WarkTHE cultural diversity housed within Port Stephens will be celebrated with a colourful fiesta on Saturday.

The Riverside Multicultural Fiesta, now in its second year, will be held in Riverside Park, Raymond Terrace between 9am and 3.30pm on October 17.

“Last year it was so successful we won event of the year [at] Port Stephens Council’s Australia Day awards,” said one of the event’s organisers, Liz Stephens.

“This year we have exciting line-up of multicultural performers which include Cessnock pipe band, the Pumpkin Juice Celtic Fiddlers, Tibetan dance, Balinese fire dancers, Spanish tango and salsa, Chinese Tai Chi display and local Indigenous performers.”

In addition, there will be free interactive workshops in African drumming, circus skills, Indigenous painting, ethnic food stalls and children’s cultural activities.

A junior talent quest for those aged seven to 17 would be held at the rotunda at 2pm. Register by 1pm.

To kickstart the festival, a free foreign film afternoon will be held at Raymond Terrace Library on Thursday, October 15.

From 3pm Mao’s Last Dancer would be screened then German comedy Soul Kitchen from 6pm. Bookings 4980 0111.

Also on Thursday, in MarketPlace Raymond Terrace would be a world map where people were encouraged to place their country of origin and write hello in their language.

For more information phone Liz Stephens on 0422 144 441 or [email protected]老域名备案老域名.

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