Colours Of The World Multicultural Festival 2005
Program of Event
For further info contact; 66 857258
19 Nov 2005
6pm at Suffolk Park Hall
A gathering of all people interested in sharing their ideas or being involved in the multicultural festival. Bring your ideas, musical instruments and a plate to share.
11 Dec 2005
12 noon at Brunswick Heads Park
Multicultural Picnic Day
Live music, childrens games, treasure hunt, soccer etc. Bring your picnic and musical instruments to add to the atmosphere.
Info Phone; 66 857789
28 Jan 2006
12 noon – 11pm 28 Jan 2006
Colours Of The World Festival Day
(tickets cost $30, Concession $25)
Byron Bay Community Centre will become the centre of a colourful, exciting and delightful celebration of cultural diversity of Byron Shire. The day will start with a martial arts expo including Capoiera, Aikido and Iaido, Japanese music and dance, African drumming, Irish dancing, Aboriginal films, speakers, belly dancing, Dances of Peace, food festival.
Martial Arts Expo so far includes;
1pm -Multicultural Concert
Some of the performers who are interested in being involved include;
Faces Of Byron
“Faces of Byron” photographic exhibition will highlight locals
+ their thoughts on multiculturalism “BYRON BAY is not very multicultural”
some one said. (They must have been walking around town with their eyes closed).
One Love One Heart
A fascinating look at our local community – a video project which explores the multicultural nature of the Byron Shire Community – including interviews with local artists and cultural groups such as Cheze, Yolanda, Bunny, Blackfella’s Dreaming Gallery among others.
ACE Aboriginal Driver Education Project. A self funded initiative which assists
Aboriginal people in the region to obtain their driver’s licence. As 50
hours driving time is now required, for some Aboriginal people this can create
major difficulties, especially if there aren’t any licenced drivers in
their family to help – which is often the case. The Driver Education Project
also trains Aboriginal people to become J.P’s and the project empowers
Aboriginal people of all ages. Proceeds from “Colours of the World”
will go straight to getting much needed dual controls for the Instructors car,
and also in creating publicity for the project to be expanded to other rural
areas of Australia.