- South West Multicultural Festival one of the State's largest
- Festival supported by the McGowan Labor Government
More than 5,000 people will flock to Bunbury this weekend to celebrate the cultural diversity of the South-West at the annual Live Lighter South West Multicultural Festival.
The festival has evolved into one of the most popular festivals in the region and one of the biggest multicultural festivals in the State. The McGowan Labor Government has supported the event with grants totalling $42,000.
The event includes cultural demonstrations, arts and crafts, interactive workshops and food. It culminates in the popular Multicultural Night Under the Stars concert, featuring dance and music from around the world.
This year will also see the introduction of the 'Experience Hub', offering more intimate, experiential workshops and hands-on activities such as Aboriginal craft, henna tattoos, turban wrapping, drumming workshops, gyoza-making and more.
The festival promotes the celebration of cultural diversity as well as actively developing networks between existing, new and emerging culturally diverse groups in the community.
For more information, visit the Office of Multicultural Interests' events calendar at http://www.omi.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia:
"People from all corners of the world have made their home in the South-West of WA, and have had a significant impact - economically, socially and culturally - on the area's development.
"Their hard work, dedication and commitment has helped build the South-West -and Western Australia - into what it is today: a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family."
Minister's office - 6552 5600