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Emerge Cultural Hub at Bendigo Easter Festival 2019

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on April 20, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on April 21, 2019 at 10:00am

Free

The 2019 theme for the Emerge Cultural Hub at the 2019 Bendigo Easter Festival is Mother Tongue, to align with the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

Immerse yourself in creative activities that celebrate the diversity of cultures in Bendigo from First Nations to those more recently arrived. Soak up the atmosphere, relax on a mat, learn a language, join a conversation, watch dancers and listen to music from around the world, as well as from the world’s oldest living culture.

ROUND TENT
Meditation, poetry readings, language classes, workshops and intimate acoustic performances.
Check chalk board for activities.

PROGRAM INFORMATION
The program includes activities to join or/and watch.

19 APRIL 2019, 10 AM – 5PM (Friday)
10 AM – 2 PM: Karen Water Festival Decoration Making
Learn how to cut paper and make a colourful decoration.

10 AM – 2PM: Karen Weaving Display and Traditional Karen Weaving
Weaving Circle – BYO weaving, Collaborative Sculpture
Help make a giant basket from found materials and discards.
South Sudanese Hut Building

11 AM – 3 PM: Mother Tongue Calligraphy – Imagine Peace
Decorate with colourful stamps a message of peace that has been written for you in another language.

10 AM – 1 PM: Hazara Embroidery

PERFORMANCES
11 AM: open microphone for vocalists
1 PM – 2 PM: DJ Green
3 PM – 5 PM: Heard Instinct Hip Hop session

ROUND TENT
11 AM: Basic Karen language for everyday conversation
12 PM: Counting in Karen
2 PM – 4 PM: Pavilion Project meeting

20 APRIL 2019, 10 AM – 5PM (Saturday)
11 AM – 3 PM: Mother Tongue Calligraphy – Imagine Peace
Decorate with colourful stamps a message of peace that has been written for you in another language.

10 AM – 3 PM: Sri Lankan Activities

11 AM – 1 PM: Painting Stones with Kamilaroi artist Uncle Ian Clark
Weaving Circle – BYO weaving, Collaborative Sculpture
Help make a giant basket from found materials and discards
South Sudanese Hut Building

10 AM – 1 PM: Hazara Embroidery

3 PM – 5 PM: Karaoke Party, you can sing in any language except English.

PERFORMANCES
1 PM – 3 PM: Phil and Trudy Edgeley

2 PM – 3 PM: World Fashion Parad, local designers contemporary fashion and traditional dress.

ROUND TENT
Check chalkboard or Emerge Cultural Hub Bendigo Facebook for workshops, conversations and storytelling

21 APRIL 2019, 10 AM – 5PM (Sunday)
10 AM – 1 PM: Mexican party games, children’s songs, colouring, wooden toys, the balloon game
Weaving Circle – BYO weaving, Collaborative Sculpture
Help make a giant basket from found materials and discards
South Sudanese Hut Building

10 AM – 1 PM: Hazara Embroidery

PERFORMANCES
12 PM – 1 PM: Jali Buba
3 PM – 4 PM: Cultural Dance Fusion

ROUND TENT
11 AM:  Spanish Story telling
12 PM: Spanish language class

Photo Credit: Shane Carey

Details

Date:
April 19
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
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