Eye-catching performances to capture festival

Greek and Cypriot Social and Welfare Centre
Festival performers: Members of the Greek and Cypriot Social and Welfare Centre.

Music, dance and drama will entertain everyone at the Broadmeadows Street Festival, to take place along Tanderrum Way on Sunday 3 April 2016, from 3pm until 8pm.

Hume City Council has presented grants to 13 local organisations, so that they can share their culture at the festival.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said she was excited that local people would be involved in the festival.

“Hume is home to some fabulous entertainers who have honed their craft all over the world,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“We’re proud to support our community groups through the grants program, and can’t wait to see their displays and performances.

“The festival will showcase everything from Indian dance to electronic music, as well as theatre games and art shows.

“It will be a colourful event, and shall demonstrate the very best of Broadmeadows.

“Our community is one of the most culturally diverse places in Australia, and that’s something to celebrate.”

As part of the festival, more than 30 members of the Kerala Hindu Society will dance in stunning costume.

The Hume Sri Lankan Seniors’ Association shall also take to the stage, to dance and beat drums in a lively presentation.

A number of members of the Greek and Cypriot Social and Welfare Centre will entertain with a play that includes dances to popular Greek songs.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said several groups would display the work they do within the community.

“Australian Community Logistics will be on hand to show the furniture that has been produced by people with disabilities,” she said.

“Banksia Gardens Community Services will demonstrate how people can maintain their bicycles, aided by the organisation’s popular bike hub project.

“The Good People Act Now group, which is a part of Banksia Gardens, shall act out a theatre production that sends a clear message about violence against women.

“And VICSEG New Futures is set to erect artwork that has been created by the group’s asylum seekers playgroup.”

Other local organisations to take part in the Broadmeadows Street Festival include:

• Art Enrichment, which will coordinate theatre games;
• Clan Analogue, expected to offer local artists a chance to enjoy electronic music jam sessions;
• Elusive Arts, which shall display more than 30 fascinating pieces of art;
• Hmong Australian Festival, to present a gallery of photos and crafts, and perform a cultural dance;
• Okyanusya Theatre and Cultural Activities Group, which will use traditional instruments to deliver Turkish songs; and
• Pacmania, expected to showcase Sufi traditions via percussion and guitar instruments.

Cr Patsikatheodorou encouraged everyone to join in the fun at the Broadmeadows Street Festival.

“We hope the entire community will come out and enjoy a wonderful day,” she said.

“Mark the festival in your calendar: Sunday 3 April 2016, from 3pm until 8pm.”

The Broadmeadows Street Festival will conclude with a fireworks spectacular.

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Posted on 12:00 AM, 22 March 2016

Updated : 10:45 AM, 22 March 2016

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