Proud To Belong To Our Many Cultures

18:30' 05-03-2018
The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) is excited to announce Cultural Diversity Week 2018, a program of events from 17-25 March reflecting this years theme, “Proud to belong”.

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    The annual festival celebrates the everyday diversity of Victorians and what gives us a sense of belonging in our multicultural community. This year, the VMC asks us to think about the role we each play in ensuring our communities are inclusive and welcoming, and to share our stories.

    The week begins with the the Premier’s Gala Dinner on Saturday 17 March, which sold out of tickets in record time. However, Melburnians are invited to the many other activities held during the week.

    Multicultural Festival

    Come to Federation Square on Saturday 24 March from 12pm for a free day of food, music, dance, art, design and activities for people of all ages. Enjoy the amazing array of musicians and dancers on the main stage, try the many delicious flavours on offer at Culture Bites, sip coffees and teas in the Global Garden, and explore the Arts Precinct, or check out the range of fun activities for kids.

    Culture Waves Concert

    Also at Fed Square on Saturday 24 March, from 6.30pm straight after the Multicultural Festival, the Culture Waves concert brings some of hottest up and coming young artists in Melbourne’s music scene together for a very special free gig.

    Primary School Short Film Competition

    Primary school children were invited to produce a short film of up to five minutes on the theme, “This is what a Victorian looks like”. Shortlisted films will be screened at a temporary exhibition at the Immigration Museum between 25 March and 1 April.

    VMC Film Festival

    Another film competition invites young Victorians to produce short films showing what multiculturalism means to their generation. The closing date for submissions is 24 April. Shortlisted films will be screened at the VMC Film Festival at ACMI on 24 May.

    Whitehorse Global Fiesta

    On Sunday 18 March, from 12 noon to 4pm, Whitehorse Council celebrates National Harmony Day with its Global Fiesta. Box Hill Gardens, between Nelson Road and Station Street, Box Hill, will be home to a world full of colour, world dance, music, stalls and cuisine, for a perfect family day out. See the Council website for the full program and other details.

    For full details of Cultural Diversity Week, with the program updated as the time approaches, please visit

    Yoon K




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