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Cultural Diversity Week

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Did you know more than 27 per cent of residents living in Moonee Valley were born overseas?

Every culture adds something special to Moonee Valley, making it a vibrant and diverse city to live, work and play in. Come together to celebrate Moonee Valley’s cultural, religious and linguistic diversity during Cultural Diversity Week from 18 to 26 March.

We will host a calendar of free events at our libraries and community centres, plus the annual Mediterranean Fiesta.

Program of free events

Rice paper rolls made easy

Thursday, 16 March, 2pm-4pm

Sam Merrifield Library

Learn how to make healthy and delicious rice paper rolls, full of fresh herbs, vermicelli and vegetables. Tastings will be available. Bookings necessary, call 8325 1950.

Welcome Dinner with the Welcome Dinner Project

Sunday, 19 March, 6pm–8.30pm

Flemington Community Centre

Welcome Dinners connect newly arrived people with established Australians over a shared meal in a family home or community space. Everyone is invited to come along, just bring along a plate of your favourite food to share.

Register

Uniting Cultures

Thursday, 23 March, 6.30–8pm

Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre

A celebration of poetry, Anzac Turkish biscuits and song to celebrate Cultural Diversity Week incorporating WW1 and the bringing together of cultures.

Our Stories Short Film Festival

Friday, 24 March, 6.30pm onwards (films starts at sundown)

Behind Flemington Community Centre, 25 Mt Alexander Road, Flemington

This free outdoor cinema event will present a series of films celebrating the diverse lives and backgrounds of our communities. The screening will include works from local community members exploring their unique experiences. The event will also include live music, food stalls and sports activities.

Submit your film!

Mediterranean Fiesta

Sunday, 26 March, 12 noon–4pm

Centreway, Keilor East

This much loved event pays homage to Moonee Valley’s long and continuing history of migration from Mediterranean countries. Visit the event page.

Film screenings at Flemington Library

Flemington Library will be screening films in Arabic, Vietnamese and Chinese during Cultural Diversity Week. For screening times, please contact the library on 8325 1975.

Bi-lingual story times

Bring your child along to experience stories and songs in new or familiar languages. Free, no bookings required. All sessions commence at 10.30am for 45 minutes.

Branch When Language 
Ascot Vale Thursday, 23 March Vietnamese
Avondale Heights Wednesday, 22 March Italian
Flemington Friday, 24 March Spanish
Niddrie Tuesday, 21 March French
Sam Merrifield Monday, 20 March Chinese

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Last updated: Monday, 27 March 2017, 3:25 AM

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