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Celebrate cultural diversity at twilight market

Twilight Market 2020

UPDATE: We have been following the Victorian Government’s advice concerning the preparedness and response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Some events including the Twilight Market have been CANCELLED due to COVID-19.

Join us for our second annual Twilight Market in Flemington as part of Cultural Diversity Week.

Last year’s event attracted more than 500 people, with 20 stalls featuring local businesses, with this year expected to be even bigger and better.

“Cultural Diversity Week brings together people from all walks of life to promote harmony and celebrate the many cultures that make our communities so vibrant,” Moonee Valley Mayor Cr Samantha Byrne said.

“The Flemington Twilight Market will feature some of the great things our diverse community has to offer, including art, craft, food, workshops and activities for the kids.”

Local young people will be selling small handmade items such as jewellery, plants, paintings, bags, while local culturally diverse communities will be sharing their traditional food.

There will also be henna tattooing, face painting, hair braiding, and live music featuring young people from the local community and various cultural performances.

Don’t miss Nhatty Man, who has taken the local scene by storm, perform his Ethiopian reggae.

This year there will also be a tea tent featuring four different teas from four different cultures served traditionally by each of those cultural groups. Given that it’s Cultural Diversity Week, we wanted to have a tent that brings many cultures together under one roof, and tea is something that often brings us together. There will also be history and art decorations on the origin of tea and the various teas that exist in the world.

And for the youngsters, Westside Circus will be engaging children and young people to take part in various circus activities.

The Twilight Market is delivered in partnership with our award-winning Flemington Works program, helping women living at Flemington Housing Estate launch their micro businesses.

“Last year, many of the stallholders were women who showcased delicious and authentic cuisines, taking the audience by surprise with the variety of food many had never tried before,” spokesperson for Access, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Cr Cam Nation said.

“Those women have been mentoring this year’s stallholders to build their confidence and gain experience holding a food stall and support their new micro businesses.”

The Twilight Market will be held on Thursday, 19 March from 4.30pm–8.30pm behind the Flemington Community Centre. For more details contact 8325 1800.