South-West Multicultural Festival 2018 Set To Have Bunbury Buzzing

South-West Multicultural Festival 2018 Set To Have Bunbury Buzzing

Western Australia Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Paul Papalia

Festival Showcases Multicultural South-West

Victor P Taffa

  • South West Multicultural Festival one of the State’s largest
  • Festival supported by the McGowan Government

More than 5,000 people will flock to Bunbury this weekend to celebrate the cultural diversity of the South-West at the annual Live Lighter South-West Multicultural Festival.

“People from all corners of the world have made their home in the South-West of Western Australia, and have had a significant impact economically, socially and culturally on the area’s development.” Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Paul Papalia said.

“Their hard work, dedication and commitment have helped build the South-West and Western Australia into what it is today as a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family.”

South West Multicultural Festival has evolved into one of the most popular festivals in the region and one of the biggest multicultural festivals in the State. The McGowan Government has supported the event with grants totalling $42,000.

Event includes cultural demonstrations, arts and crafts, interactive workshops and food. It culminates in the popular Multicultural Night Under the Stars concert, featuring dance and music from around the world.

This year will also see the introduction of the ‘Experience Hub’, offering more intimate, experiential workshops and hands-on activities such as Aboriginal craft, henna tattoos, turban wrapping, drumming workshops, gyoza-making and more.

Festival promotes the celebration of cultural diversity as well as actively developing networks between existing, new and emerging culturally diverse groups in the community.