Excitement builds for Reconciliation Festival
National Reconciliation Week 2018 will be celebrated in Broome tomorrow night with a free family and community festival featuring live music and performances, art and more at Male Oval from 4pm to 10.30pm.
The Broome Reconciliation Festival 2018 is presented by the Shire of Broome and Yawuru, with funding support from Healthway. National Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May to 3 June and aims to help Australians learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help Australia grow as a nation. The theme for the Broome Reconciliation Festival 2018 is: “A community celebrating together is a community
growing together,” and will feature performances by John Bennett, Stephen Pigram, Yatangal featuring Mervyn Mulardy, StiX and TriX, Seaside Drifters, Lyrical Instinct, Wasamba, St Mary’s College Dancers and Studio 34 as well Kimberley Girls, market stalls, food vans and more. Broome Shire President, Harold Tracey, says the Reconciliation Festival will be an important occasion and he encourages community members of all ages to attend. “Our aim is to put on a fun festival, while at the same time bringing the community together to celebrate our town’s unique cultural heritage,” Cr Tracey says.
Stephen Pigram is one of the headline performers for Friday’s Broome Reconciliation Festival.