Fired up for fes­ti­val cel­e­brat­ing WA Day

Southern Telegraph - - News - Emily Sharp

An en­thu­si­as­tic not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion is gear­ing up to host WA Day cel­e­bra­tions in Man­durah on Mon­day.

The Mak­ers are invit­ing mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to a win­ter street party on Tuckey Street from 4-8pm.

The theme for the af­ter­noon’s cel­e­bra­tion will be fire, with live mu­sic, danc­ing, a va­ri­ety of food trucks in­clud­ing Moroc­can, Ital­ian, Filipino and Span­ish — and even kung-fu demon­stra­tions on of­fer.

The Mak­ers chief ex­ec­u­tive Rhys Wil­liams said he was ex­cited to be a part of the WA Day fes­ti­val.

“Fire is some­thing all cul­tures have shared through­out history and I think some of the most spe­cial as­pects of the event will be the huge va­ri­ety of cul­ture on show, es­pe­cially the camp fire sto­ries with our Abo­rig­i­nal el­der Harry Nan­nup,” he said. “I’d love to see a big turnout in sup­port of the dif­fer­ent cul­tures in and around Man­durah.”

Fires will be lit all the way down the street, with peo­ple en­cour­aged to grab some food and get cosy while watch­ing pro­fes­sional fire dancers and lis­ten to live mu­sic.

The all-ages fes­ti­val is the first of its kind for Man­durah.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit Make Place on Face­book.

Pic­ture: The Mak­ers

The Mak­ers chief ex­ec­u­tive Rhys Wil­liams is ex­cited to be a part of the WA Day cel­e­bra­tions next Mon­day.

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