The world, on a plate
CELEBRATING the diversity of the people who call our city home, the sixth annual Gold Coast Multicultural Festival returns this weekend to arouse and inspire with colourful costumes, music and dance. The family-friendly event launches on Saturday with a range of free activities at venues across the Coast continuing until September 8. A preview event in Broadbeach Mall on Saturday at 10am will herald the official opening of the festival. International film screenings will take place at the Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast Ashmore on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6.30pm. The festival’s main event, at Evandale Parklands on September 8, will feature more than 60 international stalls and attractions including ethnic foods, arts and crafts and entertainment by 75 talented performers from more than 25 different nations. The Voice Australia finalist Caterina Torres (pictured) will headline the event, plus performances by the Kizuna Japanese Drum Group, Latin, Bollywood and Hawaiian Hula dancing, Chinese lion dancing and more.
The Gold Coast Multicultural Festival runs from Saturday until September 8. Visit goldcoastculturalfestival.org