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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

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