Cel­e­brate all of Lock­yer’s cul­tures

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

PLANS for this year’s Lock­yer Mul­ti­cul­tural Fes­ti­val are com­ing to­gether “won­der­fully”, ac­cord­ing to or­gan­iser Idell Wadley.

Com­mu­nity members are en­cour­aged to im­merse them­selves in a unique blend of food, danc­ing and en­ter­tain­ment from around the world at this week­end’s fes­ti­val.

Due to ren­o­va­tions at the fes­ti­val’s usual home of Gat­ton Shire Hall, the Sun­day event has been moved to Lai­d­ley for a one-off change.

“We were blessed to have Lai­d­ley State School come on board and al­low us to use their au­di­to­rium for this fes­ti­val,” Ms Wadley said.

Lock­yer Val­ley Re­gional Coun­cil mul­ti­cul­tural port­fo­lio coun­cil­lor Michael Ha­gan en­cour­aged res­i­dents to head along.

“The fes­ti­val prides it­self on pro­mot­ing unity and har­mony within the re­gion as well as show­cas­ing a fab­u­lous ar­ray of cul­tur­ally di­verse ac­tiv­i­ties,” Cr Ha­gan said.

“It is a won­der­ful opportunit­y to par­tic­i­pate in cul­tur­ally di­verse ac­tiv­i­ties, try a range of food op­tions from across the world and en­joy unique en­ter­tain­ment.”

Kick­ing off at 10am on Sun­day, at­trac­tions in­clude live en­ter­tain­ment, such as Abo­rig­i­nal, Kur­dish and African dance, hula hoop­ing and Is­lan­der per­for­mances, ac­tiv­i­ties and work­shops for ev­ery­one, au­then­tic food from around the world, in­for­ma­tion and mar­ket stalls.

For more in­for­ma­tion phone Idell Wadley on 0448 326 246.

PHOTO: DO­MINIC EL­SOME

IM­MERSE IN DIVER­SITY: The Lock­yer Mul­ti­cul­tural Fes­ti­val is on again this Sun­day in Lai­d­ley.

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