For more than 20 years, the festival has drawn performers and participants from across the ACT and the globe. They came together in 2019 to bring to life a cross-cultural experience like no other in Australia.
The annual National Multicultural Festival in 2019 held in Civic was once more the hub for cultural entertainment. Throughout the day, and into the late hours of the night, it hosted a variety of engaging music, concerts, and dance and much more all showcasing a variety of cultural themes.
A jam-packed program across six stages over the weekend was featured for your enjoyment.
A visit to the Children’s Sanctuary at Civic Library (Saturday) and Canberra Museum and Art Gallery (CMAG) (Saturday and Sunday) was a place for children and their families to play, create and take part in a range of cultural activities. Across the two days there was art making, craft, music and dance, as well as bilingual story times and language activities.
Renowned Indigenous chef Mark Olive talked to budding young chefs about how to use bush foods at Civic Library on Saturday afternoon from 3:10pm to 3:30pm. Facilities for children and their families included a welcoming space for breast-feeding.
A partnership between CMAG, ACT Government Child and Family Centres, Libraries ACT, ACT Community Language Schools Association, ACT Bilingual Education Alliance and more.