World on a plate at cultural festival
A colourful mix of countries is set to bring the Graham Bricknell Memorial Music Shell to life this weekend for the 14th annual Multicultural Festival.
In past years, the Multicultural Night Under the Stars event would attract close to 100 people and since then the popular event has grown significantly, with close to 5000 people expected this year.
Festival chairwoman Shamara Williams said the flag parade would be the highlight of the evening, with people from across the South West coming together to represent their countries.
“Almost 40 different countries and cultures will be represented from the broader South West area in the flag parade and even if it’s just one person from that culture, it’s still a great spectacle to see,” Ms Williams said.
This year the festival has created a new concept for food-lovers to enjoy a taste of everything and Ms Williams said people should be excited.
“What we have designed is a tasting plate option, so they will come down to the Bunbury Multicultural Group stall and pay a flat fee and then they can go to all stalls that are participating and get a little bit of everything,” she said.
“It’s like having the world on your plate.”
People are also encouraged to take full advantage of the Experience Zone, where they can take part in different cultural activities such as turban wrapping, taiko drumming and lots more.
The festival will kick off at 3pm and continue throughout the afternoon, with Bomba Latin Fusion to close the night at 9pm.
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