In celebration and recognition of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, The Neighbourhood Centre is promoting the Festival of Friendship.

It is a family-friendly and free entry day with a smoking ceremony, live performances, including dance, music, kids entertainment, market stalls selling bespoke crafts, and food.

*There will be free shuttle buses to and from the event leaving from The Neighbourhood Centre, 96 Russell Street, Bathurst.
Bring the family, bring the picnic blanket, and enjoy the colours, flavours, and sounds of the day.

When: 16/05/2021.
Time: 10am – 2pm.
Where: Abercrombie House
Price: Entry is free!

What’s Happening?

Live Performers:
·INDIGENOUS STORYTELLING & POETRY
·TRADITIONAL TAMIL, INCA, AND SCOTTISH DANCING
·MUSICIANS INCLUDING: LEUTH AJAK, HARRIETT FAHEY, SCOTTISH HIGHLAND BAGPIPES
·ECLECTICA CHOIR

Stall Holders:
·PERSIAN EXHIBITION
·PARTICIPATE IN A DRUMMING CIRCLE AND PERCUSSION IMPRO
·ARTWORKS – INDIGENOUS AND IRAQI
·LOCAL ARTISANS AND CRAFTERS
·SEE FOLK IN TRADITIONAL DRESS

Smoking Ceremony:
WIRADJURI ELDER AUNTY GLORIA’S WELCOME TO COUNTRY & WIRADJURI SMOKING CEREMONY TO OPEN FESTIVAL!

Childen’s Activities:
·FACE PAINTING
·CHINESE LANTERN MAKING
·HENNA PAINTING
·JAPANESE ORIGAMI MAKING

BYO Picnic:
BYO PICNIC BLANKET, FOOD AND DRINK AND SOAK UP THE WINTER SUN, SOUNDS AND COLOUR. BE IN THE CHANCE TO WIN FESTIVAL GIVEAWAYS!

Food Stalls:
·VIETNAMESE
·SRI LANKAN
·INDIAN
·AUSTRALIAN

Free Shuttle Bus:
FREE SHUTTLE BUS TO AND FROM TNC AT 96 RUSSELL STREET AND ABERCROMBIE HOUSE, COMMENCING 9:45AM FROM TNC, CONCLUDING 2.15PM FROM FESTIVAL.

For more information, give us a call on 6332 4866.


Click here to view the Friendship Festival live stream (Video 1).

Click here to view the Friendship Festival live stream (Video 2).

Click here to view the Friendship Festival live stream (Video 3).