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There will be good food and entertainment at this carnival
Carnival of Cultures is a vibrant community event which is held annually at Ashfield Park. This year, it will be held on Sunday 24th February 2019, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. This park is situated at the corner of Parramatta Road and Orpington Street, Ashfield.

The event will celebrate the many cultures that make up the colourful Inner West community through:

Great cultural performances
Delicious food
Market stalls
Fun activities for all ages

The headline act for the main stage for 2019 is the roots and reggae group, The Strides. Also appearing is DJ Rammy , who is the Sydney Indian Bollywood DJ with accompanying Bollywood dancers and Lolo Lovina.

Some of the acts to feature on the main and cultural stages include:

The Sydney Shaoxing Opera Troupe
Andalus Arabic Choir, who is a unique multicultural group who share a love of Arabic Andalusian music
DJ Rammy - Sydney Indian Bollywood DJ

Vietnamese and English pop music from Dung & Dani, who have a huge following on YouTube
Inspire Bellydance: Dances of the Middle East

Karate and modern Japanese dance from Japan Moves Japan Grooves
Juventud Latina, who perform Latin American culture through dance

Virtuosic Gypsy world music fusion band, Lolo Lovina
Nadhamuni Gayatri Bharat, who is a unique classical singer with a wide repertoire and sings in many Indian languages
Grooving Swahili guitar dance band, Paul Mbenna and the Okapi Guitar Band
Pepa Molina Flamenco Dance Academy Performance Group
Sydney Dance Rhythms performing hip hop, ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and Latin dances

There are free workshops and lots of activities for all ages, including workshops in origami and chai tea making.

The actual program times for 2019 are as follows:

]On the Main stage
10:00 am: Paul Mbenna and Okapi Guitar Band
11:10 am: Dung and Dani
12:20 pm: Official Welcome
12:40 pm: Lolo Lovina
1:50 pm: DJ Rammy
3:00 pm: The Strides

On the Cultural Stage
10:00 am: Japan Moves, Japan Grooves - Dance
10:30 am: Japan Moves, Japan Grooves - Karate
11:00 am: Sydney Sahoxing Opera Troupe
11:40 am: Pepa Molina Flamenco
12:10 pm: Inner West Vietnamese Community Language School
12:30 pm: Inspire Bellydance: Dances of the Middle East
1:00 pm: Sydney Dance Rhythms
1:30 pm: Sydney Self Defence Centre Chinese Self Defence
1:55 pm: Juventud Latina
2:25 pm: Andalus Arabic Choir
3:05 pm: Nadhamuni Gayatri

The activities on for the day will include the following:
Boomalli Art Workshop
Origami Workshop
Garden Games
Roving Taiko Performances

There will be a good selection of food vendors selling food and drinks. This food will reflect the diverse cultures and will include the cuisines of China, India, Turkey, Argentina, Venezuela, Spain, Brazil, Italy, India and Africa – flavours from all over the world.

For those coffee lovers who need their fix regularly - you will also be catered for with a mobile cafe van available selling good coffee.

Getting There
Organisers are asking that you consider taking public transport. There will be a free, accessible shuttle bus which will run regularly from the Ashfield Service Centre to the event. There will also be parking for your bikes available at the event.

The main sponsor for this year's Carnival of Cultures is Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club

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Why? For a cultural event with food and entertainment
When: Sunday 24th February 2019
Where: Ashfield Park, corner Parramatta Road and Orpington Street, Ashfield, 2131
Cost: FREE
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