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Cultural Diversity Week 2019 - Melbourne

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The Victorian Multicultural Commission plays host to Cultural Diversity Week, a Festival that resonates Unity in Diversity, celebrating cultures from around the world as one under a single platform. Running from 16 to 24 March 2019, be proud to belong; it's your story, your generation. In its 17th year it also coincides with United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Harmony Day held every year on 21 March. It's a day of reflection and celebrations on what gives us all a sense of belonging in our multicultural community.


The much anticipated and SOLD OUT Premier's Gala Dinner officially launches Cultural Diversity Week. It's a fun event showcasing the artistic talents of Victoria's multicultural communities through traditional and contemporary music and dance. Hosted by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, it's a formal dinner with live entertainment, that sees approximately 1400 people attending at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Though tickets are exhausted, you can join a wait list.

Saturday 23 March from 10am to 6pm showcases our state's rich and vibrant cultural traditions through a FREE one day program at Federation Square, corner Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne CBD, featuring music, performance, food and art for all ages.

Culture Waves will take you into the night on the same day, also at Fed Sq; with a special music event for young people, featuring some of Victoria's most acclaimed young artists. Also FREE, it's an evening of incredible music that celebrates how cultural diversity is influencing Victoria's local music scene. Performances by rap and spoken word artist Sampa the Great, powerhouse"pop" and "goth disco" vocalist Kira Puru and up-and-coming Mildura-based rapper Philly, alongside lyrical genius Simba Mak as MC will be entertaining you.


Young Victorian primary school filmmakers have been called upon to tell us what a Victorian looks like in a short film that goes into the running for great prizes. Winning films will be announced and screened at a presentation ceremony during the Festival and Awards will be presented at Fed Sq also on 23 March.

VMC FILM FESTIVAL - The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) calls on Victorias young and old to show us what multiculturalism means to their generation through the lens of everyday stories. Shortlisted films will be screened at the VMC Film Festival at the newly renovated Capitol Theatre, 113 Swanston St, Melbourne on 23 May 2019 where winners will be presented with some great prizes.

If you'd like to ENTER the VMC Film Fest, head to the website for more information and terms and conditions. There'll be two categories; under 25s and over 25s and it can be documentary style or a fictional narrative. Entries are now open and closes on Sunday 14 April 2019 at 11.59pm

Spread the word, or host an event. There's no more powerful way to get to know someone than by sharing personal stories or experiences. Cultural Diversity Week invites all Victorians to host an event to create a conversation about belonging and to engage attendees via the events calendar. Don't be confused by 2018 events listed when creating your own.

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Why? Cultural Diversity Week Festival 2019
When: 16-24 March 2019
Where: Federation Square & Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne CBD, VIC
Cost: Free and Ticketed Events
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