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Emerge Festival 2013

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by Geoff Edlund (subscribe)
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This will Emerge as the top Melbourne festival
The Whole World in a Festival

Multicultural Arts Victoria celebrates a decade of the Emerge Festival from May 18th to July 31st 2013.

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The Emerge Festival uncovers the talent that refugees have brought to Australia, and provides an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to share their cultural heritage. Emerge Festival also commemorates United Nations World Refugee Day and Refugee Week in Victoria.

The festival includes a range of events that encompass music, dance, arts, craft, food, and ceremonies. The Festival launches with Emerge in the West in Footscray on May 18 and runs for 10 weeks. The Emerge Festival Main Event will be held at the Fitzroy Town Hall on June 16 from 12-5pm and is Free.

Amongst the huge number of events, you can expect Ethiopian jazz, Somali pop, the Heartlands Refugee Art prize, and an artisans marketplace.

This extensive festival provides the ideal opportunity for people of all opportunities to share and collaborate, in a cultural and enjoyable setting.

The festival is sponsored by the City of Yarra, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, City of Melbourne, Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria, VicHealth, Parks Victoria, AMES, City of Greater Dandenong, Maribyrnong City Council, and the Victorian Multicultural Commission.
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Why? A multicultural festival like no other
Phone: (03) 9188 3681
Where: Melbourne and Dandenong
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