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Marion Celebrates Festival 2013

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by Haydn Radford (subscribe)
Haydn Radford -A freelance writer born in Adelaide, who loves living here. I write about movies, theatre, entertainment, literary and art events. I am happy to promote & review your events.
It's a community party at Warriparinga

This year's biennial festival Marion Celebrates is designed to promote cultural diversity and will offer people a unique opportunity to encounter various cultures and meet community groups. The theme is Many Cultures - One Earth and will be conducted at The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, located at Warriparinga, off Sturt Road, near the corner of Sturt and Marion Roads, Bedford Park.

Marion celebrates
The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre.

Tjilbruke Gateway is an entrance to the Kaurna Living Culture Centre and acts as a filtering and learning process whereby it tells a layered story of the Kaurna culture. People can enter the area by walking between the tree trunks and across the "pathways of knowledge." The artwork by Margaret Worth was collaborated with Kaurna artist Sherry Rankine, artist Gavin Malone and Kaurna senior Georgina Williams.

Marion celebrates
Tjilbruke Gateway.

Marion celebrates
Tjilbruke Gateway.

Marion Celebrates promises to be more diverse than at any other time in the 15 years the City of Marion has presented this festival. Besides providing a broad program of performers from Brazil, Germany, India and Africa, there will be performances by choirs, country and rock 'n' roll bands.

Marion celebrates
Art & craft displays

A six-hour stage program at Warriparinga will be alive with:
Kaurna greeting and performance at the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre.
An energetic German folk dancing by the DVK Dance Group, choreographer Elke Supple.
A fusion of Capoeira dance and martial arts from Brazil
The celebrated Burundi drummers.
A combination of modern Bollywood and Western Dance presented in two fantastic routines led by choreographer, Francesca McMillan.

Marion celebrates
Indigenous displays of Kaurna people.

For those who appreciate and enjoy arts and crafts there will be indigenous weaving demonstrations by the Kaurna people.
Indigenous, African and Iraqi arts and crafts will be on display for sale along with Indian clothes and jewellery. The range of community and craft stalls has been increased and will provide people, on the day, the chance to participate in creating a giant artwork - a mandala - using natural materials, .

This free festival will provide more than 50 stalls, activities for children and a give-away of 1500 plants.There will be a wide variety of food and refreshments, including bush tucker pizza and ice-cream for sale.

For the children there will be a variety of free activities:
Camel rides
Bouncy castle
Roving performers
Henna tattoos
Face painters.


Marion celebrates
This area will feature more than 50 stalls & activities for kids.
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Why? Great free family festival which promises program of entertainment from around the world to enjoy in beautiful outdoor environment.
When: 11 am. Sunday, 24 March, 2013
Phone: 8375 6713 - Elizabeth Sykora
Where: The Living Kauranga Culture Centre, Located at Warriparinga, Sturt Road, Bedford Park
Cost: Free entry.
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Great article, Haydn.
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