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Yalukut Weelam Ngargee Arts and Cultural Festival

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The Yalukut Weelam Ngargee is a free Indigenous Arts and Cultural Festival that is held annually in St Kilda's O'Donnell Gardens and will be on again Saturday 3 February 2018.

"Yalukut Weelam" meaning 'river home' or 'people of the river' is a clan belonging to the Boon Wurrung people. "Ngargee" means a gathering for celebration.

Now in its 13th year, this family-friendly event features a jam-packed line up of emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians, dancers and artists, plus plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Yalukut Weelam Ngargee Arts and Cultural Festival
St Kilda's O'Donnell Gardens

O'Donnell Gardens, a significant Indigenous meeting place, will be turned into a joyous gathering to celebrate Australia's Indigenous cultures.

Market stalls and children's activities will add to a great family friendly day and night out.

Click here for the full stage line-up of performers.

Yalukut Weelam Ngargee Arts and Cultural Festival
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Join in one of the many workshops that will be held between 125pm on the day:

Boomerang Wood-Burning with Mick Harding
Create your own boomerang decorated with wood-burnt symbols drawn from Victorian Aboriginal stories and songlines

Bush Toys with Katja Nedoluha
Join an interactive workshop sharing traditional Aboriginal methods of fibre art.

Indigenous Hip Hop Projects Workshop
Pick up some new moves at a dance workshop with the high energy crew from Indigenous Hip Hop Projects.

Children's Sustainability Hub
Join the City of Port Phillip's Sustainability team and the EcoCentre for some fun, creative activities that will inspire kids to think about sustainability.

Pop into the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development Information stand between 125pm. Learn about VCA's Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development. For 15 years the centre has connected Indigenous visual, design and performing artists with a pathway to their future in the arts.
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Why? The Festival provides a platform for contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers
When: Saturday 3 February 2018
Phone: 03 9209 6502
Where: O'Donnell Gardens St Kilda 3182
Cost: Free
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