Living In Harmony Festival, 1-31 March 2016
The countdown begins to the City of Sydney's annual Living in Harmony Festival. This is your opportunity to celebrate our city's cultural diversity and multicultural heritage.
The program includes student forums, workshops, tours, exhibitions, cultural celebrations and much more!
For the full program of events, visit livinginharmonyfestival.com.au
Some highlights include:
People Just Like Us
Wednesday 2 March, 6pm–8pm
Barnet Long Room, Customs House, Circular Quay
An evening about the experiences of people seeking asylum in Australia, featuring personal stories and cultural performances.
Comedy vs Racism (stand-up comedy evening)
Tuesday 8 March, 7pm–8pm
Sydney Lower Town Hall, Sydney
A comedy event full of hilarious observations on racism.
justsayhisydney Event Launch
Saturday 12 March, 6pm–8pm
Beats Eats Drinks, 36 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Launch of moving documentary film featuring our local Sydney groups, a sound-score by Sydney Choirs and the public, depicting how social connectedness generates a positive, emotional and physical wellbeing no matter who you are.
Thursday 10 March, 6pm–8pm
Friday 11 March, 11am–3pm
Saturday 12 March, 11am–2pm
Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo Street, Redfern
An evening of discussion, damper and Jewish challah-bread making workshops.
Thailand Grand Festival
Saturday 12 March 11am–8pm
Sunday 13 March 11am–8pm
Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour
In its ninth year, this festival showcases delights from Thailand – food stalls, products, massage, cooking demonstrations and performance troupes.
Friday 18 March, 11am–4pm
King George V Recreation Centre, 3 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
Join us as people from all walks of life come together to play football.
Aspire to Harmony in Green Square
Saturday 19 March, 11am–2pm
Joynton Park, Zetland
Diverse communities from Green Square, Redfern, Waterloo, Zetland, Beaconsfield and Rosebery will come together to share their cultural traditions and aspirations through a variety of engaging and fun experiences and activities, including arts and crafts, performance, music, origami and more. Free.
Sunday 20 March, 11am–5pm
First Fleet Park, The Rocks
Join in and celebrate our multicultural society, living in harmony with our children. There will be lots of fun activities and live performances.
High-rise harmony: Communication strategies to create a sense of community in your apartment building
Thursday 22 March, 6pm–8pm
Level 3, 307 Pitt Street, Sydney
Learn how to improve your communication skills and find useful strategies for living smarter in strata. This workshop will help participants address and overcome common areas of conflict in strata schemes such as noise, parking and parties.
Sydney Town Hall tour
Tuesday 8 March and Wednesday 9 March, midday–1pm
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney
Sydney Town Hall is one of Sydney's most loved buildings and a favourite meeting place in the heat of the city. Join a free guided tour with the Sydney Town Hall curator and see spaces the public don't usually get to see.
Aboriginal Heritage tour
Tuesday 15 March, 2pm–4pm
Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Uncover the Royal Botanic Gardens' rich Aboriginal heritage, experience traditional music, dance, artefacts and taste bush foods.
Auburn Gallipoli Mosque Tour
Tuesday 29 March, 2pm-4pm
Auburn Gallipoli Mosque
Join this unique tour and learn about the Gallipoli Mosque's history, stunning architectural features and traditions.
For more information or bookings visit livinginharmonyfestival.com.au or call 02 9265 9333.