Harmony Week Community Event 2024
Join us in celebrating City of Salisbury’s rich diversity at this year's intercultural community event during Harmony Week 2024!
The City of Salisbury's Harmony Week main community event being held on Friday 22 March at the Salisbury Community Hub. This exciting event showcases a colourful intercultural parade, culturally diverse performances, Welcome to Country, market stalls and a great range of cultural cuisines to delight the senses.
Highlights include the headline act: Farhan Shah and Sufi Oz, African Soul led by Bortier Okoe, and crowd favourites the Fijian Dancers. Enjoy the full program, including, Cambodian Dance, Bhutanese Dance, and await the traditional Lion Dance as it moves through the crowd.
A range of food and creative goods will be available for purchase at the Market Stalls hosted by the Australian Refugee Association (ARA), supporting local businesses run by people with refugee experience. Expect to find sweet and savoury food from Syria and the Middle East, plus a Gluten Free specialty store, plus clothing, jewellery, key chains, custom artwork and gifts.
You are invited and encouraged to wear traditional cultural outfits to the day, or something orange.
"Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Week. Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect. Australians can choose to wear something orange during Harmony Week to show their support for cultural diversity and an inclusive Australia." (Source: www.harmony.gov.au)
Schedule for Friday 22 March:
9.30am: Pre-entertainment (live Spanish Guitar performance)
10am to 2pm: Intercultural Parade, Welcome to Country, Mayor's Welcome, Guest Speaker, Program of Live Music and Dance Performances
Market Stalls hosted by ARA:
- Guafle: Gluten Free Foods
- My Aleppo Kitchen: Traditional Syrian sweet and savoury food
- Iman Keda: Traditional Middle Eastern sweet and savoury food
- Amany Hijab Fashion: Cultural clothing, scarees, apparel
- Emy Art: Waterproof stickers, key chains, pins
- Seven Eye Designs: custom artworks and gifts
- Sacred 8 Designs: Mandala artworks, gifts and earrings
- Helwa Moda Boutique: Middle Eastern street and formal wear.
Event enquiries: 8406 8368
City of Salisbury Harmony Week Events 2024
The City of Salisbury is also delighted to recognise and celebrate Harmony Week across a number of locations throughout the week.
A great range of Harmony Week themed events and programs held throughout the week (18 to 24 March 2024) celebrate the cultural diversity in City of Salisbury. Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM says Salisbury is a prime example of what Harmony Week is about.
Date: Tuesday 5 March to Wednesday 27 March 2024
Location: The Mawson Centre: 2-8 Main Street, Mawson Lakes SA 5095
His AUSSIE poster series became well known when they began appearing on walls in cities and small towns across Australia from 2016.
The common theme was that each person had migrated to Australia in the early 1900's and was made to apply for exemptions to the dictation test under the White Australia Policy. Cameleers, hawkers and traders were granted exemptions because their work was essential. Peter's work celebrates their contributions and shines a light on the unjust policy of the times.
Ultimately the posters are an opportunity for people on the street to identify with the people in the posters. When we gaze upon the other and feel their gaze returned, we recognise oneself within the other and, for a moment, all boundaries dissolve.
Date: Monday 18 March to Friday 22 March 2024
Time: 12 noon for meal. 8.30am to 11.30 for booking.
Location: Jack Young Centre (2 Orange Ave, Salisbury)
Jack's Café located at Jack Young Centre will be offering a delicious culturally diverse meals for its weekly specials in celebration of Harmony Week.
Specials for Harmony Week will include:
Soup: Avgolemono (Greek Lemon Chicken Soup)
Mains: Brazilian Beef Kebabs OR Malaysian Beef Rendang
Roast: Australian Roast Lamb
Dessert: German Beesting
Daily bookings essential between 8.30am to 11.30am for 12noon meal. Call 8406 8525 to save your spot and pre-order.
Other soup, meal and dessert options are also available in the regular cafe menu. Find out more on the Jack Young Centre page.
Date: Monday 18 March to Sunday 24 March 2024
Families and caregivers are welcome to attend regular early years children’s programs with intercultural themes during Harmony Week.
Visit the Library Events page for regular program times and locations.
During Harmony Week, some of the Council’s community centres are also working in partnership with schools and other organisations to run intercultural events.
Enquiries: 8406 8222
Date: 21 March 2024
Location: Mawson Lakes Library
Come into the library for a Harmony Week storytime. Listen to stories, sing some songs and take home a craft pack about Harmony Week. For children aged 3-5 years.
Date: 22 March 2024
Location: Para Hills Library
Storytime about Harmony Week with take home craft pack. Suitable for ages 2-5 years.
Enquiries: 8406 8530
Bring along your children and come and try Bollywood Dance with Kalalaya School of Indian Performing Arts.
Date: Saturday 23 March
Location: Mawson Centre
Date: Monday 25 March 2024
Location: Salisbury East Neighbourhood Centre
Come and enjoy morning tea, meet the members of the Bhutanese garden group and see and hear about their plans to transform the small garden space.
Enquiries: Salisbury East Neighbourhood Centre Ph:84871840 or Email: email@example.com
For more information
To find out more about Harmony Day and Harmony Week, visit the Harmony Week Website