Salisbury embraces cultural diversity during Harmony Week
The City of Salisbury is delighted to recognise and celebrate Harmony Week from 20 to 26 March 2023, with the City’s major event to be held on Friday 24 March.
Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM said this week-long event is a celebration of cultural diversity and inclusiveness, promoting community harmony and understanding.
The Friday event, to be held from 9.30am to 2pm at the Salisbury Community Hub, will feature a colourful intercultural parade and an address from the Hon Zoe Bettison, Minister for Tourism and Multicultural Affairs.
Attendees at this free event will be treated to a Welcome to Country and a wide range of music and dance performances from Ukraine, Italy, China, Egypt, the Philippines, Spain, Bhutan, India, Cambodia and more.
All are invited to wear traditional cultural clothing or orange, which traditionally signifies social communication and meaningful conversations.
The Australian Refugee Association will also host a ‘mini market’ featuring food and wares from refugees and migrants who have dared to start a business in a new country as part of the ‘Boost’ program.
Schedule for Friday 24 March
|9.30am||Pre-entertainment and markets|
|10.45am||Welcome to Country|
|11.10am||Guest Speaker Hon Zoe Bettison|
|11.20am||Music and dance performances: Cambodian Dance, Egyptian belly dance, Ukrainian Choir, Filipino Dance, Bhutanese solo dancer, Fijian Group, Bollywood, Indian drumming, Lion Dance|
|1.15pm||Lunch: Italian Band and Spanish Music|
Other Harmony Week events
An exhibition of Peter Drew’s iconic ‘AUSSIE’ posters will be on display at the Salisbury Community Hub from Monday 27 February until Sunday 26 March 2023.
The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will play a free community concert at the Burton Community Hub on Thursday 23 March 2023 from 2pm to 3pm.
For more information on our Harmony Week events click here.