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Multicultural Month

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1 November 2020 - 30 November 2020
24 Hours


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It’s Multicultural Month at Fed Square! This year, cultures collide and collaborate for a virtual festival bursting with colour, variety and flavour! 

Join in the vibrancy of the Victorian Festival of Diwali, don’t miss NAIDOC week’s flag raising ceremony, enjoy free online Bollywood dance classes, try your hand at a new culinary creation thanks to our Taste of Fed Culture Cookbooks, get your fold on in an origami workshop with Kami paper, join Free to Feed’s Persian and Assyrian cooking classes, and so much more! 

Victorian Festival of Diwali

7 November

This years Victorian Festival of Diwali, is in virtual form! Watch colorful folk, traditional dances and live music performances that will transport you to the rolling hills and valleys of Uttarakhand and to the divine temples of Orissa. 

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8 - 15 November

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia’s first explorers, navigators, engineers, farmers, botanists, scientists, diplomats, astronomers and artists.

Celebrate First Nations people with NAIDOC Week.

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M/FW Bella Pop-up Runway

26 November

Join First Nation’s Recording Artist Mitch Tambo and model and body-positive activist Stefania Ferrario as they support Bella Management in their Unsigned Model Search, focusing this years’ theme on Inclusivity, supported by Melbourne Fashion Week.

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African Music & Cultural Festival

12 December

Dance to a different drum! Transport yourself to Africa in this exclusive live-stream that’s not to be missed.

Celebrate the rich customs and diverse culture of this unique continent. From live music to dance, fashion, food and drumming – it’s a fantastic event for everyone.

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Taste of Fed Culture Cookbook

The food trucks are still in hibernation this year, but you can still get your fill of fabulous, flavoursome food with these tasty recipes thanks to our community festival partners – from Nigerian spiced stewed beans to Italian Tortelli Alla Piacentina. Enjoy! 

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Bollywood Dancing with Jhoom

18 & 25 November, 2 & 9 December

Namaste! Jhoom-Bollywood Dance Company promotes and celebrates Bollywood style and colour through dance. 

Enjoy narrative-led classes and immerse yourself in the vibrancy and masala of Bollywood culture. 

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Origami Workshop with Kami Paper

28 November

Learn the intricate art of origami with Melbourne’s own Kami paper. All you’ll need is some paper and a sense of adventure!

Sign up now and the first 50 people will receive a beautiful origami starter kit.

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Cooking Classes with Free to Feed

19 & 29 November

Join Free to Feed in a cooking class that will leave you wanting more.

Try your hand at authentic Persian and Assyrian dishes and learn about new cultures along the way.

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Cultural Videos

Move over Netflix, its Multicultural Month and we’ve go the videos to prove it!

Enjoy short films from dragon boat racing in China to the influence of African fashion in Australia.

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Multicultural Month Podcast Series

Tune in to our Anything But Square podcast this month as we talk to Diwali CEO Arun Sharma, SBS Radio Punjabi head honcho Manpreet Singh as well as Veronica Pardo from Multicultural Australia.

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