07 May 2014

Emerge in the West Festival

The great continent of Africa is coming to Melbourne.

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Emerge in the West Festival




12 to 5 pm


Nicholson and Irving Streets, Footscray

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Celebrate the talents of various artists from Maribyrnong’s African communities in one massive, feel-good street party with plenty of tasty African delights.

As a commemoration of UNESCO’s World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, Footscray’s local restaurants will host cultural stages for African storytelling, songs and spoken word from Guinea, South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, South Sudan, Ethiopia and more.

In addition, there will be a screening of African short films at the Footscray Library on 20 May 2014.

For more information, go to Emerge in the West Festival.

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Emerge in the West Festival

Emerge in the West is supported by Maribyrnong City Council, Arts Victoria, Australia Council for the Arts, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, and Footscray Library