With MC Anna GoGo to get you go-go-ing, and DJ PAZ filling the sea breeze with carnival beats at this FREE festival
MAV is excited to announce the 6th Piers Festival this April, featuring a vibrant mix of artists and cultures; iconic sounds, new collaborations, music, dance and activities for all ages.
Enjoy the festive interactive atmosphere of the Landing, with displays, performances and activities curated by various active cultural groups from Victoria: Latin Stories Australia; the Ukrainian Association of Geelong; the African Australian Small Business Association; the Shepparton Sikhs Association; Moreland Turkish Association; and Fronditha Care… enjoy traditional beverage samples, Pysanka Easter egg decorating, turban tying, art and craft, musical performances including Ismail Metin from the Yunus Emre Centre, martial arts displays. Have conversations, discover and rediscover artists, communities and cultures that contribute to our wonderful multicultural Australia.
Also featuring migration stories in What Happened At The Pier; The Pilgrim puppet show by Astrid Mendes; storytelling with Howard Goldenberg; weaving workshop with Vicki Kinai; poetry workshop with Myron Lysenko; historical tours with Janet Bolitho; and the International Teahouse to sample tea and coffee from across the world in the friendly, relaxed Gatehouse upstairs.
Plus poetry readings; face painting; song, dance and craft workshops; hoop performances and workshop; the fabulous Red Mo the Pirate; Port Phillip Eco Centre info and activities; art and craft stalls; the Melbourne Poets Union; film screenings of Reading The Wind and Australia’s Maltese Falcon.
Food from around the globe – Simply Indonesian, Spanish Gourmet, Mutter Krause sausages, GrumbleTumms indigenous, Filipino Street Food, Matrix gelato & icecream, Traditional Turkish Gozleme, Vietnamese rolls, Babou Juice Bar, Miss Molly’s Coffee.
Multicultural Arts Victoria acknowledges the generous support of the Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) and recognises the significant social, economic and cultural contribution made to Victoria by the many immigrants who arrived through the Port of Melbourne.