This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Africultures - the biggest community run African Festival in Australia - a huge achievement for what started out as a small community festival back in 2009.
The festival has continued to grow each year, with 2017 attracting almost 20,000 people from all over Sydney, as well as from the Blue Mountains and Central Coast.
It's big and vibrant - promoting community by offering a great festival day of people, music, art, crafts, fashion and food.
Food is an even bigger focus this year with the Nile Food Court showcasing the diversity of African food dishes from over 15 different countries - from Morocco to Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Sudan, to Ghana and Sierra Leoneand 10 more countries north and south and in between! It is so rare to have the opportunity to try these foods as many of the 'chefs' do not run commercial restaurants, although they often cook for weddings and large events (see extra press material on 'Food at Africultures' in the Dropbox Media Folder).
There will be two stages with music and performances throughout the day. There is also a fashion parade (not to miss), an African hair and beauty workshop, the annual Africultures Soccer Tournament and a Kidzone with activities. The festival is in Wyatt Park, Lidcombe, Western Sydney. It is a FREE event - though this year a gold coin donation is invited. Africultures is run by a core team of 15 volunteers.
The Director, Fatma Mohamed, has been one of those core team members since the first Africultures event back in 2009. She is available for interview and/or comment.
I look forward to assisting you with interviews and/or any further information you request.
We do hope to see you this year at Africultures Festival 10 year Anniversary Party - if you have never been before, you are missing something wonderful.
FESTIVAL DATE & TIME: Saturday 10 March 2017. 11am - 6pm
ADDRESS: Wyatt Park, Church Street, Lidcombe, Sydney
GOOGLE MAP WYATT PARK: www.google.com.au/maps/
COST: Free entry. Gold coin donation welcomed.
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PUBLIC TRANSPORT is encouraged (parking available but can be limited) Wyatt Park in Lidcombe is easily accessible by Train and Bus from all areas of Sydney. Check online for best route.
Lidcombe Train Station – nearest station. 5min walk from Wyatt Park.
ACCESSIBILITY Wheelchair access, flat park land.