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Piers Festival 2017

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is excited to announce the 6th Piers Festival on 9 April at Princes Pier, Port Melbourne.

The annual free Piers Festival features a vibrant mix of artists and cultures, iconic sounds, new collaborations, music, dance and activities for all ages with headline acts Joe Camilleri & the Black Sorrows, the Core-tet, Oi Dipnoi, the haBiBis, Mojo Juju & the Samoan Choir.

MC Anna GoGo will get you go-go-ing, and DJ PAZ will fill the sea breeze with carnival beats at this FREE festival for the whole family.

Enjoy the festive interactive atmosphere of the Landing, with displays, performances and activities curated by various active cultural groups from Victoria: Latin Stories Australia & Casa Cultura; the Ukrainian Association of Geelong; the African Australian Small Business Association; the Shepparton Sikhs Association; Moreland Turkish Association; and more.

Enjoy traditional beverage samples, Pysanka Easter egg decorating, turban tying, art and craft and musical performances including Ismail Metin from the Yunus Emre Centre with martial arts displays.

Have conversations, discover and rediscover artists, communities and cultures that contribute to our wonderful multicultural Australia.

Also featuring the Social Studio Fashion show;  What Happened At The Pier forum; 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 and film screenings of Reading The Wind and Australia’s  Maltese Falcon.

Sample 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 and Miss Molly’s Coffee.

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Event starts
Sunday 9 April, 2017
Event Ends
Sunday 9 April, 2017
Venue
Princes Pier
Venue Address
2 Pier St
Location

Victoria, Melbourne

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