Taste of the world – more than great food

MOONAH Taste of the World is gearing up to offer a great day out for visitors from right across Tasmania with a full day of dance, music, song, delicious food, free workshops and activities for all ages.

This year, the emphasis is on participation and experiences, with organisers inviting patrons to enjoy the free workshops with performers, singers and choirs.

Music program co-curator Mwase Makalani said the festival was an opportunity for everyone to celebrate.

“This country has so much to offer in terms of diversity,” he said.

“This event helps bring us all together to realise we are not isolated.

“It makes the whole community stronger and promotes the worth of diversity.

“A festival like this provides us with different kinds of food that reminds us of our childhood, or the countries that we have visited.

“It’s a celebration for everyone.”

This year’s event is set to delight patrons with the Nyrstar Street Eats offering an array of cultural food including Columbian, Bhutanese, Hazara, Japanese, Italian, Indonesian, Sri Lankan, Ethiopian and, for the first time, Aboriginal-inspired dishes.

Free workshops will offer the opportunity to engage with and experience the various cultures while others can sit back and enjoy performances on two stages.

There will be plenty of activities for all ages, including face painting, Henna tattooing, craft stalls, grape crushing, storytelling activities and interactive choir performances.

Benjafield Park will be alive with avenues of food vans and stalls, two stages, activities, workshops and plenty of space to sit and relax.

Patrons are encouraged to bring their own chairs or a blanket, catch the shuttle bus from the carpark behind Main Road Moonah, off Hopkins Street, and prepare for a feast of flavours.

This one-day festival will be held at Benjafield Park, Moonah from 11am to 4pm on Sunday 24 March.

Organisers are calling for volunteers to assist with a range of jobs on the day.

Details about the free workshops, volunteering and the program are available on the Moonah Taste of the World website at www.moonahtasteoftheworld.com.au or via the Facebook page.

You can register by emailing Matthew.Fargher@gcc.tas.gov.au.

Caption: From left, Music program co-curator Mwase Makalani, Cultural officer from Moonah Arts Centre Matthew Fargher and Alexandra Farrow from the Ukranian Community Choir.

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