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PIERS FESTIVAL 2017

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Sunday 9 April 2017

Venue update: Multicultural Arts Victoria has been advised that due to high winds and thunderstorms predicted for this Sunday 9 April, we have changed the venue of the Piers Festival 2017 to indoors at the South Melbourne Town Hall, 208-220 Bank Street South Melbourne, 11am–5pm.

Apologies for the inconvenience, but at least we will all be dry and warm listening to great music and experiencing different cultures, celebrating our migrant history.
We hope to see you all there!

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.

Featuring live music performances by Joe Camilleri & the Black Sorrows; the Core-tet; Oi Dipnoi; the haBiBis; Mojo Juju & the Samoan Choir. With MC Anna GoGo to get you go-go-ing, and DJ Congo Tardis filling the sea breeze with carnival beats.

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, 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 the Social Studio Fashion show; What Happened At The Pier forum; The Pilgrim puppet show; storytelling; weaving workshop; poetry workshop; historical tours; poetry readings; face painting; song, dance and craft workshops; hoop performances and workshop; film screenings of Reading The Wind and Joe Camilleri: the Maltese Falcon. AND Food from around the globe!

Proudly supported by PBS 106.7 FM

WHAT: Piers Festival 2017
WHEN: Sunday 9th April 11am-5pm
WHERE: Change of Venue - Now at: South Melbourne Town Hall, 208-220 Bank Street South Melbourne
WHO: Joe Camilleri & the Black Sorrows; the Core-tet; Oi Dipnoi; the haBiBis; Mojo Juju & the Samoan Choir
MORE: https://multiculturalarts.com.au/event/piers-festival-2017/

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