Hundreds flock to cultural festival

Tina, Tu and Pepe celebrate Casey''s vibrant community. 191473_01

By Brendan Rees

Bunjil Place became enchanted by a swirl of cultural activities, live performances, food tasting, artist workshops and more as part of the Experience Casey festival.

Hundreds of people gathered at Bunjil Place Plaza for the event on Saturday 16 March which celebrated the diversity and range of cultures in the City of Casey.

The family-friendly event included different cultural activities including market stalls, roving entertainment, face painting, cooking demonstrations, African drumming and dance classes.

Chef Karen Tan-Chatwin was on hand to provide a cooking demonstration by preparing chicken dumplings from scratch while Master Chef Australia 2017 contestant Pia Gava prepared hand rolled cavatelli pasta with olive oil, garlic, zucchini and pangrattato.

Live performances included Vocal Performance School, Backstage Dance Academy, Paw Patrol, Lind-Elle School of Dance and more.

Councillor Rex Flannery said the event was an opportunity for Casey residents to learn more about the cultures that make up the community.

“The one thing about Casey is they do a really good job of bring people together. We’re all there to look after each other and accept everybody’s culture,” he said.

 

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