Celebrate your cultural diversity in Camden

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Multicultural March

Celebrate cultural diversity on your doorstep this year with a range of activities planned in the Camden area for Harmony Week.

Harmony Week is aimed at fostering a society where everyone can make a commitment to the community and economy and is an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate living in a culturally diverse society.

Camden Council has prepared a range of celebrations this year, including:

Movie festival – Council has scheduled a line-up of funny, entertaining and meaningful movies, each with a message that reflects those of Harmony Week.

The first is the preview screening of Rosemary’s Way, which celebrates Australia’s Local Hero 2021, Oran Park resident and Council’s Cohesive Communities Advisory Group Member, Rosemary Kariuki, and the group of vulnerable migrant women of suburban Sydney whose lives she helps transform from isolation to connection.

WHEN Friday 19 March, 6pm
WHERE United Cinemas, corner Queen and Elyard Streets, Narellan
PRICE Free screening, including popcorn and beverage
TO BOOK Free tickets are available from Friday 5 March at unitedcinemas.com.au/narellan

Camden residents can also purchase a subsidised movie ticket to see Crazy Rich Asians, a romantic comedy that follows a Chinese-American professor who travels to meet her boyfriend’s family and is surprised to discover they are amongst the richest in Singapore.

WHEN Saturday 27 March,10am
WHERE United Cinemas, corner Queen and Elyard Streets, Narellan
PRICE $5 for general seating, including popcorn and a drink
TO BOOK Tickets are available from Tuesday 16 March, at unitedcinemas.com.au/narellan

Camden residents can purchase a subsidised movie ticket to see Raya and the Last Dragon, which tells tell the story of a lone warrior who has been tasked to track down the legendary last dragon and restore the fractured community.

WHEN Any session (or until tickets run out) between Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 31 March
WHERE United Cinema Narellan, corner Queen and Elyard Streets, Narellan
PRICE $5 for general seating and includes popcorn and a beverage
TO BOOK Tickets are available for purchase between Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 31 March, at unitedcinemas.com.au/narellan

Lights of Harmony Week – Camden Libraries and historical buildings will be lit in soft orange lighting between 15-21 March, to celebrate our strength in diversity;

Harmony Storytime and cultural book displays – Camden, Narellan and Oran Park Libraries will celebrate by dedicating their regular Storytime sessions to books promoting inclusiveness and respect between 15-19 March;

Multicultural Monday at Alan Baker Art Gallery – Every Monday evening in March, local creatives will share their artistic talents; and

Cultural fashion parade photo competition – Take a photo of you, your family or your community group in your traditional or cultural dress and enter via Council’s website. Entries are open from Wednesday 10 March to Wednesday 31 March for your chance to win one of five $100 Cultural Dinning Gift Vouchers.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said the program allowed the community to celebrate its diversity in many exciting ways.

“Camden is home to over 100 different nationalities with people coming from 85 different countries as well as speaking 64 different languages,” Cr Fedeli said.

“Each and every one of our community members are important to us and that is why this program has been put together, to give residents an opportunity to celebrate all of our backgrounds in the beautiful community that we live in.

“Whether it is getting together to watch a great movie or taking your little one to one of our dedicated Storytime sessions, there is something for everyone to enjoy and I encourage you to get involved.”

Multicultural March is an initiative of the NSW State Government. For more information and a full program, go to www.camden.nsw.gov.au and search ‘Harmony Week’.

 

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