2 Worlds Festival to bring cultures together

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2 Worlds Festival to bring cultures together

The Marrma Rom Two Worlds Foundation are hosting a diverse new fundraising event – The 2 Worlds Festival, which aims to bring our cultures together in a fun, entertaining and interactive festival atmosphere, to the Fyansford Paper Mills this September.

The 2 Worlds Festival will showcase a variety of indigenous and western performers, art, traditional and not-so traditional activities, and indigenous and modern multicultural food offerings. A true celebration of culture and walking in two worlds.

While sharing the rich indigenous culture of language, ceremony and customs, Two Worlds Festival will also celebrate all genres of music. The headline acts include Archie Roach, Jeff Lang, Neil Murray, Shane Howard Trio, Chris Wilson and Yirrmal and the Miliyawutj, with at least another 15 local and national musicians performing across four stages. These include local talent Imogen Brough, Mdrn Love, Immy Owusu, Alice Skye and emerging indigenous talent Philly, with more acts to be announced.

Aiming to be a platform for up and coming performers, headline performers and artists to showcase their talent and passion, the festival is the newest creative outlet whereby everyone can celebrate everything both cultures have to offer, in a highly inclusive and interactive event.

The event will also feature indigenous and modern art with a theme around the ‘2 worlds’concept “Walking in 2 worlds”. In addition there will be a variety of workshops, activities for kids, interactive dance demonstrations and pop-up performances from both cultures.

The importance of a culturally significant location to both indigenous and western culture has meant the ideal location for the event is The Old Paper Mills in Fyansford. With its recent evolution as a future arts and events hub, this location will have long-term significance to
culture in the Geelong region. Similarly the area is also culturally significant to the Wathaurong people, as a ceremonial ground.

With the aim of creating a culturally significant event that raises valuable funds to expand the Marrma Rom Foundation, as well as bridging the gap of understanding between two cultures, by bringing them together and celebrating each other, the 2 Worlds Festival is one festival that should not be missed.

When & Where: Fyansford Paper Mills – September 2 from 1pm – 10pm.

For more info, visit www.2worldsfestival.org.au