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Marrickville Festival: New Beginnings

20 June 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

New Begin

New Beginnings Refugee Arts & Culture Festival

A celebration of hope, unity and new beginnings on World Refugee Day

This is a FREE event!

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New Beginnings: Refugee Arts & Culture Festival 2015 is a one-day celebration showcasing the cultural expressions and heritage of people from refugee backgrounds and who are seeking asylum. Come and enjoy performances, arts and crafts, workshops, short film screenings and authentic international foods.

Through a vibrant program, New Beginnings encourages people from all communities to come together for a shared cultural experience. Activities that highlight specific cultural practices, such as traditional music and dance performances, interactive Kolam art and delicious food tasting, are some of the programming elements that will make the Festival an enriching and enlightening experience for artists and audience members of all ages.

New Beginnings is presented and produced by Settlement Services International (SSI) as part of its Arts & Culture Program.

New Beginnings is part of the Open Marrickville Festival. It is proudly supported by Marrickville Council, Multicultural NSW and Addison Road Community Centre.

Open Marrickville: 10 days 57 cultures, celebrates culture and diversity in Marrickville from 19-28 June 2015, for the full program visit:www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au/openmarrickville

Contact details:
General Festival Enquiries:

Carolina Triana, Arts & Culture Coordinator, Settlement Services International

P: 02 8799 6700 M: 0435 865 084 E:


Rekha Sanghi: or 0422 304 578

Alice Ellis: or 0401 473 406


20 June 2015
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Settlement Services International
02 8799 6700


Addison Road Community Centre
142 Addison Road Centre
Marrickville ,
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