Connect with community at Museum Park with a vibrant celebration of diverse traditions, food, art & cultural expressions.
Experience the colour, sound, taste and diversity of our city as we celebrate the many diaspora that call Newcastle home. Connect with community as we take over Museum Park with a vibrant celebration of diverse traditions, food, art forms, and cultural expressions.
Experience the colour, sound, taste and diversity of our city as we celebrate the many diaspora that call Newcastle home. Connect with community as we take over Museum Park with a vibrant celebration of diverse traditions, food, art forms, and cultural expressions. Join Yumi Stynes as she MC's her way across two stages for food demonstrations, live music and dance performances.
Want to learn something new? Head over to the Maker's tent for dance demonstrations as well as Henna and Chinese Lantern Making.
Don't miss Dancenorth's NOISE at Museum Park as a part of this event at 6:30pm and 8:30pm.
Please note, registration is NOT required. But we encourage you to register for future updates. Here’s a taste of the fantastic line up!
1:00 — 6:00pm Henna
3:00pm — 3:20pm Dance on Newy Class
4:15 — 4:30 Suara Indo Dance Demonstration
4:00pm —7:00pm Chinese Lantern Making
Food Demonstrations - 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 3:50pm, 5:15pm
Tantalise your taste buds with live food demonstrations showcasing a mix of Afghan, Sudanese, and Tibetan cuisine.
Dance On Newy - 1:30pm
Enjoy a performance by your local Latin Dance community, Dance On Newy. With a mix of Latin and Afro Cuban rhythms, this wonderful blend of Salsa styles is bound to get your body moving.
Paco Lara Flamenco - 2:20pm
Experience the spirit of Spanish Flamenco with Paco Lara. Paco is an acclaimed Flamenco guitarist who embodies the unmistakable and genuine Jerez style of Flamenco guitar playing. Witness this stunning performance of Flamenco with a fusion of music, song and dance with his talented ensemble.
Suara Indonesia - 3:20pm
Suara Indonesia Dance Group presents an energetic mix of dance, body percussion and song unparalleled by any other performance group in Australia. With a blend of traditional and contemporary influences from their Indonesian heritage and Australian upbringing, Suara Indonesia Dance Group brings liveliness, originality and all-engaging performances to the stage every time. Prepare yourself to embark on a spectacular journey with this highly talented group as they share their story with you.
Sambafrog - 4:50pm
SambaFrog is a "samba school" led by international man of music, Jean Stora, that is a combination of dance and percussion with a passion for sharing the energy, excitement and spectacle of Brazil's famous Carnaval. Get the party going with the festive rhythms of this mesmerizing group.
AfroMbollo - 5:30pm
AfroMbollo brings together an eclectic group of talented musicians, headlining Yacou Mbaye, and including Ugandan Hip Hop star, Kween G . With a passion for bringing his Senegalese griot roots to Australia, Yacou's soulful connection to the traditions and stories from his forefathers, enriches this dynamic fusion of soul and groove. Don't miss this uplifting and powerful musical extravaganza.
NOISE – Dancenorth 6:30pm + 8:30pm
NOISE is a gathering, a united force of percussive energy and powerful dance. Dancenorth joins forces with up to 100 local volunteer drummers who thump out a scintillating live score in this dynamic community driven performance.
Frido Cacao Demonstration - 7:00pm
Frido Mexican Cacao is proudly sustainable and directly imported from local farmers from various regions in Mexico. Come along and learn more about this vegan friendly, powerfully nourishing and antioxidant rich drink that is said to revitalize the soul and awaken the heart.
Yakumama - 7:35pm
7pc Latin fusion band playing Peruvian Chicha, 60s Amazonian Psychedelic
Cumbia, afro and rock, a unique cultural experience that can be best
described as "medicine for the soul”. Immerse yourself in their infectious, original compositions and shamanic earthy rhythms.
This is a free community event. Please register your interest to receive future updates. Please note exact schedule timings are subject to change.
WET WEATHER CONTINGENCY
In the unlikely event of extreme weather impacting this event, news will be posted on social media and on this event page. We will also email all those who have registered for updates.
New Annual acknowledges the assistance of the NSW Government through the Multicultural NSW "Stronger Together" grant. Without their support, Global Gathering would not be possible.
Hero Image courtesy of Sambafrog