Thousands of people packed Victoria Park Lake to celebrate Shepparton’s diverse community at the Emerge at Twilight Festival on Saturday.RIAHN SMITH March 3, 2014 4:16am
Thousands of people flocked to Victoria Park Lake on Saturday night to celebrate Shepparton’s multicultural community.
Food and music from across the world took centre stage as about 3500 festival-goers ate and danced the night away.
There was also plenty of activities for the children, including face painting, tribal jewellery-making and didgeridoo lessons.
Dozens of youngsters lost themselves in a web of threads at Tangle, a live art event by Melbourne-based company Polyglot Theatre, while market stalls selling African art and a photography display showcasing life in Afghanistan were also popular.
Event co-ordinator Fiona Smolenaars hailed the night a great success.
‘‘The festival went really well, it was a great celebration of our diverse community,’’ Ms Smolenaars said.
‘‘We had a stage that was just jam-packed with local talent, we also brought a few acts up from Melbourne.’’
Ms Smolenaars said it was great to see the broader community engaging with the city’s multicultural offerings.
‘‘It was a great crowd, everyone was really relaxed, everyone was really interested in what was going on,’’ she said.
The Emerge at Twilight Festival is a joint project of Greater Shepparton City Council, Multicultural Arts Victoria and Shepparton’s Word and Mouth youth organisation.
The SAM Foundation has received a further philanthropic contribution of $1 million towards the new Shepparton Art Museum.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons scored a 20 point victory over the Myrtleford Saints at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
Two people have been arrested and thousands of dollars in drugs and property found in a major raid in Corop early Monday.
FOUR Rochester residents did more than their bit for women’s cancers mid last month when they trekked 60km around Melbourne to raise funds for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Tongala Football Club lost to Rumbalara in the Murray Netball League on Saturday by 14 points.
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Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
Two recent council-approved planning applications for new depots as part of a new logistics and transport hub in Strathmerton will begin construction soon, with representatives from both companies inspecting the site.
School fundraises for student with leukaemia.
Fonterra suppliers are reeling after the announcement of a big cut in the milk price from $5.60/kg to $5 for the full current year.
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