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.
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