Experience The World at Open Inner West 2017

  • Fri Jun 16 - Sun Jun 25 2017
  • All Ages
  • $0.00

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Check out the awesome program of events during Open Inner West 2017!

Council’s Open Inner West 2017 festival showcases the rich cultural diversity of Sydney’s inner west!

Over 10 days in June, everyone can revel in 57 cultures and unearth diverse communities - from Klub Koori to The Greek Sweets Festival, to Mongolian, Peruvian, and Balkan festivities, hip-hop competitions, films, spoken word, live music and food tours. The calendar is choc-full of awesome events, including the following:

FREE Community Kouzina Open Kitchens Bus Tour: intimate insight into the kitchens and culinary diversity of Sydney. Various locations, Friday 16 – Sunday 18 June, 10.30am-2.30pm. Book here

FREE Assembling Life exhibition and weaving workshops: large-scale, collaborative art installation made of wild grasses and flowers. Chrissie Cotter Gallery and Camperdown Commons, Pidcock Street Camperdown. Opening night Wednesday 14 June, 6-8pm. Exhibition Wednesday 14 - Sunday 25 June, 11am – 5pm. Weaving workshops: Saturday 17 June, 1-4pm, Sunday 18 June, 2-4pm (kids 10 to 16 years old), and Wednesday 21 June, 6pm – 8pm. Book here

Stories from Around the World:

 FREE When Camels Could Fly, dramatised storytelling and beautifully designed props and costumes reveal fantastic traditional children’s stories from Macedonia, Afghanistan, Vietnam and Russia. St Peters / Sydenham Library, St Peters Town Hall 39 Unwins Bridge Road Sydenham, Saturday 17 June, 10.30am. Suitable for children of all ages! Book here

FREE Floating on a Sea of Stories: traditional children’s stories from Japan, Leichhardt Library, 23 Norton Street Leichhardt, Tuesday 20 June, 6pm. Suitable for children of all ages!

FREE My Fine Feathered Friends: delightful and whimsical performance is based on stories about birds from a variety of cultural sources – Chinese, African and Australian. Ashfield Library, 260 Liverpool Road Ashfield, Saturday 24 June, 10.30am

FREE Capturing Diversity: photographic showcase providing a space for young people to share their own stories and unique perspectives around the theme of social inclusion and culture. Create or Die Gallery, 10 Mitchell Street Marrickville. Opening night Friday 16 June, 6pm-8pm. Exhibition: Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 June, 10am-5pm

FREE ASYIK Goes to Schools: performance-workshops by Suara Indonesia Dance. Annandale Public School, Ashfield Public School, Camdenville Public School. Friday 16 - Friday 23 June (contact schools for various times and locations)

FREE Musica Lirica: an evening of Italian operatic music. Leichhardt Town Hall, 107 Norton Street Leichhardt. Saturday 17 June, 5.30pm – 7.30pm. Book here

FREE Addison Road Street Food Markets, serving up authentic street food from around the world and supporting refugee stallholders. Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road Marrickville, Saturday 17 June, 3-9pm

FREE Balkan Bonanza III: celebrate everything Balkan – food, music, dancing, performances and hospitality. Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Road Marrickville, Saturday 17 June, 3-11pm

FREE 6th Multi-Cultural 7-a-side knock-out football tournament: spreading the message of fair play and promote harmony among asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. Tempe Recreation Reserve, Holbeach Avenue Tempe, Sunday 11 June and Sunday 18 June, 7am – 7pm

Klub Koori Open Inner West: a deadly line up of contemporary Aboriginal artists. The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Road Marrickville, Sunday 18 June, 4pm - 11pm. Book (18+) tickets here

FREE Mongolia Meets Marrickville: opening night features a special performance by traditional Mongolian throat singer Bukhculuun Ganburged. Enjoy dumplings and refreshments. StirrUp Gallery, 142 Addison Road Marrickville, Tuesday 20 – Sunday 25 June, 11am to 4pm. Opening Tuesday 20 June, 6pm

FREE Ashfield Ballroom Dancing and Chinese Opera: showcasing different regional Chinese cultures through singing. Ashfield Town Hall, 260 Liverpool Road Ashfield, Ballroom Dancing: Tuesday 20 June, 9am-12pm. Chinese Opera Concert: Saturday 24 June, 1.30pm-4pm

FREE Kerasma - The Greek Sweets Festival: sweets, cakes and pastries from all over Greece, displayed by region. Greek Orthodox Parish of St Nicholas, 203-207 Livingstone Road Marrickville, Thursday 22 June, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Pachamama Festival: Latin American and Indigenous artists and storytellers celebrate cultural connections to nature. Gumbramorra Hall, Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road Marrickville, Friday 23 – Saturday 24 June. Opening night - free films and $10 workshops. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. 

Rhythms, Colours, Flavours of Peru: celebrating all things Peruvian. Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Road Marrickville, Sunday 25 June, 12 midday – 5pm. $5 at the door, under 16 years old free. 

FREE Innov8tion: hip-hop/street dance competition that brings together different people of different styles in the Sydney dance community. Ashfield Town Hall, 260 Liverpool Road Ashfield, Sunday 25 June, 1pm-6pm. Free. 

Arraial do BRACCA: a traditional Brazilian rural festival. Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal Street Petersham, Sunday 25 June, 11am-8pm. $7 entry fee, (early bird for non members) free for BRACCA members and kids under 2, $5 kids day pass

FREE Chinese Multicultural Festival: featuring Peking Opera traditional clothes and culture. Alex Trevallion Plaza, Marrickville Road Marrickville, Sunday 25 June, 12pm midday – 4pm

Where:    a variety of locations across the Inner West Council area

When:    Friday 16 June - Sunday 25 June 2017

Cost:      Free and paid event available

For more information, visit the website. 

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