Emerge Festival 2012

Drop into The Fitzroy Town Hall this Sunday for a taste of what our multicultural community has to offer!

Melbourne’s rich cultural heritage comes alive with this colourful annual music and arts festival, presenting amazing new refugee and emerging artists who have recently settled in Australia.

Launching with a massive one day cultural celebration at Fitzroy Town Hall on Sunday 17 June, Emerge Festival will captivate Melbourne and Dandenong throughout June and July with a series of amazing performances and unique cultural experiences encompassing music, dance, visual arts, film, exotic foods, ancient crafts and ceremonies happening all over the city.

Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria, Emerge Festival commemorates United Nations World Refugee Day and celebrates Refugee Week in Victoria. Refugees are survivors who have been forced to leave their whole lives behind due to persecution and they have survived because they have had courage, ingenuity and creativity. The only festival of its kind, Emerge unearths the incredible talents these people have brought to Australia and provides an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to share and celebrate rich and undiscovered cultures all the way from Africa to the Far East, from the traditional to the contemporary.

Check out the multicultural arts events page  for more info!