Conversations in English group members with their 2017 Melon Float for the Chinchilla Melon Festival.
Conversations in English group members with their 2017 Melon Float for the Chinchilla Melon Festival. Contributed

Time to celebrate cultures

THE Conversations in English group is gearing up for the multicultural celebration of the year at the Chinchilla library.

The event, to be held on May 30, will feature delicious food from around the world, traditional dress, and plenty of fun.

CinE's Zita Stark said the celebration is an opportunity to celebrate Chinchilla's multiculturalism and thank the wider community.

"It's the people who make culture live, who make culture happen, and... we would like to use this occasion to basically celebrate culture and the community and say thanks and express how much it means for us.”

"(We would like to, a little bit, share about culture, what it means to have different cultures, different backgrounds, and make people aware of it,”Ms Stark said.

"So for example I plan to have the multicultural calendars which are like wall calendars, anybody can look into them and get inundated with how many big days there are around in different countries, say for example we have here Anzac Day, Labour Day, and then there are other cultures which have other big days, lets say for example my country in Hungary has the 20th of August, which is the birthday of Hungary when we got to be a kingdom in the year 1000, and that is in that calendar too.

"I plan also to have a bit of a slideshow with many photos we have been piling up over the years, so it's just to give a pleasant time... so that people can mingle and share it with us.”

The entire community is welcome to attend, but Ms Stark did ask to RSVP if possible so the CinE Group can make sure there's plenty of food to share.

You can RSVP by dropping into the library or emailing stark.zita.1@gmail.com.


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