Cultural Diversity Week

Did you know more than 27 per cent of residents living in Moonee Valley were born overseas?

Celebrate the different cultures which make Moonee Valley so special during Cultural Diversity Week, held across Victoria from 17 to 25 March.

We're running an exciting program of free events and activities for the whole community.

Free events

Ikebana: the art of Japanese flower arranging

Tuesday, 20 March, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Ascot Vale Library

Come and watch Emerald create beautiful works of art and learn simple floral design techniques. Free, bookings necessary, call 8325 1990. 

Downstairs @ 3031

Thursday, 22 March, 5.30pm-9pm
Flemington Community Centre (outside)

This outdoor music event will showcase the talent of diverse artists and young people within our community, featuring hip hop, rap and electronic music. The event will also include creative workshops including skateboarding painting, and has been organised by Moonee Valley’s event management youth committee FReeZA, based in Flemington.

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Cultural Marketplace

Saturday, 24 March, 12 noon-4pm
Flemington Community Centre

A pop-up market showcasing emerging micro-businesses developed by migrant women in our community. Also be treated to a special cultural experience with local community groups sharing their tea and coffee rituals in a peaceful setting within the marketplace.

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Mediterranean Fiesta

Sunday, 25 March, 12 noon-4pm
Centreway Plaza, Keilor East

With live music and dancing, cooking demonstrations and delicious food stalls, this annual event is a jam-packed day for the whole family. Find out more about the Mediterranean Fiesta.

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Film screenings

All screenings contain English subtitles.

God Willing (Italian)
Monday, 19 March, 5pm-8pm
Avondale Heights Library

Celebrate with some Italian treats before the film. The son of an arrogant cardiac surgeon who happens to be a staunch atheist, brings his family together for an important announcement - his intention to abandon his medical studies and become a priest! 85 mins, rated PG

Rosalie Blum (French)
Tuesday, 20 March, 6pm

Flemington Library 

Thirty something Vincent Manchot is a hairdresser with an overbearing mother and a womanising cousin who is constantly trying to set him up. His life suddenly changes when he meets the gaze of mysterious grocery store clerk, Rosalie Blum. 95 mins, rated M

Kung Fu Yoga (Mandarin)
Wednesday, 21 March, 2pm

Flemington Library 

Jack (Jackie Chan), a world-renowned archaeology professor, and his team are on a grand quest to locate a lost ancient Indian treasure when they are ambushed by a team of mercenaries. Using his vast knowledge of history and King Fu, Jack leads his team through to Saudi Arabia and India in a quest to beat the mercenaries to the treasure and save an ancient culture. 107 mins, rated PG

Saigon Electric (Vietnamese)
Friday, 23 March, 2pm

Flemington Library

Mai, a ribbon dancer, arrives in Saigon from the countryside. She tried out for the National Dance Academy, but fails the entrance exam. On the streets, she meets Kim and joins her dancing crew who have their own dreams to compete internationally in South Korea. 107 mins, rated PG

Bi-lingual storytimes

Bring your child along and experience stories and songs in new or familiar languages! All storytime sessions are 10.30am to 11.15am.

When Where  Language 
Monday, 19 March  Sam Merrifield Library Chinese - Mandarin
Tuesday, 20 March  Niddrie Library Spanish
Wednesday, 21 March  Avondale Heights Library Vietnamese
Thursday, 22 March  Ascot Vale Library Greek
Friday, 23 March  Flemington Library Italian
Last updated: Saturday, 17 March 2018, 4:05 AM