In harmony with culture
THE cultural diversity of the Byron Shire will be celebrated with a feast of dance, music, food and fun at the Byron Bay Community Centre on Saturday.
The annual Harmony Day celebration starts at 11am in the centre foyer and courtyard with a smorgasbord of tasty foods from around the globe.
From 2pm the festivities will move into the Community Centre theatre for the Harmony Day concert, which will feature a traditional welcome to country, the El Bari flamenco troupe, Hawaiian and belly dance performances, African music, Balinese gamelan and flute and a Chilean graffiti art demonstration.
This year there is also a special focus on kids' entertainment and free activities with interactive storytelling, banner making and face painting. Co-ordinator Yvonne Jessup said Harmony Day was Byron's only multicultural festival and a great opportunity to celebrate, appreciate and gain a greater understanding of the many and varied cultures within our shire.
Tickets for the concert (from 2-6pm) are adults $10 and children $5, children under 12 are free.