Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Let the festivities begin...

Two festivals on this weekend - the Manningham Multicultural Festival on Saturday at Ruffey Lake Park in George Street Doncaster and the Malahang Community Festival on Sunday at Malahang Reserve in Southern Road Heidelberg West.  One thing I noticed when moving from Brunswick to this part of the world was how 'white bread' it was...
I do think this is slowly changing as people from different cultural backgrounds move into the area to mix things up a little and one of the things I love about Melbourne is how culturally diverse it is largely without the racism and violence that has been experienced in other parts of the world (Indian taxi drivers and students not withstanding).  Heidelberg West is one of the most diverse areas in Banyule with many people from African descent now living there.
If the weather is good this weekend, then both would be good events to visit with the family - I daresay there'll also be some pretty good food on offer as well as lots of activities for the kids.

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