Our diversity celebrated

Village Vibes musicians, from left, Martin Phillips and Alastair van Schoor [NAMES OK]
Village Vibes musicians, from left, Martin Phillips and Alastair van Schoor [NAMES OK]

The City of Vincent event will be a highlight of a week designed to recognise WA’s diversity.

The popular park is set to be transformed into a colourful outdoor affair for World Celebration, with decorations, fairy lights and lanterns.

Mayor Alannah MacTiernan said Vincent was one of Australia’s most multicultural communities.

’43 per cent of our residents were born overseas and 39 per cent of those were born in non-English speaking countries, so our City is always an enthusiastic participant in WA’s Harmony Week,’ Ms MacTiernan said.

This year, the City has aimed to feature as many countries as possible.

A world band will be followed by the screening of a video jockey display of many different dance and movie clips from around the globe, set to music.

It ends with an 80-minute film that depicts Planet Earth on one day.

Everyone is welcome at the festivities, which run from 6pm to 9pm. Bring a picnic or try the international food stalls on site.

Harmony Week runs from next Friday to Thursday, March 21.